Absolut Vodka presents the â€œAbsolut Sophieâ€ mirror – a limited edition collectible designed by Singapore-based illustrator Sokkuan. Sokkuan was the winner of â€œIn an Absolut World, Every Drink is an Exceptional Experienceâ€ installation during Singapore Design Festival 2009. The dark beauty is executed as a multifaceted mirror boxed in a matching package. Sokkuan was inspired … Continued
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that new Bespoke Phantoms have arrived in Abu Dhabi. The cars are based on two different motifs which are inspired by the cityâ€™s rich culture and natural landscape. The two Bespoke Phantoms in question are inspired by Shaheen (a very famous falcon) and by Baynounah (one of the historical places … Continued
The view from the top of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has been ranked the best hotel rooftop view in the world by users of price comparison website Trivago. The luxury Dubai hotel, which offers views of the Persian Gulf from a manmade island accessible via a walkway or from the 24th floor “Uptown Bar” in … Continued
To commemorate Snoopyâ€™s 60th anniversary, Hong Kongâ€™s Fine Jewelry Brand, TSL has made a stunning 207 Carat Diamond Snoopy. The Diamond Snoopy is 5.5 inches tall and is festooned with 9,917 diamonds, 783 black diamonds and 415 rubies. It took 8 months to complete and its proposed retail price is HK$2,888,880 (US$370,380).
The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago unveiled its new suites this week, soaring high above the Magnificent Mile. Among the Presidential Suite, the Royal Suite and the Author’s Suite however, was tucked another addition — the Hypoallergenic Suite. Hypoallergenic rooms are standard at many hotels now, but the full-on suite from the Four Seasons is a … Continued
Maybach, the high-end car brand, is adding a new eyewear collection to its range of top-class accessories. Created by German eyewear manufacturer IVKO, the various models which make up the new Maybach Eyewear are built with only the highest-quality materials. The Maybach sunglasses are made from such materials as wood, leather, natural horn, titanium and … Continued
To celebrate the brandâ€™s 40th birthday Roberto Cavalli enlisted Gisele Bundchen to star in the brandâ€™s Fall/Winter 2010/11 advertising campaign. Decked from head to toe in lush animal prints, fur and decorative patterns, Gisele is on fire in the five image campaign shot by Mert & Marcus.
Airbus has given a glimpse of the future of flight with its Concept Plane, which was showcased at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire today. The images released today illustrate what air transport could look like in 2050 â€“ even 2030 if advancements in existing technologies continue apace. The aircraft is more fuel-efficient and features … Continued
Fashion designer Stella McCartney will oversee the design of the athletes’ clothing for the British team at the 2012 London Olympics. She has been appointed creative director for Team GB at the Olympic and Paralympic Games and will help shape the clothing to be made by Adidas. The British Olympic Association said it was the … Continued
Thailand’s King Bhumibol remains the world’s richest royal for the third year in a row, despite his country’s riots and turmoil. Royal assets are held under Thailand’s Crown Property Bureau, which benefited from stock market and real estate gains in 2009. As a result, his fortune remains stable at $30 billion, at least for now. … Continued
Gucci and Fendi are launching their first full children’s collections, entering a sector that has weathered the global downturn better than others. Gucci presented its Gucci Kids line at its historical Firenze boutique during the Pitti Bimbo international childrenswear fair last week. The line, aimed at children from newborn to age eight includes shoes, dresses, … Continued
Joining the growing list of designers to release iPad cases, Salvatore Ferragamo announces they too will offer a collection of iPad cases. The cases come in two full-leather versions and a fabric version, lined with premium leather Fully encasing Appleâ€™s iPad with a unique envelope design, both shell and touchscreen are completely protected by this … Continued
This August, Absolut is planning to release 350,000 of its newest limited-edition bottles, but only for the Chinese market. The Absolut 72变 (Absolut 72 bian/Transform) bottle was designed by a Chinese artist, Gao Yu. The name of the edition “Absolut 72变” refers to an old legend about a monkey god (Sun Wukong), which had a … Continued
Only 14 of the world’s 1,000 billionaires are self-made women, and only seven of them had no help from relatives, a new list has found. By contrast, 665 men are self-made billionaires including the three richest people in the world, Carlos Slim HelÃº , Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Among the list are talk-show star … Continued
Luxury Italian hotel brand Elisabetta Gucci is to focus on building its top-end boutique hotels in developing countries. Elisabetta Gucci Hotels & Resorts will aim to build 40 hotels over the next 15 years in countries such as Russia, China and Brazil. Elisabetta Gucci is the daughter of Paolo Gucci and the fourth generation of … Continued
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton was the first big luxury firm to release an iPad-specific case, designed by its flagship Louis Vuitton brand, for $320.
French fashion house Louis Vuitton has unveiled an elegant leather-bound case that it produced to carry the trophy to South Africa on Tuesday. This case has been unveiled in the presence of Patrick-Louis Vuitton, Yves Carcelle (CEO of Louis Vuitton), and also the supermodel Naomi Campbell. From the tournament’s beginning in 1930, the World Cup … Continued
Yacht maker Benetti and Fendi Casa, the home-furnishing brand of fashion house Fendi, have collaborated to produce Lady Lara, the 194-foot custom megayacht. Fendi Casa – under the direction of interior design firm Studio Massari – has provided the furnishings for Lady Lara, which Benetti delivered last summer. The glamorous touch has been achieved by … Continued
The luxury goods market is rebounding from the slump caused by the global recession, but analysts say upscale sellers will be facing a hard slog due to changing demographics and lingering consumer caution. Global luxury goods industry sales are expected to grow four percent in 2010 to 158 billion euros (195 billion dollars) after a … Continued
Luxury fashion and accessories retailer Louis Vuitton opened its new London flagship this week. The 1,500 sq ft store occupies a corner site at the junction of New Bond Street and Clifford Street. Set over three levels, the store incorporates Louis Vuitton heritage touches such as trunks and leather, as well as modern features including … Continued