OPULUXELtd.com LIFESTYLE===}}{{=== DESIGN

___oOo___EVENT Planning___oOo___LUXURY eStore___oOo___TRAVEL Agency___oOo___

Archive for Www.OpuluxeLtd.wordpress.com

Futuristic Chinese Bus to solve traffic jams. via [huffpost]

Share|

icon blurbs

China Plans Huge Buses That Can DRIVE OVER Cars (PHOTOS)

China has overtaken the United States as the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases and biggest energy consumer.But the country is also thinking in big and bold ways when it comes to how it will reduce pollution and a new plan to build a “straddling bus” is among the most space-age schemes yet.

According to China Hush, the 6-meter-wide 3D Express Coach will be powered by a combination of electricity and solar energy, and will be able to travel up to 60 kilometers per hour carrying some 1200 to 1400 passengers.

>

IN PHOTOS: See more pictures of the futuristic bus here.



OPULUXELtd.com                      LIFESTYLE===}}{{=== DESIGN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Advertisements

OpuluxeLtd.com Featured Website: Blu Label Bungalow– Fashion Inspired Interiors

Share|

icon blurbs

OPULUXE Lounge GroovesPlayList

EDITOR

My Photo

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
Hello! I’m the editor of BluLabel Bungalow and owner of Erika Ward Interiors. It is my greatest pleasure to inspire and motivate you in creating a space that is fresh, new, and uniquely you! Thanks for joining me. I’d love to hear from you!

View my complete profile

CONTACT

FASHION FRIDAY: FALL 2010 – AN AFFAIR WITH COLOR

Pardon me if today’s Fashion Friday feature sounds more like a book of love letters. I have a weakness for Autumn, no other season is better. The turning of autumn leaves gives me comfort and reaffirms that change is good. The crisp Fall breeze is a relief from sweltering Summer and offers the best clothing no other season could. In your wardrobe and in your home these color combos are a guaranteed bet, the effect they have on you will be one you will never forget…

Orange spice and graphite, it’s been a year since we’ve last connected. In Fall you are still first on my mind, the others are rejected.  Orange spice, your warm hue invigorates me and Graphite, you add instant sophistication when you appear. Chic, timeless, and dependable your style is so clear. Welcome back, I’ve missed you my dear.

fashion: elie tahari / interiors: tobi fairley

…with a side of dijon is what I said to the server, but it doesn’t mean you play second fiddle. It’s just that you bring such strength that I can only handle a little. Your potent hue gets me notices when I walk into the room.  The men all pause and the ladies do, too! At home you signify style even if I have none. You’re so confident, when along side other colors, that you are an accent to every one. Oh, how I love a secure hue. Welcome back friend, I sure missed you.

fashion (1-r): versace, chris benz, versace / interiors: christina murphy

Cranberry and Caviar what can I say. You make him fall to his knees with your seductive sway. The passion you display is only for mature eyes to see, your deep reddish hue even makes me a little flirty. How dare you look so sexy especially on a high gloss wall? You give me a license to thrill when we are together each fall.

fashion: akris / interiors: christina murphy
I hope these love letters didn’t leave a rosy tint on your face. Knowing you would read them, I left it in good taste. Which colors do you love in the Fall? You can have many lovers without feeling guilty at all. You’re in good company so go ahead share with us. I promise we won’t judge you on your color lusts…

SPECIAL GUEST: CHIC CHOCOLATE

Today’s Fashion Friday post is brought to you by Sondra of Chic Chocolate. Creatively chic and soulfully styled, Chic Chocolate is a top fashion resource for fashionistas, stylistas, and urbanistas in Washington, DC and beyond. She graciously accepted my Room to Runway Challenge by presenting these amazing fashion and decor matchups using two of Fall 2010’s hottest colors.

*************************************************
photo credits:tranquiltownhouse.blogspot.com, style.com, neiman marcus
One way to have fun this fall is to indulge in feathers. You will find soft, wispy ostrich feathers on everything from headboards, skirts, shoes, and even lingerie. Accessorize your home with feathers by adding accent pillows dyed in scrumptious colors of chartreuse and fuchsia. Find these and more at Horchow.com or Calypso St. Barth.
photo credits: furniturestoreblog.com, style.com
Black and gold is a classic color combination that signifies tremendous wealth and opulence. Making brazen appearances on the runway and in our rooms, get a wild hair and try a golden fixture or a molten 24K dress.
photo credits: ehomee.com, style.com
According to a recent Pantone report, some of the hottest colors for Fall 2010 will be “Lipstick Red” and “Orchid Purple.” Both colors were dominate on the runway of designer Carlos Miele Fall 2010 RTW Collection. Reds and purples signify deep passion. Not just relegated to clothing, be daring enough to try these emotionally charged colors in your home decor as accents in a neutral room.
photo credits:  house and garden, style.com

Recording artist, Prince, was the inspiration for Balmain’s Fall 2010 RTW Collection. A regal color, purple and its various hues, look fantastic on just about any complexion and shockingly beautiful in your home.  Add a spark of purple, ultraviolet, aubergine, or eggplant to your home as seen in this festive table setting.

How will you incorporate these hot Fall colors in your home and/or wardrobe?

FASHION FRIDAY: CHAMPAGNE ON THE BEACH

Last night my husband and I shared our daydream of a vacation without the children. His dream took us to the French Riviera, my daydream didn’t require much other than champagne and a beach. Once his daydream turned into a real slumber, my mind drifted to South Beach’s most luxurious hotel, The Tides. Designed by present-day legend, Kelly Wearstler, the decor has a monochromatic palette of neutral hues and muted metallics much like pieces in Tory Burch’s Summer/PreFall 2010 Collection.

[1.] Yarn Ziron Dress/Tory Burch  [2.] Percy 2 Sequin High Wedge/Tory Burch  [3.]Keswick Caning Wide Bangle/Kate Spade  [4.] Tides Suite/The Tides South Beach

Wanting to “explore the mix of embellishment and texture, of unexpected pairings like sequins with chunky knits or light tweeds” Tory’s inspiration behind her line sounds like a description of The Tides’ interior. Just add the words relaxation and elegance, sand and surf…there is no better combination.

The bangle (#3) from Kate Spade has an intricate golden weave pattern inspired by french bistro chairs. Reminds you of the same pattern seen in the (#4) vintage dining set…experiencing a little déjà vu?

There are two more combinations I think you will enjoy…

[1.] Ensemble from Tory Burch Spring 2010 Collection [2.] Ballet Flat/Tory Burch [3.] Link Bracelet/Tory Burch  [4.] Premier Oceanfront Suite/The Tides South Beach
[1.] Linen bustier dress/J.Crew [2.] Graphic cut-work sandal/Karen Millen [3.] Mixed pavé cable link bracelet/J.Crew  [4.] Coral Suite/The Tides South Beach
Is anyone else as smitten as I am with champagne hues and luxurious beach interiors? Have you ever vistied The Tides?

SPECIAL GUEST: THE PEACH PROXY

Today’s Fashion Friday post is brought to you by Kelli Flournoy of The Peach Proxy.  Her much anticipated blog has recently gone live and shows the everyday fashionista how to transform her wardrobe into a unique expression of the latest trends. She graciously accepted my runway to room challenge with this post entitled Double-Duty Denim. Please welcome Kelli to the blogosphere!

photo credits: mikkel vang for house beautiful; RED VALENTINO Stretch Denim Dress
In what ways have you been inspired to bring denim into your home’s decor?



OPULUXELtd.com                      LIFESTYLE===}}{{=== DESIGN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Fancy Rompers via [cosmo and polyvore]

Share|

icon blurbs

OPULUXE Lounge GroovesPlayList

Elizabeth and James Suzette silk-jersey playsuit

Take the dancefloor by storm in Elizabeth and James’ fluid stone gray silk-jersey playsuit with a ruched waistband. Wear it with sky-high heels and carry a molten clutch for Studio 54 glamour. Shown here with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Jimmy Choo bag.

Elizabeth and James...

Elizabeth and James...

Bustier Romper – Thakoon

This tie-dye, plissé strapless romper features a sweetheart neckline and pleating at the waist. Hidden zip at side and boning at bodice. Balloon hem. Nylon mesh lining at bodice and chiffon lining at shorts. * 3.5″ inseam. * Fabrication: Woven silk. * 100% silk. * Dry clean. * Made in the U.S.A.

Bustier Romper - Thakoon

Bustier Romper - Thakoon

Kardashians by bebe Silky Shirt Romper

One stop sexy. Slip on the sexy feel of silk against your skin in a skirt-inspired short romper. Collared, button down bodice. 3/4 length sleeve; rolled, tabbed cuffs. Two small pouch pockets button closed over each breast. Slash hip sleeves. Shorts finish with a neat cuff, tabbed and buttoned in place on either side. Smocked band pulls across the…

Kardashians by bebe Silky...

Kardashians by bebe Silky...

Oberek Romper

$40 – modcloth.com
Named after the lively Polish dance, this darling sleeveless onesie is ideal for a night of drinks and dancing, or an afternoon of lighthearted bike riding. Along the center back, a bold, golden exposed zipper adds a flash of fabulousness that is mirrored in the dainty gold anchor buttons at this romper’s waistband. Pleats and side pockets along the shorts’ waistband guarantees a flattering, casual silhouette, while the scoop neck bodice is emblazoned with a fun print of off-white polka dots. Style this lightweight romper with a pendant necklace, shiny oxfords, a sharp fedora, and rouge lips for a resilient, ravishing look.

Silk Cami Romper

$64 $40 – metroparkusa.com
Multi-textured jumper features a shirred, red silk satin camisole and a cotton woven engineer stripe short, with tie back sash. Adjustable straps. Hidden back zip and side pockets. Approx length 28″. Inseam 1.5″. Rise 10.5″.

Charlie Jade ‘Amy’ Print Silk Romper – – Nordstrom

$118 – nordstrom.com

Rompers & Red Lipstick

Stella McCartney v neck cardigan

£333 – net-a-porter.com

Diane von Furstenberg romper jumpsuit

¥18,375 – mirabella.jp

Christian louboutin booties

£760 – brownsfashion.com

Layered necklace

$15 – urbanoutfitters.com

Ray-Ban black shades

£133 – sunglasses-shop.co.uk

Blumen & Blüten | DEPOT Online-Shop

€25 – depot-online.com

pattern mix & color blocking

Steven Alan double breasted blazer

$385 – net-a-porter.com

Sass Bide strapless jumpsuit

$441 – net-a-porter.com

ASOS high heels

$102 – asos.com

Stella McCartney clutch handbag

$557 – net-a-porter.com

Henriette Lofstrom golden earring

£300 – kabiri.co.uk

Retro sunglasses

$410 – openingceremony.us

ikea KANIST

$7.99 – ikea.com

Landscape Wall Art – Grandin Road

$279 – grandinroad.com

Crossroads Wall Art

$100 – crateandbarrel.com

.../2.2011

Martin Margiela fitted blazer

$243 – lagarconne.com

Alaïa leather flat

$288 – theoutnet.com

J W Hulme pewter handbag

$340 – barneys.com

Flutter By Jill Golden military jewelry

$184 – shoplesnouvelles.com

Alexis Bittar lucite jewelry

$245 – shoptwigs.com

Modstrom shawls scarve

€35 – welikefashion.com

Silver aviator sunglasses

$150 – kirnazabete.com

Planar Bureau – Push Touch Hardware

$3,750 – designpublic.com

...

T by Alexander Wang blazer

$200 – net-a-porter.com

Sass Bide jumpsuits romper

$441 – net-a-porter.com

Calvin klein shoes

$178 – piperlime.gap.com

Tote handbag

$388 – lodis.com

Feather jewelry

evans.co.uk

Floral sunglasses

ocshades.com

Prendre le soleil Juin

T Bags jumpsuits romper

£73 – theoutnet.com

Stella McCartney cork wedge

£525 – net-a-porter.com

Rafe New York clutch bag

$254 – couture.zappos.com

Pink jewelry

$800 – charmandchain.com

Kendra scott jewelry

$151 – zappos.com

Jil Sander square sunglasses

$250 – net-a-porter.com

Dorothy Perkins belt

£5 – dorothyperkins.com

Rockin' the Romper

Vanessa Bruno sheer top

£80 – net-a-porter.com

Metal Mulisha jumpsuits romper

$35 – tillys.com

Steve Madden cork wedge sandals

$90 – endless.com

Bangles jewelry

$0.98 – bluebanana.com

Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian gold jewelry

$74 – shopthetrendboutique.com

Kenneth jay lane jewelry

€38 – pret-a-beaute.com

Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian drop necklace

$39 – shopthetrendboutique.com

sweet home

T by Alexander Wang long cardigan

$123 – lagarconne.com

Vanessa Bruno smocked romper

$159 – lagarconne.com

Aerie slipper shoes

$20 – ae.com

Vivienne Westwood Accessories chain necklace

£190 – women.fashionbeans.com

CHAI CUP CANDLE SET

£19 – toast.co.uk

ikea IKEA PS BRUNN

$15 – ikea.com

Shortbread Sampler – Dean & DeLuca

$40 – deandeluca.com

Casual Neutral Look

Acne v neck cardigan

$210 – lagarconne.com

Jumpsuits and romper

¥11,025 – hmr.jp

Jeffrey Campbell military boots

€139 – jades24.com

Fendi tote

€1.989 – unger-fashion.com

Forever21 square scarve

$8.80 – forever21.com

Illesteva round sunglasses

$160 – lagarconne.com

443

Crochet vest

$40 – delias.com

Kova T jumpsuits romper

£63 – theoutnet.com

Sergio Rossi golden shoes

€1.095 – luisaviaroma.com

Lanvin python handbag

$1,453 – net-a-porter.com

Floral Jumpsuit Chic.

TopShop linen blazer

$120 – topshop.com

TopShop floral jumpsuit

$70 – topshop.com

Lanvin platform high heels

$1,280 – ssense.com

TopShop suede clutch

$65 – topshop.com

Gold stud earrings

£3 – debenhams.com

Kate Spade gold ring

$95 – nordstrom.com

Disney Couture engraved ring

£22 – mylabel.co.uk

MAC Lipstick

$15 – nordstrom.com

Romp in the park

Calvin Klein cashmere cardigan

$330 – theoutnet.com

Proenza Schouler high heels

$557 – lagarconne.com

Stella mccartney handbag

$1,095 – shopsavannahs.com

Feather earrings

£4 – peacocks.co.uk

All Saints beanie hat

$50 – allsaints.com

21/4/11

Vanessa Bruno Athé strapless jumpsuit

$243 – net-a-porter.com

Washed Denim Vest

$105 – yesstyle.com

Madewell heel boots

$215 – madewell.com

Fendi handbag

$4,510 – barneys.com

Chan luu bracelet

$195 – bloomingdales.com

NARS Trio Eyeshadow

$45 – neimanmarcus.com

Lips In On The Town

$16 – topshop.com

Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer

$21 – nordstrom.com

Embellishments > Smoky Small Flowers Say It In Crystals By Prima: A…

$3.99 – acherryontop.com

Tags: #cosmo, #polyvore, #rompers, #summerfashion</div>

OPULUXELtd.com                      LIFESTYLE===}}{{=== DESIGN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

8 Fruits You Can Grow Indoors via [msn/shine]

Share|

icon blurbs

{by Reader’s Digest Magazine,

From All-Season Guide to Gardening

If you have a spacious, airy sunroom, conservatory or glazed porch, you can grow a variety of potted fruits, including figs, citrus and grapes. Apricots and peaches often crop earlier and better under cover than outdoors, although they benefit from spending the warm summer months out in the garden, as do most types of fruit trees and shrubs.

With the exception of strawberries, most fruit-producing plants are trees or shrubs that need a deep and nutritious root run, so choose containers that are at least 1 foot (30 cm) in diameter and a little more in depth. As plants grow, move them into larger pots or small tubs. You can also root prune them each year to maintain a convenient size. Alternatively, for mature plants, remove just the top layer of soil in the pot and replace this with fresh compost each spring.

In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.

https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/jn/util/anysize/492*330l-86400,http%3A%2F%2Fa323.yahoofs.com%2Fphugc%2FR3l8QmkGIRwa%2Fphotos%2F6b2cbb07cbf89fbc841ab2b5e53cc981%2Fori_cceaac39892aef.jpg%3Fug_____Dmeh0Dg1O

{1.} Figs

All varieties fruit more heavily if their roots are confined to a large pot, but Negro Largo does particularly well as a houseplant. A temperature range of 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) can limit the mature size of the plant, but it may still be necessary to prune in summer and winter to control exuberant growth. Set in a well-lit spot away from direct sun, and feed the plant sparingly two or three times in the growing season.

https://i2.wp.com/media.rd.com/rd/images/rdc/books/all-season-guide-to-gardening/How-to-Grow-Edible-Houseplants/01-peaches-af.jpg

{2.} Peaches and Nectarines

Natural or genetically dwarf varieties such as bonanza (peach) and nectarella (nectarine) can be grown as short standards on 30-inch (75 cm) stems. Keep them indoors in a well-lit, sunny position in temperatures of 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) until fruit sets, when they will require higher temperatures of 65 to 70°F (18 to 21°C). Ventilate freely in warm weather.

https://i1.wp.com/www.stargazerperennials.com/images/alpine-strawberry-plant-wit_qb0q.jpg

{3.} Strawberries

Alpine strawberries in pots on a sunny windowsill will fruit almost continuously from early summer until mid-autumn. Large-fruited strawberries will also do well, and are especially valuable when forced to produce early fruit. To stimulate early strawberries, pot up plants in autumn in 5- to 6-inch (13 to 15 cm) pots and leave in a well-lit room. The plants should develop edible crops from late spring onwards, after which they can be discarded or planted out in the garden to grow on.

https://opuluxeltd.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/apricots.jpg?w=300

{4.} Apricots

Compact varieties such as Shipleys and Goldcot on semi-dwarfing St Julien A rootstocks are highly productive in pots, especially if they are trained against a sunny conservatory wall. For apricots, use a soil-less potting compost over plenty of drainage material. To ensure fruit, hand pollinate by transferring pollen from one flower to another with a paintbrush.

https://opuluxeltd.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/blackgrapes.jpg?w=225

{5.} Grapes

A vine provides shade and looks ornamental trained up walls and across the roof of a conservatory. Ventilate freely to prevent mildew spoiling the fruit. Each winter, shorten the sideshoots back to two buds.

https://i2.wp.com/static-p4.fotolia.com/jpg/00/13/54/33/400_F_13543370_8blvihOLX93vuRJtqmtDLTkwYWkCbQPa.jpg/

{6.} Mulberries

This slow-growing tree is ideal for a large pot. For tasty fruits that ripen in early summer, grow the black mulberry Morus nigra Chelsea in bright, indirect light in a well-ventilated spot, at 55 to 70°F (13 to 21°C).

https://i1.wp.com/farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/3057979225_1ece95878d.jpg

{7.} Cape Gooseberries

The cape gooseberry (Physalis pruinosa) and ground cherry (P. angulata) both make bushy pot plants, with small, tomato-like, white flowers and cherry-size, yellow or red fruits in papery husks. They are very prolific when grown in large pots, 1 foot (30 cm) or more across, in direct sunlight near a window.

https://i1.wp.com/www.jungleseeds.co.uk/SeedOrders/contents/media/PunicaGranatumNana.jpg

{8.} Dwarf Pomegranate

For pot cultivation, choose the small Punica granatum var. nana, which grows only 3 feet (90 cm) high and often produces its conspicuous scarlet flowers while relatively immature. Attractive miniature fruits follow in early autumn but seldom ripen. Plenty of ventilation and sunlight are needed, especially in late summer and autumn.





OPULUXELtd.com                      LIFESTYLE===}}{{=== DESIGN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

15 Unique Dog Houses via [thepetscentral.com]

Share|

icon blurbs

OPULUXE Lounge GroovesPlayList

Are you a pet lover? Want to provide best house for your pet dogs? Before shopping for a new dog house, look at these comfortable and stylish dog houses for your pets.

1. Zen Haus Dog Crate

The Zen Haus Dog Crate, a new DenHaus design, is one of the most modern options for you and your dog to live in comfort and style. These dog houses blend in with your furniture, no matter what your style is. No one would know the side table beside your bed or couch is actually a dog house!  Not only will your dog of any size love his new home, but you no longer need to find a place to hide that unsightly metal cage!

The new Zen Haus Dog Crate offers stylish furniture for you and a comfy home for your pet. Not only will your dog be happy, but DenHaus offers a variety of styles and colors that are the perfect accent to any furniture style.

dog-house1

2.Green Roof Dog House

Not only is the Green Roof Dog House environmentally friendly, but any dog is sure to love it! A green roof is a vertical extension of the roof of a structure that uses a layered system made of vegetation to provide a warm, waterproof home for man’s best friend.

Just a few benefits of the Green Roof system: it provides insulation from temperature and sound, filters dust and particulate matter for cleaner air, and it soothes your dog due to its natural materials and plants. The Green Roof Dog House is a beautiful, environmentally-sound dog house that any dog would love to call home.

dog-house2

Buy at: Sustainble Pet

3. Magis – Orange Dog House

The Magis Orange Dog House is a super-sturdy outdoor home for man’s best friend. It is made from the best technology available: molded polyethylene and a steel rod base, which offers the sturdiness required of an outdoor dog house, while the fun design is aesthetically pleasing.

Appropriately, the name plate above the door boasts “AMICUS FIDELIS PROTECTIO FORTIS”, which is latin for faithful, strong, protector friend.  The Magis Orange Dog House offers a protective, comfortable home that will please any faithful four-legged friend.

dog-house3

Buy at: Surrounding

4. Tee Pee Hound Lounge Dog House

Any hound would love this indoor  hide away. The soft, fluffy, sleeping pad covered in fleece offers a great spot for cuddling up and taking a snooze. The sleeping pad is removable and machine washable, making it super easy to keep clean. It holds all dogs up to 40 pounds, and is small enough to tuck in a corner or beside your bed.

The Tee Pee Hound Lounge Dog House comes in khaki green with orange trim or camouflage with orange trim. Your dog may never want to leave his soft, comfy Hound Lounge!

dog-house4

5. Hunde Hus Indoor Dog House

The Hunde Hus Indoor Dog House is a modern, handmade dog house that is custom made just for you! Built for smaller dogs, it is the perfect modern home for a furry friend complete with a walkout terrace, sheepskin, and a cushion to match the custom color chosen by you.

Not only is it the perfect spot for your diva dog, but it can also be used as the perfect nightstand or end table to accent your original style. Choose your own custom color and the Hunde Hus Indoor Dog House will be handcrafted just for you!

dog-house5

Buy at: Etsy

6. Bark in the Park Doghouse

Check out this original, unique dog house submitted by Moira of Dog Art Today. This is an example of an inexpensive way to build your own dog house that Fido will love! Made of leftover lumber, cedar siding, salvage panel windows, and a traffic sign, this dog house is sure to be the envy not only of the dogs in your neighborhood, but your friends and neighbors as well.

Constructed by the design team Graypants, this industrial, modern-looking house was donated to be auctioned off at Bark in the Park to help raise funds for mistreated animals.

dog-house6

7. Pet Pavilion Dog House:

You won’t be sending your dog into outer space, although it may appear so!  The Pet Pavilion Dog House is a new invention displayed at the Korean Trade Show. This small pod has features never heard of before for dogs or humans!  It contains a carbon heating element which allows you to set the temperature and humidity to your dog’s demands.

Believe it or not, it also boasts an antibiotic air filter for dust-removal and a carbon filter for those nasty odors dogs are known to leave behind! Check out all the benefits of the Pet Pavilion Dog House to see if it meets the standards of your four-legged friend!

dog-house7

8. Cool Pet House:

The Cool Pet House is an innovative, technologically advanced hangout for your small pet. It won Best New Product for 2008-2009 at the Australian Pet Expo and comes equipped with an optional web cam! The Cool Pet House comes with its own thermostat you can use to control the temperature and humidity settings to your pet’s preference.

The optional web cam allows you to keep an eye on your furry friend no matter where you are in the world! All this, along with LED interior lighting, can be controlled by a wireless remote or a timer, both of which are included with purchase of the Cool Pet House.

This is a great way to save money and power, as you can set the Pet House to desired settings instead of your entire house to make sure your pet is comfortable while you are away. The power cord is made of flexible metal, which makes it almost impossible to sever. The Cool Pet House assembly is simple, no tools required. It can be transported with ease and assembled and disassembled within minutes. Get the latest in 5-star luxury for your pet with the Cool Pet House!

dog-house8

9. Travelling Dog House

Here’s a travelling dog house for the jet-setting lifestyle of the dog living life in the fast lane! A summer and a winter version are available, both made of baked clay. Platinum hardware adds the perfect accent for your dog to travel in style.

The winter version has a warm, soft fur lining to keep every diva dog warm while traveling. The travelling dog house is one of six creations by Italian artist Marco Morosini in his line of dog houses appropriately named “Dog Is A God”. Every dog will be traveling in style with Morosini’s traveling creation!

dog-house9

Designer: Marco Morosini http://www.marcomorosini.com

10. Sport Alu Cage

The Sport Alu Cage is a versatile, portable home for man’s best friend.  Created by Pet Ego, the Sport Alu Cage is an over sized home perfect for larger dogs. Comfortable and roomy, it is made with aluminum making it able to support up to 400 pounds of weight!  It is not only sturdy, but it folds up almost flat in one simple step.

Complete with a super-wide front opening, light reflectors, and a huge pocket in the front, this is the perfect portable home for any furry friend. The entire system is lightweight, and is available in orange and gray.

dog-house10

11. £250,000 Dog House

Imagine a palace built for two with two bedrooms and a day lounge, temperature controlled daybeds, self cleaning dishware, temperature controlled spa, an outdoor shelter with TV outside, and a 52 inch plasma television inside.

There is also an outdoor play area, and to top it all off a retina-scanning security system. Ready to move in? The only problem is, it’s for the dogs!  This £250,000 Dog House also includes a doggy web cam and controlled access to the main house! Luxury and comfort are taken to the extreme in this dog house, fit for a king or queen. In this house, a four-legged companion has all the luxuries most of us only dream about!

dog-house11

12. 21st Century Eco-Friendly Dog House

The 21st Century Eco-Friendly Dog House is a unique way for your dog to relax. This original creation is partially buried underground which provides natural cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. Not only is this dog house environmentally friendly, but the outer shell is virtually indestructible. The underground design allows your dog to follow its natural instincts.

The Eco-Friendly Dog House requires no assembly, and it is made from 20% recycled material, which is an added bonus. Save money on heating and cooling while providing your dog with a lifetime home he will love.

dog-house12

13. Outdoor planter with dog house

Here is a cute, amusing piece that you would never guess is a small dog house. A bright purple outdoor planter is actually a bright, comfy place for your furry friend to lay his head! This outdoor planter is from De Castelli, an Italian take on outdoor high end designed dog houses. Not only will your dog love his new home, but this planter is sure to be a conversation piece every time you step outside!

dog-house13

14 .Dog House

James Sun has given us two of his designs based on the modern dog house.  Both structures are basically identical, with the difference being the design of the siding around the outside. There are openings on each side that offer your furry friend the ability to check out the surroundings. The roof offers protection from the sun and rain.

The floor is large enough for any cushion or bedding, if your dog prefers. The large size of the houses allow for plenty of room for any size dog to be comfortable. This is the perfect outdoor doghouse with just the right modern touch.

dog-house14

15. Modern Wire Dog Crate

The Modern Wire Dog Crate is perfect whether on the go or at home. Also known as eiCrate, it’s the perfect modern home for any dog up to 25 pounds.  The steel wire is designed in a sleek, modern criss-cross pattern, and the liner is not only leak proof but is removable as well for easy cleaning.

This durable yet lightweight crate is great for traveling and, with its ultra-modern look, is the perfect accessory for any fashionista. Designed by Peter Pracilio for designGo, it is available in black, white, silver, and 22.5k gold for those diva dogs that want only the very best. Check out the eiCrate now.

dog-house15





OPULUXELtd.com                      LIFESTYLE===}}{{=== DESIGN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

The Top Vacation Retreat Favorites of Billionaire Celebrities. via [travelvivi]

Share|

icon blurbs

Like this at Facebook Be the first in your friends to like it
OPULUXE Lounge GroovesPlayList
Where Billionaire Celebrities Spend Their Vacations
Posted by L.K.

The economic crisis has not spared the world’s richest people: their losses are calculated with astronomical sums. But whether this was reflected in their vacation last year? Maybe when many ordinary families in general were forced to abandon holiday voyages, wealthy guests were taking their rest in all-inclusive hotels? No, the billionaires are in no hurry to part with their habits: they still continue to spend on holiday such amounts of money which are simply compatible with the budget of some developing countries. So let’s see where some of the richest celebrities like to relax according to the magazine Forbes.

Oprah Winfrey: Antigua


The best-known television host Oprah Winfrey loves to enjoy the peace of the Caribbeans. Despite the fact that she owns huge tracts of land on California’s beautiful lands, on Maui and Montecito, Oprah tends to rest in peace and tranquility under the huge palm trees in the washed crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean beaches.
To do this, she goes to the coast of Antigua, where her neighbors are usually celebrities such as Eric Clapton, one of the leading classic rock musicians. Here the problems seem to be decreased to the lowest level and thus there’s no needs to worry about the US hitches which are left to far from the unusual paradise.

Richard Branson: British Virgin Islands


Let’s be honest- the Caribbean are a real reserve of billionaires from various countries. The father-founder of  the huge corporation Virgin, Richard Branson, apparently having decided once again to play with the words, bought himself an island Necker – one of the British Virgin Islands, and built a huge house with eight rooms in Balinese style. While being surrounded with the turquoise waters, this piece of land lies on the softest fine-grained sand. This gives an additional opportunity to swim among the coral reefs surrounding the Necker or to start learning any other kind of water sports.
Branson has a full staff of servants, including a personal chef and masseuse. Incidentally, the famous businessman from time to time turns his possession. So if you have nowhere to go relaxing and have some extra hundreds of dollars to spend freely, you can easily live there too. He enjoys hosting around 28 guests who are resting next to him.

Paul Allen: Octopus Yacht


Long stays in one place seem to be tiring and even the fact that it’s a luxurious place for resting, doesn’t save celebrities from boredom. And because of this Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, doesn’t like to have a rest on solid ground while preferring instead to swim in his own mega-yacht that costs him $ 200 million.
In this floating five-star hotel there are not only ordinary pool and a cinema. The hotel owner and his guests have a basketball court, a couple of helicopters and a real submarine for 10 people.  The yacht is so big that the crew serving the miracle yacht is no more, no less than 60 people.

Roman Abramovich: Wildcat Ridge, Colorado, USA


Not all the celebrities of this world like sandy beaches, palm trees and warmer climates. Roman Abramovich, if he does not travel on his 170-meter yacht, usually chooses to rest in the countries with a cold climate. The owner of Chelsea Football Club loves to ski, and so bought himself a small, only 80 hectares, ranch Wildcat Ridge near the famous ski resort of Aspen in Colorado.
There is no need to get surprised. The thing is that Roman Abramovich is not only owning a club following the idea of healthy lifestyle, but he also enjoys various sports himself, trying to appear to the public in his best shape.

Bill Gates: Western Greenland


Another fan of the cold countries and places can be truly called Bill Gates. Once in 2008, the world’s most famous programmer has left Microsoft, he began charity work and because of his wife, Melinda to spend much time in Africa.
Let’s not make any kind of rumors about why the African heat bothers him, and he prefers to rest in Greenland, in the heart of skiing Apussuit Adventure Camp, let’s just take this fact as a note. Greenland is a truly wild corner of the world. Even the cities of this country are quite deserted and even some of them are not even inhabited, and only at a remote resort on the west of the island is where some adventurers like Bill Gates enjoy having a vacation.

Francois-Henri Pinault: Ibiza, Spain


Although most of the billionaires do not like to be on the center of attention and thus avoid journalists, it’s not true about Francois-Henri Pinault, the son of billionaire Francois Pinault. Not long ago he decided to conquer the world of fashion and art, making a present for paparazzi, having gone with his girlfriend actress Salma Hayek to Ibiza.
Photographers were waiting for a couple of moments to take pics of the couple who were relaxing on this Mediterranean coast, and their shots hit the magazines of all over the world. However, the young Mexican was not embarrassed at all: she was so charmed by Pino (or, at least, Ibiza), that next Valentine’s Day the young and attractive couple decided to get married.

Mukesh Ambani: Mumbai, India

However, not all billionaires like to overcross the seas and oceans to soak in somebody else’s country house. Indian telecom tycoon Mukesh Ambani prefers to relax at home. To this end, he decided to arrange a home in Mumbai in its own extravagant 27-storey skyscraper worth around one billion dollars. It seems to be rather interesting to have something like a hotel for your own.

Under construction now this man’s residence will take four floors, and there will be everything necessary for a modest multi-billionaire recreation: outdoor garden, a large dance hall with a chandelier, which occupies 4 / 5 ceiling, yoga studio and a special ice room, where you can hide from the Indian heat. The only question left to be answered is the one whether Mukesh plans to have all of the house for his own or going to have some “guests” to come over?





OPULUXELtd.com                      LIFESTYLE===}}{{=== DESIGN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

WOW! A Gargantuan PB & J Sandwich Birthday Cake via [luxuryspot]

Share|

icon blurbs

By Bryce

On my list of things I cannot do without, there’s obviously mascara, but even more obviously: pb & j sandwiches and cake.

Until now, they lived exclusively.  Thanks to the CAKEWICH, my life is just about complete.  According to their website, “Fred’s silicone Cakewich baking pan is shaped like 2 big hunks of white bread — just bake and slice to make double-decker sandwich cakes with yummy fillings. Everyone loves a good sandwich, now you can have one for dessert too! Cakewich is molded in super-strong, dishwasher-safe, oven-safe pure silicone.”

GENIUS. Check it out.





OPULUXELtd.com                      LIFESTYLE===}}{{=== DESIGN

↑ Grab this Headline Animator