TOWN HALL HOTEL (LONDON)

(De Montfort Suite from £2,500 GBP per night)

2010 marked the opening of The Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in the former Bethnal Green Town Hall in East London. Just 2 minutes from the Bethnal Green tube station, with ideal connections to West London and the city’s financial district, the beautifully restoredRELATED NEWS   IT?S ALL ABOUT 100% DESIGN IN LONDON  Read more    LONDON; TRADITIONAL BREWED COFFEE  Read more    establishment elegantly incorporates contemporary interior restructuring into the elegant period property – an ideal space for any business or luxury traveller.  The refined art deco entrance hall’s sweeping marble staircase and glass domed ceiling whisk guests into the enthralling experience that The Town Hall so gracefully translates. The Town Hall Hotel & Apartments’ 98 guestrooms and apartments are individually furnished and composed of the extremely fluid juxtaposition again of original elements with clean, contemporary furnishing and the most advanced of luxury technology. The establishment as well offers ample conference space, such as its unique Council Chamber that can seat up to 70 people, or the 220sqm contemporary De Montfort Suite, which comfortably accommodates an exceptional private dining experience for 20.Town Hall is also proud to call itself the home of the renowned fine dining restaurant, Viajante, as well as a gorgeous cocktail bar, such recreational facilities as a gymnasium and full-length swimming pool.

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
Patriot Square
London E2 9NF
United Kingdom
T: + 44 (0)20 7871 0460

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CANON F-1 CAMERA (1971-1976)

The Canon F-1 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Canon of Japan from March 1971 until 1976′s introduction of the mildly updated F-1n, while in 1981 a New F-1 was launched. The new Canon FD lens mount was introduced along with the F-1, but the previous Canon FL-mount lenses were also compatible, although without open-aperture metering.The three Canon F-1sCanon F1 1979The F-1 was Canon’s first truly professional-grade SLR system, supporting a huge variety of accessories and interchangeable parts so it could be adapted for different uses and preferences.In 1972 Canon launched a Highspeed model with a fixed pellicle mirror that allowed the user to see the subject at all times. Equipped with a motor drive the camera was able to shoot up to 9 frame per second, the highest speed of any motor driven camera at the time.A special commemorative model of the F-1 was offered for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. It was identical to the regular F-1 but for the Olympic emblem on the front upper left of the body. Canon also manufactured and sold commemorative 55 mm and (much harder to find) 58 mm lens caps with the 1976 Montreal Olympics for their norrmal lenses in production at the time.For the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, a Special version of the F-1 with the engraved Lake Placid Olympic logo was offered. Special Lake Placid 52 mm lens caps were also made.In 1978 a military model called “ODF-1″ (olive drab) with an all-over olive green finishing was presented.Canon, being the official sponsor of the World Cup, made 1978 55 mm lens caps and 1982 52 mm lens caps commemorating the 1978 and 1982 World Cup events.

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NEUTRA BOOMERANG CHAIR

Richard Neutra believed that architecture should serve as a catalyst for social betterment. When he developed the San Pedro, Calif. Channel Heights Housing project in 1942, he also designed the Boomerang Chair which was intended for its interiors. With a uniquely shaped veneered plywood frame and a form-fitting woven web seating surface, the Boomerang Chair provided an aesthetically rich furniture solution.Under the guidance of Dion Neutra, House Industries and Otto Design Group have collaborated to make this rare specimen of Modern furniture more widely available – even to those who don’t own a Neutra home. The initial edition of 100 chairs has been extensively refined and will be signed and numbered by Dion Neutra and distributed exclusively by House Industries. Available in either genuine walnut or maple finish, the Boomerang Chair’s organic form and charmingly simple construction make it a smart addition to any home or business decor.

- $1500 USD

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WALL HUNG URINAL by CERAMICA GLOBO

Via Trendir … European company Ceramica Globo and industrial designer Julius Iacchetti are leading bathrooms into the future with their cool, contemporary fixture concept. The Olivia wall-hung urinal is chic and sleek – which takes some creativity, given the nature of the urinal. Uninterrupted lines, soft curves and pristine white porcelain make this fixture a modern focal point in any bathroom. A continuous curve conceals the trap, resulting in a stunning, sculptural silhouette. The designer’s ability to transform a utilitarian, often-forgotten and often-concealed subject into an objet d’art is indeed impressive! This minimalist wall-hung urinal is also available in the suspended model.

- Ceramica Globo.

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HONDAJET PRIVATE JET

Via DeviceMag … Honda is going to enter the jet planes business. Or at least that’s what one could think seeing that the company has announced a new light jet prototype that uses advanced composite materials and other design tricks to achieve a 20% fuel efficiency compared to other birds. But that’s not all, HondaJet is also said to be quieter and able to fly faster than its rivals. So what exactly makes it tick and how come it’s so “green”.First of all the new HondaJet is bringing something new to the table. The engine is mounted on top of the wings in such a way that it reduces aerodynamic interference, and thus it lowers overall drag. Because of this, it helps reducing noise pollution by as much as 20db. Another improvement is the fact that the engineering team used carbon composites and resins that not only made the plane lighter and more fuel efficient it also allowed for more design flexibility. That means the shape of the fuselage  helps improving the natural-laminar flow for even better drag, by redirecting the air-flow in a more optimal way. Last but not least, the HondaJet is powered by new engines designed and produced in partnership with General Electric. The result is a set of engines with a very high air compression ratio and high-tech fluid dynamics software that optimize the engine’s airflow. All these in an effort to maximize the jet’s performance — which we think they have achieved quite well

- http://hondajet.honda.com/gallery/index.aspx?section=EXTERIOR

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SCREEN by EILEEN GRAY (1922)


(1922. Lacquered wood and metal rods, 74 1/2 x 53 1/2 x 3/4″ (189.2 x 135.9 x 1.9 cm). Manufactured by Eileen Gray Workshop, Paris, France.)

This lacquered wood screen is composed of several horizontal rows of panels joined by thin vertical metal rods. It functions not only as a movable wall that demarcates space but also as a sculpture composed of solids and voids, with an underlying influence of Cubism. It is one of the most striking and elegant creations by Gray, who was one of the leading designers working in Paris after World War I. Gray popularized and perfected the art of lacquered furnishings, and her preference for the meticulous finish of lacquer reveals a predilection for materials used in Japanese decorative arts.

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VOISIN C23 MYRA SALOON | 1931


The Voisin C23 was powered by a six-cylinder engine that displaced three-liters and produces 90 horsepower.This example was brought from the Netherlands to the United States for the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where Voisin was the featured marque.Gabriel Voisin was born on February 5th of 1880 and lived until Christams Day in 1973. He was born at Belleville-sur-Saône, France, and is remembered as a French aviation pioneer and a producer of automobiles. In 1900, he met Clement Ader who aided in the study of aeronautics. In mid-1905 he had a fast boat tow a glider that was lightweight yet structurally rigid. His glider flew for over 500 feet as the boat pull him and the glider along. When the boat slowed, the glider came back down and went into the water, nearly drowning Voisin in the process. This near-death experience did not slow the ambition aviator; in 1906 he had opened the world’s first aviation firm, the Les Freres Voisin, meaning Aeroplanes Voisin.As the years progress, so did Voisin’s aviation business. At the close of World War I, he made the decision to turn his interests to other industries. He had become traumatized by knowing that his airplanes had been used as war machines. He would spend the rest of his career building automobiles. His early creations were luxurious and their designs were unique. They appealed to the upper class society, as their price tags could only be afforded by the elite. From 1919 through 1939, only 11,000 examples were constructed, but they are among the most memorable, exclusive, and wonderful creations of the pre-WWII era. After World War II, the direction of his automobile designs changed, and he began creating cars that were aimed at a broader public.

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CATHAY PACIFIC LOUNGE (HONG KONG)

Lovely Buisness & First class lounges

- http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_HK/atairport/hklounge_wing

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ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900B SPIDER CORSA SPERIMENTALE “BALENA” (1941)


This fine Alfa Romeo, designed by Gioachino Colombo, was equipped with an 8 cylinder 2905cm³ delivering 180hp. About 30 where made. This one then saw race action in Argentina, droven 1949-51 by Carlos Perez de Villa.

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CHANEL J12 WHITE CERAMIC DIAMOND UNISEX WATCH H2180

White ceramic case with a white ceramic bracelet. Uni-directional rotating bezel. White dial with luminous hands and luminous hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Luminiscent hands and hour markers. Date display at 6 o’clock position. Quartz movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Case diameter: 38 mm. Deployment clasp. Water resistant at 200 meters / 660 feet. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date. AdditionalInfo: gold bezel and gold crown. Chanel J12 White Ceramic Unisex Watch H2180.

- ($7.195 USD)

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FERRARI 166 INTER COUPÉ TOURING (1949)


The Ferrari 166 Inter was Ferrari’s first true grand tourer. An evolution of the 125 S and 166 S racing cars, it was a sports car for the street with coachbuilt bodies. The Inter name commemorated the victories claimed in 166 S models by Scuderia Inter. 37 166 Inters were built from 1948 through 1950. Note that both the 166 S and 166 F2 were also called “166 Inter” in the days that they were actively raced by the Scuderia of the same name.The 166 Inter shared its Aurelio Lampredi-designed tube frame and double wishbone/live axle suspension and 2420 mm wheelbase with the 125 S and 166 S. It was replaced by the 2.3 L 195 Inter and 2.6 L 212 Inter in 1950 and 1951.The first Ferrari GT car debuted at the Paris Motor Show on October 6, 1949. It was an elegant coupe designed by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan who had previously created a number of similar Ferrari and Alfa Romeo models. Customer sales soon started, with 166 Inter models becoming the first Ferraris to be purchased for the road rather than the race track. As was typical at the time, a bare chassis was delivered to the coachbuilder of the customer’s choice. Many used Touring, but Ghia’s one-off Boano coupe was more daring. Others were built by Stabilimenti Farina, who penned a Cisitalia 202-like coupe. Vignale also joined in, presaging their designs of the coming decade, and two cabriolets created by Pinin Farina and Bertone foreshadowed those companies’ later involvement with Ferrari.The 1.5 L Gioacchino Colombo-designed V12 engine from the 166 S remained, as did its chassis, though the wheelbase would eventually grow from 2420 mm (95 in) to 2500 mm (98 in). Output was 110 to 140 hp (82 to 104 kW) at 6,000 rpm with one to three carburettors.

- ($65 USD) Ferrari 60 Years: The Great Moments
- ($58 USD) Ferrari 1947-1997 The Official Book

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ALTEC VOICE OF THE THEATER A4 (VOT)

Jim Lansing shares the distinction with one other person of developing two loudspeaker systems that became movie industry standards. The other person was his collaborator, John Hilliard. The systems in question were the Shearer Horn and the A4/A2 Voice of the Theatre (VOTT).The VOTT represented nearly as great an improvement over the then state-of-the-art Shearer Horn as that speaker did over the previous Western Electric systems. However, its market impact was arguably greater. While Altec Lansing was already the preeminent manufacturer of movie loudspeakers, the Voice of the Theatre was singularly responsible for Altec Lansing’s rise to market dominance. That dominance would reach near monopolistic levels through the 1950′s and 1960′s until challenged by their greatest rival – JBL.Lansing Manufacturing Shearer Horn© Harman International, Courtesy Mark Gander and John EargleThe Shearer Horn had become the movie standard of the past decade. Virtually every loudspeaker manufacturer in the industry was offering a derivative of this basic concept, including Altec Lansing. Both Hilliard and Lansing, being the primary developers of that system, were in the best position to recognize areas for improvement. In 1944, they set about the task of documenting existing deficiencies and then developing a concept to address them.The principal deficiency identified by Lansing and Hilliard was referred to as a lack of presence. This was attributed to a number of factors. It included a dip in the mid-bass response between 250-500hz, radiation from the rear of the speaker system, phase discrepancies due to a long, folded horn path, and cabinet resonance.The primary solution to these problems lay in the design of a radically new bass horn enclosure. For the first time, a bass cabinet was developed that fully enclosed the drivers and eliminated rear radiation. The enclosure also front loaded the bass drivers in a direct, flared horn as opposed to the previous folded designs. This eliminated the mid-bass dip caused by dissipation of higher frequencies in the horn folds. However, the front horn was not large enough to propagate bass frequencies below 100hz. The ingenious solution was to port the cabinets to allow it to act as a bass reflex enclosure down to 50hz. Finally, the cabinet was comprehensively braced to maximize rigidity and minimize unwanted resonances. The enclosure was given the model number 210 and two systems were developed based on different configurations. The A4 utilized a single 210 with attached wing walls to reinforce the bass response. The A2 used 2-210′s, side-by-side, also with wings.Altec Lansing 515© Altec Lansing Technologies, Courtesy Scott PrattThe drive units in the VOTT were the brand new 288 compression driver and 515 bass driver. However, these units were more of an evolutionary development compared to the significant advance of the 210 bass horn. The 288 was actually a permanent magnet version of the field coil 287 with only a few refinements. The 515 bass driver was a legacy of the previous 604 duplex design. The need to mount a horn throat inside the cone’s voice coil resulted in the use of a 3″ diameter coil for the bass driver. This design was carried over into the new 515 woofer since the larger diameter brought a number of advantages in efficiency and power handling. This driver, along with the cone of the 604, were the first examples of 15″ drivers using flat-wire coils.Altec Lansing 288© Altec Lansing Technologies, Courtesy Scott PrattOverall, the most significant advance represented by these drivers was the first use of permanent Alnico V magnets in a theatre system. This greatly reduced operating costs and increased reliability. The drivers were also more efficient and had higher power ratings than equivalent field coil units. This allowed increased output with no increase in amplifier requirements.The final system met or exceeded all of the original design goals. The short, direct horn path allowed the high frequency driver to be mounted on the exact plane of the bass driver. Where the Shearer Horn had reduced phase discrepancies to 1 millisecond, the VOTT eliminated it entirely. The overall system efficiency was between 2-8db more efficient than the Shearer derivatives due to the new bass horn and more sensitive drivers. Bandwidth was extended at both extremes and, most importantly, the overall response was much more linear.The A4 and A2 versions of the VOTT were introduced in 1945 to much acclaim. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences immediately began tests of the new system that confirmed the sonic improvements. By 1955, the Academy adopted the VOTT as the industry standard for motion picture playback. The VOTT’s were to remain in production at Altec into the 1990′s.

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MONASTERY OF OUR LADY OF NOVY DVUR by JOHN PAWSON (2004)

(Photo Hisao Suzuki)

In 1999 John Pawson was commissioned by Cistercian monks to design a new monastery for a site in Bohemia. The scheme combines elements retained from the original baroque complex with entirely new architecture.While some of the vocabulary is without literal precedent, the design remains true to the spirit of St Bernard’s twelfth century architectural blueprint for the Order, with its emphasis on the quality of light and proportion, on simple, pared down elevations and detailing.

- John Pawson
- ($47.27 USD) Book: John Pawson: Plain Space

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AUDI’S TOY CAR

Via GentlemansGadgets … Take the nostalgic design of a 30s grand prix racer in 1:2 scale, a part car-fanaticism and mix it together with a lithium-ion electric motor and you get a powerful toy car for kids of all ages including those experienced driver that are still young at heart. Audi’s Auto Union Type C e-tron is made of aluminum with a carbon-look finish and provides a seat for drivers up to 1.80 meters in height, who then will be offered a top speed of close 19 mph and 44.25 lb-ft of torque for a rejuvenating journey of almost 16 miles

- $22.000 USD

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CARIEL VODKA

(Designed by Carl ӧjerstam)

Cariel Vodka is a new premium vodka from the lovable land of Sweden. With over 500 years of vodka heritage and access to the finest raw materials for producing vodka Cariel pitches itself as something of a pedigree. The triple distilled vodka is produced through batch blending, in which small batches of distilled Swedish barley are blended with a distillate from Swedish winter wheat, and finally balanced with spring water. Cariel Vodka has a full bodied character with a subtle sweetness and an unchallenged smoothness. As well as the unadulterated version importers, Iconic Spirits, are also bringing out Cariel Vanilla Vodka. Using only natural Madagascar vanilla Cariel Vanilla Vodka has an extremely light golden hue from natural vanilla with a powerful nose and tantalisingly flowery vanilla with a hint of burned hazelnut and a moderate sweet aftertaste.

- £31 GBP
- http://www.blavodstore.com/

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T.T.TRUNK LUGGAGE

Whether you have a fetish for footwear, a fondness for cigars, a weakness for whisky, or all three, T.T. Trunks can create a custom-made travel trunk to contain your indulgences. The Parisian company, which launched in 2009, covers its trunks in any of more than 700 available materials and fits them with compartments to accommodate shoes or other accessories. It also offers the Dandy, a model outfitted with a bar and a humidor. The trunks, which can be equipped with recharging stations for computers and phones, take two to three months to complete and are priced from about $9,900 to more than $35,000 for the Dandy.

- http://www.tttrunks.com

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THE HOUSE HOTEL GALATASARAY (ISTANBUL)

(Executive suite from only 128 EUR per night, wow that’s cheap)

The House Hotel
Bostanbasi Cad. no:19,
Galatasaray,
34440 Istanbul
Beyoglu
Turkey

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NIXON SOCKET HEADPHONES


- Buy

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CUSTOM FORD BEATNIK (1955)

Via USAToday … Bubbletops are unquestionably an enthralling part of the custom car world, and the one we are talking about here is one good, gorgeous baby to look at. Built by Gary “Chopit” Fioto, the 1955 Ford “Beatnik” Bubbletop Custom is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000 at RM Auction’s Amelia Island event on March 12, 2011. Inspired by futuristic design studies from the ‘50s, the Beatnik is a lavender 1955 Ford-based custom, rides on a modified ‘88 Lincoln Town Car chassis and gets its power from a Chevrolet 350-cubic inch small-block V8 engine. For the Beatnik, Fioto used a mix of Cadillac, Chrysler and Lincoln components, including the canted quad headlights. The front and rear fenders, the door skins and the rear section of the car are hand-formed.In 2006, the custom Bubbletop won the coveted $20,000 Grand Prize at Darryl Starbird’s National Rod and Custom Car Show. The Beatnik has received a number of awards, including the “Blackie” Gejeian’s 2005 Fresno Autorama Sweepstakes Award, “Outstanding Custom” at the 2006 Grand National Roadster Show and the George Barris Kustom d’Elegance Award.

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SANTA CRUZ SKATE SCREAMING HAND


OMG! I almost forgot how amazing this logo is.

- Santa Cruz Skate Screaming Hand Blue Powerply Skate Boards, 32 x 8.2-Inch

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SAGE RESTAURANT (BERLIN)

Sage
Köpenicker Str. 18-20
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Germany
T: 030 75549407-1

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THE FOLLY BAR/RESTAURANT (LONDON)

Molly, Drake & Morgan’s fourth bar, follows the success of the refinery, Drake & Morgan’s first bar in Southwark, which opened in September 2008, and the parlour, which opened in the City in October 2009. Drake & Morgan were established in February 2008 and are looking to open their fifth bar in 2011.Inspiration for The Folly has come from travelling the world, looking at the most successful venues in the USA and the Middle East “places where service culture is valued highly” and combining the best they have to offer with our own style.

The Folly Bar
41 Gracechuch Street,
Bank,
London EC3V 0BT
0845 468 0102

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MAMA RUSIA HOTEL (RIO)

(Junior Suite €330 EUR per night)

chambresAll 7 modern-style, luxurious rooms offer you a breathtaking view of the well known Sugar Loaf and the bay. Collections of drawings by Jean Cocteau, unique photos of Josephine Baker, Colette, Maria Callas, collection of religious sculptures from all over Brazil – the French-Brazilian elegance is in every room and corner.

Mama Rusia
132 rua santa cristina
Santa teresa
20241-250
Rio de janeiro
Brazil
T: 00 55 21 22 42 12 81

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MOËT & CHANDON ROSÉ IMPÉRIAL GRAFFITI GIFT SET

Moët & Chandon’s Message On A Bottle gift set is perfect for Valentine’s Day or to celebrate special occasions.This premium champagne set comes with two flutes, a rosé Impérial bottle with special-edition rose pink sleeve and a gold marker to personalise your present with a message – all beautifully displayed in an elegant, rose-tinted gift box. The suggested retail price of this Valentine Day Graffiti Kit is $120. It will be available for purchase at wines & spirits shops throughout New York City until Feb 14th.

- $120 USD

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MARGAUX (DUBAI)

Margaux, a stylish brasserie in the beautiful Souk Al Bahar, exudes the spirit of the French Mediterrean through its food and atmosphere. Serving lunch, afternoon tea and dinner menus, Margaux provides a complete gastronomic experience in blissful surroundings.Expect to find a menu revealing a new style of cooking by Margaux’s Alain Ducasse trained Executive Chef, Julian Mercier, who skillfully combines the flavours of the French and Italian Riviera. Julian’s unique style of cooking is based on traditional and authentic flavours and ingredients, but prepared using modern cooking techniques, resulting in an approach to brasserie cuisine yet to be savored in Dubai. Margaux’s 800 strong wine list is expertly designed to complement the menu and Sommelier; Eric Eybert, will guide you through the extensive list introducing the many rare and vintage wines.The clean and chic interior provides a stylish eating environment while maintaining a distinguished character and charm with wooden panels and distinctive art work. Margaux’s professional team of specially trained and welcoming staff have impeccable product knowledge and will ensure a memorable dining experience. Dressed in tailor made uniforms, reminiscent of Parisian bistros, the staff reflects the effortless elegance of Margaux.

Margaux Restaurant
Ground Floor, Souk Al Bahar
Old Town Island
Downtown Burj Khalifa
Dubai, 111102
T: +971 4 4397555

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THE COMPLETE MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS COLLECTOR’S EDITION MEGASET

The programme that made all of America sit up and say: what? That put Spam back in the national pantry, launched crossdressing as a national craze, and made Rene Descartes a household name. That dramatically streamlined the high-school geek identification process.

($98.99 USD) The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus Collector’s Edition Megaset

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BANK OF MOSCOW

(Kuznetsky Most Street, Moscow, Russia)

Via our friends at TheCoolHunter … I want my bank to look like this!

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ST DUPONT BLACK LACQUERED LIGNE 2 LIGHTER

Add a golden touch to your cigar smoking experience with this alluring lighter from S.T. Dupont, The lighter features yellow golden finishes and black Chinese lacquer adding to its elegant looks. Made in France, get the best in style and quality today. Ligne 2 by S.T. Dupont is a collection of lighters blessed with perfect harmony and ultimate reliability. The distinctive “cling” sound produced by the lighter’s lid makes Ligne 2 a most-sought after collection of luxury lighters.

- ($1.000 USD) ST Dupont Black Lacquered Ligne 2 Lighter

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IL BUCO RESTAURANT (PSIRRI)

Nice & clean … And bohemian:-)

Il Buco Restaurant
Sarri 18 & Sahtouri 2
105 54 Psirri
Greece

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LIPPEN-BROSCHE VON DALÍ by SALVADOR DALÍ (1949)

- ($393 USD) The Collected Writings of Salvador Dalí

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METRO NIGHTCLUB (OLSO)

Metro is located in the basement of the SAS Radisson and attracts the young and happening city crowd along with hotel guests. Its subterranean location created the perfect opportunity to create an urban ‘concrete and candy’ interior.

Metro
Sas Plaza Radisson
Sonja Henies plass 3
0134 Oslo
Norway

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KRUG VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE CLOS D’AMBONNAY 1995


Krug Vintage Champagne Clos D’Ambonnay 1995. The rarest of all Krugs, Krug Clos d’Ambonnay is the exceptional product of a single walled vineyard in the village of Ambonnay, which for generations has been one of Krug’s best-loved terroirs. In this supremely elegant champagne, the characteristic structure and refinement of Ambonnay’s Pinot Noir grapes are elevated to their ultimate expression by Krug’s legendary craftsmanship and long years of aging in the cellars.Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 has an intense copper-gold colour and a rich, creamy bouquet with distinctive hints of ripe fruit and fresh toasted brioche. On the palate, it develops a magnificent harmony of freshness and fullness, vibrancy and maturity, culminating in a lingering, elegant finish. Brioche – Grilled Almonds – Candied Spices – Wax – Red BerriesProduced with 100% Pinot Noir grapes from the Clos d’Ambonnay, a single walled vineyard covering just 0.685 hectares on the edge of the renowned village of Ambonnay, on the south-eastern curve of the Montagne de Reims.The Clos d’Ambonnay is the ultimate jewel vineyard, a mere third of the size of the Clos du Mesnil. Carefully nurtured by Krug, which brought all its uncompromising craftsmanship to bear, in particular introducing its characteristic pruning methods to produce small quantities of highly individual grapes, the Clos d’Ambonnay was transformed into a treasure that would yield the most exceptional champagne.The launch of Krug Clos d’Ambonnay is a landmark, not only because the release of a new Krug champagne is an exceptional event in itself, but also because it is a champagne on which three members of the Krug family – Henri Krug, Rémi Krug and Olivier Krug – worked together in unison.

- £1850 GBP

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NECKTIE by INCOQNITO


A sexy neck accessory that can also be used as an adjustable leash for sensual control of your partner.

- $59 USD

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“O” OLIVE OIL CONCEPT

(New concept from NT.GJ, a Lisbon based design firm.)

“O” borns from the desire of making a ultra premium olive oil brand that could easily be used in luxury restaurants, hotels and special dinners, without shocking with the interiors, using a simple name (“O” from olive) and really simple but elegant graphics. The logo is a “O” with a hole on the middle from where you can see the color of the olive oil. The bottle is made by glass and painted with a gradient from white to transparent. On the bottom you can see the olive oil clearly, in a beautiful and interesting visual effect. The cap is made by cork, giving a traditional and “hand made” feeling to the product.

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BRISTOL 603 COUPE SILVER (1977)

What an amazing car.

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BOOK: COCA-COLA (ASSOULINE)

This illustrated book celebrates the world’s most iconic beverage with the brand’s photographs, advertisements, and designs as well as memories from film, social history, and pop culture. Decade by decade, Coca-Cola  represents the zeitgeist with nostalgia and flair.

- $65 USD

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THE CHATWAL HOTEL (NEW YORK)

(Junior Suite From $459 USD per night. Designed by Thierry Despont)

The Chatwal, recently renovated, just opened its doors to the world. This five-star luxury hotel offers a modern twist to its Art Deco style. For those journeying to New York for business, shopping, theatre or to marry in the big city, The Chatwal offers a private and sophisticated retreat in one of its 83 guestrooms & suites.Each of the spacious guestrooms & suites offer Asprey bath amenities, butler service and 24 hour room service. A private bar includes bespoke cocktail set and menus, custom playing cards and a backgammon set. Other amenities include 400-thread count Frette linen, down comforters and pillows. Finally, the turndown service includes a complimentary shoe shine service, bottles of water and a custom Chatwal keepsake.This luxury hotel’s amenities include a 24 hour Fitness lounge replete with private audio-visual components and personal training. On-site spa services are available at The Chatwal Spa by Kashwere, with the option to have services arranged in one of the dedicated treatment rooms or in the comfort of you guestroom or The Chatwal Spa by Kashwere. A unique offering for a personalized consultation with a Krigler perfume expert are also available.

The Chatwal Hotel
130 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
USA
T: +01 212.764.6200

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DEUTZ CHAMPAGNE AMOUR DE DEUTZ BRUT 1999

- €120 EUR

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THE PASSION CLUB (MEXICO)

The Passion Club Restaurant & Lounge is ME Cabo´s centerpiece of cuisine. The smart-casual feel of the Passion Club is created within the context of three different spaces. Guests can start their morning with a healthy breakfast on the patio of the Passion Club Restaurant with views of the sea or savor an intimate nighttime dinner of Mexican fusion cuisine. Patrons can enjoy signature cocktails, … tapas and premium tequilas at the neon-lit bar or lounge outside on daybeds by a fire pit, listening to DJ´s spinning music or taking in live performances. The Passion Club is the place to see and be seen. Guests can mingle with locals and visitors from other hotels who gather to enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere at the only club in Cabo San Lucas

The Passion Club Restaurant & Lounge
Playa El Medano S/N Zona Hotelera
Cabo San Lucas
BCS 23410
Mexico

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SONY MDR-XB1000 HEADPHONES

Bass devouring hip hop fans are going to want to keep an eye on their favorite importer for Sony’s latest, the MDR-XB1000. What makes these so special? Well, if you thought your Beats by Dre headphones set the benchmark for bass, the MDR-XB1000 crushes the competition with gigantic 70mm drivers that helps deliver audio to an impressive 2-30,00 Hz frequency range.

- ($89.99 USD) Sony MDR-XB700 50mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones

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“NEGATIVO-POSITIVO” SERIGRAPH by BRUNO MUNARI (1955/1956)

Medium: silkscreen / serigraph. Printed on smooth wove paper and tipped (lightly mounted along one edge) by the publisher onto a support sheet. This piece was published by Groupe Espace in Milan for the very rare Documenti d’Arte d’Oggi (1955-56). The image measures 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (115 x 120mm). Not signed. Condition: there are some scratches to the surface.

- $250 USD

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BOOK: HEDI SLIMANE PORTFOLIO

Known for his original vision, Hedi Slimane brings a simple, spare grace to the worlds of photography and fashion. Alternating melancholy and hope, Slimane’s images are composed with great precision. The classical lighting and compositions are paired with dark, intriguing narratives. Influenced by many genres, Slimane’s vision is fresh and tinged by a romantic sensibility. As with his work as creative director at Dior Homme, his masterly photographs are superbly crafted and sublime. Slimane finds inspiration in the diverse realms of pop culture, nature, history–and the human form. This varied collection is sure to inspire. His subjects include Pete Doherty, Kate Moss and Lady Gaga–to mention a few.

- $27 USD

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4 BURNER GAS COOKTOP by FRANKE

Sleek!

Sleek in-line 4 burner gas cooktop from Franke with individual grates, removable magnetic heat shield and convenient control knobs. 4 versatile burners include auxiliar 1.0 kW, semi rapid 1.75 kW, rapid 3.0 kW and triple crown 3.6 kW. Black or white glass.

- Franke.

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PHOTOGRAPHY by BEN HASSETT

(Models: Ashley Smith for Numéro)

- Ben Hassett

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BOOK: FURNITURE & INTERIORS OF THE 1970S

The design of the 1970s was distinguished by a strong confluence of creativity and functionalism in furnishing and decor. We already recognize many ’70s furniture designs as icons of mid-century modernism-and the proof is the prices they command at fine furniture auctions today.Bony examines the works of international designers whose creations exemplify this period, from the ergonomically-focused designers working in America to the pure design movement in Scandinavia and design innovators in Italy led by Archizoom, Alchymia, and Gaetano Pesce. This indispensable reference book chronicles the period’s interior design trends with over 200 photographs focusing on artistic and decorative innovations that created the first intelligent and informed design conversation between two continents.

- ($42.99 USD) Book: Furniture and Interiors of the 1970s

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TAU SPEAKERS

Check out the TAU speakers; made from recycled cardboard and paper finished in epoxy, the exotic shapes are an exploratory exercise in finding the simplest shape to provide maximum audio fidelity. The result is an organic form suspended on rods designed to hide the cables. I applaud the designer for pushing the envelope to create speakers that audiophiles and designers alike can appreciate

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KUNSTOFFHAUS FG 2000 by WOLFGANG FEIERBACH (1968/1970)

Fiberglass Interior Design and Architecture: the Wolfgang Feierbach ‘Kunststoffhaus FG 2000″ was constructed in Altenstadt Germany in 1968-1970.  This is one amazing prefab modular fiberglass house. This super groovy space age party house looks amazing. Very similar to the Verner Panton Visiona 2 expo from 1970. Most of the furniture was custom made by the architect designer Wolfgang Feierbach with some exceptions: the sofa and chairs in the living room were designed by Dieter Rams (620 series produced by Vitsoe), the bathroom furniture in red fiberglass was created by Rohm and Haas (it was in commercial production for a couple of years and was even sold in the USA). We believe the ceiling carpets were inspired by Verner Panton and produced by Mira-X.

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DUCATI 848 EVO

Ducati has raised the benchmark on its middleweight superbike, Bumping up the horsepower by 140 to the Testastretta engine and thrown in a curb weight of 369 lbs give it an excellent power to weight ratio, Coupled with new cylinder heads, pistons, throttle bodies and camshafts and Brembo Monobloc front braking calipers and a cross-mounted steering stabilizer. A 140 hp Testastretta engine, steering dampers and the new monobloc brakes mean that with the 848EVO even more exhilarating performance is guaranteed. 848EVO – the most exciting way to enter the world Ducati Superbikes.

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GULFSTREAM G550

I want one:-)

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DVD: THE MUNSTERS (COMPLETE SERIES)

Best comedy TV-Show ever!!!

- ($43 USD) The Munsters: The Complete Series

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