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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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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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SOHO APARTMENT | BY DIVE ARCHITECTS | Image

SOHO APARTMENT | BY DIVE ARCHITECTS

We love what Dive Architects have done with this stylish, minimalist apartment in Soho London. The owner initially had no idea what to do with such a cramped space. The Architects proposal was to extend the building over an existing terrace. They placed two large sliding doors that open into cavities within the walls, this allows residents to enjoy the open air on a beautiful day. Just watch your step......
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SCRATCH OFF WORLD MAP

If you enjoy traveling, you probably keep track of the places you have visited, on a wall map with pins, on a notebook, or maybe on a website or app. Today we bring you another fun solution, the wall-sized Scratch Off World Map allows you to scratch off the locations you’ve visited, revealing the colorful background and geographical detail beneath. Create the ultimate personal record of your travels by scratching off all your adventures, while livening up your wall ...
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