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 [...]
Thomas Goode, recognized by connoisseurs as the best fine bone China producer in the world, brings us Paul Smith china, made to original Victorian values. The multi stripes are achieved on the fine bone china by a way of slide lithographing, which is fired and fuses to the surface of the wares. The finer details [...]
A second Apple Store opened on July 3rd, two steps from OpÃ©ra, 18 months after the brandâ€™s first Paris store opened in the Carroussel du Louvre in Nov 2009. Named as Apple Opera Store, the design is a radical departure from the usual Apple Stores that you might have seen around the world. The location [...]
Designer Mike Flache has created a high-class magnetic salt cellar and pepper pot made of stainless chromium steel. Inspired by hundreds of breakfasts around the world he transformed the natural shape of a simple egg into a stylish accessory. Magnets on each part of the ‘Spice Egg’ stick it together and makes the handling comfortable.
Italian sparkling water company San Pellegrino has collaborated with Italian fashion brand Missoni. The collaboration allowed Missoni to cover the San Pellegrino bottle label with their signature zig zag pattern. Thirty million units of the special edition bottles are being produced and will be available in the best restaurants worldwide.
British designers Priestmangoode have unveiled a conceptual high-speed train for the UK. The London studio have created the design, entitled Mercury, in an attempt persuade the British government to advance the project. Paul Priestman of Priestmangoode, designer of the iconic Virgin Pendolino train, believes that the new high speed train is vital for the future [...]