STRUT Introduces New Wheel & Jewelry Collections

STRUT®, the leading designer of handcrafted, triple-chromed grilles, wheels and accessories for the luxury automobile market, has introduced two stunning new grille collections designed exclusively for the Mercedes CL 550 AMG.

The 7-piece Mercedes CL 550 AMG Carbon Fiber Collection features a stainless steel and woven mesh carbon fiber primary front grille, lower air intake vent, two fog lamp grilles, two hood vents, rear trunk spoiler, and a STRUT trunk shield. According to Tommy Gaut, General Manger for STRUT, Carbon Fiber is an ideal material to work with because it's extremely lightweight and extremely durable. The Collection retails for $9,000.

The Mercedes CL 550 AMG STRUT Collection is also available in STRUT's signature jewelry-grade stainless steel surround and bezel with diamond woven mesh grille which can be custom painted upon request. The stainless steel Collection retails for $7,000.

For the finishing touch on either collection, STRUT offers the Icon Wheel Collections available in 5, 7, and 10 spoke designs.

Copalife wipes out wrinkles?

Copalife, is an innovative new pillow case that aims to wipe out wrinkles. Copalife reportedly accelerates the removal of blemishes, age spots & acne while improving the firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Copalife's technology is based on incorporating copper into textiles,
which subsequently offer antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal

The Copalife fabric, which feels no different to ordinary bedding, irons
out the face's lines and wrinkles. The skin’s moisture releases copper
ions from the bedding which in turn stimulates collagen production below
the surface of the skin.

Further details can be seen at our website: http://www.copalife.com

Available to buy online


After their first expedition to Greenland in July 2008 and a dinner orchestrated by two-star chef Sylvestre Wahid on an iceberg adrift in the middle of the Sermilik fjord, the House of G.H. MUMM and adventurer Mike Horn are off again, this time to Antarctica alongside three Michelin-star Gérard Boyer, following in the wake of Captain Charcot, whose expedition the House backed a century earlier. Iceberg, Charcot Bay, in the north of the Antarctic peninsula: on 27 October 2008, G.H. MUMM and South African adventurer Mike Horn celebrated the beauty of the planet at the very spot where, on 14 July 1904, Captain Charcot’s crew celebrated their first steps taken on the white continent by cracking open a bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge. A few hours earlier, three-star Chef Gérard Boyer, who ran the restaurant of the Château les Crayères for nearly 20 years, gave a gourmet dinner as a tribute to that page in the house’s history. In the centre of the volcano on Deception Island, south of the Shetlands, he prepared the following menu featuring a South African variation on the truffle and caviar themes.

Rustic Argentinean potatoes on a bed of Uruguayan caviar
G.H.MUMM Cordon Rouge
Scrambled eggs with Richerence black truffles
G.H.MUMM Millésimé 1999
Merluza negra, a fish from the Antarctic depths (- 1200 m) caught by hook, with Champagne sauce,
served with leeks and black truffles
R.Lalou 1998
Moist Brazilian maracuja biscuit with a passion fruit topping and vanilla ice-cream

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CIPHER 2008 Fall/Holiday collection

Created in 2003 as a casual skateboard footwear brand in L.A, CIPHER is an international urban lifestyle brand offering designer products for an emerging group of international hipsters and global lifestyle connoisseurs. Now based in the world city of Hong Kong, where international metropolitan living manifests the
dynamic fusion of East and West culture, CIPHER is an expression of life in the brave new world

The 2008 Fall/Holiday collection will debut in November 2008 at Lane Crawford stores across Hong Kong. A reflection of the nouveau urban cool, the collection embodies elements of contemporary art, streetwear culture, high fashion, and is constructed from environmentally friendly materials. CIPHER shoes are available in 3 different styles, in a range of colours, each with its own story and attitude; Seditionary, Subterranean and Libertine.

Inspired by the famous retail location founded by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren. The Seditionary is an interpretation of the roots of Punk music, meant for people of bold style ambitions and a sense of cultural nostalgia.
The Punk movement of the late 70’s inspires each Seditionary colourway; from Bondage
Black to Siouxie Pink each shoe is the embodiment of the icons of the time.
High-grade perforated sustainable uppers, or crossed hand stitching characterizes each model. Customized in a proprietary metal buckle, coated in environmentally friendly nickel, 0.5 Gold Micron, or Palladium plating; accenting the exterior with a clean and unique attitude. Available in 5 colors; Black Quilt, White with Black Quilt, Metallic Pink, White and Metallic Silver and retails for US$199.

Inspired by the fluid dynamic movement of the fathers of the “Beat” generation;
The Subterranean is a manifestation of the underground intellectual movement
that stirred the American cultural awakening of the 1950’s and beyond.
The latest addition to the CIPHER family, the Subterranean is a fusion of high
fashion, functionality, and comfort. CIPHER has created a luxurious footwear
experience for people of dynamic lifestyles. Each shoe features high-grade
environmentally sustainable uppers and interiors accented and embossed foot
harnesses for security and style. Available in 3 colors; Black, Metallic Silver and White and retails for US$165.

The 2008 Libertine is inspired by the (in)famous author Oscar Wilde and his treatise on aesthetics with a street culture edge. The Libertine is an ode to the flamboyant one-upmanship of urban-street culture fused with the luxuries of high fashion.
Following the ethos of the great writer and icon, the Libertine is fashioned from imported vividly colored silks and the interiors are lined in butter smooth premium sustainable materials. The simplicity of the design coupled with its daring colours is a testament to your discerning taste and sophisticated bravado.
Available in 4 colors; Pink, Orange, Purple and Blue Satin,
and retails for US$170.

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