Monthly Archives: February 2011

Audi Carbon Ski

Audi Carbon Ski by Audi Concept Design Munich

Audi Carbon Ski

The Audi Concept Design Munich designed and developed the Audi Carbon Ski concept that combines technology from the motorsports and winter sports industries.

The Audi Carbon Ski has wooden core plus layers of aluminum and titanium, all covered in a carbon case.

At 1,550 grams (with a ski length of 170 cm), the ski will be about 200 grams lighter than comparable models.
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Valentines hotel room

Sweet hotel deals for this Valentine’s Day

Valentines hotel room

A roundup of some Valentine’s Day deals available for those looking to book a short break around February 14.

Hotels.com is offering deals with romantic perks such as complimentary champagne, wine and roses, along with up to 30 percent on rooms for travellers who book by February 14 for travel between February 10 – 21.

North American chain Omni Hotels will launch a year-long romance offer February 10, which offers rates from $199 and includes a bottle of sparking wine and truffles.
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Antique collector Chan Fo-kwan

Chinese boost prices in world’s auction houses

Antique collector Chan Fo-kwan

A Chinese face or two in the crowd at the world’s auction houses often means one thing: the gavel will fall on a price far beyond the seller’s wildest dreams.

Fierce bidding by Chinese buyers for a vase at a small London auctioneer in November, for example, drove the price up nearly 40 times beyond its estimate, from around $1.9 million to $70 million.

It was the highest price ever paid for a Chinese artwork sold at auction and equivalent to a huge lottery win for the sellers, who found the 18th Century Qianlong Emperor-era piece while clearing out a house after a relative died.
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dunhill Carbon Fiber Biometric Wallet

Dunhill Biometroc Wallet

dunhill Carbon Fiber Biometric Wallet

The most secure wallet ever, the Dunhill Biometroc Wallet. This wallet is secured with a biometric fingerprint reader, ensuring that only you can open it

It can be linked via Bluetooth to the owner’s mobile phone – sounding an alarm if the two are separated by more than 5 metres!

This provides a brilliant warning if either the phone or wallet is stolen or misplaced.
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