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Factio Magazine checks out the hottest art/fashion party during Art Chicago - ART ROCKS!

domesticblog is saddened by the Astor money not going to charities...

Kristopher Dukes is wanting, wearing, hating Maggie Ward.

Only. If you buy it, you will also get teddy’s (owner’s) home – a beamed cottage in Lavenham, a picturesque medieval village. LUXURYLAUNCHES

Greco-Roman and Byzantine inspired jewelry designs are infused both with organic style and dazzling beauty. bloomacious

Takashi Murakami and high-end retailer Louis Vuitton collaborated before, but the latest installation is quite something. RUNWAYTORETAIL

From pipemakers to fashion's finest, the Classicist looks at the history of Longchamp - LUXIST

Vladimir Kagan Venetian sofa

Ralph Pucci International will reissued Ten vintage Vladimir Kagan pieces, including the Venetian sofa, $22,080 . WSJ has an exclusive look + details

Premiere Shoppers

Premiere Shoppers, is a new Luxury Shopping/Lifestyle destination for Women. Premiere Shoppers connects with Stylish & Sophisticated women to all things that are Chic, Glamorous, Trendy, and Luxurious.

Royal Copenhagen Pink Flower Mugs, Blue Mega Spoons

Royal Copenhagen have launched two exciting novelties, that were showcased during the Spring Tabletop Show 2009.

Pink Flower Mugs

To celebrate the 230th anniversary of Blue Flower Curved, Royal Copenhagen are introducing two mugs in a striking pink - the color of universal love and friendship. Just like Blue Flower, the mugs are assembled, painted and glazed by hand, making every piece unique.

Blue Mega Spoons

The hand-painted spoons are an elegant addition to our best-selling Blue Fluted Mega Collection. The set of 4 spoons comes in a beautiful gift box.

Generation by Knoll

Generation by Knoll, the first work chair that allows you to sit and work the way you want, previewed in the May 2009 edition of TIME Style and Design, which has a global circulation of 1.3 million readers. The magazine arrived in mailboxes in the U.S. today.

Designed by Formway Design, Generation by Knoll takes elastic design--where a product rearranges itself in response to its user--to a new level.

"This approach creates a new standard for work chair comfort by offering unrestrained movement that supports a range of natural postures and diverse work styles," says Alana Stevens, Senior Marketing Director.

Commenting on "the unique figure-eight design," TIME writer Mengly Taing states that Generation by Knoll "flexes to support the spine while allowing users to move freely to different sitting positions."

Taing's boldly illustrated feature, with a graphic photo of Generation by Knoll in uplifting Lemongrass, also quotes Knoll Design director Benjamin Pardo, who reflects, "Our inspiration was the occupant of the chair and the varied postures adopted during the workday."

Describing an important sustainable design attribute of Generation by Knoll, Taing adds that the chair "uses less material than standard office chairs."

The advanced material used to create Generation by Knoll meets Knoll "Design for the Environment Guidelines," which dictate that design for durability requires minimal use of materials, which must be non-toxic, recyclable-and or rapidly renewable materials.

Echoing the Knoll credo to help customers create inspiring workplaces where people really want to work, Taing closes her piece by musing on the Generation by Knoll aesthetic: "With options such as lemongrass green and firecracker red, the office just got more fun."

Generation by Knoll will be introduced formally on June 15 at NeoCon, the office furniture industry trade show in Chicago. For more information, visit knoll.com in the month ahead.


Hotpoint was specially selected to supply its top quality fridge freezers to the ITV show Hells Kitchen. The Stainless Steel Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezers were used by top chef Marco-Pierre White and a whole host of celebrities including Anthea Turner, Linda Evans and Adrian Edmondson on the hit ITV show.

The Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezers include the I Care – Intelligent Refrigeration section, Superfreeze function, and with a capacity at over 400 litres per unit, there is plenty of space to store food for the hungry Hells Kitchen customers.

The Hotpoint US Style Fridge Freezer was specifically chosen for its sleek design, huge storage capacity and stylish electronic display, and was placed in the celebrity quarters.