As part of the Centenary celebrations Morgan announces a truly special model. Designed and engineered in house, the Morgan Aero SuperSports is a lightweight aluminium sports car with a luxurious specification. The interior features a comfortable combination of polished hardwoods, hand stitched leather and electronic technology to create a driving environment that is efficient, ergonomic and sumptuous. In spite of all this opulence the overall weight of the car is still minimal so the car is responsive to driver inputs and economical to run. The unique way Morgan can achieve this is down to our use of aircraft style superformed aluminium outer panels and the skills of our craftsmen to hand finish the assembly of each car.
This technology debuted in the 100 AeroMax coupes built by the factory in 2008 and 2009.
Such was demand for this model, that Morgan have taken the decision to produce the Morgan Aero SuperSports. A limited edition, the car makes use of two aluminium detachable roof panels. These can either turn the car effectively into a coupe or when detached bring fresh air and the aromas of the seasons to the driving experience without undue wind disturbance to spoil the journey. The panels can be stored conveniently in the boot.
The car, of course, benefits from the lightweight aluminium Aero chassis which is adhesively bonded for class leading rigidity. Exceeding global crash protection standards, this is also the platform used by the Morgan Aero Eight GT3 currently competing successfully in the 2009 International FIA GT3 Championship. This chassis combined with the aluminium 4.8 litre BMW V8 engine and a choice of 6 speed automatic or manual gearboxes offers an unrivalled driving experience. No other automatic car offers such dynamic power transmission.
Drawn by Matthew Humphries, and engineered for production by the experienced “Morgan Design” team, the new Aero Super Sports is due to enter production in early 2010. A deposit of £25,000 is required to ensure the supply of one of these exciting new models. It is anticipated to cost around £108,000 plus VAT right hand drive and 140,000 euros plus tax left hand drive.
Charles Morgan, Grandson of the founder said “ The Morgan Aero SuperSports is a luxurious flamboyant sports car which also remains true to Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight minimalist simplicity. It is a celebration of our love of cars and the romance of travel and is a fitting model to announce during Morgan’s Centenary year.”
British jeweler Stephen Webster was commissioned by Davidoff to create a cigarette case for their cigarettes. The cigarette case is made of either white gold or blackened gold which has been engraved on the sides in the unique shape of the Davidoff cigarette boxes. The front features Stephen Webster’s crest encrusted with black and white diamonds whilst one can have ones diamond encrusted initials placed on the back. The case also features health warnings about the consumption of cigarettes.
Bloom have designed a limited edition bottle to mark the 100 year anniversary of both Johnnie Walker Black Label and Selfridges. Each of the 100 bespoke bottles produced has a real leather label and is individually numbered. Exclusive to Selfridges, each bottle costs £100.”
Coca-Cola have launched a new version of their timeless bottle design, made for the London department store, Selfridges.
The limited edition bottle sports a yellow hue, accented with red Coca-Cola script and matching bottle cap.
They are now available in the “Wonder Room” until the end of May 2009 at Selfridges London. Price: £1.29 per bottle.
Heike Buchfelder Kubus K3 Schwarz Lamp - floor light: black goose quill feathers, plume on outside, quill pointing inwards: shade covering: cotton chintz, length approx. 650mm, width approx. 580mm, height approx. 400mm; incl. black steel tripod stand and power cable approx.
IF-Mode by industrial designer Mark Sanders for AREAWARE is available for purchase in the USA. The IF-Mode folds in about 2 seconds
The clean and striking IF Mode is aimed at commuters of the mobile generation who, until now, may have not considered cycling or folding bikes to be an option. IF Mode is a unique product that offers a new image for people who previously thought bikes were for enthusiasts only.
IF Mode avoids oily chains, complex tube with hidden dirt traps and the clutter of traditional bicycle features. It can be used by city commuters who do not want to change their appearance into ‘bicycle warriors’ and may use public transport or their car for some of the journey. IF Mode looks at home folded up on a smart subway train or in an office, just like a sleek mp3 player or other well designed accessory in your life. It also performs on the street like any lightweight well balanced full size bike.
According to the experts at La Prairie, Platinum is effective anti-ageing ingredient.
This ultra-luxe formula, for day and night use, delivers unbelievable results in radiancy, hydration and smoothness.
La Prairie is available at Harvey Nichols London and Edinburgh
La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare, £600
Alexander Amosu , dubbed the Lord of the ringtones and renowned for creating luxurious technological items, now adds fashion designing to his credentials.
Check out the exclusive video footage for the launch of his latest creation - The World’s Most Expensive Suit.
The suit is a one-off creation made from the finest fabrics in the world and has taken in excess of 80 hours to complete with over 5,000 individual stitches equating to £14 per stitch.
It has taken more than 80 hours and 5,000 individual stitches to make it - equivalent to £14 per stitch.
The materials used include vicuña, a rare wild South American animal related to the camel which only produces enough wool for shearing every three years.
Gold Striker UK, have launched the worlds 1st solid platinum iphone 3g. The Platinum & Diamond iPhone 3G was tailored in Liverpool U.K.
It took four proficient craftsmen including Stuart Hughes months of detailed intricate work to re-create the original body of the iphone in which a colossal amount of platinum was used totaling approx 230 grams, all of which was started and finished by hand with 53 VVS1 diamonds settled in the platinum Apple logo. The result was outstanding even down to the precise polishing to reveal its most scintillating appearance.