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Pioneer Space Station for Gravity Enabled Tourism and Commercial Use

Have you ever dreamed of traveling in space? Now you can stay in a space station. Orbital Assembly announces the Pioneer Space Station. It features gravity enabled tourism and will be operational in 2025.

Orbital Assembly Corporation is the only company developing the first commercially viable, space-based business park with gravity. The space station has been called the first free-flying, habitable, privately-operated facility in orbit.

Space Station Accommodations

A basic station model will accommodate 28 guests. In addition, it provides a hybrid environment of microgravity (Zero-G). Plus variable levels of gravity up to .57-G. In addition, there will be custom configurations to accommodate more people or meet specific commercial equipment specifications. Thus, each Pioneer module will offer up to 14,000 cu. ft. of space.

Pioneer Space Station interior

Cutting Edge Design

Designed for both for work and stay, the Pioneer Space Station will become the world’s first and largest hybrid space stations. For example, the customizable environments will feature five spacious modules. Each one is built around OAC’s rotating Gravity Ring architecture. Therefore, the company’s artificial gravity features will enhance the level of comfort in space.

Orbital Assembly plans to introduce their new Pioneer Space Station prior to the Voyager Station that they announced in 2021. Astonishingly, the Voyager Station will accommodate up to 400 people.

Tim Alatorre is the Chief Operating Officer and states “For the average person, being in space will be a sci-fi dream experience. Our vision is to make space a destination people will yearn to visit, with familiar elements provided by the presence of gravity. Pioneer’s gravity experience will enable visitors to move around in weightless environments. While eating or drinking out of a cup normally and sleeping without having to be attached to a bed. This is not possible in current space stations.”

Lastly, Orbital Assembly is partnering with former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison’s organization “100-year Starship”. The company also partners with UC Irvine to further the study of artificial gravity on human physiology. As a result, researchers are finding that Zero-G conditions experienced during long-term stays in space, may cause serious medical conditions.

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Photos: Orbital Assembly




Star Wars Fans Rejoice – Boba Fett Inspired Tourbillon Luxury Watch

Kross Studio releases an amazing Boba Fett Collector Set. This watch collection is inspired by the legendary Star Wars bounty hunter. Each watch in the 10 limited-edition set includes a numbered Boba Fett-inspired tourbillon Watch. Plus, you get a Boba Fett Starship-inspired watch display.

Boba Fett is one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars galaxy. The Kross Studio creation is a result of a collaboration with Lucasfilm. The Swiss design studio is proud to reveal a new and limited edition of ten Boba Fett-inspired collector sets. Therefore, each is complete with a numbered, manual wound Boba Fett-inspired central Tourbillon timepiece and a watch display by EFX. Both inspired by the iconic Boba Fett starship.

A Timepiece for the Galaxys Most Famous Bounty Hunter

Kross Studio showcases a mechanical complication within a 45mm grade 5 titanium case. In addition, it’s coated with chocolate PVD. Also, Kross Studio engineers undertook the challenge of manufacturing a miniature Boba Fett starship on its landing platform – atop the tourbillons cage.

Immaculate Craftsmanship and Detail Mirror Boba Fett’s Highly Equipped Starship

Each Boba Fett watch set is composed of eight pieces. Each miniature tourbillon resembles Boba Fett’s firespray starship. They are meticulously engraved and hand painted to mimic the weathered appearance of Boba Fett’s ship. Hence, how they appear in Bespin at Cloud City, in the Star Wars film saga. Therefore, the level of detail is incredible. Thus, it highlights the unique savoir-faire perpetuated by artisans in Switzerland. Interestingly, it took 90 hours to make each of the ten pieces.

Reading Time

Kross Studio has employs a unique peripheral format for reading the hours and minutes. View them through a planetary gear system that orbits 360 degrees around the tourbillon. In addition, a 12-factor gear ratio allows the planetary minutes system to empower the progression of the hours. Thus, in order to optimize the movement’s efficiency as much as possible, the hour and minute display system is fixed on two very wide and high-precision ball bearings. Plus, the hour hand is inspired by Boba Fett’s jetpack and the minute hand by its rocket, two iconic items that the bounty hunter carries permanently.

No Visible Crown

The lack of a visible crown means case’s perfect symmetry can be seen. This is due to ingenuous Kross Studio D-ring crown system. As a result, the crown is on the case back. Plus, the barrel’s mainspring is wound by lifting the D-ring on the case back. This impressive timepiece features a maximum power reserve of five days. Time-setting is just as simple.

The clarity and symmetry of the Boba Fett-inspired Tourbillon dial belies the complexity of its manual-wound central tourbillon movement. It is composed of 220 parts. Lastly, each of the ten numbered timepieces was designed and assembled within the Kross Studio atelier in Gland, Switzerland.

Please contact us to purchase the Limited Edition Collector Set composed of the Boba Fett Tourbillon watch and Boba Fett’s spaceship watch display. Price – $120,000 USD

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Photo: Kross Studio




Explore and Discover 5 Magic Cities in Germany

Germany awaits. This historic country in Europe invites visitors to explore and discover 5 magic cities. From the Hanseatic city of Bremen with its trendy neighborhoods, to the business and culture hub Frankfurt. The amazing musical city of Dresden and the young spirit of Cologne. Last but not least, experience the maritime metropolis of the North, Hamburg.

Germany is located in the heart of Western Europe and is also one of Europe’s largest countries. Therefore, it’s the perfect place to visit and also travel to neighboring countries. For example – Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. Plus, visit both the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Now it’s time to learn more about Germany’s magic cities.

Experience Bremen

The Hanseatic city of Bremen is the beating heart of north-west Germany. Hence, it’s a place where tradition meets modernity. The trendy neighborhoods in Bremen will captivate you. Experience their culture, pubs, culinary delights and many shopping opportunities. In addition, there is lots of history to be discovered in Bremen. See St. Peter’s Cathedral and the stone Roland statue.

Visit Frankfurt

Frankfurt is definitely known for being a hub for businesses and skyscrapers. Therefore, the booming city also attracts many visitors through its extensive cultural offers. In particular, visit its many museums. The museum embankment is home to 38 different museums. Thus, Frankfurt provides exhibitions for every taste of art. Be sure you end your evening with a glass of the famous apple wine.

Dresden Germany

Experience Dresden

More culture is easy to find in Dresden! Besides its three major landmarks, Dresden is famous for its music. But, be sure to visit the Baroque Zwinger Palace, Semperoper opera house and the Church of Our Lady. Plus, Dresden hosts international music festivals and its events calendar is filled all year round.

Celebrate with us in Cologne

If you like to have a good time, there is no better destination than Cologne. The city’s lively bar and pub scene is just one of the reason it attracts so many young people. Of course, Cologne is also known for its Carnival – Cologne Pride. In addition, Cologne offers a vibrant music and art scene.

Fall in love with Hamburg

The maritime metropolis of the North is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Hamburg’s charm is mirrored in so many different ways: Its port, which offers different cruises to experience Hamburg from the water, the beautiful Speicherstadt district with its unique buildings that used to be warehouses, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Miniatur Wunderland with its largest model railway in the world.

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Luxury VIP Experience at the Cala de Mar Resort & Spa in Mexico

Enjoy a luxury vacation at the Cala de Mar Resort & Spa. This award-winning exclusive hideaway is nestled among the cliffs of Ixtapa on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The breathtaking property offers dramatic panoramic ocean views from each of the well-appointed suites’ spacious terraces.

Each suite features a private heated plunge pool. Plus, the resort’s luxurious accommodations are open year-round with world-class service and immersive culinary programming. Hence, this luxury resort reflects the vibrant Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo culture and spirit.

Luxury Amenities

The exclusive Cala de Mar Resort & Spa property features an expansive spa with Aztec healing treatments. Be treated to fine dining at three distinct restaurants. Also, try the tequila and mezcal bar and yoga and meditation deck. Sun bath on the scenic private cove beach. Additional luxury amenities include personal assistants, chef-led culinary excursions, plus an array of complimentary daily amenities.

Cala de Mar Resort & Spa is an intimate oceanfront resort and spa with 59 private suites. They seamlessly cascade down the steep cliffside of Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico, down to the azure Pacific below. The romantic escape sits on the lush Sierra Madre cliff. Resort guests are treated to dramatic panoramic ocean views. In addition, each suite is fitted with a private heated plunge pool.

Luxury Cala de Mar Resort & Spa in Mexico

Luxury Decor

Offering remarkable architecture, décor, the 59 luxury accommodations at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa provide guests a world of sophisticated refinement. These amenities are typically only found in the world’s best hotels. All accommodations are thoughtfully appointed. The decor’s style blends both coastal elegance along with authentic Mexican style.

For VIP treatment, your Guest experience starts with a conversation with their Personal Assistant. From there, the assistant gathers key information about your preferences. For example, learn about food to on-site amenities and local activities. Flexible check in and check out times ensure guests have flexibility within their travel. This it allows for the experience to and from the hotel to remain worry free.

Ixtapa

Re-branded in 2018, the gorgeous hotel is found just minutes from Zihuatanejo. This quiet fisherman’s village is popular for its surfing and seafood. In addition, it is famous for the sandy bays that line the town and authentic markets. Even though modernized Ixtapa is home to a large marina, an upscale culinary scene, and picturesque golf courses, it feels quaint.

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Perfect Ramadan Wellness Retreat – Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

As I sit here writing from the Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences in Maldives, I’m thinking about lessons we can take from Ramadan (or ‘Ramazan’ as we call it over here), regardless of whether you have any religious or spiritual affiliation or not. Ramadan is a time of fasting and reflection, and these are a couple of concepts that have gained a lot of traction in the wellness community over the past few years.

Of course, intermittent fasting in itself is nothing new, but as I am fascinated with wellness I’d like to talk about how it’s been embraced by this community, as well as its benefits for your body and mind. A wellness retreat stay at a luxury resort such as Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is perfect.

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is located on one of the largest Maldives luxury resort islands. This luxury property focuses on wellness and is nestled in the pristine beauty of Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Ramadan

As I’m sure you already know, with Ramadan, the fasting lasts from sunset to sunrise. The duration depends upon your location. Therefore, with intermittent fasting, the fasting period tends to be a little longer. Thus, up to 16 hours of fasting is recommended. Although unlike with Ramadan, you can still drink water or any no-calorie drinks during the fasting period.

Fasting for 10-16 hours will give your body the opportunity to turn its fat stores into energy. As a result, it releases ketones into the bloodstream to encourage weight loss. Plus, it also gives your body a chance to regenerate and heal. However, it’s important that you do it correctly.

Fasting Tips

Here are some of my tips for successful intermittent fasting:

1) Choose nutrient-dense foods that are rich in protein, fibre and ‘good’ fats such as fish, nuts, eggs, avocados and lean meat to break fast. This will help regulate your blood sugar and ensure you’re not depriving yourself of nutrients.

2) Break your fast gently at first with portions of healthy food, avoiding sugar and carbohydrates. Consume good fats for your meal prior to fasting as this helps your body to feel full longer.

3) If you know you’re easily tempted by unhealthy snacks, use them up, put them out of sight or give them away before attempting a fast so you won’t break your resolve.

4) Stay hydrated with water. People doing intermittent fasting often find that fasting overnight is easier, since they are asleep for a big chunk of the fasting period and therefore not feeling hunger pangs or thinking about food.

Date Macadamia Bars

Dates are the traditional way to break fast during Ramadam however they are very high in sugars. Blending them with good fats from nuts and coconut oil gives your body long lasting fuel and the salt helps to rehydrate.

1 cup medjool dates

¾ cup macadamia nuts

½ cup ground almond

¼ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ teaspoon of sea salt flakes for topping (optional)

Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Place into a 20x10cm tin and press firmly to smooth the top. Sprinkle sea salt flakes on top. Refrigerate until firm and cut into bars.

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Ultimate Dining Experience at Ling Ling Mexico City

Last November, the official opening of Ling Ling Mexico City celebrated an incredible evening with a chef-led, multi-course extravaganza for Mexico City’s tastemakers. Ling Ling’s design combines its unique personality and energy with CDMX’s local identity and a versatile atmosphere. As a result, it encourages restaurant guests to extend the fine dining experience beyond the typical restaurant outing.

It does not matter if it’s day or night, guests can simply relax and enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in all of Mexico City. Visitors will discover how through vegetation and light, a space full of character and texture can morph from day to dusk to evening. Enjoy the kilometer-long Terraza, as it provides a romantic location for couples to celebrate intimate milestones. Plus, you will also take in a view of the city, which literally bleeds into the horizon.

Atrium

The Ling Ling Mexico City Atrium is the true heart of the space. You will find it filled with lush vegetation, triple-height ceilings, and theatrical lighting. Hence, it creates the ideal dining atmosphere for great moments to happen, from 56 floors above.

Ling Ling is a unique destination lounge and dining experience by Hakkasan. Their restaurants all feature Asian-inspired dishes. Therefore, they are meant to be shared. The restaurant offer diners an extensive drinks menu, exquisite dining space and high-energy soundtrack. Immerse yourself in an unbelievable, VIP dining experience. Ling Ling is designed to evolve and morph from drinking to dining to dancing. Cheers to that!

Ling Ling Mexico City restaurant

Meal Menu

When it is time to order from the Ling Ling menu, guests enjoy a gastronomic experience inspired by Izakaya. This concept became popular in the East, where food accompanies drinks. Plus, Ling Ling Mexico City’s menu features Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Korean influences. Hence, without leaving aside the Cantonese origins of Hakkasan that are present in every course.

Artwork

Overlooking Ling Ling Mexico City’s Atrium dining area, is a larger-than-life original work-of-art mural. It was hand-painted by Mexican artist Paola Delfín. The painting is named ‘Guardian of Nature’ and inspired by Xochitl the goddess of beauty, flowers, and love. As a result, this stunning mural represents the importance of diversity and a fusion of Asian and Mexican cultures.

The main elements in the mural are agave and lotus flowers. Of course, plants are of great importance both socially and spiritually for both cultures. These elements surround the main character. As displayed as a protector of nature, it accompanies restaurant diners to enjoy this small natural oasis. A soothing mural, in the middle of the bustling metropolis of Mexico City.

Ling Ling Mexico City

This new and popular restaurant is located in one of the most emblematic areas of the city, Paseo de la Reforma. Ling Ling Mexico City can be found in the same building that houses Ritz-Carlton Mexico City. Therefore, you are just steps from the Diana Cazadora Fountain and the Angel of Independence. The restaurant offers impressive 360-degree views from the top floor of a 58-story skyscraper.

Ling Ling Mexico City is open daily for both lunch and dinner:
Monday and Tuesday, 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday to Saturday, 1:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sunday, 1:00 pm -10:00 pm

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Photo: Ling Ling Mexico City




Esteemed Linens Stylist & Design Consultant Liz Barbatelli Debuts New Consultancy, Bringing Unrivaled Expertise and Vision to Homes, Hotels and Brands

Globally sought-after fine linens stylist and designer Liz Barbatelli has today launched LIZ BARBATELLI, her new design consultancy offering clients the opportunity to engage her expert creative direction on behalf of their brands and projects.

Barbatelli will continue to directly work with her esteemed clientele of interior designers, homeowners, and yacht and aircraft purveyors. As a result, she will provide an expansive capability of consulting services while sourcing from, but not limited to, her bespoke E. Braun & Co. marque. Plus, she will continue to offer limited edition product lines and accessories from her many manufacturing partners and exclusive artisan workrooms to further style their interiors.

She has expanded her business to consult with manufacturers, distributors, and international clientele. All can engage her sophisticated and artful eye on behalf of their brands in many different ways. By pulling from her vast background of working with established designer brands such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, Barbatelli will work directly with a manufacturer’s design team. Therefore, they can develop and curate entire product collections prior to going into production.

Barbatelli will expand upon her collaborations with Interior Designers, a community with whom she has collaborated and consulted throughout her career. In this role, she will provide custom style and design consulting for estates, homes, and boutique hotels, sourcing from the finest in luxury bed, bath and table designs from E. Braun & Co., as well as other select brands and collections – www.barbatelli.com

No matter what your design needs are, Liz Barbatelli should be your only choice for expert and professional consultancy.




New Star Timepiece: The Nebula 41.5 Steel Watch by Arnold & Son

Luxury watch brand Arnold & Son‘s first generation Nebula became the constellation of exquisite timepieces. The new star emerges to join this impressive watch collection. The Nebula 41.5 Steel introduces different color treatments and new finishes. Plus, a new, even more powerful and attractive details. Nebula’s skeleton movement reveals a structure in grey and blue tones. It combines steel with a PVD treatment on diametrically opposing bridges for a perfectly chic visual effect.

In addition, the Nebula steel watch becomes the most symmetrical of all Arnold & Son’s watches. Furthermore, this second generation Nebula is ultra-thin and measures only 8.73 mm. It is available with a steel bracelet or a blue rubber strap. In addition, the Nebula 41.5 Steel radiates cool and intense elegance.

Two-tone

The bridges of the A&S5201 calibre are palladium-treated, giving a sheen that echoes the steel case. The main plate, barrel covers and dial flange have been colored with a blue PVD treatment. The Nebula 41.5 Steel is fitted with either a three-link steel bracelet or a ballistic-type rubber strap with a woven-look surface. The two-tone aesthetic adorns the interior and exterior, the substance of the watch and the details.

The A&S5201 calibre was conceived as a skeleton mechanism instead of being modified by removing material. The result is a completely clear and legible display on both sides. For instance, it presents a total power reserve of 90 hours. Thus requires it is to be hand-wound every three-and-a-half days. At 4 mm thick, the calibre contributes to the piece’s overall slimness. The Nebula 41.5 Steel measures 8.73 mm thick, making it a natural member of the ultra-thin category.

Nebula 41.5 Steel Watch by Arnold & Son

Inside and out

The A&S5201 calibre is made for this piece and brings all of its character. It is set apart by its skeletonization and almost perfect symmetry. The traditional shape of its bridges harks back to John Arnold’s chronometers. Hence, the openworked structure accentuates the feeling of lightness in a very mechanistic design.

The name Nebula is a reference to the giant cloud of dust and gas in space. Some nebulas emerge from the gas and dust expelled when a dying star, like a supernova, explodes. The seven bridges on the dial side of this luxury timepiece radiate from the center outwards. As a result, it gives this sculptural movement the impression of a cosmic explosion.

High altitude

The A&S5201 calibre has new blue coloring. The balance wheel is now rhodium-plated to match the gear train. Plus, it perfectly coordinates with the small seconds placed opposite. The main plate features “Rayons de la Gloire” finishes. In conclusion, Arnold & Son rises magnificently to the challenge of sending its Nebula 41.5 Steel into a new orbit.

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Enjoy Ibiza and Stay at Cas Gasi – A Luxury Boutique Hotel

Cas Gasi is one of Ibiza’s original sustainable hotels. This luxury boutique hotel and organic farm is located in the heart of Ibiza’s scenic countryside. It is clear this property focuses on its original commitment to sustainability and holistic wellness ethos.

In 2022, Cas Gasi introduces exciting new opportunities, activities and additions. This amazing boutique hotel is set upon four hectares of land in a secluded, idyllic location. Therefore, you not only enjoy a VIP experience, but also have privacy. Recent updates to the property reaffirm the hotel’s continuous advances towards sustainability.

You can stay at a year-round luxury boutique hotel that been part of an on-going evolution towards concern for the environment. As a result, this exquisite property shows evidence of an ever-present conscious and wellness focused ethos.

Property Sustainability, Additions & Updates for 2022

Sustainability remains a core tenet of the Cas Gasi philosophy since its inception. Thus, the advances in the property’s organic agriculture towards “No Dig” is a massive step forward. Also seen are energetic auto sufficiency, by means of photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the stunning Ibizan Palaces. Furthermore, all of the hotel’s vehicles are fully electric. Plus, several electric chargers are found on the property for guests who wish to drive responsibly while visiting.

The food served at the property’s restaurant is essentially all organic and 0 KM. Also, the delicious food features plenty of vegan options. Twice a month during the summer season, the hotel hosts farm-to-table evenings. For example, selected guests sit on the long tables among the olive trees. Dine in style under the starry Ibizan sky in the evenings. Pure luxury.

Cas Gasi luxury boutique hotel - Outdoor Dining in Ibiza

A re-design by Cas Gasi to its on-site vegetable garden, make the stunning vegetable plot more of a garden-like utopia. It is a “No-Dig” system. Continuing, guests can walk around, eat, and relax among the beauty and bounty of Ibiza’s nature.

The land’s agricultural output also includes jams produced from fruits grown on site, quince paste and tomato sauce. In addition, marinated olives and Cas Gasi’s special organic cold pressed olive oil. All items are available for purchase in the hotel’s shop. It’s an intoxicating boutique that caters to the most extravagant and demanding tastes.

Ibiza is a true paradise and attracts ever more discerning visitors. The Cas Gasi restaurant offers an enchanting setting and organic cuisine and will be open to guests beyond those staying at the hotel. More broadly speaking, the island’s restaurant scene is a mix ranging from local to sophisticated. Ibiza is definitely a destination for all major foodies. In addition, the beauty and quality of the numerous beach restaurants has been impactful in this resurgence.

Where to Go and How to Get There – A New Ibiza Experience

Cas Gasi promotes wellbeing at a personal level. As well as with individual tailor-made retreats, available for those who do not wish to join a larger group.

Travel continues to evolve in recent years. Therefore, it is increasingly popular to go hiking or on e-bike excursions throughout lesser explored parts of the island. These Ibiza island excursions can be guided or not. In addition, you may find yourself on a path which hasn’t changed in hundreds of years.

The Old Town features world heritage walls and an imposing castle. It offers visitors a medieval spectacle at the end of May. Hence, island visitors are taken back to another era for a week. Ibicencos recreate historic life and professions. Discover era-appropriate costumes that engender an immersive ambiance alive with markets. Of course, they feature potters, bakers, weavers, winemakers, butchers, carpenters, and shoemakers.

The markets stretch along the narrow intramuro streets. As a result, this special time on the island reminds visitors of Ibiza’s rich history. In conclusion, it is one that has been home to numerous cultures and civilizations over millennia.

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U.S. Artist Plans to Donate up to $350 Million to “Help Save Children in Ukraine” Charity


Jack Armstrong, founder of Cosmic ‘X’ art, will donate up to $350 Million in a rare art sale.

American artist Jack Armstrong is offering his rare art collection of the 7 Most Expensive Paintings in the World by a living artist. Mr. Armstrong will donate 50% of his $700 Million sale (or best offer) to the respected charitable organization – Save the Children – “Help Save Children in Ukraine.” They have an “exceptional” four-star rating by Charity Navigator.

The artist is selling his most valuable works to benefit the refugee children of Ukraine and their families, during this humanitarian crisis. The actual buyer can of course nominate their own charity of choice. Ukraine’s innocent children are sadly caught in the crossfire of this adult war. It should never have come to this.

Armstrong’s most valuable art originals will benefit Children in Need.  “Children are priceless in comparison to art“, says the artist. This donation to the Save the Children – Help Save Children in Ukraine fund will help provide children and families with immediate aid, such as food, water, hygiene kits, support and cash assistance.

Save the Children has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, delivering essential humanitarian aid to both children and their families. Together, we need to protect these helpless children. Since their founding 100 years ago, the charitable organization has changed the lives of over 1 billion children. In 2020, they reached more than 197 million children.

Ukraine children mural

Mr. Armstrong has many friends and colleagues in the Ukraine and Russia. He hopes this art sale can become an inspiration for artists everywhere, to help Ukrainian children and families in this critical moment in history.

Save The Children: 501c Charity

Half of the total collection proceeds from this priceless Cosmic ‘X’ collection sale will go directly to the Help Save Children in Ukraine charity. By utilizing a 501c charity, this provides the investor, hedge fund or private collector, a complete 50% discount after the tax-free deduction.

Cosmic ‘X’ Art is the World’s Most Expensive – 2022

When you speak about the most expensive art in the world, the names ‘Basquiat’ and ‘Warhol’ come up, as sales of both artists’ work now exceed $100 million per piece. The still living member of the Warhol, Basquiat and Haring NYC Art Tribe is – Jack Armstrong. Cosmic ‘X’ Art is the most significant and rare art collection in the world by a living painter.
Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn Monroe” Could Break Auction Record

Fixed at only 100 pieces (lifetime total) and completely influenced by unique cosmic visions, it allowed him to create a new style of art he named – Cosmic ‘X‘.  This new art category was first created precisely 30 years after his famous relative – Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon.

The official name: Cosmic Extensionalism has been written about worldwide. Yet, artist Jack Armstrong has never completely explained how he came to develop an art technique and style so completely different from anything else that has come before or after it in art history. When asked, he carefully explains it as: “A ‘universal transcendence’ in art and in artist that is a completely separate (new) art category and singularly unique in style and merit.”

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Cosmic Space X – $220 million Cosmic #1 – $110 million Warhol Naked – $110 million
Cosmic X Paradigm – $113 million Cosmic X #1 – $113 million Cosmic Dream Star – $110 million
The Last Wizard – $120 million

 

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No other form of contemporary art compares with Cosmic ‘X’ in rarity, composition, structure, texture and color.  Jack’s art is currently featured in some of the most exclusive collections globally.

Below are the current individual artwork prices for 2022.  Click to view each page of his art collection.

Jack Armstrong Cosmic X modern art collection
Jack Armstrong Cosmic X modern art collection
Jack Armstrong Cosmic X modern art collection
Jack Armstrong Cosmic X modern art collection

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Global Art Sales

Art sales continue to grow around the world. In 2021, an all-time high was achieved with an estimated $17.1 billion (15.6 billion euros) in art sales.

Andy Warhol painting of Marilyn Monroe sells for record $195M
Blockbuster art week sets record with more than $2.6 billion in sales
Art sales hit all-time high in 2021
Sotheby’s sells record $7.3bn of art so far in 2021
New Record For A Magritte: 79.8 Million Dollars!
Record Auctions in 2021: The Nouveau Riche Revolutionize The Art Market
Top 10 NFT Sales – 2021

Jack Armstrong, Cosmic Starship Harley – Los Angeles, CA.

Artist Jack Armstrong - Cosmic Harley Davidson motorcycle

Artist Jack Armstrong - Cosmic Harley Davidson motorcycle

Art Links and Images
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If Jack Armstrong is the 21st Century’s Jackson Pollack, it is quite fitting that this “Modern Wizard” is using art to mobilize artists and collectors worldwide to help Ukraine.

 

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Enjoy Nature’s Beauty at the Panorama Glass Lodge in Iceland

With all the troubles in the world, it’s finally time to relax and unwind. Visit amazing Iceland and enjoy a panorama glass lodge accommodation at the Panorama Glass Lodge. Simply sit on your bed and take in the beautiful scenery from a luxury glass lodge.

Offered by Off the Map Travel, make plans for a new tour of Iceland that includes panoramic vistas from accommodations in a glass lodge. The four-day Panorama Glass Lodge Escape is set in the country’s Southern highlands. You are just 1.5 hours from Reykjavik. Plus, the tour features the lodges in a first-ever, privately guided program.

This unforgettable Iceland tour is available year-round. The luxury tour includes two nights in one of four eco-friendly glass-fronted lodges. Thus, it allows for stunning views of the Northern Lights or the midnight sun. In addition, you can take a tour of Southern Iceland via private jeep with a private guide. With its glass luxury accommodations, the Panorama Glass Lodge Escape offers a distinctive full-time “outdoor” experience. Therefore, it brings the outdoor views indoors with panoramic views of the arctic tundra, the Hekla volcano, and crystal-clear rivers.

Panorama Glass Lodge

Each Panorama Glass Lodge is named after Norse mythology characters. They each can sleep two guests with a custom-made, king-sized bed. For example, they include a fully equipped kitchen with basic provisions, an en suite bathroom with a rain head shower. Last, you will find sustainable toiletries from Iceland’s SÓLEY organics.

But the truth is, these lodges are heated with sustainable electricity. Therefore, they always maintain a cozy interior no matter what the weather is outside. Yet, lodge guests also have access to a private sauna and hot tub. Of course, the perfect choice to relax and unwind, surrounded by nature. Plus, the nearby spring supplies all the lodges with fresh water.

Panorama Glass Lodge at night - Iceland

After you arrive at the Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport, step into a luxury jeep and start on a guided visit to the famous Golden Circle. Next, you will visit Thingvellir National Park, The Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss Waterfall. Over your four-day experience, guests will also visit stunning ice caves on the South Coast. In addition, try a snowmobile adventure at a glacier, explore Iceland’s capital city Reykjavik and take a dip in the gorgeous Blue Lagoon.

Below is the detailed tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Iceland. You will be picked up from the airport by your guide in your own private jeep. For your first experience, a tour of the famous Golden Circle. There you will witness Gullfoss, Iceland’s famous two-tier waterfall. Next, is Strokkur, Iceland’s most active geyser. Next, head to your glass lodge accommodation before your evening pick-up for dinner.

Day 2: After breakfast in your glass lodge, your guide will take you to discover the South Coast. Add a bit of adventure to the trip and explore an ice cave. In the late afternoon, you will return to your accommodation to relax before your delicious dinner.

Day 3: After a morning check-out, your next guided adventure visits the Þórsmörk mountain ridge. While there, you will experience snowmobiling on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Continuing, the day concludes with an evening exploration of Reykjavik. End your busy day with a dinner at one of its restaurants and bars.

Day 4: For your last day, you can enjoy more time in Reykjavik. Last, it’s time to depart for the airport, via the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip.

The Iceland tour starts at $4,225 USD per person (at the time of this writing or £3,199). The Panorama Glass Lodge Escape itinerary includes four-days and three-nights. Pricing is based on two people, on a self-catering basis. Flights are additional.

The Panorama Glass Lodge tour package in Iceland includes:
1) Privately guided tours in a luxury jeep throughout.
2) Two nights in luxury panoramic accommodation.
3) One night’s hotel accommodation in Reykjavik.
4) All activities include private guides, who can tailor the itinerary based on the weather and time of year.

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