Care's Nourishing Night & Day Cream by Stella McCartney is deeply moisturizing cream for delicate, dry, or environmentally damaged skin.
This rich and luxurious cream for night and day offers high protection against environmental conditions and micro-organisms, formulated with a blend of vegetable extracts to provide a natural, protective layer and to repair damaged skin. Cupuacu butter and blackcurrant buds, rich in trace elements and vitamins, nourish and sooth the skin while Brasil Nut oil assists in anti-aging.
The Corum Classical Billionaire Tourbillon is an ultra-limited edition wristwatch with 850 diamonds. The watch features a white gold case set with baguette-cut blue sapphires and diamonds, a baguette diamond bezel, a transparent dial, and a blue alligator strap. The Corum Classical Billionaire Tourbillon watch utilizes a manual-winding tourbillon movement with sapphire bridges and a 90-hour power reserve. 2007 production of this timepiece is limited to only 10 pieces It comes in multiple versions ranging from $325,00 to $998,000
France's official hotel scale currently stops at "four star luxury," but in Paris, half a dozen hotels offering rooms from upwards of €600, or about $840, a night claim the right to call themselves "palaces" - a term that even the hotels themselves cannot agree on who qualifies to use.
Now the government wants to reform the system, putting in place common standards and labels for each level of accommodation from bed and breakfasts to presidential suites.
"We hope to move as quickly as possible, even at the end of 2008 if we can reach an agreement," said Guenola du Couedic, a spokeswoman for the tourism minister Luc Chatel, who announced the reform plans in a statement late on Monday.
designed by christophe pillet in 2007. hillroad features a graphite varnished steel swivel base. stiff polyurethane body with internal upholstery in self-extinguishing polyurethane foam. fixed internal nylon cover and a removable exterior fabric or leather cover. $2,620.00
Fendi's Shearling jacket with geo cuffs is available from Browns Fashion for just ($6,722.62).
Features a high neck that leads into a zip front, panel that defines the high waist, hemline sits on the hips and 3/4 length bell shaped sleeves with multi colored triangles.
Louis Vuitton's Mahina XXL priced at $3,750.00 uses soft and supple calf leather. The name was reportedly inspired by the crescents and phases of the moon; in Polynesian culture, Mahina is a lunar deity. Features include Contrast topstitching, Leather is drummed softly to pull up the grain; skins are then coated to preserve their beauty, Meticulous and precise perforated monogram pattern, Shiny golden brass hardware, Rolled leather handles with link attachments, Open top with banded push-lock closure and Buckled bands at each side create subtle gathers
Polymer Logic Speakers from Polymer Audio Research " contains more pure diamond and gold then you'll find in any $500,000 diamond engagement ring," the company touts. The Polymer Logic speakers also feature titanium dome tweeters with a pure layer of solid gold. The $24,990,loudspeakers use diamond cone midrange drivers per side, Supravox TG1 tweeter and a pair of hand made vapor deposited titanium cone woofers.
Audio-Technica presents ATH-DWL5000, a new digital wireless headphone system.
Featuring an advanced "Sound Quality-Oriented Design" with a large 53mm driver that produces a powerful bass. With a strong transmission frequency, the sound is harder and cleaner. Designed with a stylish outfit plus comfortable ear-pads allow the headphone to stay longer around the ears and on the head. Available only in Japan.
in 2005, luxury papermaker mrs. john l. strong created a series of hand-engraved cards based on the seven deadly sins. inspired by the cards, master perfumer douglas little created a series of seven perfumed candles, each based on one of the sins.
seven deadly sins by d.l. & co. is the ideal gift for the sinfully stylish and the stylishly sinful.
seven exquisite hand-engraved cards will help you dash off a wicked missive, while seven extraordinary perfumed candles help you set the mood.
Priced at $1940, Louis Vuitton's Monogram Olympe Nimbus PM in Supple lambskin is Named after Mount Olympus, home to the twelve principal gods in Greek mythology. Louis Vuitton's Monogram Olympe Nimbus PM Buffed leather echoes the smoky, misty effect of the mountain enveloped in clouds. Features include Tonal monogram embroidery, Etched acetate hardware, Plaited leather handle with link attachments, Engraved nameplate in front corner and Leather ruffle trim along top.
In a poll conducted for the MPH '07 car show in early November, the Aston Martin DBS picked up the prize for having the "Rear of the Year" , beating the Bugatti Veyron.Women who participated in the poll generally preferred the Bugatti over the Aston Martin.
Alexander Amosu, is offering a limited edition iPhone with 420 diamonds totaling 5.65 carats set in 18k white or yellow gold, with a choice of white, black or pink sapphires. The Diamond iPhone goes on sale on the 9th of November with a starting price of $41,000
A copy of the first trade edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", the first book in the seven-volume series, sold for 19,700 pounds ($40,000) at auction on Thursday, Christie's said.
The book was one of only 500 copies made of the edition, many of which were bought up by libraries, making pristine copies scarce and highly sought-after.
Eco-friendly mattress and bedroom-furniture company Okooko takes its name from the Maori word for “to cradle in arms”. Okooko sells mattresses ($2,500 to $3,000) made of natural latex, bamboo and wool, and beds ($2,200 to $5,500) made of wood from sustainable forests managed by the New Zealand government. It also sells high-design beds like Float ($25,000, including the mattress), by David Trubridge, a New Zealand designer. Okooko, 205 Arch Street, Philadelphia, (215) 667-8240 or okooko.com.
N.V. Perricone M.D.'s Face Finishing Moisturizer is enriched with advanced antioxidants, vitamin C ester, and alpha lipoic acid to deeply hydrate the skin and ensure maximum daily protection against moisture loss. For all skin types.
Ferrari's FXX Evoluzione is a modified version of the super-Enzo introduced at the Ferrari World Finals in Italy.
The innovative FXX programme, based on the eponymous prototype car and launched by Ferrari in June 2005, is being extended to 2008/2009. The FXX, which is the most advanced GT ever created at Maranello, has been updated with an evolution package aimed at further improving its handling and performance. The package was developed as a result of Ferrari's collaboration with its Client Test Drivers and with the invaluable support of Michael Schumacher. The FXXs equipped with this package will also sport a new livery in addition to new rear wing profiles.
The FXX is not homologated for road use and there are no plans to compete with it either. In fact, the FXX prototype is designed exclusively for track driving as part of a specific R&D programme agreed with a selected group of just over 20 clients involving 14 group test sessions and 14 private ones in the last two years. Thanks to readings taken over the 16,500 kilometres of tests carried out in 2006 and the 18,500 kilometres covered in 2007, the modifications made to the car have focused on honing its aerodynamics, running gear and electronics. Seven-times Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher also joined the ranks of the client test drivers and gave the programme the benefit of his vast experience on several occasions.
Maranello's engineers studied the wealth of information gained to develop a kit which will cut the FXX's Fiorano lap time to under 1'16'' (previously it was 1'18''). The FXX's 6262 cc V12 engine can now punch out a massive 860 hp at 9500 rpm. Gearshifting takes just 60 ms, a drop of 20 ms on the previous time, and the gear ratios have been adapted to make use of the extra 1000 rpm now delivered by the engine.
The car's new traction control system, developed in close collaboration with the GES Racing Division engineers, gives the driver a choice of no less than nine different settings (plus the off position) which are selected using a switch on the central tunnel. This means that the driver really can modify the car's behaviour on the track from corner to corner, just as the Formula 1 drivers do to maximise performance and reduce tyre wear. The FXX's traction control is also now less invasive and more flexible, adapting more efficiently to the individual driving style of each driver - a requirement pinpointed when this very extreme car was being driven on the track by non-professional drivers.
The FXX's special 19" Bridgestone tyres now last longer too thanks to a new car setup and new front suspension geometry, while the Brembo brakes, which boast large Composite Ceramic Material (CCM) discs, are more efficient with the result that the brake pads last twice as long. Thanks to the drivers' feedback the Ferrari engineers have also developed new aerodynamic solutions aimed at increasing downforce over the rear axle. The FXX now sports a new rear diffuser, nolder and rear flaps which have combined to increase aerodynamic efficiency by 25% overall. The active front spoiler control system settings have been adjusted to take these modifications into account too. New telemetry monitoring of the steering angle and brake pump pressure will further boost the interaction between Client test drivers and the company's engineers also. From next year onwards, it will be possible for drivers to have two extra video cameras mounted on their car in addition the existing rear-facing one. This will, of course, give the drivers excellent rear visibility without having to impinge in any way on the car's aerodynamics.
The FXX evolution package includes participation in a series of track events that Ferrari is organising at international circuits for 2008/2009. Six events are planned for each year (two in North America, two in Europe and two in Asia). In addition to these, the FXXs will also be participating, as per tradition, in the prestigious end-of-season Ferrari World Finals.
As happened in 2006/2007, the cars will be backed up at each event by a 15-member official team made up of engineers, electronics experts and mechanics capable of providing complete assistance to clients. Needless to say, the latter will still be able to organise their own private individual track sessions in their car as well.
Dolce and Gabbana has launched a new Custom-made crocodile bag service for luxury shoppers. The new crocodile collection is composed of custom-made weekend bags, dopp kits and briefcases. Each piece features a logo plate with the bag owners name. 3 month waiting list.
Eclipse Aviation's new Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ) is a single-engine turbofan powered, V-tail aircraft. The ECJ will cruise at 345 knots with a service ceiling of 41,000 feet, yet needs no more than 2,200 feet of runway to take off or land. The aircraft's range is estimated to be 1,250 nautical miles. A unique element of the ECJ's aerodynamic design is its empennage, which features an external mounted engine pod and V-Tail vertical surfaces that create exceptional aerodynamic, weight, and operational benefits.
Porsche has unveiled the Cayenne SUV hybrid prototype featuring a full-hybrid design (clutch and electric motor positioned between the engine and the transmission). The Cayenne hybrid combines Porsche’s 3.6-liter direct fuel injection gas engine with an electric motor and 38 kW, 288 volt nickel metal hydride battery pack reports hybridcars.com.
Fashion designer Tom Ford has bought mineral rights beneath his Galisteo ranch southeast of Santa Fe in an attempt to protect his land from possible oil exploration in the region, AP reports.
Ford paid the state Land Office about $84,000 earlier this year to purchase the mineral rights to more than 1,400 acres, according to Land Office records.
"We are protecting our land by holding these rights," said Ford's attorney, Janet McKay.
Tannoy's Dimension is a range of loudspeakers with the natural ability to reproduce any kind of music with pace, life and rhythm whilst effortless dynamics and expressive realism generate the scale, excitement and impact of film soundtracks with ease. At the heart of the TD12 is a 300mm (12.00") Tannoy Dual Concentric drive unit featuring a new cone material and twin-roll surround providing enhanced midrange performance and tight, fast bass with tremendous low frequency extension. The cone material is manufactured from a composite of several different fibres. The mix of fibres has been carefully chosen to obtain a light but very stiff structure providing exceptional grip and control of bass transients. $8,350 per pair
G'Vine the first-ever Gin distilled from a grape spirit was awarded a gold medal for its "Exceptional" rating of 94 points at this year’s International Review of Spirits Competition by Beverage Testing Institute. Noted spirits expert Gary Regan described G’Vine as “exceedingly intriguing” and “incredibly seductive.”
The base for the G'Vine infusion is unique to the Gin family. The rare green grape flower, which lasts just two weeks after blossoming in June, is handpicked and carefully macerated in the Ugni Blanc grape spirit grown in the region of Cognac. In a second step, the neutral grape spirit, much smoother and more suave than the traditional grain spirit associated with the gin production, is then distilled in small batches with a unique combination of nine botanicals, chosen for their purity and aromatic properties: ginger root, liquorice, green cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, cubeb berries, nutmeg and lime. The green grape flowers, the Ugni Blanc neutral spirit and the botanicals infusions are then blended in perfect proportion and copper-pot distilled a fifth and last time for an exquisite marriage.
Chanel has launched a limited edition Chanel bike included in the spring/summer 2008 Chanel collection Chanel. Designed to celebrate Coco Chanel's passion for the sport, the Chanel bike offers a plush, quilted-leather seat, functional saddle bag and double-C logo accompanied by an 8-speed gear reports Luxist. $12,400
Chanel's "J12" GMT automatic watch, created by Jacques Helleu and produced in the Chanel watchmaking workshops in la Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, is aimed at world travelers. The new "J12" simultaneously displays the time in two different time zones: the local time in the zone visited, which is shown on the main dial, and the home time, which is shown on the 24-hour calibrated bezel. The hour is indicated by the additional chrome-plated hour hand featuring a red arrow
Designed by DGFdesign for the tenth anniversary of the Italian company ClaraVox, Dogma is a sound system offering a bold look and high-precision sound quality.
The ClaraVox Dogma loudspeakers are Ferrari red and at 64" tall the hand-made enclosures of fiberglass and carbon fiber, look more like art. $59,000
Flatlift has created a suite of media furniture that includes 50 carats of "diamond dust" reports Crave
The high-gloss cabinets include automated drawers , dust flashes when illuminated an LED stripes that can "change colors according to your mood,"
Flatlift TV stand starts $142,000.
Lamborghini, the Italian super sports car manufacturer has produced a pack of limited edition Christmas tree baubles.
The ceramic baubles in box-sets of three are finished in a special orange glaze, Arancio Borealis, one of four colors in which Lamborghini's super lightweight car, the Gallardo Superleggera, was launched earlier this year.
A set of slow-burning candles in the special orange color are also available. With the Lamborghini shield imprinted on one side, the candles are as suitable for year-round use as they are for Christmas.
Lamborghini's Christmas collection also includes 2008 calendars and even a set of 20 Christmas cards featuring the €1 million Lamborghini Reventón, alongside the candles and baubles.
For Lamborghini enthusiasts who are more interested in what's under the tree than hanging off it, shoppers should head to their nearest Lamborghini dealer in London, Birmingham, Manchester or Edinburgh, for a range of ideal gifts from Collezione Lamborghini. Alternatively, the official collection is available on-line at www.lamborghini-store.co.uk.
Cashmere scarves in two shades of grey, and gloves and jackets will guarantee a warm winter, while a whole host of stocking fillers for grown-ups could help solve Christmas shopping crises. Choose from key rings and men's cufflinks, to exclusive leather bags, wallets and briefcases. A new ladies' range of personal leather items, including purse, wallet and make-up bag, as well as an extensive range of clothing for both men and women, make perfect gifts for family, friends or colleagues.
For children, Lamborghini colouring books and crayons are ideal presents for junior car enthusiasts, while T shirts in ages from two to teens come in a range of Lamborghini colours.
And for anybody who's lusted after a Lamborghini car, don't disappoint them: model cars come in a range of scales from matchbox-size to 1:18, for pocket-money prices. And who knows, next year, it could be the real thing parked alongside the Christmas tree!
Evian and Christian Lacroix have teamed up for the Evian Limited Edition Bottle By Christian Lacroix. Evian pret-a-porter features frosted lace pattern over the bottle and the Haute Couture version, a glass bottle in the shape of an ice queen with a voluminous alpine skirt reports Luxist. The pret-a-porter bottle will sell for around $6 in gourmet grocery stores.
peter beard's work has been reproduced in a massive book by taschen, and in the size that they were meant to be seen – some of them as foldouts. this huge book, limited to a run of 2,500 copies, has 200 pages of reproductions of beard’s diaries, punctuated with photographs, feathers, stones and other memorabilia, and almost 300 pages of collages. the smaller works are magnified to show every detail, and all color illustration are color-separated and reproduced in Pan4C, the finest reproduction technique available today, which provides unequaled intensity and color range.
this beautifully crafted book comes with a wooden stand and a companion volume that features an image index, early works and photos, a handwritten essay from the sold-out first issue of blind spot magazine and an interview with beard by stephen m. l. aronson. Price $2900
Hundreds of Spanish genius Picasso's artworks are on sale in Paris from today, reports Daily Mail UK
There are never-seen-before drawings, doodles and personal scribbles up for grabs, which range from notes, scratched in his handwriting to sketches of children and animals.
superyachttimes.com interviews Luciano Scaramuccia, CEO of Cantieri di Pisa and Cantieri Navali Baglietto boatyards, and architect Carlo Galeazz about the new Cantieri di Pisa Akhir 135
"The new Akhir 135' is undoubtedly a real sign of the renewed strategies we have just undertaken and which will make the new 153' the company's flagship":
"What we are particularly pleased about, and that we believe strongly in", he continued, "is that the new models are all Akhir, they are all boats with that special family feeling, that will all be immediately recognizable but which, together with the values of our tradition, will all have some very new features, innovative solutions, like the focus on light, the use of internal and external space and the attention paid to the people on board and socializing".
"When I was asked to design these new boats", said Carlo Galeazzi, architect, "I was very pleased, even though I felt the weight of the responsibility in putting my hands to something that had been created by someone I tended to consider a bit like a master, if not an icon:Pierluigi Spadolini. "
"Thanks to the addition of two central recesses, above and below the dark band around the portholes, we have managed to obtain a two pronged objective: not to spoil but to conserve the horizontal, sleek line that is so typical of Akhir boats and, at the same time, to let in a lot of light below deck".
"The internal spaces are still one of the yard's strengths; "the yard can boast a system to sandblast the teak that no other yard in the world uses", said Luciano Scaramuccia ,"a system that is often used and well exploited by the designers of the various boat owners that come to us"
Nike's SQ Sumo irons are set to hit shops on November 1.
"We have taken the premise of geometry that we started with in the original Nike SQ driver and are evolving it across our club line," said Tom Stites, director of club creation for Nike Golf, in a media release. "With this new geometry and its high MOI, we have created what we believe is the most forgiving iron Nike Golf has ever developed."
The SQ Sumo irons have an ultra thin Cryo Steel face plate on the 4-7 irons to increase distance. The SQ Sumo irons also have a polymer insert to reduce vibrations at impact and improve feel.
Price is fixed at $800.
The world's most expensive bottle of rum has gone on display at a festival in London, BBC reports
The drink, made by the Jamaican distillers Wray and Nephew, is worth 26,000 pounds and is one of only four unopened bottles in the world.
It was bottled in the 1940s using different blends, the oldest of which was about 25 years old, meaning some of the liquid dates back to about 1915.
Hublot has created a collaborative limited edition Big Bang with the Ayrton Senna Institute.
The Hublot Big Bang Aryton Senna All Black Rattrapante sports the Ayrton Senna Institute, a non-profit institute founded by Viviane Senna, the sister of the deceased Brazilian racing driver, the Ayrton Senna. There are 500 numbered pieces and it sells for $25,000.
Charlize Theron is the new face of Breil Milano. Theron has been signed to a multi-year contract where she will market watches , jewels and life-style accessories from Breil Milano. Charlize Theron will star in all Breil Milano advertisements, including television, print media and outdoor advertisements in various the countries where the brand is marketed.
Harrods London is in full holiday mode offering a new made-to-order guitar case from Karl Lagerfeld. The luxurios case is covered in perch skin and lined with lambskin, and is filled Dom Perignon Rose vintages: one bottle of Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 1966, two bottles of Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 1986 and three bottles of Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 1996. 70,000 Pounds . Buyers will also receive a private tasting with a Dom Perignon oenologist at the buyer's home or at Hautvillers Abbey in France.
BMW's Los Angeles studio, DesignworksUSA, has teamed with the Brazilian jet manufacturer Embraer to offer luxury Embraer jet interiors. This interior is intended for the company's line of medium-range jets. It features a full galley and lavatory and a chic lounge cabin with lay-flat seats, deployable tables, and muted lighting. The Phenom 300 will offer the BMW interior in 2009.
Jacob Arabo has launched Bocaj, a new Grape-based vodka. Bocaj comes from an old Arabo family recipe that distills the grapes 4 times then blends it with mountain spring water reports Martini Grove
The bottle designed by Arabo is wrapped in a blue velvet bag and tied off with a platinum rope.
Department store, Saks Fifth Avenue has revealed plans for extravagant luxury holiday gifts with a portion of the price donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reports Luxist. Saks will offer the first-ever SLR Mercedes-Benz Roadster Convertible. As part of the package you will fly to Monaco for the 2008 Formula One race and take private lessons from the pros at the Circuit Paul Richard Racetrack in Provence, France. The package costs $520,000, $10,000 of which will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Segway and Ferrari have teamed up for the launch of a special limited edition version of the i2 Personal Transporter
The Segway PT i2 Ferrari features genuine Leather handlebars , comes in Ferrari's signature color, red and features the Scuderia Ferrari logo at the base
Issue 53 of Visionaire--produced in collaboration with the British car manufacturer, MINI--is dedicated to the theme of Sound. Packaged inside a specially produced domed case, it consists of five 12-inch vinyl records, imprinted with images, that together contain more than 100 minutes of sound content--from audio experiments to unreleased songs, samples and spoken word pieces. Also included is a MINI Clubman "Vinyl Killer" record player: a battery-operated toy car, containing speakers and a needle. As the little car moves along a record's groove, it plays each track, acting as a fully portable record player and sound system. Beyond all this, the issue also includes two CDs with all of the sound content gathered digitally, as well as a booklet of credits and instructions. Contributors include: musicians David Byrne, Courtney Love, Michael Stipe, Adam Horowitz (Beastie Boys), Antony & the Johnsons, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran), Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk), Andrew WK, Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Danger Mouse, Malcolm McLaren, Ruyuichi Sakamoto; artists Robert Wilson, Yoko Ono, Christian Marclay, Doug Aitken, Gary Hill, Sylvie Fleury; DJs Miss Kittin, Trevor Jackson, Towa Tei, Michel Gaubert; fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang; bands Littl'Ans, Fischerspooner, Unkle, Animal Collective, SunnO))) and many more.
Efva Attling has designed a crystal champagne flute for Orrefors. The crystal champagne flute comes with a diamond ring around the stem. Price $3500 US. It’s also available with a white gold ring with the words ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ etched at $150.
The Topshop dress worn by Kate Moss to the Swarovski Fashon Rocks fashion show was hand-beaded by Hand and Lock – couture embroiderers who used a specialised and rare kind of beading technique called tamber to create a stunning fluidity. The dress is similar to a 1920's vintage dress from Moss' personal collection. Over 60,000 Swarovski crystal beads of silver, dove greay and antique green adorned the Flapper style cocktail length dress. The dress will be auctioned to benefit the Princes’ Trust Charity. The auction runs until October 28th.
Audi has announced mobile device from the Audi metroproject concept. The device works as an access authorization system, mobile phone, navigation unit , audio and video player all in one. The menu is based on the Audi MMI interface. The control features both WiFi and 3G UMTS technology.
The Tea travel kit, by Leaf includes 6 mini tins filled with 100% natural leaf teas and little paper filters. Each tin contains 1 to 2 cups of tea. All designed to be re-used and refilled with Leaf teas and topped up with paper filters.
The grey felt bag was designed by parisian designers Les Petites Emplettes exclusively for leaf with only 500 available.
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