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Sky Penthouse | Five Franklin Place

Five Franklin Place, the first major American building by acclaimed Dutch architect  Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, is a celebration of the art of building, the translation  of a daring international vision into a perfect local expression, and proof that the practical and the sublime, the historic and the new, can exist in ideal balance  all in a simply extraordinary place to live.

The triplex penthouses of Five Franklin Place are graced with perfectly proportioned living rooms, floating stairways, and a silent glass cab elevator. These penthouses embody the kind of dramatic but embracing atmosphere one usually associates with the sets of memorable films that paint a fantasy picture of life in New York City. Here, the fantasy takes full form.

Every detail of these residences has been meticulously designed by UNStudio and installed with the expert involvement of B&B Italia.

The panoramic views from the penthouses master bathrooms are unsurpassable and, as throughout the residences, create an environment in which one is truly immersed in the surrounding cityscape.




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FLATMATE SECRETARY | Image

FLATMATE SECRETARY

Seems like the latest tech developments are affecting furniture design. The Flatmate Secretary was conceived by Michael Hilgers for Magazin, it is only 5" deep, but when the top is folded out it has a workspace of 28" wide by 16.5" deep. With many using their phones or tablets as computers, this looks like a more than adequate work desk for a small studio or office....
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PLUSPUU LOG HOUSES | Image

PLUSPUU LOG HOUSES

Pluspuu offers a wide array of high end and modern tech log houses, that you may choose for holidays or a permanent housing. The Finnish based company use real clean technology that ensures sustainability and is Eco-conscious. They use a Finnish company that has over 40 years of experience to build their designs ensuring high quality and real therma insulation because in Finland you just have to do so. Although designs are established you may easily customize them t...
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HELIO PORTABLE PRESSURE SHOWER | BY NEMO | Image

HELIO PORTABLE PRESSURE SHOWER | BY NEMO

There is nothing like a hot shower after a perfect day of surfing or hiking. The Helio Pressure Shower by Nemo features an 11 liter welded fabric water tank pressurized by a foot pump. To use it simply fill the tank, let it warm up in the sun, place it on the ground and use the foot pump to deliver the pressure you need to shower, clean dishes, rinse off gear or wash the dog. via...
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