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Ferrari Table

Crashed Ferrari coffee table

Ferrari Table

This is a coffee table containing the compacted remains of a Ferrari inside constructed by designer Charly Molinelli.

He came up with the idea after a customer asked him to design something “a bit special” for their front room.

He then sourced a wreck and built a wooden cabinet on wheels to present to his client – although the price of the swanky piece is unknown.
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Robb Report unveils iPad App

robb report ipad app

Coinciding with the release of Robb Report’s 23rd annual “Best of the Best” signature June issue, the magazine announces the debut of an iPad APP.

Robb Report’s new monthly iPad app will offer unique content including interactive features, hotspots, slide shows, and videos featuring the international luxury world’s most extraordinary new products and services.

The new Robb Report iPad app will provide access to all of the print magazine’s content when viewed in “portrait” (vertical) format, and unlock a wide range of interactive enhancements when operating in “landscape” (horizontal) mode.
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Ladurée to open in New York City

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Famous, luxury Parisian patisserie Maison Ladurée has announced plans to set up its first US outpost in New York this summer.

The opulent boutique — known for its pastel-colored, feather-light macarons and elegant tea houses across Paris — will open a boutique on Madison Avenue in July.

In a city where the cupcake continues to reign as the frosted, portable dessert snack of choice for New Yorkers and tourists alike, the French house is hoping to take a bite out of the market and start a new trend.

Oone that appeals to the well-heeled Manhattanite who dines on fine china, drinks tea with her pinky held aloft and swoons at dainty, fairytale pastries.
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Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen Dress

Britain Royal Wedding

Kate Middleton wore a stunning ivory and lace wedding dress Friday by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, her face covered lightly with a hand-embroidered veil held by a tiara lent by the queen.

Smiling broadly and waving to the cheering crowd, the 29-year-old also clutched a bouquet of flowers that included Sweet William. Her bridegroom showed his appreciation by mouthing to her: “You look beautiful.”

Burton, the 36-year-old creative director of the fashion house Alexander McQueen, had long been tipped for the commission, but palace officials had remained tight-lipped right up until the moment Kate stepped out of the car.
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Lamborghini unveils Aventador flagship

Lamborghini Aventador picture

Italian sports marque Lamborghini has unveiled the new flagship of its lineup at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will be delivered to the first customers in late summer 2011, the company confirmed March 1, describing the model as a “new reference among super sports cars.”

The model uses a carbon fiber monocoque (integrated chassis) which gives the Aventador a weight of 1,575 kg and features the same upward-opening doors used on its predecessors such as the Diablo and Murcielago.
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Royal Wedding: William and Kate’s Invitation

Royal Wedding Invitation

Gold embossed invitations to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton have been sent out to 1,900 guests.

Gilded invitations issued in the name of Queen Elizabeth II began dropping onto doormats this week after being sent out on Wednesday and Thursday, with the monarch’s EIIR cypher die-stamped in gold.

While names of the guests were not released, the list of dignitaries due to attend the wedding on April 29 is likely to meet Kate’s expectations that marrying into the royal family would amount to “quite a daunting prospect.”
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Luxury Yacht Sirius

Dmitry Medvedev Buys $42 Million Megayacht

Luxury Yacht Sirius

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has purchased a 53m superyacht valued at approximately $42 million as a venue to host world leaders in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Kremlin bought the boat last year, the Guardian reports. The explorer type superyacht, which is presently called Leo Fun, will be renamed as yacht Sirius.

The yacht was built by Proteksan-Turquoise and Turquoise Yacht Construction for an Italian businessman and launched back in 2009.
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Ferrari FF

Ferrari FF

Ferrari FF

Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari has just released initial details and images of the 612’s successor, the FF.

Set to make its world public debut at the forthcoming auto show in Geneva this March, the all-new Ferrari FF was designed by Pininfarina, showing an entirely new GT sports car concept.

The FF is an acronym for Ferrari Four, which means it is the company’s most powerful four-seat ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.
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Megan Fox & Rafael Nadal for Emporio Armani

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Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s sexy new Emporio Armani underwear and Emporio Armani jeans ads have arrived.

Nadal replaced soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who starred in the previous Emporio Armani underwear campaign.

Megan Fox, who is also the face of Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, is reprising her role in the sultry black-and-white images shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
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Putin palace

Vladimir Putin’s 1 billion dollar Palace

Putin palace

RuLeaks, a Russian WikiLeaks type site has posted photos of a lavish mansion alleged to be Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s estate on the Black Sea.

The existence of the “Putin palace” on the Black Sea was discussed by the Washington Post’s David Ignatius in an article last year.

According to Russian whistleblower Sergey Kolesnikov, the still under-construction digs cost more than $1 billion, include an amphitheater and three helipads
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Most Expensive Yacht Charter

When it comes to the world’s most expensive yacht charters, it’s hard to top Camper & Nicholsons‘ superyacht Moonlight II (ex Alysia).

At $900,000 per week she costs more for seven days at sea than most yachts pull down for a whole month.

At 85.3 metres she also ranks as one of the world’s largest charter yachts, with a steel hull and superstructure with aluminum deckhouses.
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World’s Coolest Superyacht for $1 Million Per Month

Exuma Superyacht

For $1 million per month you can now charter the world’s coolest superyacht, the 164-ft. Exuma built by Perini Navi, in the South Pacific.

The Exuma, the first motor yacht from the world-famous builder of the Maltese Falcon, and can accommodate ten guests in five luxurious staterooms.

The aluminum-hulled Exuma is the first model in the Picchiotti Vitruvius series, a collaboration between Perini Navi, Vitruvius Ltd. and architect Philippe Briand.
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New Audi A6 unveiled

German automaker Audi has taken the wraps off its new A6 sedan ahead of its planned debut at the Detroit North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The A6 is set to be the second Audi model equipped with hybrid technology, which Audi said will combine the power of a V6 engine with the fuel efficiency of a smaller four cylinder unit.

Drivers will be able to reach 100 km/h on electric power, although the all-electric operation will only manage three kilometres at a constant speed of 60 km/h.
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Which airlines will loan you an iPad?

Iceland Express has become the latest carrier to offer passengers iPads, joining a small but rapidly growing club turning to Apple for their inflight entertainment.

The budget airline, which flies from Reykjavik to destinations including London, New York, Berlin and Copenhagen, will introduce the devices first on transatlantic flights, before rolling it out to the rest of the fleet over the next few months.

Passengers will have to pay $13 to use the devices, which can be used to watch movies and television shows, listen to music, read magazines and play games.
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Versace Home Christmas 2010 Collection

Versace Home presents the Christmas 2010 collection which features elegant tableware and ornaments. Check out the collection below…

Delicate snowflakes, ruby-red berries and a rich gold finish adorn these elegant plates, cups and saucers, mugs, serving dishes, accessories and ornaments.

Start your collection with just one ornament or porcelain bell, or get the whole lot for a winter wonderland at your dinner table this season.
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Cartier Hong Kong Flagship Store Opening

Cartier, the number one luxury jewelry brand in China, continues to ramp up its presence in the Asian country with the opening of yet another flagship on Friday.

The new store, which spans 900 square meters (9,687 square feet), is housed inside the Prince’s Building — an upscale shopping center in Hong Kong.

The three-story boutique replaces Cartier’s old store — opened in 1970 — that was located on the ground floor of the same building.
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