Burberry Studded T-bar sandals. Black leather T-bar sandals, approximately 130mm / 5 inches high with a 30mm / 1 inch patent platform and stud embellishment. Burberry sandals have a buckle fastening ankle strap. Italian sizing. This style runs true to size.
Alexander McQueen All-in-one tuxedo as seen on the runway. The Black all-in-one crepe tuxedo with padded cap sleeves has a has a notch satin collar, a deep V-neckline a single button and zip fastening at the waist, a faux breast pocket, an internal pocket and is fully lined. 50% acetate, 50% rayon; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean.
Italian yacht maker Ferretti is set to show the the Mochi Craft Long Range 23. The yacht is reportedly the first hybrid yacht over 20 feet long that produces negligible tailpipe emissions. The yacht is a 75-foot tri-deck that has a a hybrid propulsion system. When running on diesel and cruising at eight knots, it emits 10 kilograms of carbon dioxide for each nautical mile. And the engine charges a battery pack that can also power the boat.
Billionaire Roman Abramovich's $355 million, 555-ft. Eclipse, will have a military-grade missile defense system reports Luxist. The megayacht when completed next summer will be 25 ft. longer than Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid's 530-ft.
Designer Christophe Pillet has created a limited-edition collection of items including a crystal glass, a silver illuminated serving platter, a crystal candleholder and a display case for Louis XIII Cognac .
Christie's will offer one of the two Lucian Freud portraits of Francis Bacon in its Post-War and Contemporary Art auction in London this October. The piece is estimated to reach bids of up to £7 million.
INCRUDO have covered the Phantom phone in titanium alloy making it the world’s most durable handset. The INCRUDO Phantom features like a QVGA sapphire crystal display with 16 million colors, 8GB of internal memory, 3.2 megapixel camera, and a blue sapphire on the navigation key. Price $850.
Geoffrey Beene was fiercely independent, radical, subversive, and loved by ladies who lunched and underground scenesters alike. As an adventurous artist and an experimental designer, Mr. Beene (as his friends called him) helped define modern American fashion in the latter twentieth century. His designs explored the shapes and contortions of the human body using seams, geometry, and even hardware to define and insinuate the shape and scope of nature’s most proud creation. From his infamous zipper dress to the jumpsuit and bolero to his witty design details, bold prints, and contrasts, Mr. Beene’s influence rocked a new generation of designers and the closets of women across the world. Close friend and cultural maverick Kim Hastreiter recounts the life and work of a passionate artist who was as freethinking, original, and antiestablishment as they come.
To celebrate their one hundred and fiftieth anniversary this year, Parisian jewelers Boucheron have commissioned Harumi Klossowska to design a necklace. Harumi Klossowska's necklace features two intertwined snakes which are inlaid with emeralds, sapphires, turquoise scales with matte gold.
Infusion D'Homme, the new refined men's fragrance from Prada. Utilizing the finest artisan traditions of classic perfumery, Infusion d'Homme works closely with the body to create a subtle yet distinctive scent. This sensuously crafted essence blends intoxicating citrus and woody notes for an understated, but lasting, impression.
Hawker Beechcraft has unveiled the Hawker 450XP. The Hawker 450XP features a sleek cabin and infotainment system. The plane uses the new Pratt & Whitney PW535D turbofan engines which provide ten percent better fuel efficiency and a longer range. Deliveries of the Hawker 450XP are expected to commence in 2010.
Soul i-D is a 600-page visual anthology of ideas and images featuring personal insights and contributions from some of the most creative names in contemporary fashion, music, art, and design. Looking at issues that affect all of our lives, from family values to global responsibility and personal lessons learned to inspirational survival stories, all of the best special projects are here—and with the mix of quirky irreverence that has been part of the i-D vocabulary since its launch by Terry Jones in 1980.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled ConceptFASCINATION at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. This unique vehicle, whose innovative and unconventional proportions interpret the emotional appeal of a coupé in a new way, represent an exciting and intelligent combination of sporty and elegant design with stylish practicality. Wood, aluminium and smoked glass give a particularly exclusive look and feel to the luggage compartment which incorporates a refrigerated compartment and a humidor as well as offering a large load space. These attributes embody the two objectives of ConceptFASCINATION – to provide a high level of practical usability and to create a coupé which appeals to the heart with fast, thrilling lines. In developing this design study, Mercedes-Benz has given fresh impetus to the long-established (although now rarely seen) “shooting brake”, a vehicle category with its own distinctive charisma. Freed from the constraints of a specifications book, the designers have created an automotive sculpture with great aesthetic appeal which once again demonstrates Mercedes-Benz’s high level of design expertise.
The Venturi Volage, was presented for the first time at the "Mondial 2008" (Paris Motor Show), marking a major step forward in the evolution of the Automobile. This new Venturi incorporates innovations which have enabled radical changes in terms of the vehicle's architecture, style, dynamic behaviour and, more generally, the design of a modern vehicle. The Voltage is the first vehicle to be equipped with the Michelin Active Wheel, an advanced system of in-wheel electric motors at each corner of the car. Each wheel comes with two motors – one to drive a reduction gear, and the other to manage the active suspension.
The car’s 45 kWh lithium batteries are capable of taking it as far as 199 miles (320 km) at a speed of 56 mph (90 km/h) on a single charge, with a top speed of 93 mph. Production on the limited run of Voltages is set to begin in 2012, with each vehicle being individually hand-assembled in Venturi’s Monaco atelier.