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Alexander Olch x Colette

Cult American film maker Alexander Olch and designer of ties, bow ties and other essential accessories is opening his first pop-up shop at Colette. To help kick things off, the designer has created three pieces in true colette fashion as they feature the prominent use of white and blue. The range will be available at … Continued

Citroen DS3 by Orla Kiely Collection

Citroen DS3 by Orla Kiely Collection is the name of the latest collaboration-project between Citroen and the world-famous designer Orla Kiely. Citroen DS3 by Orla Kiely Collection is limited to 500 units and features the designer’s iconic style inside and out. Available in four body colors and four different roof designs – featuring Orla’s signature … Continued

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque By Christofle

Christofle have created a silver-plated filigree vase to encase magnum of the signature anemone bottle, Perrier-Jouët’s prestige cuvee, the Belle Epoque 1998. Limited to an edition of 150 pieces, only 5 of which are available in the UK, each one is hand-worked and a beautiful, contemporary interpretation of Galle’s original floral creation, showing off the … Continued

China’s top design hotels honored

The cream of China’s hotel industry has been selected by a Chinese publication, with the top gongs going to properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The China Best Design Hotel Awards were awarded last month in Shanghai, with three exclusive properties coming top of the list — The Mira Hong Kong, the Waldorf Astoria … Continued

Silver – 2010’s most popular car color

Black is closing in on silver as the world’s most popular car color, according to a study released by auto paint firm DuPont. The Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, now in its 58th year, analysed information and trends from 11 automotive regions around the world and concluded that black moved one percentage point closer to … Continued

A New Breed of Fashion Collaborations

This week, the Berlin-based fashion designer Esther Perbandt joins the long list of style icons who have lent their creative vision to everyday objects ranging from jackets for Prosecco bottles to macaroons. Here’s a roundup of the most buzz-worthy collaborations between renowned designers and non-fashion retailers in 2010.

Mulberry’s new flagship in London

The luxury UK brand Mulberry has moved its flagship boutique to 50 New Bond Street, only a few doors down from its previous address. The new retail space reflects the brand’s ethical and ecological concerns features a loft-like warehouse vibe with vast open space and a bevy of freestanding fixtures. The new 5,400-foot (501-square-meter) boutique … Continued

The Martell Amber Lamp by Jean Nouvel

Martell, the oldest of the great Cognac houses, has collaborated with iconic French architect Jean Nouvel on a new project. “The Martell Amber Lamp by Jean Nouvel” is a stunning object of design which will be produced in limited edition. Nouvel was inspired by the warm colors and reflections in Martell cognac and by the … Continued

Color of the Year for 2011: Honeysuckle

According to leading color guide Pantone, 18-2120 Honeysuckle, a dynamic reddish pink, will be defining the mood of 2011 given its “uplifting” qualities. In the official report, Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman says, “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. “Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color, that gets the … Continued

Shanghai Tang Launches Christmas collection

China’s first International luxury brand, Shanghai Tang has launched its 2010/11 Gift Collection which is inspired by the woodlands of China. Each image is a dramatic juxtapose of exquisite Shanghai Tang creations set amongst a natural wonderland in ways you’ve never imagined…

Moet & Chandon Bar Boy

The Bar Boy was originally created in 1963 by Verner Panton and was considered as a symbol of the 60s. The new version, specially edited for Moet & Chandon, has black lacquered coating and leather interior. The lower compartment, which contains three bottles of Grand Vintage Moet & Chandon, cools a bottle to 10 ° … Continued

Gianfranco Ferrè designs new bottles for Coca Cola

Gianfranco Ferrè is the next brand to join the racing stable of designers who collaborated with Coca Cola and created special bottles for Diet Coke. Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, Creative Directors of Gianfranco Ferrè, drew inspiration from four of the house’s signatures. A rich croc texture, an Obi belt, a white silk shirt, and … Continued

Window Display at Chanel

The new window displays at Chanel on Rue Cambon in Paris. The window display design follows the polar theme of their Fall Winter 2010.11 ready to wear show.

Faber-Castell Birthday Box Set

Faber-Castell is celebrating its 250th Anniversary and to mark the occasion, the brand creates a massive birthday box set featuring many of the brand’s best known creative tools ranging from pencils to pencil crayons and pastels.

Evian by Issey Miyake Water Bottle

Evian has partnered with fashion designer Issey Miyake – known for his innovative and minimalist style – to unveil its fourth annual limited edition designer bottle. Miyake joins a celebrated line-up who have unveiled designer bottles for the brand since 2008, including Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Paul Smith. The new bottle design is … Continued

Quentin Mackay LUXOLOGY ipad case

The new Quentin Mackay ipad case brings an innovative, attractive, protective and stylish housing to the market for your beloved electronic companion. Under the ‘LUXOLOGY’ philospophy Quentin Mackay merges Luxury and Technology together. The luxury cases are made from a flexible 3M resinated carbon fibre trimmed with a smooth black calf and internally half lined … Continued

First aircraft ‘standing room’ seats unveiled

The first designs have emerged of “ultra high density” aircraft seating that could bring Ryanair CEO’s idea of stand-up flights one step closer to reality. The designs were recently released by Italian aviation firm Aviointeriors, with the firm saying that the designs are completely engineered and to be finally tested. The firm says that the … Continued

George Lee: a date with wine

George Lee’s “A Date with Wine” is a wine stopper with twist-able date rings to help you remember when you opened a bottle.

New York’s 15 Penn Plaza approved

City authorities on Wednesday approved plans to build a 67-floor skyscraper near New York City’s tallest structure, the Empire State Building, over objections from owners of the iconic landmark. The full city council overwhelmingly approved the project in a 47-1 vote. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already voiced support for the building. The new skyscraper, currently … Continued