Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra

For this hand-crafted, limited-edition volume, Walton Ford’s paintings have been color-separated and reproduced in Pan4C, the finest reproduction technique available today, providing unequaled intensity and color range. The book includes 12 horizontal and 4 vertical foldouts, along with dozens of details, which present the work at a scale that practically allows the viewer to enter the ancient and peopled landscapes, feel the brush of a bird’s feathers against flesh, and experience the hot breath of a wild cat about to go for the jugular.

Available in an Art and a Collector’s Edition, Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra is limited to a total of 1,600 copies, signed by the artist and presented in a custom clamshell box.

armani privé cologne spray cuir améthyste

armani privé's Cuir Améthyste creates a link between tradition and modernity, with all the elegance of an infinitely personal fragrance. It is a tribute to leather as a second skin, an infinitely sensual substance, designed for women as much as men. A true leather note is painstakingly elaborated around glorious raw materials: birch, patchouli and powdery violet. Each ingredient adds nobility and opulence to the composition. Birch from the most remote Russian steppes unites with the oriental sensuality of Indonesian patchouli to create a raw, potent and noble accord.

Mood: Sensual, warm, and rich.

Nicolas Sarkozy under attack for flying aboard the private jet of a billionaire businessman.

FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy, in Egypt with new girlfriend Carla Bruni, is under attack in Paris for flying on his Christmas holiday aboard the private jet of a billionaire businessman.

Opposition political parties accused the president of compromising his office, and asked what the plastics-to-media magnate Vincent Bollore can expect in return for his generosity.

"This mixing of private and public interests damages the impartiality of the state," he said.

National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing by Paul Andreu

China's National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, next Tiananmen Square was designed by renowned French architect Paul Andreu, known for his airports throughout the world including Charles De Gaulle in Pari.

Andreu conceived the centre as a transparent island and a city of theatres in Beijing’s latest cultural district. The exterior Yin-Yang-inspired shell in the shape of a half ellipsoid is covered by titanium panels and accentuated in the middle by a curtain of glass that opens gradually from top to bottom.

Bruno Munari Bali Table Lamp

Designed by the Italian designer Bruno Munari in 1958 for Danese Milano, Italy, the Bali lamp has become one of the classic icons of 20th Century Design and can be found in museum collections worldwide. The lamp ships flat packed in a Danese gift carton, some assembly required.

Van Cleef & Arpels Starphase Midnight in Paris

The Van Cleef & Arpels Starphase Midnight in Paris watch features a dial that shows a representation of the stars as seen on a typical Paris night. The rotating disk is made of aventurine glass reports TimeZone. The watch has a display back with a rose gold cover.

The 42mm 18K rose gold watch uses a Swiss mechanical movement developed for Van Cleef & Arpels. It is equipped with 24 jewels is beating at 28,800 alt / hour. It has a 40-hour power-reserve. it has an alligator strap with a rose gold clasp and sells for 48,000 euros reports Luxist.com.

Emir of Qatar buys Hôtel Lambert

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has purchased the Hôtel Lambert. Designed by Louis Le Vau in 1640, the property, which sits at the tip of the Ile Saint-Louis, had been the Paris residence of Baron Guy de Rothschild, who died earlier this year, and his late second wife, society queen Marie-Hélène, since 1975, reports W Magazine. Emir plans a huge overhaul of the building

Black vinyl and lycra swimsuit by Adriana Degreas

Using hand-shaping moulage techniques, Brazilian swimwear designer Adriana Degreas is noted for the sophisticated cuts and harmonious fabric combinations that give her pieces an innate specialty. Recalling 1970s poolside glamor, this piece has been created exclusively for 20ltd.com and is limited to only 20 editions.

Red Dragon

Alloy Yachts have launched Red Dragon the fourth superyacht over 50m built by Alloy Yachts. Red Dragon has a beam of 10.2m (33.5ft), draws 4.9m (16.1ft) and a displacement of 354 tonnes reports synfo.

The Wilmotte & Associates designed interior has a large saloon with formal dining area for up to 10 guests. The style includes a light contemporary timber interior.

The topsides are finished in anthracite grey with a white superstructure.

Guest accommodation provides for an Owner’s suite and three guest suites. Also included is a separate gymnasium with Pullman berth and en-suite.
Forward, the crew layout has five cabins all with en-suites for up to 10 crew.