RALPH LAUREN TARTAN LUGGAGE COLLECTION

Via our friend at AquireMag … Available exclusively at Ralph Lauren’s flagship store on 867 Madison Ave., The Tartan Leather Luggage Collection is a new line of bags stylized beautifully with classic Tartan Plaid printed on leather.

- Ralph Lauren

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PHOTOGRAPHY by MAX VADUKUL

(Models: Karlie Kloss & Patricia van der Vliet for Vogue China November 2010)

COLD, COLD, COLD

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LIGHT SCULPTURES by IVAN NAVARRO

- Ivan Navarro

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IN THE SPIRIT OF ST. TROPEZ BOOK

The best stories. A village that caresses the eye and attracted a host of artists at he turn of the twentieth century. A village whose heyday came in the middle of the 1950s, when a young Franco-Russian filmmaker brought cameras and crew to its sun dazzled beaches to make his first feature film: And God Created Woman. The shock wave created by Roger Vadim revealed a resplendent creature, a leg-end: Brigitte Bardot, rocketing to fame in the village she chose as her home, which would bask in the glory of those years forever. In its pearly haven, artists, film stars, playboys and top models would spend sun-soaked days and starry nights in affairs and adventures that have since entered the pages of history. In the Spirit of Saint-Tropez is illustrated with numerous previously unpublished photographs.

- $30 USD

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JAGUAR C-X75 CONCEPT CAR

As a Range Extended Electric Vehicle, this supercar pushes the boundaries of both performance and sustainability. It is proof that the most beautiful, fast cars on earth can also be responsible. The C-X75 is today what other luxury cars will strive to be tomorrow.

- Jaguar

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THE WOLFSBURG PROJECT by JAMES TURELL

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PITCH BLACK DARKNESS NAPPA EYE-PATCH by BOTTEGA VENETA

This nero-colored intrecciato nappa eye-patch provides pitch-black darkness. Elegant and comfortable.

- $190 USD

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ROCKY BURNETTE – “TIRED OF TOEIN’ THE LINE” (1980)

Amazing song and video. I enjoy watching those crazy musician actors:-) GO CRAZY! I love it.

- $0.99 USD – “Tired of Toein’ the Line” (MP3)

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CIRE TRUDEN SCENT CANDLE LIMITED EDITION FOR SELFRIDGES


French candle makers cire trudon released a limited edition candle for selfridges, the london superstore. ‘s’ scent is rather fresh smelling, reminding me of camomile, vanilla, amber, liquorice, a hint of mild spices and a rather famous christian dior concoction. the special edition candle comes in a black hand blown glass with silver emblem.

- http://www.ciretrudon.com/

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HEADPHONES by URBANEARS

- http://www.urbanears.com/

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ANDY WARHOL by NAT FINKELSTEIN

(Nat Finkelstein’s Andy Double Tambourine (detail), ca. 1966, advertising “Warhol Live” at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh)

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FABER-CASTELL BIRTHDAY BOX SET LIMITED EDITION


(Limited to 1761 boxes)

Faber-Castell is celebrating its 250th Anniversary and to mark the occasion, the brand creates a massive birthday box set featuring many of the brand’s best known creative tools ranging from pencils to pencil crayons and pastels.

- Buy

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MAGNUSSON FINE WINE STORAGE (STOCKHOLM)

Magnusson offer the most advanced wine cellar in Sweden where your wines are stored and kept at the right temperature, moisture and light. Magnusson act as a bank where your wines are as secure as in a safe with locks, cameras and full insurance. Magnusson know what you wines are worth, how they will develop in value and which wines offer good commercial value. You will receive a certificate showing how long and under which conditions your wines have been stored with us.

- http://www.magnussonfinewine.com/

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LOTTI JACOBI SELF PORTRAIT

Johanna Alexandra (Lotte) Jacobi (August 17, 1896 – May 6, 1990) was a German photographer, who immigrated to the United States to escape Nazi Germany.

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ANTIQUE VAULT DOORS by BROWN SAFE

Brown Safe is the premier provider of antique collector vault doors and other vintage security creations.Our long standing ties to an extensive network of security institutions and banks allows us to locate these scarce and timeless legends, while our extensive experience constructing oversized vaults provides the skill set necessary to extricate and relocate these weighty monoliths to their new home.

- Brown Safe

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EDWARD HOPPER

(Office at Night, 1940, Oil on canvas, 22 1/8 x 25 inches; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

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ASPREY LONDONER LUGGAGE by GLOBE-TROTTER

Via Luxist … Famed London luxury goods house Asprey has come out with a luxurious new line of luggage created in collaboration with Globe-Trotter, makers of fine travel cases since 1897. The five-piece Londoner Luggage collection, manufactured by hand in England, was designed by Bruce Hoeksema, Asprey’s newly appointed creative director. The luggage comes in Asprey’s signature royal purple with purple genuine crocodile handles and trim, and matte black with oxidized metallic corners and black crocodile handles and trim. The cases are lined in durable hemp linen with a leather hand stamped Asprey label and signature Asprey locks. The hand stitched crocodile corners were chosen to complement the classic regimental stripe of the removable webbed luggage straps that secure the suitcases.

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HOUSE ON THE CASTLE MOUNTAINSIDE by FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS

Via Archdaily … The building is located in a landscape of unique beauty, the result of a natural and evident growth. The mountain, topped by a castle, is covered by a blanket housing through a system of aggregation by simple juxtaposition of pieces generated fragmented target tissue that adapts to the topography.

- Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III (1939)

Speechless …

The Rolls-Royce Phantom III was the final large pre-war Rolls-Royce. Introduced in 1936, it replaced the Phantom II and it was the only V12 Rolls-Royce until the 1998 introduction of the Silver Seraph. 727 V12 Phantom III chassis were constructed from 1936 to 1939.

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PHOTOGRAPHY by EMRE ÜNAL

(Model: Anna Zakusylo for Vogue Turkey September 2010 by Emre Ünal)

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ALMORE TRINITAS 64 YEAR OLD WHISKEY

At $160,000, Dalmore Trinitas 64 Year Old is the most expensive bottle of Whiskey on the market.

- http://www.thedalmore.com/

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ENCOURAGEMENT PLUG FOR ENVIRONMENTALISM by MUHYEON KIM

Via our friends at Yanko Design … This is a plug for the world to become more environmentally friendly. It’s a plug you’d plug into the wall to access power, but not just that! No way, that’s too simple. This one lights up in a way that shows you the way, the truth, and the light! This “Insic Wall Socket” encourages you to use power only so long as you need it. This isn’t just a dormant tool, nay, this one’s encouraging you to be the green crusader you’ve always aspired to be.No plug, no light. Plug with no working instrument – ability to check the standby energy. Energy with a working instrument – energy display and encouragement to use the minimum. Lovely!

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ZIG-ZAG CHAIR by GERRIT T. RIETVELD (1934)

A classic from Rietveld which also served as inspiration for Verner Panton’s 1960s plastic chairs. With the Zig-Zag a new type of chair – the “one piece chair” arrived.

- 1.155 EUR

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NON 2011 SPRING/SUMMER MENSWEAR by TONY SPACKMAN

(“Alchemia Mysteria” collection for S/S11)

WOW! Designer Tony Spackman did it again. NON’s Previous collection “The Golden Dawn” AW10/11 was almost just as great. Everybody check it out!

- NON

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GORDON RAMSEY AT CLARIDGE’S (LONDON)

New London hot spot.

Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s
Brook Street
London W1K 4HR
020 7499 0099

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BOOK: THE ALLURE OF THE AUTOMOBILE : “DRIVING IN STYLE” (1930-1965)

A celebration of the finest designs of the Golden Age of automotive design. The Allure of the Automobile presents eighteen of the world’s rarest and most brilliantly conceived cars from 1930 to the mid-1960s, including masterpieces from Bugatti, Dusenberg, Delage, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Ferrari. Created for the privileged few (and in some cases previously owned by Clark Gable and Steve McQueen), these luxurious, custom-built automobiles embodied speed, style, and elegance; they influenced and were influenced by contemporary art, architecture, fashion, and design. Many of the featured automobiles are one of a kind or were built largely by hand and in small numbers. The racing motorcar is a potent symbol of twentieth-century modernity, embodying speed, style, elegance, and good design. Whether a practical tool or part of a celluloid fantasy, the automobile remains a powerful symbol embedded in our collective cultural consciousness. This book contains an illustrated text with period photographs of the cars, exploring the evolution of the automobile from the opulent and luxurious French custom coachwork models of the early 1930s to post–World War II triumphs of German engineering to the supremacy of Italian sport-car design in the second half of the century.

- $26.40 USD

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VONDOM CHAIR by KARIM RASHID

- http://www.karimrashid.com/

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PHOTOGRAPHY by GEORGES ROUSSE

- Georges Rousse

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KANAGAWA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

(Photography by Iwan Baan)

This is a studio/workplace constructed on the Kanagawa Institute of Technology campus in the suburbs of Tokyo.

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JAGUAR C-TYPE (1952)

The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar  and sold from 1951 to 1953. The “C” designation stood for ‘competition’.The car used the running gear of the contemporary XK120 in a lightweight tubular frame and aerodynamic aluminium body. A total of 52 C-Types were built.

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DEUTSCHE OPER AM RHEI

(Calendar for the ballet company of Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, photography by Klaus Kampert)

- Klaus Kampert

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ANEKA – “JAPANESE BOY” (1981)

Such an amazing song!!!!!!!! I wonder if the new PRIVATE record should sound like this? In 1981 she hit number one in the UK singles chart with her song, “Japanese Boy”.

$0.99 USD MP3

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DIOR HOMME 2010 FW ACCESORIES


Embodying Dior Homme’s signature balance of subtle luxury with some fine details, the range features shoulder bags, Boston bags, messenger bags and wallets. One of the themes of this season is the use of a series of parallel lines created within the bag’s materials like in Hedi Slimane’s hayday in mid 00′s. Look for the collection at Dior Homme flagship stores around the world.

- Dior Homme

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SPY BAR (STOCKHOLM)

Spy Bar is located in the heart of Stockholm’s financial district, an area which also boasts some of the city’s most expensive shops. This place was the hottest club years ago, and they’re still my #1 choice when visiting Stockholm. Very stylish and clientele.

Spy Bar
Birger Jarlsgatan 20
114 34 Stockholm
Sweden
T:08-545 076 00

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(IN) DECOROUS TASTE SHOES

I don’t know why but these incredible shoes made me think about Yoko Ono’s famous quote from the movie Imagine: – “More funky”

- http://www.indecoroustaste.com/

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BOOK: THE STORY OF EAMES FURNITURE

Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. It reveals in unparalleled detail how Charles and Ray Eames as well as a talented team of designers worked to create pieces that still top bestseller lists. The book describes the key role played by the Eames Office’s own development and perfection of production processes for its designs as well as the significance of its relationship with manufacturers. By documenting the creation and spread of these landmark furniture designs, this book also tells the story of how modernism became established in homes and offices throughout the world.

- $125 USD

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ARGUS STANDARD C3 & LC3

(Argus Standard C3 with a Optional Lc3 lightmetera Very interesting cameraseems a bit tougher from the C350mm F3.5 to F16w/ Coated Cintarsame speeds as the C3)

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ALEXANDER VAUTHIER 2011 FW COUTURE

These are my favorites.

- http://www.alexandrevauthier.com

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“12,000 STITCHES” by CARMODY GROARKE & BRIONI

(Photography by Matthias Weingärtner/Wallpaper*)

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PHOTOGRAPHY by CATHERINE SERVEL

(Model: Jacquelyn Jablonski by Catherine Servel for Telegraph Magazine August 2010)

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FREDERIKSBERG FUNKIS by HANS DAHLERUP BERTHELSEN

One of the forgotten architects of the 1930′s who did fine, anonymous work in Copenhagen. The original iron windows still in place:-)

Frederiksberg Funkis
Nordre Fasanvej
Copenhagen
Denmark

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JAGUAR C TYPE (1952)

Hello beauty!

The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar  and sold from 1951 to 1953. The “C” designation stood for ‘competition’.The car used the running gear of the contemporary XK120 in a lightweight tubular frame and aerodynamic aluminium body. A total of 52 C-Types were built.

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ROBERTS RADIO


- Roberts Radio

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PARAJE DE LOS BANCALES by BODEGAS PASTRANA

“Paraje de los Bancales is the first wine of Bodegas Pastrana within the DO Arribes del Duero. This wine is elegant, different, with an unusual class.”

- http://www.bodegaspastrana.com/

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SHELL RESIDENCE by KOTARO IDE/ARTECHNIC JAPAN (2008)

- http://www.artechnic.jp/

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TUMI VILLA 17″ LAPTOP CASE

Via Luxist … A laptop case needn’t make you look like a Star Trek enthusiast or some sort of overgrown schoolchild, yet most such designs leave a lot to be desired aesthetically. That’s especially true when it comes to sheathing the larger sort of laptop such as the Apple MacBook Pro 17″. A stylish machine like that deserves an equally stylish case, however. Chic luggage and travel accessories company Tumi has come to the rescue with the Villa 17″ Computer Brief (above). Made from the finest Italian texture coated canvas with luxurious vachetta leather trim and polished, nickel hardware, it features a padded laptop compartment, interior organizer pockets, and an adjustable, removable shoulder strap.The case complements the rest of Tumi’s refined, elegant and classic Villa Collection, targeted to the sophisticated professional, featuring a range of designs for every requirement.

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THE LAIR HOUSE RENTAL

(From $1100.00 per night)

The Lair
11889 Tasman Highway Swansea
Tasmania 7190
Australia
T 1300
T: +613 6257 899

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LICE COLLECTION by UGLY CHILDRENS COLTHING

(Norwegian Lice Sweater body)

Not that ugly if you ask me.

- http://www.uglycc.com/shop/

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DEAN & DELUCA SPICES


An efficient and stylish way to display your favorite Dean & Deluca herbs & spices neatly arranged in clear vials. Comes with a specially designed spoon for spices.

- $165 USD

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FRAU IM MOND (1932) by FRITZ LANG

A scientist discovers gold on the moon but his expedition to retrieve it is hampered by crew rivalry.

- $27 USD DVD: Frau Im Mond (Woman In the Moon)

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