Design

A New Breed of Sleek, Modern Recliners to Consider

More than 100 million LA-Z-Boys have been sold since 1928, most of them to football fans who, come Sunday, park themselves in the living room, beer in hand, screaming at the TV. But the enduring staple is getting an image rehab now that designers are turning out slimmer, sleeker models that don't rely on boxy rec-room aesthetics to be comfortable. "The best aspect of today's recliner is that it doesn't look like a recliner," says Michael Manes, president of the New York City–based European furniture importer M2L. "It's evolved into a modern piece of furniture with a lighter form and see more
Design

Hot New Homes: Why Just Drink Wine When You Can Buy a Whole Vineyard?

What's better than bottle service? Bottling your own vintage. But these vineyards aren't just for business—they have homes as stunning as their grounds. (How sweet it is.) You wish you lived here. Location: Modern mansion on a lush vineyard in Languedoc-Roussillon, France Price: $5,826,472 Size: 23 acres Key selling points: It's rare to find a vineyard with living quarters as polished as its stainless-steel winery tanks. This one has both a killer wine setup (a 3,767-square-foot wine cellar and tasting room) and a sleek mansion with multiple luxury suites, a spa, a steam room, two pools, and a heliport. Listing: see more
Design

Hot New Homes: Move-In Ready Private Islands

You know you've made it when the only thing left on your wish list is a private island to call your own. But if you're not looking for a major construction project, too, we suggest these listings, where your biggest task will be to load up the private plane and go. You wish you lived here. Location: Stora Rullingen, off the coast of Sweden Price: $7,428,860 Size: 81.5 acres Key selling points: This listing has some serious Nordic bona fides. The former Viking stronghold's hunting lodge, super-modern main villa, and stables were built with timber from the island's own trees, see more
Design

Meet the Compliment-Giving Mirror

Perhaps if the Evil Queen from Snow White's talking mirror were a little friendlier, the whole story would have turned out differently. see more
Food + Drinks

How to Have the Best Damn Dinner Table in Town

Whether you're throwing a dinner party or sharing a meal for two, these pieces deserve a place at the table. see more
Design

Hot New Homes: The Sexiest Ski Pads In The World

The upside of dropping temps—aside from layering's infinite sartorial possibilities— is undoubtedly the anticipation of tearing through fresh powder. The sexiest spaces to call home base while you're at it? Right this way. You wish you lived here. Location: Modern mountain hideaway in Telluride, Colorado Price: $10,495,000 Size: 9,406 square feet Key selling points: This Telluride mansion may be just steps from the ski slopes, but with perks like a steam shower, elevator, wine cellar, and hot tub, tearing yourself away from the comforts of home will be no easy task. Listing: Sotheby's see more
Design

Hot New Homes: Listings With Serious Fashion Cred

If you're looking for a luxury home that's as well-connected as you are, you're in luck. These listings have been linked to some of the biggest names in fashion—and look the part. You wish you lived here. Location: Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon's penthouse in Manhattan Price: $34,000,000 Size: 7,140 square feet Key selling points: The impeccable, sleek-and-sexy style of the Jimmy Choo brand, in a Fifth Avenue penthouse. And what better excuse to escalate—I mean curate—your collection of dress shoes and kicks than that insane closet? Listing: Corcoran see more
Weird News

Now Trending: When the Bathroom Is the Hottest Place at the Bar

Wander into the W hotel in Mexico City's posh Polanco district and fall down the rabbit hole. Low-slung banquettes hide in laser-cut birdcages that stretch to the ceilings. Textured glass makes straight lines ripple like fun-house mirrors. Mannequin-mask chairs surround an upside-down pyramid inscribed with secret messages that materialize at night. Part of a $100 million dollar redesign of the brand's "Living Room" lobbies, nothing is quite as it seems at this hotel-cum-art house carnival, where New York designers nemaworkshop saved the unexpected surprise for the public bathrooms: a secret tequila bar. see more
Design

Hot New Homes: Ceilings As High As Your Stacks

Super-high ceilings have long been a stamp of grandeur reserved for elegant estate entrance halls, swanky hotel lobbies, and ornate cathedrals. But there's no reason your penthouse shouldn't have wide open spaces, too—and these listings will scratch that itch. You wish you lived here. Location:Loft-like home in Moscow, Russia Price: Upon request Size: 9,688 square feet Key selling points: This mansion in the upscale Moscow-area Nikolina Gora region is fit for a czar, with statement-making 30-foot-high ceilings, a fully tiled indoor pool, steam room, wine cellar, billiards room, cloak room, and living quarters for your personal staff. Listing: Paris Ouest see more
Design

The Most Outrageously Luxurious Home Amenities Currently Available on the Market

Luxury developments are a dime-a-dozen, and amenities like rooftop decks, screening rooms, valet parking, and pet and child care are about as unexpected as a mailbox. Still, the luxe amenities that do stand out are truly worth stopping in your tracks for: Private house helicopter at the Trump Residences Las Vegas (above) We're all thinking it—thank GOD someone is finally offering private helicopter transport to residents. Who needs amenities as pedestrian as valet service, onsite parking, or even the sky garages at 200 Eleventh Avenue in New York City when you have an on-call helicopter? If you live at the see more
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