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Jay-Z’s “Roc Pop Shop”

David Ashen, principal of New York-based architecture firm D-ASH Design, designed the 50-foot-long trailer that expands to 1000 square feet when open for Jay-Z. For concerts and events,  RocPopShop will travel around the country, featuring mohair sofas, suede walls, custom zebrawood cabinetry, a 46-inch flat screen TV, stereo system, and a custom gaming zone. The luxury [...]

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Chanel: J12 Intense black

The Chanel J12 Intense Black is made as a jeweled watch but replaces the jewels with baguette cut black ceramic pieces which are set into the eighteen karat white gold case. The movement is the Audemars Piguet Caliber 3125 movement which has been specially adapted for Chanel. The J12 Noir Intense is produced in a [...]

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Photos: Flower Market, Barcelona

Barcelona’s new wholesale flower market — Mercabarna-Flor — near the Barcelona International Airport was designed by Willy Muller Architects. The most striking features of the new market are the multi-faceted angular roof structure and the multi-colored outer shell inspired by an aerial view of flower fields in full bloom. Source

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Iridescent Ammonite Fossil

Christie’s is offering a rare, 100-million-year-old petrified shell of an extinct Canadian marine creature. This fossilized ammonite is expected to fetch $70,000 at an auction next week in France. The fossil has naturally occurring iridescent colors created when the original shell substance turned into a mineral called aragonite. The conditions that produce this phenomena have [...]

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Fashion Notes, luxury notebook

Ergo Italy has launched a new sparkling notebook line, called Fashion Notes. This luxury notebook is handcrafted and encrusted with 1.444 Swarovski crystals. Designed by Sbranchio, an extravagant Italian artist, Fashion notes combines creativity and high-tech features. It is smaller than the standard A4 notebook, approximately 22 x 17 cm, and it features a 1.6 [...]

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Omega 2009 Ploprof Diver

Originally developed in collaboration with Jacques Cousteau in the 70s, Omega is re-releasing the Ploprof Diver. The 2009 Ploprof Diver will feature a Co-axial Caliber 8500 movement, push-button lock bezel, and a water resistance of up to 1200 meters, twice the depth rating of the 1960s version. It also comes on the choice of three [...]

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