Steampunk Victorian filigree beetle Volkswagen by Metal Art shop Vrbanus, Sisak, Croatia. Three craftsmen spent 3000 hours, about four months on the painstaking job with details such as 24-carat gold leaf embelishments and a hand-stiched leather interior. (vrbanus)
We went on to YouTube and we found all the songs that, somehow, were taken from my house or picked up or loaned out or whatever, and we picked up all the songs that like – there was like 25 songs that the fans really wanted me to record, and we picked 18. And we went to Nashville and we recorded 17 songs. So they’re like all starting from like 1969 maybe? I call them my 24-carat gold songs.
A symbol of Dubai’s wealth and grandeur, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has interiors finished in 24-karat gold, chauffeured Rolls-Royces, and remote controlled suites, each complete with a 21-inch iMac, a 24 carat Gold iPad, and stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. The décor is as opulent as you’d expect from one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, and the facilities even better. Expect the planet’s largest brigade of butlers at your service, an outstanding selection of 17 types of pillows to choose from, lavish bathrooms equipped with Jacuzzis and Hermes toiletries, and a collection of 9 bars and restaurants that serve everything from traditional Arabic cuisine to innovative European dishes.
Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA has converted a century-old distillery in Milan into a new arts centre for Fondazione Prada, featuring a “haunted house” clad in 24-carat gold leaf, a cinema camouflaged by mirrors and a cafe designed by cult film director Wes Anderson.