Royal Caribbean plans iPads for cruisers

Royal Caribbean‘s Splendour of the Seas is to become the first ship at sea to offer an iPad in every stateroom as part of a wider roll-out plan from the cruise line. The ship, which will emerge from dry dock November 25, is set to offer passengers use of Apple’s hot-selling device in order to … Continued

Karl Lagerfeld – Editor of Metro

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld will be global guest editor for Metro International newspapers this February. He will spend one day working in the paper’s Paris newsroom for the Feb. 7 issue, with coverage to run in 22 countries across Europe, America and Asia. Entitled “The World According to Karl,” the edition will feature illustrations … Continued

Jennifer Lopez’s Fiat 500C by Gucci Commercial

Jennifer Lopez is featured in the Italian automaker’s first commercial for the all-new 2012 Fiat 500 by Gucci. The commercial, titled “Elegance,” is voiced-over by Lopez and highlights the Fiat 500 by Gucci limited edition, as Lopez drives through the streets of New York City. The commercial parallels Chrysler Group LLC’s “Imported from Detroit” campaign, … Continued

Samsung Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss edition

Samsung has renewed its partnership with fashion brand Hugo Boss – first seen in the Samsung F480 – with the launch of a new Hugo Boss Samsung Galaxy Ace. The phone features an overall matter black finish and the back of the device features a specially treated and textured pattern. The user interface has been … Continued

illy Coffee Art Collector can by Alioum Moussa

The illy Art Collection was first started in 1992, stemming from the idea that art can enter the lives of people through a small object of daily use. After more than 70 series of collectors’ cups were decorated by major international artists and young talents, in 2006 the Collection was extended to coffee cans: exclusive … Continued

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Porsche has released the first images of its 911 Carrera Cabriolet ahead of its debut at next year’s North American International Auto Show (January 9-22). The convertible edition of the 911 Carrera uses a new roof mechanism considerably lighter than predecessors thanks to the use of magnesium in the hood frame. The mechanism also uses … Continued

Golden Christmas tree on display in Tokyo

A nearly two million dollar golden Christmas tree has been put on display for the holiday season in Tokyo. Tokyo’s jewellery store Ginza Tanaka unveiled its 2.4 meters tall Golden Christmas Tree, which is made from 12 kilograms of pure gold, worth 1.95 million US dollars. It took 15 craftsmen four and a half months … Continued

Ferrari creates the world’s most exclusive car club

Ferrari plans to create one of the world’s most exclusive collector car clubs, according to reports. The brand is looking to create a new group of its most elite customers who will be offered the best opportunities to get their hands on limited-edition models. Ferrari plans to open it only to people who possess at … Continued

Valentino prepping online fashion museum

A virtual Valentino museum will launch December 5, providing an insight into the world of the Italian fashion house. Created by Valentino Garavani, who retired from his eponymous fashion house in 2008, and business partner Giancarlo Giammetti, the online museum will focus on 50 years of the fashion house. Thanks to 3D technology, The Valentino … Continued

Cheese made with gold costs £60 a slice

An award-winning British cheese maker has created what’s being called the most expensive cheese in Britain with its Stilton Gold, a premium white Stilton made with edible gold leaf and gold-flecked cinnamon schnapps. At £608 a kilo — Long Clawson’s Stilton Gold is bedecked in flecks of gold and is meant to be an extra … Continued

Hip-hop theme for next Missoni collaboration?

Rapper Drake has a penchant for sweaters made by the Italian fashion house and harbors ambitions to be part of Missoni‘s next capsule line. The musician revealed his interest in a partnership with the label during an interview for the December issue of GQ. “Hopefully Missoni hollers at me and we get a sweater line … Continued

Crashed Ferrari coffee table

This is a coffee table containing the compacted remains of a Ferrari inside constructed by designer Charly Molinelli. He came up with the idea after a customer asked him to design something “a bit special” for their front room. He then sourced a wreck and built a wooden cabinet on wheels to present to his … Continued

Simpson Marine shining in Thailand

Simpson Marine celebrate the end of 2011 with the delivery of 5 Lagoon catamarans and launch parties for their new owners at the Royal Phuket Marina. A Swan 42 will also be bearing the Simpson Marine colours during the King’s Cup Regatta, the country’s most prominent sailing event to be held in December. A yacht … Continued

Rent Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago home

Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has placed an eight-room, 4,607-square-foot co-op unit inStreeterville up for rent for $15,000 a month. She reportedly purchased the luxury apartment in the urban-upscale Streeterville neighborhood in 2006 for $5,600,000. The sixth-floor co-op is one of 13 apartments in a Beaux Arts-style building that was built in 1913 and designed by … Continued

Ritz-Carlton to open property in Kyoto

Ritz-Carlton is planning to open its third hotel in Japan in the ancient capital of Kyoto in spring 2014 by rebuilding the Hotel Fujita Kyoto, which closed in January. The hotel will be built alongside the Kamogawa river, which is one of the most popular walking spots, particularly during the cherry blossom season in the … Continued

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Watch

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary watch will be officially unveiled January 2012 at SIHH in Geneva. AP will be producing 40 of these special edition pieces featuring a platinum case and an extra-thin movement (the 3.05mm) that has been meticulously skeletonized.

Audi A1 Sportback

Audi is to put a five-door version of its compact A1 on sale next year, the company confirmed November 18. The Audi A1 Sportback will add a family touch to the brand’s popular A1, which is dogfighting for market share with the likes of the BMW 1 Series. Aimed at a ‘young, urban public’, the … Continued

Lotus opens first showroom in China

British racing marque Lotus, which produces the iconic Lotus Elise sports car, has announced the opening of its first China showroom. The company launched the new showroom earlier this month, featuring six models that have previously only been available in China through other dealers. The Elise R, Elise SC, Evora, Evora IPS, Exige S 240 … Continued