20141219

Saturday 12/20 Edition: Hang Your Hat - Minecraft Creator Beats Out Beyonce For This $70 Million Mansion

The most expensive home in Beverly Hills triggered a bidding war among celebrities and moneyed international buyers. The winner: Billionaire Markus Persson, the creator of Minecraft.
For $70 million, Persson got the 23,000 square-foot mansion and everything inside, including cases of Dom Perignon and two dozen Roberto Cavalli place settings at $3,700 a pop, according to John Aaroe Group, the real estate company that took care of the sale.
The mansion, which John Aaroe Group describes as the priciest sale in Beverly Hills in years, has a candy room, an 18-seat movie theater, three high-definition 90-inch televisions that can screen panoramic views of Los Angeles from the roof and a replica of James Dean’s motorcycle.
Persson, who sold his company, Mojang, to Microsoft for $2.5 billion this fall. Mojang launched Minecraft in 2009.
“Marcus fell in love with the house, its sleek contemporary design and its spectacular panoramic views that sweep from downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean,” Katia De Los Reyes, a real estate agent with John Aaroe Group, said in a blog post on the firm’s website. “The fact that the house also was completely furnished in such great style was another major selling point for him.”
BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z also bid on the eight bedroom house, TMZ reported earlier this month. The mansion was originally priced at $85 million, according to Curbed Los Angeles.
The mansion also boasts vodka and tequila bars, a 54–foot curved glass door in the living room that opens onto an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains and 15 bathrooms, all equipped with $5,600 toilets. Check it…
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Wear It Like: Michael Strahan - Friday 12/19 Edition


1. STK Caressing in Capetown Necktie @ InforMANt
2. Etro Checkered Classic Suit @ farfetch
3. Daniel Wellington St. Andrews Rose Gold Wristwatch @ InforMANt
4. Lennox Blue Check Shirt @ Sir Jack's
Sounds: The Downeasetr Alexa by Billy Joel @ Amazon
The Downeaster "Alexa" (Remastered)

20141218

Wear It Like: Michael Strahan - Thursday 12/18 Edition


1. J Crew Broken In Slim Fit Chinos @ Mr Porter
2. Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope Polished Stainless @ InforMANt
3. Boss Orange Check Shirt @ ASOS
4. Cutler and Gross Aviator Style Sunglasses @ Matches
5. Converse by John Varvatos Black Canvas Chucks @ SSENSE
6. Valentine Goods Eggshell Ostrich iPhone Cover @ InforMANt
7. Mahakala Finger Ring @ InforMANt
Sounds: Ambition by Wale @ Amazon
Ambition (Feat. Meek Mill & Rick Ross)

20141217

Wear It Like: Michael Strahan - Wednesday 12/17 Edition


1. Alfred Dunhill Checked Wool and Cashmere Blend Blazer @ Mr Porter
2. Acne Max Raw Jeans @ Matches
3. Perry Gargano Hummingbird Necklace @ InforMANt
4. Kem Ajachel Hand Woven Scarf @ InforMANt
5. Dolce & Gabbana Henley Tee @ farfetch
Sounds: Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family @ Amazon
Far From Any Road


20141216

Wear It Like: Michael Strahan - Tuesday 12/16 Edition


1. John Smedley Roma Cashmere Hoodie @ Mr Porter
2. Acne Studios Max Raw Straight Jeans @ Matches
3. Gallant & Beau Carnaby Socks @ InforMANt
4. Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope @ InforMANt
5. Marsell Lace-Up Boot @ farfetch
6. Billy Reid Pea Coat @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Ten Cent Pistol by The Black Keys @ Amazon



20141215

Wear It Like: Michael Strahan - Monday 12/15 Edition


1. Daniel B Wool Airforce Blue Blazer @ Reiss
2. Daniel B Wool Airforce Blue Trousers @ Reiss
3. Avallone Leather $ Clip and Card Holder @ InforMANt
4. Turnbull and Asser Pink Cotton Shirt @ Mr Porter
5. Skinnny Tie Madness Michigan Tie and Square @ InforMANt
6. Blake Green Seychelles Cufflinks @ InforMANt
Sounds: Clair De Lune by Flight Facilities @ Amazon
Clair De Lune [feat. Christine Hoberg]

20141212

Friday 12/12 Edition: A Secret Ballroom Built In The 1800s Lies Under A Lake

Wow: A Secret Ballroom Built In The 1800s Lies Under A Lake
A giant statue of Neptune sits atop an underwater dome enclosing a secret room under the lake of the Witley Park in England.
The entire estate was drenched in opulence and extravagance. It was built in the late 1800s by Whitaker Wright, a shady businessman who was convicted of fraud after many years of floating bad loans and swindling investors. In 1904, he took his own life via cyanide pill on the day of his sentencing.
The stairway.
A long hallway connects the dome to the entrance, here lit by long exposure.
Entering the ballroom.
Inside the underwater ballroom.
The roof of the ballroom is paned in translucent glass to let light filter through from the water above.
How the statue looks from the shore of the lake.
No one dances here any more.
The underwater ballroom – now owned by entrepreneur Gary Steele – lies empty. Only the fish remain, forever circling the stately pleasure dome of an infamous swindler.
Learn more about Whitaker Wright and this estate on DailyMail.

20141211

Wear It Like: Douglas Booth - Thursday 12/11 Edition


1. Vincent Three Piece Check Suit @ Reiss
2. Lennox Shirt @ Sir Jack's
3. Skinny Tie madness Unjust Necktie @ InforMANt
4. Blake Green Oslo Cufflinks @ InforMANt
5. Maison Martin Margiela Waxed Leather Oxfords @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Even Though by Giraffage @ Amazon
Even Though (Feat. Xxyyxx)

20141210

Wear It Like: Douglas Booth - Wednesday 12/10 Edition


1. Junghans Max Bill Chronsocope @ InforMANt
2. Frame Denim Magic Denim Jeans @ Mr Porter
3. Burberry Sandringham Heritage Trench @ Burberry
4. Gents Crew Neck Tee @ InforMANt
5. Sailormade Catch Single Bracelet @ InforMANt
6. Yohji Yamamoto Lace-Up Biker Boots @ farfetch
Sounds: How To Disappear Completely by Radiohead @ Amazon

20141209

Wear It Like: Douglas Booth - Tuesday 12/9 Edition


1. Cooper Double Breasted Blazer @ Reiss
2. Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch @ InforMANt
3. Sebastian Cruz Lavendar Pocket Square @ InforMANt
4. Classic Bow Tie by Ninh Collection @ InforMANt
5. Sir Jacks White Shirt @ Sir Jacks
6. London Undercover Gent Umbrella @ Mr Porter
7. Maison Martin Margiela Ankle Boots @ farfetch
Sounds: Sf Perkele by Xxyyxx @ Amazon