Net-a-Porter.com has released am iPhone application, the Net-App. Shoppers can browse handbags, clothes and shoes; read the site's weekly fashion stories; and make purchases reports Luxist. The potential for shopping on phones "is massive," said Alison Loehnis, v.p. of sales and marketing at Net-a-Porter.com, in the Times. "We feel very strongly that third-generation technology is the new shop window. No one wants to be bound to their computer anymore."
"And the Moon came nearer..." The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing, TASCHEN has paired Norman Mailer’s seminal text with spectacular photography—from the archives of NASA, LIFE magazine, and many other sources—to create a unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time.
It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins met John F. Kennedy's call for a manned Moon landing by the end of the 1960s. A decade of tests and training, a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, a budget of $24 billion, and the most powerful rocket ever launched all combined in an unprecedented event watched by millions the world over. And no one captured the men, the mood, and the machinery like Norman Mailer.
One of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, Norman Mailer was hired by LIFE in 1969 to cover the Moon shot. His three-part feature was the longest nonfiction piece LIFE had published. He enhanced and extended his reportage with deeper reflection in the brilliantly crafted book, Of a Fire on the Moon, excerpted here for the first time. Equally adept at examining the science of space travel and the psychology of the men involved—from Saturn V rocket engineer Wernher von Braun, to the crucial NASA support staff, to the three astronauts—Mailer provides provocative and trenchant insights into this epoch-making event.
Illustrating this volume are hundreds of the best photographs and maps from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections. Many of them previously unpublished, these images document the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the Moon’s surface, and the world’s jubilant reaction to the landing. This edition includes an original introduction by Colum McCann and captions by leading Apollo 11 experts, explaining the history and science behind the images, citing the mission log and publications of the day, and post-flight astronaut interviews.
* Limited to 1969 copies in two editions
* Each copy includes a Plexiglas-framed, ready-to-hang, archival-quality, numbered photographic print, produced using the revolutionary new Skia printing technique, and signed by Buzz Aldrin. This shot of Aldrin walking on the Moon is the definitive image of the Apollo 11 mission, and one of the most iconic photos ever taken.
* Hardcover in box with print
* XXL format: 36.5 x 44 cm (14.4 x 17.3 in.); with framed print: 32.5 x 40 cm (12.8 x 15.7 in.)
* 348 pages, including 4 foldouts
* Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, no expense has been spared to restore the original photographic materials to the highest possible standards
* English language edition
* Limited to 1957 numbered copies
* Packaged in a custom-molded white resin box with a convex Plexiglas window
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Plexiglas-framed, ready-to-hang, archival-quality, numbered photographic print, signed by Buzz Aldrin
No. 1958–1969 LUNAR ROCK EDITION
* Marc Newson designed this special edition of only 12 copies
* Each copy comes with a unique specimen of lunar rock, ranging in weight from a slice of the moon at 0.4 grams to 30.34 grams, one of the largest lunar meteorites ever found on Earth
* Specifications and prices available on request
Annoushka Collection is now available at Harvey Nichols. The culmination of a lifetime's obsession with the romance and sensual magic of jewels, Annoushka Ducas' new jewellery collection is inspired by her extensive travels and fuelled by a collector's passion for the exotic and unique. Further shaped by Annoushka's Russian heritage and hand-crafted using both traditional and modern jewellery techniques, this playful collection celebrates the character, sensuality and strength of jewellery, as a unique reflection of the individual modern woman.
The Annoushka collection is built on the philosophy that jewellery is designed to be worn. This practical emphasis on individual style has given birth to the Annoushka "Parure", a modern and intensely personal jewellery wardrobe, arranged in a deftly-designed jewellery box, with compartments, hidden sections and secret drawers, creating a suite of jewels which reflect women's tastes and character. Conceived to innovate, reshape and reinvent, Annoushka's jewellery is designed to inspire women to do the same - to explore and discover their own personal style, trying new combinations of colour, proportion and texture to create a unique jewellery wardrobe.
The flagship Annoushka boutique is now open on the Ground Floor of Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge and will be followed by Harvey Nichols Leeds on 12 August and Harvey Nichols Manchester on 15 August.
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Emilio Pucci woolen rugs are now available at Sotheby’s and Christie’s for a price ranging between $6905 (£4,200) and $17,755 (£10,800). “floor paintings in wool,” the signed limited edition 15 rugs feature five different color combination, together with earth tones, ice cream colors, sun colors, night tones and the pink spectrum, giving a bright though elegant look to contemporary living spaces.
GIVENCHY MED NEW SACCA
This is a medium sized Sacca bag from Givenchy. It is made of coated canvas, which is embossed to give it a faux leather look. The trim and handles are made of real leather for contrast. It’s a functional handbag with two large compartments and middle zip compartment. Cotton lined. It is the perfect everyday bag.