Monthly Archives: July 2012

Qantas A380 Airbus

Qantas ditches BlackBerries for iPhones

Qantas A380 Airbus

Flagship Australian airline Qantas is ditching BlackBerry for Apple’s iPhone and rolling out in-flight iPad entertainment streaming, dealing a blow to the US firm’s rivals.

Qantas said it was switching 1,300 employee phones from Canada-based Research in Motion’s BlackBerry to the popular Apple device after a “large majority” of workers expressed a preference for the iPhone.

“Transition from the BlackBerry to the iPhone is part of Qantas’ broader mobility strategy and, once complete, will result in significant cost savings,” Qantas said.
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Mansory Carbonado Lamborghini Aventador‎

Mansory Carbonado Lamborghini Aventador‎

Mansory Carbonado Lamborghini Aventador‎

Mansory has reworked the Lamborghini Aventador into a limited production model named the Carbonado, after the black diamonds found in Africa and Brazil.

The Carbonado is coming with a lot of carbon fiber accessories, including new carbon fiber panels applied over its body and over its engine hood.
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dom perignon david lynch 2012

David Lynch Designs Dom Perignon Bottle

Filmaker David Lynch has collaborated with Dom Perignon to create signature bottle and package designs for their Vintage 2003 and Rosé Vintage 2000.

dom perignon david lynch 2012

Its theatrical gift box is tied with silk ribbons at either end, which raise the curtain on the interior, filled with Lynchian chiaroscuro silhouettes.

SEE ALSO: DOM PERIGNON X IRIS VAN HERPEN

In a release, Dom Pérignon said the partnership with Lynch was natural because they have much in common, including “mystery, intensity, commitment, time, the constant reinvention of the self, and above all, absolute faith in the power of creation.”

Lynch is the second living artist, after photographer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, to have worked directly alongside the Champagne house.

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouët unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma” in Japan, the first designed Limited Edition of Belle Epoque since Emile Gallé in 1902.

The launch, held in Tokyo last week, marked a historical event for the company and fortified its ties to one of the thirstiest markets in the world for luxury goods.
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Valentino sold to Qatar royal family

Valentino Garavani

On July 12 it was confirmed that Italian luxury label Valentino has been sold to the royal family of Qatar for an estimated $858 million.

Mayhoola, an investment group controlled by Qatar’s royal family, explained its vision for the fashion house — which was founded in 1959 by namesake Valentino Garavani and is famed for its ultra feminine frocks.
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Ikea Lounge Paris Roissy airport

IKEA opens VIP lounge in Paris Airport

Ikea Lounge Paris Roissy airport

Ikea has opened a pop-up lounge at Paris’s Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport for passengeres to relax in between flights during the busy summer travel season.

The lounge, situated in the Terminal 3, is open from July 13 to August 5, and includes various spaces laid out like bedrooms, a living room and a play area for children.
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