Armani Exchange Spring Summer 2011 Ad Campaign

Here’s the Armani Exchange S/S 2011 ad campaign with Simon Nessman, Alejandra Alonso, Marlon Teixeira, Francisco Lachowski and Clara Alonso. The “Style Festival” campaign was photographed for 3 days at Empire Polo Fields, in Indio, California by Matthew Scrivens and styled by Kate Lanphear.

Hermès furniture collection by Jean-Michel Frank

As part of Maison, the new furniture line recently unveiled in Paris, Hermes will re-release certain iconic pieces that Jean-Michel Frank designed in 1924. Among them is the Confortable armchair, a straw-marquetry screen, a shagreen-covered vanity and the designer’s X-base dining table. Previously, the company’s furniture was limited to Pippa, a small collection by the … Continued

The $85000 Custom Diamond & Alligator Guitar

Rock Royalty, a new Nashville-based luxury design house that manufactures one-of-a-kind, custom guitars, is offering the ultimate in rock star decadence: an $85,000 custom alligator skin, diamond and sterling silver Fender Telecaster.

Russia resumes sturgeon caviar exports to Europe

Russia has resumed sturgeon caviar exports to the European Union after a nine-year ban, a fisheries watchdog said Monday. Russia has decided to allow exports to Europe of up to 150 kg (330 lbs) of black caviar from farmed fish as “a symbolic volume,” said Alexander Savelyev, a spokesman for the Federal Fisheries Agency. “The … Continued

Second-generation iPad in production

Apple has started production of a thinner, more powerful version of its popular iPad tablet computers, according to the Wall Street Journal. The second-generation iPad will have more memory and a front-facing camera for capabilities such as a Face Time video-conferencing feature on Apple iPhone 4. Cupertino, California-based Apple said that it sold nearly 15 … Continued

The Beachfront Club – beachfront hotel finder

It’s every holidaymaker’s worst nightmare — arrive at the hotel late one night, rise early the next morning to head to the beach and discover that, in the light of day, your hotel isn’t so much “beachfront” as “beach-near.” Some hotel operators get away with making outrageous claims regarding proximity to the beach, and although … Continued

Boutique hotel proposed for JFK airport

A top-end boutique hotel could soon be built in a vacant terminal at New York’s busy JFK airport, according to the Wall Street Journal. The TWA Flight Center at JFK International, which has been closed since 2001, is being touted by its owners as the potential centrepiece for a “small, high-end hotel”. The building, designed … Continued

Which airline has the most attractive cabin crew?

Virgin Atlantic‘s cabin crew have been voted the world’s most attractive in a survey of British business travelers – traditionally the most frequent flyers. The Virgin Atlantic crew, who traditionally dress in red, beat competition from Singapore Airlines and Etihad in the survey of 1000 business travelers. Virgin’s stunning 53 percent of votes is credited … Continued

The Chinese Timekeeper CTK 03 & CTK 04

The Chinese Timekeeper, Small Second Automatic, CTK04 offers an unprecedented jaw dropping alliance of stainless steel and blue PVD. Proud of its Chinese roots the small second dial has more than one unique characteristic. Indeed its 5 o’clock position offers a great twist but it is the numerals in Traditional Chinese that truly underline its … Continued

Mubarak: World’s Richest Man?

The New York Post picks up a Guardian report that embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could be the richest man in the world. Worth about $70 billion, the Post says most of his money is stashed in foreign bank accounts and “shadowy real-estate holdings.” That sum makes Mubarak more wealthy than Mexico’s Carlos Slim and … Continued

Armani denies plans for luxury hotel in Russia

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani categorically denies press reports that the luxury hotel brand is planning to develop a hotel in Russia’s Caucasus region. “The Armani Group categorically states that reports of its intention to open an Armani Hotel in the Russian Caucasus are without foundation,” the Italian group said. At the end of January, … Continued

100 Rolls-Royces Drive Through London

A parade of 100 modern and vintage Rolls-Royce cars made their way through central London on Sunday. It is a significant milestone in the 107-year history of Rolls-Royce marking 100 years to the day since the Spirit of Ecstasy design was first registered as a trademark. Since then the graceful flying lady has adorned the … Continued

Paco Rabanne label returns to ready-to-wear

Paco Rabanne will be returning to the fashion world after a five-year hiatus, this time with Indian fashion designer Manish Arora at its helm as artistic director. Arora will present Paco Rabanne’s first ready-to-wear collection since 2006 at Paris Fashion Week next October, the company said in a statement. The New Delhi-based designer — known … Continued

Virgin Atlantic offers helicopter transfers in Tokyo

Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline to lay on a complimentary helicopter transfer for its Upper Class passengers between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and the center of the city. Around 75 km to the east of Tokyo, Narita is infamous for its remoteness and poor links to the heart of the metropolis. New bus … Continued

Qantas praised for ‘best cellars in the sky’

Qantas has again been lauded for its on-board wine selection at the annual Cellars in the Sky Award ceremony, held February 3 in London. The Australian flag-carrier, which took four awards last year, won a total of six at this year’s airline wine tasting event, including Best First Class White, First Class Red and First … Continued

Hublot Masterpiece MP-01 Watch

Following on from the Big Bang, King Power and Classic Fusion collections, Hublot is now presenting the fourth new line of watches, entitled Masterpiece. Imagined, developed and manufactured entirely by the Confrerie Horlogere Hublot, the Master Piece MP-01 is the first Hublot barrel-shaped watch. Featuring tonneau-shaped design, the movement is built on 43 jewels and … Continued

Jil Sander Calf Leather iPad Case

A minimalist iPad case from Jil Sander’s Spring/Summer ’2011 collection. The beige case is made from 100% calf leather, which has been specially treated to create its delicate finish. This iPad case has a top scotch leather grain finish and a single silver hook detail. The case is now available from Oki-Ni ($290).

Scarlett Johansson for Mango Spring 2011

For the warmest seasons of 2011 Mango has chosen to continue their collaboration with Scarlett Johansson who is the spokesmodel for the brand since 2009. The ad campaign was shot at the Casa la Ricarda in Barcelona by Mario Sorrenti. Jane How was styling director for the shoot, while hair and makeup were by Aaron … Continued