pinel & pinel have redeveloped the classical trunk idea to make it a contemporary and smart trunk. The Pinel & Pinel trunk is equipped for music, movie, nomadic gastronomy, bicycle run. pinel & pinel luxury trunk play with creation, surprise, discovery, beauty. They will be the case for your most precious secrets, for your most essentials pleasures, for your most private luxuries. The trunks are made by hand in the pure luxury French tradition staying aware to every innovation. The classical leather could be replace by any other noble fabric.
Bugatti has unveiled a third limited edtion model of the Veyron. The Sang Noir, - translates to ‘Black Blood,’ is based on the previous Pur Sang edition. Every Veyron is built to order with a custom package as specified by the consumer. This model is all black and features a specially designed grille, unique alloy wheels and a bright orange interior.
Adriano Design has announced the Teckell Collection 2008, a new luxury luxury foosball table. The Italian-made collection contains four tables: the Teckell , Classic Teckell, Mini Teckell, and Coffee Teckell. The Coffee Teckell comes with a crystal top. According to the designer, the tables were designed to elegantly fit into formal living spaces.
Sharing the same style and inspiration as the rest of the Signat collection this male attaché provides practical features for the modern businessman. The Samsonite Black Signat male attaché includes a removable portfolio and pencil case. Handy divider panel helps keep contents organized with cell phone and PDA pockets on the inside. Luxurious leather shoulder strap makes it comfortable to carry.
This book brings together a vast selection of images by Chinese photographers since 1949, giving readers a visual journey across the great People's Republic; edited by esteemed photojournalist Liu Heung Shing, longtime Associated Press correspondent and Time magazine contributor.
Multicolored oversized Roberto Cavalli demi-sheer silk tunic top with a leopard print trim. Designed to be worn off-the-shoulder , the Roberto Cavalli top has flutter sleeves, wide cut neckline and simply slips on.
Real Hair is hair care that behaves like skincare. Each formulation combines pharmaceutical advances, dermatological research and sheer pleasure of the best skincare. Josh Wood and Belle Cannon founded Real Hair in 1998 together with Creative Director, John Vial. Josh Wood is a color Ambassador for Wella with 15 years of global experience in color and product development. Belle Cannon and John Vial have 45 years combined experience in international styling, editorial work and product testing.
Sony's Sountina (NSA-PF1) glass-tube speaker prototype is headed for production. The 6-foot tall, 50- to 20,000Hz speaker features inputs that include analog RCA and digital coax and optical TOS supporting up to 24bit/96kHz linear PCM (stereo). Specs include a 13-cm subwoofer, 7-cm mid, and organic glass tweeter. Price $10,000.
Ego Lifestyle have added new notebooks to their collection - the Ego editions, The Personal editions, the Diamond editions and the Limited editions designer collection. The Limited editions designer collection features notebooks by Dani Bles and Ego for the Jackie Summer Fair. These notebooks come with gold, silver and bronze leather covers along with three witty sayings - “She’s pretty, but not perfect”, “She’s sexy, but in control.” and “She’s International and on the run.”
Some of the new designs feature ostrich, shark, eel and ray skins.
G.Lorenzi, the only still family-owned shop on Milan’s famous Via Montenapoleone, is perhaps the most civilized retail space in Europe. This Lorenzi special edition set, contained in a ‘Chancellor of the Exchequer budget’ red calf leather case, comprises a chrome plate cast steel tong with hand-turned Makassar ebony handles polished with bees wax and a chrome plate brass stopper turned from a solid bar with a Makassar ebony top. A ball-bearing connection between the stopper rings makes for a satisfyingly smooth action. Reputed to keep champagne unimpeachably fizzy. Created exclusively for 20ltd.com, this piece is limited to only 30 editions.
It was no more than eight years after the surrender of the Nazi government when Josef Heinrich Darchinger set out on his photographic journey through the West of a divided Germany. The bombs of World War II had reduced the country’s major cities to deserts of rubble. Yet his pictures show scarcely any signs of the downfall of a civilization. Not that the photographer was manipulating the evidence: he simply recorded what he saw. At the time, a New York travel agency was advertising the last opportunity to go and visit the remaining bomb sites. Darchinger’s pictures, in color and black-and-white, show a country in a fever of reconstruction. The economic boom was so incredible that the whole world spoke of an “economic miracle.” The people who achieved it, in contrast, look down-to-earth, unassuming, conscientious, and diligent. And increasingly, they look like strangers in the world they have created. The photographs portray a country caught between the opposite poles of technological modernism and cultural restoration, between affluence and penury, between German Gemütlichkeit and the constant threat of the Cold War. They show the winners and losers of the “economic miracle,” people from all social classes, at home, at work, in their very limited free time and as consumers. But they also show a country that looks, in retrospect, like a film from the middle of the last century.
This Collector's Edition is limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by J. H. Darchinger and containing the signed color photograph Reichstag, Berlin, 1958 in the format 30 x 35.5 cm
To celebrate their twenty fifth anniversary, Amouage has created Amouage Jubilation 25 for women, and Jubilation XXV for men. The fragrance features top notes of tarragon, rose, lemon and ylang-ylang, middle notes of davana, labdanum ciste, rose and frankincense and base notes of amber, musk, vetiver, myrrh and patchouli.
The 2009 update to Mercedes's G Class has been launched with minor changes to the original design. The 2009 update has a slightly redesigned front in order to complement the rest of the Mercedes line up with a new simpler grille which has been added. The engines have also been updated and given slight performance boosts with the top end G55 AMG engine now outputting five hundred horsepower. The interior has also been updated and the telematics system has received a significant upgrade. The 2009 Mercedes G Class will be available this summer.
Hawker Beechcraft, has released the Premier II. The Hawker Beechcraft Premier II seats four passengers and uses twin FJ44-3AP turbofan engines made by Williams International. The Hawker Beechcraft Premier II launches in 2010.
French parfumeur Serge Lutens has created his own line of nail polishes with genius packaging. The Serge Lutens nail polish shades take their inspiration from nature and contain a full array of colors ranging from the standard reds to the more earthly browns. The Serge Lutens nail polish line is available at the Serge Lutens store in the Palais Royal in Paris.
Austrian crystal makers Riedel has launched the Black Tie collection. The Riedel Black Tie Collection features four glasses for red wines which are designated with a black stem and four glasses for white wines which are designated by the black base, a matching water glass and champagne flute are also available.
Czeers MK1 is a prototype for a solar powered speedboat that can hit 30 knots. Developed by the Dutch-based Delft Technical University Solarboat Team Czeers MK1 uses the sun to power its engines. The boat will come in shades of carbon fiber, solar cell and orange leather trims. The boat features photovoltaic cells on almost all horizontal surfaces and an LCD touch-screen control system. It measures 10 meters in length, and 14 square meters of solar panels and an 80kw electric motor are incorporated in it. Only 4-8 boats will be built each year.
A futuristic reinterpretation of the classic wing chair, the ZERO GRAVITY WING lounge chair is made for serious cocooning. Oversized and luxuriously covered in the softest swedish leather, you are in for the ultimate snooze!
The upholstery is made of open cell visco elastic memory foam, a material developed by NASA and used in all spacecrafts. The foam adapts perfectly to your body shape and temperature, leaving you in cosmic comfort.
Camitz Sparkling Vodka is a unique and extraordinary, 100% all-natural and refreshing Sparkling Vodka made in Sweden, using the highest quality grains from celebrated Swedish wheat fields. The water is sourced from renowned ice-age underground springs and Camitz Sparkling Vodka has been continuously distilled five times before its carbonation. Camitz Sparkling Vodka elegantly balances a natural acidity with a light sweet finish, which is then amplified by delicate sparkling bubbles that underline the outstanding character of this super premium vodka. The bottle has the first patented natural cork for a distilled spirit.
Armani/Casa was commissioned by Leviev Boymelgreen to decorate its conversion of the former office building at 20 Pine Street . 20 Pine Street is the 35-story building surrounded by several of Lower Manhattan's greatest buildings such as 120 and 140 Broadway, 33 Maiden Lane, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 14 Wall Street, 40 Wall Street, and One Chase Manhattan Plaza. At 20 Pine Street, which has been rechristened "20 Pine, The Collection," amenities will include a 33-foot-high lobby and an adjacent Library Lounge, a pool and spa with a Turkish Hamman and a landscaped terrace on the 25th floor. Apartments on the 25th through the 35th floors will be known as the Concierge Residences and will be served by a dedicated elevator and private Concierge Lounge that will serve a daily gourmet breakfast and be operated by Quintessentially, a concierge service based in London.
Lila Paws has announced the Global Gallivanter Trunk for that jet setting canine that likes to travel in style. The trunk is made of espresso Napa leather and hand made to the highest standards by traditional English craftsmen. The corners of the trunk are reinforced with leather and two thick leather straps with brass buckles hold the trunk firmly in place when closed.
The basic size of this bed is medium and the dimensions of the bed are 78 x 54 x 18cm.
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Daria Werbowy, LANCÔME's spokeswoman , has created her very own personal range of makeup---Brazilian Earth Colors. The color statement is natural and sophisticated: from earthy browns to natural nudes to warm golds. The entire collection naturally enhances the beauty of your lips and eyes.
Brazilian Earth Colors is also tied to a humanitarian effort. Each product sold will benefit Centro Espacial Vik Muniz, an arts center for young adults in Rio de Janeiro.
Unlock beauty secrets with the exclusive Color Design Eye Shadow Quad. Signed by Daria Werbowy, this limited edition mirrored eye shadow compact creates several different sultry eye looks; from natural and elegant to seductively smoky
Tiffany & Co. has signed a two-year partnership with Maria Sharapova. The jeweler will outfit Maria Sharapova in eight different pairs of earrings over the next eight Grand Slam tennis events, including the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. and Australian Opens. Sharapova will wear a pair of $1,150 yellow gold Elsa Peretti Wave earrings that cut a striking profile without adding weight for the The French Open from May 25 to June 8 at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Fashion Week Daily reports.
"I am very excited about Tiffany for Maria Sharapova and to partner with my favorite jeweler," Sharapova said in a statement. "Elsa Peretti's earrings feel as beautiful as they look and I am thrilled to wear them at the French Open."
The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic will mark the return of Polo to Manhattan in over 70 years. Ralph Lauren's team, Blackwatch (including Nacho Figueras), is playing against Asprey team. A Veuve Clicquot champagne bar will be open field-side during the event. Picnics are allowed around the field for this event which is open to the public (free ferries run from Manhattan to Gov Island every 30 mins)
- The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic will take place on Governors Island (Sat 31 May) - match starts at 3pm
- Ralph Lauren's team (Blackwatch) is playing Asprey's team
Louis Vuitton's Aquarelle bag designed Marc Jacobs and artist Richard Prince features a Multicolore monogram print that looks like it was painted using watercolor paints. The bag is based on the Speedy bag and has lizard skin handles with a wooden frame. The price on this bag is said to be around $3,600.
Gibson Original, has announced the introduction of the Limited Edition Gibson Victorian F-style Mandolin with only 15 available in the world.
The Gibson Victorian Mandolin has each of the time-proven features that mandolin players demand while combining the best attributes of the F5 and the F4 mandolin. It is constructed of figured maple back, sides and neck, and a red spruce top with f-holes, all held together with a hot hide glue. As a special touch, the limited edition instruments are made with a one-piece figured maple back, stunningly accentuated in an early teens Victorian Era Red Sunburst finish.
The limited edition model is a result of a decade of innovation and craftsmanship and can only be owned by 15 fortunate players. Gibson will only produce 15 of these models. Dealer locations can be found on www.gibson.com. Each instrument will come with complete with a hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity.
As the internationally acclaimed chef of the French Laundry, Thomas Keller has earned a reputation as a perfectionist. At Per Se diners benefit from the first taste--miniature sesame cones topped with a scoop of buttery salmon tartare, which arrive as a gift from the kitchen--to the last, gracious nibbles of homemade truffles. In between, dishes like "liver and onions," buttery, tender ramps with lush duck liver pâté; Keller's signature "oysters and pearls" made with tapioca, just-warm oysters, sweet butter and a wealth of caviar; and the genius combination of foie gras, peach jelly and--unexpectedly--young cilantro leaves, sweep diners off their feet.
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RM Auctions in collaboration with Sotheby’s has announced the “Ferrari Leggenda e Passione” (Ferrari - Legend and Passion) set for June 18. LiveAuctioneers.com has opened bidding online, and will also carry streaming audio/video of the event.
Take an unparalleled photographic journey through the Hamptons. The best-known residents of this exclusive cluster of towns open their personal albums and invite you to see the Hamptons—their way. Calvin Klein, Julian Schnabel, Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Beard are just a few of the people who share their visions of one of the most unusual getaway spots in the country. More than a playground for the rich and famous, the Hamptons has an incredibly diverse community. Fishermen and year-round locals have coexisted for more than a century with artists, writers and actors, making this small piece of Long Island so alluring.Combining photo archives and beautiful shots from famous vacationers, In the Spirit of the Hamptons captures the past and present, the mix of culture, stunning beaches, exclusive homes, day-to-day small-town life and the people who have made the Hamptons such a unique place.
Dior's Extreme Gladiator Platforms is touted as the next it shoe. The shoe featured in sex and the city is built from Smooth grained leather and features an Open toe, Contoured bands over vamp, top of foot, and around ankle, Round silver metal studs throughout connect bands in patch-like construction, Ankle band secured to top of stiletto heel with round stud, Adjustable ankle strap with logo-engraved buckle, Smooth grained leather lining and insole and a Leather sole with rubber heel pad
Ferrari’s California - named after the 250 GT California from the 1960’s - uses a 4.3 liter engine which allows it to go to from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in four seconds. The Ferrari California will be available towards the end of this year after its official launch at the Paris motor show in September.
Strata Tower is a new luxury residential building in Abu Dhabi. The building designed by New York-based architects Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture of Asymptote is scheduled for completion in early 2011. Asymptote used state-of-the-art, advanced computer modeling tools to create the tower’s curvaceous and innovative design, including a cantilevered exoskeleton structure that allows generous amounts of light to bathe the building’s interiors.
Arper continues to distinguish itself in the furniture sector with consistency , creativity, original product lines, elegance and versatility. Arper will present new luxurious products of 2008, Catifa 60 (design by Lievore, Altherr, Molina) and new variations on the existing collections designed by their and Jean-Marie Massaud’s studios at the ICFF in New York. (17/20 May)
CATIFA 60 (top image) (Lievore, Altherr, Molina)
New from Arper for 2008. Further enriches the already extensive Catifa range. The same sinuous, soft lines that already give Catifa chairs their distinctive look, but with a new shell that make them even more practical. The Catifa 60, conceived by the Lievore, Altherr, Molina studio, is available in three heights (low, medium and high) and has been designed for executive rooms, offices and conference rooms. The Catifa 60 chair is available in soft polyurethane with leather or fabric covering, in a choice of colours, and can be fitted with covered armrests. The base is available in 5-star version on castors, swivel or with tilt mechanism, or in 4-star aluminium version, swivel or with repositioning mechanism.
ASTON (Jean-Marie Massaud)
The Conference version of the chair presented in 2006 and designed by the Jean-Marie Massaud studio is now available in more variants. The version of Aston with low backrest is in fact now also available with four-legs steel base, more suitable for the home, or with cantilever frame, also in steel, which is ideal for offices. Available with a wide choice of leather or fabric coverings, the Aston shell (in three heights: low, medium and high) is padded with polyurethane, providing comfortable support for the whole body with its wrap-around forms. The base is available with central swivel structure in shiny aluminium, or painted aluminium for the version with low shell, as well as in cantilever and four-legs version.
LEAF (Lievore, Altherr, Molina)
The Leaf range is complemented by a comfortable polyurethane cushion, available for all versions: chair, stackable chair, lounge chair and, from this year, also available for the chaise longue. Even more comfort and originality for a seat that stands out due to its natural inspiration and its adaptability to every type of space. Produced in steel with painted finish suitable for outdoor use, in white, mocha or green, Leaf is also available with a choice of two types of cushion, depending on the seating: polyurethane for outdoor use, with a decorative effect that echoes the motif of the metal structure, or in soft leather for indoor use. The chair also comes with a chrome finish. From today, the cushion is also available for the chaise longue.
Launched by Nina Garcia, Project Runway judge and fashion guru, along with Step Up Women's Network and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the contest gives aspiring designers the chance to put their talent to the test.
"The design challenge we're posing is a fashion transformation unlike any other," said Garcia. "We're taking an iconic accessory—the birth control case—and asking aspiring designers to take a shot at redesigning it into a chic, more sophisticated carrying case that they could slip into their purses."
Design submissions will be accepted until June 30, 2008. On behalf of Garcia, Step Up Women's Network, and Bayer HealthCare, one lucky winner will receive a $10,000 prize to invest in his or her career dreams, via enrollment in design classes or for the purchase of special design materials and software. The contest winners will be announced around the time of Fashion Week in fall 2008.
Kundalini will showcase their “Ecstatic” lamps at Water Air Exhibition in New York from 17 to 20 May 2008. Kundalini is an Italian company founded in 1996 defines its lamps as “Objects of Inner Light."
Kundalini will exhibit:
- Bokka table lamp designed by Karim Rashid
- Sama table lamp designed by Gregorio Spini
- Atomium floor lamp designed by Hopf & Wortmann
- Abyss table lamp designed by Osko & Deichmann (pictured)
The cubist oil painting by Fernand Leger sold in New York for more than $39 million Sotheby’s reports.
The auction house says the 1912-1913 painting, “Study for a Woman in Blue,” sold Wednesday for $39.2 million, a record for the 20th-century French artist. The painting’s pre-auction estimate was $35 million to $45 million. The abstract geometric painting shows a woman in a blue dress seated at a table with her hands in her lap.
Chanel vintage shoulder bag in black crocodile. Closes with a zipper on top. Lined in black leather. Zipper pocket against the back. Two outside pockets, one on each side. Pre owned, in like new condition. Comes with dust bag.
The Munk Bogballe Workstation combines beauty, quality, and simplicity. David Munk Bogballe set out to create a station with one clear objective, namely to fuse functionality, technology and sheer beauty into an inviting and coherent, high quality tool of work. In stead of focusing purely on technological computing capabilities David Munk Bogballe wanted to bring factors such as feel, non-technical functionality and appearance to the forefront of the process. Built around and powered by Mac hardware the Munk Bogballe Workstations are delivered with a very powerful configuration in order to give You the power You require at work, at home or on the go.
The Workstation specifications at a glance:
* 13,3 inch widescreen display (1280 * 800 resolution)
* 2,4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 4 GB memory
* 160 GB hard drive
* 8x Super Drive
* built-in webcam, microphone and stereo speakers
Vita's R4 Integrated Music System produces a scale and quality of sound that you simply will not expect from such an attractive and compact design. R4 features a multi format CD player, integrated iPod dock, USB playback port, DAB/FM tuner and auxiliary inputs. The R4 comes with warm, real wood veneers or piano lacquer finishes, complemented by pressed steel panels . The R4 will be available from June starting at £499 ($1000).
L’Artisan Parfumeur has launched the Jatamansi candle scented with the Himalayan Nard flower , citrus, ylang ylang and woody notes. The candle is fully organic and is made with scentless vegetable wax which gives makes the Jatamansi scent cleaner. The L’Artisan Parfumeur Jatamansi candle is available from L’Artisan Parfumeur stores worldwide.
Bryant Park is the inspiration for and name of Bond No. 9's most fashion-forward eau de parfum. This spicy rose-patchouli concoction, with pink pepper added for dissonance, is reflective of the fashionistas and urban renewalists who give the park a cachet to match its sublime scenery. Bryant Park is now chic and shimmering in a limited-edition crystallized flacon adorned with 5,280 Swarovski crystals. 1.7 oz.
HTC has launched, The Touch Diamond, mobile device their new luxury smartphone. Specifications on the quad-band HSDPA 7.2 smartphone are a 2.8-inch VGA touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4GB of internal flash memory, an orientation sensor or accelerometer and a 3.2 megapixel camera.
Christopher Brosiu's I Hate Perfume is a line of unique and hand blended perfumes created to reflect both fun, individuality and his own scent memories. The perfumes all have a story to tell and are extremely evocative, calling to mind specific times and places in the perfumer’s life that you’ll find you share.
With 670 pages and nearly 900 color and black-and-white illustrations, The Circus, 1870-1950 brings to life the grit and glamour behind the circus phenomenon. Images include photographic gems by key early circus photographers such as Frederick Whitman Glasier and Edward Kelty, about 180 of the earliest color photographs ever taken of the circus from the 1940s and 1950s, 200 posters by the famous Strobridge lithographers, iconic circus photographs by Mathew Brady, Cornell Capa, Walker Evans, Weegee, Lisette Model, and little-known circus images by Stanley Kubrick and Charles and Ray Eames; also included are rare color and black-and-white lithographs and engravings from the 16th–19th centuries illustrating the worldwide roots of the circus, as well as original sideshow banners by legendary sideshow banner artists Nieman Eisman, Fred G. Johnson, and David “Snap” Wyatt.