Inc. Magazine names Concierge Auctions one of America’s fastest growing companies the second year in a row


NEW YORK – August 25, 2015 – New York City-based luxury real estate auction marketplace Concierge Auctions, the preeminent platform for buyers, sellers and real estate agents globally, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the second year in a row. The company gained over 2,000 spots since […]

Authentic Log Cabin in Franklin Lakes

Franklin Lake Rd

Imagine yourself in a cabin in the middle of the wilderness. No signs of human activity reach your ears- all you are aware of is the quiet noise of the cool forest around you. This level of seclusion is only attainable in the deep woods, miles away from civilization, correct? Well this is where you […]

When it comes to swimming pool installation there’s only one way to get it right


Size, shape, color, and plumbing — everyone knows that these are some major considerations when installing a new swimming pool. Yet once these decisions are made, there is a host of other details and issues to resolve, that many may not think of at first. Most homeowners don’t even have an idea of what they […]



NEW YORK – (August 14, 2015) – Bluerock Real Estate together with TOWN New Development proudly announce the closing of its two penthouse residences at The Charles, the company’s luxury Upper East Side tower, for a record-breaking $58.635 million, combined. Located at 1355 First Avenue off 72nd Street, The Charles broke ground in 2012, with […]

Why Quarry Spain


For eons, the internal seismic foundries of the earth have been churning, melting and squeezing stone into materials that, when quarried, have found their ways into homes everywhere. However, this process can take thousands of years. Taking matters into its own hands, Cosentino, a stone company based in Spain, has developed means to make it […]

Art and Soul of Portugal


A family trip to Portugal sends this stylist on a love affair with tile. Upon arrival, visitors of Portugal will realize they’re somewhere very special. There, the light has an ethereal quality that makes the colors seem more alive, and although it’s not located on the Mediterranean, the country has a Mediterranean vibe. When my family […]

Italian Style


Glamorous poolside retreats prove the Italian penchant for luxury plays as well in the great outdoors as it does on the runway. Think of Italy and thoughts of luxury and design are not far behind. The country’s influence on art, design and architecture is palpable all around the globe and certainly here in the states […]

Dinner Guest: Joe Carini


Sought after for their artistic design, elegant materials and traditional hand weaving methods rarely utilized in modern carpet making, Carini Lang’s carpets grace the homes of bold-faced names such as Stephen Spielberg, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and architect extraordinaire, Lord Norman Foster. We caught up with Carini in his studio in […]

Splendor in the Glass: Tile Mosaics by Anne Oshman


Walking the path to Anne Oshman’s studio in Montclair, NJ, one will notice her groundscape handiwork right away. She carefully crafted a beautiful orange and red fleur-delis mosaic, and then she had it installed by a mason so that it could shine on for years in rain or sun. “Any canvas I see is mine […]

Life’s A Beach: Inns of the Jersey Shore


Summer is here- what better place to enjoy it than the Jersey Shore?! DADDY O HOTEL Retro Chic Brant Beach, NJ Ocean County Built 2006 Approx. 99 miles from NYC Daddy O offers its guests as hip of an experience as its name suggests. Inside the 22-room boutique hotel, guests will feel like stars when […]