Boca do Lobo designs and produces high decoration furniture complements, satisfying even the most demanding admirers. Boca do Lobo uses the highest quality materials and textures, giving them shapes through objects that create a cosmopolitan luxury environment. The Boca do Lobo home furnishings collection includes bedroom furniture, dining room furniture and living room furniture.
"10 years celebrating women" is a new book by photographer Amedeo Turello. To celebrate 10 years of photopgrahy, the Monte-Carlo based artist has published a book that regroups it's best work among celebrities and among the most beautiful women. The book contains photos, as well as intimate essays and quotes from influential women such as Fernanda Tavares, Dita Von tesse, Alberta Ferretti, Kiera Chaplin, Noemie Lenoir and many more. Each frame is a personal journey into the intense and vulnerable relationship between photographer and model, while reflecting women's beauty and elegance.
The SONY PS3 SUPREME designed in Liverpool U.K. by Stuart Hughes. Officially the most individual and expensive PS3 in the world. Twelve weeks of unambiguous workmanship was involved to fashion this beautiful console. The whole main outer section has been reformed with circa 1,600 grams of solid 22ct gold. Both sides of the disc loading entrance have 58 individually set 0.50 ct Flawless diamonds which total 26ct. Available as a limited edition of only 3 to be made priced @ £199,995 from www.stuarthughes.com
Electrolux’ concept model “Silence Amplified”, a version of the recently released UltraSilencer which is the most silent vacuum cleaner ever made. The vacuum cleaner is as silent as a normal conversation. Due to its silent properties, UltraSilencer is fully compatible with music on a normal volume, a fact that Silence Amplified is fully derived from. The concept vac comes with integrated iPod-dock and integrated speakers.
Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (or NYDJ) is available in a variety of washes, styles and sizes and provides a special “lift tuck” technology to its denim which flattens the stomach, contours the hips, and lifts the buttocks, making those who wear the jeans look like they have dropped an entire size! Criss-cross stitching and reinforced pockets are all special features that create a flattering fit, leaving any woman feeling younger, slimmer and more confident.
Herman Miller have launched What Inspires You contest.
As an avid toy collector and designer, Charles Eames once said "Toys are not really as innocent as they look. Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas." Eames inspiration combined with Herman Miller innovation prompted this year's Select release: a collection of three wooden tops, each with an original sculptural profile, each crafted of exquisite walnut. Herman Miller is giving away a set of Select Walnut Spinning tops as part of their contest.
So Herman Miller wants to know, what inspires you? Do you have an office toy collection? A collection of classic lunch boxes in your kitchen? A crate of vintage vinyl 45s? Send a picture of your collection, include a one or two-sentence description with it, and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to put "contest" in the subject line and send your submission before December 14th to be entered to win a set of the Herman Miller Select Walnut Spinning Tops.
For complete contest rules visit: http://select.hermanmiller.com/contest/
Become a fan of the Herman Miller Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/HermanMiller
Follow Herman Miller on Twitter: http://twitter.com/hermanmiller
The OVOPUR is now officially Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Award 2009 Winner in the Kitchen Appliance category (but not just for kitchens!)
The OVOPUR will be featured in the December issue of Interior Design with the other winners. OVOPUR has recently been featured in New York Magazine, NOW Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Metropolis Magazine and the Inhabitat Online Gift Guide.
check the O!O!O! promo valid until Dec 20th. The winner will win a limited edition CAVIAR on a Signature base valued at $2500!
The Garia is a new golf car created with a meticulous attention to design and luxury. The result is a truly unique golf car that is guaranteed to give you an exceptional driving experience.
The Garia features an in-built refrigerator, hand-stitched seats, and an exclusive personalization program where you can choose to have The Garia painted in your favorite color or matched to your other cars. There is no doubt that you will get the most desirable golf car ever created.
Built to the highest standards of the automotive industry The Garia features a double wishbone front suspension similar to those found in sports cars and inspired by Formula 1 cars. The drive train is built by an Italian company that also produces Ducati gearboxes. The aluminum profiles in the frame are made by the same company that supplies aluminum profiles to Aston Martin, Jaguar and Volvo. Hydraulic brakes on all four wheels with discs in the front and drums at the rear. The Garia is manufactured at the Valmet Automotive factory in Finland, manufacturer of the Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster.
Designed by Danish designer Anders Lynge, The Garia follows the renowned Scandinavian tradition of clear-cut and classic lines combined with functionality. The Garia Golf Car is a complete reinvention of the traditional golf car. Unsurpassed in terms of luxury, design and quality, The Garia sets new standards for the golf car industry.
Explore The Garia today at www.garia.com
Thomas Lyte, an emerging English, leather luxury brand launched its New Leather Collection in September 2009. All Thomas Lyte collections are currently available online at www.thomaslyte.com.
Browns is the first stockist for the Thomas Lyte games collection which will be available online and in-store. Thomas Lyte will also be opening a retail store in Mayfair in 2010.
The available games sets will include:
· The Club Poker Chest Set in Wenge Wood
· The Black Lacquer Domino Box set
· The Leather Games Box
· The Leather Backgammon Roll
The worlds most expensive ipod designed in Liverpool U.K. by Katherine Hughes , the wife of Stuart Hughes.
The whole body was re- formed using 149 grams of solid 22ct gold with a beautiful rear Apple logo from 21 grams of gold which houses 53 VVS1, colour F diamonds .
The front outer section has been set with 300 VVS1 diamonds colour F. The main navigation buttons has 12 diamonds of the same quality set in 16 grams of gold all of which surround its glorious single cut pink diamond which is 2.10 ct colour G-H.
Redemption Bar and Grill (53rd St. and 2nd Ave) wants to say “Happy Effen Holidays” to hardworking New Yorkers who’ve been “scrooged” out of their company holiday parties – again!
In addition to a special holiday cocktail menu featuring Effen vodka, Redemption will be hosting a Happy Effen Holiday Party for everyone on Monday, Dec. 14th from 5-8pm. Your business card gets you a free cocktail and a room full of fellow New Yorkers to share the holiday spirit with. Event details and cocktail menu items include below.
Steel, rubber and the idea of creating a functional everyday product in a sleek design - these are the ingredients for the new shower wiper from Vipp.
Vipp Design Lab is behind this solid stainless steel and black rubber shower wiper, which boasts several smart details.
The steel and rubber handle sits comfortably in the hand, the soft edges protect glass and tiles, and an integrated strap facilitates hanging after use. The shower wiper is supplied with a wall hook and an extra wiper blade.
From March 2010, Vipp's shower wiper sets new standards in the bathroom.
BOKKS London is a new luxury service. BOKKS London combines the world’s leading luxury brands, experiences and exclusive designs, with a truly personal gifting consultative service, innovative packaging, and a unique delivery experience.
“Masterminding that perfect gift for that special person is now a luxury you can enjoy” says Walter Bugno, Chief Executive of BOKKS, brought in to orchestrate the creation of a new way of serving consumers. “All too often we are constrained by a lack of time, a lack of realisation about what is available, or simply, hesitation about selecting the perfect gift for an occasion! Not any more,” says Mr. Bugno.
With the input of Dustin Hoffman as the inaugural Style Master and Karl Lagerfeld as the Design Master of the BOKKS Luxury Anthology, and designer Neil Barrett who started Prada Menswear and who has designed the BOKKS-Hop uniforms, they have created a selection of gift ideas that is truly exhilarating”, Mr. Bugno says as he prepares to launch a major marketing campaign to be known as ‘Who art thou?’
“For many people the experience of buying a collection of gifts is the hardest thing to do, and yet, often you wish you could send out a fabulous gift at the drop of a hat. At BOKKS London, we make it all a joyful experience. Whether through the ease of how you can engage with our service (online, instore, or we come to you), the vast collection of luxury product offerings, or the detail that goes into accessorizing and delivering your gift, BOKKS London takes care of all the details. We will hunt, collect, package and hand-deliver the perfect present for every occasion,” Mr. Bugno said.
BOKKS’ first gift gallery launched on Davies Street, Mayfair, London and www.bokks.com will soon be ecommerce ready.
The Blackberry Bold just got bolder. Designed in Liverpool U.K. by Stuart Hughes & Davide De Nizza, the Diamond Blackberry ‘VINTAGE’ Edition accommodates beautifully set VS1 black & white diamonds .Also the whole rear section furnished by hand with absolute precision in luxurious Python skin giving this handset a more exclusive and arresting finish. Only a limited number of 10 of these are to be made, priced at £4,495 and available at www.stuarthughes.com
The new AEG-Electrolux fully integrated coffee maker PE3810-M makes coffee making easy – with its electronic touch controls, pre-programmed coffee selection, LED display and halogen light.
The PE3810-M provides an endless supply of quality espresso, cappuccino or your preferred style of coffee. It has a hot water dispenser for coffee drinks, hot chocolate or tea making and steam spout for frothy milk drinks too. The multi-cup option gives up to 6 cups of coffee in one go and its telescopic shelf runners make cleaning and filling a breeze.
Dolce & Gabbana have announced Jalou, a special limited edition handset with a clamshell design, completed by an eye-catching rose colour, with a chic facet cut jewel form and real 24 carat gold plating. Exclusive contents such as video clips, exclusive backstage footage from the women’s FW 2010 runway show and photos are pre-loaded on the handset.
Discover Jalou »
Myla, the British luxury lingerie brand, invites you to view their seductive interactive Christmas viral. Allow yourself to be drawn into the Myla fantasy festive world, where a selection of Myla girls will help you find the perfect gift.
As you enter the site you will be welcomed by seductive music and three beautiful girls modelling Myla luxurious lingerie. Simply choose your favourite girl and she will guide you through a series of questions to help you find the perfect lingerie or sleepwear for your lover; guaranteed to get you in the good books this Christmas!
Once she’s found the perfect item, she will model the set for you to ensure you like how it looks on. If you love it, simply press the ‘buy now’ button and the Myla Christmas girls will gift wrap your choice and send it on the Christmas express direct to you. If you’re not sure and would like to see what the other girls have to offer, you can simply select to see another style; the possibilities are endless…
The viral launches on 30th November 2009
The Modern Gentry combines three of the most respected and sought after brands in London: E Tautz menswear, Hannah Martin jewellery and Lodger bespoke footwear. For one week only they are taking over a townhouse in central Mayfair.
This one-off collaboration is borne from a shared commitment to the creation of gentleman's requisites that are made with integrity, and that are made to last.
The Venue: Alma, 8 Vigo Street, London W1S 3HJ
The Dates: 30th November - 5th December
Oribe Royal Blowout is mind-blowing, ultra-lightweight mist that smoothes even the worst-behaved mop while speeding drying time. It also repairs split ends, nourishes, softens and strengthens the hair, giving it healthy body and shine. Simply revolutionary. (5.9oz.)
Spray on damp hair from mid-shaft to ends; go section by section to blow even smoother and straighter.
UV Protection for Hair. Color Safe.
Taste in cigars, as in all things, is largely a matter of personal preference; quality, on the other hand, can be held to measurable standards. The D'crossier brand embodies excellence, crafted using a time-honoured family recipe that dates back to the nineteenth century
Andrea Andújar is a distinctive jewellery line based in Spain from mother and daughter duo, Elena and Andrea. They travel extensively to get inspiration and to purchase materials, stones and fabrics from different places around the world. The handmade pieces are exquisitely detailed and present unusual and highly creative combinations of materials such as semi precious stones, gemstones, pearls and leather. They both have extensive experience designing beautifully crafted jewellery pieces for leading premium labels and boutiques.
Tamlin & The Fall's debut capsule collection, The Space Between, joins silver, leather, hammered-chain, and feathers into a trio of sculptural clutches for the edgy, sensuous woman. Crafted to last a hundred years and designed to endure a thousand seasons, this quintessential trilogy is distilled from nature’s most enduring forms: the egg, the crystal and the shell. The egg has a dimensional
fissure that cracks open to reveal an alligator-lined interior. The crystal is a sculptural gem mined to fit in your palm. The shell boldly embraces the hand like the guard on a fencing sabre. The interpretation of these shapes emerges as a group of palm-sized couture objects, each made with over a pound of precious metal. Timeless in form, function, and matter, the minaudieres speak a refreshingly modern
language. This design collaboration between Tamlin & The Fall founder Jessamee Sanders and fellow designer Elise Ballegeer is thoroughly American in its inception. The work is conceived in a studio in upstate New York, and materializes at the hands of the finest artisans in New York City. Sanders and Ballegeer have created a signature line that is both restrained and indulgent. With an aesthetic they dub decorative minimalism, jewelry, sculpture, fashion, and natural form come together as one. The result is functional art of exceptional beauty—polished, and with a hint of mystery…
Limited Edition Experiences, a program that brings together the world’s most innovative fashion houses to create retail experiences of unique inventiveness will launch in the Miami Design District on November 30th for a limited time. The program will gather together some of the world’s most sought-after designers, including Fendi; Proenza Schouler; Duncan Quinn; Jessica Trosman; Christian Dior Homme; L’Eclaireur; Stubbs and Wootton; Pharrell William’s Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream; Katherine Fleming; Maia N.; Cynthia Rowley; Neon Monster; and others, to present limited edition merchandise as well as radically innovative programming and environments that reflect their creative viewpoints. In addition, Gucci will launch the second installment of ICON-TEMPORARY, a flash sneaker store that will debut later this month in New York. For this unique retail experience, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini has collaborated with award-winning musical artist Mark Ronson on the design of a limited edition collection of Gucci Ronson sneakers. After Miami, Gucci ICON-TEMPORARY will move on to London and Tokyo. A combination of individual free-standing stores of a limited duration (in some cases, through April 2010); unique cultural programming; public lectures by designers at DASH (Design and Architectural Senior High School); and a multi-brand environment, the F Factory; Limited Edition Experiences will re-invigorate the shopping experience. Limited Edition Experiences will also include programming and events by permanent Miami Design District businesses, including Marni, Tomas Maier, Y3, En Avance and Christian Louboutin (opening November 2009); design companies Vitra, Driade, Luminaire, Poliform, Holly Hunt and Poltrona Frau and others; and the most lauded restaurants in Miami, among them Senora Martinez, Michael’s Genuine and Fratelli Lyon. The program was created for Dacra, the owner of more than 80% of the 18-square block Miami Design District, by Susan Ainsworth of Ainsworth Associates.
The program will launch on November 30th, the day preceding the opening of Design Miami/, the pre-eminent forum for the presentation of limited edition and collectible design, which attracts more than 20,000 collectors to the Miami Design District throughout the first week of December, and will continue through the spring of 2010.
H20 Plus have launched a brand new line called Sea Pure Natural Skincare Collection. The line will include Sea Pure Natural Skincare gift kits exclusively available for the holiday season. The kit contains a Creamy Facial Cleanser, Deep Moisture Cream and Perfecting Eye Cream. These 100% all-natural formulas are enriched with an exclusive youth-renewing science that helps boost the body’s sirtuin levels to naturally stimulate skin cell regeneration. Blended with marine botanicals, shea nut butter and sunflower oil, this rejuvenating collection helps smooth the look of fine lines and deflects daily free radical damage. H20 Plus is an innovative, sea-derived skincare brand. Using the finest, marine-sourced nutrients, each formula contains carefully cultivated marine botanicals, pure plant extracts and sea-mineral complexes. By pairing unique marine-rich ingredients with innovative technology, H20 Plus provides an equilibrium between nature and science!
White Classics look great on their own or can be mixed and matched with other Royal Copenhagen collections. Royal Copenhagen's contemporary Royal Whites are modern reproductions of traditional Royal Copenhagen figurines. 30-50% off retail price.
The Blackberry Royal Blue Edition.
The Blackberry Bold just got bluer. Already one of the worlds most established handsets but now with its own unique statement amongst the elite. Being a huge blues fan Republica Designer Katherine took full ownership in the design of this handset in being geared towards Everton Football Club.The wonderful arrangement of VS1 diamonds surround the spectacular sapphire dressings which accommodate the year 1878 which was the birth of Everton F.C. , to then be furnished by hand in luxurious blue Python skin by Italy’s most respected Artisan simply give this handset a more arresting finish.
Available from www.republica-fashion.com £5,995
Absolut launched a new limited edition vodka called Flavor of the Tropics. The new product will be available in the global duty-free channel only. It will be released in Europe and the USA in January 2010 and in other countries - in February.
The novelty features the mix of orange, mango, lychee, melon, and berries flavours. The special collector's bottle is decorated with bright orange and deep red highlights.
The enveloping design is exalted by the free play of folds that the leather creates across all of the internal part of the backrest, making it pleasantly undulating. The precious contrasting stitching along the seams and on the external surfaces of the upholstery creates a refined elegance.
The frame of the backrest and seat is in steel with polyurethane foam padding, moulded, expanded and shaped with polyester wadding in the zones where more comfort is needed.
Springiness is obtained from elastic belts and the base is made up of four feet in cast aluminium and tubular steel frame with a gunmetal grey finishing. The upholstery of the shell is in Pelle Frau leather
Marni has teamed up with Ladurée to create an exclusive collection of macaroons. Consuelo Castiglioni, designed these boxes that incorporates polka dots and a gold flower.
Ladurée’s pastry chef Philippe Andrieu, adorned the macaroons with a gold leaf.
Available as of December 1st, 2009 and for a limited-time only.
Christian Dior has announced the release of the second generation of their luxury for December 2009. The line offers additional models that are gold plated and black PVD coated with encrusted sapphire crystals. Available through special order only, — the Zelie with a red casing and the Zenaide in white — will cost around $7,900.00 and $13,400.00 respectively.
The biggest, most lavish book production of the 20th century is back!
An homage to one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers
SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to one of the 20th century's most influential, intriguing and controversial photographers, it broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price.
Viktor & Rolf have launch of Eau Mega.
The multi-faceted scent combines violet, basil and pear with peony and jasmine.
"A new super heroine is born. Touched by Eau Mega she becomes the best at what she is good at. Transforming reality into her own universe of beauty and glamour she 'Megafies' the World." Viktor & Rolf.
Shanghai Tang has announced a new baby collection entitled Little Lanterns. The Little Lantern collection is inspired by the Lantern Festival that takes place in China each year when children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns. The festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year and has been a celebration of families since ancient times.
Shanghai Tang’s Little Lantern collection consists of photo frames, photo albums, gift sets, baby blankets and accompanying baby clothes.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced their iPhone application, the first ever iPhone watch making school. This will enable the customer to live the Jaeger-LeCoultre experience, to deeply understand and share the concept of "real watch" and of course, thanks to the dictionary of horology, all the technical words will be now familiar to you!
Dalmore released a rare 1951-vintage single malt whisky with a RSP of £10,000 per bottle.
Only 12 decanters of the Sirius expression from premium whisky brand The Dalmore will be produced. Sirius will only be available to private buyers and through a limited network of World Duty Free (WDF) stores.
“The international market for high-end luxury products which have an investment value is buoyant - and the finest whiskies are playing an increasingly dominant role in this sector,” says The Dalmore’s Brand Director, David Robertson.
“Our partnership with World Duty Free allows us to reach an elite group of investors and whisky aficionados across the globe. We will be focusing on key target markets in Taiwan, USA and France.”
Sirius will be launched in the flagship WDF store at Heathrow Terminal 5. Nigel Sandals, Category Buying Manager for Liquor at WDF, adds: “Our customer base contains some of the most knowledgeable investors in spirits in the world.
“Being able to offer the absolute best-quality luxury goods is a very strong incentive for buyers to use travel retail and World Duty Free - as they would a specialist retailer - to get exceptional value and to see a real return on their investment.”
The Dalmore’s 1951 Sirius Vintage is a single-cask, single malt whisky, with a cask strength of 45%.
The Dalmore Master Distiller, Richard Paterson, says: “Distinguished and elegant, age has gracefully finessed this brilliant expression. Sirius is, quite simply, one of the world’s most perfect whiskies.”
The retro-chic Lambretta brand has entered a new era with the launch of the world’s first Lambretta Bicicletta, the limited edition Li126, brought to you by Fisher Outdoor Leisure. Modelled on the cult Lambretta scooter of the mod era, the Li126 (RRP £599) is a ‘city cruiser’ for men and women who appreciate style and design. It will be launched to the public at the London Cycle Show 2009 at Earls Court, 8-11 October.
LAM DETAIL_8The Lambretta Bicicletta reflects the Lambretta’s vintage styling but with a modern twist. The colours and the chrome finish have been painstakingly matched and the Lambretta badge and logo have been carefully incorporated into the design. Every one of the 500 limited edition models is individually numbered and comes with its own certificate of authenticity.
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, the Lambretta scooter became a symbol of youth, independence and rebellion and was embraced by the mod culture. It is therefore fitting that number 1 of this limited edition model was presented to Paul Weller, the ‘modfather’.
The Book of Conversations includes photographers Rankin, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Guido Argentini and Andreas Smetana. Mark Porter, Creative Director of The Guardian, James Sommerville, Co-founder of The Attik, Illustrators Aardman Animations (Creators of Wallace & Gromit), eBoy, Faiyaz Jafri, and Gary Taxali. And many creatives from Advertising Agencies around the world: Weiden+Kennedy, The Glue Society Sydney, TBWA, Madre Buenos Aires, Strawberry Frog New York and JWT Tokyo.
The Book of Conversations is a collection of questions, each one a conversation starter. It’s the intrigue of exploring someone and discovering what lies beneath. Some questions are deep, some trivial and some you will never forget.
However, just words were not enough. Images provoke people in ways that words sometimes can’t. 120 artists, graphic designers, creative directors, art directors, photographers, illustrators and animators were approached and were each given a question.
Their task was to provoke this question with an image. The image could make the reader cry, shout, laugh or think. But most importantly, it should get them to talk.
Along with the support from all the contributors, part of the proceeds from this book will go towards benefiting three children’s charities. Warchild.org, globalfundforchildren.org and soschildrensvillages.org.uk.
Jetsetter is a new flash-sale website that sells upscale travel experiences hand-selected by world travelers at prices not available to the general public. The site provides much-needed alternative to a stale online travel category consumed by sameness and commoditization. With editorial copy that is honest, pithy and refreshingly personal, Jetsetter opens the door to destinations, hotels and encounters previously available only to the most in-the-know travelers, at prices not available anywhere else. The site includes a range of first-person accounts, blogs and photography, bringing each experience to life on the screen.
Alexander Amosu has announced the world most expensive diamond encrusted blackberry. It took 350 hours of painstaking craftsmanship in solid 18 carat yellow gold, encrusted with 4,459 brilliant cut diamonds (weighing 28.43 carats).
The handset is personalised with your name or company logo and comes with a 24 hour global concierge service focused on 'accessing the inaccessible'
The handset cost £125,000 and has already been sold to a client in the Middle East. Only 3 diamond encrusted blackberry will ever be made!
Weleda have launched a brand new body care line called Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care that includes a hand cream ($12.50), body wash ($18) and body oil ($28). Created to rejuvenate and restore radiance to aging skin, this regenerating body care line is blended with antioxidant-rich organic pomegranate seed oil from Turkey to enhance your skin’s natural vibrancy.
They also have Pomegranate gift kits and travel kits available through the holiday season.
Factio Magazine talked to 90210's AnnaLynne McCord about fashion, her role on 90210 and her charity The Blind Project.
Ferrari F430 customized with complete crocodile leather interiors. LUXURY LAUNCHES
Can an Escalade be green? Luxist checks out the hybrid Escalade - LUXIST
Runway To Retail checks out Gisele Bundchen's latest cover on Vogue India!