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It’s An Awesome View From the Top: Rooftop Bars Around the World via [matadornights]

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The World’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars

by

Ross Borden

Below you’ll find descriptions, contact info and
photos from the world’s coolest rooftop nightlife.

photo by simonparisphotograph
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1. Sirocco

Bangkok, Thailand

No night out in Bangkok is complete without a couple cocktails at Sirocco.
Perched on top of The Dome at State Tower, 64th floors above the hectic
streets of Bangkok, this sexy rooftop bar boasts 360 degree views of
the city with city lights in every direction, as far as the eye can
see. If you’re looking for a picturesque place to dine, they also serve
dinner.

The Dome at Sate Tower 1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

photo by www.anotacionesviajeras.com

2. The Penthouse

Madrid, Spain

The Penthouse is an ultra-chic
rooftop bar owned by Rande Gerber, celeb nightlife entrepreneur and
husband of Cindy Crawford. It’s located on the roof of Hotel ME Madrid
Reina Victoria, in Plaza Santa Ana, and has a great view of central
Madrid. The crowd is dressed to kill, the waitresses are smoking hot the
drinks are pricey and the place is often frequented by Spanish
celebrities. Best to get here for happy hour, because although it’s open
till 3am, the line to get in is insane after midnight.

Hotel ME Madrid Reina Victoria / Plaza Santa Ana / Princesa, 27 /
Madrid Spain 28008 / Tel: (34) 91 5418200

photo by grantthai

3. Luna Bar

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This super sexy rooftop and poolside bar is a hang out for the
twenties and thirties nightlife scene in Kuala Lumpur. It’s got a long
indoor bar with a chic design leading you out onto the breezy rooftop
for the best views of the lights of KL. For a romantic night out, be
sure to get there early to snag a private little enclave up against the
glass.

Menara PanGlobal 34th Floor / Jalan Punchak (off Jl P. Ramlee) /
Kuala Lumpur / Tel: +60-3-20262211

photo by spin
spin

4. Rooftop Bar

Melbourne, Australia

An ultra cool venue for music, cinema, or just sunny boozing, this
bar sits atop the Thai bar and restaurant, Cookie, on a six story 1920’s
building in central Melbourne.

Rooftop Bar / Curtin House, Level 3, 252 Swanston Street /
Melbourne, Australia

photo by OneDanShow

5. Gravity

Dublin, Ireland

Although not an open air bar, Gravity boasts an
unobstructed 360 degree view of Dublin. It’s got a swanky style and
comfortable seating right up against the glass to sit in while you enjoy
the view from the highest bar in Ireland.

Top of The Guinness Storehouse / St James’s Gate / Dublin 8,
Ireland / Tel: + 353 1 408 4800

photo by FoolishVanity

6. Top Floor Bar

London, United Kingdom

Looking for the perfect place to throw a swank party in London? The
Top Floor Bar, the final floor of the Gherkin, London’s newest
architectural darling, is available for private parties. The ultra
modern venue sits under the spectacular glass cone roof and has stunning
views of the city.

Top of the Gherkin / 30 St. Mary Axe /
London, United Kingdom

photo by silentway

7. Moon

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Palms teamed up with the Playboy Club giving revelers in Vegas a
sexy place to blow their money on the 53rd floor of the palms Hotel.
The sound system here is rockin’ and although it can be tough to get
in, it’s a great place to check out on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
nights.

The Palms Hotel 53rd Floor / 4321 W Flamingo Rd / Las Vegas, NV
Tel (702) 940-7246

photo by jennywong

8. Captain Bar

Shanghai, China

This cool rooftop bar has a wide variety of cocktails and a great
view of The Bund and surrounding city lights. It’s usually a cool mix of
locals and travelers which makes for a diverse and thirsty crowd.

6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu / People’s Square / Bund,Metro Line 2 Nanjing Dong Lu
Station / Shanghai, China

photo by Martin
Callum

9. Hudson Sky Terrace

New York, New York

This super chill rooftop bar has great service, amazing sangria and
everything else you could want on a hot New York afternoon. From an air
conditioned game room to a hammock with a view of the river, the Hudson
has you covered, but like many of NY rooftop hot spots, you must be a
guest in the hotel to enjoy it.

The Hudson Hotel / 356 W.
58th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves / Tel 212-554-6317

10. Condesa DF Rooftop Bar

Mexico City, Mexico

This is an awesome bar in an all-around cool hotel. The Condesa
DF
is decked out in extraordinary design, from the table cloths to
the couches. This super-chic hotel only has 40 rooms so make sure to
get a reservation, and make sure to hit its rooftop paradise for some
cocktails as the sun goes down over Mexico City.

Condesa DF
/ Avenida Veracruz 102 / Mexico City DF 06700 Mexico


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Fashion Designer Spotlight: Mark Fast, The Knitwear King via [worshipworthy]

Mark Fast has been one of my favorite newer designers for the past
couple of seasons. Having just graduated Central Saint Martins in 2008,
the Canadian-born knitwear designer has been a rising star in London.
Unbeknownstly but cleverly so, he stirred up a bit of controversy when
he decided to use plus-sized models in his S/S 2010 runway show.

I was further impressed by him when he declined to lend clothes to
Lady Gaga, his soft-spoken voice stating:

“My work is about a lifestyle. It’s not fast-food fashion. It’s
not about trends, it’s about classic, it’s about the body, it’s about
beauty. Maybe that gets lost in the picture with certain celebrities.”

With no disrespect to the Fame Monster, his clothes truly deserve to
shine for themselves.

For more info, visit <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview
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Mark Fast’s new affordable line “Faster” is available at <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview
(‘/outbound/www.shopcurve.com’);” href=”http://www.shopcurve.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Curve

And joining in with the rest of my favorite London-based deisgners,
he is the latest one to design his first ever Topshop collection, which
comes out in April/May. Can’t wait!

-Sophie



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ART+COMMERCE= INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY ORGAMI

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DOLLAR BILL ORGAMI:

Most people just spend their money. Others turn it into
art…

Origami Dollar Bills

Origami Money Shirt With Tie

Dollar Bill Dresses by you.

Dollar Dude

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Origami Rhino

Origami Rooster

Hang Glider

Creative Dollar Bill Origami 2

Creative Dollar Bill Origami 3

Creative Dollar Bill Origami 4

Creative Dollar Bill Origami 5

Creative Dollar Bill Origami 6

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Relational Aesthetics

Rirkrit Tiravanija is a Buenos Aires-born Thai contemporary artist
known for exploring the social role of the artist using relational
aesthetics. He is most famous for installation art pieces where he
cookes meals for gallery-goers, reads to them, or plays music for them.
Rirkrit’s treatment of money, above, is a perfect example of this
examination of human beings in their social context rather than in a private space.

While the core concept is incredibly simple, the results are nothing
short of amazing. Each of the pieces is formed by folding currency
from a different country in such a way that the resulting miniature
emphases the face of the leader on the note. Not only that, but each of
the faces is given a unique hat or garb, representing the culture of the
currencies’ country of origin.

In a concept similar to the one shown above, this set incorporates
the cultural heritage of each country into the note buy cutting it out
in the shape of one of the countries’ popular skylines. Often with faces
projected onto the skylines, the final pieces are beautiful works of
art, immediately identifiable by the precise cutting of the skylines.

Money Sculptures by Justine Smith

Justine Smith’s work is noted for here exploration of our
relationships with, and responses to money, in political, moral, and
social settings. On the one hand we have guns and grenades, representing
the money used to fund wars and cause bloodshed around the
world, and on the other, are intricate and beautiful flowers
representing everything just and sacred.


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The Orchid Estate: An Eco-Friendly Dream House. via [Elite Choice]

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The Orchid: Eco-House Inks £7.2 mn Deal, Sets World Record

The Orchid

Money shines in the living room and surroundings of rich tribes. And why not when they have enough spare dough to burn! Take a peep into their lifestyle and the fact that how much cash they can afford to pay while thinking to ink deals for purchasing estates. Without pondering over so much, let’s consider the lately happened pricey deal of a Cotswold-based eco-house that got sold off for £7.2 million ($14.3 million). This ‘purely contemporary manor house’, modeled on a bee orchid established on the preserve got sold off last week to an unidentified buyer. The unknown buyer holding a profession in the entertainment business has plans to install a glass-sided badger set in the garden.

The Orchid

Word is around that Brad Pitt wanted to purchase this Orchid House, while Kylie Minogue has had a good stay there. With no details available about its eco-friendly appeal and enigma, one is hopeful that it may consume less electricity and should be dependent upon subversive pump and geothermal heating.

The Orchid

This elite estate is developed and designed by Sarah Featherstone.


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