Friday, March 31, 2006
Louis Vuitton Monogram Inclusion Phone Accessory $220.00
Louis Vuitton presents a new accessory to covet in the Monogram Inclusion theme, in which Monogram elements mix with sparkling Swarovski crystals. Dangling from golden chains, these two resin cubes are a chic and playful attachment for your cell phone
The insider's travel companion. Louis Vuitton's well-edited collection of City Guides defines intelligent, luxurious travel to 35 wonderful destinations. Researched and written by local experts, with witty illustrations by Ruben Toledo. Each volume is neatly divided into sections describing the city and its hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and cultural centers.
Louis Vuitton 2006 European City Guide
* Boxed set of 8 volumes, divided by region
* Includes Aix-en-Provence, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Copenhagen, Cracovie, Dublin, Geneva, Granada, Hamburg, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Lyons, Madrid, Malmö, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Seville, Stockholm, Toulouse, Venice, Vienna, Zurich
Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 $1,200.00
Marc Jacobs gives the iconic Louis Vuitton Speedy a fresh, modern twist for Spring 2006. Perforations dot the monogrammed canvas landscape, exposing the vivid colored microfiber lining while exterior front and side pockets are brightly trimmed with colored calf leather piping for extra panache.
Louis Vuitton Tobago Carryall $1,850.00
The smart and versatile design of the Louis Vuitton Carryall lends itself to both daily excursions and weekend getaways. The extraordinary supple leather is underlined by tennis-inspired white hot stamping and matching white dyed edges for a sporty yet sophisticated look.
Louis Vuitton Geometrique V Pendant $315.00
A prominent masculine theme for Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2006 collection, bold stripes surround a large geometric V for Vuitton on this stunning sterling silver pendant. Detailed with a toggle clasp with engraved Louis Vuitton logo.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Perforation Scarf $255.00
For the scarf, Louis Vuitton perfectly transforms its monogram perforations from the highly coveted Monogram Perforation collection into brightly colored polka dots. The classic monogram pattern is subtly seen underneath the spattering of vivid color while "LOUIS VUITTON" is spelled out at the bottom right corner.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere Striped damasse city bag, $1,195
at Balenciaga (NYC)
Christian Louboutin Patent leather slingback, $650
available at Neiman Marcus, call 800-365-7989
Founded in Budapest in 1922, Patyka organic personal care products are now created in Paris by a passionate group of European artisans and aromatherapists. These revolutionary fragrances are formulated with the finest plant and floral extracts and blended into a refined and elegant parfumes. Because of their high concentration of oils, just 'a touch' is all you need. To completely personalize the experience, Patyka suggests combining two or more to give you a completely original fragrance. .
Boise Stimulating and mysterious, with a hint of grapefruit that lightens the deeper notes of Virginia Cedarwood and juniperus virginiana.
Floral Soft and romantic, the warm essence of honey is blended with a floral bouquet of rose. All Patyka products are free of parafin, artificial coloring, silicon, paraben, p.e.g. and synthetic preservatives.
Slim and unornamented, Dior Homme's suspenders are the essential accessory of the season.
* Smooth leather
* Tonal stitching
* Polished silver metal hardwareDior Braces $235.00
Monday, March 27, 2006
Manolo Blahnik Patent leather peep-toe pump, $535
available at Neiman Marcus, call 800-365-7989
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the sant'elia armchair designed by giuseppe terragni in 1936.
sant'elia is constructed of a 18/8 stainless steel tubular frame with an upholstered seat and back. the covers are available in a choice of leather 95 colors.
sant'elia armchair by giuseppe terragni . 2795
The new K 1200 GT has the new BMW Duolever front suspension, optional ESA and a transversely-mounted in-line 4-cylinder engine offering a whopping 152 bhp. It also has height-adjustable handlebars, a narrower design, and an adjustable saddle. Point it at the horizon and go, because sport touring has never been this thrilling.Available In April . MSRP: $18,800
Louis Vuitton Musette $2,140.00
The Monogram Charms collection introduces the new urban Musette for Spring/Summer 2006. Luxurious silk pops with a vibrant charm bracelet print and is covered with a modern vinyl coating while the tanned calf leather trim adds a vintage-like touch. Finished with a top flap and signature padlock.
Last year, Chanel unveiled their Elements Celestes, a new collection of fine jewelry. Totaling 330 carats, the 16-piece collection shows off diamonds, pearls, and sapphires among the 15,400 stones used.Seen at
Midway Car Rental is a privately owned vehicle rental company in Los Angeles offering over 1,500 vehicles in its fleet and offices in West Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, LAX, Santa Monica & North Hollywood. You can rent the Bentley GT 2005 from Midway.
The Bentley GT 2005 is a 2 door, 4 seater coupe. Then engine is 12-cylinder,6 litre. Exterior color is BLACK. Vehicle is equipped with CD and GPS system.
The Bentley Continental GT 2005 has a start button/stop button, Electronically adjustable seats with memory and heating, and a multi-function steering wheel, continuous all wheel drive. Read More
Friday, March 24, 2006
As seen on the runway, Versace's spring bags are rich with glamour and sumptuously detailed. This gorgeous bag pairs denim with croc-embossed leather and is magnificently decked out with polished gold metal buckles, rounded links and iconic medusa medallions.
Versace Canyon Medium Denim Croc Bag $2,400.00
has launched a feature on the World's most expensive cars 2006. The Top ten includes a street-legal, ten-cylinder Porsche; 300-hp electric car , and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 priced at $1,192,057.
These kinds of cars make Ferraris and Aston Martins look like relative bargains; despite their fame, they are much cheaper than the cars on our list. Of the ten most expensive cars, only two are made by brands with household names — Porsche and Mercedes-Benz — although I guess it depends on what your household is like.
the susanna armchair designed by gabriele mucchi in 1983.
susanna is constructed of a chrome-plated steel tube carrying frame and an adjustable two-position black painted steel cushion support. the upholstery is polyurethane/dacron. the cushion and armrest covers are available in a choice of fabrics or leathers in various colorssusanna chair by gabriele mucchi
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
"twiggy" flat pumps with cutout detail and horsebit. @ Gucci
Charles Chocolates is the story of one man’s dedication to the art of chocolate, his pursuit of perfection and a complete and total passion for producing only the finest confections.Charles Chocolates
The silicone lamp diverts a symbol of immobility from its essential purpose. Usually, the cords between a pendant lamp and the electrical network are concealed with a plastic cone. The way the table and the chairs are arranged is traditionally determined by the lamp’s position. But Big-Game changes the rules by untying the cone from the ceiling, thus creating a mobile lamp. This moulded silicone lamp contains a LED, the colour of which can be changed.
Assouline is offering a Custom made trunk, created in collaboration with the famous craftsman Goyard. Each trunk houses 100 of Assouline’s famous Memoire publications (English and French).
GOYARD TRUNK - $11,495.-
Available only at Assouline.com and at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores.Read More
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
colors has a painted graphite steel frame supporting cushions upholstered in polyurethane/dacron with a non-removable internal nylon cover and removable external covers available in a choice of various colored fabrics or leathers. external covers and spare covers are also available in multi-colored stelvio fabric
spare covers are available in case of accidental damage to originals or order different colors and fabrics for variety or occasional change in decor. spare covers are not available using customer's own material. $2168.00
A prominent masculine theme for Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2006 collection, bold stripes surround a large geometric V for Vuitton on these classic elegant cufflinks. Detailed with a Louis Vuitton logo on the base
Louis Vuitton Geometrique V Cufflinks $355
BOTTEGA VENETA LIMITED EDITION STINGRAY BAG
Green stingray handbag with double twisted handles and inverted sections on all sides. Bag has zig-zag markings in places and a central zip fastening pocket with pockets either side. Bag is lined in beige suede and has a silver 'Limited Edition' plaque on the inside.BOTTEGA VENETA LIMITED EDITION STINGRAY BAG US$4550.00
The brand new 70.2 WallyPower is the first unit of the Open Version with the suite interior layout of this motor yacht design.
The glass superstructure is open to the aft transom, and the air conditioning acts as a barrier between the outside and the inside. As a result, the deck is a large open space.
This loft on the water features three different social areas. The forward one is completely under the superstructure, aft the helm station, and can be used for dining or converted into a lounge by removing the table top. The second area is half sheltered by the superstructure and can also be either dining or lounge. The third area is the aft large sunbathing pad.
The accommodation features a very large owner’s suite forward taking up two thirds of the interiors and the crew/service quarter with a double cabin aft, a crew mess and a galley.
The propulsion system consists of two MTU diesel engines generating 3,000 Hp driving KaMeWa water-jets, providing a speed that during the first sea trials reached 47.5 knots half load, and 45 knots full load at continuous duty with a consumption of only 250 litres – 66 US gallons per hour!
Seen at Luxist.com
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Conductor-like chalk stripes and a fun slouchy shape make this blue-and-white bag ready to roll across town or wherever the day takes you. Weathered leather trim adds to the well-worn feel while the rolled leather shoulder strap is ultra comfortable.Marc by Marc Jacobs Chalk Stripe Denim Faridah
Saturday, March 18, 2006
German designer Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich in 1965. After opening his practice KGID (Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design) in 1990, he very quickly received recognition for his simple, ingenious products. With numerous commissions from the most important names in the design industry, such as Authentics, Flos, iittala, Krups, Magis and Muji, his work has been widely published in several books and design reviews, and has been awarded the prestigious Compasso d'Oro (Milan, 2001) and Nombre d'Or (Paris, 2004), among others. Grcic describes himself as a mix of German mentality and English education. Following his initial training as a cabinetmaker, from which he retains the hands-on approach and sensitivity to materials of a craftsman, Grcic went on to study contemporary design at the Royal College of Art in London. This formative experience added a new dimension to his fascination with making things. As a result, every one of his products is characterized by his careful research into the history of design and architecture, and his passion for technology and materials. So much so, that Achille Castiglioni, one of the most significant Italian designers of the twentieth century, considered him to be his 'spiritual heir'. Blending restraint of form and materials with a sense of playfulness, his products have an immediate universal appeal. They are simple and minimalist, but Grcic always gives a new take to straightforward and common objects. This can be clearly seen in his acclaimed Mayday lamp (2001), which instantaneously became a design icon and was selected for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and in his most recent project, the die-cast aluminium chair_ONE (2004), where he experimented with a technology rarely used in large-scale objects. The book presents the work of KGID, showcasing a remarkable portfolio of products and design concepts with especially commissioned photographs and original drawings. It also offers a rare insight into his design process by showing the various stages of a product's development through sketches, models, computer renderings and snapshots at the workshops of KGID and several manufacturers. With texts by Konstantin Grcic, Thimo te Duits, Francesca Picchi and Eckhardt Nickel, and conceived by Florian Bohm and Konstantin Grcic, this is the first publication on one of the most interesting and prolific designers of today.
Fendi presents the flat of the season. Lustrous patent leather is laser cut to resemble the season's must-have lace and then trimmed with smooth patent leather for an utterly gorgeous look. A patent strap with a patent button completes the flawless style.Fendi Patent Lace Flat Ballerina
This sleek accessory highlights the Dior Homme aesthetic as a small spotlight pendant dangles on a silver chain. Finished with a musical note trailing past the clasp.Dior Spotlight Necklace
the fly seat designed by mark robson in 2002.
fly is almost fluid in its design. it almost appears as if it could take off with the wind - or like a stingray hovering over the sandy bottom of the ocean.
it is constructed of a clear varnished carbon fibre frame covered in quota fabric. fly seat by mark robson
Designer Jaren Goh
has created an extremely stylish concept for a Sony Ericsson cameraphone called the Black Diamond. The Black Diamond features a polycarbonate mirror finish skin, metal detailing and OLED borderless screen.Seen at Gizmodo
Perfect for traversing the city or the globe, you'll never leave home without this gorgeous carryall. Fendi's sensuous Selleria leather is crafted using ancient Roman leather making techniques to create a soft, pliable texture. The simple, refined shape showcases the signature contrast topstitching and logo hangtag of this limited-edition staple.Fendi Selleria Leather Linda Bag 2170
This Exotic Jimmy Choo Snakeskin Hobo has silvertone hardware and contrast leather piping. 2100 @ Saks
Calvin Klein adds columns of buttons along the sides of its sheer silk tank for a hand-crafted look that is just right for the season's individualistic mood. At once minimalist and artful, an essential tank for spring.Calvin Klein Nye B Tank with Buttons
Christie's New York will hold its Magnificent Jewels sale on April 11, 2006, which will include the Joan Kroc collection. (Kroc was the wife of fast-food chain McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc, and a well-known philanthropist.)via DiamondsImage Luxist
(Harry Winston Necklace... is estimated to sell for $1 to $1.5 million)
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Louis Vuitton trims its iconic Monogram Mini canvas with gold leather for a very romantic flat. A gold leather bow by the toe gleams with a gold metal Monogram flower center while the swooping cut of the upper creates a subtly seductive curve.Louis Vuitton Angelique Flat Ballerina $440.00
Marc Jacobs gives the iconic Pochette Accessoires a vivid, new look for Spring 2006. The classic monogrammed canvas has been perforated to perfection, exposing the brightly colored microfiber lining. Detailed with exterior front flat pocket and kidskin leather patch with signature padlock and rivets.Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires $540.00
This Buti spacious handbag is entirely handmade with the best quality Italian leathers. With a worldwide famous style, it features a flap with two straps on the front and a lock with keys to close it safely. The inside is completely lined with suede leather and on the bottom there are four little metal feet to avoid contact with other surfaces. It comes with a detachable shoulder strap and a dust bag
Imagine drinking clove and cardamom infused chai at dusk under a Mediterranean jasmine bush, with the hypnotic sounds of the duduk wafting through. The parfum is personal, something to apply with discretion to your wrists, cleavage and the backs of your ear-lobes. Read More
UK beauty company Molton Brown has lifted the veil on its new makeup collection. The 48-sku collection, called Skincolor, is positioned as a treatment line that boasts color “with the very best in natural skincare science”. Skincolor launches in Molton Brown Emporia and department stores in the UK in April, with international rollout thereafter.Read More
This tool crushes garlic and preserves the flavour in a new manner. Using this stainless steel crusher as a soap, it also prevents smelly hands.Read More
Plisse, an essential Dior Homme code, adds distinctive textural appeal to this sleek thong sandal.via
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
This sleek sneaker fuses urban sport with signature style. Dior Homme has combined a mesh upper with calfskin trim and a remarkably lightweight rubber sole to create the perfect shoe for city living.
Dior Homme Mesh Sneaker
W Hotels has announced the W Dubai Festival City.
The proposed hotel will include 350 rooms designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and will be built on the banks of Dubai creek.
Blue-and-white striped denim shows off a fantastic shape on Fendi's super-chic spy satchel. Indigo-edged leather braid trim and woven leather shoulder straps add artful appeal while the oversize leather zip pull flashes a gold metal Fendi logo.Fendi Striped Denim Spy Satchel $990
Anti-Aging Complex stages a 'cellular intervention' on your skin to help fight the signs of aging where they begin. Utilizing a three-prong attack against accelerated aging, the Anti-Aging Complex re-establishes balance, intercepts the inflammatory mechanisms responsible for the skin's decline and maintains normal repair mechanisms to keep time on your side and not on your face.
La Prairie Anti-Aging Complex
. Seen at Luxist.com
Monday, March 06, 2006
Named after a Parisian street, Louis Vuitton's Segur brings a fresh perspective to the Epi collection. The fine textured leather is accented by smooth leather corners and modern palladium hardware, with beautiful rolled leather handles topping the elegant style.Louis Vuitton Segur PM
For Spring-Summer 2006, Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy Creative Director, builds upon the themes of his Women's Ready-to-Wear collection with two new signature handbags - Clarabelle and Pluto - that express distinct ideas of feminine style.
The rectangular Clarabelle bag exudes classic elegance. This boxy, semi-rigid handbag is designed to be grasped by a handle on the top, and is available in three sizes: a mini version for evening, a medium and a large size for daytime.
Launched in honor of the 2004 Euro Cup in Portugal, the Attaquant gets its original shape from the soccer ball. Although the bag features a pocket exactly the size of a soccer ball and a separate pocket for cleats, this sporty, casual bag is also ideal for a short trip.Louis Vuitton Attaquant
has a photo of what purports to be an upcoming portable video device by XM Satellite Radio. XM demonstated this "wearable video device" to analysts recently. It has the ablity to receive live video signal in portable mode. In live mode, each channel uses 256kb of capacity using On2's video compression. Should the XM/WCS deal go through, XM will have the bandwidth capabilities to broadcast at least 20 video channels in live mode.
white flower ring by anne gericke. this charming ring features a round silver setting that displays a tiny diorama of white flowers. a clear acrylic window protects the flowers and forms a beautiful 3-dimensional scene. a real treasure.$480
Saturday, March 04, 2006
the apollo chaise lounge, designed by ross lovegrove, who obtained a masters degree from the royal college of art, and released by driade in 1997, has a tubular steel frame painted beige and the shell is a natural woven rattan shell.apollo by ross lovegrove
Just like you use a day cream and a night cream for the face, Rescue Beauty has created an ultra-rich, elegant cream fortified with antioxidant Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter and Sesame Oil to be used on chronically dry skin or as an intense night time treatment. Whipped into a luxurious consistency this formula nourishes the skin while absorbing rapidly leaving skin drenched with intense moisture. A hint of mica leaves skin with a subtle sensuous sheen for those sultry nights and days. Body Cream
Designed for today's modern man, Dior Homme's vertical shopper is crafted from fine toile logo canvas and topped off with calfskin and cotton straps with palladium-finished buckles.Dior Homme Toile Logo Canvas Small Shopper
Using motion robotics and voice recognition technology, Fido Luggage packs the trainability and loyalty of a dog into a bright, shiny suitcase that follows you around. The obedient invention comes from architect/designer Peter Yeadon, who merges high-tech, scientific, and utilitarian approaches into a body of work that is as stupefyingly brilliant as it is hilariously ironic.via inhabitat
Hermes has launched Terre d'Hermes, a new scent for men. To ensure that their new scent stood out, the family-owned firm hired top perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, former head nose of Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari writes men.style
. Terre d'Hermes, is built from the ground up—it incorporates only mineral and vegetal ingredients—and is dominated by citrus notes and, according to official literature, the "smell of bodies after lovemaking."
Terre D'Hermes is for the man who is a poet by nature, someone who sees the extraordinary in the ordinary. This is for the man who has his feet firmly on the ground, but his head is in the stars. A creation encapsulating all the earth's elements, like wood, flowers, and stone. Key ingredients of grapefruit and peppers give the fragrance vigour, whilst the earthy aromas of vetiver and cedarwood add richness and aroma.
Truman Capote's legendary masked ball, at New York City's Plaza Hotel on November 28, 1966, was a hyped-up media event meticulously masterminded by the self-promoting, social-climbing author of In Cold Blood. Davis (Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X) dishes up the menu, the decor, the outfits and the guest list of 540, clueing the reader in to how Capote dangled the prized invitations for months, snubbing early supporters like Carson McCullers as he determined who was "in" and who was "out." In choosing his guest of honor, Capote eschewed glamorous "swans" like Babe Paley and Marella Agnelli in favor of "dowdy" Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. Actress Candice Bergen was bored at the ball; Capote's elevator man danced the night away with a woman who didn't know his pedigree; and Norman Mailer sounded off about Vietnam. This frothy effort retreads ground already covered by Gerald Clarke, George Plimpton and Sally Bedell Smith, among others. Black-and-white photos have frozen the beautiful people of the '60s in all their preening glory, and readers also get to see the invitation and the fashion sketches of the elaborate masks and headdresses created by Halston and Adolfo. Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-White Ball
The chef who redefined Japanese cuisine now has his sights set on adding a decidedly fresh twist to the Caribbean dining experience writes breakingtravelnews
A green glowing archway at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort declares that Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has officially opened the doors to his newest Nobu outpost - the first in The Caribbean.