Smythson Travel Wallet is made in navy lizardskin and designed for air travel, the Slim Travel Wallet fits inside a jacket pocket or handbag. The wallet features a detachable passport cover with interior pockets for tickets, currency and credit or business cards and an exterior pocket for boarding pass.
The hand made Tatiana large clutch by Lara Bohinc is black leather with gold chains detail. The front of the clutch is covered in an Art Deco style swirl pattern in gold. The clutch has small foot stands at the bottom. There are two small pockets inside and the bag has red lining.
Rare works by Charles Dickens will be on the auction block at Christie's New York auction house and may fetch around 2 million dollars. An association copy of Oliver Twist, which is inscribed by Dickens to a fellow author, is the highlight of the auction. It is estimated to sell at between $200,000 and $300,000.
Christie's head of books and manuscripts, Thomas Lecky, believes several factors contribute to the book's high price tag.
Philip Crangi has teamed with Vera Wang for a new collection of baubles. Crangi has created chunky, oversize pieces, inspired by Wang’s personal collection of vintage gems for Fall 2008. It’s jewelry “on steroids,” Wang says.
Vodka 360 ,- touted as the first green vodka - was created out of a philosophy for producing products that will protect the
Earth’s resources. 360 Vodka applies advanced eco-friendly production and packing processed unprecedented in the spirits industry.
While not organic, 360 Vodka uses traditionally harvested local grain due to its vast potential for longterm environmental sustainability. The vodka in every bottle is distilled four times and filtered five times through a highly energy efficient process, with every bushel of grain being fully utilized and nothing left to waste. The result is vodka with an exceptionally clean and silky-smooth finish. Priced at $25-$30 for 750ml.
AQUATAP is must for a luxury kitchen providing perfectly chilled and boiled water instantly. The convenient ‘bench top’ tap dispenses filtered water at the push of a lever. AQUATAP is unobtrusive and features easy to use levers - operated by simply depressing the corresponding colored indicators for the desired water temperature. Dual water flow can be dispensed by activating both levers simultaneously. The oversized levers are also suitable for users with reduced motor skills.
Belvedere Vodka is launching a new branded gift card program with BuyYourFriendADrink.com, Luxist reports. You visit the BuyYourFriendABelvedere.com website and purchase a gift card for any dollar amount. The recipient can redeem the gift card or a Belvedere drink at participating bars and restaurants.
BMW have released a number of new 2-wheel bikes. New models include the BMW Cross Country Bicycle.
The BMW Cross Country Bicycle weights 11.6 kilograms, and can be ordered in different sizes.
Full suspension with four-bar rear end. Frame hydroformed, BMW Design with integrated logo. With telescopic air fork Manitou Skareb Super and Manitou Swinger 3-way.
Designed by Fisher and Paykel, the Izona CookSurface features a radical design. The CookSurface represents an entirely new way of looking at gas cooking and improving the user experience, a revolutionary combination of gas and ceramic technology. A flush, seamless black ceramic glass is the backdrop from where burners emerge for cooking and retract when no longer required. When the cooktop is not in use it has the visual discreteness of a ceramic surface, yet once functioning, it offers the power and functionality of gas cooking.
The quintessential luxury for the well ordered household - The House Diary and Directory from Mrs.John. This first volume organizes everything from one’s daily schedule to service providers, grounds keeping and food and flower deliveries.
This book measures 8" x 11" with exquisite details including hand binding, gilt-edged pages and Mrs. John L. Strong's 100% cotton archival quality paper
Levi’s has launched the ultra limited edition Red Tab mobile phone. This cell phone features a red tab on the top, MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth and a two megapixel camera with flash.
Offered in a limited number of 100 only. Price 550 euros ($870).
Francis Bacon's painting depicting a man attacked by vultures may fetch a $70 million when it is auctioned in New York in May, Sotheby's said.
Bacon's 1976 triptych, painted while he was living in Paris, is being sold by a European collector who has owned it for more than 30 years,
Electrolux has launched the new Inspiro Oven that automatically selects the right heating mode based on the contents of the oven, at the push of one button. Inspiro uses sensors to calculate the precise combination of energy consumption and time needed to bring the food to the correct temperature
Pinel & Pinel have launched iCase, a portable ipod speaker system built into a travel bag. The case features built in speakers made by Altec Lansing and come with a remote control. The case is made of wood covered with durable leather and feature pockets.
Perrier-Jouët created an exclusive limited edition line of Champagne from their 2000 Belle Epoque vintage. The Perrier-Jouët By & For line is personalized for every buyer during a trip to the Chateau in Épernay. The buyer can customize the label and store their bottles in Perrier-Jouët’s cellars whilst the Champagne matures, only one hundred cases will be made.
Porsche offers this modern and spacious bag for women in precious skin. The bag feature various internal compartments with integrated keychain. Other features include a notebook holder and removable cosmetics holder. Adjustable belt. Lining beige. Dimensions: 40 x 17 x 33 cm
RIVA reinterprets the classic garden ensemble with this sleek sunbed: straight lines, bright and rising above any type of weather. The robust HPL material is scratch-resistant, particularly sturdy and, even when close to seawater, also totally durable. The headboard is 6-way adjustable. The polyester cushion with a spot protection finish offers a high level of comfort and can even occasionally forgive a spot of rain. In addition it is still breathable, skin-friendly and naturally free of harmful substances. Available in white or grey.
Goldstriker International has unveiled a coffee machine with 3100 original Swarovski crystals with multiple shades. The Nespresso Crystal Edition coffee machine has an integrated detachable grill for the preparation of Latte Macchiato. It is priced at £1,995 .
Measurement: 22.6 cm (W) x 23 cm (D) x 23 cm (H)
Weight: 450 kgs
Power: 1260 Watts
Antonio Lupi designed Biblio's fress-standing bath tub for book lovers. The Corian rectangular-shaped bathtub features a book case, back rest, mechanical drainage, joint bath spout and overflow. The tub is made of resin and wood. Price $17,300!
Joris Van Gelder has designed a futuristic remote control for Bang & Olufsen. Still in development, the idea was to create a remote control for kitchen use. The remote is (mostly) touchless in order to keep it bacteria free. The remote responds to finger gestures.
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Mesiro , has announced Merium , a chic new media centered PC. Features include a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5500 processor, 250GB internal HDD, dual-layer DVD burner, GMA950 graphics accelerator, WiFi, 5-in-1 multicard reader and compact MCE remote. This innovative Home Entertainment PC enables you to take full advantage of the Internet in your living room, as well as enjoying your music, photos or camera recordings on your flat screen TV.
In an elegant volume, Charlotte Moss invites us on a lavish tour of every component of a home in A flair for living. From breakfast rooms to powder rooms, sconces to centerpieces, Moss shares her ideas on living graciously, entertaining with exuberance, and expressing refined glamour.
For Spring-Summer 2008, Balenciaga offers this genius Structured dress. The Black structured dress features a High neck, Short cap sleeves and Pockets on either side of the hips. The hemline falls above the knee. A zip fastening runs down the back of the dress.
Lalique's Sushi Set is made of fine grain black wood with crystal in the sides and is designed in the traditional Japanese stye, sybarites.org reports. The set comes with matching chop sticks with a crystal in the top and a unique black crystal soy sauce bowl.
Memo - the home and fragrance collection created in Paris by Clara Molloy was inspired by her travels and her Spanish origins, the scents and products are based on the exotic, vibrant and warm.
'Les Echappees' is a range of four fragrances for women, Lalibela, Siwa, Sundance and Inlé. They are all based on three key values; spontaneous partying, thirst for travelling and an ability for dreaming, that come together to delight and stir the imagination.
The home collection includes scented candles, room sprays and bath products.
Jason Pomeranc’s new hotel, the Thompson LES, is set to open in April. As Jason Pomeranc sees it, after you check into your $3,500 per night room, you can head to the pool to admire the 36-foot pool with a giant photographic mural of Andy Warhol , W Magazine reports. “It will be an extraordinary visual point on the Lower East Side,” Pomeranc says. “Many of the young, brave artists of today [in the neighborhood] are disciples of a generation that was created by Andy.”
Geneva Sound System's Model M is a complete, multi-function stereo system in a single wood cabinet. It's a tabletop size that is nonetheless capable of room-filling sound. There are four speakers, independently powered by a 100 watt digital amplifier, with sound accuracy unmatched by any product of its size. The sealed, wooden chambers feature ported bass for rich, powerful lows.
Model M features:
- iPod Universal Dock compatible with iPod®models with dock connectors (including, iPod video, iPod nano, iPod photo and iPod mini)
- built-in slot-loading CD (that also plays CD-ROM and MP3) and
- FM radio with digital tuner with presets
The Kensington Pram is a classically styled, hand-built carriage, that has the added benefit of folding away conveniently for transportation and storage.
The Kensington is a practical classic with a detachable body and wheels, and fully folding chassis, defined by a sweeping curve. Its handpainted steel body, highly polished chrome chassis and unique suspension design work in much the same way that the Balmoral does, giving the ride a beautiful gliding sensation, without compromising on safety. $3k
Austrian designer and jeweler Peter Aloisson has launched a customized iPhone, called Princess Plus, Princess Plus features diamonds in the square princess cut, and an 18K white gold lining around the edge of the phone. Price 120,000 euros.
Diamantini & Domeniconi, have launched Oro and Memoria golden clocks set for display at Salone del Mobile in Milan in April.
“MEMORIA” table clock by Diamantini & Domeniconi
design Pascal Tarabay 2008
A metal laser cut and bent table clock. A modern interpretation of the 19th century French clocks. The design is particular thanks to the clock
support being its own shadow. A perfect mix which combines tradition and innovation both in its materials, production technique and the contemporary romantic atmosphere it creates.
The satin stainless steel gold finish makes this clock even more refined and precious.
Sizes l. 29 x d. 29 x h. 35 cm
“ORO” wall clock by Diamantini & Domeniconi
design Pascal Tarabay and Raffaele Darra 2008
Oro is a wall clock with simple and essential lines, unique thanks to the serigraphy which covers the surface realized in 24-carat gold
Sizes: Ø 38 cm
The Prada fairy bag , Miuccia Prada created in collaboration with artist James Jean is touted as a must have for bag lovers
Priced at $2290, the Prada fairy bag as seen on Tilda Swiden, Sienna Miller, Catherine Deneuve, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Bee Schaeffer has a three month waiting list chicanduntroubled reports.
Nymag has a How to Get the Elusive Prada Fairy Bag
this jewelry box from lush life in dark wenge wood is the perfect place to store your favorite treasures. four menacing gold gargoyles keep watch on all sides, and another one is posted right up front to help keep an eye on things (a key is provided for more traditional security).
Rausch's Sunset Chaise Lounge is designed for luxurious poolside lounging, and could easily be mistaken for a dramatic outdoor sculpture. The curved base provides ultimate comfort while the round opening can be used as a storage space. Hidden wheels allow for easy movement. Made of weather resistant, high value synthetic Raucord fibers. The canopy and the cushion (available in 4 colors) are optional. Available in Mocha or Light Brown.
Swedish furniture designer Jonas Wannfors has launched Vertical Edge for LYX. Vertical Edge can be used either indoors or outdoors and consists of three pieces: straight, exchange and end. The three modules can be pieced together in any which way to create a unique seating arrangement to best fit the desired space.
Guerlain will launch a new version of Shalimar called Eau de Shalimar from April 1st, 2008.
"The new scent is described as a light yet sensual version of the famous oriental original. It is characterised by fresh citrus top notes, vanilla, and florals such as rose, jasmine and iris."
Eau de Shalimar will be available for 63 €.
Gulfstream's G650 is the latest addition to their luxury lineup. The G650 has a range of nearly thirteen thousand kilometers with a maximum speed of 982 kilometers an hour. The plane seat 8 passengers. Gulfstream is taking orders for the aircraft with delivery set for 2012.
For Spring 2008, Neiman Marcus offers seven special 2008 Hennessey Venom 700 NM Vipers. The cars boast 700 horsepower and 645 pound feet of torque and a day of performance driving school at Lonestar Motorsports Park, autoblog reports . Price $179,500.
Assouline presents a photographic tribute by the talented Pamela Hanson evoking the moods and subtle intentions that are boys. Between childhood and adulthood, a boy incarnates over a period of time drenched with fresh seduction and tender glamour. Pamela Hanson perfectly captures
Meridian Audio Limited has unveiled their latest high-definition video projector, the MF10.
Building on the success of the award-winning MF1, the new MF10 uses the
latest-generation D-ILA light-engine technology, in a maximum-performance
three-chip 1080p array. Based upon an all-new, 0.7-inch DILA device, the
MF10’s refined new optical package delivers an important reduction in stray
light, producing industry-best black levels (in excess of 30,000:1 native
contrast ratio) without the use of a servo iris. This means powerfully
stunning blacks and superbly dynamic visual “pop,” with no sacrifice in
light output—or of the MF10’s remarkable shadow detail. The result: rich,
film-like textures and depth, and an entirely involving, cinematic visual
Another key to the MF10’s video excellence is its exceptionally
accurate, 16-element, all-glass lens. This ensures sharp, fully focused
imaging across the entire screen, edge to edge and top to bottom. Its 2x
zoom delivers a large, bright image even in smaller environments with
curtailed throw-distance dimensions, delivering image size from 60 to 200
inches. Like Meridian’s MF1 projector, the MF10 will feature the optional
2.35:1 (Cinemascop®) conversion kit from lab-quality optics maker Schneider.
While video performance is indisputably the MF10’s key feature, Meridian has
also engineered numerous intelligent design touches. An extremely low-noise
cooling system maintains quiet installations, with both intake and exhaust
located on the front panel, making location close to the rear wall
practicable, for tidy layout and maximal throw-distance. Lens-shifts of 80
percent horizontal and 34 percent vertical further enhance design and
installation adaptability, while the MF10’s side-access lamp compartment
makes renewal simple even for ceiling-mounted installations.
The MF10 incorporates powerful DSP for high-performance video processing,
including deinterlacing and image scaling, making it a virtually
“plug-and-play” solution for high-end, full-HD image reproduction. For
installations requiring a range of fully state-of-the-technology abilities,
the MF10’s “pixel-for-pixel” unprocessed mode is tailor made to work in
tandem with Meridian’s newest digital video processor, the DVP2351.
Meridian is offering the MF10 Digital Projector for $14,995; DVP2351 processor: $3,995.
Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker manufacturer known throughout the Globe for their innovative designs and engineering prowess, has announced that the 2009 Jaguar XKR Portfolio will include a Bowers & Wilkins premium surround system as standard equipment.The 2009 Jaguar XKR will debut at the New York Auto Show on March 21-30, 2008 and will be available in dealer showrooms June 2008.
THE BLUE CAR is a luxury miniature car featuring an elegant streamline body made out of flatsteel and aluminium. The whitewall tires are out of genuine white and black rubber.
Priced at 1,598 Euros , THE BLUE CAR comes in a yellow wooden crate and is delivered together with white cotton gloves against fingerprints.
THE BLUE CAR is available with customized badges on its bottom when ordered as an event gift.
Fendi's Black-and-taupe striped demi-sheer silk crepe dress with contrast striped skirt and belt laced through back of waist is available at net-a-porter for $1,290.00. The Fendi Cruise 2008 dress has a high neck, cap sleeves, a keyhole opening on back and falls above the knee.
Babolat, has launched the new EA7 Emporio Armani tennis racquet.
Babolat developed the exclusive new EA7 tennis racquet for Emporio Armani 7, the sports technology brand of Giorgio Armani.
The EA7 Emporio Armani tennis racquet by Babolat is now available exclusively at Emporio Armani shops.
Actbrise Electronics, has launched three luxury mouse replacements - the Jupiter mouse, Escher mouse, and the Deco mouse. The Jupiter mouse is built from wood. It comes with a wooden stand. The stainless steel Escher mouse comes in two versions, one for Windows and other one for the Mac. The Deco mouse is covered in stainless steel and Swarovski crystals. The Jupiter and Escher are priced at around $140 and $90 respectively while the pricing for Deco is $150.