Jonathon Ive, the Apple industrial design whiz responsible for the iconic look of blockbuster products such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, has purchased a home on San Francisco’s uber-exclusive Gold Coast, according to the WSJ . The recently knighted Brit reportedly bought the home for 17 million of the Scrooge McDuck-sized pile of dollars he has no doubt accumulated during his tenure in Cupertino, an epoch in which he and Steve Jobs literally transformed the way people interact with technology. $17 million is a lot of money, but don’t worry about Mr. Ive – or any other Apple stock-holder – running into financial problems anytime soon. The company is set to rack up enough iPhone 5 sales to raise the GDP of these United States of America by roughly half of a percent . …MORE
The beautiful Presidio Heights home located at 3636 Washington Street has recently gone on the market for $15,000,000.
Only in its forth year, SF20/21, held at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, has had a big impact on the modern design scene, and it has continued to grow its repertoire. Claudia Juestel attended the recent 2011 show, and reported back on what she found.
The MOAD recently celebrated its 6th annual black-tie Gala, hosted in 2011 by actor and director Delroy Lindo and Co-chairs Lloyd H. Dean and Deborah Santana.
If you’ve ever wanted to live like one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, now is your chance: Stan Musial’s home has hit the market in St. Louis . One of baseball’s most iconic figures, the Cardinals’ legend passed on in January at the age of 92. Now, his longtime home has made its way onto the market, listing for $1.795 million . A traditional mid-century with European flair, Musial’s estate was built in 1962, and, much like a certain Hall of Fame second baseman , it appears that not much has changed since that time.
Hugh Hefner recently purchased an ultra-modern home in Los Angeles , but don’t worry folks, he’s not trading in his iconic mansion and its grotto for a house with a lap pool anytime soon. No, the 87-year-old Playboy magazine founder recently dropped $5 million on a Hollywood Hills home for his Playmate wife, Crystal Harris. According to TMZ, the newlyweds are living happily in the Playboy Mansion, and that Heff’s house purchase was designed to ensure Harris has a “ roof over her head when he’s gone. ” Built in 2011, the sharp, ultra-modern abode has four bedrooms and five baths with a total of 5,917 square feet. It features a host of chic, contemporary amenities including a Bontempi kitchen, a deluxe master suite and telescoping doors, along with luxe touches ranging from Jerusalem stone walls to walnut floors to floating wood staircases.
After being traded from Miami to Cleveland on draft day, Davone Bess is looking to make a flip of his own: he’s selling his Hollywood, FL home. A talented wideout who went undrafted in 2008 before latching on with the Dolphins, Bess purchased the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home for $555,300 in 2011, but asks nearly $100,000 more after listing the suburban Mediterranean for $649,850 . Located roughly 15 minutes north of Sun Life Stadium, Bess’ offers 5,082 square feet spread across two floors, with standard amenities ranging from a formal dining room to a chef’s kitchen to a large master that has its own sitting area.
In his latest movie, CZ12 aka Chinese Zodiac, the 58-year-old Jackie Chan will be seen battling canines and free-falling from volcanoes. Chan, known for his outrageous stunts and for incurring over 200 injuries in his career, has even outdone himself this time. Jackie, who said that working with the dogs required extreme patience, also revealed he received a dog bite while filming. Since the only way he could endear himself to the dogs was by playing with them and giving them treats, in one scene Jackie still had the scent of food on his hand so the dog nipped it, drawing blood.
Folks in Sungei Petani, Kedah have more venues to watch their favourite movies like the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall. Golden Screen Cinemas recently opened its second GSC lite cinema at the new Amanjaya Mall. The eight-screen GSC Lite offers movie goers the signature GSC entertainment magic in a lighter, modest and more accessible manner to cater for markets like Sungei Petani, without sacrificing the effects of big screens and digital sounds like those offered in GSC cinemas nationwide. With the new GSC Amanjaya Mall, that’s equipped with seven digital halls (including two digital 3D halls), movie-goers will be able to enjoy more digital movies in either 2D or 3D format. At the launch, GSC Chief Executive Officer Koh Mei Lee said: “We are looking forward to offering a better selection of movies for the local community with this new cinema.” Built at a cost of RM15 million, GSC Amanjaya Mall has a total seating capacity of 1,306 which includes 1,290 seats and 16 designated spaces for those wheelchair bound. The new GSC Amanjaya Mall also provides online ticketing facility for both internet and mobile purchases
Path less travelled: Adrien Brody (left) and Mika Salo with the specially modified Nissan Patrol vehicle before entering the rough terrains of the Ulu Sedili jungle near Mersing, Johor. Hollywood star Adrien Brody and Finnish former Formula One racer Mika Salo take on the challenge of driving through a jungle in Malaysia. Imagine this – driving a 4×4 vehicle on a frozen lake in Siberia, Russia, or across the scorching China desert, or tackling the rough terrains of Malaysia’s deep forests. Not many people have the opportunity to take on the paths less travelled. Now, let’s take it further by having a racing professional behind the wheels and a Hollywood star next to him and you will get the new three-part television series – Shell Helix Driven To Extremes . True to its name, the programme follows the drivers to different parts of the world to take on extreme conditions in a specially modified Nissan Patrol.