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I’m DJ’ing Tonite / 24.00hr / And for those of you who cant wake it I will be posting the live DJ set this weekend. Peaze
T: +45 3313 6788
(Photography by David Frutos Ruiz)
The Phantom Corsair is an automobile prototype from 1938. It is a six-passenger coupe that was designed by Rust Heinz, a member of the H. J. Heinz family, and Maurice Schwartz of the Pasadena, California based Bohman & Schwartz coachbuilding company. The design was a departure from contemporary car design and it did away with many features, common at the time, that were eventually abandoned by mainstream designers.
New hot spot in Paris!
4, rue du Débarcadère
T: 01 45 72 22 55
The ultimate sartorial and etiquette guide, from the ultimate life and style guru. By turns witty, sardonic, and always insightful, Glenn O’Brien’s advice column has been a must-read for several generations of men (and their spouses and girlfriends). Having cut his teeth as a contributor at Andy Warhol’s Interview in its heyday, O’Brien sharpened them as the creative director of advertising at the hip department store Barneys New York for ten years before starting his advice column at Details magazine in 1996. Eventually his column, “The Style Guy,” migrated to its permanent home at GQ magazine, where O’Brien dispenses well-honed knowledge on matters ranging from how to throw a cocktail party (a diverse guest list is a must), putting together a wardrobe for a trip to Bermuda (pack more clothes for less dressing), or when it is appropriate to wear flip-flops in public (never). How To Be a Man is the culmination of O’Brien’s thirty years of accumulated style and etiquette wisdom, distilled through his gimlet eye and droll prose. With over forty chapters on style and fashion (and the difference), on dandies and dudes, grooming and decorating, on how to dress age-appropriately and how to age gracefully, this guide is the new essential read for men of all ages.
Just listened to the two of the tracks that were leaked by unknown online pirates. As always, I’m very impressed with these guys and I think they captured the Tron universe spot on! It’s very dark, intense and repetitive. If the rest of the album is just as good it might be my new favorite soundtrack (so long Blade Runner!) Did I ever tell you I’m an old-school Sci-Fi nerd? Well, I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Daft Punk is the new Wendy Carlos:-)
(‘Femme Fatale‘ shoot styled by Katie Mossman featuring Australian model Catherine McNeil for Vogue Germany August 09)
The DeTomaso Mangusta is a sports car from Italian automobile manufacturer DeTomaso produced between 1967 and 1971.The Mangusta replaced the Vallelunga model, on which its chassis was based. The word “Mangusta” is Italian for “Mongoose”, an animal that can kill cobras. It was rumored that the car was so named because DeTomaso had been promised engines from Ford that went to the Shelby Cobra instead. The Mangusta was replaced by the much cheaper to build DeTomaso Pantera in 1971.401 Mangustas were built, about 150 of the european version, with 4 headlamps and Ford 289 Cu.In. engine, and the rest are USA version, with 2 “pop up” headlamps and less powerful Ford 302 engines. One car was built with Chevrolet engine. There are reported to be fewer than 128 left in existence, according to the 2 available registires.
COOL! Learn the secrets of ancient martial arts and the mysterious ninja warriors with one of New York’s oldest Bujinkan schools, affiliated with Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan since the 1980′s.* Your instructor was awarded the title of Shidoshi, “teacher of the warrior ways” in 1991* Learn the history and philosophy of this 900-year-old martial art* Practice their self-defense, heightened awareness and combat strategy methods
Champagne tastemakers Moët & Chandon have unveiled their first and only vintage of ice champagne, Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial.A blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay, this new champagne has a tropical blend of fruit and floral notes, and is intended to be consumed on the rocks.The Moët Imperial Ice will be available only in the most exclusive resorts around the world.
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten produced a premium version of the classic Doctor’s Bag in black leather with four belt buckle style fastenings and various zipper and stud details. Another practical and stylish option to carry your day to day goods.
A couple of professional guys moved from New York to live and work in London – but discovered that good, wholesome cupcakes, sweet pies and fresh tarts were really hard to come by.Outsiders as they both are, they set about rectifying the situation by turning a favourite hobby into an award-winning business.Outsider Tart is an authentic US bake shop and cafe which is devoted to all things sweet and yummy.
83 Chiswick High Road
London W4 2EF, United Kingdom
020 7096 1609
(Summer Evening, (1947), Oil on canvas, 30 x 42 inches; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. Kinney)
This book offers new solutions for event architecture, scenography, media installations, interiors, and stage design. Thanks to globalization and digitalization more and more aspects of our business lives and leisure time are taking place on the internet. Consequently, there is more pressure to create the proper setting when we actually do come together. The spaces where we come into face-to-face contact with our target audiences have to be precisely arranged in order to make an impact or to communicate information effectively on an emotional level. That is why so many different creatives are currently working on developing designs in physical space. Staging Space presents an extensive collection of work in which images and space meld seamlessly into a single narrative entity. The spectrum of examples includes exhibition and event architecture, interior design, art installation, and stage design as well as multimedia brand concepts and light projections on city surfaces. The book also features an array of hybrid solutions whose focus lies on using space to achieve pre-defined dramatic effects. The diverse international work collected in Staging Space demonstrates inspirational new applications for aesthetics, information technology, and sales pitches. Because this work crosses boundaries between creative disciplines and defies convention, it gives us the opportunity to appreciate the added value of a well thought-out presentation in physical space. This insight is especially relevant for those working as designers, interior decorators, and set designers, but also for those in advertising and marketing.
- $43 USD
Duty now for the future!
- $499 USD
This extremely rare series of illustrations to various books by Alexander Kazantsev (one of the first Soviet science fiction writers) shows very clearly what kind of future the communist dreamers preferred. Think cool robots, intrepid explorers, brainy scientists, eerily Star Wars-like aliens and a huge doze of humanitarian optimism.These government sponsored (and approved) images were published by Detskaya Literatura Publishing House from 1950s to 1970s – DETGIZ, geared toward Soviet Komsomol Youth – and were recently brought back from oblivion by M. Moshkov’s online library.
Legendary producer Giorgio Moroder also made his own sports car!!!! In the mid 1980s, Giorgio Moroder and sports car specialist Claudio Zampolli decided they wanted to build something truly unique. Their vision was of the ultimate super-luxury, super-performance sports car. This car borrowed from the realm of rich mens daydreams would offer everything the wealthiest might want in such a vehicle-bold innovative styling, custom manufacturing, greatly enhanced performance, and infinite luxury. Combining their names (Cizeta is Italian for C.Z., Zampollis initials), the two men decided to refer to their supercar as the Cizeta-Moroder.To create a look worthy of such a supercar, Moroder and Zampolli turned to Marcello Gandini. This accomplished sports car designer had become famous by producing the styling of many Lamborghinis such the Countach and the Lancia Stratos. And the two visionaries were rewarded for their choice with a design that is rich, sleek, sporty and dramatic.But where do you go to build a car the likes of which the world had never seen? Moroder and Zampolli went to the Mecca of fine Italian car production-Modena, Italy. Here a crew gathered that included many who had worked on Marcello Gandinis Lamborghini Countach years earlier.The car was shown at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1988 with tremendous success. By 1991, the attractive Cizeta-Moroder V16T was delivered to the world and available for purchase. This concept car offered many features, with its powerful 16-cylinder engine being the most impressive. Packed with 540 horsepower, this V-16 granted drivers the tremendous ability of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph within 4 seconds and an exhilarating, top running speed of 205 mph.To accomplish such high performance, Oliviero Pedrazzi-the chief designer for Cizeta-Moroder,-introduced a powerful engine that would combine the best of available sports car technology. Though it might be roughly imagined as two V-8s working harmouneously, this finely executed engine is actually much more sophisticated. For example, the engine is transversely mounted just ahead of the rear wheels, and the design incorporates 64 valves and a total of eight camshafts. Two radiators keep this powerplant cooled.With a price tag of $600,000 each, the Cizeta-Moroder came with many other enhanced features besides the inspired engine. For instance, the luxurious and roomy interior sported full leather, and high-end audio and air conditioning systems were standard. Aluminum formed the body of the automobile except for the roof which was built of steel as an added safety feature. Its immense brakes were provided by Brembo. And the tires, manufactured by Pirelli, were the largest available (245/40 front and 334/35 rear) at the time of cars introduction on the market.Even the design of the sports cars logo received maximum thought and attention. In 1988 Moroder received the Philadelphia award for design excellence for his attractive logo concept for the Cizeta-Moroder.Once production was up and running, the plan was to produce one of these super Italian sports cars a week. And other designs and models were envisioned for the future. But despite some orders, including one from an impressed Sultan of Brunai, a world recession forced production of the Cizeta-Moroder to come to a halt. And thats where the story of this dream car rests, at least for now.
The Stables Market
London NW1 8AH
T: +44 020 3376991
Via our friends at TrendLand … Love the retouching on this photoshoot! Photographer/retoucher Daniel Bolliger photographed designer Sasa Kovacevic’s latest collection of SADAK and retouched the hell out of the photos to create a very ethereal aesthetic which feels more like painting than photography.
From the owners of Mahiki comes their latest venture for clubbing and drinking. Whisky Mist has an option for membership but isn’t members’ only, and is regularly visited by A-listers and Royals.
35 Hertford Street
London W1J 7SD,
T: 020 7208 4067
- $280 USD
Design Q proudly unveiled their latest concept for the Avro Business Jet today, at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta. The ABJ Fusion is the third of five innovative and exciting interiors commissioned by BAE Systems.
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A sleek and modern rendition of a classic favorite, the Ralph Lauren’s Hammond chess set is crafted from rich leather and blackened nickel — an ideal gift for the game aficionado.
(Designed by Issey Miyake)
“Evian has announced its latest designer collaboration. The spring water brand has worked with fashion designer Issey Miyake to create the fourth annual limited edition designer bottle. Miyake joins previous Evian bottle designers Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Paul Smith. The cheery bottle is decorated with a bright flower meant to embody the evian signature message, “Live young.” The inspiration for the bottle sprung from the Pleats Please line for which Issey Miyake is known.”
Designed by Giuguaro in 1968, through his new company, Ital Design, the Bizzarrini Manta was the company’s first project. The Manta was a concept car based on the tubular chassis of the Bizzarrini 538. The car featured a mid mounted Chevrolet V8 engine, producing 400bhp. The car was 1050mm high and 4100mm long and 1855mm wide.
(Photographs: Rômulo Fialdini)
Via Archdaily … The House 53 volumetry was defined following São Paulo city building laws and the site’s peculiar shape, which is just over 10 meters in front and approximately 30 meters in length. According to the legislation one can build in the neighborhood up to a two-floor building, settled upon the site’s lateral limits. A third floor is allowed as long as the lateral setbacks are respected. The house was conceived as a wood and mortar monolithic block with another concrete and glass volume upon it. Due to the ground’s small front and volumetry, the box’s two edges had to make the most of light’s entrance, which explains the large windows. It was also desirable that these windows would make it possible to darken the internal environment whenever needed. The house’s inferior volume, which comprises the living room on the first floor, and the bedrooms on the second floor, is a glass box with wooden brises that open as folding doors. The rooms’ front and back facades were designed to be completely closed or opened. From the outside, when the brises (and the front wall, which follows the same language) are closed, it´s impossible to distinguish the openings, and all wooden surfaces make up a pure single volume, without bumps. When these brises are opened, the house looks like a large wood folding.
(Freja Beha Erichsen by Hedi Slimane for Vogue Paris November 2010)
Hedi is always amazing!
This year once again, the House of G.H. Mumm presents a limited edition work: the Sabre G.H. Mumm by Patrick Jouin. Patrick Jouin wrapped a stainless steel champagne sword with a beautiful red leather handle resembling Mumm’s signature Cordon Rouge. A unique item that combines the sensuality of a red leather handle with the resistance of a steel blade but with a square end that won’t cut! This edition is presented in a box of pure white, of lacquered wood and leather, incorporating a tray, specially designed to hold ice and keep a bottle of Cordon Rouge at the ideal temperature.
Situated in the dress circle of the harbour, Quay has some of Sydney’s most spectacular views, sweeping from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge. The food created by head chef Peter Gilmore is equally awe-inspiring; innovative cuisine that celebrates the diversity of nature, and takes the diner on a journey of discovery.This year Quay was voted Number 27 on the coveted S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s list, to become the highest ranked Australian restaurant in the world, as well as rewriting Australian restaurant award history by scoring a “double double” win, having been named Restaurant of The Year for the second consecutive year in the industry’s two top awards, the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2010 and The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2010. For a sneak peak into the mind of chef Peter Gilmore take a look at our Inspirations Series.Along with our award-winning restaurant, Quay hosts some of Australia’s most exclusive private functions. Every event hosted by Quay not only enjoys our world-class cuisine, but is surrounded by the iconic maritime panorama of the world’s most stunning harbour city. Visit our Functions pages for more information.
Overseas Passenger Terminal
T: (61 2) 9251 5600
The brand Calabrese and its distinct crest, is maybe known by few men who are fond of collecting ties, but only a relatively small circle of insiders have already enjoyed one of their precious bags. A pure and simple, but equivalently bold colored impression awaits you when taking a look at a Calabrese bag including the recently unveiled Pompei weekender. Pompei comes in a classy color combination of tough navy toned canvas and bright brown, supple leather trimmings, handle and shoulder strap.
- $660 USD
First choice of beech .Wood from forests managed on a long term.100% Made in France
Bring back the airships!
(From €330 EUR)
Set in the heart of Tel Aviv’s White City, moments from Rothschild Boulevard, this meticulously renovated 1920s mansion is surrounded by more than 4,000 Bauhaus buildings.
36 Montefiore Street
Tel: 972.3 564 6100
Rates: From ILS1,688 (€310)
Via Luxist … Hermès has uncovered a couple of remarkable pieces of bespoke luggage in its archives, made for famed Danish Out of Africa author Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dineson, in the 1930s. The Art Deco tobacco-colored crocodile skin cases, one ordered in 1930 and the other in 1935, contain every conceivable article an aristocratic author could need on an arduous journey to Africa. The famed Parisian luxury goods house notes that the more complex of the two took its craftsmen 368 hours to make; both feature fine inlays and engraving, with most pieces adorned with a baroness’ crown and the author’s DBF monogram for Dineson Blixen-Finecke, a combination of her maiden and married names (her full title was Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke).The cases feature myriad compartments and leather boxes for spirits, smoking accessories, writing instruments, notepaper, perfume bottles, cosmetics, playing cards, jewelry, small tools, sewing items, brushes and more, with some items finished in sterling silver and tortoiseshell. However, Hermès notes the the items appear to be unused and probably never made it to Kenya, where Blixen established a coffee plantation at the foot of the N’gong Hills; and therein lies something of a mystery. Noting that by December of 1930, when the first case was ordered, Blixen was somewhat down on her luck and preparing to leave Africa, Hermès thinks it unlikely she ordered it for herself and the archives are unclear. Could it perhaps have been intended as a gift from her lover, dashing big game hunter and pilot Denys Finch Hatton? We may never know for certain. Finch Hatton, the Eton and Oxford educated son of Henry Stormont Finch Hatton, 13th Earl of Winchilsea, was killed in a plane crash in May of 1931. Blixen finally left Africa that same year and returned to Denmark, plagued by drought and financial difficulties that lead to the plantation’s economic collapse. The story behind the second case, ordered in 1935, remains equally shrouded in mystery. Out of Africa was published in 1937, winning her instant acclaim; decades later it was made into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Sadly, Blixen died in 1962 after a long illness she attributed to syphilis; her literary reputation and the Hermès cases remain, impeccable. Of course, the stunning pieces belong in a museum, but the luxury goods house will be glad to make you some just like them should you possess the necessary funds.
Aimed at the Asian market, 62 Gun Salute will be the flagship product in the Royal Salute range.It is produced from whiskies aged for a minimum 40 years and packaged in bottles created by Dartington Crystal.The exquisite hand crafted crystal decanter is decorated in 24 carat gold and crowned with a cut crystal stopper.It is not a limited edition and, whisky stock and demand permitting, Pernod aims to produce 5,000 bottles per year.It will go on sale towards the end of 2010 priced at $2,000.
Miele introduces North America to the new H 5981 BP, a 90cm gourmet oven, which features a plethora of unique features not the least of which is a gigantic 85 liter capacity cavity. The oven gives captains, owners or onboard chefs the room to roast 3 chickens on the accompanying spit, or the capacity to bake an 80cm baguette utilizing humidity with the oven unique Moisture Plus feature. With this oven, you can create all kinds of gourmet dishes while swimming away on your luxury yacht. For baking, humidity helps dough rise better and gives loaves a gleaming crust. For roasting, using moisture from the very start of the process helps bake out all the fat and gives the meat, chicken or pork an appetizing crust.
Cute coffee shop in Berlin.
Gerichtstr. 23 Hof 3 Aufg. 2