Vertu has announced the Constellation Mixed Metal addition to its Constellation range. The cell phone is stainless steel, and features 18k yellow gold. The primary navigation button, side buttons, speaker vents, screws and the quarter turn locking device, are in gold. Other features include ceramic keypad and leather clad back.
Vertu is also set to launch a newer Constellation made of satin steel with a leather back in burgundy reports Luxury Launches
Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, has purchased luxury Manhattan apartment for $4.3 million. Radcliffe has put the property on the rental market, for $20,000-USD-a-month. The 1,843 sq ft fifth-floor apartment is in a 13-storey, glass-walled condominium building in SoHo, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The unit has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows. The 40-unit building features a 50-foot swimming pool, a steam room and concierge services.
This luxurious limited-edition publication renders homage to Valentino’s illustrious career via a copious selection of images from his archives, including drawings, magazine shoots, advertisements, portraits of Valentino, and documentary photographs; presented chronologically, the visual material is accompanied by a vast array of newspaper and magazine articles about Valentino throughout the years. Text also includes Vanity Fair writer Matt Tyrnauer’s interviews with twenty of Valentino’s closest collaborators and friends as well as an appreciation of Valentino by International Herald Tribune’s fashion writer Suzy Menkes. All of these elements add up to an in-depth look at the man, his lifestyle, and his genius—a book more comprehensive and stunning than one could hardly dare to dream of. After all, what could be a more fitting tribute to the work of Valentino than a book as beautiful and luxurious as one of his gowns?
explora is a travel agency founded to encourage a new way of travel in the remote regions of the Southern tip of South America. explora suggests a philosophy of travel born out of the desire to explore the natural and cultural environment of the remote. One of explora's packages is Easter Island an attractive and mysterious destination. A mild year-round climate allows for walking the island’s geography and traveling along the coast of numerous ahus that are home to the gigantic sculptures called moa
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Under the powerful trail of vetiver, leather and Tonka bean is concealed the sensuous female personality aroused by an overdose of dynamone, benzoin and opoponax for the Delicious Closet Queen fragrance. Delicious Closet Queen plays with disconcerting contrasts of sandalwood and geranium, violet and citrus accord.
Etat Libre d’Orange, or The Free State of Orange, is a collection of perfumes named after an area in South Africa where perfumer Etienne de Swardt comes from. Etat Libre d’Orange is commited to truly original products that are created when the author gives free rein to their imagination. Subversive and playful, the fragrances are free from censor and return to the quintessence of perfume, to it’s raw animality, to the power of evoking the body and its urges.
Lachlan Munro & Sonia Ambrosano's Roam have an exclusive piece for 20ltd.com. Roam's mission is to treat the finest cashmere as a canvas for their designs. Passionate surfers and inspired by sea, island life and culture, Roam’s first pieces are based on Hawaiian patterns like this delicious pink and yellow Waimea created exclusively for 20ltd.com and limited to only 30 editions.
Waterfall Audio, the French company, known worldwide for the striking glass-enclosure designs will launch its unique Victoria EVO and Iguasçu EVO, named for the famous waterfalls in Africa and South America, respectively in America
The Victoria EVO and Iguasçu EVO are slim, pure-glass towers standing 40 inches high but just 10 inches wide. The Victoria EVO, a three-way/four-driver design, includes Waterfall’s proprietary, downfiring, 8-1/2-inch passive woofer, the Iguasçu (34-inches tall by 10-inches W) employs identical drivers (including the passive woofer) in a two-way/three-driver arrangement. Both models use a key Waterfall technology: the Acoustic Damping Tube (ADT), which performs near-total damping of mid- and low-frequency “back-wave” artifacts, and precise damping control of midrange reflections, allowing the speakers to produce superbly accurate, high-end performance within their effectively undamped glass enclosures.
Availability: February / March 2008
Suggested Retail U.S. Prices:
Victoria Evo: $5,400/pair
Iguasçu Evo: $3,900/pair
Extravigator.com, is a new elite social network aimed at people who know how to travel in style. The social network is centered around an interactive discussion forum that covers a range of topics about luxury travel.
Extravigator only grants membership to those who are deemed to be worthy travelers. Applicants are asked for their favorite hotel on the membership application. Depending on their answer, membership may or may not be granted.