Dolce&Gabbana Animalier 2011 eyewear collection

Having become a signature of the Dolce&Gabbana brand over the years, the Animalier print sets the tone for the new S/S 2011 sunglass and optical collections. The sunglasses collection includes three models ranging from a more masculine, aviator style to Sixties-inspired and rounded silhouettes, all expressed through a color palette of poppy red, slate blue, … Continued

The “i-Gucci” Grammy Edition Watch

In recognition of the partnership between Gucci and the Recording Academy, a special edition collection of i-Gucci Grammy watches has been designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini. The cutting-edge I-Gucci timepiece features a new yellow PVD stainless-steel case that compliments the wide black or white rubber strap which sports the Grammy and Gucci logos. On … Continued

W Hotels debuts on London’s Leicester Square

W Hotels opened its 40th hotel and new flagship in London February 14, bringing the brand’s design-led luxury to the colorful streets of Soho. The 192-room property stands ten stories tall above the city’s famous Leicester Square and is covered in translucent glass which changes color according to the time of day and the ambience … Continued

Intermarine 55 by BMW DesignworksUSA

Brazilian yacht maker Intermarine has collaborated with BMW DesignworksUSA to develop an ultra luxury yacht that has been dubbed Intermarine 55. Intermarine 55 is inspired by modern architecture and automotive surfacing, such as the BMW X6, and is scheduled to go on sale this July. Highlights of the new yacht include two head compartments along … Continued

San Pellegrino x Bulgari Sparkling mineral water

Italian sparkling mineral water San Pellegrino has undergone a temporary transformation, after accepting Bvlgari’s invitation to mark the luxury jeweller’s 125 -year anniversary. The bottle is already available from Colette.

Singapore’s casino gamble pays off one year on

Just one year after opening its first casino, Singapore has emerged as Asia’s hottest new gambling capital with a revamped cityscape and billions of dollars pouring into the economy. “Singapore has made a dramatic entry to the casino gaming market,” financial consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a report estimating the city-state’s casino gaming market at $2.8 … Continued

New Porsche hybrid confirmed for Geneva

Porsche looks set to reconfirm its commitment to hybrid technology at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, according to a statement issued February 11. The German luxury automaker confirmed to journalists that it would launch a “parallel full hybrid model” at the show. Porsche said that the new model is being launched in the wake of … Continued

Don’t just eat dinner — wear it

If you really loved your meal at one New York restaurant, you can now walk out with the skin of the animal you ate. Marlow & Sons, an eaterie in the city’s trendy Williamsburg neighborhood, wants clients to be able to remember their meals forever by purchasing items such as bags made from the hide … Continued

Luxury watchmakers follow the money to Asia

A measure of any Asian businessman is the time he keeps and, far more importantly, the watch he wears to mark it. A handshake can be soft or firm but will likely soon be followed by a glance to the wrist to see the watch wrapped around it, especially in China. A heavy slab of … Continued

MB&F Horological Machine No 3 Chocolate Frog

The PuristS’ family of horology websites is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2011. A number of watchmakers and brands will be issuing limited edition or piece unique watches to commemorate a decade of PuristS independence on the horological scene. The first PuristS 10th watch announced is the Chocolate Frog from MB&F.

Private jet makers target India’s super-rich

The growing list of billionaires in India is an enticing prospect for executive jet makers seeking to recover from a slump in demand caused by the financial crisis. Prominent among exhibitors at the ongoing Aero India 2011 air show in Bangalore were manufacturers such as US-based Gulfstream and Brazil’s Embraer — both hoping to seduce … Continued

Singapore brands as famous as LV on social media

Local firms using Facebook and other social media to market themselves are garnering brand recognition on a par with luxury heavyweights like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, a study showed Thursday. Findings by Firefly Millward Brown showed Singapore retail chains being identified alongside famous international labels as the most recognisable brands. Social media users in Singapore … Continued

Pop-Up hotel to open on London rooftop

Thanks to A Room for London design contest, the city’s visitors will be able to stay at a temporary one-bedroom apartment on the roof of the Southbank Centre. The winning design is a draft by London-based David Kohn Architects and the artist Fiona Banner of a ‘houseboat’ on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Commissioned … Continued

Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition

Land Rover has announced plans to introduce the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition at the Geneva Motor Show. Designed to be the most luxurious SUV ever created, the Ultimate features a dark atlas grille, special badging, and exclusive 20-inch diamond-turned alloy wheels. Land Rover has outfitted the SUV with a veritable first-class cabin that includes … Continued

“La Lecture” by Pablo Picasso sold for $ 40 million

A celebrated masterpiece by Pablo Picasso has sold at Sotheby’s auction house in London for £25.2 million ($40,5 million), more than double its pre-auction valuation. “La Lecture” is a work from the Spanish painter’s “annus mirabilis,” 1932, and depicts the artist’s famous muse, Marie-Therese Walter. Seven bidders vied for the coveted Picasso work, the hammer … Continued

Head to Italy for Valentine’s romance

If you’re planning on whisking a loved one away this Valentine’s Day (February 14), Italy is the place to go according a new poll. The survey, conducted by Skyscanner, revealed that a full third of the 1000 respondents questioned believed Italy was the world’s most romantic destination. France, the more traditional getaway for the world’s … Continued

Yves Saint Laurent’s Prunier Caviar Love Tin 2011

Caviar House & Prunier have introduced their new caviar tin Love, inspired by one of the famous greetings cards of Yves Saint Laurent. Since 1970 the incredible French designer has celebrated and shared love creating his own greetings cards for closed friends and family. Perpetuating the spirit of this tradition since 2007 Caviar House & … Continued

Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

After the recent revealing of the 911 Coupe and Cabriolet Black Editions, German automaker Porsche took the wraps off Porsche Boxster S Black Edition. As the name suggests, black is everywhere covering areas normally not seen in this shade. Production will be limited to 987 units and will be defined by a substantially larger range … Continued