20150417

Hang Your Hat: Friday 4/17 Edition - 3,700 Sqft Contemporary Home Made From Shipping Containers

Hang Your Hat: 3,700 Sqft Contemporary Home Made From Shipping Containers
A Dallas architect has taken 14 shipping containers and transformed them into a stunningly modern 3,700-square-foot three-bedroom home.
The home, dubbed ‘PV14‘, also boasts a 1,400 sq ft roof deck that can fit up to 150 people, a 40ft long swimming pool on the ground floor and a 360 degree view of White Rock Lake and the sparkling lights of the city’s downtown. 
Matt Mooney wanted to stay true to the materials that became the foundation for his home. 
Dallas architects Matt Mooney and Michael Gooden have transformed 14 shipping containers into a stunningly modern home 
Dallas architects Matt Mooney and Michael Gooden have transformed 14 shipping containers into a stunningly modern home
The 3,700 sq ft three-bedroom home, dubbed 'PV14,' boasts a 40ft long swimming pool on the ground floor that reflects the two-story glass-paneled tower, also built out of the containers 
The 3,700 sq ft three-bedroom home, dubbed ‘PV14,’ boasts a 40ft long swimming pool on the ground floor that reflects the two-story glass-paneled tower, also built out of the containers
The home also features a 1,400 sq ft roof deck that can fit up to 150 people and has a 360 degree view of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas 
The home also features a 1,400 sq ft roof deck that can fit up to 150 people and has a 360 degree view of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas
Mooney wanted to stay true to the materials that  built his home and thus all the ceilings were left exposed 
Mooney wanted to stay true to the materials that  built his home and thus all the ceilings were left exposed
The ceilings have been left exposed and the shipping container gates remained unpainted when they were converted into bedroom doors.
Architect Michael Gooden, who worked with Mooney on PV14, said the designers wanted people to know what they were standing in when they stepped into the home.
Gooden said the house’s walls are made of sheet rock, which would make the home look ‘normal’ if the ceilings weren’t left exposed, he told D Magazine
Gooden said the designers wanted people to know what they were standing in when they stepped into the home
Gooden said the designers wanted people to know what they were standing in when they stepped into the home
Gooden said the house's walls are made of sheet rock, which would make the home look 'normal' if the ceilings weren't left exposed
Gooden said the house’s walls are made of sheet rock, which would make the home look ‘normal’ if the ceilings weren’t left exposed
Because the walls of the shipping containers were removed, Gooden said columns had to be placed around the house to restore structural integrity to the materials
Because the walls of the shipping containers were removed, Gooden said columns had to be placed around the house to restore structural integrity to the materials
Because the walls of the shipping containers were removed, Gooden said columns had to be placed around the house to restore structural integrity to the materials.
Spray foam was also used between the building layers, to provide insulation that the containers can’t provide, according to Inhabitat
But one of the most striking uses of the containers is the two-story, glass-paneled tower that overlooks and mirrors the shape of the house’s long, slim pool, which carries the tower’s reflection.
On the house’s open-floor first level, which is dedicated to entertaining, the polished cement used for the ground corresponds to the sleek steel of the shipping containers revealed overhead.
On the house's open-floor first level, which is dedicated to entertaining, the polished cement used for the ground corresponds to the sleek steel of the shipping containers revealed overhead
On the house’s open-floor first level, which is dedicated to entertaining, the polished cement used for the ground corresponds to the sleek steel of the shipping containers revealed overhead
The upstairs levels are outfitted with maple wood floors to complement the views of the nearby park and lake, which provide a wallpaper for the house thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows
The upstairs levels are outfitted with maple wood floors to complement the views of the nearby park and lake, which provide a wallpaper for the house thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows
Deep porches protect the home from direct sunlight while still allowing natural light to seep in
Deep porches protect the home from direct sunlight while still allowing natural light to seep in
The upstairs levels are outfitted with maple wood floors to complement the views of the nearby park and lake, which provide a wallpaper for the house thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. 
Deep porches protect the home from direct sunlight while still allowing natural light to seep in, according to the Houston Chronicle
Mooney knew he wanted to build a home out of shipping containers 25 years ago, but it was only just recently he and his wife Barbara, a retired nurse, found the perfect spot – in the same neighborhood where they had lived for 23 years. 
A crew of 18-wheelers, with an audience of 200 people, transported the shipping containers to the chosen spot, which is on one of the highest elevations in the city – offering one of the best views.
And after more than two years of design and construction, and a final tour for the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the couple are finally preparing to move into their new home.
Mooney knew he wanted to build a home out of shipping containers 25 years ago, but it was only just recently he and his wife Barbara, a retired nurse, found the perfect spot - in the neighborhood they had lived in for 23 years
Mooney knew he wanted to build a home out of shipping containers 25 years ago, but it was only just recently he and his wife Barbara, a retired nurse, found the perfect spot – in the neighborhood they had lived in for 23 years
And after more than two years of design and construction, and a final tour for the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the couple are finally preparing to move into their new home
And after more than two years of design and construction, and a final tour for the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the couple are finally preparing to move into their new home.
Via DailyMail

20150416

Wear It Like: Scott Eastwood - Thursday 4/16 Edition


1. Simon Miller Copen Washed Denim @ Mr Porter
2. Aspesi Light Weight Hooded Bicycle Jacket @ Mr Porter
3. Bottega Veneta V-Neck Sweater @ Matches
4. Valentino Silver ID Bracelet @ SSENSE
5. Vogas Barcelona Burnt Orange Sendas @ InforMANt
Sounds: Take Me To Church by Hozier @ Amazon

20150415

Wear It Like: Scott Eastwood - Wednesday 4/15 Edition


1. Braun Prestige Stainless Watch @ InforMANt
2. Theory Zack Linen and Cotton Blend Shirt @ Mr Porter
3. La Roca Navy Board Short @ InforMANt
4. Karma Mantra Palm Tiger Bracelet @ InforMANt
5. Tom Ford Gunmetal Edward Aviator @ SSENSE
Sounds: Blessings by Big Sean @ Amazon

20150414

Wear It Like: Scott Eastwood - Tuesday 4/14 Edition


1. Raf Simons Trousers @ Mr Porter
2. Sailormade Journey Double Bracelet @ InforMANt
3. John Varvatos Button Blazer @ farfetch
4. Paul Smith Dot Cotton Shirt @ Mr Porter
5. ACL Black Track Shoe @ InforMANt
6. Mahakala Finger Ring @ InforMANt
Sounds: Wake Up Soul by Sango @ Amazon

20150413

Wear It Like: Scott Eastwood - Monday 4/13 Edition


1. Comme des Garcons Kevlar Navy Jacket @ Haven
2. Marc Jacobs Jean @ Matches
3. Officine Creative 'Build' Chelsea Boot @ farfetch
4. Havana Leather Military Wash Kit @ Sir Jack's
5. Tomas Maier Printed Shirt @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Always This Late by ODESZA @ Amazon

20150411

Saturday 4/11 Edition - Coming Soon: Trailer For HBO's New Show "Ballers" Starring The Rock


HBO is having a good week with the season premiere of "Game of Thrones" Sunday, as well as the trailer for the highly-anticipated second season of "True Detective."

Now a new show slated for a June 21 release has been revealed, and we are excited.

"Ballers", a scripted comedy unveiled by its star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson via tweet this week, is Exec-produced by Mark Wahlberg and his "Entourage" colleague Stephen Levinson.

"Ballers" sees The Rock as an ex-football player who now works as a high-profile financial adviser.


Check it here > > >

20150410

Friday 4/10 Edition | Out and About - Wear It Like: Scott Eastwood


1. Givenchy Cotton Poplin Shirt @ Mr Porter
2. Maison Martin Margiela Lightweight Blazer @ Matches
3. Viberg Leather Lace-Up Boots @ Mr Porter
4. Selected Key Wayfarer Sunglasses @ ASOS
5. Chadbourn Smoke Grey Trousers @ Lumina
Sounds: Incredible by Carnage & Borgore @ Amazon

20150409

Thursday 4/9 Edition | Out and About - Wear It Like: Kevin Hart


1. Jean Shop Slim Selvedge @ Mr Porter
2. Beams Flight Jacket @ Mr Porter
3. Givenchy Stars and Stripes Tee @ farfetch
4. Reclaimed Vintage Pharoah Necklace @ ASOS
5. Maison Margiela Gold Brush High-Tops @ SSENSE
Sounds: Flight Facilities by Clair De Lune @ Amazon

20150408

Wednesday 4/8 Edition | Out and About - Wear It Like: Ian Somerhalder


1. AG Nomad Slim Leg Jeans @ Matches
2. Belstaff Leather K-Racer Jacket @ SSENSE
3. Gents V-Neck Tee @ InforMANt
4. Gucci Woven Panama Hat @ Mr Porter
5. Silvano Sassetti Lace-Up Ankle Boots @ farfetch
Sounds: Stolen Dance by Milky Chance @ Amazon
Stolen Dance

20150407

Wear It Like: Vin Diesel - Tuesday 4/7 Edition


1. Rick Owens Fine Knit Wool Hoodie @ Mr Porter
2. PRPS Demon Jeans @ Matches
3. Gents Long Sleeve V Neck @ InforMANt
4. Hood by Air Zip Combat Boots @ farfetch
Sounds: Flume Deluxe Edition @ Amazon
Flume: Deluxe Edition

20150406

Wear It Like: Vin Diesel - Monday 4/6 Edition


1. Youngs Two Piece Grey Suit @ Reiss
2. Skinny Tie Madness Astronaut Whip Tie @ InforMANt
3. Paul Smith Stitch Belt @ Matches
4. Acne Otis Cotton Shirt @ Matches
5. Blake Green Nautilus Cufflinks @ InforMANt
6. Crockett & Jones Apron Derby Shoes @ farfetch
Sounds: Lights by SOHN @ Amazon
Lights

20150404

Saturday 4/4 Edition: A 747 Converted Into Private Palace In The Sky

Hang Your Hat: A 747 Converted Into Private Palace In The Sky
For most people, private jets such as the $65 million Gulfstream G650 or the Bombardier Global Series are the epitome of luxury air travel, but there are a select few who can afford more than that. They’re converting airliners into private flying palaces. To meet this demand, Airbus and Boeing have begun selling “VIP” versions of their airliners under the Airbus Corporate Jet and Boeing Business Jet brands. While most of these planes are based on smaller Airbus A320 series or Boeing 737 models, one recent VIP conversion took luxury to a new level.
One very lucky, very wealthy, and very confidential client took delivery of a personalized Boeing 747-8, completed by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Washington. Its incredible 4,786 sq. ft. of space features a stateroom, lounges, an office, and a massive dining room.
The Boeing 747-8 VIP is the longest and second-largest airliner ever built. Powered by a team of four General Electric GEnx engines, the plane can fly 8,000 nautical miles nonstop.
The Boeing 747-8 VIP is the longest and second-largest airliner ever built. Powered by a team of four General Electric GEnx engines, the plane can fly 8,000 nautical miles nonstop.
Boeing
The asking price for the jumbo jet is $367 million — and that’s before the all the luxurious goodies are installed.
As you may have guessed, all of the interior components and cabinets are custom designed and built in house using only the finest materials.
As you may have guessed, all of the interior components and cabinets are custom designed and built in house using only the finest materials.
Greenpoint Technologies
I mean, just look at this lounge! It’s spectacular.
I mean, just look at this lounge! It's spectacular.
Greenpoint Technologies
Here’s the lounge from another angle.
Here's the lounge from another angle.
Greenpoint Technologies
And if you’d like the lounge in another design, no problem!
And if you'd like the lounge in another design, no problem!
Greenpoint Technologies
The 747-8 can be customized any way the client likes.
The 747-8 can be customized any way the client likes.
Greenpoint Technologies
Want to take a nap? Check out the regal stateroom.
Want to take a nap? Check out the regal stateroom.
Greenpoint Technologies
Or you can look out the window as you soar above the world.
Or you can look out the window as you soar above the world.
Greenpoint Technologies
Naturally, the stateroom comes with its own lounge
Naturally, the stateroom comes with its own lounge
Greenpoint Technologies
As with any other part of the plane, you can have it any way you like.
As with any other part of the plane, you can have it any way you like.
Greenpoint Technologies
This is certainly a far cry from the lesser private jets of the world and …
This is certainly a far cry from the lesser private jets of the world and …
Greenpoint Technologies
… even makes the world’s luxury hotels somewhat obsolete.
... even makes the world's luxury hotels somewhat obsolete.
Greenpoint Technologies
For those looking to do some business, there’s a massive office for that and …
For those looking to do some business, there's a massive office for that and …
Greenpoint Technologies
… an impressive conference room for larger meetings that …
... an impressive conference room for larger meetings that ...
Greenpoint Technologies
… can double as a stately dining room, when necessary.
... can double as a stately dining room, when necessary.
Greenpoint Technologies
And what about the big hump on top of the 747-8? There’s a lounge up there too!
And what about the big hump on top of the 747-8? There's a lounge up there too!
Greenpoint Technologies
Although not as luxurious, these also look pretty darn amazing …