This CROCODILE LEATHER FOLIO CASE by NANCY GONZALEZ
is priced at $10k on Assouline. Features
- Genuine crocodile leather slipcase
- Lined in red leather
- Edition limited to10 pieces
- Five of Assouline’s folio books:
Last Heroes, Lost Africa, Sculptures of Picasso,
Planets by Thierry Despont and Symbols of Judaism.
Giorgio Armani has launched a Luxury Traveler Collection featuring men’s and women’s luggage in luxury materials. Part of the line aimed at women travelers, includes a three-piece set in patent crocodile. Two suitcases and a doctor’s bag.
The men’s set includes four suitcases in calfskin and with soft, smooth nappa interiors.
With its clean, crisp lines, the Karbon articulating faucet introduces a new geometry of versatile functionality to the kitchen. Intelligently engineered to hold any pose for hands-free operation, Karbon allows you to streamline your work surfaces and workflow. You can extend the faucet fully to fill large pots, lower it into the sink for food preparation and cleanup, fold it compactly out of the way when not in use, or position it anywhere in between.
Kohler Karbon's list price is "$925 and up," available by June or July.
Termed the Cinemarium, Marantz’s new ‘one-box-for-all’ design comprises six speaker drivers – arranged in special tweeter, midrange and woofer configuration – each individually powered by a hi-fi quality digital class D amplifier, housed in an incredibly solid extruded aluminium monocoque enclosure. This makes the Cinemarium the best performing ‘soundbar’ around, easily outperforming the multiple undersized speakers found elsewhere and delivering bags more bass.
The LUXE Bespoke Boxes are available exclusively at Luxe City Guides, and hold 5 LUXE City Guides of your choice.
These handsome, handmade boxes feature sleek embedded magnetic fastenings and are available in rich, albino faux lizard skin with embossed gold logo. Just select LUXE Bespoke Boxes and fill it with any five LUXE guides of your choice from the LUXE City Guides range.
Gemesis, designer Lee Havens is exhibiting a yellow cultured diamond necklace retailing for $500,000. The necklace features 72 stones assuring 64 carats.
The 10% of the sales are contributed to benefit The Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR).
Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government. It is one of three islands called The Palm Islands aimed at increasing Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 km. The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) under development by Nakheel. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The Jumeirah Palm island features themed boutique hotels, luxury villas (Signature Villas, Garden Homes and Canal Cove Town Homes), shoreline apartment buildings, beaches, marinas, restaurants, cafés and a variety of retail outlets.
GREAT BRAZIL EXPRESS, is a new and unique luxury train trip in Brazil. Great Brazil Express offers an exclusive tour, in which you are treated as a VIP client during the whole journey from Rio de Janeiro to the waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu or vice versa. Prices start at $3500.
Jimmy Choo has introduced a brand new range of sunglasses to their accessories lines.
Founder and President of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon came up with the idea for the sunglasses range because she didn't feel satisfied with what was on the market at the time.
From the Aviator style Charleys, to the glamorous Rock shades which have a large Swarovski stone on each arm, there is a style for every taste. And each pair comes in their own specially designed cases.
Jimmy Choo sunglasses are available exclusively at Harvey Nichols London.
Hublot has released a limited edition Big Bang to celebrate their role as sponsors of the Euro 2008 football tournament. The Euro 2008 Big Bang features a unique chronograph movement named the HUB45 which times forty five minutes instead of one hour. (time of game) Only two thousand and eight will be made.
Porsche , has extended its third model line by the addition of the top of the range Cayenne Turbo S. The Turbo S, the most powerful Cayenne of them all, is driven by a 4.8 liter V8 engine with twin turbo forced induction, delivering 550 hp (404 kW).
The Turbo S is Porsche’s response to the wishes of its customers. There is huge demand, especially in the new emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia, for exclusive sports-style SUVs with top quality physical handling dynamics. Despite the fact that Porsche has managed to give the new Turbo S even better drive performance than the regular Turbo model (500 hp / 368 kW), the fuel efficiency figures for the Turbo S are exactly the same as those for the Cayenne Turbo (as per the calculation methods stipulated under the New European Operating Cycle – NEFZ).
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and its top speed is 280 km/h. The Turbo S will be introduced into the market as from August 2008.
Engine: V8 with two parallel exhaust turbo loaders
Fuel injection: direct fuel injection (DFI)
Displacement: 4,806 cm3 (293.3 cu in)
Bore: 96 mm (3.78 in)
Stroke: 83 mm (3.27 in)
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Max. power output: 404 kW (550 hp) at 6,000 rpm
Max. torque: 750 Nm from 2,250 rpm to 4,500 rpm
Gearbox: Six-speed Tiptronic S converter automatic
Transmission: Permanent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with transfer gearshift
All-wheel moment distribution: 38 % : 62 %
(Basic distribution front/rear)
Chassis: Independent suspension – front: via large basis double wishbones; rear: multi-link suspension; air suspension with suspension leveling and ride-height control, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
Brakes: Front: six-piston aluminum monoblock fixed caliper brakes together with two-part internally ventilated brake disks with diameter of 380 mm; rear: four-piston aluminum monoblock brake disks together with internally ventilated brake disks with diameter of 358 mm
Wheels: 10 J x 21
Tires: 295/35 R 21
Steering: Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering
basic weight: 2,355 kg (DIN)
Permissible total weight: 3,080 kg
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 4.8 sec, 0-60 mph in 4.7 sec
Max. speed: 280 km/h (174.0 mph)
Fuel consumption: 14.9 l/100 km (combined, as per NEFZ), 18.1 mpg (combined)
Emissions: C02 358 g/km (combined)
Pollutant class: EURO 4
Just in time for the return of the suit comes THE NEW ENGLISH DANDY : a fashion handbook and treasure trove of ideas tailored to the contemporary male.
Fusing classical principles with today’s sensibilities, the book celebrates the return of the well-dressed man. Each thematic section features a specially commissioned fashion shoot by a rising star of fashion photography and a text of bespoke inspiration, instruction, interviews and insight. A reference section provides a tailor’s glossary and contact information.
The Philips Arcitec is a new shaving system, touted to offer the most effective shave to the neck. The ‘head’ and ‘body’ of the new shaver is separated by a thin ‘neck’ area which offers a radical increase in control for the user. ‘Flex & Pivot’ central drive technology allows the heads to be driven via a single shaft. Heads move separately and pivot, facilitating an up and down contour following system following the shape of the user's face.
Gianfranco Ferre has launched two limited edition sunglasses styles, offering a cultured and refined look. The glasses feature an imprint of the house in the smallest detail.
GF 344 is gold plated, the GF 853 is plated with gold, and boasts Swarovski crystals.
Harvey Nichols London has launched a guide to Summer drinking featuring an elite selection of seasonal recipes for refreshing cocktails and light snacks, perfect for a Summer of entertaining. This complimentary booklet will be available to pick up in all stores and at Harvey Nichols Restaurants, including OXO Tower and Prism.
Lavender & Lemongrass Daiquiri (above) -
A delightful variant on the classic rum drink. Reminiscent of lemon sherbet and utterly decadent (serves 1):
1 stick fresh lemongrass (with one thin slice reserved for garnish)
1tsp lavender sugar
35ml Havana Anejo Blanco rum
25ml Koko Kanu rum
15ml fresh lime juice
Roughly chop the lemongrass and then muddle in the base of the Boston shaker. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake over ice and strain with a bar strainer into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lemongrass or an edible flower.
The guide also features the latest food, wine and spirit suggestions from Harvey Nichols Foodmarket and Wine Shop buying teams, and easy to follow recipes of nibbles to accompany your drinks, from Wild Mushroom Risotto Balls to Smoked Paprika Roasted Almonds.
Known for carefully conceived grid plans and frequent use of white, Richard Meier is a master of light and space, able to adapt his style to very different circumstances and locations.
The entire span of Richard Meier's career, right up to his most recent designs for New York and Shenzhen, is included in this exceptional volume, created in close collaboration between the architect, the author, and the graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. This spectacular monograph displays Meier's work in unprecedented size and brilliance, and features a preface by the noted Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza.