Thursday, 14 January 2010
Slightly different (and a little less scary) than earlier images leaked online last Autumn, Louise Goldin's first footwear collection for Topshop is still tough, edgy, and very much inspired by the shoes seen on her Spring 2010 runway collection in London. The Nineties-style stiletto with combinations of studs and crystals on the heel and toe will be available in shades of black, cream, gold, and rose. According to Goldin, the pastel colors and crystals offer a bit of opulence and glamour that balance the spiked, fierce studs. The shoes will be available online February 5.
This sweet scoop of goodness is yours for a whopping $106,794. It has been baked in honour of Since1910’s 100-year anniversary. Founded on January 1st, 1910, the fifth generation family owned jewellery store has featured the diamond cupcake in vanilla or chocolate with a 5.48 ct round diamond on top to make the success special. The diamond advertised is a GIA-certified 5.48 ct round diamond – F colour – Si2 clarity.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Designer Günther Thöny gives us a look at one of the most well rounded beds especially if technology is your thing. This Lomme egg shaped "sleeping pod" comes equipped with built in lights, a sound system, and an iPod dock so you can drift off to sleep with your favorite music.
The "Sonic Bed" by designer and composer Kaffe Matthews. The high perch may even help you hide away for a quick power nap while listening to your favorite music thanks to speakers and six large subwoofers within the bed frame that literally surround you with music.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
CO2 dress is a beautiful way to sense pollution.
The more the pollution in the air, the more the dress glows.
English fashion designer Gareth Pugh put together an outfit made of flexible OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode).
Top; Costume outfitted with laser-emitting shoulder pads.
Bottom; Rihanna's 'Fifth Element'
Thursday, 7 January 2010
The sport of skiing gets a luxe boost this season from the automotive and fashion worlds thanks to new collaborations between Bentley, Paul Smith and high-end sporting good firms.
Bentley skis $9,800 a pair. Limited to 250 pairs (top)
Paul Smith 'Swing 162', at $1,300 a pair (bottom)
The Salon Privé, Europe’s finest and largest dedicated display of supercars, exotics, classics and luxury goods set up English garden party style, will return to the refined lawns of London’s famed Hurlingham Club on 21st – 23rd July 2010.
An exclusive selection of jewellery, watches, boats and more will be on offer alongside a seven-category Concours d’ Elégance, to be sponsored by Chubb Insurance. Organisers say 2010 promises to be Salon Privé’s most popular year yet and a motoring and social occasion unlike any other.
Entry to the event is by advance ticket purchase only. Individual tickets as well as private hospitality marquees are available to reserve now; visit www.salonprivelondon.com for more info.
Your watch should be as precise and understated as your tuxedo. It should be thin, and it should have a leather strap.
Breguet Classique Grande Complication Yellow Gold 5327Ba/1E/9V6
If you’re going to own one watch, this is the one. Sleek yet strong, it goes with a suit, jeans—everything. It is an all-day, everyday accessory.
Omega Seamaster Automatic Steel Blue Face 2220.80.00
A chronograph is like a muscle car—big and brawny, it gets you noticed. It works best with more casual outfits, not pin-striped suits.
Panerai Radiomir Chrono 45Mm Steel Black Dial PAM00214
This is the watch you throw in your overnight bag. Wear it when you jog, cycle, rock climb, whatever.
Gents Breitling Professional Series -Aerospace Advantage in Titanium
Franck Muller Master Banker Lunar Tourbillon Blue 7880 T Mbl
Want a watch that will outlive you? Consider the following;
* Choose one that goes easy on the bells and whistles.
* Classic watches from respected high-end companies are pretty much guaranteed to increase in value—because they increase in rarity over the years.
* Go for a timepiece that’s mechanical rather than quartz. Sure, quartz fulfils the “it lasts” half of the equation, but really, it’s the hands-on commitment and craftsmanship that you want to pass on to your son or grandson.