John Galliano designs the Claridge’s Christmas tree

Iconic London hotel Claridge’s has unveiled its Christmas tree, which this year has been designed by Dior creative director John Galliano. The tree, which takes its inspiration from icy snow scenes, mixed with a tropical twist, dominates the hotel’s lobby. It is painted in white and metallic blue and perched among its branches are a [...]

French designer Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix to end clothes designing

Luxury brand Christian Lacroix is to cut most of its staff and close its main clothing design business after a court approved a restructuring plan. The French fashion house will shed 100 staff, leaving just 11 employees to manage its accessories and perfumes. The fashion label has never made a profit and earlier this year [...]


24K Pencil by Daisung Kim

Korean designer Daisung Kim has hand-crafted a “24K pencil,” whose surface is carefully plated with a thin layer of 99 percent pure gold. Via LikeCool

Maserati Granturismo S MC sport line

New Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line

Maserati just took the wraps off a limited edition of its GranTurismo S, specially outfitted with items from the company’s MC Sport Line. The car, decked out in a matte white “ice” paint scheme, was unveiled last week in the futuristic surroundings of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Only 12 examples finished in [...]


£5 million London property lottery

A couple plan to sell their £5 million home in the heart of Belgravia London in a competition where potential homeowners can buy tickets for just £50. The winner has to guess the correct auction value of the house, which has been calculated by averaging valuations by three local estate agents. Property competitions have become [...]


“Vivid pink” diamond sells for record $10.8 million

A ring with a pink diamond the size of a chickpea was auctioned off for a record HK$83.5 million ($10.8 million) in Hong Kong on Tuesday. “Vivid Pink,” as it’s called, is a five-carat stone flanked by two white diamonds and set in a ring by elite jeweler Graff. It hails from a private collection. [...]

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