The taste of luxury at the Grande Epicerie

Until May 17th, the luxury chic supermarket of Paris, La Grande Epicerie, hosts 14 photographs by Fulvio Bonavia. The artist amused himself by turning upside down fashion accessories in a gourmet way. The handbag is made in raspberries, the belt with sardines, artichokes on the cap, the ring is full of Bayonne ham and the [...]

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Panama House, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Marcio Kogan’s Panama House is a residence designed for art. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the house makes a powerful but subdued statement in its low, open, elongated elegance — a hallmark of Kogan’s architecture. All levels of the three-storey house — including the bedrooms, office, gardens and patio — are used to display the [...]

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LVMH Invests In Bono’s Clothing Line

LVMH, the world’s leading luxury products group has completed a minority investment in Edun, the ethical fashion company owned by Ali Hewson and her husband Bono, U2 lead singer and activist. Edun is a brand of socially conscious fashion for men and women. The Company’s mission is to create beautiful clothing and sustainable trade with [...]

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Bespoke Phantoms for Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab, one of the most luxurious hotels, has received four new bespoke model Phantom Rolls-Royce’s into its already extensive luxury vehicle range. The iconic hotel has enlarged the fleet of Phantoms to ten – all of which have custom-made features specifically crafted to reflect the unique opulence of the hotel. The four Special [...]

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Raw eggs thrown at Shareholders of PPR

Shareholders of Pinault Printemps Redoute (PPR), the French multinational holding company specializing in retail shops and luxury brands, were showered with raw eggs thrown by employees of the group protesting during their general assembly in Paris on May 7, 2009. The shareholders voted a dividend equivalent to 418 million euros (560 million US dollars) for [...]

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Rare blue diamond sells for record $9.5 million

A flawless blue diamond weighing 7.03 carats has sold for a record 10.5 million Swiss francs ($9.49 million), the highest price paid per carat for any gemstone at auction, Sotheby’s said. The rectangular-shaped blue stone, mounted on a platinum ring, is the rarest to enter the international market this year. The anonymous phone bidder, who [...]

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