Tree hotel in North Sweden.


We hand-pick places that we feel are truly original. Many reflect their owners’ passion for distinctive architecture and design. Some border on quirky (and may have crossed over the line). Several are quite posh. And a few are downright rustic. But what all of our properties have in common is that they’re exclusive – in the best sense of the word. Each is singular, memorable and definitely worth writing home about. Or at least a tweet or two…

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Portugal’s Stone House

What do you think of this crazy  tucked into the Fafe Mountains in ?  Constructed between two giant stones and linked with a concrete mix, the house is rumored to be inspired by the popular American Flintstones cartoon.  Although quite unusual, the prehistoric-looking residence does feature some traditional components such as windows, a front door, and even a shingled roof.  As you might expect, the house’s design attracts thousands of tourists each year.

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Google Glass makes its debut on Diane von Furstenberg runway

Glasses that double as smartphones? Sounds cool if you’re a tech geek but are they chic? Google seems to think so, which may be why it debuted the futuristic devices on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Though Google Glass won’t be available until 2014, the company is already putting on the push for the upcoming devices.

It announced in April that the devices would be worn like glasses but would be able to take pictures and record video and sound. Users would also be able to check calendars, get weather updates and see messages from friends.

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