The Sixty Special name has been used at Cadillac to denote a special model since the 1938 Bill Mitchell-designed Series 60 derivative. Although the 1938 model began in Cadillac’s lowest price range, soon the Sixty Special name would be synonymous for some of Cadillac’s most luxurious vehicles.
(Sunny Harnett and Alla, Evening dresses by Balmain, Casino, Le Touquet, August 1954)
Some people just won’t stop talking … Here’s your way out:
This bag is so dope!!!!!! The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was one of the first programmable drum machines (“TR” serving as an initialism for Transistor Rhythm). Introduced by the Roland Corporation in late 1980, it was originally manufactured for use as a tool for studio musicians to create demos. Like earlier Roland drum machines, it does not sound very much like a real drum kit. Indeed, because the TR-808 came out a few months after the Linn LM-1 (the first drum machine to use digital samples), professionals generally considered its sound inferior to sampling drum machines; a 1982 Keyboard Magazine review of the Linn Drum indirectly referred to the TR-808 as sounding like marching anteaters. However, the TR-808 cost US$1,000 upon its release, which was considerably more affordable than the US$5,000 LM-1. The bag is only priced 99.00 EUR!
- €99 EUR
Unfaithful feather duster, 2007 Produced by: la femme et la maison by Nika Zupanc. Natural ostrich feathers, handle lacquered in piano black, luxury gift box
The myth of King Midas, the man who was blessed (and cursed) with the ability to turn anything he touched to gold, has inspired many things but few as lavish as Midas bottle from Armand de Brignac.According to wine bottle naming code, Melchizedek is the term usually used to describe a 30-litre vessel equivalent to 40 regular-sized 750ml bottles but perhaps Midas makes more sense for this bottle which weighs in at 100 pounds.Armand de Brignac is a prestige Champagne produced by Champagne Cattier of Chigny-les-Roses, France.Armand de Brignac is marvellously complex and full-bodied, with a bouquet that is both fresh and lively. It’s sumptuous, racy fruit character is perfectly integrated with the wine’s subtle brioche accents. Its texture is deliciously creamy and the palate has great depth and impact with a long and silky finish. A superb and singular example of a Prestige Champagne.Armand de Brignac is packaged in a stunning gold bottle originally developed by Cattier for the Andre Courreges fashion house. Cattier’s gold bottle also made an appearance at Queen Elizabeth II of England’s Golden Jubilee celebration.All labels for each bottle of Armand de Brignac are made of real pewter, polished and applied by hand.
G.Lorenzi, the only still family-owned shop on Milano’s famous Via Montenapoleone, is perhaps the most civilised retail space in Europe. This Lorenzi special edition set, contained in a Chancellor of the Exchequer budget red calf leather case, comprises a chrome plate cast steel tong with hand-turned Makassar ebony handles polished with bees wax and a chrome plate brass stopper turned from a solid bar with a Makassar ebony top. A ball-bearing connection between the stopper rings makes for a satisfyingly smooth action. Reputed to keep champagne unimpeachably fizzy. Created exclusively for 20ltd.com, this piece is limited to only 30 editions.
So, So, So F***** Cool!!!!!! Woofer » available in a coaxial two way speaker system version [two dogs]. Soon we will also release our tweeter speaker system for your desktop.
I love these. You can purchase their chocolate from their website.
Remember in the days before digital music and MP3 players? If you do then you probably made compilations of all your favourite music to share with your friends and loved ones on good old fashioned blank cassette tapes. If you miss making mix tapes this product will inspire you again! Create your own unique mix tape. Home taping never killed music!
Smoking can seriously damage your health, but also your wealth. Treasurer Cigarettes are billed as the world’s most expensive cigarettes at $30 a pack. Styled by British-based Chancellor Tobacco as the Rolls Royce of cigarettes, the Treasurer brand is now available all over the world since its launch in 1999. Treasurer cigarettes are manufactured from a specially selected blend of chemical and additive free pure Virginia Tobaccos, wrapped individually in watermarked paper and hand-packed in stylish aluminum cases of 20, each sealed with the unique hologram tear tape to guarantee authenticity. The Treasurer cigarettes come in 4 variants: Treasurer Black, Treasurer Gold, Treasurer Silver, and Treasurer Luxury White. Treasurer ‘Black’ cigarettes have a matt gold base tipping paper with a gold hot foil band, packed in a black aluminum case. Treasurer ‘Gold’ cigarettes have gold foil tips and a gold aluminum case, whereby Treasurer ‘Silver’ cigarettes have silver foil tips and a silver aluminum case. The Treasurer ‘Luxury White’ cigarettes have a white foil tip and a white carton box case. Chancellor Tobacco will suit some smokers for its styled packaging and exclusivity, but what about its quality additive free pure tobacco?BTW. I quit smoking – but I enjoy people smoking looking cool:-)
Energy efficient and versatile cooker, the Rangemaster Professional+ 90 FX is a stunning and innovative cooking range with a unique Energy Saving Panel which splits the oven cavity in two, creating a truly flexible and energy-conscious range cooker. You can cook in either an entire 108-litre cavity or a highly practical 49-litre oven. With smaller oven mode, the remaining oven space serves as a plate warming area prior to serving, thanks to residual heat. The five-burner range top offers 1.0 kW, 3.0 kW, 3.5 kW and two 1.7 kW burners. In addition, the Rangemaster Professional+ 90 FX comes with a removable Teppanyaki griddle plate. Other features include programmable clock and minute minder, cast-iron pan supports and storage drawer. Priced at £1550, the Professional+ 90 FX is available in stainless steel, gloss black, cranberry, ivory, cream and silver.
Amazing movie with David Bowie as the lead. The West German Just a Gigolo has little to do with the popular song of the same name. Its central character, played by David Bowie, is a World War I-era Prussian aristocrat. Living by his wits throughout Europe, Bowie uses his sexual prowess with beautiful women (and powerful men) to advance himself. The leering lothario eventually comes to grief in the decadent Berlin of the 1920s. We don’t know how he did it, but director David Hemmings managed to corral some of the most stellar sex goddesses in film history to play cameos in Just a Gigolo: Kim Novak, Maria Schell, and even Marlene Dietrich. The film was originally released as Schoner Gigolo, Armer Gigolo.
Powerhouse Company designed this amazing villa set in the woodlands of Holland. Villa 1 was the first villa commissioned to Powerhouse Company since its founding in May 2005. Very cool! This house reminds me of ‘a bad guy crib’ in a James Bond movie. I wonder who lives here???
One of my all time favorite movies!!!!! If anyone knows any movies that are similar to this please let me know:-) Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder. It was named after the boulevard of the same name that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.It stars William Holden as down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded movie star who draws Gillis into her fantasy world in which she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen. Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough and Jack Webb play supporting roles.
Director Cecil B. DeMille and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper play themselves, and the film includes cameo appearances by leading silent film figures Buster Keaton, H. B. Warner and Anna Q. Nilsson.Praised by many critics when first released, Sunset Boulevard was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won three. It is widely accepted as a classic, often cited as one of the most noteworthy films of American cinema. Deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1989, Sunset Boulevard was included in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In 1998 it was ranked number twelve on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 best American films of the 20th century, dropping to number 16 on the 10th Anniversary edition published in 2007.
Everybody is going crazy about Mumbai’s Blue Frog, opened earlier this year. It’s a 1,000-square-meter complex that includes a club, restaurant, lounge, sound stage, recording studio and sound lab, all encased within the massive walls of an old warehouse in Mumbai’s mill district. The Blue Frog Club interior may remind you of those delirious nights at the end-of-summer Exhibition with its midway games, roller coasters and dizzy-making rides. Or you may suddenly start channeling Queen Amidala, addressing the StarWarsian Senate from her floating pod. Luckily, Blue Frog does its dizzying job in a way that is totally stylish – not a tacky thing or overdone costume in sight. And everyone’s table is definitely on level ground, although it does not appear so first.
The Blue Frog
Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Opposite Kamala Mills Compound, Entrance From Tulsi Pipe Rd
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
T: 022 40332300
I wonder if this trunk is still on the market. Krug Trunk is meant for true aficionados constantly on move. The champagne trunk is just perfect for carrying your bubbly with you! The luxury trunk is corrosion-proof and features a classic red calfskin interior with three bottles of Krug Grande Cuvee champagne and an ice-bucket designed by Francois Bauchet. Besides storing your coveted champagne the trunks lid also serves as a table to come in handy on your outdoor trips. The well-crafted champagne crate is available in limited edition of 30 pieces only with a price tag as it is for $54,000.
(From the “Decotora” photo book. © Masaru Tatsuki)
This could very well be Daft Punk’s tour bus. Read an interview with amazing Masaru Tatsuki here.
I love this night club. Best DJ’s in town!
389 Broome Street
Celebrated LFW womenswear designer Erdem collaborated with Globe Trotter to created this vivid ‘Sendai’ print suitcase in “Taxi Cab” yellow. The modern floral design that Erdem has become famous for is re-imagined in stunning black and white tones, and produced in fine silk twill for a beautifully fashion forward effect.Globe-Trotter was established in 1897 and remains a uniquely handmade product. Skilfully crafted from Vulcan Fibre, paper-backed cloth lining and leather trimming at the Globe-Trotter factory in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.Vulcan Fibre is an exclusive patented material invented in Britain during the 1850s. As light as aluminium and as strong as leather, Globe-Trotter is the only manufacturer of cases made from Vulcan Fibre. Made to Order
- £795 GBP
The look of the car was changed substantially for 1957, along with 300 to 325 hp (224 to 242 kW) from the engine. A tubular frame allowed the car to ride lower, and “shark fins” were used in the rear. For 1958, the DeVille line was a sub-series of the 62, complete with its own product codes.
Today i received this bottle in the mail sent from De Souse & Fils. (Thank you so much Benoît!) Michelle and Erick De Sousa uses biodynamic techniques to revitalise his terroir in Avize, where I would love to go for a tour sometime soon. The Champagne De Sousa & Fils Cuvée des Caudalies Brut is a blanc de blancs (meaning made entirely Chardonnay) matured in 100% oak vats, and the grapes are taken from old vines of more than fifty years of age. Textured and powerful, this vinous Champagne has the density that only comes from oak fermentation Enjoy!
Amazing 50s lingerie and clothing. Girls, go check it out! “Fashion design is the way I celebrate the female form.” – Bernie Dexter.
In 1950 HF. S. Morgan offered his +4 with proper protection from the British weather and a more luxurious ride. The Drop Head Coupé was available as early as 1938 on the 4/4. Up until that point, Morgan had predominantly produced cars which were roadsters or three-wheeled trikes.The Drop Head Coupé (DHC) was a rare variant of the +4 range produced from 1950 to 1968. During this long production, engines for the +4 changed from the 2088cc Vanguard engine to Triumph TR2 and TR3 units. Less than 450 were ordered over the lengthy production run.Small production figures were probably due to the Coupé’s more expensive price that was required due to the extra complexity of the car.When fully erected, the top worked very well with the lines of the body and offered better protection than the roadster. However, the DHC still retained the detachable side windows which was a drawback for its intended market.Unlike the Roadster, the Drop Head Coupé featured a built-up A-panel and fixed front windscreen. Furthermore, full-size doors were fitted and the interior was outfitted typically with burled walnut veneer. Other changes to the body included lack of cut-down doors and a small chrome strip which ran down the side of the car. As such, the DHC was more elegant car than the Roadster.Focused more on elegance and luxury than the +4 Roadster, the DHC perhaps wasn’t luxurious enough to attract new customers nor sporting enough for existing ones. The small production meant this is one of the rarest Morgans and one that might become very desirable in the future.
This original Masereel print is from Genious: Zeitschrift für Werdende und Alte Kunst. This art and literary project only lasted three years, but had incredible influence on German art and culture between the Wars. Some of the important artists contributing original prints included: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Richard Seewald, Franz Marc, Erich Heckel, Frans Masereel, Max Kaus, Karl Hofer, Alexander Archipenko, and others. This was a major vehicle for the German Expressionists.
- $300 USD
I’m getting a new MacBook Pro and I am seriously considering this option. I don’t care if it’s too much:-)
Shaving with the double edge safety razor is a pleaseure. Balanced black handle, and a reassuring weight and feel, giving a satisfying close shave. Using disposable blades they are a cost-efficient and elegant shaving method that has stood the test of time.Razor blades not included.Handmade in Sheffield, England.
- $32 USD
I had this arcade game at my old recording studio in Rødovre, and the people recording there played it so much that it blew up:-) Amazing game!
(From 550 EUR per night)
Even by Italian standards, Positano is naturally breathtaking: its colorful houses and churches cling desperately to the mountainside, with postcard-perfect views of the sea coming seemingly a dime a dozen. Perhaps a bit more than a dime, actually; it’s possible (if unlikely) that there are still some secret places left on the Italian coasts, untouched by tourism, but even if that’s true, Positano certainly isn’t one of them.Il San Pietro isn’t much of a secret either, and the key to its appeal is quite simple; it may just be the best hotel on the Amalfi Coast, and is a strong contender for any global list.A small 17th-century chapel devoted to San Pietro marks the hotel entrance, and the rest of the property hangs on the cliffside below, each level descending the face like a staircase—perhaps a disquieting experience for those not comfortable with heights, but offering unparalleled views of the sea from every room and every terrace. The hotel is built just one room deep, and there are no inferior views; each room hugs the cliff at its back side and opens onto a private terrace at the front.Given the views, the interiors are almost irrelevant. Fortunately they haven’t been neglected: rooms are spacious, with tile floors, individually designed in a spare and tasteful style.
Standard and deluxe rooms differ mostly in size, and the “special” rooms offer such unique details as glass-walled bathrooms for bathing with a view.The restaurant at the hotel’s top offers traditional Italian cuisine with stunning views of the Gulf of Salerno, as does the swimming pool, carved dramatically into the terraced cliffside. A lift descends from the hotel lobby to a private beach below, complete with a seaside cocktail bar.All of this paradise on earth means Il San Pietro is not exactly a budget hotel—“exclusive” hardly begins to describe the situation. Positano is one of the world’s great hideaways, a celebrity haunt for decades, and Il San Pietro has seen its share of the beautiful people; one guess who room 8½ is named for.
Il San Pietro di Positano
Via Laurito, 2
Another amazing David Bowie flick, but may I remind you I’m still a sci-fi nerd, so if your favorite movie is Shrek 2, you should probably skip this movie!) The Man Who Fell to Earth is a daring exploration of science fiction as an art form. The story of an alien on an elaborate rescue mission provides the launching pad for Nicolas Roeg’s visual tour de force, a formally adventurous examination of alienation in contemporary life. Rock legend David Bowie completely embodies the title role, while Candy Clark, Buck Henry, and Rip Torn turn in pitch-perfect supporting performances. The film’s hallucinatory vision was obscured in the American theatrical release, which deleted nearly twenty minutes of crucial scenes and details. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Roeg’s full, uncut version, in this exclusive new director-approved high-definition widescreen transfer.
Amazing new restaurant in Copenhagen.
Grønbech & Churchill
1256 Copenhagen K
T: 3221 3230
(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.
Plaza Library Bar
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.
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
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.