an especially elegant combination of stainless steel and glass, wmf's deluxe mill can either be purchased empty or with salt and pepper. it uses the same ceramic grinder as wmf’s other mills, and has an adjustable wheel to change the coarseness of the grinder. this item was designed by metz & kindler produktdesign and won both the red dot award and the IF award in 2001.
Oscar De La Renta have launched a set of scented candles named; City, Country and Island. The scents reflect their three lifestyles. The City candle contains jasmine, white pepper and green leaves, the Country candle contains white hyacinth, lily of the valley with pomegranite and the Island candle contains bergamot orange, ylang ylang and cypress wood.
PICASSO: THE LAST YEARS
When Pablo Picasso was living in Mougins, on the French Riviera, he asked his friend Mariano Miguel Montanes to come and live with him to help him out as a secretary. From this time on, Miguel became the assistant and confident of the great painter and his wife Jacqueline. Years later, Miguel’s son, Alberto, discovered his father’s diary from this important period. Thanks to this journal, we are able to enter for the first time the day to day life of the most important artist of the 20th century. Picasso’s way of living, working, his friends and habits - the text brings to life the energy, generosity, and true originality of the Great Master. Alberto Miguel Montanes writes the introduction.
Having graduated in architecture, Paolo Mandelli and Luna Scamuzzi founded Lucifer Vir Honestus in 1999, naming the company after the nickname of the first Milanese goldsmith in the fifteenth century. Their single-minded vision was to replicate the standard of the past grandmasters - using only the lost art of wax casting to create their famously and sensuously organic forms in their charming brick-vaulted studio in Milan’s trendy Corso Como. These impeccably-finished earrings created exclusively for 20ltd.com are a perfect example of their unique craft and are limited to 20 editions.
Fisker Automotive helmed by Henrik Fisker, former designer at BMW AG and Aston Martin - is taking pre-orders for their Karma hybrid with delivery. The Karma made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich. The fledgling firm has sold out its Signature Edition and is taking preorders for a plug-in four-door sedan for delivery in 2010.
Fisker uses plug-in hybrid technology called Q Drive. It consists of a small gasoline engine that turns the generator, which charges the lithium-ion battery pack, powering the electric motor and turning the rear wheels.
The Karma has top speed of 125 mph and zero-to-60-mph acceleration in 6.5 seconds, and is equipped with two driving modes -- Stealth Drive and Sports Drive.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport priced at $2.25 million is a topless version of the famed Bugatti Veyron coupe. Grand Sport offers a 1001 hp, 16-cylinder engine, and has been developed so there will be no draft inside, when the car hits its 217 mph top speed. The company will build just 80 Grand Sports.