The venerable Parisian luxury goods firm of S.T. Dupont has come out with the world’s most expensive lighter priced at $79,000. The Ligne 2 Champagne lighter, part of Dupont’s Prestige Collection, is made of solid 18-carat white gold embellished with 468 brilliant-cut diamonds. Also available is a matching fountain pen also in solid 18-carat white [...]
MahaNakhon will be the most ambitious complex of contemporary architecture and design in Thailand and the tallest building in Bangkok. The 77-story tower has been designed by OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), the architects behind Beijingâ€™s iconic CCTV tower in Beijing, China. A spiraling incision of â€œarchitectural pixelsâ€ travels up the building, interrupting the curtain [...]
Nomiya, a Japanese word for “little bars”, is a chic new restaurant that is located on the roof of one of the coolest museum in Paris – Palais de Tokyo. Nomiya looks like a rectangular glass box as big as a shipping container, holding a dozen guests who want to spice up their lunch/dinner with [...]
WWD reports that last Friday the Chanel boutique on Rue Royale in Paris featured a motorcycle customized for Chanel in Toulouse, France. However this motorcycle is not made to be sold, Karl Lagerfeld was only shooting the press kit for Chanelâ€™s pre-spring collection â€œStarting Pointâ€ with the models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini.
A $1 million wine book, weighing 30kg, is set to be released in the Spring of 2010. The Wine Opus will list the world’s top 100 wineries. Thatâ€™s not a typo: $1 million. Because . . . every purchaser of the book will also receive a six-bottle case of wine from every one of the [...]
The Maltese Falcon, a clipper luxury yacht owned by U.S. venture capitalist Tom Perkins, sails out of Valletta’s Grand Harbour July 5, 2009. The 88-metre yacht evokes the nostalgia of the old sailing clippers, but it is packed with technology, including sophisticated radar, navigation and steering equipment . Its three masts are made of carbon [...]