Pinel & Pinel Lacroix Ski Set

Pinel & Pinel have teamed up with Lacroix to create this limited edition ski set. The ski set contains a pair of Lacroix skis with Smartrack bindings, a pair of carbon fiber ski poles, leather ski gloves, ski goggles. The set comes in a Pinel & Pinel trunk which is made of carbon fiber on a steel frame and covered with full grain leather. Only ten Pinel & Pinel Lacroix ski sets will be made.


The Armani Group and the Molteni Group announce the formation of a joint partnership for the future production and distribution of kitchen systems under the brand name “Armani/Dada”. The “Bridge” kitchen system was the first Armani kitchen concept to be produced by Dada, the result of a long term collaboration that now envisages the development of additional systems for both the residential and contract sectors.

Milan, 15th December 2008 – The Armani Group and Molteni Group announce the formation of a joint partnership for the future production and distribution of kitchen systems. This collaboration will result in a new line Armani/Dada.

Armani/Casa was launched in 2000 as an ad hoc division perfectly attuned to the other "worlds" within the Group, providing a platform for Giorgio Armani to transmit and establish his vision in the home environment: creating an intimate and individual ambience, simultaneously sophisticated and comfortable.
Dada, a company within the Molteni Group, has been developing and producing furnishing systems for the contemporary kitchen environment since 1980, always achieving a very high aesthetic and functional level.

Giorgio Armani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Giorgio Armani SpA, observes: “I am delighted to have such a well established new partner as Dada backed up by the Molteni Group, to develop and produce kitchens in the perfect Armani style. The original Bridge model has already delivered excellent results, in prestigious private homes and now in the Armani Residences in Dubai.”

Carlo Molteni, President of the Molteni Group, responds: “It is with great pleasure that we announce this partnership with the Armani Group. The excellence and total perfection that we have admired for so long in the Armani style will definitely present us with a challenging reference point for the development of new models.”

Design and comfort, elegance and functionality. These are the key words that define the Armani/Dada collection, which will be expanded to include new products as from the Salone del Mobile 2009, where the second kitchen system will be introduced – alongside “Bridge”, which has already found commercial success throughout the world.

The projects handled by Contract Armani/Dada include the development of kitchen systems for 144 exclusive Armani Residences within the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, now under construction in Dubai. Armani/Dada kitchens also feature on the 57th floor of the Federation Tower in Moscow which, at 340 metres high, will be the tallest tower in Europe, now under construction near the Kremlin square.
Armani/Dada Systems will be available from single brand Armani/Casa outlets as well as the most appropriate concept stores belonging to the Molteni Group.
This collaboration between Armani/Casa and Dada has a cosmopolitan mission. To bring the simplicity and elegance of true Italian style to the whole world.


Beautiful genuine-leather unisex bag. Ideal for carrying books or laptop computer. Made by Cole Haan for Assouline. Embossed with numerals from the Didot alphabet. The inner canvas is lined with convenient zipper pockets. HOW TO ORDER: Exclusively available through the Assouline boutique at the Plaza Hotel in New York, visit or call: 768 Fifth Avenue Mezzanine Level New York, NY 10019

Venini Battuti Vase

Venini Battuti Vase available at MOSS is produced in a numbered and limited edition of 49 pieces. Towards the end of the thirties, a new development under the guidance of Carlo Scarpa saw the start of the production of works in which incised decoration was a determining factor. The techniques that were developed are "Battuto", "Valato" and "Inciso". The first examples of these techniques revealed themselves in vases with deeply incised decoration, mostly highly-worked one-offs of which all trace has been lost.


When Pablo Picasso was living in Mougins, on the French Riviera, he asked his friend Mariano Miguel Montanes to come and live with him to help him out as a secretary. From this time on, Miguel became the assistant and confident of the great painter and his wife Jacqueline. Years later, Miguel’s son, Alberto, discovered his father’s diary from this important period. Thanks to this journal, we are able to enter for the first time the day to day life of the most important artist of the 20th century. Picasso’s way of living, working, his friends and habits - the text brings to life the energy, generosity, and true originality of the Great Master. Alberto Miguel Montanes writes the introduction.

Trunk Upright 55

The Trunk Upright 55 perfectly compliments the other pieces in the Trunk Collection, combining heritage styling with modern features for today’s travel era. The Upright 55 is carry on sized with wheels and handle for ease of transport and features a TSA compatible lock system.

Aston Martin & Lord Foster Bus

Aston Martin and Architect Lord Norman Foster have won a competition to re-design London's double-decker buses. According to the AP, in the Aston / Foster model , "Passengers sit on reconstituted leather upholstery while gazing through a glazed roof coated with solar panels to power heat and air conditioning. The rounded bus also boasts wood flooring and a saloon-like lower deck that the architect hopes will create 'a tactile living room feel.'"

The Oculus Superyacht

Oculus is the first “design launch” of Schöpfer Yachts LLC. This 250-foot vessel was designed by E. Kevin Schöpfer, founder and owner of his namesake company. Designed to accommodate 12 guests in extraordinary comfort and style, Oculus is a long distance cruising yacht capable of speeds upwards of 25 knots.

The exterior styling is representative of the jaw and eye socket bone structure of large oceanic fish and mammals. Featuring a dramatic reverse bow configuration, the yacht’s armature balances an elegant expression of symmetry and structure.

In addition to the bow, Oculus also features a “low rider profile”. This slightly lowered surface allows for new side recreational areas, alternate dockage access and light cruising openness. Lateral retractable side panels close this area when heavier wave action is indicated.

The interior features of Oculus focus on a 12 foot high ceiling in the main salon, a cylindrical double height dining room, central stair and elevator tube, and seemingly anatomical ceiling and floor lighting extensions giving definition to the seating areas.

The second level is the dedicated Owner’s suite. Living areas and bedchambers are divided by a series of four freestanding tubes, which house bath and storage necessities.

In addition to the main common stair, the second Owner’s stair connects to the third level aft private salon and deck / water feature.

The third level also contains the forward pilothouse and separate captain’s quarters. The generous open decks with separate water features are located forward and aft for convenient guest use. Specifications and plans are in the final stages of completion and will be posted at a later time.