The New York Times on Making Buildings for Billionaires

Video thumbnail for youtube video The New York Times on Making Buildings for Billionaires - World of Wonder

Or: Why New York Sucks So Hard. From YouTube: "A new crop of ultra-luxurious New York high rises are vying to be the next hot 'it' building and are attracting billionaires from nearby as well as abroad." Yuck, yuck, yuck. Give me gritty urban sprawl and '70s-era decay any day.  (via Towleroad) ... See the Rest

The World’s First Diamond Ring


As in, the first ring made entirely of diamond. Valued at approximately $68 million and weighing in at 150 carats, the ring is made entirely out of a cut and finished diamond. By Shawish jewelers in Geneva. (via HuffPo) ... See the Rest

What Recession?


After a hard day of barking at her underlings, Kimora Simmons bathes her feet in Perrier Jouet champagne. Heads have ended up on pikes for less. (via Deconstruct) ... See the Rest

This is how you get your head on a pike and paraded through the streets, gurl

I feel icky and depressed and full of shame just LOOKING at Kim K's $1.6 million birthday cake. Diamond sprinkles. Diamond candles. Have you EVER? The revolution is coming, missy, and such singular vulgarity and wanton excess cannot go unpunished. (via Necole Bitchie) ... See the Rest

Real Estate Porn: World’s biggest house

India's richest man, 53-year-old Mukesh Ambani is about to move into the biggest house in the world, this 27-story skyscraper in Mumbai. It has a staff of 600, underground parking for up to 160 of his cars, three helicopter pads, a health club, a theater, a ballroom, and a so-so view of the city. I'M KIDDING. It has a SPECTACULAR view. All the way ... See the Rest

Countdown to bankruptcy

The Situation is on track to earn up to $5 million this year. Yesterday he bought a  $100,000 Bentley coupe for himself and a slightly less expensive one for his brother. Both cars are currently being pimped out with custom rims and "sweet sound systems" as we speak. The gold-plated mansion is still in the works. (via TMZ) ... See the Rest