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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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CITRANGE CITRUS SQUEEZER | BY QUENTIN DE COSTER | Image

CITRANGE CITRUS SQUEEZER | BY QUENTIN DE COSTER

Cool and simple! Designed by Quentin de Coster, this is a double sided hand juicer which can be placed straight onto your glass. The built in funnel not only guides the juice into the glass, it also filters out the seeds. Use the rounded side for big oranges or grapefruits and the pointy side for lemons or limes. So, with the Citrange you save a whole step compared to traditional juice squeezing....
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CORNWALL WOODEN HOME

Husband and wife Tom and Danielle Raffield had already set up a successful business using steam to bend wood into beautiful furniture. Now they have decided to turn their talent into creating a spectacular family home with a wraparound balcony, spa-like bathrooms and glass corridors. As with their furniture pieces, the couple used steam-bent timber to cover this extension to an old gamekeepers lodge in Cornwall, southwest England. The new structure is concealed behi...
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16 MILLION COLOR LAMP | BY PHILIPS | Image

16 MILLION COLOR LAMP | BY PHILIPS

The cool new Philips Livingcolors LED Lamp gives you over 16 million different color options to set the perfect mood. This luxurious, translucent lamp projects 16,777,216 different colors of accent light using only 4 LEDs. It features a rounded, transparent design with a sweeping cone-shaped interior, a flat bottom for stability and is cool to the touch, since LEDs emit no heat....
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