Stand head and shoulders above the fashion pack in Balmain's black suede buckle covered boots. Black suede calf-high boots with a heel that measures approximately 125mm / 5 inches. Balmain boots have buckle embellishments on side, a pointed toe and simply pull on.
Net-a-Porter.com has released am iPhone application, the Net-App. Shoppers can browse handbags, clothes and shoes; read the site's weekly fashion stories; and make purchases reports Luxist. The potential for shopping on phones "is massive," said Alison Loehnis, v.p. of sales and marketing at Net-a-Porter.com, in the Times. "We feel very strongly that third-generation technology is the new shop window. No one wants to be bound to their computer anymore."
"And the Moon came nearer..." The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing, TASCHEN has paired Norman Mailer’s seminal text with spectacular photography—from the archives of NASA, LIFE magazine, and many other sources—to create a unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time.
It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins met John F. Kennedy's call for a manned Moon landing by the end of the 1960s. A decade of tests and training, a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, a budget of $24 billion, and the most powerful rocket ever launched all combined in an unprecedented event watched by millions the world over. And no one captured the men, the mood, and the machinery like Norman Mailer.
One of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, Norman Mailer was hired by LIFE in 1969 to cover the Moon shot. His three-part feature was the longest nonfiction piece LIFE had published. He enhanced and extended his reportage with deeper reflection in the brilliantly crafted book, Of a Fire on the Moon, excerpted here for the first time. Equally adept at examining the science of space travel and the psychology of the men involved—from Saturn V rocket engineer Wernher von Braun, to the crucial NASA support staff, to the three astronauts—Mailer provides provocative and trenchant insights into this epoch-making event.
Illustrating this volume are hundreds of the best photographs and maps from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections. Many of them previously unpublished, these images document the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the Moon’s surface, and the world’s jubilant reaction to the landing. This edition includes an original introduction by Colum McCann and captions by leading Apollo 11 experts, explaining the history and science behind the images, citing the mission log and publications of the day, and post-flight astronaut interviews.
* Limited to 1969 copies in two editions
* Each copy includes a Plexiglas-framed, ready-to-hang, archival-quality, numbered photographic print, produced using the revolutionary new Skia printing technique, and signed by Buzz Aldrin. This shot of Aldrin walking on the Moon is the definitive image of the Apollo 11 mission, and one of the most iconic photos ever taken.
* Hardcover in box with print
* XXL format: 36.5 x 44 cm (14.4 x 17.3 in.); with framed print: 32.5 x 40 cm (12.8 x 15.7 in.)
* 348 pages, including 4 foldouts
* Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, no expense has been spared to restore the original photographic materials to the highest possible standards
* English language edition
* Limited to 1957 numbered copies
* Packaged in a custom-molded white resin box with a convex Plexiglas window
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Plexiglas-framed, ready-to-hang, archival-quality, numbered photographic print, signed by Buzz Aldrin
No. 1958–1969 LUNAR ROCK EDITION
* Marc Newson designed this special edition of only 12 copies
* Each copy comes with a unique specimen of lunar rock, ranging in weight from a slice of the moon at 0.4 grams to 30.34 grams, one of the largest lunar meteorites ever found on Earth
* Specifications and prices available on request
Annoushka Collection is now available at Harvey Nichols. The culmination of a lifetime's obsession with the romance and sensual magic of jewels, Annoushka Ducas' new jewellery collection is inspired by her extensive travels and fuelled by a collector's passion for the exotic and unique. Further shaped by Annoushka's Russian heritage and hand-crafted using both traditional and modern jewellery techniques, this playful collection celebrates the character, sensuality and strength of jewellery, as a unique reflection of the individual modern woman.
The Annoushka collection is built on the philosophy that jewellery is designed to be worn. This practical emphasis on individual style has given birth to the Annoushka "Parure", a modern and intensely personal jewellery wardrobe, arranged in a deftly-designed jewellery box, with compartments, hidden sections and secret drawers, creating a suite of jewels which reflect women's tastes and character. Conceived to innovate, reshape and reinvent, Annoushka's jewellery is designed to inspire women to do the same - to explore and discover their own personal style, trying new combinations of colour, proportion and texture to create a unique jewellery wardrobe.
The flagship Annoushka boutique is now open on the Ground Floor of Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge and will be followed by Harvey Nichols Leeds on 12 August and Harvey Nichols Manchester on 15 August.
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Emilio Pucci woolen rugs are now available at Sotheby’s and Christie’s for a price ranging between $6905 (£4,200) and $17,755 (£10,800). “floor paintings in wool,” the signed limited edition 15 rugs feature five different color combination, together with earth tones, ice cream colors, sun colors, night tones and the pink spectrum, giving a bright though elegant look to contemporary living spaces.
GIVENCHY MED NEW SACCA
This is a medium sized Sacca bag from Givenchy. It is made of coated canvas, which is embossed to give it a faux leather look. The trim and handles are made of real leather for contrast. It’s a functional handbag with two large compartments and middle zip compartment. Cotton lined. It is the perfect everyday bag.
LG has announced the Chocolate BL40 , the 4th phone to their Black Label Series. The new phone features an extra-large 4'' LCD HD touchscreen in, curved hardened glass that highlights the image quality. The resolution is 800x345 pixel. The BL40 has the emblematic black with red touches of the Chocolate.
The new phone will be available fall.
Thomas Wylde’s “Day of the Dead” bag, has already been seen on many celebrities. It is made of soft lamb leather (Barolo leather) with a bunch of silver colored metal skull studs and silver colored hardware. There are skull studs on both sides and has short and long snake chains that can be used as a necklace. You can use it as clutch bag, shoulder bag, or connect two chains to wear as a pouchette. There is a double zip opening, 100% silk twill lining, and one inside pocket. Also available with gold finished hardware.
AEG-Electrolux SW988205L , a new wine cellar for modern homes. This stainless steel built-in wine cellar is equipped with child-proof electronic temperature controls and AEG Precision cooling system with air circulation fan that helps to maintain perfect temperature. The built-in chiller holds up to 36 wine bottles and is designed to be installed in-column at eye level for easy access. The two temperature zones allow you to store both red and white wines.
Tumi's Townhouse collection have added alligator items to the collection. The collection will include small pieces of luggage only. The collection features black alligator skin on the exterior and the interior is lined with supple suede with nickel hardware. The collection is available by special order exclusively from Tumi stores.
Leica has announced their new DSLR series, the S-System. The 37.5-megapixel S-System comes with a 30 x 45mm sensor, giving it a 56 percent larger area than the standard full-frame DSLR and producing images up to 5000 x 7500 pixels. This is accompanied by Leica’s first ever autofocus system and new image processor. $22,995
Limited edition of 60 Silver Gelatin prints (Ilford MGD 44 M' "Pearl"), numbered, titled and individually signed by Julius Shulman, mounted under plexiglass in black frames, 75,5 x 60 cm (29.7 x 23.6 in.), released in 1999.
American photographer Julius Shulman's images of Californian architecture have burned themselves into the retina of the 20th century. A book on modern architecture without Shulman is inconceivable. Some of his architectural photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright's or Pierre Koenig's remarkable structures, have been published countless times. The brilliance of buildings like those by Charles Eames, as well as those of his close friend, Richard Neutra, was first brought to light by Shulman's photography.
The clarity of his work demanded that architectural photography had to be considered as an independent art form. Each Shulman image unites perception and understanding for the buildings and their place in the landscape. The precise compositions reveal not just the architectural ideas behind a building's surface, but also the visions and hopes of an entire age. A sense of humanity is always present in his work, even when the human figure is absent from the actual photographs.
Today, a great many of the buildings documented by Shulman have disappeared or been crudely converted, but the thirst for his pioneering images is stronger than ever before.
“G.H.Mumm partnered with renowned Chef Mauro Colagreco to create a gastronomic Dinner on a sand bank on July, 14th 2009.
G.H Mumm chose the Great Barrier Reef, and asked Chef Mauro Colagreco to prepare a gastronomic lunch in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on a pristine sandbank on the Great Barrier Reef. Magnifying these resources in their natural setting was the challenge that Mauro Colagreco had to rise to.
The main new feature in this third Mumm Explorer Experience was that G.H Mumm announced ten lucky winners would have the exclusive opportunity to participate in the fourth Mumm Explore experience, slated for July 2010 in the Gobi desert – provided they win the contest that this Maison de Champagne will be running soon.”
This September Herman Miller is launching the new Setu chair through an exclusive retail partnership with Room & Board. Designed by Berlin based Studio 7.5, the new chair is designed to bend and flex to your every move, so there's nothing to adjust. In addition, Setu's elastomeric fabric provides superior suspension and conforms to your contours, allowing comfort of movement during the work day. n line with Herman Miller's Perfect Vision goal, which is to be totally sustainable by the year 2020, the new Setu is 93% recyclable.