Cai Mingchao, a Chinese antique collector and an adviser to the National Treasures Fund, said he placed the winning bid for the two Qing bronzes auctioned in Paris last week and won’t be paying. The National Treasures Fund is a group backed by the Chinese Ministry of Culture that pools donations to retrieve relics abroad. [...]
Virgin Atlantic president Sir Richard Branson celebrated Virgin Atlanticâ€™s 25th birthday this year by launching a new airline V Australia, and throwing an extravagant launch party in Hollywoodâ€™s Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in LA. Branson has embarked on an eight-day journey around the world to mark the launch of the newest Virgin airline V [...]
The concept â€œDry Blizzardâ€ is a study of style and a new technical approach to an ice bucket for champagne Veuve Cliquot. Thomas Lemaireâ€™s â€˜Dry Blizzardâ€™ champagne bucket utilizes dry ice and a fan to circulate cold air around the bottle; the double-walled glass design ensures hot hands donâ€™t alter the temperature one iota.
The Geneva Motor Show is one of the 5 major auto shows in the world, the only one in Europe that takes place every year, always in early springtime. Rolf Studer, General Manager of the Show, said: “We know it is of key importance to offer automobile manufacturers an attractive platform which guarantees them an [...]
The Chinese Communist Party has told its members to embrace austerity after a series of embarrassing revelations about extravagant business trips. The latest scandal came when 14 officials from the southern province of Guangdong went on a two-week junket around Africa and the Middle East that included a stay at the Burj al-Arab, a seven-star [...]