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Top 10 designer bikes

Bicycles are going couture and they are selling fast! Fashion designers like bikes because, unlike cars, they are easy and inexpensive to customize in ways that produce dramatic visual results, becoming “moving billboards” for their work. Here are the top ten bikes for eco-conscious style lovers, selected by the design scouts of BuyMeDesign.com.

Skipark 360° by C.F. Møller

Sweden’s CF Møller Architects has just signed off on the new and spectacular Skipark 360°- set to be the largest indoor ski resort in the world. The winter park will house the only indoor ski slope to meet the requirements for hosting the World Cup, measuring 700 meters long and with a drop of 160 … Continued

Garia Mansory Edition Carbon Fiber Golf Car

Garia, the Danish manufacturer of luxury golf cars, has recently teamed up with Mansory (a high-end car customization company) to create the Garia Mansory Edition. With carbon fiber body panels and supercar inspired modifications on the exterior, the golf car conveys the values of its creators: craftsmanship, design and luxury. Carbon fiber has been used … Continued

Richard Branson renting out flying submarine

Described as an underwater aircraft, the Necker Nymph comes in tandem with the Necker Belle, Branson’s catamaran on the high seas. But the Nymph allows boaters to get low, flying underneath the water to depths of 30 meters (98 feet). Helmed by a trained pilot, it soars at a speed of 6 knots (7 mph). … Continued

Versace for FC Internazionale

The official Versace clothing of FC Internazionale has been unveiled and celebrated in an event held in Beijing on the 3rd of August 2011. As announced last month, Versace will dress the players and Club managers on all official occasions.

Luxury brands latch on to China’s sporting successes

When Li Na lifted the French Open trophy in March she not only became the first Chinese tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, she also sent advertisers scurrying for the telephone. Now, just two months later, Li has been rewarded for her efforts with long-term endorsement contracts worth a collected US$42 million. … Continued

Nike honors Ronaldo with Golden Soccer Shoes

During his visit to Nike headquarters last saturday, Ronaldo received a pair of golden Mercurial in honour of his winning football history and his help in developing the fastest boot on the planet.

Fairmont rolls out BMW bike scheme globally

Luxury hotel chain Fairmont is to roll out BMW bikes to all of its worldwide hotels, it confirmed this week. The bikes program, which was introduced last year at some of the chain’s North American hotels, appears to have proved so popular that it will now be rolled out around the world in time for … Continued

Abu Dhabi’s new sailing village

Abu Dhabi is to construct a new sailing village to boost the Emirate’s appeal to watersports fans, the country’s tourism authorities announced June 13. The new “Destination Village” will be completed in time for the abu dhabi Volvo Ocean Race’s stop in the Emirate, which is currently scheduled for January 1, 2012. While the Volvo … Continued

Fila X Swarovski

In order to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Italian brand created the very special FILA FX2 limited edition shoes, covered with 1,000 Swarovski crystals. Available in two colors and eco-safe (with anti-fur design), the collection is limited to only 100 pairs worldwide. Perfectly combining sportiness and elegance, the FILA FX2 sport shoes also boast the … Continued

Illegal Golf Courses In China Flourish

China seems to be caught in a conundrum. While the country has over the past decade actively encouraged the rapid rise of its middle class, it now seems quite unsure of how to handle the trappings that go with their newfound wealth. First the hammer came down on billboards advertising luxury brands — from March … Continued

Mercedes Releases New Bike Collection

We’ve seen Maserati, Audi, McLaren, Range Rover, Lexus, and even Shelby come out with their own bicycles in the past few months. And now German automaker Mercedes is getting ready to jump on the bandwagon. In its Bike Selection 2011, Mercedes-Benz combines uniquely attractive and innovative frames with dedicated, up-to-date components. For those racing on … Continued

Manchester United is world’s richest club

Manchester United has been named as the world’s most valuable football club for the seventh year in a row by Forbes. Real Madrid is again No. 2 with a value of $1.45 billion, followed by Arsenal at $1.19 billion; Bayern Munich at $1.1 billion; and Barcelona, with a value of $975 million. It uses data … Continued

China plans ping-pong hotel

Sports fans are well catered for by a new hotel design which popped up in China this month — shaped like a ping-pong racket. The wacky design, which will reportedly be built in the city of Huainan, in East China’s Anhui province, is perfectly modelled on an upside down table tennis racket and is designed … Continued

McLaren S-Works Venge Bicycle by Specialized

McLaren has teamed up with US bicycle manufacturer Specialized to create an aerodynamic road bike called the Venge. The racing road bicycle has been designed by Chris D’Aluisio and features an aerodynamic frame built entirely out of carbon fibre. The launch took place at the Formula One team’s HQ, two days ahead of Milan-San Remo, … Continued

Range Rover Evoque Concept road bike

Luxury SUV maker Land Rover will be making headway into the cycling market this year with the Range Rover Evoque Concept Road Bike. Built in cooperation with Karbona, the bicycle uses Formula One-derived technology, featuring a carbon fiber frame with an integrated seat tube, alloy handlebars, black chrome trim, a leather saddle, and a 20-gear … Continued

Odyssey unveil £100K diamond-encrusted putter

Odyssey Golf have unveiled a stunning one-off 2-Ball putter encrusted with rubies and diamonds to be sold in world-renowned department store Harrods. The putter comes complete with an 18-carat white gold head, 240 rubies and 378 diamonds – as well as a price tag of £100k.

Bell & Ross Customized Harley-Davidson

Bell & Ross watches and Shaw Harley Davidson have teamed up to develop a one-off custom motorcycle: the Bell & Ross-inspired Nascafe Racer. Shaw Harley Davidson approached Bell & Ross about a bike design project that was inspired by the watchmakers’ vision on performance, precision and engineering. The same technical exactness that Bell & Ross … Continued

Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition

Ducati in collaboration to Cigarette Racing Team has unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show the new Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition. The new boat is powered by two 1,100hp Mercury Racing engines that will sprint it to a top speed of 120 mph. The 42X is painted in white with a Ducati Red racing … Continued