Karl Lagerfeld Designs Pop-Up Schwarzkopf Store

Karl Lagerfeld has designed a pop-up hair salon and concept store for Schwarzkopf in his home town of Düsseldorf, reports WWD today. The German city – also home of the Schwarzkopf hair care brand – will play host to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in April. The Lagerfeld’s Schwarzkopf Lightbox by Karl Lagerfeld, which will … Continued

iPad 2 checks into InterContinental hotels

InterContinental has become the latest hotel chain to connect its customers to its staff via videoconferencing. They have introduced a new chat feature which allows guests and future guests to connect with its concierges via Apple’s FaceTime videoconferencing service. Nine InterContinental hotels around the world have equipped their staff with the new video-capable iPad 2 … Continued

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo by Trussardi

Italian fashion house Trussardi celebrates its 100th anniversary, and to mark the occasion has teamed up with BMW for a special edition 5 Series Gran Turismo. For the exterior look, the choice fell on an exclusive color – a characteristic warm metallic brown that has been named Heraldic Brown. The paintwork is executed in three … Continued

Swarovski Elements Wallpaper Collection

Swarovski Elements have launched their first range of wallpapers, designed in collaboration with British designer Karen Beauchamp. The collection features Swarovski crystals on a backdrop of foil, layers of printed ink, velvety flock – or an opulent combination of all three, as seen in Feather Palace. There are nine crystal-embedded wallpapers in the range, with … Continued

#Nine Watches By Voila

House of VOILA has released their Collection #9. The watch incorporates several elements of Chinese Feng Shui bringing positive energy into the timepiece. the #NINE Collection by Voila features a figure eight design with two harmoniously balanced watch faces. Voila has designed the #NINE Collection to feature local time on its upper face, while the … Continued

Aesir Copenhagen x Yves Béhar Phone

In collaboration with designer Yves Béhar, Copenhagen-based Aesir is releasing a headset design with both visual appeal and functional tactility. “In an age when the industry seems to think that phones aren’t for speaking anymore, I wanted to focus on the idea of voice, clarity and simplicity. The central tenet behind the +YvesBéhar is to … Continued

The world’s billionaires 2011

Carlos Slim Helu remained the world’s richest person, but Asia is where today’s big money is flowing, Forbes magazine said in its 2011 list of the world’s billionaires. Slim, who is almost unknown to the general public outside Mexico, weighed in at a staggering $74 billion of net wealth thanks to his telecoms empire. Already … Continued

Keira Knightley’s New Chanel Ad (Video)

Following on the heels of Blake Lively’s handbag campaign for Chanel, Keira Knightley is starring in a teaser video for the commercial of the brand’s Mademoiselle fragrance. The 40-second clip was directed by Joe Wright, with whom Knightley already worked while shooting Pride & Prejudice, and shows the actress channeling an elegant superhero, wearing a … Continued

Monaco’s luxury car show gets its own Chinese edition

In a matter of just a decade China has established itself as the world’s largest car-buying market. And, just as other industries are finding, when the Chinese like to buy, they like to buy luxury. Daimler AG — owners of Mercedes-Benz — recently announced it had shifted 15,000 units of that car in January alone, … Continued

New Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Ad (Video)

Here is the director’s cut of the commercial for Gucci Guilty Pour Homme. The short film stars Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood. This video was directed by Frank Miller, the creative mind behind Sin City, and features many of his signature stamps.

Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore

Lamborghini is launching a new special edition of its Gallardo supercar to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. Tthe Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore features a white exterior with carbon fiber mirrors and a tricolor strip that runs the entire length of the car. The stripe is echoed on the driver’s seat, where it is perfectly … Continued

World’s Most Expensive Poker Set

Geoffrey Parker, London-based maker of the finest games on the globe, is offering the world’s most expensive poker set for $7.5 million, Justluxe reports. The bespoke set comes housed in a genuine alligator skin case finished in any color the client chooses, fitted with 18k white goldcombination locks and hardware. The case’ suede lining features … Continued

At 18, he’s the US teen truffle tycoon

Ian Purkayastha’s teenage revolution didn’t involve rock groups, rebelling against his parents or embarrassing fashion experiments. For him it was: “black truffle ravioli with foie gras sauce”. And three years later, aged 18, Purkayastha not only remembers the “amazing” taste of that dish, but he’s turned himself into one of America’s leading truffle tycoons.

Civet ‘cat’ dung fuels Indonesia’s luxury coffee

Indonesia’s “King of Luwak”, Gunawan Supriadi, is having a hard time keeping up with demand for the beans excreted by his stable of pampered civet “cats”. And he’s not alone. Demand for coffee brewed with beans plucked from the dung of the furry, weasel-like creatures — known locally as luwaks — is surging among well-healed … Continued

World’s greenest airlines unveiled

The world’s greenest airlines have been named at the ITB Berlin travel show, with European carrier Monarch topping the list. The study of airline efficiency was conducted by Atmosfair, a carbon offsetting company, and looked into factors such as how efficient an airline’s fleet was and how full its planes normally fly. Monarch, a charter … Continued

Kate Winslet Goes Nude in Lancome Lipstick Ad

In a brand new ad, Kate Winslet writhes on the floor, only scarcely covered by a satin sheet, to promote Lancôme‘s L’Absolu Nu lipsticks. Winslet, who recently debuted a peroxide blond pixie cut in British Vogue, is still sporting her signature soft locks in the ad, which was shot by Mario Testino. Actresses are seemingly … Continued

Bell & Ross Customized Harley-Davidson

Bell & Ross watches and Shaw Harley Davidson have teamed up to develop a one-off custom motorcycle: the Bell & Ross-inspired Nascafe Racer. Shaw Harley Davidson approached Bell & Ross about a bike design project that was inspired by the watchmakers’ vision on performance, precision and engineering. The same technical exactness that Bell & Ross … Continued