Summers Macarons at Pierre Hermé

Recently, I discovered an incredible pastry-shop in Paris, Pierre Hermé, where you can try some interesting flavored macarons, such as caramel with fleur de sel , passion fruit with chocolate or even rose petal cream. (Macarons are French, meringue-like cookies made with almond flour – sometimes called luxembourgers – while Macaroons are cookies made with [...]

Hello Kitty luxury Doghouse

Hello Kitty’s luxurious Doghouse

This luxury doghouse was created in 2007 for a sales event at a department store in Tokyo and designed in collaboration with a maker of high-end pet goods. It’s worth3.9 million yen (32,000 dollars). The most expensive doghouse in the world, large enough for a Chihuahua or terrier, is decorated with 7,600 crystal beads and [...]

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Most Expensive Cities in the World – 2008

Mercer has just released its top 50 most expensive cities in the world based on cost of living. Mercer’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2008 is used to help multinational companies and governments determine living costs for their expatriate employees, who usually demand a relatively high quality of life. Mercer’s survey covers 253 cities across [...]

A country retreat outside of Tokyo

Takei-Nabeshima-Architects (TNA) designed a country retreat in the town of Karuizawa outside Tokyo, Japan, wrapped in rings of glass and wood and has an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the forest. TNA designed rings around the facade so that areas of private spaces and utilities could be met. The height of each ring was decided [...]

The $1.63 Million Diamond and Platinum Handbag

This diamond studded platinum handbag was on display recently in Tokyo by jewelry maker Ginza Tanaka. Valued at $1.63 million dollars, this bag is shaped out of pure platinum and boasts 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats – Via lifeontop

New Swarovski Flagship Store in Tokyo

Highly visible, more than a thousand Swarovski boutiques and concessions are located in all major fashion capitals around the world. Now, Swarovski opened a new flagship store in Tokyo’s renowned Ginza district on Saturday, March 29, 2008. It will showcase the entire Daniel Swarovski Couture Line and the jewellery and accessories from the Swarovski fashion [...]

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