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The Bravado Look

dt1.jpgThe Modern Male
“This bed reminds me of sleeping on a cloud,” says K2 Design’s Jenny Carter, who favors north-of-Venice, Italy, manufacturer Pianco for seating, closets, cabinetry and mirrors that appeal to the man who loves modernity. The overstuffed, upholstered bed ($3,500) is supported by a teak base and covered in a kiwi-hued, washable, linen-blend textile. A low-rise nightstand drawer adds a dash of high-gloss white. Available through K2 Design at (866) 261-2502.


A Manly Must
It’s a TV console. It’s a fireplace. It’s a wine curio. Twin Star scores the trifecta with a media cabinet that works triple-time as an electric fireplace and 18-bottle refrigerated wine cabinet with dual-zone cooling. The piece also has storage for stemware and locking doors. It is so new that pricing and buying information were not available at press time. Call (888) 776-2490 or visit www.twinstarhome.com to find out more.

Master Masseuse
It may look like it belongs in command central of the USS Enterprise, but half an hour in Berkline’s Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair, and Klingons be damned. The chair not only customizes its shape to a user’s body, its omni-directional air-pressure system powers upper and lower body airbags to create an experience said to mimic the next best thing— a human touch. The chair retails for $2,599. Visit www.berkline.com for local Berkline retailers, including Fine Furniture by Gordon’s, Fort Myers.


Boys of Summer
Fly Ball, an 11-by-9-inch, oil-on-board painting by Pamela Carroll, casts America’s favorite pastime in a whimsical light. Priced at $1,800, the piece is available at Trudy Labell Fine Art in Naples.


dt5.jpgGot a Feel for My Automobile
Nothing gets the testosterone pumping like a special car, especially a prized Bugatti Veyron. A digitized photo of this amazing auto provides the focal point for a floating seating area in Orlando’s ultra-exclusive Luxautica auto club—an ultimate man haven. The sleek setting, created by designer Troy Beasley of Beasley & Henley Interior Design, incorporates a Plexiglas base, illuminated floor and touches of chrome on the glass railings and legs of the orange chairs and leather cocktail table.

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