Vintage Elephant Bar

I've recovered from obsessing over the vintage Gucci picnic set and moved on to this 1940s elephant bar, created for an English diplomat who clearly spent some time in the bush and had a big living room. Standing some four feet tall, this leather replica has a presence and originality that you won't find at the mall. My guess is the gent liked his Scotch, …

Freezing Hot-Spot

Fittingly in time for winter, Lapland's famed Icebar is making its way to London's decidedly fashionable Heddon Street later this year. Joining the ranks of the world's most absurdly ambitious clubs and lounges, this 1,000 square-foot space will be constructed almost entirely out of ice shipped from the River Torne in northern Sweden. Nearly everything down to the barstools and single-use glasses will be painstakingly …

Sensacell

Leo Fernekes is a bit of a mad scientist operating in the commercial art-technology realm. He's a master electrical engineer exploring physically immersive human interfaces. If you have ever been to Remote Lounge, the hyper-surveillance themed bar on the Bowery in New York, you've had a taste of what Leo can conceive. Last night I had a chance to experience Leo's latest, Sensacell, developed in …