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DR. PETER BRAY MD, FRCS(C), PLASTIC SURGEON Q1 In 2018, men accounted for more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures, demonstrating a 29% increase since 2000. Although there is an increase in male cosmetic patients, are they more open to procedures, or does a stigma persist? More men now realize that they can engage in cosmetic treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical, and still be masculine.
The stigma associated with male cosmetic enhancement has certainly diminished in recent years, and the reasons for this change are multiple. One is the plain visibility of men, including â€œmachoâ€? celebrities, undergoing these treatments whether on TV, social media or online. Another reason is sheer explosion in access to new treatments that are quick, safe, effective and have minimal downtime. No longer does cosmetic treatment mandate surgery and weeks of recovery as it did years ago.
Q2 In 2020, there seems to be a a plastic surgery trend called “Daddy Do-Over” Have you seen this among your male patients? Given that men now constitute almost half of my patients I have seen an increase in male cosmetic treatments of all types. The “Daddy Do-Over (DDO)”, analogous to the “Mommy Make-Over” is a popular one in my practice. Typically the DDO attends to the male troublespots that develop in middle age (stubborn bulges in the chest, abdomen and love handles) even despite a healthy lifestyle. Many of my patients seeking a DDO are brought in for a consult by their enthusiastic wives after Mommy Make-Over transformations.
Q3 On your male patients, you perform implant procedures, liposuction, and tummy tucks, among many other procedures. Do your male patients request these for cosmetic purposes, or do these procedures provide physical health benefits as well? These procedures do not generally provide any direct health
benefits, but they often indirectly contribute to a healthy lifestyle. After such procedures, men tend to be motivated to maintain their investment by watching their weight and exercising. By improving self esteem, many men find their procedure to be a stimulus to hit the gym. For example, a man who was previously reluctant to visit the gym because of gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) will often feel liberated after a male breast reduction, now comfortable to work out in a public place or engage in sports with his buddies.
Q4 What is BodyTITE RadioFrequency Assisted Liposuction? How does this technology differ from traditional liposuction? Like other types of liposuction, BodyTite allows the removal of excess fat through tiny incisions. The difference is that BodyTite simultaneously applies radiofrequency energy, melting the fat, and therefore allowing easier fat removal. This factor is valuable for men, who tend to have more fibrous, resistant fat than women. In addition the energy gently heats the skin from underneath encouraging better contraction and tightening than conventional liposuction.
Q5 What is the most common procedure you perform on male patients, in preparation for their ideal summer bodies? Advanced, strategic liposuction, as mentioned below, is by far the most common procedure for men. Men wanting to look their best in time for summer must allow for adequate recovery and resolution of swelling so advanced planning is key–they should allow at least 3 months after surgery before the ideal “unveiling” date of their new body in public. Bottom line: don’t come in for a consultation in May looking to be beach-ready in June.
Q6 What is the most common area for men to accumulate fat? What procedure do you perform in this circumstance? The classic male trouble-spots for excess fat include the chest, abdomen, and love handles. These areas are stubborn and can remain prominent even in men who are active, have a healthy lifestyle, and maintain an ideal weight. I call this combination “The Male Tri-fecta” and I often perform reduction of all three simultaneously using
advanced liposuction techniques, such as BodyTite. The submental (double-chin) area is another popular spot to reduce and tighten in this manner. Non-surgical fat reduction technologies, such as CoolSculpt and EmSculpt, among others, are modestly effective and I offer these as well. These options are much less powerful than surgical liposuction but can be a reasonable solution for those men who are not interested in surgery or who cannot accommodate the recovery time.
Q7 Do you perform any procedures that can result in men achieving the much sought after “six pack”? I often accentuate the appearance of “abs” using strategic reduction or “sculpting” of abdominal fat, known as abdominal etching. This procedure is most effective, and looks best, in a candidate who is reasonably fit to begin with. The technique first requires removal of any deep, excess fat, such that the abdomen is now flat. The “etching” part then consists of additional fat removal along the natural muscle borders, thereby creating valleys and shadows in the abdominal contour, and the appearance of a “6-pack” that everyone craves.
Q8 How do pectoral implants differ from breast implants? Pectoral implants are of a different shape and composition compared to breast implants. The ideal male chest is muscular and angular, accentuating the appearance of well-developed pectoral muscles. Pec implants are shaped in this manner, as opposed to breast implants which are fuller, rounder, and intended to enhance the fleshy, round female breast. Pec implants are also much firmer, composed of solid silicone, unlike breast implants which have a soft, silicone rubber shell and are filled with silicone gel or saline.
Q9 Which implant procedure is most commonly performed on men? In my practice, the most common is chin implants. These implants are an effective, safe option for those men who desire a more defined, stronger chin, and improved facial proportions. While this effect can be simulated with injectable fillers, many men elect for the permanent effect of an implant.
Q10 Apart from surgical procedures, you also perform non-surgical procedures, such as botox, fillers, and micro-fat injections. Most commonly on men? How can they be used to enhance a maleâ€™s features? Botox, fillers, and fat injections are all procedures I perform commonly in men. But the non-surgical options of Botox and fillers are certainly the most popular. Botox works by relaxing facial muscles, reducing wrinkles and lines in areas like the forehead and crowâ€™s feet. I generally do not try to eliminate wrinkles in men, but to soften them in a way that looks refreshed, but still natural. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a very safe, effective way to restore volume and soften lines in the mid and lower face, like the laugh lines for example. In addition to correcting effects of aging or weight loss, fillers can be used to enhance facial proportions by augmenting deficient cheekbones, the chin and/or jawline.
Q11 One of the more summerspecific cosmetic trends is an umbilicoplasty, where the appearance of oneâ€™s navel is altered. Is this procedure commonly performed to aid
in one’s confidence for their beach-ready body, or does it also provide physical health benefits? An umbilicoplasty procedure does not have any physical health benefits. While a common procedure in women, who often acquire a distorted navel due to pregnancy or piercings, it is relatively rare in men. In men an umbilicoplasty is most commonly performed to correct a congenital abnormality or effects of abdominal surgery, like a previous hernia repair.
Q12 With an increase in popularity of plastic surgery shows, such as Botched, have you noticed a growth in strange cosmetic procedure requests? Shows of this sort have not resulted in strange requests per se, at least not in my practice. But they have resulted in an increase in requests for legitimate corrective procedures. It seems people now have greater awareness of the possibility for revision after “botched” cosmetic surgery or trauma. Many of these requests, in my practice, are people who underwent their original surgery in other countries.
Q13 With an increase in the popularity of plastic surgery on social media nowadays, have you noticed a growth in male patients? The growth in male patients is multifactorial, with social media being one of the drivers. Most of my new patients still arrive as a result of old-fashioned word-of-mouth referrals but social media allows men to connect and ask questions in a discreet manner. It seems that social media and online resources are important means for men to become aware of the treatments that exist and how powerful they can be, providing incentive to seek a consultation.
Q14 What is the craziest plastic surgery trend you had a male patient request? The trend in alternative body modification, like piercings and implants (horns, rings, etc.), resulted in some unusual requests in the past. The “craziest” came from a young man wondering if I could insert glass beads under the skin of his penis. I politely declined to offer this service.
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The Kruger Shalati Train Lodge is for those who feel like theyâ€™ve seen everything: for those who are looking for a unique, sensational getaway; for those who want to stay in the lap of luxury while trying something new. Kruger Shalati has created a luxurious lounge from a restored train, highlighting its roots in South Africaâ€™s local culture with custom furniture and art in each of its 31 guest rooms (24 carriage rooms, 7 Bridge House rooms).
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The Mountain Refuge is a tiny-house “startup” with an award-winning project: a wooden cabin that can be built where and how you want it. The structure will comprise two wooden modules for a total size of about 24 square meters, but an additional module of 12 square meters can be added for a total size of up to 36 square meters.
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The equipment and interior of the house is up to youâ€“heating systems, water, electricity, and layout can all be negotiated, depending on your needs and desires. The price of each furnished and mounted cabin varies, but interested parties can request a quote and drawings at The Mountain Refuge website. The companyâ€™s longer-term goal is production and distribution as well as the design of new models, and they are currently open for partnerships.
SLINGER BAG $550 USD SLINGERBAG.COM Slinger is a new sports brand focused on delivering innovative, game improvement technologies and equipment for the global tennis market. The Slinger Bag is the most lightweight and portable tennis ball launcher that is also a multi-functional bag with storage to transport 72 balls, racquets, keys, wallet, towel and a water bottle. It can even charge your cell phone, too. You can carry it, roll it, and easily store it in the trunk of your car. It allows you to simply and easily control the launch speed and launch frequency of the balls using two customizable dials. Your perfect practice partner.
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Mobil Architects have found a way to design a structure that merges with the rural landscape, without disturbing its terrain or the view. This hilltop Hotel brings a modern focal point to the remote landscape of southern Chile, but every aspect of the build remains connected to the land.
The bulk of the structure rests on stilts, giving the bedrooms an even better view of the nature surrounding it, while also protecting the landscape from damage. Below the living space, the hotelâ€™s infinity pool almost blends into the landscape, and common areas quite literally merge nature and luxury.
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U-BOAT WERX NEMO SUBMARINE €975000 NEMO-SUBMARINE.COM The U-boat Werx Nemo Submarine is the ultimate drivable submersive vehicle. With controls dedicated to both diving and recovery, the MANTA controller allows you (or your co-partner) to take supervised control of the submarine, so you can get up close and personal to everything the ocean has to offer. A clear acrylic sphere provides an all-angles view of the ocean and its underbelly; when immersed, the sphere is almost invisible, so your view stays totally unobstructed. The Nemo’s looks are just as good as its build. Like the luxury car of the submergible world, the sleek and slim Nemo takes up less space than two jet skis. While this high-end submersible seems too good to be true, it is actually the only series-made submarine in the world (meaning that you don’t need to request a custom build to get one), so you can own a Nemo submarine as soon as they’re available for purchase.
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SPOT (the robot dog’s real name) went viral a few years ago; now, it’s finally being released to the public. This nimble robot combines the strength of a wheeled robot and the agility of a drone. It can climb stairs, navigate uneven terrain, and carry more weight than most aerial drones. Integrated sensors give this robot 360-degree vision and built-in obstacle avoidance. Ultimately, though, SPOT was created to be customizable–the machine has applications in construction, healthcare, entertainment, research, and more. If you’re a developer, you can also customize SPOT’s controls yourself, programming and designing the software to suit your purpose. You can teach it to work autonomously, or drive it remotely. Either way, SPOT is here to work for you. Right now, SPOT is only available to lease by application. Through the early adopter program, you can apply to get more information on the model of your choice, or have the opportunity to work on SPOT’s development in real time.
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BMW MOTORRAD X ESMC OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE (CONCEPT) DESIGNER: IAGO VALIÑO @IAGOVALINO
Inspiration for the Ural motorcycle concept came from the off-road bikes that BMW built 80 years ago, and models captured during WWII. The bike’s offroad tires are rugged enough for any type of terrain, and the concept is powered by a 18.7 kWh battery capable of driving all three wheels, when necessary. The sidecar boasts a variety of straps and storage for all of your essentials (it’s not meant to carry a passenger, though), but it’s also removable, for those looking for a sleeker ride. PIAA lights and LED strips light up the bike, so early risers and night travellers stay safe and visible at all times.
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A fresh take on a classic cocktail, this bottled negroni is ready to enjoy anywhere, any time. Enjoy this balance of gin, Italian vermouth and Campari as-is, or add some ice and an orange-twist garnish for an extra dose of cool flavour.
FLASK2GO RED & SILVER $9.99 USD SHOP.WINE2GO.CO This metal-free flask is a portable, pliable option for any drink enthusiast. It’s reusable, BPA free and leakproof, so you can carry your drink of choice wherever you go. It’s even small enough to fit in your pocket.
16 FT STARGAZER TENT $4795 CAD LOTUSBELLE.CA The Lotus Stargazer tent combines the well-loved features of the Hybrid Deluxe with 360 degrees of transparent roof panelling, for a full view of the outdoors from the comfort and privacy of your tent. Two canvas doors with mosquito nets and canvas blinds with zip-open PVC windows keep the elements out of your personal space, while a mesh layer maximizes air flow. The position of the roof panels means that you can see the sky without being seen yourself. Watch the sunset in the evening and watch the stars at night, and close the blinds to keep the sun out in the morning.
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MERCEDES BENZ MAYBACH-G650 Price upon request mercedes-benz.com
The history of the G-Class is rich in superlatives and landmarks. With the new Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, the off-road classic demonstrates that the definition of unique luxury can always be taken to a new level. With its superlative V12 engine, portal axles, electric fabric top and exclusive equipment specification in the rear compartment, this very special all-terrain vehicle, which is limited to 99 units, meets the expectations of customers who demand the very highest standards of their vehicle.
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SET MANUAL ESPRESSO MACHINE â‚Ź14917 HANDPRESSO.COM Handpresso created the first ever portable espresso machine in 2008, and continues to be a travellerâ€™s first choice today. The manual espresso maker offers up to a 16-bar pressure, so you can have your espresso no matter where you are. The Handpresso Pump Set carries the Handpresso Pump, thermo-flask and travel sized cups all in one attractive set, plus 2 portafilters (one for pods, the other for ground coffee). With no battery and no electricity required, this device is perfect for the adventurous and eco-conscious camper.
IBTB2 DOUBLE WALL INSULATED HYDRATION BOTTLE WITH DETACHABLE WATERPROOF BLUETOOTH SPEAKER $49.95 USD AMAZON.COM A good water bottle and a good playlist are both camping essentials, and with this dual-purpose Aquio bottle, you don’t have to sacrifice fun for necessity. The 160z. bottle is small enough to fit in any camping bag, and light enough to carry comfortably. The double-wall insulation keeps your drink cold (or hot) all day. The detachable bluetooth speaker is small and light, so it won’t bulk up your bag. But don’t be deceived by its small form factor: easy to pair with any device, this speaker boasts a sound much larger than its form.
CAN 01 - OOLONG TEA $45 / 4 CANS US.EMPIRICALSPIRITS.CO These Oolong Tea cans are an innovative, no-fuss take toon the most popular summer drinks. Lightly carbonated, the refreshing Oolong base gives the drink a floral note, complemented by acidic gooseberry. Toasted birch adds a mild sweetness, while undertones of pomelo zest round out the flavour.
3 DAY EMERGENCY PREPSTER BACKPACK $395 USD PREPI.CO Preppiâ€™s 3-Day Emergency Prepster Backpack merges three days of emergency and self-care essentials into one fashion-forward bundle. With over three-hundred products ranging from skincare to first aid, to outdoor shelter and clothing, even the backpack is water resistant. For the outdoorsman craving the comforts of home, the pack also includes a solar phone charger and portable radio, poker playing cards, toothpaste, and a stainless flask.
MAVERICKS â‚¬ 4621.85 HEIMPLANET.COM The multi-purpose tent MAVERICKS is especially designed for extreme conditions. For example, it can be used as base camp or a group tent. It offers an internal height of two-metres and more than 13-square metres of ground space.
WOODEN SPOON HERBS BUGGIN' OUT BUG SPRAY $18 USD WOODENSPOONHERBS.COM
This all-natural bug spray has all the benefits of popular insect repellent, with the added benefits of no harsh chemicals and no environmental consequences. Wooden Spoon Herbs Buggin’ Out Spray is DEET-free, with all-natural ingredients. A blend of essential oils leaves behind a soft, pleasant smell, so that they spray won’t drive away your guests along with the bugs.
RINSE-FREE HANDWASH $10 USD AMASS.COM Amass, who during normal times produces gin and vodka, created their rinse-free handwash inspired by the â€œfour thieves recipeâ€? from the 18th-century. This alcoholbased formula blends aloe vera, allspice, clove and eucalyptus for a hydrating sanitizer that is also travelfriendly and perfect for on the go. Vegan and cruelty free. *Every unit purchased is also a unit donated to hospitals and organizations in need.
EVA CHILL PORTABLE AIR CONDITION $345.12 USD EVAPOLAR.COM The evaCHILL is the second-generation upgrade to Evapolars’ popular portable air conditioner. It’s lightweight and easy to carry–small enough to fit in most tents and small camping spaces–and the improved leak-proof system and extended tank gives up to nine hours of constant cool breeze. A soft blue light adds an extra touch of ambience to any space, encouraging relaxation and peace.
DRUMI - PORTABLE WASHING MACHINE $349 USD YIREGO.COM The Yirego Drumi is the perfect camping companion. It boasts both quick wash and spin dry cycles, but itâ€™s also safe for handwashing items. Small, sleek, and also nonelectric, this portable washing machine is usable even in the deepest wilderness. With the Yirego Drumi, you can bring the conveniences of home wherever your adventure takes you.
OTHER HALF BREWING ALL TOGETHER IPA OTHERHALFBREWING.COM
Other Half Brewing created the All Together initiative in solidarity with the hospitality industry and the effects of COVID-19. Not only have they made their newest IPA recipe public (with free downloadable label art and graphics), but theyâ€™ve made it so that it can be brewed with commonly sourced ingredients. In return, Other Half Brewery is putting their profits toward helping others in the industry, and asking breweries in New York and beyond to do the same. You can join Other Half Brewery (and over 40 other breweries) in the movement by making their All Together IPA a part of your next social distancing get-together.
COMPRESSED TOWEL TABLETS $4.99 USD PROSPECTORCO.COM These compact tabs expand to dish towel sized rags, so you can stay clean and fresh no matter where you go. Add cool water for a refreshing rinse, or warm water for a dose of relaxation and comfort. Pair these compressed towel tablets with Prospector Coâ€™s Pugilist Rag Soak for a luxurious touch.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
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ESCOBAR HOUSE Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Architects: Luciano Kruk lucianokruk.com
The Escobar House is located in a luxurious gated community in Buenos Aires. This modern home accentuates the breathtaking landscape of Haras Santa Maria de Escobar, and the built-in privacy of the area. The back of the home opens to a terrace with a built-in swimming pool that looks onto a seemingly infinite landscape. Designer Louis Kruk expertly juxtaposes softer and more structured elements, creating a perfect balance between modern luxury and natural beauty.
Made primarily of concrete and glass, the minimal structure doesnâ€™t require much embellishment or maintenance to stand out. While the living room is both the focal point and centre of the home, the kitchen is designed with â€œarchitectural synthesisâ€? -- double height ceilings raised above the ground in order to achieve grander views over the exterior surroundings. Well-placed windows bring copious amounts of natural light into the kitchen and living room, while concrete borders create a sense of privacy from the three second-level bedrooms at the front of the house.
The structure of the house mirrors its natural surroundings. Lines of trees surrounding the property reflect the striped layout of the homeâ€™s indoor and outdoor corridors, and the rectangular-orientation of the windows. These elements pull the eye toward the landscape, and create a dialogue between the natural elements of the home and its surroundings.
RIBES CHAISE LONGUE RBR141LB_2 - ELISIR 115 REGISTER TO DISCOVER PRICE Antonio Cittero designed the Ribes collection to fuse comfort and outdoor living, with materials and colour palettes drawn from nature. The lounge is built from a minimalistic aluminum base, making its structure fully customizable. Use backrest cushions for a chaise lounge, or a roller cushion for a comfortable outdoor bench. Adding seat cushions elevates the look and comfort of the model of your choice.
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PIPER 001 SOFA SMOKE/PARK SAND PRICE UPON REQUEST SHOP.MOHD.IT Part of Radolfo Dordoniâ€™s newest outdoor collection, the Piper Sofa combines an industrial aluminum frame with a modern shape, and clean lines. The Piper is completely customizable; having the freedom to choose the frame, belt, and cushion colours means you can curate the perfect look for any outdoor space and aesthetic.
PS 203 F1 PERMASTEEL.NET With an 80 quart imitation antique cooler, the Permasteel boasts powder-coated steel construction, and an insulated basin to retain cold up to 36 hours. It has four casters, two locking, and is available to be made using custom colours.
COMPLEX OF TWO HOUSES SANTORINI, GREECE
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUGAR VISUALS / KAPSIMALIS ARCHITECTS
COMPLEX OF TWO HOUSES Santorini, Greece Architects: Kapsimalis Architects kapsimalisarchitects.com
The Complex of Two Houses emulates a natural rock formation with an uncoated concrete exterior and boulder-like appearance, in an earthly hue. Exposed cement walls and flooring are complemented by woodtrimmed windows, both of which continue the geological feel of the build.
The rear terrace features a sunken seating area and fireplace, carving out a cozy space for rest amid the sprawling landscape. The front balconyâ€™s sun deck and swimming pool overlook the Aegean Sea, providing a perfect space to relish in the sun and Santoriniâ€™s beautiful views.
BANG & OLUFSEN
BEOVISION HARMONY 88” 8K OLED TV $21150 USD BANG-OLUFSEN.COM Bang & Olufsen’s have added updated technology to their Danish-inspired Beovision TV. The 88” model now boasts 8K OLED–the first to ship–and wireless connectivity with up to eight Beolab speakers, creating a true surround sound effect. The Beovision also pairs with Apple Airplay 2, Bluetooth, and Chromecast built-in, so you can have full control of your TV straight from your mobile device. But Bang & Olufsen follow the one-remote philosophy: all of your Bang & Olufsen products can be controlled with one remote, making it simple and easy to take advantages of all your TV’s features.
THE COVE HOUSE
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
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THE COVE HOUSE
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA Architects: Justin Humphrey Architect justinhumphreyarchitect.com.au Cove House is a robust yet elegant new residence in a waterside suburb south of Brisbane. Rich and tactile exploration elevates such thresholds and edges within these concrete walls. This edge was important due to the site being adjacent to easement, allowing the opportunity to engage with the neighbourhood on three sides.
The design of the kitchen is tactile and materially-rich, all while reflecting the love of subtropical architecture through spatial interplay between internal and external space. Public and private space within the house is displayed here, and ultimately invites open communication (even from passing neighbors).
An external concrete hallway invites you in through the finely-detailed bedroom, simultaneously adding luxury and refinement to the ensuite bathroom. Natural light through timber-batten screens, glass doors and wooden structures flood deep within the private living space, encouraging reflection of all aspects.
The programming of the courtyard and garden room is also a threshold between public and private spaces - further accommodating the private entry of two bedrooms via the external hall. With the gardens continuing into the heart of the house, the seamless flow of these areas further reinforces the ever-present relationship between the importance of internal and external space.
BACCARAT LOUXOR GLASSES IN BLACK CRYSTAL $1080 USD YSL.COM This luxury glassware comes from Saint Laurentâ€™s exclusive Rive Droite collection. They are made from 100% Baccarat black crystal, which gives these glasses an edgy vibe.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANTONY GIBBON
Architects: Antony Gibbon antonygibbondesigns.com Rising from the canopies in a thick forest, Antony Gibbon imagines the A-F3 Treehouse. On the inside, the shelter is divided into two floors with the living spaces on the lower level and the bedroom above. A triangular window opens the interior to views of the outdoors, affording sweeping vistas across the landscape.
The angular cabin pokes through the treetops with a sharply pitched roof. The geometric volume is perched above the canopy on steel stilts and accessed through a suspended bridge.
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AIR CABIN (CONCEPT)
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AIR CABIN (CONCEPT) Architects: Yakusha Design yakusha.design
The Air project bends the limits of architecture to create an illusion of instability. A vertical concrete wall acts as the central element of Air, anchoring the structure to its base without disrupting the structural flow or the view from the outside window.
The geometric style of the interior juxtaposes straight structural lines with rounded furniture elements and natural accent pieces. Floor-to-ceiling windows encompass the entire structure, but donâ€™t worry: the bathroom is privacy preserved with glass that offers transparency adjustments.
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Quarantine may be stopping us from travelling right now, but you can still getaway in your own country. Drive down to the coast, or rent out your own place and take advantage of a moment away from the world.
SADDLE PEAK HOUSE CALIFORNIA, USA
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOE FLETCHER
SADDLE PEAK HOUSE California, USA welcomebeyond.com
The Saddle Peak House is all about balance: from the modern structure made from natural materials, balance of public and private spaces, and its locationâ€”still in LA, but outside of its hustle and bustle.
Saddle Peakâ€™s constructed facade boasts expansive windows, allowing what feels like full-access to nature straight from the comfort of any one of the four bedrooms. The kitchen and living room open directly onto an outdoor terrace, giving easy access to the house pool, which in turn leads almost straight into the desert landscape that surrounds it.
Even steps away from nature, Saddle Peak is equipped with wireless internet and IDD phone, making this retreat truly the best of both worlds.
GERALD LUSS HOUSE OSSINING, NEW YORK
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GERALD LUSS HOUSE OSSINING, NEW YORK boutique-homes.com
This carefully curated interior is surrounded by wild forests and rolling hills, with the homeâ€™s full windows creating a glass house effect.
Originally built in 1952 for Lussâ€™s own family, the Gerald Luss house adapts postwar corporate styles to suit a more contemporary take on a mid-century modern design.
Each room in this home captures a collection of time-capsuled and modern elements by incorporating modern finishes with traditional mid-century colour palettes.
BOWEN ISLAND BEACH HOUSE BOWEN ISLAND, BC, CANADA
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BOWEN ISLAND BEACH HOUSE Bowen Island, BC, Canada vrbo.com
This Bowen Island Beach House is the perfect retreat for those looking to bring a sense of modern comfort to their getaway. Located just twenty minutes off of West Vancouver, you get a true sense of privacy while still having access to a more urban atmosphere, if you wish.
The stand-out feature of Bowen Island is its beautiful water. You can enter Bowen Island on your own boat; the protected anchorage provides privacy and security, so you can stow your boat stress-free.
Amenities such as plush bedding, surroundsound audio, 3d-TV and fast wi-fi merge the beauty of nature with all of the comforts of home. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring nature to you, allowing you to indulge indoors without missing out. Craving even more luxury? Take advantage of the in-house butler service.
WILLIAM LARGE 3 SEAT SOFA ÂŁ10799 ARAM.CO.UK The William sofa by Damian Williamson is luxurious and modern, consisting of a steel frame and an elastic strip suspension. The separate seat platform is made of polyurethane and polyester fibre, which acts as support to the 100% goose down cushions. The legs of the William sofa are polished aluminium alloy, with the option of fabric of leather for the upholstery.
CABANON CONCRETE RETREAT CRETE, GREECE
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CABANON CONCRETE RETREAT B CRETE, GREECE airbnb.ca
Antonio and Sofia put their creativity to design a retreat that embodies Cretan cultural practice: simple, organic, and mindful. A combined kitchen and living space comes equipped with a fully-stocked fridge, and all of the (technology free) amenities necessary for a meditative getaway.
Meticulously crafted, every part of each minimalistic cabin caters to building peace and restfulness. The retreatâ€™s ultra-modern exterior contrasts against the relaxed nature of the winding beaches, and the openplan interior design, marrying softness and structure.
Floor to ceiling windows merge indoor spaces with the beaches they rest on, with plenty of outdoor spaces (including a terrace and private tables) create space for basking in the abundant sunlight.
CEGILE MESSAPICA, PUGLIA, ITALY
PHOTOS COURTESY OF VILLA CASTELLUCCIO
VILLA CASTELLUCCIO Cegile Messapica, Puglia, Italy boutique-homes.com
This 1920â€™s-inspired villa has been rescued from ruin by designer Andrew Trotter, who restored this former farmhouse to accommodate a new generation of tourists and travellers.
The main house opens onto a spacious lounge, leading straight to the heart of the Italian home: the kitchen, newly designed to include toplevel gourmet amenities. Two en-suite bedrooms branch out from the main living space.
While the home itself has been adapted to trends and time, the surrounding land remains untouched. Wild and natural Mediterranean gardens frame the pool and outdoor spaces, including a covered terrace and built-in outdoor kitchen and dining area nestled among the olive groves.
HAROLD dives into Summer with the latest in Style, Grooming, Jetsetter News, Architecture and Escapes which you can find in your own Backyar...
Published on Jul 9, 2020
HAROLD dives into Summer with the latest in Style, Grooming, Jetsetter News, Architecture and Escapes which you can find in your own Backyar...