Chanel unveils imagery of its latest J12 Chromatic watch, a key addition to its J12 collection made from “ceramic titanium.” Produced in both male and female versions, the timepiece features a spectrum of models that highlight key attributes, including diamond and diamond baguette encrusted models.
Incredibly talented photographer. Please check out his website for more.
They do have the classic ham and cheese bikini on the menu here, but this “environmentally responsible”, “sustainable” and “social conscious” place is no ordinary sandwich shop.Sure, it may all sound a bit hippie lesbian and Greenpeace rather than somewhere you’d pay to eat, but this meticulously designed hangout is anything but. Fastvínic is the brainchild of Sergi Ferrer-Salat, the man behind the marvellous next-door wine temple Monvínic, and just like its oenophile neighbour, this showcase of sustainability is nothing but a sensory indulgence.The menu of sandwiches, created by Monvínic’s talented chef Sergi De Meià, is deceptively simple but incredibly tasty, using only prime ingredients sourced locally and bread from Baluart, Barceloneta’s artisan bakery. Leave room for the delicious pastries from Escriba and, more importantly, ensure that you’re able to drink; 24 different wines are available to sample by the (Riedel) glass, from relatively inexpensive finds priced at around two euros per fill to finer vintages at around a tenner.Open all day and close to the bars of Gayxample and the shops of Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya, it’s the perfect place to drop in for a quick bite or slowly work your way through the wine selection. Dispensed from self-service wine stations, here there’s no shame in getting your umpteenth refill.
T: +34 93 487 32 41
(Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust. Julius Shulman Photography Archive)
Completed in 1929, Neutra’s Lovell Health house was the first steel-frame residence in the U.S., and was built using prefab elements (the home’s framing went up in two days). Shulman shot the home, which Neutra included in the 1932 Museum of Modern Art Modern Architecture exhibition, on three occasions.
Hanging lamp made of three clusters of white, silver or gold cellidor spirals suspended in nylon strings. Incl. cellidor ceiling plated.
- $7.920 USD
Meet the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4-)
France would not be France without its frogs’ legs and you can’t be a serious chef in the Dombes, without paying hommage to this traditional recipe from l’Ain.Serving : this terrine is best served with a French dressing made of oil and vinegar or herb sauce, accompanied with a green salad.
- €10.75 EUR
This is amazing! Microsoft Touch Mouse’s multi-touch technology puts you control with graceful slips and slides across the surface of the mouse, rather than clunky points and clicks.
- $79.95 USD
(Model: Querelle Jansen. Glamour Netherlands March 2011)
Worlds finest champagne brand Pierre-Jouët, celebrated its bicentenary this year in Paris for the first day of spring, the 21st March. Best known for its Belle Époque Cuvée, they revealed their first Living Legacy champagne Bi-Centenaire in commemoration of their 200th anniversary. Bi-Centenaire is available in very limited quantities (100 pieces only and approx 10.000 EUR) at the Champagne House’s Boutique in Epernay and by appointment only including a privileged hospitality experience.
(Photo. The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage)
Back view of the Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles Infroit, Meudon-Val-Fleury. 1930.
(Designed by Ippolito Fleitz)
T: 0711 1209330
On the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary, the House of Dior presents a monumental recounting of its history, imparted through its exceptional legacy: one hundred and fifty of its most beautiful dresses. This magnificent, four-hundred-page book, unveils its most beautiful Haute Couture dresses captured with original photography and unique, insightful texts which annotating Christian Dior and its couturiers from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, and Gianfranco FerrÃ© to John Galliano. press reviews, photographs of celebrity models from Suzy Parker to Kate Moss, each immortalized in Dior by the fashion photographers of the time, from Irving Penn to Nick Knight.This definitive anthology of one of the world s foremost couture houses captures the feel of each era, the grand ambiance, creativity and an assortment of presentations, fashion shows, ateliers and clients from every period: it s all here. An added bonus: a list of the house s one hundred and twenty Haute Couture collections, including their launch dates, themes, and designers which are listed in the appendix.
- $539 USD
AC Cars Group Ltd. formerly known as Auto Carriers Ltd. is a British specialist automobile manufacturer and one of the oldest independent car marques founded in Britain. Since 2009 company was renamed AC Cars by Gullwing GmbH and has headquarters in Germany.
Petitgas is a venerable shop for old-fashioned men’s hats.
T: +45 33 13 62 70
(Howard Miller, diamond shape in black and white enameled metal with red hands, paper label, 21.5”w)
- ($133 USD) George Nelson: Architect / Writer / Designer / Teacher
What Happens When is a temporary restaurant installation that transforms every 30 days for 9 months, offering guests an ever-changing culinary, visual and sound experience.
What Happens When
25 Cleveland Place,
Tue-Sun: 5:30pm – 11pm
An instant classic, this Rollagas lighter shines brilliantly with its golden finish accented by glossy black lacquer add to its sleek and sharp looks. This lighter is made of solid brass that plated in gold finish and paired with elegant black lacquer. A traditional flame and flint lighter, spark your interest and your cigar with this handsome lighter from Dunhill.
- $604 USD
(Bronze, color mirrored glass, glass. Size: 17.4 x 42.5 x 27 in./44.1 x 108 x 68.6 cm.)
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings, executed in black ink and influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley’s contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau style and the poster movement was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis. Does anyone know the title of this painting?
(Bon Ton Eccentrico Flair, July 2009)
(1997 edition 2/3, $22,000 at Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Köln)
The Bugatti Type 44 was a natural progression of the Type 38 model, only with a higher level of comfort and smoothness. Designed to become one of Bugatti’s first refined touring cars, the Type 44 was regarded as an immense success as it was sold in more than 1,000 units between 1927 and 1930. This model shared its chassis with predecessor Type 38 but was fitted with a newly-developed 3.0L 8-cylinder inline engine delivering an impressive 80 hp. This powerplant was mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. The Type 44 was successfully used by many coachbuilders in the late 1920s – Kellner, James young, Weymann, Gerber, Gangloff or Graber – as it provided the base for several body styles and outfits.
(Designed by Tom Dixon)
Hong Kong’s new hotspot!
1/F, LKF Tower
33 Wyndham Street
The Box Nightclub and Cabaret Comes to London! British-born proprietor Simon Hammerstein brings his infamous and utterly risque club The Box — a cult hit in downtown Manhattan — to London’s Soho. The joint formally thursday last week, but reservations won’t be taken for the first week. Can’t wait to see the interior.
11 Walker’s Court
at Brewer Street
W1F 0ED London
The latest edition is a “Carbon” model that features a black PVD steel case with the standard or chronograph dial.
- Bell & Ross
New York-based sculptor and architectural designer who owns a design/build firm specializing in custom, site specific fire features.
- Elena Colombo
Salt and pepper shakers from Michael Aram bring art to the everyday. These simple yet charming sculptural shakers are crafted of gold-plated ceramic with oxidized stems.
Via our friends at Luxuo … Guerlain teamed again with Baccarat to manufacture a massive flacon for the ultra-exclusive flacon of their new perfume called L’Abeille de Guerlain.It is meant to look like a gigantic bee with its wings faceted like precious diamonds.The bee has been a symbol of Guerlain since founder Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain came to fame crafting perfumes for Empress Eugénie of France, who reigned from 1853 to 1870; the bee was the emblem of France’s Second Empire.There are only 47 bottles of “l’Abeille de Guerlain” (the bee of Guerlain) perfume in the world, priced at €12,500 ($17,400) each.
The Lambretta scooter was acclaimed as an Italian design sensation from its initial launch back in 1947. The various models that followed were all very well received and to this day a classic Lambretta is considered a must have item.Heritage Helmets is an innovative company, set up by Lambretta lovers in the UK, dedicated to designing and supplying official Trade Marked Lambretta helmets and other quality scooter accessories.
British menswear designer Tony Spackman was kind to send me these brand new images from his latest NON collection “Odi Et Amo”. My expectations were sky high and once again I’m amazed by his talent! For those of you who hasn’t been introduced to his amazing designs be sure to check out one of my previous posts about NON here : http://www.weareprivate.net/blog/?p=12215
(Photo Credits: Fernando Guerra, FG+SG Architectural Photography)
Via our friends at Yatzer …
Chocolate bar, made for the exhibition of the artist Olle Baertling at the Museum of modern art in Stockholm.
“A collection inspired by the warrior hidden in each of us and features structures of soft,arching curves and crisp, acute angles that embrace the contradictions and complexity of individuality.The dark hues in each of these couture pieces creates an emblem of confidence;an outward expression of our “Invisible Warriors”
(Designed by StudioIN)
“We created a custom bottle with a unique relief and asymmetric shape. The wilderness illustration reflects the naturalness and purity of the vodka.
1901 Restaurant and Bar at Andaz Liverpool Street, in the heart of the City of London, will delight your taste buds without stuffy service – but with all the lavish trimmings.It is modern fine dining that provides, to quote a guest, “unpretentious luxury for when you are feeling decadent”.So, unwind in one of the capital’s most magnificent dining venues and soak up some splendour. Bask in a dramatic interior of grand proportions, featuring a huge stained glass, domed atrium, while a cheese & wine tasting table, dominating one end, is a nod to an interactive modern approach.Seating 86 in well-spaced, luxurious comfort, 1901 is ideal for those looking for a new experience.
1901 Restaurant & Bar
Andaz Liverpool Street
40 Liverpool Street
T: +44 207 961 1234
Built upon an early ’90s-era 911, the Singer features all new carbon fiber body work to give it the look of a Porsche from the ’70s or ’80s, while inside the modern machine boasts your choice of three engines, ranging from 3.6 L to 3.9L with power range of 300-425 hp, a 5 speed Getrag G50 transmission, four piston Brembo calipers and drilled rotors, uprated Bilstein adjustable dampers and coil over springs, newly-developed, three-piece forged aluminum 17-inch wheels, a bespoke interior to match the retro exterior, and a classic Carrera RS steering wheel from 1973.
This is the coolest phone I’ve ever seen!!!!! And it’s produced by fellow Dane Thomas Møller Jensen. Only hatch is that the gold edition (shown on the picture above) is €42.000 EUR. I WANT IT!!!!!
You’ll have to try these!
- £4 GBP
These chocolates were designed in cooperation with chocolate artist Fellow Dane: Henrik Konnerup.12,000 pieces of chocolate have been produced 1,000 large boxes. All 12,000 pieces are handmade!!!!!!!!! Every piece of chocolate and each packages design has the same characteristics as the archetypes, thereby showing how to create the personality of the brand through product development as well as packaging design. DOPE DOPE DOPE!!!
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The new PRIVATE album is going to be amazing!
(Pill Suite from €310 EUR per night . Designed by Matali Crasset)
T: 00 216 76 432 779
The Cadillac V-16 (sometimes known as the Cadillac Sixteen) was Cadillac’s top-of-the-line car from its January 1930 launch until production ceased in 1940 as the war in Europe killed sales. All were finished to custom order, and the car was built in very small numbers; only 4076 cars were constructed in the eleven years the model was offered. The majority of these were built in the single year of 1930, before the Great Depression really took hold. This was the first V16 powered car to reach production status in the United States.