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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Space 01 in North Bay Village, Miami Florida is a gorgeous luxury loft building designed by Chad Oppenheim. Prices start from the upper $500,000's.
• Award winning architecture
• Heated lap pool
• Beds around the pool
• Shaded areas on pool deck
• Hot tub
• Open air-shower
• Changing rooms on pool deck
• Waterfront spa
• Waterfront fitness center
• Edible garden
• 24-hour security
• Secured parking garage
• State-of-the-art fiber optic wiring
• Open floor plans
• Architecture meant to blur lines between inside and outside allowing the light, sky, water, and vegetation to come inside the loft
• 3 primary zones in each loft - super-sized flex space (larger than most 2 bedroom apartments), private area for changing and bathing, multipurpose room with bath & storage areas
• 11' 6" ceilings
• Floor-to-ceiling glass wall
• Hot tub overlooking the water
• Washer and dryer
• Unobstructed water views
• Exposed air conditioning duct
• Italian cabinets in kitchen and bath
• Designer fixtures in kitchen and bath
• Stainless steel appliances
• Terazzo countertops
• Built-in oven
• Double sinks in most master baths
• Bidet in master bath
• Toto water closets
• Limestone floors in bath