Cordless Telephone

The telephone is deeply enmeshed in people's lives. But you can't seem to find one that's quite right. If the functions are what you're looking for, then the overall design isn't right; if it looks good, then it doesn't have the functions you're looking for. People looking for a new phone for their home or office are bound to have felt this way.

The act of speaking is an important part of communication...wanting to speak to someone...waiting for a call from someone...at these times, the phone is a magical interface that links people together. Because it has such an important role, we wanted our phone to have a pleasing roundness to it, with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure. The slightly bent shape of the phone gives it a humble appearance. The phone is a tool used for talking to people; that's why a user-friendly shape endears itself to the person using it.

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Staying Beautiful

ThisNext Blog shares their Top 10 Beauty Blogs

Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore Aurelia MM

Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore Aurelia MM $1,250.00

Katherine Hepburn made it a household name and now Louis Vuitton's gorgeous Aurelia MM honors the beautiful screen siren. Topped by double layered cowhide shoulder straps, this generous tote features the famed Monogram Multicolore canvas.

zanotta impero bed by emaf progetti

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the impero bed is designed very similar to the barocco sofas, armchairs and lounge chairs also designed by emaf progetti. impero is available with brushed and nickel plated steel feet adjustable to three different heights. it has a painted aluminum demountable steel frame. the springing is made of natural bent beech strips with stiffness adjusters and mounted on roll-up nylon chains. the headboard and base are upholstered in polyurethane/dacron du pont with a non-removable internal nylon cover. the bed’s removable outer cover is available in your choice of fabric or leather. this bed is available in two widths 69.29” or 81.1”.

Starts @ 4625.00


Louis Vuitton Cabas

Inspired by the charm bracelets for Spring/Summer 2006, the Monogram Charms Cabas is wrapped in luxurious printed silk and covered with a supple and resistant vinyl coating. Tanned calf leather trim adds a vintage-like look while the decadent shoulder straps gleam with metallic LV chains.

Louis Vuitton Cabas

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Most Expensive Handbags

Forbes Magazine takes a look at the Most Expensive Handbags

Making the list, the Fendi "B.Bag" $27,700*

Hailing the return of the structured bag, this might be Fendi's best seller since the Baguette. Although the white lambskin runway bag (pictured on the runway) was well-received, the $27,700 black crocodile version is truly coveted.


Manolo Blahnik's Arunium

Manolo Blahnik's "heelless shoe," called the Arunium ($3,145)

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burberry large leather quilted bag

large leather quilted bag with polished brass hardware.

* large leather quilted bag.
* rolled leather handles with buckles for adjustable length.
* top zip closure and key hole zipper pull.
* magnetic flap closure with decorative leather covered brass lock with key.
* decorative buckles on each end of bag.
* polished brass hardware including four feet on base of bag.
* interior back zip pocket and double front pockets.
* tonal check lining.
* 17 1/2" x 13" x 7" with a 8" adjustable drop from center of handles to top of bag.
* made in italy.
* black.
* style # 31705884.

burberry large leather quilted bag

Naoto Fukasawa's TV murrine paperweight


The "screen" of the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa's TV, a paperweight for B&B Italia, is also a magnifying glass. $609 at B&B Italia, 150 East 58th Street.

Text Nytimes.com Style Magazine

MESU, line of bowls


Dieting is hard work and measuring every bite makes it even harder. So studio panepinto created MESU, a line of bowls that help you put an end to portion distortion, without signaling to the world that you are on a diet.

MESU means measure beautifully. Great design and subtle graphics let you measure perfect portions directly in a bowl that you bring to the table!

Seen @ Nytimes.com

PROPOLINE shampoos

PROPOLINE shampoos are a naturally effective, specialized treatment range. They consist of an 80% plant extract base of problem-solving natural ingredients. All shampoos begin with a base of rosemary water with the addition of saponaria officinalis and other naturally derived cleansing agents. PROPOLINE uses the highest possible quantity and quality of natural extracts in combination with medicinal plants, resulting in a perfect synergy of nature and science. Since 1979, PROPOLINE shampoos are best sellers among the cosmeceutical brands in Greece.

PROPOLINE shampoos


Christian Lacroix Satin Charm Wedges

Bright fuchsia satin open toe wedges, approximately 110mm high with a dangling charm. Wedges have straps at toe with a diamante buckle fastening strap around ankle and a multi-colored bead charm hanging from strap alongside a small bow.

Christian Lacroix Satin Charm Wedges

Louis Vuitton Taiga Ivan

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Louis Vuitton Taiga Ivan $2,000.00

* Grained cowhide leather
* Brass hardware with brushed palladium finish
* Zip top closure
* Transversal leather strap with a tongued buckle allows for a double closing
* Two front flap pockets with push-lock closures
* Exterior flat pocket for newspapers or magazines
* Luggage tag and key pad
* Sari canvas lining with zipped pocket and large compartment for storing clothing flat
* 18.9" x 13.4" x 9"

starck 'strange thing' sofa

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The armchair and sofa that comprise S.T. Strange Thing are nice at a first glance, and then when you get to try them out, they turn out to be very comfortable too. The fabric of the covering has a pleasant feel and look, fitting the body snugly. There is also a clever color contrast between the titanium gray frame and the color chosen for the covering. Strange Thing is the perfect choice for the discriminating design enthusiast who prefers obscure and unique pieces.

@ Hive



Nike and Apple yesterday announced a partnership bringing the worlds of sports and music together like never before with the launch of innovative Nike+iPod products. The first product developed through this partnership is the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, a wireless system that allows Nike+ footwear to talk with your iPod nano to connect you to the ultimate personal running and workout experience.

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Saab Aero-X

Saab's Aero-X previewd at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show is a sleek two-seat beauty boasting an aamzing shape.

The opening canopy is certainly a head turner, even if it may be a too-obvious attempt to play up the brand’s aircraft heritage. The wheels are killer eleven-spoke beauties, and all lighting, inside and out, is LED. Alas, a sexy new sports car is not in the Saab product plan. But let’s hope the Aero-X signals the design direction for future Saabs.

Seen at automobilemag


Louis Vuitton Satin pump, Louis Vuitton Silk dress with belt

Satin pump, Louis Vuitton, $580, at vuitton.com
Silk dress with belt, Louis Vuitton, $1,960, call 866-VUITTON

Seen at Elle.com

Philips Unveils "Simplicity" Product Prototypes

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Philips has unveiled a number of new products for its "Simplicity" line of user-friendly electronics reports i4u.

The Aqua Duo (pictured) not only purifies water, it also heats or cools it in no time.

Acne Clearing Device

Zeno(tm) is a hand-held, battery-powered medical device, cleared by the FDA, used to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne pimples. Zeno works best when you first notice the signs of a new pimple. If used early, clinical trials have shown that pimples treated with Zeno can fade or disappear within just 24 hours. Just two to three treatment cycles of 2 1/2 minutes spread over 12 to 24 hours can help shorten a pimple's life cycle.

How it works: Zeno applies a precisely controlled heat dose directly to the pimple through a metal pad. One treatment lasts 2 1/2 minutes. Two to three treatments spread over 24 hours clear up most pimples quickly. It's that simple.

Acne Clearing Device

Picnic Wine Table


Portable picnics for two are in season with this handy, collapsible table. Plant this table anywhere you want to enjoy a little al fresco grazing with a glass of wine. Table leg screws into table for quick assembly or snaps into place for storage. Works with any stemmed wine glass. Use in grass, sand or even in a planter on your patio.


Bang & Olufsen Form 2 Headphones


Bang & Olufsen is now offering a few of their expensive products for purchase online.

Form 2 headphones allow you to listen to your favorite music as loud as you want - without annoying everyone else. With a weight of only 68 grams, their semi-open configuration lets you stay in touch with the world around you.

Bang & Olufsen Form 2 Headphones $ 100

Bulgari Spring Watches

18 carat yellow gold watch equipped set with diamonds and 11 different coloured gemstones. Equipped with an ETA quartz movement, the watch has a black dial and a black satin strap with a deployant buckle.

18 carat pink gold curved watch (41 mm) equipped with a Frédéric Piguet Calibre 1103.4 mechanical manual winding movement with a 72-hour power reserve. Curved dial with fine black vertical treatment, rhodium Côtes de Genève with power reserve indicator with satiné soleil finish. Brown alligator strap with 18 carat pink gold deployand buckle. Water-resistant to 30 metres.

Platinum case (40 mm) equipped with a Daniel Roth tourbillon movement (Calibre DR 052) with a 64-hour power reserve. Silver satiné soleil dial with guilloché and a polished blue minuterie. Water-resistant to 30 metres, Limited Edition of 20 pieces.

18 carat white gold watch (40 mm) equipped with a Calibre 9950 mechanical manual winding minute repeater movement by Parmigiani with Côtes de Genève, perlage and anglage treatment on the back of the movement. 18,000 vph, 47-hour power reserve. Blue satiné dial with Côtes de Genève and perlage treatment, water-resistant to 30 metres. Limited Edition of 16 pieces.

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Model reveals her jewels

A model has been coated in a million individual Swarovski crystals and is being slowly undressed online.

The crystals are being sold off individually on eBay for upwards of one euro (68p) each.

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Botkier Skeleton Leather Drawstring Bag

A luxe leather bag with "skeleton" straps.

Choose ivory or black leather.
Golden hardware and studs.
Shoulder straps; logo-embossed ID tag.
Drawstring top.
Leather straps on soft body.
Side patch pockets.

Botkier Skeleton Leather Drawstring Bag
. Seen at Luxist.com

Fendi Short Sleeve Cardigan

Fendi's knit cardigan is a treasure for spring .The pretty Peter Pan collar fastens with a black flower button while petal details add artful touches to the exquisite loveliness. With a flattering, fitted finish.

Fendi Short Sleeve Cardigan


Yves Saint Laurent Suede bag

Suede bag, Yves Saint Laurent, $1,895, at Neiman Marcus

Seen at Elle.com

Tuleh Hand-beaded mousseline dress

Hand-beaded mousseline dress, Tuleh, $3,800, at Neiman Marcus

Seen at Elle.com

zanotta night bed by carlo colombo


one version of the night bed gives all new meaning to storing things under the bed. it is available with or without a container unit under the springing (as shown in diagram and photo). the bottom base (which rests on the floor) is available in nickel-plated brushed steel or varnished graphite and the upper base and headboard are upholstered in polyurethane/dacron du pont with a non-removable internal nylon cover and a removable external cover available in a choice of fabrics or leathers. the steel inner frame is varnished aluminum. the springing is made of natural bent beech strips with stiffness adjusters inserted into nylon joints.

model 1855 is furnished with the storage container unit which is fitted inside the upper base and accessed by lifting the mattress with a special device.

'Serpentine' garden shower


Place the Serpentine wherever you want. Plug your regular garden hose to the end of the stainless steel tube and your shower is ready for use.

Serpentine is a garden shower with an attractive and practical design. The added value comes from the light construction which provides very easy mobility in the garden.

A major advantage is the plug and spray feature. No longer any problems with pressure pumps or permanent constructions, just plug in the hose, open the tap and have a shower. Because the hose is exposed to the sun, the water inside the hose and the Serpentine heats up and has a nice temperature.

'Serpentine' garden shower, 360, by Tom De Vrieze, for Extremis, tel: 32.58 299 725 (Belgium), www.extremis.be

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An ultra-intensive, fully reinvigorating treatment for hair. Massage this energizing lotion into the scalp to restore hair's natural vitality, thick look, and healthy sheen.



Proenza Schouler Leather ankle-strap boot

Leather ankle-strap boot, Proenza Schouler, price upon request, visit proenzaschouler.com

Seen at Elle.com

Louis Vuitton Monogram Pois Stole

Louis Vuitton Monogram Pois Stole $315.00

Louis Vuitton presents a beautiful, harmonious stole for Spring/Summer 2006. The light silk chiffon is graced with a spattering of polka dots amidst the signature monogram pattern. The Monogram Pois Stole introduces a new length that wears easily around the head.

Crisis Intervention: Wrinkles, Pimples, Spots

Does your skin look like it has a multiple personality? This kit gives you all you need to wage the war against imperfections with three of Philosophy's best over-the-counter topical medications. Zap your zits with On A Clear Day Blemish Serum. For spots and skin discoloration, lighten up with A Pigment of Your Imagination Serum. If you have fine lines and wrinkles use When Hope Is Not Enough Peptide/Vitamin C Serum.

Kit includes a .375 oz On A Clear Day Blemish Serum, .375 oz A Pigment Of Your Imagination Serum, and a .375 oz When Hope Is Not Enough Peptide/Vitamin C Serum.

Crisis Intervention: Wrinkles, Pimples, Spots

Tout Beau - Sharp Eyes Tinted Brow & Lash Groomer

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Tout Beau - Sharp Eyes Tinted Brow & Lash Groomer

This grooming gel-fortifier for brows and lashes is lightly tinted and has a specifically designed brush to shape and discipline unruly brows, while fortifying and thickening the lashes.

Louis Vuitton Arc en Ciel Umbrella

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Louis Vuitton Arc en Ciel Umbrella $515.00

Louis Vuitton is pleased to offer the first umbrella designed specifically for women. Coordinating with the colors of Monogram Vernis, Epi Leather, and Monogram Cerises, this chic and elegant accessory is fabulous in any season, rain or shine--it makes for a great parasol, too. With a natural cowhide handle and lightweight wood mast.

Bottega Veneta Metallic Chain Shoulder Bag

Bottega Veneta Metallic Chain Shoulder Bag $2,690.00

Metallic silver perforated, woven leather.
Tonal hardware and studs.
Chain shoulder strap.
Front flap; snap closure.
Suede lining.
Inside zip pocket.
5 1/2"H x 9"W x 3 1/2"D.

Luxury Leather: About Bottega Veneta
Since 1966, Bottega Veneta has established itself as one of Italy's leading luxury leather houses. Today, under the helm of creative director Tomas Maier, the company creates subtly elegant accessories in soft suede and signature handcrafted latticework leather.


Chanel Jersey handbag

Jersey handbag, Chanel, $1,725, at Chanel, NYC, Beverly Hills

Seen at Elle.com

zanotta alfa bed by emaf progetti

the alfa bed has its namesake in the alfa fixed and modular sofas, armchair, daybed, poufs and the romeo coffee table, all designed by emaf progetti.

alfa has three different height options, all made possible by its brushed and nickel-plated steel feet. it has an aluminum painted demountable steel frame with springing in natural bent beech strips inserted into nylon joints. the springing also has stiffness adjusters. the headboard and base are upholstered in polyurethane/dacron du pont with a non-removable internal nylon cover and a removable quilted external cover available in a choice of fabrics or leathers. upholstered bed components and ottomans are also available.

zanotta alfa bed by emaf progetti starts at 4243.00

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick

Seduction in just one click. Rouge Allure is encased in a package as innovative and luxurious as the lipstick within. The sleek black column opens with a mere touch on the gold top, embossed with the legendary CC monogram, to release the lipstick itself. Offering a lightweight glide and texture, the lipstick also provides excellent colour lay-down, shine, velvety smoothness, ease of application and long-lasting adherence. A vitamin E derivative gives free-radical protection as a concentrated extract of canola oil hydrates, softens and protects the lips. Plus, shea butter offers comfort by calming and smoothing the lips.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Class T by Consortia

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Class T by Consortia was developed after extensive research, which carried out and preserved the unique nutritional characteristics of extra virgin olive oil reaching the highest level of Polyphenols and the best quality.
Class T is beautifully housed in an elegant black UVAG protected glass bottle, which has a secure membrane preventing any oxygen from getting to the oil. Both these features unique to Class T ensure protection from light degeneration and oxidation, guaranteeing the oil remains at its optimum temperature, thus maintaining Class T’s unique taste and health benefits.

Class T by Consortia is available in a carton containing 4 bottles
Prezzo € 90,00

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zanotta mini bed by emaf progetti

the mini bed designed by emaf progetti for zanotta in 2002.

beautiful in its simplicity, the frame of the mini is available in a choice of demountable graphite, aluminum or white painted steel. additionally, the frame can be covered in your choice of leather 95 options. the headboard for the mini (1704) is upholstered in polyurethane/dacron du pont with a non-removable internal nylon cover. the removable external cover is available in your choice of fabrics or leathers. the springing is natural bent beech strips, with stiffness adjusters mounted on roll-up nylon chains. mini is available in two sizes.

also available for the mini is a hanging headboard (1703.T) which is upholstered in dacron du pont with a non-removable internal nylon cover and a removable external cover available in a choice of fabrics or leathers.



This adorable little clutch with rhinestone frame closure is just the right size for the smaller essentials like lipstick, keys or your iPod® Nano.
Cellphone/multi-function pocket
Rhinestone frame closure
Ombre Signature tie dye twill with embossed calfskin and leather trim
Twill lining
12" strap with clip for attaching to the inside of a larger bag, or to form a wrist strap
9 (L) x 4 (H) x 2 (W)

Price: $348


Calvin Klein Patent leather ankle boot

Patent leather ankle boot, Calvin Klein Collection, $650, at Calvin Klein, NYC

Sony Ericsson W850 Walkman Slider

Sony Ericsson also announced the UMTS enabled W850. Sony Ericsson's first GSM/UMTS 'slider', the W850 has been uniquely combined with a full horizontal mode camera experience and the latest Walkman player 2.0 for easy music download.

Available in Precious Black or Golden White, the phone has an attention grabbing 'heartbeat illumination' feature to light-up the control keys in rhythm with your music

Ferrari Art.Engine Speaker

Ferrari has announced the Ferrari Art.Engine, a limited line of 1000 loudspeakers priced at $20,000.

The Art.Engine is a single speaker solution and sports WIFI to hook up to your computer as well as a mini-jack for your old school electronics. The digital amplification is built in, as is pre-amplification and most everything else, so it seems. Frequency range is 40Hz to 20kHz. Size is 47" high, 16" wide and 6" deep. Colors include typical Ferrari hotness as well as custom finishes upon request. Speaker design by DWV.

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Avocado Slicer & Pitter

When it comes to slicing avocados, we’ve designed the perfect tool for the task. One end of the handy device deftly pits an avocado, while the opposite end creates perfect uniform slices of the fruit’s tender flesh. The slicer/pitter is constructed of stainless steel and heavy-duty plastic. Dishwasher safe. 9 1/2" long.

Avocado Slicer & Pitter

Motorola red SLVR handset

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Motorola is dedicated to doing the right thing and supporting worthwhile efforts around the world like (PRODUCT) RED. A percentage of the profits of each red MOTOSLVRTM sold is contributed to The Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. And it doesn't stop there - every time you use this red MOTOSLVRTM phone, a portion of your normal charges will be contributed to The Global Fund. Every call and every message counts. Just keep using it, and the contributions will keep flowing.