In Home | August 2013
July 30, 2013,
The Royal Treatment
Savoir Beds, a manufacturer of luxury bespoke mattresses, has debuted its limited-edition Royal State Bed. It was originally introduced as part of the "Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber" exhibition at Great Britain's Hampton Court Palace, and the company is making just 60 Royal State Beds in honor of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Price tag: a tidy $175,000 for king size. savoirbeds.com
Nourison's $33.8 Million Replica
For those who admired--but couldn't afford--the 17th century Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet that recently sold at Sotheby's for $33.8 million, Nourison offers a more reasonably priced alternative. From its limited-edition Rhapsody collection, the design is machine-made in China of wool and nylon. An 8-by-12 retails for $1,499. nourison.com
Christmas in August
Radiant Arts Studios, a company founded in 2011 by a podiatric surgeon and a computer guru, features X-rayed images of sea creatures on frosted glass objects. Its newest creation is this festive lobster sporting a Santa Claus hat, featured on a glass cutting board. radiantartstudios.com
The MADinItaly Concept Store's newest children's brand is Kubo, a series of cube-shaped containers in multiple colors and unique symbols to hold children's books, toys or accessories. It's sold exclusively at MADinItaly in Miami, which focuses on Italian design. madinitalystore.com
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