Armani’s 5th Avenue Store Grand Opening Celebration

Last night was the opening of the new Armani megastore on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, the 4,000-square-metre with the sinuous and futuristic spiral staircase in cream-coloured cement, had already been called by the Mayor Bloomberg as “Guggenheim Two”. ”This is not just a great architectural masterpiece but … Continued

Halston Fall 2009 Video Presentation

In the spirit of saving money, Halston presented its fall 2009 collection in a music video instead of on the runway. The video stars Dree Hemingway, a ballerina and granddaughter of the writer Ernest Hemingway, running through a city, wearing a yellow Halston dress and heels, and passing by other Halston-wearing women. The change in … Continued

Prada gets ‘Iconoclast’ makeover

Four of the world’s leading fashion editors are putting their signatures on the visual identity of Prada stores in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for the upcoming fashion season. Following the order of the fashion week season, W Magazine’s Alex White will start the project with the New York Broadway store. Love’s Katie Grand … Continued

Steve Vigar Designs Chess Set

Steve Vigar has designed a unique chess set. The topic of this handmade chess set is connected with the designer’s life-long love of architecture and fascination with classic building design. Three cities are beautifully represented: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. The pieces feature skylines and residential architectural styles crafted from exotic woods which are … Continued

Lufthansa Unveils Premium Lounge at JFK Airport

Lufthansa has officially unveiled its new lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The facility encompasses nearly 16,000 square feet, about twice the size of the airline’s original. JFK lounge, and features three levels, each dedicated to one of Lufthansa’s premium passenger segments – Business Class, Senator and First Class/HON Circle. You … Continued

New Fragrance Bond. No 9 Brooklyn

Bond No. 9 is a New York based fragrance house best known for creating fragrances that pay homage to New York City and its neighborhoods. Bond No. 9 – named after its flagship boutique at 9 Bond Street in NoHo – was the brainchild of French perfume expert, Laurice Rahme, a resident of New York … Continued

LE BOOK New York 2009 by Stephen Sprouse

LE BOOK – the international reference for the creative industry – announces the release of its New York 2009 edition, art by fashion “punk glamor god and design icon Stephen Sprouse (1953-2004). In what seems to be the “Year of Sprouse”, the publication celebrates his life with a three-volume reference featuring rare snapshots and sketches … Continued

Trump SoHo New York To Open Fall 2009

Downtown New York will greet its first ultra-luxury high-rise hotel when Trump SoHo New York opens in Fall 2009. Located at 246 Spring Street in the heart of the fashionable SoHo district, the dramatic, 46-story, 400-room glass tower neighbors numerous art galleries and chic boutiques. Eleven spectacular penthouse suites crown the top three floors of … Continued

Giorgio Armani on Fifth Avenue

Giorgio Armani has unveiled his vision for his latest store: « Massive » can’t even begin to describe the 43,000 square-foot space that will house all of the designer’s collections – from the mainline Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani ranges to Armani Casa and Armani Jeans. Set along New York’s trend setting Fifth Avenue, the … Continued

Green Dreams on Madison Square: New York

New Yorkers are used to living amongst huge skyscrapers around Madison Square Park but they have probably never seen anything like this. For his first New York building, Daniel Libeskind has proposed a 900+ foot, 54-story glass condo with dripping sky gardens. Libeskind’s creation would swoop up next to, and past, the 700-foot Met Life … Continued

Calvin Klein DollHouse, New York

Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus of Ramus-Ella Architects (REX) created the holiday attraction of the Calvin Klein store on 5th Avenue in New York. It is a miniature four-storey dwelling complete with a landscaped rooftop. It is a miniature but it is not tiny. It weighs 1,000 pounds and is suspended in the air from steel hangers … Continued

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron: the video

Back in September we featured 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron that will have a great impact in the skyline of New York. Now, we have this amazing video, created as a marketing tool for the building, by Tronic Studios. The video reveals some portions of the structure of this building, such as beams … Continued

New York The Magnum Edition

Here’s your chance to show just how much you heart New York : Magnum is launching a new Edition of the book “New York” published by Gloria that includes agelatin silver print by Leonard Freed (estate stamped).There are only 25 of them available worldwide. The book hosts 1500 images, 756 pages, weighs 12 kg (26 … Continued

The Chanel Pavilion in Central Park

Fresh off stints in Tokyo and Hong Kong, Chanel’s UFO-like mobile art pavilion is making a stop in Central Park before being transported over to London, Moscow and Paris. The curled shiny structure is full of art inspired by Chanel’s iconic quilted leather Chanel handbag – pieces like an enormous Chanel handbag spilled over. The … Continued

Louis Vuitton City Guides 2009

You know there’s not just the Louis Vuitton Luggage to make your trip the stylish one ever! There’s also the latest edition of the Louis Vuitton City Guides! For 10 years, the Louis Vuitton City Guides have been capturing the spirit of cities. Now with the new 2009 edition, there are many new destinations and … Continued

The $2,500 Cognac Shot

The World’s Billionaires can now raise the world’s most expensive toast for signing a billion dollar dealby sipping on to $2,500 shot of the Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum – Limited Edition. Exclusively being offered at Rose Club at The Plaza hotel, the price for a single shot is equivalent to average monthly rent for … Continued

Monogramouflage by Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage Collection is the result of Murakami’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton. The collection that combines the monogram and camouflage, made its debut on June 1st exclusively at an exibition of Takashi Murakami’s art in Brooklyn, New York. The LV Monogramouflage collection features everything from bags to wallets to belts made of canvas or … Continued

$25,000 for a Hot Chocolate? No thanks.

The Frozen Haute Chocolate at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York has taken the cake, according to Guinness World Records, as the most expensive dessert in the world. One year ago, the dessert emporium teamed up with jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrrr-ozen Haute Chocolate” a $25,000 chocolate sundae. The dessert is made … Continued

British Airways buys France’s l’Avion

British Airways is going to buy the French all-business airline l’Avion for 54 million pounds ($107 million) as it steps up efforts to take advantage of the recent liberalization of transatlantic travel. The privately owned airline flies two Boeing 757 aircraft with 90 seats each between Paris and New York. L’Avion has flown 65,000 passengers … Continued

Luxury Helicopter Packages

Representing a fresh, new approach to luxury air travel, Halcyon Jets a premiere broker of private jet charter services, announced it will be arranging helicopter packages operating between New York City and eastern Long Island for travelers eager to avoid the traffic-snarled Long Island Expressway en route to the Hamptons exclusive beach vacation areas this … Continued