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Hermes Mahogany and Leather Valet Stand

Hermès has come out with the ultimate well-dressed gentleman’s accessory – a valet stand in solid mahogany, fine leather and brass with ebony detailing. The luxe piece is a limited edition re-issue of a classic item created for Hermès in 1930 by famed French decorator and designer Paul Dupré-Lafon. It features a calfskin hangar for … Continued

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

Daft Punk’s clubby new Coca-Cola bottles

French house DJ duo Daft Punk is teaming up with Coca-Cola in the design of a new line of soda dubbed “Club Coke.” Coca-Cola posted a video featuring Daft Punk beats and the austere gold and silver bottle design, which mimics the helmets the duo wear during live performances. The new beverage is set to … Continued

Christian Louboutin Mount Street Window

Designers Studio XAG have created a window installation in London for fashion designer Christian Louboutin, spelling out the brand name in bright neon lettering. The window is furnished with a neon arrow and an array of backlit oversized perspex letters decorated with bulbs.

Pop-Up hotel to open on London rooftop

Thanks to A Room for London design contest, the city’s visitors will be able to stay at a temporary one-bedroom apartment on the roof of the Southbank Centre. The winning design is a draft by London-based David Kohn Architects and the artist Fiona Banner of a ‘houseboat’ on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Commissioned … Continued

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