Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis

You may recall from last year that Vacheron Constantin created a phenomenal piece unique for Only Watch 2011, the M.C. Escher-inspired “Dove” watch. At SIHH 2012, Vacheron went on to show off 3 more M.C. Escher-inspired watches in the same style. These pieces are part of Vacheron’s Métiers d’Art collection. The Dove watch features hand-guilloché … Continued

Cointreau Privé by Alexis Mabille

After a first edition hosted by Dita Von Teese at l’Hotel Particulier Montmartre and a stop in London, le Cointreau Privé is coming back to Paris. Hosted by Fashion designer Alexis Mabille, for 2 months beginning Feb 28 the place will be a revival of the 1920s Parisian craziness and lavishness.

Ritz-Carlton HK unveils world’s highest Chef’s Table

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, located on the 102nd to 118th floor of the ICC building in West Kowloon, will soon be operating the world’s highest chef’s table. Located on the 102nd floor of the hotel at 420 metres above sea level, the Chef’s Table is a private dining room with separate sofa area and an open … Continued domain sells for $30 million

Nations Luxury Transportation, LLC, has agreed to acquire the domain name from Don’t Look Media Group for $30.18 million in cash and stock. Nations Luxury Transportation’s goal is to deliver the most efficient platform to facilitate worldwide chartering, aircraft acquisitions, and the selling of private jets. By the end of 2012, it is expected … Continued

Gucci Spring 2012 Campaign + Video

Abbey Lee Kershaw and Karmen Pedaru star in the Spring / Summer 2012 campaign from Gucci, shot by Mert & Marcus. The sensuous duo sports the label’s art-deco inspired designs alongside male model Greg Nawrat.

Infiniti Emerg-E Concept

Infiniti has announced further details of a major new sports car concept set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Nissan-owned brand revealed February 3 that the model will be called ‘Emerg-E’, promising a low-emission, high-performance and high-technology car, with several firsts — and a new design direction for the brand. The concept will … Continued

France gets 26th Michelin three-star restaurant

The 2012 edition of the French Michelin guide has handed out a rare three-star ranking to a restaurant tucked into the French Alps, one of just 105 establishments deemed “worth the trip”, according to the secretive estimation of Michelin inspectors. Chef Emmanuel Renaut’s restaurant Flocons de Sel in Megève, France has become the country’s 26th … Continued

The Most Expensive Cruise Ever

A 124-day luxury cruise trip has been unveiled by Six Star Cruises which includes a flight in a private jet, caviar and Dom Perignon. The luxurious cruise departs in Los Angeles, US, and visits 28 countries including New Zealand, Malaysia and the Maldives. Guests will be picked up from their home by helicopter and transferred … Continued

Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

The 84th Academy Awards took place February 26, with red carpet highlights including Natalie Portman’s vintage Christian Dior gown and Meryl Streep’s eco-friendly Lanvin frock. See all of the best-dressed stars here.

Jil Sander Returns to Jil Sander

Jil Sander has confirmed she’s returning to her namesake company following Thursday’s news of Raf Simons’ departure from the label. “I am very happy and excited to be back. It feels like coming home after a brief journey,” Sander said in a statement February 24. A release announced February 23 that Simons will step down … Continued

Louis Vuitton launches international film series

Louis Vuitton launched a new short film series February 22 hoping to capture the essence of different cities from across the globe in relation to gender. Hong Kong is the subject of the debut film, which presents the Asian destination as if it were a woman with appearances from students, various career women and rising … Continued

World’s most expensive non-jeweled chocolate egg

A hand-crafted Faberge chocolate egg will vie to become the world’s most expensive non-jewelled chocolate egg sold at auction next month. Britain’s best chocolatier Willam Curley is creating the giant egg using materials such as expensive Tuscan Amedei dark chocolate and Japanese Wasabi chocolate. The auctioneers hope to break the current Guinness World Record price … Continued

Entire French village goes up for sale

The French village of Courbefy, nestled in the Haute-Vienne in the Limousin countryside, has gone on sale for just 330,000 Euros. For this price, you get 19 buildings, a swimming pool, a village hall, tennis courts and a swimming pool – all of which have been abandoned. Buyers have until Friday to put in for … Continued

Kate Moss for Mango Spring 2012 Campaign

Kate Moss has been revealed as the face of Mango’s Spring 2012 campaign, appearing in print and television campaigns captured by Terry Richardson. While the Barcelona-based retailer had opted for actresses including Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz to front collections in recent years, Moss’s appointment marks a move further into the realm of high fashion … Continued

China’s Zhang Daqian tops 2011 art sales

The late Chinese artist Zhang Daqian was the best-selling artist at auction in 2011 while Spanish great Pablo Picasso dropped out of the top three. Chinese artists dominate the top end of the art market. Zhang’s compatriot Qi Bashi was the second top seller and six Chinese artists in all were in the top ten, … Continued

Marni for H&M ad campaign

More images from Marni for H&M campaign have been revealed, with Chinese model Liu Wen and actress Imogen Poots appearing in the Moroccan-themed shots. Staying close to the dreamy North African aesthetic seen in the Sofia Coppola-directed commercial, Wen and Poots are joined by male model Sam Hayes to showcase the designer collaboration. Influences in … Continued

Handbags made of recycled MINIs

Carmina Campus, the label founded by Ilaria Venturini Fendi, has realised a truly unique collection realized in collaboration with Mini. The bags use the materials left over from the prototypes of the Mini Roadster, which includes discarded color samples, seat leather, soft-top caves and body plates. The capsule collection, very chic and inspired by the … Continued

Huge rare pink diamond found in Australia

Mining giant Rio Tinto has unearthed a “remarkable” 12.76 carat pink diamond in Australia, the largest of the rare and precious stones ever found in the country. Named the Argyle Pink Jubilee, the huge rough stone was found at Rio’s pink diamond operations in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and would take 10 days … Continued

New York taxis could get iPads

New Yorkers may be able to surf and ride at the same time if a plan to put iPads, or a similar device, in the back of taxis takes off. A San Francisco company, Square, is proposing a pilot program to install tablet computers in the back of 50 taxis, replacing the little-loved miniature television … Continued