Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Tower now has two “world records.” In addition to being the tallest building in the world, it’s also now the site of the world’s largest fireworks show ever.
Organizers of the event easily beat the standing 2012 world record, the display to mark Kuwait’s golden jubilee anniversary where 77,282 fireworks were launched. Dubai broke that record within their first minute.
The Guinness World Record were on site to judge the show as the largest in history, and more than 1.7 million people watched live around Dubai.
Greek Cypriot industrialist and art collector Dakis Joannou recently commissioned Jeff Koons and Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri to design him a mega yacht. A floating piece of art, “Guilty” measures in at 115-feet long and ranks as Koons’ largest project to date. Inspired by British naval camouflage from World War I, the yachts exterior features bold geometric designs that include alternating yellow rhombuses, pink triangles and blue polygons.
The yacht’s interior walls and ceilings are all white, with extremely large windows to maximize natural lighting. Highlighting the space, a central staircase turns from pinkish violet to galactic blue and finally warm yellow. The main cabin encompasses the top deck, with 180-degree views and the word “Feelings” hanging in neon lights above the bed, the master bedroom also has a private terrace. The four guest cabins feature “museum-worthy” works, while the living room is decorated with Italian Radical Design furniture.
Swiss-born American actress, model, singer and dancer Kat Graham recently stopped byTerry Richardson‘s studio for some time in front of the camera. Best known for her role on The Vampire Diaries.
LG’s Ultra HD Curved OLED TV should prove to be one of the richest and brightest screens out there with a curved, high resolution 3840 x 2160 pixel display that uses the company’s own WRGB OLED technology. The set also features built-in 3D, H.264 and HEVC H.265 decoding at 30p or 60p, and the Tru-ULTRA HD Engine Pro which can upscale media to near-4K quality.
When the Wythe Hotel opened last year, it brought the city’s vibe with it. From the towncars and taxis pulling up at the corner to its bustling lobby, it felt more West Broadway than Wythe Avenue. The 72-room hotel blends old and new; the building’s circa-1901 industrial details are offset with luxury amenities, floor-to-ceiling windows, and, in many rooms, outstanding Manhattan skyline views (another perk to being on the “wrong” side of the river).
The Wythe Hotel’s restaurant, Reynard, is owned by the same group that first put Williamsburg on the culinary map over a decade ago with the opening of Diner. Their newest venture offers a daily-changing menu based on farm-to-table classics. During summer months, a rooftop bar, The Ides, feels like the Brooklyn version of the Standard Hotel Rooftop.
Audi has officially confirmed that the third generation of the iconic Audi TT will arrive in showrooms during 2014. The new model from the German car maker will be lighter, making it sportier than its predecessors and closing the gap with its main rival, the Porsche Boxster.