Helmut Newton's SUMO

SUMO is a titanic book in every respect: it is a tribute to the twentieth century's most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer. Measuring 50 x 70 cm (20 x 27.5 inches) and weighing approx. 30 kg (66 lb.), the book contains 464 pages, breaking any previous record.

SUMO, edited by June Newton, features a wide selection of over 400 pictures, most of which are published for the first time, covering every aspect of Newton's outstanding career in photography: from his stunning fashion photographs, which pointed the way for generations of photographers, to his nudes and celebrity portaits.

SUMO is available to all Newton fans and photo devotees in a limited edition of 10,000 copies, all numbered and signed by the artist.

De Grisogono bag collection

De Grisogono has launched a new bag collection. The collection features bags made of leather, woven leather and silk in a large variety if colors and designs. The silk bags feature De Grisogono’s signature paisly design on it and the leather and woven leather bags feature De Grisogono’s coat of arms on it. The bags will be available in De Grisogono stores worldwide.

Fendi Micro logo wedges

Fendi's gorgeous wedge style for the cruise season. The White leather pumps with a concealed 90mm wedge heel have cut-out detailing on side, a micro-sized double F stamped leather panel around base and an almond shaped toe.

Ferretti Riva 63 Vertigo

Ferretti group unveiled the Riva 63 Vertigo at the 2008 Miami International Boat show. The Riva 63 Vertigo features twin MAN-V12s that generate a cruising speed of 35 knots and a maximum 40 knots at one third displacement.

Designed to optimize the space available and guarantee total comfort, this new open features a number of highly innovative solutions, beginning with the comfortable sofa running on two tracks towards the table to its left, transforming the cockpit into an elegant outdoor salon. The central command position features last generation navigation instruments and the command seat – an example of the latest technology recalling the Rivarama seat – can transform from one to three positions in just a few seconds. The interiors have also been designed to guarantee maximum space and comfort.

This new Riva cadet, set between the 52’ Rivale and 68’ Ego, is the largest craft currently being produced in the Sarnico shipyard. She has two MAN 12 valve engines producing1360 Mhp, guaranteeing - as ever – an excellent performance – speeds of up to 38.5 knots and a range of 250 nm at cruising speed.

Tiffany & Co opens small store

Tiffany & Co. will open a small concept store in Glendale this fall, La TImes reports

The 2,600-square-foot space -- Tiffany's 46 existing stores average 7,100 square feet -- will open in October in the Americana at Brand, a retail and residential center under construction across from the Glendale Galleria shopping mall.

If the smaller-store concept succeeds, it could give Tiffany an opportunity to expand its U.S. store base to 170.

The Plaza Re-Opens

New York City's Plaza Hotel has re-opened its doors, after a $400 million facelift restored the 100-year-old building.

The 282 guest rooms starting at $700 a night are fully booked for the next several weeks, said Shane Krige, the Plaza's general manager. "Everybody has been calling, anticipating the date of the opening," he said.

world's most expensive home £80million

The world's most expensive home has been bought in London for £80million.

The buyer of the large detached house in Kensington, South-West London, is thought to be Ukrainian businesswoman and philanthropist Elena Franchuk.

The sale crunches the previous high of £67million for steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal's home in Kensington Palace Gardens

Corvette Z03

Dutch design house “Ugur Sahin Design” is showing off a concept Corvette Z03, modeled after Corvette Z06.

According to “Ugur Sahin Design”, the Corvette Z03 features a series of mechanical upgrades including three engine packages which range from 500 to 750 HP. The Dutch company plans to put the Corvette Z03 into a limited edition run of 100 units by the end of the year.