Aesop’s fascination with the arts has this year inspired a series of seasonal gift kits focused on the Italian Futurist movement of the early twentieth century. The six gift kits are presented in sleek, elegant tin boxes, featuring titles and designs that pay homage to ground-breaking Futurist language, art and typography. The contents vary from a convenient set of men’s grooming essentials to a comprehensive hand and body care ensemble, to a trio of full-sized products from Aesop’s anti-oxidant Parsley Seed Skin Care range. An artfully constructed brochure that folds in various configurations accommodates and protects each product, and provides summary details on the movement and its guiding proponents.
Traditional floral patterns get a Givenchy makeover with a sliced digital collage across this backpack. The electric palette and powerful star-studded leather shoulder straps ensure a sharp look whatever you team it with.
At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price. Eyes Without a Face, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju, is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here—of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty—that once seen are never forgotten.
The Macallan 62 Year Old in Lalique . ‘The Macallan in Lalique V: The Spiritual Home’. They say ‘home is where the heart is’ and that is certainly the case with this decanter inspired by Easter Elchies House on our Speyside Estate, and the penultimate in our collection. The precious whisky encased in beautifully engraved crystal is an exquisite and very rare 62 years old Macallan single malt whisky, sure to steal hearts.
Lalique’s Marc Larminaux interpreted the harled surface applied to the sandstone walls of Easter Elchies House by creating a textured frosted surface on three sides of the decanter. One of the frosted sides features the bold initials, JEG, replicating the initials which are incorporated in the original date stone. These initials belong to Captain John Grant, who oversaw the building of the Jacobean manor house in 1700.
Limited to only 400 individually numbered decanters, the Spiritual Home edition will be highly desired and eagerly anticipated. It is valued at USD$25,000 and available now from specialist whisky retailers.
The D16 combines legendary Bolex quality with the best in digital technology to bring you unrivaled image quality for its class. The D16 captures and preserves image detail with stunning accuracy that gives your footage an organic look, and the camera body is designed to fit comfortably in your hands–emulating the feel of a traditional 16mm film camera, while still offering all of the shooting positions and mounting options of a professional digital cinema camera.
For the true connoisseur, S.T. Dupont’s black lacquer fountain pen is an extravagant but considered addition to your writing arsenal. With its 14 karat gold nib and sleek palladium trim, this exquisite piece will be treasured forever and passed down from generation to generation.
It takes two weeks to hand craft this special piece. The Trunk Trolley includes a hidden drawer compartment designed to fit a man's shirt, ladies cocktail dress, lingerie, jewellery and other treasures.
The drawer is hand carved by a specialist cabinet maker and lined with a linen mix stain resistant Moncrief monogram lining (which can be fully zipped out for customs inspections). In the drawer, hand carved horn slide buckles keep possessions securely fastened.
In the top compartment, clothes are held in place by two leather flaps with magnets.
The Trunk Trolley with Drawer is the only item in the Moncrief Collection which is larger than regulation airline sizes.
With this tribute, TASCHEN celebrates the remarkable career of the one and only Naomi Campbell: supermodel, entrepreneur, activist, and provocateur. A reigning top model since the age of 15, Naomi made history as the first black model to grace the cover of French Vogue and TIME magazine. British-born Campbell, who has appeared on over 300 magazine covers and in countless editorials and advertising campaigns, has worked with the best photographers of the ’80s, ’90s, and today—in looking back over her career this book also revisits a broad selection of the greatest fashion photography of the past quarter century. In two volumes, this signed limited edition captures Campbell’s bold personality and striking beauty in both words and pictures.
Volume 1 traces Campbell's entire career, featuring photographs by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon, Anton Corbijn, Patrick Demarchelier, Sante D’Orazio, Arthur Elgort, Jean-Paul Goude, Pamela Hanson, Horst P. Horst, Seb Janiak, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Thierry Le Gouès, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Bettina Rheims, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Paolo Roversi, David Seidner, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Ellen von Unwerth, Albert Watson, Bruce Weber, and many more including 4 fold-outs.
Illustrated by magazine covers, ads, never-before-seen personal snapshots, video stills, and more, Volume 2, the companion booklet, features Naomi's extensive autobiographical text in which she recalls her childhood; the beginning and rise of her modeling career; working with fashion's greatest designers, including Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent; being shot by photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Ellen von Unwerth, and Bruce Weber; and experiencing the meteoric rise to superstardom. Also included are photographer biographies and an illustrated index.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Embellished tulle black gown is a stunning choice for evening events. The internal bustier provides ample support, while the sheer sequin-embellished tulle overlay reveals a hint of skin at the hem. Style yours with statement earrings and classic sandals
Discover more of the Science Museum’s collection with this new iPad app, taking you on 14 interactive journeys through the most revolutionary scientific inventions of all time.
Journeys of Invention lets you navigate through a network of over 80 objects which you can rotate, see in close up detail and even operate. Step inside the Apollo 10 Command Module, encode your own secret message on a World War II Enigma Machine and examine a flea with Robert Hooke’s 17th-century microscope.
The app is available to download worldwide from the App Store. Two journeys (Connected and New Science) are available for free, with 12 further journeys available via an in-App purchase of £6.99 ($9.99).
BeoVision 12 New Generation is a breathtaking statement of visual elegance. With exceptional audio, advanced plasma screen technology and 3D capabilities, Bang & Olufsen’s ultra-slim 65-inch Smart TV is the ultimate expression of cinematic craftsmanship.
Alexander Wang partnered with Beats to create a custom line of products. The strictly limited, pale gold with matte black pieces include his signature embossed glossy stingray case with zipper and clip.
The world’s most famous headphone has been completely redesigned and reimagined. The new Beats Studio® is lighter, sexier, stronger, and more comfortable, with precision sound, Adaptive Noise Canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery, and RemoteTalk™. It has all the energy and excitement you expect from Beats, plus a powerful, reengineered sound.
The Mac Pro is available with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $2,999 (US); and with a 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $3,999 (US). Configure-to-order options include faster 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of VRAM, up to 64GB of memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage.
The Paterson Collection is the masterpiece of a lifetime, comprised of twelve unique whiskies from the visionary Richard Paterson, Master Distiller of The Dalmore. The collection is housed within a magnificent bespoke cabinet, along with twelve handcrafted crystal decanters, each adorned with a sterling silver collar and stag. These works of art are accompanied by Paterson’s own handwritten ledger, offering a rare insight into his craft.
To purchase this product, or book an appointment to view, please contact The Wine Shop at Harrods on +44 (0)20 7893 8777.
It’s all about the masculine watch for AW13, and The City design from Burberry is a cool yet stylish choice. Boasting a sapphire crystal face and a check-stamped sunray dial, this Swiss-made rose gold-plated watch boasts a mannish aesthetic combined with an elegant finish that will ensure you look chic this season and beyond.
This Art Edition consists of 72 photos printed on 24 folded sheets, delivered in a signed and numbered portfolio. Tillmans selected photographs from the book edition and recontextualised them on 24 large format folded sheets, each sheet becoming a large picture object with front, centerfold, and back. On some, the front and back form a whole picture when unfolded. The artist also chose some details which he enlarged to the full potential of information and detail available. Says Tillmans, "This is the first time I’m doing an oversized publication; in this case, the sheets are not bound—instead they stay light and it is almost like handling actual prints of mine.”
This Art Edition includes some of the content of the corresponding book, as well as some new photographs not featured in the book.
Fendi's multi-textured calf hair, mink and leather tote is crafted in Italy and fully lined in black suede. This structured runway piece features three internal compartments and a detachable shoulder strap.
Jewelry house Boucheron has teamed up with Crème de la Mer to create a case for the 100ml moisturizing cream. The Christmas edition case is limited to just ten numbered jars in the world. Each case features the “Clous de Paris” motif.
$20,000 and will be available exclusively from Harrods.
The luxurious private blend collection set includes six of Tom Ford’s top selling Private Blend fragrances in mini decanters. The perfect gift for any fragrance connoisseur it includes Neroli Portofino, Jasmin Rouge, Oud Wood, Tuscan Leather, Tobacco Vanilla and Noir de Noir.
For five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs, illustrations, and gripping stories from the four corners of the earth. Combining travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation, the National Geographic Society’s trailblazing magazine has inspired millions of readers to explore and take an interest in the planet we inhabit. Now, in celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic has given TASCHEN complete access to its archives to distill the journey of a lifetime into three prodigious volumes featuring photographs—many unpublished—almost as rich, deep, and colorful as the world itself.
Net-a-porter has announced PORTER, a fashion magazine for the stylish, intelligent woman of now.
More than a magazine, PORTER will offer a truly unique fashion experience, combining the site's love of the touch and intimacy of the printed page with the instant gratification technology allows.
In PORTER, not only will you find an authoritative global point of view and a bespoke curation of fashion, beauty, travel and culture in one luxurious glossy package, but also the quickest route to shopping that shoe, reading that novel, or booking that trip of your dreams – thanks to NET-A-PORTER's easy-to-use app.
The Calibre de Cartier Diver, will be launched in 2014. The watch goes to 1000ft and features a unidirectional DLC-coated bezel, a 42mm case in steel or gold, and Cartier's in-house 1904-PS MC automatic movement.
Swami's bespoke surfboards are hand-crafted to offer ergonomic excellence teamed with striking imagery. This Loosed Quiver, Mark II uses an image from Swami’s Dream series set centrally on the deck and hull sides and is built to ride with a supremely clean and sophisticated look and feel. It has been created exclusively for 20Ltd in a signed edition of 20 with the owners initials set into the hull.
The lavishly designed homage opens with a stunning series of images of style icons wearing their favourite emerald jewelry. The celebrities range from Elizabeth Taylor and Angelina Jolie to Diana, Princess of Wales, all alongside classic images of emeralds from art, advertising and fashion, celebrated in a text by Franca Sozzani, editor of Vogue Italia.
The second part of this major volume showcases scores more of the world’s most significant and famous pieces of emerald jewelry, including many previously unseen designs from private and royal collections. Historic creations are represented alongside modern jewelry houses, including Cartier, Boucheron, Bulgari, Harry Winston and more.
The final part tells the story of the emerald trade from mine to market, illustrated with specially commissioned photography from across four continents.
Beyoncé has released a self-titled, 32-track album. Available exclusively on iTunes, the project includes 14 tracks and a video for each of them along with videos for “Grown Woman," “‘Yonce” and “Credits." The visuals feature appearances from Drake, Frank Ocean, Jay Z, and her daughter Blue Ivy.
Jewels formerly the property of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor went on auction for a second time at Sotheby’s in London as part of the auction house’s Fine Jewels sale. Includes a number of cigarette cases, snuff boxes, cuff links and other possessions, with personal engravings and messages
Bang & Olufsen has announced the BeoLab 17, 18, and 19 speakers. The new speakers incorporate technology that the Danish company calls Immaculate Wireless Sound, which takes advantage of the new WiSA standard. Because WiSA operates in the rarely used frequency range between 5.2 and 5.8 GHz, the system can deliver uncompressed 24-bit audio signals while avoiding interference from other wireless devices. -
Aston Martin DBR1 was a sports racing car built by Aston Martin starting in 1956, intended for the World Sportscar Championship as well as non-championship sportscar races at the time. It is most famous as the victor of the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin's only outright victory at the endurance classic. Aston Martin used a chassis initially meant for the DBR1 to construct a car known as DBR3, and given the chassis number DBR3/1. The car was different in that it used Aston Martin's newly designed 3.7L (3670cc) Straight-6 from the Aston Martin DB4, destroked to 3.0L (2990cc). The car was used in only a single race in 1958 before it was deemed uncompetitive. DBR3/1 was thus given a normal Lagonda Straight-6 and rechristened as DBR1/4.
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. Created exclusively for 20ltd.com, this piece is limited to only 30 editions.
Frends, offers a collection of jewellery-inspired headphones. Gold Layla Headphones are custom built to be ‘jewellery inspired.’ Crafted from genuine lambskin leather and hand-crafted metal, with soft memory foam ear cushions.
Bentley has announced its first mens fragrance , BENTLEY FOR MEN
BENTLEY FOR MEN was created by French perfumer Nathalie Lorson, for a scent described as ‘leather meets wood’.
This combination of fine woods gives the fragrance a strong, masculine structure. The base notes are sensuously accompanied by musk and benzoin Siam, which convey a feeling of comfort and warmth and, in the perfumer’s words, “are perfectly suited to today’s men”.
The new Bentley Fragrances men’s line is now available in selected perfumeries and department stores.
The product range:
Eau de Toilette - 60 ml
Eau de Toilette - 100 ml
After Shave Balm - 100 ml
Hair & Body Shampoo - 200 ml
The King’s Ransom hamper presents an impressive choice of gourmet treasures in a leather trunk. Reflecting the global reach of the East India Company, the spread includes exotic teas, savoury biscuits, spicy relishes, fruity jams and chocolate truffles.
In the midst of the realist-leaning artistic climate of the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance, Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) was more than an anomaly. Bosch’s paintings are populated with grotesque scenes of fantastical creatures succumbing to all manner of human desire, fantasy, and angst. One of his greatest inventions was to take the figural and scenic representations known as drolleries, which use the monstrous and the grotesque to illustrate sin and evil, and to transfer them from the marginalia of illuminated manuscripts into large-format panel paintings. Alongside traditional hybrids of man and beast, such as centaurs, and mythological creatures such as unicorns, devils, dragons, and griffins, we also encounter countless mixed creatures freely invented by the artist. Many subsidiary scenes illustrate proverbs and figures of speech in common use in Bosch’s day. In his Temptation of St Anthony triptych, for example, the artist shows a messenger devil wearing ice skates, evoking the popular expression that the world was “skating on ice”—meaning it had gone astray. In his pictorial translation of proverbs, in particular, Bosch was very much an innovator.
Bosch—whose real name was Jheronimus van Aken—was widely copied and imitated: the number of surviving works by Bosch’s followers exceeds the master’s own production by more than tenfold. Today only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Bosch’s oeuvre. He continues to be seen as a visionary, a portrayer of dreams and nightmares, and the painter par excellence of hell and its demons.
Featuring brand new photography of recently restored paintings, this exhaustive book, published in view of the upcoming 500th anniversary of Bosch’s death, covers the artist’s complete works. Discover Bosch’s pictorial inventions in splendid reproductions with copious details and a huge fold-out spread, over 110 cm (43 in.) long, of The Garden of EarthlyDelights. Art historian and acknowledged Bosch expert Stefan Fischer examines just what it was about Bosch and his painting that proved so immensely influential.