Lipton collaborate with the Westin Tokyo

Last time, Lipton teamed up with Pierre Herme and this time, collaborate with the Westin Tokyo! These freebies are named “Tea time accessory collection”. Eight kinds of faux cakes or cuties are ready for tea time. Via: 8tokyo

World’s most expensive CD

A sales clerk for Japan’s Takashimaya department store displays a ¥10 million (US$100,000) music CD called â”Woman, Sweet 10 Diamonds,” made with a platinum case and studded with 10 2-carat diamonds, in Tokyo yesterday. Universal Music unveiled the “world’s most expensive CD,” produced by Universal Music and jeweler Nagahori, for a commemorative album showcasing 18 … Continued

A sweet Valentine’s Day with Bulgari

Him and Her, two exclusive chocolate pralines handmade by Miura Naoki, celebrates Valentine’s Day in Il Cioccolato, a top quality chocolate shop in Bulgari’s Omotesando twin store of Tokyo. Elegant and refined gift boxes includes these two different melodies for the palate: Her represents the courage to break the rules with white and extra dark … Continued

Golden Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower was hailed as a stunning symbol of Japan’s recovery from the devastation of World War II when it opened on December 23, 1958. Though much has changed in the last 50 years, Tokyo Tower, named the 20th tallest tower in the world, still faithfully performs its original prime function of beaming telecommunication signals … Continued

What does the world’s most expensive sushi taste like?

What does the world’s most expensive sushi taste like? Smooth, succulent and a little on the light side according to Yumiko Ono. The Tokyo restaurant world was shocked last week when a 128 kilogram Japanese bluefin tuna fetched 9.63 million yen ($104,800) – the highest price paid for a bluefin tuna in eight years. Two … Continued

Luxury Crystal Benz at Tokyo Auto Salon 2009

Two customized Mercedes-Benz SL600, Luxury Crystal Benz, studded with 300,000 Swarovski crystal glass, are displayed at the pavilion of custom car accessory company Garson/D.A.D at Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, east of Tokyo, January 9, 2009. The annual auto show, which showcases custom cars and accessories for cars, will be held … Continued

Diamond studded doll for $935,000

Last week, at the Seibu Department Store in Tokyo, Tomy Toys, a toy company from Japan unveiled a diamond doll. The specially produced doll with the name “Licca–chan” (The Licca-chan doll is a widely popular Japanese version of the Barbie doll) comes clad in a tiara and gown studded with 881 diamonds, a total of … Continued

Summers Macarons at Pierre Herme

Recently, I discovered an incredible pastry-shop in Paris, Pierre Hermé, where you can try some interesting flavored macarons, such as caramel with fleur de sel , passion fruit with chocolate or even rose petal cream. (Macarons are French, meringue-like cookies made with almond flour – sometimes called luxembourgers – while Macaroons are cookies made with … Continued

Hello Kitty’s luxurious Doghouse

This luxury doghouse was created in 2007 for a sales event at a department store in Tokyo and designed in collaboration with a maker of high-end pet goods. It’s worth3.9 million yen (32,000 dollars). The most expensive doghouse in the world, large enough for a Chihuahua or terrier, is decorated with 7,600 crystal beads and … Continued

Most Expensive Cities in the World – 2008

Mercer has just released its top 50 most expensive cities in the world based on cost of living. Mercer’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2008 is used to help multinational companies and governments determine living costs for their expatriate employees, who usually demand a relatively high quality of life. Mercer’s survey covers 253 cities across … Continued

A country retreat outside of Tokyo

Takei-Nabeshima-Architects (TNA) designed a country retreat in the town of Karuizawa outside Tokyo, Japan, wrapped in rings of glass and wood and has an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the forest. TNA designed rings around the facade so that areas of private spaces and utilities could be met. The height of each ring was decided … Continued

The $1.63 Million Diamond and Platinum Handbag

This diamond studded platinum handbag was on display recently in Tokyo by jewelry maker Ginza Tanaka. Valued at $1.63 million dollars, this bag is shaped out of pure platinum and boasts 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats – Via lifeontop

New Swarovski Flagship Store in Tokyo

Highly visible, more than a thousand Swarovski boutiques and concessions are located in all major fashion capitals around the world. Now, Swarovski opened a new flagship store in Tokyo’s renowned Ginza district on Saturday, March 29, 2008. It will showcase the entire Daniel Swarovski Couture Line and the jewellery and accessories from the Swarovski fashion … Continued

World’s Biggest Hello Kitty unveiled

Unveiled in Tokyo, this Hello Kitty stands tall at 2.5 meter and is 1.7 meter wide. Covered with tiles, she looks much larger then her usual petite structure.

PC cases made from platinum, gold, diamonds

Tokyo-based Zeus Computer is reaching out to deep-pocketed celebrities and the nouveau riche with a line of luxury personal computers housed in bejeweled cases crafted from precious metals. The selection includes an 80 million yen ($760,000) pure platinum “Jupiter” model and a more modestly priced 60 million yen ($570,000) solid gold “Mars” model. Both of … Continued