Edmiston has commissioned seven avant-garde marine designers to come up with a nautical-themed take on Land Rover's classic Range Rover reports Luxist. Above design by Dickie Bannenberg, features wooden side panels and a tailgate, complete with champagne holders. The winner of the design competition will be announced on Sept. 25th during the Monaco Yacht Show.
British architect Lord Norman Foster and YachtPlus will launch their avant-garde super-yacht in September. The high-tech 132-ft. Foster-designed "Signature Series" craft is the first in YachtPlus' fleet, each of which will have eight owners at a share price of about $2 million each. Construction on the flagship steel-jacketed vessel is in its final phase.
Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has announced plans for the Roberto Cavalli's first Cavalli Club at the Fairmont Dubai. The Cavalli Club is new 'entertainment and night-life' concept. In Dubai, Cavalli is planning a two-story club with a separate entrance from the Fairmont Dubai. The floors will be done in shiny black quartz with reflective crystal dust and tall walls of Swarovski crystals create sparkling curtains.
Canon has announced the diamond-encrusted Canon Elph. A new TV spot for Canon PowerShot, featuring tennis star Maria Sharapova and her dog Dolce, shows fans with Elph cameras approaching the player and asking to take a picture. Priced at $12,000, the camera comes with 88 white diamonds weighing 2.22 carats.
Created in collaboration with designer Ron Arad, Freewheeler is a cordless stereo speaker wheel that can be rolled around, indoors or outside. Made of high-quality lacquered wood, it has the unique quality of generating a high quality stereo sound from one component instead of the usual two separate elements. With its own built-in receiver and amplifier, all you need is a CD player, your favorite music and away you roll! The sound signal is conveyed directly from the CD player to the speaker by a two-way FM transmitter. A receiver inside the wheel picks up the signal, filters and divides it into two stereo channels and then sends the two signals to a battery-run internal amplifier. The signals are then sent in opposite directions to two multi-directional coaxial speakers. This produces two separate sets of sound waves which in turn create the stereo effect. Available in NAC Orange or Cool White, it can also be made to order in any colour.
Multicolored beaded Fendi baguette bag with double F logo on front and watersnake handle and closure. Fendi bag has an adjustable shoulder strap across top, a concealed magnetic closure, red satin lining and 'Limited Edition' bead embroidery on inside.
Quiksilver has announced The Ray, the world's first eco-friendly timepiece, a watch built from recyclable materials. Quiksilver uses sea shipping rather than airplanes and also optimized the watch's packaging. The hand-built watch is constructed from wood, stainless steel, aluminum, mineral glass and features a 27 jewel automatic movement - all of which is 86% recyclable. Available in a limited run of 1000 pieces.
Swiss luxury designer and jeweler Knalihs Athem’s newest creation is a diamond encrusted Apple Iphone 3G. This exclusive limited edition phone is encrusted with more that 475 finest quality brilliant cut diamonds that weigh 3.75 carats in total. Only 50 such handsets will be created worldwide. Each handset is accompanied by appropriate and official diamond grading report from a gemological lab.
The first 10 diamond encrusted Apple Iphone 3G by Knalihs Athem will be sold for ONLY US$10,000 post which the price will be revised sharply upwards.
Athem creates exclusive limited edition diamond encrusted mobile phones of world renowned brands like Apple, Nokia, Samsung, Sony and others. We endeavor to take luxury and mobile technology together to the highest level. At Athem we call it 'Redefining Luxury'.
Each diamond encrusted Athem mobile phone is individually crafted and created with exceptional precision and skilled swiss craftsmanship using materials of the highest quality. The phones are hand-finished with utmost care and all the diamonds set precisely to provide lasting beauty and quality.
All the phones are made to order basis as Knalihs Athem works on limited editions.
Sonance, a leader in design-oriented consumer electronics for more than 25 years, has now added the Kayak loudspeaker to its acclaimed NACSound product line. Joining the Omni and Zemi models, the Kayak is designed to be suspended horizontally between two opposing walls or pillars, vertically between floor and ceiling, or diagonally with its own matching aluminum arc.
Available in 14 different finishes and individually handcrafted, the NACSound for Sonance speakers will take 60-90 days to deliver from date of order. They are available on a special-order basis at prices beginning at $2,900.
The LUSSO Collection, an exclusive boutique luxury travel destination club providing members unlimited access to a collection of multi-million dollar residences in the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations, announced the introduction of LUSSO 21 – a new membership offering that enables individuals to experience LUSSO properties for 21 days each year.
LUSSO 21 provides members with 21 days in The LUSSO Collection properties each year for a deposit of $325,000 and annual dues of $21,000. Only 50 LUSSO 21 memberships are available.
The LUSSO Collection’s multi-million dollar properties are located in such sought-after vacation destinations as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Aspen, Colo.; Miami, Fla.; Hawaii and the Bahamas. LUSSO 21 members also receive many amenities including on-site concierge; pre-arrival grocery shopping; personal chauffer for traveling to and from the airport; and a 100 percent refundable membership deposit upon resignation. The LUSSO Collection prides itself on its boutique structure that provides members the best availability and amenities in the industry.
Treat yourself to eco-tourism in Chile, a Chilean vacation in one of the world’s unique destinations, the Altiplano of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa offers guided Atacama adventures, Altiplano excursions and bird-watching; as well as luxury spa services, fine dining and boutique hotel hospitality... all in one of the earth’s most beautiful locations, San Pedro de Atacama.
Solange Azagury-Partridge has created a second piece exclusively for 20ltd.com. A Yellow gold & enamel ‘Supernature’ ring. Only 20 editions will ever be made.
Dior is Escale à Portofino (port of call in Portofino)created by parfumeur François Demachy. Escale à Portofino feature notes include Calabrian bergamot, Italian citron, Sicilian petitgrain, juniper berry, cold spices, orange blossom, cedar, white musk, cypress, bitter almond, caraway and galbanum. Escale à Portofino will be available in very limited quantities from certain Dior stores worldwide.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal a 1937 Bugatti Type 37SC Atalante Coupe fetched a record value ($7.92 million) at the Gooding & Co’s annual Pebble Beach auction in California. Overall, the auction raked in $64.2 million
According to Forbes, Tiger Woods is set to become the world's first billionaire athlete. In 2007, Woods earned $115 million, $65 million more than the second highest paid athlete, David Beckham.
Woods' career earnings will hit the $1 billion mark by 2010..
Mobiado has announced the Mobiado Lucido - Limited Edition. The unlocked mobile works any GSM operator. The Mobiado Lucido also supports MP3, MP4, eAAC+ and AAC multimedia file formats and comes with A 2 megapixel camera and 2GB of memory.
Only 200 pieces of it will be produced.
Hermes has launched the Jypsière designed by Jean Paul Gaultier for fall. The bag is fashioned after a hunting satchel in which Gaultier describes as "a functional, nonchalant bag slung across the shoulder, combined with the iconic details of the Hermes bags". There is a waiting list for the bag.
The Jypsière in leather 34cm retails at $6,800 in Hermes boutiques , the version here goes $11,365.