682-21 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu
This is so cool. I frekkin’ love Ping Pong! Following the same principles and design aesthetic of the James Perse Furniture Collection, the James Perse Limited Edition Ping Pong Table is hand-crafted from environmentally farmed solid teak. It combines playability with functionality – remove the net and cover with the optional teak table top to convert the game room into a dining or conference room.Includes 4 custom handmade paddles and James Perse branded ping pong balls.
The Christian Dior frames are always known for their distinctive and innovative designs. These sunglasses are the ultimate in luxury fashion. All frames are made exclusively in Italy. Christian Dior Sunglasses feature a fashion-forward and elegant sun glasses collection. Frame fronts are displayed in flat metal and combination frames. The Christian Dior Sunglasses brand has been modernized to reflect the latest sunglass designer trends.
The ‘Travel Watch Trunk’ opens up on three programmable “swiss-kubik” winders (to wind automatic watches and preserve their energy). Behind those winders, a storage space has been imagined so that you could slip your belongings such as your wallet or coin purse, key holders, passport or any other item you may bear in your pockets.In the lower part, the first drawer is a storage casket where three watches can be arranged separately and laid down flat.
Detachable and leather lined boundaries protect but also emphasize each watch. The second drawer has been made especially for cufflinks or any other tiny object, while the third one shelter eight removable watch rolls.The whole, as a T.T.Trunks creation, is customized. Owners can choose between several materials and colors (more than 300 references were directly selected by the founders of the French Trunk Maker House).Dimensions: Height: 423 mm x width: 434 mm x depth: 265 mmWatch Trunk Travel (3 watch winders):
(Price at the winery : €320 EUR )
This is just in! J. Dumangin launches 3 new exceptional champagnes each representing one Champagne grape, aged in wood before bottling for a year, then 9 years on their lees before disgorgement, in a Champagne bucket made of 1cm thick real barrique wood
- Cuvée Firmin Dumangin: Blanc de Chardonnay (100%). Firmin was the first “Dumangin” to own and work on vineyards (1622)
- Cuvée Hippolyte Dumangin: Blanc de Pinot Noir (100%). Hippolyte was the first generation of Champagne maker in the family end of the 1800s (Gilles is the 5th)
- Cuvée Achille Dumangin: Blanc de Meunier (100%). Achille was the 2nd generation
(Rooms from €600 EUR in high-season)
The Sezz Saint-Tropez, like an island nestling within a tiny peninsula, is an inventive combination of charm and design which creates that special feeling of escape.The 35 rooms are more akin to bungalows and open onto outdoor showers, terraces and private gardens.Plus 2 villas with outdoor shower, terrace and private pool & garden.The hotel has the facilities to cater for the needs of guests with limited mobility.
Also, be sure to check out the Dom Perignon bar!
Route Des Salins
T: +33 (0)4 94 55 31 55
“Nine years ago, Little & Company decided to forgo the paper blizzard of holiday greeting cards and instead send our friends, families and clients a Valentine’s Day mailer. At a time when our lives are growing more complex and we are increasingly inundated by new technology, the Valentine represents a precious, simple gift that can be held in one’s hands – something that makes people stop and smile. This year, we wanted to give our friends a gift that would spark inspiration and re-energize the love for what they do.”
(Chardonnay, Pinot Noir)
Tip of the week.
The Max Bill watch is one of a few classically recognizable designs that has endured the test of time and still presents a timepiece you’d want to wear today. Produced by Junghans, the Max Bill collection was brought back (again) last year in a few really nice renditions of the classic that enjoyed a lot of modern conveniences – though the crystals are still curved plexiglass. For 2011 Junghans offers the Chronograph (Chronoscope) version of the Max Bill watch in an 40mm 18k gold case. The thin case frames the dial really well, and there are matching gold hands. Inside the watch is an automatic chronograph calibre J880.2 movement. In true 1960′s style, the gold case with silvered dial is matched to a thin calfskin leather strap. All in all a perfect classic. Junghans will produce just 150 pieces in the limited edition Max Bill Chronoscope Gold Anniversary piece set. Price is 6,990 euros each.
This is a short wine storage temperature guide, showing the range you should keep your wines, based on maturity and type,
Mature, full-bodied: 16°C – 18°C / 61°F – 64°F
Young: 14°C – 16°C / 57°F – 61°F
New: 10°C – 14°C / 50°F – 57°F
Mature: 12°C – 14°C / 54°F – 57°F
Young: 10°C – 12°C / 50°F – 54°F
Mature, full-bodied: 12°C – 14°C / 54°F – 57°F
Light: 10°C – 12°C / 50°F – 54°F
reds and whites: 8°C – 12°C / 46°F – 54°F
Veronica Lake (November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973) was an American film actress and pin-up model. She received both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her role in Sullivan’s Travels and her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during the 1940s, and was well-known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle. Her success did not last; she had a string of broken marriages and long struggles with mental illness and alcoholism until she died of hepatitis.
- ($18.95 USD) BOOK: Peekaboo: The Story of Veronica Lake
- ($11.49 USD) DVD: Black Angel (Universal Noir Collection)
- ($29.99 USD) DVD: Sullivan’s Travels: The: The Criterion Collection
- ($12.49 USD) DVD: This Gun For Hire (Universal Noir Collection)
Upgrades from the Lamborghini 5.7: More carbon fibre used in body — all panels excepts the roof & door are carbon fibre. Larger engine displacement Wider front & rear tracks Upgraded exhuast with twin pipes Upgraded computerized engine management system Redesigned Interior with carbon fibre panels & accents Chassis upgraded with carbon fibre inserts to improve rigidity
René Herbst was born in Paris in 1891 in Paris and studied architecture in London and Frankfurt from 1908 before traveling extensively in Russia and Italy. By 1919 René Herbst was back in Paris, where he worked as a furniture designer and interior decorator. To make the products he designed, Herbst founded Établissements René Herbst. In 1925 René Herbst designed several exhibition stalls for the “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes” in Paris. In 1927 René Herbst came up with a radically functional design for seat furniture: the “Chaise Sandows”. Its frame was made of nickel-plated tubular steel, the seat and back were formed by strips of rubber stretched taught and fastened by hooks at the ends to the frame. René Herbst launched the “Chaise Sandows” at the 1929 Salon d’Automne, where Le Corbusier also presented furniture with tubular steel frames of his own design. In 1930 René Herbst joined Robert Mallet-Stevens, Francis Jourdain, and others in founding the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM); a large group of artists and designers committed to Modernism soon joined. The UAM started out as a countermovement to Art déco, which its members rejected as overloaded with decoration and too ornate. In 1945 René Herbst was elected chairmen of the UAM. The UAM mounted exhibitions in Paris entitled “Les Formes Utiles” (Utilitarian Forms).
(68,5 x 98,7 cm – 27 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)
Ariane et Pasiphaé(The daughter of Minos, king of Crete, and Pasiphaë, Ariane gave Theseus the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur’s labyrinth)
Here’s a little vintage tip for you all:-) The bottle is available at chateau.fr
El Celler de Can Roca is a restaurant in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Founded in 1986 by the three Roca brothers next to the family restaurant that makes traditional meals. The oldest brother, Joan Roca is the head chef; Josep Roca, the middle brother, the sommelier, and the youngest brother, Jordi Roca is in charge of the desserts.The restaurant was voted 5th best in the world in Restaurant (magazine) Top 50 2009. It has also been awarded 3 michelin stars.
El Celler de Can Roca
C/ De Can Sunyer 48
T: 972 222 157
The Saxon is easily the most awarded hotel in South Africa. It is being voted ‘South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ since 2001. It has also been recognized and honored as ‘World’s Leading Boutique Hotel’, “Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel”, “Africa’s Leading Suite” and one of the “Leading Small Hotels of the World”. It was originally the home of insurance giant Douw Steyn. It was converted into a boutique hotel with 24 luxury hotel suites and opened its doors in June 2000. He wanted it to be the exclusive venue that exceeded the expectations of any leisure or business traveler.The Saxon is spread on six acres of lush landscaped gardens. Located in the exclusive suburb of Sandhurst, Johannesburg, the hotel has a stately staircase and a central glass dome that allows natural light and brightens up the luxury boutique hotel. The main hotel consists of 20 Egoli suites and four Presidential Suites. All electronic gadgets and amenities HD LCD televisions, Blu-ray/DVD player, state-of-the-art surround-sound music systems are provided in every suite. Every premium suite features a lounge, a dining room and a guest suite. The bathroom with the master bedroom boasts of Jacuzzi and steam room.The Saxon Restaurant provides some of the finest cuisine and the world class chefs keep reinventing the menu afresh. The award winning sommelier will suggest the perfect wine from the perfect vintage for each course. Chef’s Table is the new addition to the hotel, dressed with crisp white linen and the finest silver, crystal glassware and bone china dinnerware located in the heart of the state-of-the-art kitchen. The Saxon Spa and Studio has also been recognized as a ‘Leading Spas of the World’ and provides several Signature Therapies. The Villas have added a new dimension to the hotel by providing five-star hotel service combined with freedom and privacy.
36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst
Viking offers 2 full-height built-in wine refrigerator models, the EDFWB300 and the EDFWB300 F with fluted glass. Both Viking wine cellars are 76cm wide and can store up to 150 standard wine bottles within optimum storage temperatures. Exclusive TriTemp storage system offers three separate temperature zones. Electronic control system not only allows you to adjust the temperature separately in each zone between 6°C and 18°C and maintain it within a single degree, but also monitors and provides a constant 60% moisture level, ideal for long term wine storage. This built-in wine refrigerator comes with 15 shelves that can be adjusted to accommodate magnums and half-bottles. The full-width shelves can be pull out for easy access and two can be lifted so bottles can be stored vertically. The specially designed shelves of these Viking wine cellars hold the bottles firmly in place and are coated to reduce vibration. You can also stain the solid maple facings to complement the cellar surrounding furniture.Viking also goes extra mile to protect your valuable collection. This built-in wine refrigerator features ultraviolet resistant, tempered glass lockable door and matte black interior to protect the wine from harmful light rays. Further, the lower 5 shelves have raised maple facings to shield older wines away from light. You will get high temperature and open door alarms that can be connected to home security system. And low-intensity automatic or manual interior lighting will not harm wine.
HOT HOT HOT! Erdem, one of the hottest designers in the fashion world has joined forces with iconic luggage company Globe Trotter to bring us the most fashionable travel set imaginable. Using his signature flare for print, Erdem incorporated his ‘Sendai’ design with ‘Taxi Cab’ yellow for this wateringly beautiful set.Comprising of a 13” vanity case, 28” suitcase and 30” extra deep suit case with wheels this is the perfect way to showcase your fashion savvy while jet setting in between fashion weeks.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.
You could say these modular wall storage systems by MDF Italia have a “random” attraction. Executed in wood, the Random storage system is versatile, making it a modern urban essential. The real beauty of this modular wall system is: you create it to suit your space and your vision. The Randomito bookcase is a panel – start with one and let your imagination be your only boundary (well, that and the actual walls of your home). Then there’s the Random Cabinet and Random Box, available with open and closed cabinets and shelves (which are adjustable), or mix them up and create a pattern of your own. Display your favorite books, photos and mementos from your travels, or for the messy folks, the covered system offers a stylish and low-maintenance storage solution.
- MDF Italia.
Luxury design boutique hotel located on the shores of the Bosphorus, in the city center of Istanbul at Ortakoy.
The House Hotel
Salhane Sokak No: 1,
The Mercedes-Benz 600 was a large luxury automobile. It was intended to represent the absolute pinnacle of automobile engineering, and when introduced in 1963 had few competitors. Production began in 1965 after two years of ramp-up, with most styles built through 1972. Modest production continued to 1981, however. During this time, 2,677 vehicles were made.The model featured many luxuries, including a complex hydraulic system which powered everything from the windows and seats to the automatic closing doors. The model came in several variants:+ A 4-door sedan on a short wheelbase, similar to a modern S600 sedan in layout.+ A 4-door sedan on a short wheelbase but with a power window separating the front seats from the rear bench seat.+ A 4-door limousine on a longer wheelbase featuring two rear-facing seats and a rear bench seat. Most, but not all, had power windows.+ A 6-door limousine on a long wheelbase chassis. This had two forward facing jump seats stationed at the middle two doors and a rear bench seat.+ A few of the limousines were made with a convertible top over the rear passenger compartment and were called landaulets. Production of this model ended a year early, in 1971.+ Two coupés were made (one of them as a gift for Dr. Uhlenhaut, the man that designed the car, when he retired.)+ One funeral coach (hearse) was made. This car, and the two coupés mentioned above, survive to the present day in the United States.
The 600 was so heavy that a massive 6.3L V8 engine with overhead camshafts and Bosch mechanical fuel injection was specially developed to move the vehicle. Adjustable air suspension gave the car a smooth ride and good handling over any road surface, although the car’s agility was inevitably compromised by its mass.Produced until 1980 in extremely limited numbers, this model had no equal in the Mercedes-Benz lineup until the introduction of the modern Maybach 57 and 62 models.The 600′s “M-100″ engine and air suspension were fitted to the 300SEL 6.3 model in 1966, providing the lighter (and more affordable) car with more competent suspension. Upon the introduction of the “W116″ chassis, a larger version of the M-100 was installed in the limited-production 6.9.Famous owners of the 600 include Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, Jason Kay, Aristotle Onassis,Nicolae Ceauşescu ,Josip Broz-Tito,Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and Elvis Presley.
Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909 – July 3, 1977) was an American painter based in Chicago whose work is noted for its surrealistic imagery. Called “the queen of the bohemian artists,” Abercrombie was involved in the Chicago jazz scene and friends with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan.
Eno & Ferry magic! My favorite cuts are : “Do The Strand”, “Editions Of You” & “For Your Pleasure”.
Maaaaaan, I WANT IT SO BAD! The Monteverdi 375 L was produced from 1968 to 1972.The datas with 2 different engines from 7 to 7,2 liters and powers from 345hp to 390hp, are below.53 units produced.
After a lot of consideration this is by far the best game for Amiga ever! Do you guys remember how cool the mouse-over sounds were in the menu?
Does anyone know more about this rad concept for Moog?
(Terrace with panoramic view on Lago Maggiore, photo: Martin Hesse © Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA)
Amazing mic. The Sontronics SATURN has been developed with the help of top producers, artists and educators from around the world to set a new standard in flexible microphone performance and high-grade audio reproduction.The retro-styled SATURN, whose design is inspired by the classic vocal mics of the 1940s and 50s, is the ideal all-round studio microphone. It will provide you with perfectly detailed, refined results, no matter what you place in front of it.While SATURN was originally designed with vocals in mind, its choice of polar patterns plus filter and pad controls lend it a great versatility and it gives fantastic results on vocals, speech, guitars, brass, woodwind, strings, piano, drums…the list goes on!The five polar patterns – omnidirectional, subcardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid and figure-of-eight – combine with the variable attenuation (-10/-20dB) and high-pass filter (75/125Hz) to let you create exactly the results you want. The only limit with SATURN is your own creativity!
Amazing band, amazing album! Giorgio Moroder produced this unique and timeless record for the magical duo: Sparks! My favoruite tracks are: “Beat The Clock”, Academy For The Human Race” & of course their masterpiece “The Number One Song In Heaven”
(Designed by Alex Meitlis)
Just in! Simona Hassan from Alex Meitlis Architects was very kind to send me one of their latest projects: The Messa Bar in Tel Aviv. Can’t wait to go there and check it out. It looks incredible!
A haute-cuisine Mediterranean restaurant or, in local terminology, a chef’s restaurant, located on the trendy Ha’arbaa street in Tel Aviv and boasting one of the most beautifully designed interiorsMessa is perhaps the most beautifully designed restaurant in Tel Aviv, with long white drapes hanging from the ceilings, lengthy marble tables across the center of the restaurant and a cushy ultramodern seating area on each side of this remarkable space. Even the toilets are exceptionally designed, with black stone and dramatic lighting that make washing your hands seem like an almost revelatory experience. The menu, which changes with the seasons, includes an intriguing combination of various tastes and makes use of very fine raw ingredients. Portions such as underline his mix between European and Mediterranean. The dark bar next door, where the restaurant guests can enjoy a more laidback and smoke-filled environment and a selection of smaller dishes, is almost as impressive in its design as the central area and clearly has its own advantages.
19 Haarbaa St
I gotta hand it to ya: these two caramel entrepreneurs Charlotte & Tine’s sweets are outstanding!!!!! I haven’t had the pleasure to visit their Copenhagen store yet (which by the way is pretty close to my studio), but I’ve ordered all of their products and I have never tried anything like it! My favorites are the “Klippestykker Caramels”. Order it online NOW!
Coolest gang ever!
- ($62 USD) Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade 2000
- ($29 USD) Hedi Slimane (Portfolio (teNeues Numbered))
- ($46 USD) Hedi Slimane: Intermission
- ($70 USD) Hedi Slimane: Stage
- ($195 USD) Hedi Slimane: Rock Diary
- ($575 USD) Hedi Slimane: Berlin
- ($1.249 USD) Hedi Slimane: London Birth Of A Cult
(Villa by Barton G. rates begin at $850 a night)
Experience an incomparable hotel stay at The Villa By Barton G., a sanctuary on Ocean Drive where your every desire is realized.Delight in the attentions of your round-the-clock personal butler. Luxuriate in one of the Villa’s 10 custom hotel suites featuring king or custom double king size beds, custom Italian marble oversized bathrooms with two shower heads, expansive closet space, separate living rooms or sitting areas and balconies or patios. Enjoy exclusive access to The Thousand Mosaic Pool and two private lounges. Dine in The Villa’s restaurant, set in hotel’s the pebble-mosaiced Dining Room with a focus on refined continental cuisine, or choose to breakfast or lunch en suite or poolside. End the day with The Villa’s signature Nightly Nibbles, turndown treats that insure the sweet dreams.Find respite inside the walls of 19,000-square-foot Villa or venture steps from the hotel to enjoy fine dining, shopping and entertainment.The Villa By Barton G., your oasis in South Beach.
The Villa By Barton G
1116 Ocean Drive
T: +01 (305) 576-8003
Classic Hitchcock-style amiga 500 game:-)
(The new boutique self-catering accommodation in Valletta, Malta. “Lucia Nova Suite”)
No Hotel, is a Maltese house – historic, slightly worn at the edges, a little bit of the old mixed with the new. Distressed original walls preserved for their beauty, are combined with beautiful fabrics and contemporary design furniture and lamps. Located in the old quarter of the town, where the windows and balconies are festooned with the day’s washing, hanging out like street decorations ready for a parade.Lucia Nova is a place to inspire and stimulate; this is achieved both by the location and the interior design, giving guests a feeling of luxury in an old part of town full of surprises and beauty. This makes Valletta by far the most fascinating and interesting city life in the whole of Malta.The walls of Lucia Nova have recently been compared to ‘The Therapy Room’ in the award winning movie The King’s Speech.
The Valletta Suites
St Lucia Street
Valletta VLT 1515
T: (0)7948 8047
Originally hailing from the Emerald Isle, London based leather couturier Paul Seville has surely earned himself the position as the world’s most respected erotic artisan. His designs have graced the runways of many of the world’s most esteem fashion shows; his illustrious fans including many of the most recognizable fashion house leaders. As an artisan, Paul Seville is peerless; his ability to process fine leathers and exotic skins and form them into the finest of bondage accessories is incomparable. The fact that each piece has been lovingly crafted by his own hand shows tremendous respect for the client, while using any of his pieces is a true honour.
Not the best Amiga 500 game, but I love everything Michael Jackson’s in:-)
Printed in a tabloid format in red and yellow ink Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films offers a serious but lighthearted investigation of the representation of Modernist architecture in popular film, reflecting on the convention of associating evil characters and events with Modern buildings, and also, more generally, on the relation between cinema and architecture. A series of texts point to examples in the James Bond films, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, and many others, accompanied by plentiful film stills.
- $10 USD
(Model: Amber Valletta. Vogue US March 2011)