The Curse of Lono

Originally published in 1983, The Curse of Lono features zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter`s oeuvre, has been long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy. Resurrected by TASCHEN in a bigger size with splendid, full-color illustrations, The Curse of Lono is now available in a special 1000-copy edition, numbered and hand-signed by Thompson and Steadman.

Lanvin python Kentucky bag

The Kentucky bag is a large metallic python shopping bag from Lanvin. The bag has a decorative toggle fastening and two leather top handles with gold hardware. There is a small internal pocket and the bag is fully lined with Lanvin logo canvas.

Nude facial scrub

Buff away impurities with Nude's facial scrub. Ultra fine beads of rose quartz gently buff away dry skin, while soothing liquorice, nourishing manketti and cleansing juazeiro extract smooth and calm. Suitable for all skin types. Available in 75ml.

Books By The Foot

New York City Strand Bookstore is offering books by the foot. Prices range from $20 a foot to $400 dollars a foot (for leather-bound 19th century novels).

contemporary art auction breaks records in London

A contemporary art auction raised 95 million pounds in London, Sotheby's tells AP.

Francis Bacon's "Study Of Nude With Figure In A Mirror", was bought by a private European collector for 19.9 million pounds, compared to its pre-sale estimate of at least 18 million pounds.
he auction had been expected to raise about 72 million pounds.

Coty to Launch Halle Berry Fragrance

Beauty giant Coty', has signed Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry to a scent development deal, which will involve the star developing a fragrance portfolio and appearing in its advertising, WWD reports. The first Berry fragrance products are expected to launch globally in spring 2009, Steve Mormoris, senior vice president of global marketing at Coty Beauty US reveals. They will launch in "mid-tier" department stores, such as J.C. Penney, and then will move into the mass market as well.

"We're committed to developing a project that will bring luxury to the mass market," said Mormoris. "We want to bring vitality to that market, with projects that consumers find compelling."

Iset Tower

Iset Tower has been granted approval to commence building by officials in Russia.

Designed by French architects Valode and Pistre, new tower will stand at 215 meters.

The tower is cylindrical wrapping around a central core.

Stella McCartney Rhinestone paillette mini dress

This stunning mini cocktail dress was worn by designer Stella McCartney to the Costume Institute Gala in New York. Priced at $6,995.00 , the Rhinestone paillette mini dress is an investment piece writes NET-A-PORTER , it is sleeveless, fully lined, falls to the knee and simply slips on.