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World’s most expensive pen goes on sale

The world’s most expensive pen has finally gone on sale… for $1,470,000. As we reported in February, the Aurora Diamante contains over 30 carats of De Beers diamonds on a solid platinum barrel. It has a two-tone, rhodium-treated, 18KT solid gold nib and is personalized with a coat of arms, signature or portrait. British pen [...]

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Abramovich Launches the World’s Biggest Yacht

Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich’s mega-yacht ‘Eclipse’ has finally made a preliminary launch at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany where it was built secretly for more than two years. Estimated to have cost around $500 million, the vessel is nearly 170 meters long. It has room for 24 guests, with a crew of [...]

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Givori Via Veneto Luxury Phones

Luxury mobile artist Givori – known for his ugly creations including the Serendipity and Nefertiti – designs the Via Veneto collection, inspired by the shopping street in Rome. Via Veneto features full grain Italian leather hand-finished with delicate metallic foil, 18 karat Italian rose gold plating, and 0.3 karat diamonds. The Classic edition is targeted [...]

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China to Become Porsche’s Second Biggest Market

Porsche said China may pass Germany as its second-biggest market within three years on rising wages and demand for new Panamera sports sedan. Porsche unveiled the car at the Shanghai auto show in April, the first time it debuted a new model outside of Europe or North America. “All premier manufacturers are showing good results” [...]

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Chorong lamp by Joongho Choi

Korean designer Joongho Choi has designed a modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean chong-sa-chorong lamps. Called Chorong, the hanging light source can be directed by pivoting the steel pole in its glass base. Choi has created two versions – one for traditional light bulbs and another mounted with an LED.

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Maha al-Sudairi unpaid bills

Saudi Arabian princess Maha Al Sudairi, the wife of Saudi Arabia’s interior minister Naif bin Abdulaziz, is a well-known figure in French luxury boutiques. Spending 140,000 Euros on clothing and a further 30,000 a week on dry cleaning is not a big deal for her. She loves Paris – but the city’s high-end shop owners [...]

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