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