Swarovski Elements have launched their first range of wallpapers, designed in collaboration with British designer Karen Beauchamp.
The collection features
Swarovski crystals on a backdrop of foil, layers of printed ink, velvety flock – or an opulent combination of all three, as seen in Feather Palace.
There are nine crystal-embedded wallpapers in the range, with two plain wallpapers to match them.
Swarovski has enlisted multimedia artist Bruno Aveillan to make a cinema spot with them that would conjure Swarovski’s more than 115 year heritage on the big screen.
The video shows a Swarovski model ambling across a crystalline dreamscape and interacting with the brand’s products.
From now through February, the cinema spot will be airing for all to admire on the Swarovski billboards at Times Square and Rockefeller Center in New York.
Bacardi is offering travellers at Sydney Airport the chance to buy one of only four Bombay Sapphire bottles hand-decorated with thousands of
Priced at A$4,000 (US$3,960), each bottle is encrusted with over 10,000 crystals in four different sizes and colours: Aquamarine, Jet, Crystal and Light Colorado Topaz.
Each of the crystallised
bottles of Bombay Sapphire comes with its own white leather case and will be on sale in Terminal 1 of Sydney Airport until 6 January 2011.
In celebration of the festive season,
Swarovski presents the 30-metre high outdoor Crystal Christmas Tree at Statue Square in Central, Hong Kong.
Inspired by urban effervescence, and a landscape dominated by skyscrapers and buildings with a seemingly endless number of windows, the Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree towers over 30 metres high.
Rhombus-shaped mirrors in silver and gold, reminiscent of window panes, sheath the tree. They are embellished with over 20 million pieces of Swarovski crystals.
For those who need more bling in their lives, Mercedes released these limited edition key fobs garnished with
. Swarovski crystals
A limited edition of 800 of these
will initially be offered to customers in Japan. luxurious keys
The idea for the Swarovski Mercedes keys came internally, amongst the employees of the companyâ€™s Business Innovation Community.
Nearly 8,000 customers across America weighed in on 23 designer shoes in the online
Footwear News Sexy Shoes contest.
The winning pair, by French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, was revealed during a special event on October 14 at the upscale New York department store Saks Fifth Avenue.
took the grand prize for his Swarovski crystal-embellished Maralena mesh peep-toe pumps ($2445). Louboutin
Toy store Hamleys, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, hosted an event to showcase their predictions for this Christmas’ must-have toys.
And this year, Hamleys is offering a small-scale
Mercedes Benz SLS AMG festooned with Crystallized Swarovski Elements. Price: Â£1,500 ($2,250).
has become the highest-ranking dignitary to be photographed in 3D glasses. Queen Elizabeth II
She wore the 3D glasses for a demonstration of film technology during a visit to studios in Toronto, Canada.
The Queen brought her own customised set with
forming the letter Q on the sides. Swarovski crystals
The 84-yearl old Queen got to witness a scene being filmed in 3D, and then immediately watched it played back on a big projection screen.
has created a luxury back cover for the iPhone 4 that is made of 200 year old African Blackwood along with 18K gold detailing. Gresso
The back cover aims to make your iPhone 4 look a little different although it isn’t clear if the wood used is a replacement or cover for the current glass used.
Two versions are being created. The first is for women and contains an Apple logo in 18K gold along with
. This version costs $3500. Swarovski crystals
has trapped a crystal in a perfume bottle for crystal brand Swarovski. Tokujin Yoshioka
The German designer Philipp Plein has collaborated with the famous brand of
. He has designed a new outfit for the legendary bottle. vodka Absolut
The artist has decorated the one-off creation with precious stones and Swarovski crystals to highlight the skull-shaped creation on the bottle.
This collaboration with the arts has garnered 100 bottles to be sold either in his shop or on the web for 100 euros.
For the second consecutive year, designer David Rockwell has created the Academy Award’s set, evoking “classic but modern glamour” for the 82nd Oscars.
A model and renditions that reveal the stage’s various looks were unveiled February 17 in the lobby of the Kodak Theater.
Crystals, mirrors, lights, and action are the key elements in his design.
, recently unveiled the newly refurbished crystal star that will crown the 2009 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Swarovski
The star is high-tech: it has enhancements such as a new cutting-edge computerized lighting system and energy-efficient LED bulbs.
This is the first year that the Swarovski star, which debuted at the top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in 2004, will feature dynamic light movement.
To celebrate this holiday season,
Moet & Chandon has unveiled a special limited edition Moet Celebration set, limited to just 500 units.
The set comprises of eight individual Champagne flutes and a bottle of Moet Imperial Magnum. Each glass has imperial golden bubbles, marked individually with Swarovski crystal colors.
The designer set was created in conjunction with the renowned Parisian jewelers and engravers La Maison Arthus-Bertrand.
Bergdorf Goodman, this bejeweled and really amazing Dell Adamo features shining Swarovski Crystal studded sterling silver snake.
World-renowned inventive eyewear designer, Alain Mikliâ€™s new â€œGlamâ€ collection encourages eyeglass wearers
to dress their eyes with sparkles.
Alainâ€™s signature acetate frames are delicately
embedded with . Swarovski crystal stones
The Glam frames are available in
an oversized retro â€œJackie Oâ€ style or a more discrete rectangular style.
If you have ever visited Singapore, maybe you have had the chance to see
the beautiful local scenery from the sky between Mount Faber and Sentosa, by hopping on one of the cable-cars provided by Mount Faber Jewel Box.
Well, now the tourist attraction won’t be just the breathtaking views, but rather the
68 glittering cable-car cabins that are planned to be released by the second quarter of 2010.
These are part of
a $36 million revamp process that will start this year in August and will replace the existing cable-car system.
Swarovski has launched
its first visionary watch collection: â€œAvant Timeâ€.
The result of the ambitious project is
an avant-garde timepiece, called â€œD:Lightâ€ and designed by the creative talent of renowned watch designer Eric Giroud.
â€œD:Lightâ€ is a futuristic model that links new electronic technologies with jewellery design.
Artistically fashioned in super fine steel or gold, first Swarovski brings together the functions of emotion-creating watch, bracelet and collectorâ€™s item. timepiece
Showcased at the E-Marriage Fest wedding fair in
, Bucharest this wedding gown with a train is 1,579 meters long (5,180 ft), which makes it the longest in the world.
The train of the
is wedding dress studded with as many as 7,000 Swarovski crystals and it took designers 70 days to make it.
The wedding gown with the longest train in the world is priced at $5,200 and
it will be sold at the festival through an auction. Romanian designer Oana Comanescu designed the gown. Via Javno
Ergo Italy has launched a new sparkling notebook line, called
This luxury notebook is handcrafted and encrusted with
1.444 Swarovski crystals. Designed by Sbranchio, an extravagant Italian artist, Fashion notes combines creativity and high-tech features.
It is smaller than the standard A4 notebook, approximately 22 x 17 cm, and it features a 1.6 GHzÂ Intel ATOM N270 Processor to provide the functionality you need.