Yesterday, some of you, reading our post on NYC aquariums, were probably wondering how come a simple fish can be as expensive as a luxury car. Here is the answer !
The fish that was getting all the attention at Aquarama 2007, and is considered by some to be the most expensive aquarium fish in the world, is a 15″ platinum arowana .This particular aquatic vertebrate is owned by Aro Dynasty, a Dragon fish breeder based out of Singapore.
Its white coloration is an exceedingly rare mutation of the rather common arowana. Arowanas are not usually so pricey, but this platinum-colored mutation is unique in its own way. This fish is of the species Osteoglossum that are mostly found in South America.
The fish measures around 40cm/15″ in length, and looks stunning. It is, however, not entirely perfect because It does have one minor flaw. The fish’s right eye is starting to look downwards. This is a common problem with arowanas and in fact many keepers are paying for cosmetic surgery for their prized arowanas.
It was recently offered for sale to prospective buyers by a UK arowana importer for more than Â£200,000 ($300,000). However, Aro Dynasty told Practical Fishkeeping Online that the fish is now “off the market.” It confirmed that it turned down S$80,000 for the fish a few years ago.
Î» /lambda/, is an ultra premium olive oil that has been referred to by critics as the “Rolls Royce” of olive oils. It has just been awarded a Silver World Medal in the prestigious New York Festivals awards for its stunning packaging.
Made exclusively by Speiron, the Greek boutique company dedicated in developing ultra premium products, Î» /lambda/ is the first ultra premium extra virgin olive oil in the world.
Produced with the finest Koroneiki olives from the award-winning Kritsa region of Greece, /lambda/ impresses with its superior taste.
Vertu is the British-based company (Nokia’s luxury division) that produces luxury mobile phones. they are celebrating their 10th birthday and are launching another luxurious series for the event, which is the Constellation Rococo Collection.
The stylish devices are claimed to be inspired by the eighteenth century French art, fashion and interior design movement by the same name. In other words, it’s some kind of new design to attract new customers.
The series of cellphones come with some flower pattern designs, which are obviously targeting those folks who love flower pattern.
Yet another concept vehicle hailing from Beijing is this unnamed car that enables the coupe’s body to rotate with the course of travel in the same way as a motorbike does when rounding a curve to compensate centrifugal strength.
The purpose is to ensure everything inside the cargo stays in place when the car rolls the streets.
Designed and developed by Huiwen Ji, this car is supposed to target the Chinese middle-class. No word on price and availability yet.
Shot by famous celebrity photographer Avinash Gowariker, the cover of Kohl, a recently launched ITP lifestyle magazine targeting Asian women, features Indian actress Katrina Kaif, who is the star of many Bollywood hits and was voted the Sexiest Woman by a famous international magazine.
Thanks to the alliance with an established UAE-based jeweler Damas, the face of the magazine comes dipped in 91 grams of gold and festooned with 622 diamonds. Total 86 hours were invested by Damas craftsmen to hand-apply layers of gold leaf to a specially-treated gold-edition of the exclusive magazine.
The special edition of the magazine was unveiled for the very first time at an official press conference on 24 June, in the Borders outlet in Mall of the Emirates. It is said to be the world’s most expensive magazine and worth over $10,000.
The magazine is set to be showcased at many of the Damas stores throughout the GGC till October and is anticipated to undergo auction for the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre in October 2008.