Posted on 24 November 2014.
While Villa Ambra might represent the epitome of holiday luxury, its location means it’s an intrinsic part of traditional Balinese rural life. The farming families who plant, nurture, and harvest the ricefields, and the fishermen who take to the sea according to the wind and the currents are part of the Villa Ambra experience. They often perform religious ceremonies on the beach in front of the villa. Coming and going to the villa, you’ll see the current phase in rice cultivation, and if you walk up the beach a couple of hundred metres, you can enjoy watching the fishermen putting to sea, or returning with their catch. Guests quickly respond to the natural rhythms of dawn and dusk, and the ebb and flow of the tides. The cares and pressures of city life seem to melt away and are swiftly replaced with serene relaxation. A welcome opportunity to recharge and renew body and spirit.
Villa Ambra has 45 metres of beach frontage, and each of its five bedrooms has expansive and unimpeded sea views. A unique ambience that combines total relaxation with utter luxury and comfort. Living areas are beautifully aligned to the beach, the sea and the sky. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, individually designed and furnished. There is a large sitting room on the ground floor and another upstairs. Both are open to sea breezes. The dining room, which seats ten, is air-conditioned, but has French doors which can be flung open instead. There is a home cinema with high definition projector and wide screen. Expansive gardens and lawn extend right to the beach.
To get to the beach you simply step off the grass and on to the sand. There are two interconnected pools. The larger infinity pool totals 100 square metres, while the children’s pool is 21 square metres and only 60 cm deep. You can enjoy the garden jacuzzi which is large enough for eight adults. There are very comfortable lounging and dining areas right at the edge of the beach, as well as a shady bale to relax in. Both provide unobstructed ocean and sunset views.
As the wonderful and delightful Villa Ambra owners, Ellen and Geoff (as seen in the pictures circa 1970), stay in the villa several months of the year that makes a real difference. They have high expectations of comfort and practicality. Furniture, fittings, fixtures – not only have to look good, they have to be genuinely comfortable and they have to function the way they are meant to. They make sure they do, and their guests benefit as a result. Most importantly, their divine staff will look after you, superbly.
Villa Ambra is fortunate to have three highly skilled chefs, who provide an eclectic menu selection offering Western, authentic Indonesian, and other Asian cuisine. Their Thai food is particularly awesome. On the other hand, if you just want a burger, they’ll make it themselves from a piece of steak, they’ll make the sesame bun, and they’ll make triple-cooked hand-cut fries à la Heston Blumenthal. The choice is yours!
Posted on 30 April 2014.
Wraith is the boldest new powerful Rolls-Royce that has played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. Featuring a contemporary two-door design, the Wraith’s striking fastback body exudes power, style and drama that inspired by the great Grand Tourers throughout the 1950s-1960s. Finished in diamond black upper and electric red lower, this two-tone presentation complements Wraith’s sweeping fastback design that gives the car its own unique character.
Bold lines with tension in the panels and a raked rear screen evoke the image of a world class athlete poised in the starting blocks. Further expression of this dynamic intent can also be seen in Wraith’s deeply recessed grille and wide rear track with performance delivers on the promise of its styling. Power delivery is effortless, but dramatic, thanks to a V12 engine married to 8-speed automatic ZF transmission. 624 bhp is available to the driver while the 0-100 km/h sprint is achieved in 4.6 seconds. Coach doors open to reveal a sumptuous interior complete with the softest Phantom-grade leathers in seashell and expanses of wood called candela panelling. The interior ambiance is complemented by Starlight Headliner – a Bespoke feature available beyond Phantom family cars for the first time with 1,340 fibre optic lamps are hand-woven into the roof lining to give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky.
To see more, please visit www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com.
Posted on 02 March 2014.
The CLA is set to establish a new segment with world-leading aerodynamics and avant-garde coupé design for its latest cat. Its breathtakingly sporty proportions and powerfully dynamic design idiom, with its interplay between concave and convex surfaces give this four door coupé its unmistakable look that has been voted Germany’s most beautiful car. As a further testament to its outstanding design, the style rebel was bestowed the coveted red dot award in the world’s most renowned design competition, which recognizes well-thought-out and future-oriented design. The vehicle’s striking features include the bonnet embedded in the front end with powerdomes and the diamond radiator grille. The light modules and LEDs behind the headlamp cover glass have been arranged in such a way as to create the characteristic “flare effect” for the daytime driving lights and indicators. This light signet defines the car’s energetic appearance and shapes a new Mercedes face.
To see more, please visit www.mercedes-benz.com.
Posted on 13 June 2012.
Portraying the new Armani silhouette with its exaggerated volumes in an almost retro manner, Giorgio Armani has revealed strong, penetrating images for their 2012/12 Autumn/Winter advertising campaign this week.
With its sleek editorial feel, the campaign, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, is described by the fashion label as “intense, paint-like black and white, with a few sharp and ultra-coloured shots…graphic poses and an ageless elegance marking intense images of great visual impact”. The stunning Aymeline Valade and Simon Neddman portray the collection, evidently showcasing how well Giorgio Armani reinterprets sharp classic tailoring for their most recent collection.
The campaign is to make its worldwide debut this July on fashion and lifestyle magazines.
Posted on 19 January 2012.
Salvatore Ferragamo presents Red Carpet, the first customised project for women’s evening shoes. And they’ll get the full works. Red Carpet allows the customer to choose their shoes from a selection of six models, including pumps, sandals and open toe designs. Then proceed to select the colour from a palette of 24 shades of satin to best match with their outfit, and receive their Ferragamo shoes, made by the Florentine maison, after six weeks. The Red Carpet project is now available at Ferragamo’s Paragon flagship store. Fantastico!
Posted on 19 January 2012.
“We were having a design meeting at a café in Berlin and I had the Boss Orange Woman flacon in my hand. I was saying how feminine and modern it looks and that I wanted the men’s flacon to be just as inspirational. Within a few minutes I’d sketched the bottle design onto a napkin and straight away we all had a good feeling about it; then once we saw the first prototype we knew it was going to look great. When it reflects the light it looks like a toned six pack,” says Eyan Allen, creative director for Boss Orange. Boss Orange is driven by a vanilla note, while bubinga wood sits in the base note of the scent.
Posted on 17 January 2012.
Its been the champagne of success since 1743 and it is now being hailed as the revolutionary drink of the Summer. The recent launch of Moët & Chandon’s Moët Ice Imperial has stayed faithful to its innovative tradition, Moët’s chef de cave Benoit Gouez has created the first ever champagne that has been specifically created to be drunk on ice for those casual warm summer day celebrations. The highly qualitative wine still upholds the brands glamourous and elegant demeanour yet reaches out to a more informal spontaneous audience looking for that quenching summer aperitif.
Moët’s Ice Imperial is now available in over 15 bars and restaurants across Australia after its initial white chic launch in August at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club.
Posted on 17 January 2012.
Minotti chief designer, Rodolfo Dordoni, believes that all projects need to meet the needs of the present: functional, flexible and authoritative. The brand’s new 2011 collection is the kind of warm, sophisticated furniture that would fit any cosmopolitan apartment without looking too pretentious. We here at Poster love the Claydon table- simple, yet classy.
Posted on 09 August 2011.
“I want you to create something that is spectacular beyond anything that exists in Asia and arguably the world. I want it to be iconic architecture, but I also want it to be something that is unique to Singapore.” This was the vision given by Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson, CEO and Treasurer of Las Vegas Sands, not to mention number 73 on the Forbes list of World’s Richest People, to Moshe Safdie Associates, the commissioned architects of the Marina Bay Sands. Inside this impressive facade, the Marina Bay Sands is an epicenter of luxury retail stores, celebrity chef restaurants and, of course, the casino. David Sylvester, Senior Vice President Retail Asia, Las Vegas Sands Corp says, “Some constants which define luxury universally are bespoke experiences and products, premium service, artisan craftsmanship and dedication to the highest quality, to name but a few. Singapore and Southeast Asia are an increasingly important market for luxury retailers.” Catering to their up-market and globalroaming clientele, Marina Bay Sands has partnered the “premium” and “artisan” luxury brands such as Dior (pictured), Chanel and Ferragamo(pictured), to retail an exclusive range or single product within their Marina Bay Sands store.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas Arasi adds, “We have just announced Ku De Ta, located right at the edge of the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. This expansive venue which spans over 14,500 square feet, 200 meters on top of the three Marina Bay Sands Hotel towers, will redefine the city’s entertainment scene as it brings together a world-class team of chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, and DJs, whose aim is to create Singapore’s finest lifestyle venue. In December, our light and water show will be launched, that’s going to include two water screens out in the bay, and an envelopment of all our structures with light and water.” Bring it.