Annabelle Selldorf is far beter known for her public buildings — like the Neue Galerie in New York City and Le Stanze del Vetro in Venice — than for private residences, which is just one of the things that make Walden House so special. Set on 105 acres in the valley west of Vail, this 10,000+ square foot house is built around a separate courtyard, with more intimate rooms that you'd expect based on its size, thanks in part to large windows at every turn providing fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, and pocket doors that help to temporarily close off certain areas from the rest of the house. In total, it has seven bedrooms, ten baths, a gym, and a professional-grade kitchen inside, with a chicken coop, greenhouse, two-bedroom, two-bath caretaker's house, and small pond outside.
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When one of the best turntables in the world suddenly went out of production, it was a sad day for vinyl fans. Well today that mood is finally changing as Panasonic has announced that the Technics SL-1200 line is back with the brand new Technics SL-1200GAE Turntable. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic table which is not only the preference for DJs, but also makes a great centerpiece in any home audio setup. The resurrected deck added some subtle design changes, along with a high sensitive tonearm and a brass top platter. But devotees won't find anything to complain about when the SL-1200 officially returns this summer.
There's something to be said for turning the foam on top of an espresso drink into a work of art by hand — but not everyone has the time or the talent. For the rest of us, there's the Ripple Maker Latte Art Machine. Designed for commercial use, this smart appliance uses pods of coffee extract — a high-quality mix of Arabica and Robusta beans — to place tiny drops right on the foam, creating intricately detailed designs in just seconds. The machine automatically recognizes and adjusts to the height and width of your cup, has a large LCD touchscreen for picking your design, and can even be configured so that customers (or friends) can pick their own personalized ripples for themselves.