Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Last-Minute Holiday Gift: Caviar From an ATM

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From pizza to cupcakes to sportscars, there seems to be almost nothing one can’t order from the modern vending machine. So, in an effort to accommodate their discerning clients, Beverly Hills Caviar—a luxury food supplier that usually operates on an appointment-only basis—has placed “Caviar ATMs” throughout select malls in the Los Angeles area. The machines’ […]

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A Christmas “Tree” Crafted of 5,000 Pieces of Porcelain in Belgium

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While major capitals across the world have erected large Christmas trees adorned with glistening lights and brightly colored bulbs, Hasselt’s main square in Belgium has reinterpreted the classic iconography. In collaboration with local residents of the city known as “the Capital of Taste,” Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Van Bergen of the creative agency Mooz have designed The Taste Tree, a Christmas symbol […]

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Vault’s Holiday Gift Guide

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  Dolce & Gabbana X Grado Labs Headphones Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana and Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado have collaborated to create an audio marvel that combines exquisite sound with high design. The mahogany-cupped DS2012’s open-air technology promotes clearer sound production for both high- and low-frequency bands. $1,250. Thomas Keller Gift Sets  The Thomas […]

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Step into a Brilliant Tunnel of Light in a Japanese Botanical Garden

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The holiday season light shows are upon us, and while theme parks across the country may compete to outshine one another, perhaps there is no greater example in the world than Japan’s “Winter Illuminations” at Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden, located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Millions of LED lights cover the garden’s broad […]

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Vault Celebrates Independence Day

Three Flags by Jasper Johns, 1958
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