(Locality: Comune of Santo Stefano Belbo and Nizza Monferrato.Varietal: AlbarossaAlcohol Content: 14,5-15% Vol.Maturing: 24 month in french barriquesColour: Deep purple redBouquet: It presents an intense aroma of red fruits, matured-cherry, black currant, blackberryand a delicate vanilla.Taste: Dry, powerful, full bodied, fine tannins, well-rounded, harmonic and persistent.Suggestions: red meat, braised meat, game and well-matured cheese.Servingtemperature: 16/20° C)
Wine producer Marco Bonfante makes this very limited edition and now comepletely sold out wine (only 1.500 Bottles). Albarone a clone of Nebbiolo (red Italian wine grape) & Barbera (red Italian wine grape variety that, as of 2000, was the third most-planted red grape variety in Italy (after Sangiovese and Montepulciano) meaning that the flower of the Nebbiolo has been inseminated with pollen of Barbera. Marc Bonfante drying up the Grapes as is traditionally done for the Amarone della Valpolicezza wine. The wine is then aged for whole 24 month in French oak barrique. The next Vintage wine from Marco Bonfante 2008 will be released in September 2011 which I can’t wait to try.
- Marco Bonfante (Official Site)
- ($38.99 USD) Marco Bonfante Barolo Vignaioli Casadoni 2006
Live piano! Cocktails! One of a kind atmosphere, interior and delicious cocktails!
Plaza Library Bar
Lade Gaards Brygghus is made for Norwegian Super market chain Rema 1000, and named after the company’s historic manor.
A retrospective of Linda McCartney’s life and photographyIn 1966, during a brief stint as a receptionist for Town and Country magazine, Linda Eastman snagged a press pass to a very exclusive promotional event for the Rolling Stones aboard a yacht on the Hudson River; her fresh, candid photographs of the band were far superior to the formal shots made by the band’s official photographer, and she was instantly on the way to making a name for herself as a top rock ’n’ roll photographer. On May 11, 1968, when her portrait of Eric Clapton was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, she entered the record books as the first woman to have that honor. During her tenure as the leading photographer of the late 1960s’ musical scene, she captured many of rock’s most important musicians on film, including Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Doors, and the Grateful Dead. In 1967, Linda went to London to document the “Swinging Sixties,” where she met Paul McCartney at the Bag ’o Nails club and subsequently photographed the Beatles during a launch event for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Paul and Linda fell in love, and were married on March 12, 1969. For the next three decades, until her untimely death, she devoted herself to her family, vegetarianism, animal rights, and photography.From her early rock ’n’ roll portraits, through the final years of the Beatles, via touring with Wings to raising four children with Paul, Linda captured her whole world on film. Her shots range from spontaneous family pictures to studio sessions with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as well as artists Willem de Kooning and Gilbert and George. Always unassuming and fresh, her work displays a warmth and feeling for the precise moment that captures the essence of any subject. Whether photographing her children, celebrities, animals, or a fleeting moment of everyday life, she did so without pretension or artifice.This retrospective volume—selected from her archive of over 200,000 images—is produced in close collaboration with Paul McCartney and their children. As such, it is a moving personal journal and a lasting testament to Linda’s talent.Additional to our limited and art editions, this book is also available as unlimited trade edition.
- $41.72 USD
- €215 EUR
Silver Hallmark Toy: Created exclusively for Myla by Crowned Jewels Limited and lavishly hand made from solid 925 Sterling Silver. It is the only product of its kind to have the purity of its materials certified with a Hallmark from the London Assay Office.
- £250 GBP
The Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept is a prototype of a luxury sedan which was presented officially in September by Bugatti Automobiles prior to the IAA 2009. A derivative of the concept vehicle is expected to reach the market in 2013.
The car is a four seat luxury sedan which shares the W16 8.0L engine of the Bugatti Veyron, but with two superchargers instead of four turbochargers for improved torque. It could be a prefiguration of the future second Bugatti car. Its name is a historical reference to the Bugatti Type 57 Galibier. and to the tradition to give to some of the Type 57 the names of alpine mountain passes, here Col du Galibier.The prototype sports a hood which opens in two parts, similar to the one of the Cadillac Sixteen.it costs £900,000.
A trilogy of complementary flavours. The warmth of the rum, ripe grapes and rich, dark chocolate.Fresh, ripe grapes, preserved in rum. During its maceration, the seedless grape preserves all its fruity flavour
- €14.50 EUR
- Official Site
Shusei Nagaoka (長岡秀星, Nagaoka Shusei?, born November 26, 1936) is a Japanese illustrator. He is best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 1980s. Artists for whom he illustrated covers include Electric Light Orchestra; Earth, Wind & Fire; Caldera, and Pure Prairie League.
(From 350 USD per night)
Generously dotted amid the coastal forest, Phuket boutique hotel Sri Panwa’s seductive collection of 52 luxury villas slopes down to the sea via the warm white sands of its private beach. Each glass-boxed bedroom overlooks vast swathes of ocean and, if your bed were any closer to your private pool, your pillow would be wet.
88 Moo 8 Sakdidej Rd.,
Tambon Vichit, Phuket
Wine tip of the week.
- $39.99 USD
- Official Site
(Junior Suite from only €209 EUR per night)
St. Georg is one of Hamburg’s most vibrant, diverse neighbourhoods, rife with trendy boutiques good restaurants, reputable theatres and inviting street cafés. The latest addition to the local scene is the new George Hotel, which adds a touch of old-school elegance to the hip and fashionable quarter.Interior designer Sibylle von Heyden of SynergyHamburg chose old, English-style social clubs as her inspiration for The George, combining classic sensibilities with modern design motifs. Accordingly, the hotel features a noble library, a smoker’s lounge complete with leather furniture, a sophisticated bar and an impressive restaurant serving Mediterranean fare. The George’s 118 rooms, five junior suites and two penthouses all come equipped with flat-screen TV, Internet access, mini-bar and safe, while three grand, timber-floored event rooms provide for all business and entertainment needs. And after a day out on the town shopping, site-seeing or admiring Hamburg’s charming Alster Lake – only a few minutes walk from the hotel itself – guests can relax at The George’s light-flooded rooftop spa, an urban retreat in the middle of the bustling Hanseatic City.
The George Hotel
T: +49 (0) 40/ 28 00 30 0
The Chardonnay The Judge, a special cuvee of 15 barrels (the equivalent of 320-350 cases), is an homage to John Konsgaard’s father, who was a judge. The 2005 Chardonnay The Judge flirts with perfection. Incredibly intense flowery notes along with a liqueur of honeysuckle and crushed rocks compete with some tropical fruit, quince, orange, and pineapple characteristics. This intensely full, fresh, lively, gorgeous white benefits from 22 months aging in barrel, and bottling off the lees unfiltered.
- Kongsgaard Wines (Official Site)
- $395 USD
Handcrafted by Globe-Trotter, the British company whose expertly crafted luggage has been carried by royalty and other discerning customers since 1897. Globe-Trotter’s distinctively luxurious (and incomparably beautiful) Centenary Collection is guaranteed to withstand the rigors of travel—or the weight of a one-ton elephant, whichever is worse—thanks to the strength of exceptionally lightweight Vulcan Fibre®. Each and every case is handmade by an experienced craftsman in our own custom color combination. Needless to say, our exclusive heirloom-quality Globe-Trotter luggage is available only in very limited quantities. Vulcan Fibre shell. Leather trim and straps. Cotton lining. Part of J.Crew Collection. Made in England. 21″H (closed) x 15″W x 7″D. Weight: 9.3 lbs. Catalog/jcrew.com only.
- $1.350 USD
An intimate, revealing look at the legendary band, documented in a series of personal, never-before-seen photographs taken during The Beatles’ three U.S. tours—the largest single trove of such important unknown rock photographs ever uncoveredIn the early 1960s, four working-class lads from Liverpool invaded America, igniting a cultural revolution that would transform a generation and change the world. During that time, few were closer to The Beatles than Bob Bonis, the tour manager for all three U.S. tours, 1964, 1965, and 1966. While on the road with the Fab Four, Bonis, a passionate amateur photographer with a keen eye, an innate sense of composition, and a deep love for his subjects, snapped some nine hundred photographs of the band—a remarkable collection that until now has only been known to family and close friends.Unearthed after forty-five years, the photos that comprise The Lost Beatles Photographs form a groundbreaking portrait of the most iconic band of the twentieth century at a pivotal time in their career, conquering America. Bonis’s photos offer fans unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to The Beatles during their breakthrough moments on the world stage, from rehearsing backstage to stellar performances in concert. Here are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in casual moments, in rehearsal, in concert, in dressing rooms, on vacation, at press events, on the road. Funny, surprising, provocative, beautiful, these photos recall an unforgettable period in history and offer a fresh look at these legends at the beginning of their fame.Whether you’re a devoted aficionado or just discovering the Fab Four, The Lost Beatles Photographs is a remarkable addition to Beatle lore and a must-have for every fan.
- $17.85 USD
(From only $434 USD per night)
Secluded, serene and so seafront you’re almost in the water, tropical island hideaway Abacá Boutique Resort teams a seductive spa with Med-influenced fine dining to romantic effect. Cool, contemporary suites showcase the work of renowned local designers (including Brad Pitt’s bed-maker) alongside ethnic touches from the Philippines’ archipelago, warm, dark woods and soothing stone.
Abacá Boutique Resort
Punta Engaño Rd
Lapu-Lapu City 6015
T:032 495 3461
The Movimento arte concreta (Concrete Art Movement), was a group of avant-garde artists working in Italy during the 1950′s. Among the artists who contributed prints for this issue were: Enrico Bordoni, Joe Colombo, Regina, Nino Di Salvatore, Gillo Dorfles, Gianni Monnet, Bruno Munari, Luigi Veronesi, Tito Varisco, Carol Rama, Simonetta Vigevani Jung and Lucio Fontana. These prints are quite rare today.
- $300 USD
“Dreaming” is a song by the American punk/new wave band Blondie. It was the lead single from their fourth album “Eat to the Beat”. It peaked at #2 in the British singles chart.
- ($0.99 USD) AMAZON MP3
(Model: Freja Beha Erichsen)
- Cellina von Mannstein
Yet another outstanding Bell & Ross’s one-off timepiece for the Only Watch auction features a roulette design built on top of their popular BR 01 watch. The watch features a pink gold case and is a tribute to Monaco where Only Watch will be taking place this coming September.
(Color: Savanne 322)
Verpan introduces two chairs from the original 1-2-3 series designed by Verner Panton in 1973. The series originally comprised 20 different models with variations in seat height, arm rests and feet. The public was very enthusiastic about the chairs at the time, and one critic wrote:“It (ed. the furniture series) will be a milestone in future furniture design … We have never before seen chairs designed and built like the 20 models that make up this series”.The new series includes a dining room chair and a lounge chair – both models are available in a standard version made from moulded foam rubber upholstered with fabric and a deluxe version in leather.The original commission was to design a furniture programme that combined a series of different functions with the basic requirement of good sitting comfort. The chairs should also have a simple and natural design, so they could fit into any environment as a functional element.It took Verner Panton three years to develop the series, and the result was a unique chair concept where Panton worked systematically with design and function based on a defined theme, which he described as follows:“I wanted to design furniture that grows up out of the floor – to turn the furniture into something organic and never with four legs.”The chair originally featured a light frame construction made from steel upon which fabric could be mounted. In the new version, Verpan has used foam rubber for increased sitting comfort and to ensure a tight and even upholstering.Verpan intends to add more models to the series over the next few years.
(Designed by Japanese designer Teruhiro Yanagihara)
Tucked into a historical building in central Singapore is a super unique beauty salon called Kizuki and Lim. The salon is the design of Teruhiro Yanagihara, a Tokyo based design firm known for revamping spaces in a totally unconventional way. Teruhiro Yanagihara needed to create this space with the intention to be multi-functional as a salon, and as an art gallery for local artists.
Their solution was to create a huge 3 dimensional, angular partition which separates the two different activity areas. Two huge round highlighter painted tunnels join the two spaces and assist in creating a very cool experience within the space.
Center Bar, run by Select Service Partner (Schweiz) was opened after four months of construction.The new location comprises a 20 meter long bar designed by Detail Design and offers patrons a view of the airfield. Several monitors displaying the menu are located outside the bar, aimed at attracting guests.Travellers are offered a variety of Mediterranean-inspired snacks and drinks in a contemporary lounge atmosphere. Background music is provided with live piano music on selected days.
- Zurich Airport
The Centenary series is one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable designs of any suitcase in the world. Featuring a vulcanised fibreboard body with LEATHER corners and STRAPS (sizes 21” and above). The leather trimmings are hand crafted from fine British hide on original antique sewing machines.
The Leica M9-P is not officially announced yet but the first limited edition is already out: the Leica M9-P Hammertone Limited Edition was created to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Leica Ginza store in Tokyo. Only 100 cameras will be produced. The kit includes an Elmarit M F2.8/28mm ASPH lens. Similar to the original M9-P that will be released on June 21, the hammertone limited edition will have a classic Leica writing on top plate, vulcanite cover, sapphire LCD glass and no red Leica logo or M9 marking on the front.The Leica M9-PHammertone Limited Edition will be available in July, 2011.
- $6.995 USD
I’ve always wanted my own jet!!! The Gulfstream G550® large-cabin, ultra-long range business jet turned heads right from the start. Less than two weeks after it entered service, a G550 flew nonstop from Seoul, South Korea, to Orlando, Fla., covering the 7,301 nautical mile (13,521 km) distance in 14.5 hours and setting a city pair record. In fact, it would go on to establish 40 city-pair records in its first five years of service.This is a brawny aircraft with an international reach. Powered by enhanced Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, the G550 has a range of 6,750 nm (12,501 km) at Mach 0.80 and a high-speed cruise capability of Mach 0.87. With its long legs, the G550 easily links Washington, D.C., with Dubai, London with Singapore and Tokyo with Paris.As you might expect, the G550 is equipped with the Gulfstream PlaneView® cockpit, the most advanced flight deck in business aviation. Based on the Honeywell Primus Epic® architecture and display system, the PlaneView cockpit presents critical flight information on 14-inch (36 cm) liquid crystal displays arranged for easy interpretation.The PlaneView cockpit is brimming with Gulfstream’s latest avionics achievements: the first fully synchronous triple Flight Management System (FMS), the Gulfstream Signature Cursor Control Device (CCD), which improves the way that pilots interact with the PlaneView avionics; then there’s the latest in Head-Up Display technology integrated with the next-generation Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II™, which captures pictures of the environment and presents the pilot with a clear picture of runway markings, taxiways and surrounding terrain at night or in the worst weather conditions. Gulfstream was the first business jet manufacturer to certify an optional synthetic vision system on the G550. The optional Synthetic Vision – Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD) adds to the enhanced situational awareness even in zero visibility conditions.The cabin aboard the G550 combines productivity with exceptional comfort. It features up to four distinct living areas, three temperature zones, and a choice of 12 floor plan configurations with seating for up to 18 passengers. Maintaining contact with the home office is easy thanks to a host of standard communication features: A fax machine, a printer, a wireless local area network and satellite communications. As an option, consider Gulfstream’s Broad Band Multi Link (BBML), which combines fast Internet connection speeds with low operating costs.The value of this world-class airplane is readily apparent in its 6,750 nm (12,501 km) range, its best-in-class cockpit, its advanced technology, its superb warranty, and Gulfstream’s top-rated customer support network that stands ready to render assistance on six continents.And, finally, the team that developed the G550 was honored for its work with the Robert J. Collier Trophy, the most prestigious award in aviation today. We’re as proud of the honor as we are of the G550.
(From $624 USD per night)
Surrounded by Khoalak‘s pristine, breathtaking beach and benefiting the rare sense of serenity. Casa de La Flora provides the perfect getaway from the bustling city life. Not only we offer a peace of mind through the well-preserved, first-class tropical beauties and lush flowers strewn over the premise, our unique design hotel is also attentive to the design details.
Triumphing aesthetically modern and cutting edge architecture.Casa de La Flora’s prevalent features exudes neoteric lifestyle and fashionable holidaying but without forgetting to add in tangible warmth, homegrown hospitality and graceful service to the mix.At Casa de La Flora, we blend privacy, peace, beauty,nature, comfort together with style, sewing it on a trendy silver plate.
Casa De La Flora
67/213 Moo5, Khuk Khak,
Takuapa. Phang Nga 82190
In stores September 1st! Karl Lagerfeld has collaborated with Orrefors, the Swedish glass makers to create a collection of crystal including bowls, vases; wine, water and liqueur glasses and, naturally, champagne flutes.
Thomas Mann’s masterpiece “Buddenbrooks” has brought him immortality and has turned him into one of the most famous writers of the 20th century. Montblanc is paying tribute to this unique wordsmith with an equally unique Writers Edition. The platinum-plated inlays in the rich black lacquer of this writing instrument are inspired by the age of artistic creativity in which Thomas Mann lived: the Art Deco era. The interplay of colours and materials symbolises the different relationships between the characters in “Buddenbrooks”.
- $760 USD
- Official Site
I will never forget this wine served to me and my wife a couple years ago in Paris at Restaurant Le Pre Catelan (Which by the way has one of the greatest wine menu I’ve ever seen). It’s got lots of petrol – which I love in Alsace Riesling:-)
- Paul Blanck (Official Site)
(Aamanns Smørrebrød Tartar is outstanding!)
Still my favorite lunch spot, smørrebrød from Aamanns: “A-Must-Try when in Copenhagen!”
Øster Farimagsgade 10
Classic shaving brush with silky smooth ivory-like handle, heavy metal standing base, and badger hair bristles.Made in Sheffield, England.All Edwin Jagger shaving brushes are filled with the highest quality, hand graded badger hair from the badger species Meles Meles (a sustainable source).Badger hair has been used for more than two centuries to make the finest shaving brushes. Rather than repelling it the hair absorbs water, and, when combined with a good quality shaving cream or soap, produces a rich shaving lather.
- $83 USD
Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) was a home to famous French stylist Pierre Cardin. Amazing architecture and its size is stunning. The house is facing the bay of Cannes and has a territory of 1,200m² and gardens and swimming pools spread on 8,500m ² territory.
About Antti Lovag: Born in Hungary in the 1920s, Antti Lovag took his first course of Naval Architecture in Stockholm Sweden. After this, he moved for his studies to Paris France. In the early 1960s he began to consider a radically different architecture, along with Jacques Couelle, and was inspired by the forms of nature to imagine a more natural home in harmony with human morphology- Lovag views architecture as a “form of play- spontaneous, joyful, full of surprise.”- “Whether for economic reasons or lack of technical solutions, human beings have confined themselves to cubes full of dead ends and angles that impede our movement and break our harmony,” explains Lovag.
To him, the straight line is “an aggression against nature,” human nature to be more specific- Lovag’s point is that the motion of our arms and legs throughout space trace circles, similar to a circular field of vision. “Conviviality is a circular phenomenon. The circle structures the way human life is carried out.” He explored this idea throughout his career, building prototypes and experimental structures that reflected his theories on the human body and its occupation of space- Another reason why the circle is so present in his architecture is because it “is the simplest construction; it has just one dimension, the radius.” This is unsurprisingly transformed into the three dimensional sphere, which is the lightest, strongest, most material-efficient form of them all- Lovag’s radical spherical building block is a foil to the known rules of architecture and the known conventions of the standard orthogonal system. Although his work is admired by many, Lovag does not have a long list of clients. This may have something to do with his philosophy, three conditions he respects; “I don’t know what it’s going to be like, I don’t know when it’s going to be finished, and I don’t know how much it’s going to cost.”- Lovag is not in the field for the money, but instead to pursue his passions in understanding architecture and the human body. Currently 90 years old, Lovag is still designing as he continues to study the nature of Man
Via Melisaki … Does anyone here know more about this Gary Sutton?
(Designed by Adam Moller)
How great is this??? Wow!
Every detail of this car, and not just its use of advanced motor sport technology, harks back to the pioneering spirit of company founder Ettore Bugatti.This brilliant designer came from a family of artists, and his philosophy was always to combine mechanical perfection and exterior beauty. This ethos remains alive and well at the company, and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport*) is wholly unmistakeable, with every external modification serving to coax greater performance from the car.The Super Sport’s flat, elongated silhouette is immediately recognisable. The 16-cylinder engine gets its air from two NACA ducts set into the roof, rather than from scoops above the engine. The front air intakes have been expanded and reshaped, with the lower one extending elegantly around the sides to the wheel arch. The revised back looks sportier due to the double diffuser and a centrally arranged exhaust system.