Unique Spider Silk Tapestry on Exhibit at AMNH

The American Museum of Natural History has unveiled in New York something never before seen: an 11-by-4-foot tapestry made completely of spider silk. Weavers in Madagascar took four years to make it, with the help of more than 1 million spidersand the museum says there’s no other like it in the world. The color is [...]


507 Carat Diamond Found in South Africa

Petra Diamonds has announced the recovery of a 507.55-carat rough white diamond from the famed Cullinan Mine in South Africa. This spectacular gemstone was recovered on Thursday 24 September and is currently with experts for analysis. Initial examinations indicate that the stone is of exceptional color and clarity, and is most likely a Type II [...]


FT launches ‘How To Spend It’ Web site

The Financial Times has announced the launch of FT’s How To Spend It magazine’s standalone website The new site will carry the core values of the luxury lifestyle magazine into a highly innovative and stylish digital format. The site will debut Saturday. How To Spend It is the newspaper’s financial magazine, which appears 28 [...]


Lalique Macallan 57 years old

Iconic luxury brands The Macallan and Lalique have launched the third decanter in The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection. The Macallan in Lalique Finest Cut decanter contains an exceptionally rare 57 years old single malt whisky valued at $15,000. The Finest Cut decanter has been designed by the legendary French crystal house Lalique, exclusively [...]


Financial troubles ground NYC helicopter shuttle

Scheduled helicopter service between two heliports in Manhattan and two major airports that serve New York City abruptly shut down on Friday. U.S. Helicopter, which started up 3 ½ years ago, provided the first shuttle service since the 1980s from Manhattan to a commercial airport. It was charging as much as $159 each way for [...]


Oslo the most expensive city, London 22nd

Many of the world’s regions have switched places in the UBS rankings as currencies fluctuated in the wake of the financial crisis. UBS Bank used to rank London the most expensive city in the world – but it has now plummeted to the 22nd spot. All in just one year. In the 2009 list, Oslo [...]

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