1.07.2014

Alexander Calder "Batmobile"



American painter and sculptor Alexander Calder  created a one-of-a-kind car for BMW back in 1975. The 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" GT racer helped launch the auto brand's "Ultimate Driving Machine" campaign message and will soon be on display at Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

The colorful auto debuted to the public in May 1975 at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre. "It was an elegant creative alliance of racer and art auctioneer Herve Poulain and American sculptor Alexander Calder, mixed with the foresight of BMW Motorsport chief Jochen Neerpasch," says the Amelia Island Concours. 

Dover Street Market New York.


Dover Street Market on Lexington Avenue, New York is now open. The new DSM outpost  is located in a 20,000 square foot Beaux-Arts building, formerly a home for the New York School of Applied Design for Women.

The seven-story building features Comme des Garçons,  Miuccia Prada has built a permanent space on the top floor, Saint Laurent taking a permanent spot on the fifth floor. Other designers who will host their own individual stores-within-a-store include Thom Browne, Rick Owens, Sacai and Andre Walker

Victoria Beckham Top Handle Soft Tote




Exuding sophisticated and sleek styling, this soft tote from British designer Victoria Beckham sets the bar high. In elegant new autumnal colours, the latest offering from the innovative fashion house offers classic charm and style. Boasting a detachable shoulder strap and two side compartments with secure magnetic buttons, practicalities as well as beauty are matched perfectly in this chic accessory.

Jane & Serge. A Family Album





The highly public love affair of French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. The moment Jane and Serge met on a movie set in 1968, sparks flew. They would spend the next 12 years together, a passionate union that produced the controversial duet "Je t’aime... moi non plus" (whose explicit lyrics and orgasmic moans caused so much fuss that the Vatican declared it offensive) and, in 1971, the legendary album Melody Nelson as well as a daughter, Charlotte, who has become a successful actress in her own right. From the earliest days of Jane and Serge's romance until their split in 1980, Jane’s brother Andrew Birkin was a frequent presence in their lives; an avid photographer, he snapped thousands of candid family photos during those years. Birkin’s pictures—very few of which have ever been published—offer a rare view of daily life for the couple, bringing us back to a place and time we have long idolized. Though more than 30 years have passed since the two parted ways, and over two decades since Serge parted from this world, the passion for Jane and Serge has endured. This treasure trove is sure to fan the flames of its undying embers.

Fendi '2Jours' shopper





Fendi's '2Jours' shopper is beautifully crafted from a hard-wearing textured patent-leather. With separate compartments to keep your daily essentials organized, this compact design can be worn cross body using the optional shoulder strap. Let the bold red hue pop against black separates.

1.06.2014

Lucifer Vir Honestus maple wood and diamonds earrings



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

Fujifilm X100S Black




Fujifilm's X100S is a new 16 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD in black.  The high-quality FUJINON lens, the larger sensor, and the processor - each device is the product of our commitment to uncompromising quality in every detail. Each exploits the full potential of the other, achieving an optimum balance that enhances their total performance. This is the FUJIFILM way to a development approach that has produced breakthrough after breakthrough in image quality. FUJIFILM X. It is the promise of ultimate image quality.
  • APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS II Sensor & EXR Processor II
  • Hybrid Viewfinder - Instantly switch between OVF and EVF
  • Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed focal length lens for quality without compromise
  • Manual Focus with Digital Split Image or Focus Peak Highlight
  • Built-In 3 Stop ND Filter













Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept car



The Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept is reminiscent of the classic Sport quattro of 1983 while pointing towards the future – with the latest of the brand's technologies in plug-in hybrid drives, user control and display interfaces and lighting technology.

“The new show car demonstrates technical ‘Vorsprung’ on many levels,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. “On-board this car we have e-tron technology with 515 kW of power and 2.5 l/100 km (94.09 US mpg) fuel economy; laser headlights that leave all previous systems in the dark with its higher performance as well as new display and operating systems with cutting-edge electronic performance. We are showing the future of Audi here.”


The coupe, a new evolutionary stage of the Sport quattro concept, painted in the color Plasma Red, combines the power of the historic Sport quattro with emotional elegance. Its body is tautly set over its large wheels. The overhangs are short, and the car's proportions show a sporty balance. With a wheelbase of 2,784 mm (109.61 in), it is 4,602 mm (181.18 in) long. At a width of 1,964 mm (77.32 in), the two-door model is very wide, and it is just 1,386 mm (54.57 in) tall, which is exceptionally low.

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