Monday, 5 October 2015

What Do Feng Shui Art and Yachting Have in Common?

They Can both Help You Lead Longer, Healthier, and Happier Lives.

It really isn’t that surprising that one of the first purchases that many successful businessmen make is buying a luxury boat.  Elevate the healing powers of your water-based sanctuary even further by embracing Feng Shui art in the form of Tibetan Buddhist thangka tapestries and Feng Shui pendant necklace jewelry

Convert your yacht into a center for healing and recovery from the harmful stress that our job often creates.

Sailing, fishing, as well as the soothing rhythms of the water all have a healing and meditative affect that causes many businessmen to view their boats as a private sanctuary from the stress and anxiety that their jobs create.

Businessmen that love yachting and sailing should note that the meditative effect of yachting isn’t just a figment of their imagination – there are real, palpable health benefits to getting out onto the water and “depressurizing” from their jobs.

In February of this year, Forbes proved that Western science is finally catching up to what Eastern wisdom has known all along.  Universities such as UCLA, Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard have begun to “discover” the multitude of health benefits that come from meditation, including:

A) Protecting and preserving the grey matter of the brain against the ravages of aging,

B) It rivals antidepressants in its ability to combat and reduce depression and anxiety,

C) It can lead to volume changes in key areas of the brain, including an increase in the hippocampus (which governs learning and memory) and a decrease in the amygdale (which produces fear, anxiety, and stress),

D) Just a few weeks of practiced meditation can drastically improve concentration and focus,

E) Meditation can help break harmful addictions, as the American Lung Association showed with smokers who used meditation to help kick the habit,

F) Short meditation breaks can drastically enhance the academic performances of children.

These are just a few of the benefits that meditation can bring, and as many successful businessman already know, finding ways to reduce and manage stress can also have a profound impact on the potential for heart attacks, strokes, many forms of cancer, as well as diabetes.  Stress has not only been linked to all of these life-threatening diseases, but a host of others that includes insomnia, depression, obesity, and memory impairment.

How do you accomplish this?  By transforming a space on your yacht into a bona fide meditation room adorned with Explosion Luck beautifully crafted Buddha Thangka tapestries. And if you want to amplify the healing powers of Feng Shui even further, invest into one of our Tibetan Thangka pendant necklaces. 

Feng Shui helps to reduce negative energy, relieve your stress, and above all, harmonize yourself to the positive healing energies that the water possesses, and which is undeniably why so many successful businessmen are drawn to yachting. 

As a final note, you should remember that you’re not “purchasing” a Feng Shui tapestry or Feng Shui pendant from Explosion Luck.  You’re making long-term investments into your own health, happiness, and future prosperity.

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Asetti. The New Name of Luxury Super Home Design

by Tom Robins

The latest addition to the high end luxury markets and must have’s for celebrities, millionaires, billionaires and financially well off,  is the uniquely designed,  luxury home.  A home designed by a brilliant architect to express each individuals idea of comfort, style and creativity.  A luxury home that  fits their personality, gives them a fabulous place to live, relax and  provides a luxury lifestyle second to none.
For the super rich then it’s the super home ! You may already have the James Bond villain’s super yacht, but have you got the matching  James Bond house ?

For hundreds of years and to this current day, successful people have shown their wealth in many ways. Huge mansions, luxury cars, yachts, watches, clothes, charitable donations and so the list goes on. It’s some of the benefits and rewards to hard work and success. It’s one of the reasons, why we have a desire to achieve and be successful.  Not only to make  our mark in our lives but to enjoy the rewards too.
Beautiful products are nearly always carefully designed, carefully produced, come from a lot of hard extensive effort and deserve the high prices we pay. A amazing quality does not come cheap and why should it. Watch makers are craftsmen, yacht designers imaginative, fashion designers creative perfectionists; and  an enormous time and effort goes into these wonderfully attractive products.  Part of the designers soul and heart.  And it is for these reasons we are prepared to pay a bit more to get the best and appreciate the wonderful quality.

Yet the super home market never really existed.  Super yachts yes, super cars yes,…but super homes….rarely. However that is all changing and one new, exciting company,  has single handedly pioneered the super home. There name is Asetti  and without question invented the term super home. The renegade designer Chris Asetti and his team of international designers have launched a unique, premier collection of luxury high end home designs, perfect for the person who wants the best.  This design brand, up until recently was little known, but word is spreading fast and over the last few years they have exploded into the market place with their out of the box ideas and first class designs.

Asetti was the brainchild of creative guru Chris Asetti.  A designer who has a unique approach to creating homes. Some based on dreams, others inspired by movies, history, mythology and imagery. Each design carefully and specifically tailored. It’s like he paints a picture, taking a similar style as an artist painting on canvas or a sculpture moulding their latest creation.  The end result is spectacular. Whether its modern space age design, Italian renaissance, European classical or minimalist West coast. Asetti just blow it out of the ball park.

Chris Asetti’s super home Utopia’, rapidly became known as the James Bond home.  Completely unrivalled and soon regarded as  being the most spectacular, super luxury home ever designed.  Also recently ranked as number 4  on the worlds list, of  the most expensive new homes in the world. In this one moment of exceptional creativity , he invented the super home and launched Asetti, as one the finest luxury home design brands in the world.

I wish Asetti continued success as their style, approach and genuine decency spreads throughout all they do. A client is a friend and Chris, like so many creative people, wears his emotions on his sleeve. No corporate falsity but a realness that is such a pleasure to see and work with. Luxury super homes has a name and it should be Asetti. Way to go guys ! You deserve the accolades and respect you continue to receive.

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

The ultimate list of reasons to buy a hot tub

According to a survey by Lloyds Insurance in 2013, 10 per cent of the country now has a hot tub and they are cropping up for sale all over the country too! That figure of 10% of the population is the equivalent of over two million households in the UK alone! And whilst no doubt some people may dispute this figure, there is no doubting the real desirability of these relaxing and entertaining spas.

Those looking at hot tubs for sale may feel they need to justify their rationale for making a purchase. That being so, here is the ultimate list of reasons to buy a hot tub on sale in the UK.

Improve sleep

The National Sleep Foundation has found that soaking in hot water before going to bed can ease the transition into deeper sleep. A 90-minute session hot tub session before bed raises your body temperature and will lead to a better night’s sleep.

Relieve stress

There aren’t many better ways to relieve stress than soaking in a warm and inviting hot tub. Sit back and relax without a care in the world as jets of air and water stimulate your nerve endings, improving your overall mood.

Ease sore muscles

After a vigorous exercise routine or physical workout, your muscles are bound to be hurting. But by applying some heat to the area, any tension will soon be loosened and pain should disappear quickly. This is good news for people that suffer from sore backs and painful necks too.

Help with injuries

If you’ve had an injury of some sort, blood flow increases to the affected area and causes swelling. Unfortunately, this can be quite painful and uncomfortable. But with a hot tub, warm water dilates the blood vessels and helps with sore injuries.

Alleviate chronic pain

Chronic neck and back pain is not only incredibly debilitating, but also very difficult to treat. Thankfully, hot tubs equipped with powerful nozzles and jets can provide a therapeutic massage to these sensitive pressure points and alleviate chronic pain.

Improve relationships

Spending some time in a hot tub with your loved one can be extremely romantic and improve the relationship between the two of you. Create a bit of mood lighting, set up some candles and fill the space with pleasant aromas for the ultimate romantic gesture.

Entertaining guests

Whether it is a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, hot tubs are great for entertaining family and friends. This can be a curse as well as a blessing though, because they’ll never want to leave!

Quality time with the family

Mobile devices and other forms of technology are an ever-present distraction for children and teenagers these days. But setting some time aside and enjoying a hot tub session together is a great way to reconnect as a family.

Future investment

If you decide to sell your home in the future, a hot tub can notably increase the value of the property. And if you don’t want to leave it behind, you can always take the hot tub with you.

So, if you’re browsing hot tubs for sale but aren’t sure whether you can justify a purchase, this list of the most attractive and, we think, most agreeable reasons should help you to make the right decision.

Like anything in life, at the end of the day making the decision to buy a spa or hot tub really comes down to your lifestyle and how the overall benefits can fit into that. We think that for the combination of overall health benefits that they can bring into your family’s life and the associated fun and games that are naturally provided too, nothing else really comes close to owning one!

There is much more information regarding the benefits and ins and outs of looking for hot tubs for sale over at the HotSpringWorld site including their fascinating insights on the blog.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Selling Your Yacht? Sell the Dream…

Selling any kind of boat, from a small motorboat to a mega million dollar super yacht, is simple – you just need to find that one person who WANTS what you’re selling. When you find someone who wants a yacht or boat like yours, the sale will make itself, you wont need to convince them they need your yacht, you wont need to sell the benefits of owning a boat – They Want it.

So how do yacht brokers sell boats? Simple, they sit there waiting for buyers to come to them and tell them what they want. They show them what they have that matches this want, and they make the sale. Easy….?

Yacht brokers do a great job and frankly earn their commission, they spend a lot of money on advertising, employ photographers to take amazing photos of the yachts, pay models to pose on the yachts in exotic locations. Why, because they want to show the potential buyer something they WANT, they want the dream, they want to picture themselves in the photo, at the location, at the helm of the yacht with gin and tonic in hand.

So how does this help you sell your boat and maybe save some money?

It helps us to understand the psychology, and to use this to sell your yacht.

Private Boat sellers make a few common mistakes

1.         Don’t list Too much information

They write a long list of everything on the boat, they give it’s history, tell us when the engine was last serviced, about the few cracks around the forward hatch, but don’t worry – they don’t leak! This is not helping you sell your boat. This is the kind of information you can tell the buyer in person, when he’s standing on your boat, dreaming about owning your boat. With classified yacht adverts, your paying for work count. Sell the Dream.

2.         Don’t use Poor Photos

You need to show the buyer the Boat or Yacht for sale is what they WANT.
Take some great photos, lots and choose the best. Take photos of the interior, but move all the bags and clutter up on deck, get it out of the way, make the yacht look bright and spacious.

Now put your advert in front of people who WANT what your selling. There’s lots of ways to do this, and we suggest not one method but several.

Start by advertising on websites like where currently the basic classified boat sales listing is free. But remember, you need to show people the boat or yacht your selling is what they WANT. Remember, the more photos you add, the more they will see something they want. …Sell The Dream.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Buying a Second Hand Boat – Here’s what to Look out for

No matter whether you’re buying a new or a used boat there are probably a few things that you need to consider before doing so. From the purchase, to maintenance, to life with a boat – there are a number of things that need to be considered beforehand. So, let’s take a closer examination.

Buying Tips

When buying a boat there are a number of things that need to be considered. Boats can be subjected to all sorts of problems and it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for problems. Fibreglass cracks are a big problem if they are over 2 inches or so. This is often the sign of a boat that’s been in a collision. Gel coat patches are also worth looking out for, as these are also a sign of problems.

Flexing or cracking, as well as moisture in fibreglass can cause problems too and indicate rot or break down of fibreglass. Loose seats inside are also a sign of problems as can mildew – as this often is a sign the boat hasn’t been cared for. In addition, this can be a signifier there are problems underneath the boat and in the wooden part of the boat. This is because of the quick spreading of mould spores.


Electronics can be low cost problems to fix, however they can also cost more extensive amounts of money too. Burned out bulbs or seized bilge pumps can be sorted with a trip to your chandler, however if multiple devices are fried, this is often a bad sign. Check to see if it’s a case of faulty wiring, or if there are problems with the engine or wiring insulation – the former are more serious problems.


Belts need to be changed after around 80-100 hours of boating time and if the alternator or the power steering belts tend to be worn, or cracked they need to be changed. Changing damaged belts isn’t a problem; however it does signify lax care and attention towards the boat and should certainly be noted. Stainless Direct have a whole host of marine and chandlery gear for anyone needing to make repairs to their boat.

The Engine

The boat engine should run smoothly and if there is a lot of smoke, noise or vibrations then it could be a problem in the engine – serious or not! Often issues are easily fixed and are down to a boat not being used for a while, old fuel, old oil or the need of a tune up. However, these could also be larger problems such as low compression amongst the cylinders, or other more major issues. These issues cost a lot more to fix.


The oil is a big teller for the engine and it’s a good idea to test it between your fingertips. If it feels gritty then this could signify metal wear and tear and would suggest notable problems with the engine. Milky oil is also a bad sign and shows water is getting into the engine. Bent prop shafts should also be looked at carefully as they’re a sign of problems too, particularly with gears. Also look out for cracked engine blocks.
These tips should help you when looking to purchase a new boat and prevent any major problems.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A yacht with class

It seems like everybody has to have their own yacht these days. We have all seen it on photos and a few lucky ones in real life too. I’m talking about the infamous mega-yacht ‘Eclipse’, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. It is an impressive and almost surreal sight and supposedly the biggest and most expensive yacht in the world right now!

The sea surely seems to be full of yachts, some a little bigger than others but all more or less looking the same. However, a few people always manage to stand out and one of them is American actor Johnny Depp, who owns an amazing vintage-looking 156 foot yacht. The boat immediately takes you back a hundred years and makes you think of European royalty, or even a mini-Titanic. However, the fact is that this masterpiece was built in Turkey in 2001, inspired by the classic gentleman’s yachts of the 1930’s.

It’s really not surprising that the eccentric star from the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ tetralogy chose this yacht to sail him and his family to and from his private island in the Bahamas. Peeking inside the yacht makes you realize that Depp never really left his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. The interior is lavishly styled Art Deco but at the same time fully equipped with all modern day necessities, like an audio system, satellite tv, PlayStation, wifi, and quite a list of watersports entertainment for people that want a bit more action than just working on their tan. You can check it all out right here.

If you’re dreaming of spending your vacation on a yacht like this, we have some good news for you! When Johnny Depp is busy shooting his next movie elsewhere, he rents out his yacht to make a little cash on the side. You do, however, have to hit a goldmine, discover oil, or win the lottery to afford the weekly rate of up to €122,500 per week during high season! But don’t despair: the jackpot in the American Powerball lottery starts at $40 million and is always on the rise! Want to take a chance at winning the jackpot? Buy your Powerball lottery tickets online here!