(Photography by Matthias Weingärtner/Wallpaper*)
(Model: Jacquelyn Jablonski by Catherine Servel for Telegraph Magazine August 2010)
One of the forgotten architects of the 1930′s who did fine, anonymous work in Copenhagen. The original iron windows still in place:-)
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.
“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.”
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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Not that ugly if you ask me.
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A scientist discovers gold on the moon but his expedition to retrieve it is hampered by crew rivalry.
(Limited edition packaging designed by Charlotte Ronson.)
(Hotel Room (1931) Oil on canvas, 60 x 65 inches; Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection)
Via our friends at GentlemanGadgets … Breitling turns back to its roots with reissuing the most iconic Breitling chronograph, a watch that expresses Breitling’s aeronautical vocation like no other, the legendary Navitimer. Today, the limited Navitimer 01 invites us to rediscover the crowning achievement of Breitling’s glorious watchmaking history, including the iconic caliber 01, the sought-after collector’s piece par excellence. Definitely reliable, functional and appealing, this high-performance instrument serves to handle all calculations linked to airborne navigation, which there is average speed, distance covered, rate of climb or descent, and many more. The timekeeper that was the first spacegoing wrist chronograph, holds the record for the world’s oldest mechanical chronograph still in production, comes back in either a stainless steel or rose gold, 43mm case and the striking caliber 01 that offers over 70 hour power reserve.
Amazing food store.
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Via our friends at Luxuo … Emaar Hospitality Group (EHG) has announced plans to open the “highest restaurant” in the world in January 2011 in Dubai.The restaurant will be called Atmosphere and will be located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.According to a report on Hotelier.com, Atmosphere will be grill style restaurant.The restaurant is located two levels below the obeservation deck ‘At the Top’ and EHG expects it to become a must-visit venue for visitors to Dubai.Atmosphere is being designed by famous hospitality designer Adam Tihany, responsible for hotels such as the One&Only Cape Town.
The legendary 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO offered for private treaty sale by RM Auctions that we wrote about back in February has been sold to an undisclosed buyer for a price that some speculate could clock in at $25–$30 million. The car, chassis no. 4675 GT from an important collection in Japan, is one of only 36 250 GTOs originally produced and one of a limited few with Series II GTO bodywork. In 2008 British real estate baron Bill Ainscough reportedly sold his 250 GTO for about $28 million to an anonymous tycoon. It ranked as the world’s most expensive car until two weeks back when, as Luxist’s Noah Joseph reported, an ultra-rare 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic changed hands privately for $30–$40 million.
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On the auspicious date of January 11, 2011 (1/11/11) at 11:11 AM, the new Salvador Dalí Museum will open in St. Petersburg, Florida, with a grand opening party to be attended by Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina of Spain as guest of honor.
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and singer Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto during the early 80s, it follows the CEO of a small cable station who stumbles upon a broadcast signal featuring extreme violence and torture. He soon finds out that the signal actually causes damage to the brain causing hallucinations. As he gets closer to discovering the origins of the signal, he gets sucked into a world of sadomasochistic sex, political conspiracies, and bodily transformations.
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A very popular line. Tasty caramelised Catalan almonds in beautiful packaging
One of the most bizarre, elusive and expensive of cars is the Type 57SC Atlantic. With its low stance, 200 bhp engine, lightweight construction, 123 mph (200 kph) top speed and influential teardrop body, many believe this is the ultimate Bugatti and the first supercar ever made.Ettore’s son, Jean Bugatti, who played a large role in the development of the Type 57 series, personally styled the Atlantic. Jean’s lines draw an interesting mix of aircraft styling together with the avant-garde tear-drop that is so reminiscent of the thirties. Design highlights include a heavily raked windscreen, riveted fins, and oval doors with kidney-shaped side windows.Momentum behind the style was structured by a design concept of incorporating Electron, an alloy of magnesium and aluminum from IG Farben of Germany, in the design. Though it is strong, and up to one third the weight of aluminum, it is also highly flammable thus welding was not possible. This meant that each panel had to be riveted into place which posed a particular problem for traditional design. Therefore, Jean incorporated the rivet’s aesthetic into the wings of the car and created a telling combination of function and form.As the first car to bear fins, the silver Electron Aerolithe Prototype debuted as a possible sport model of the Type 57 series at the 1935 Paris Motor Show. As much of a sensation as the car must have been, it only drew three orders. By the time production commenced in 1936, standard aluminum was chosen over the flammable electron and the specially lowered Type 57S chassis, with its smaller, V-shaped radiator was used.The engineering on these Atlantics was similar to the other Type 57s which formed a basis for Bugatti competition and grand touring. Chassis arrangements included Rudge Witworth wire wheels, complex De Rams shocks absorbers, fifteen inch drum brakes and a strong, uncluttered chassis. As with most Bugattis, the Type 57 was of complicated craftsmanship, but the result of relatively simple design. The Type 57SC chassis combined the supercharged 57C engine with the low and short 57S chassis used for racing.
Cow Beauty Soap is an old, popular, and ubiquitous brand of soap in Japan. Cow Brand was founded in 1909 in Kyoshinsha, Japan, and has been making soap continually since, persevering even when their factory was destroyed during World War II.Blue Cow Soap uses milk and milk fat as its main ingredients and carries a relaxing jasmine fragrance.
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Listening to the signature Beats™ sound was a solo activity, but now you can share it with your friends. Introducing Beatbox™. Beatbox unleashes the driving bass, distinct midrange, and clean, crisp highs of a multi-speaker club system in one amazingly compact and portable box. Plus, it nails the energy of hip hop, the dynamics of rock, the delicate detail of jazz, even the intricate texture of a symphony. So, share your music. It’s time.
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(Title: Morning Beauty. Model: Daria Werbowy)
Wow. The styling in this editorial is amazing and having Mario Testino shoot it makes 100% perfection. All pieces are great! Please help me identify all of them:-) Also, does anyone know the stylist?
Tips for the hottest events, parties 29th & 30th October in wanted. Please share. Thanks.
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Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque cuvee starts a new creative collaboration with American artist Kareem Iliya for the worlds best champagne. Absolutely stunning!
Chosen as a medium by sculptors for centuries, teak’s natural composition and rich coloration makes it highly coveted, presenting a strong yet yielding surface to execute complex renderings of great detail. Our Indah collection, meaning “beautiful” in Indonesian, is inspired by traditional folk art and the simplicity of natural elements. Each design is painstakingly carved in exquisite, multi-dimensional relief.
Via our friends Uncrate … Wrap your precious iPad or iPhone in smooth, black goodness, while offering protection from tumbles, and even including a real notebook for those times when a virtual ‘pad just won’t cut it. Just beware of jargon-speak like this atrocious, meaningless description: “analog-digital ultra-portable workstations for the contemporary nomads.”
(“Daily Ritual”, 62×62, Oil on Canvas, Private Collection)
(Model: Suzanne Diaz for Vogue Russia October 2010)
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Via our friends at LovelyPackage … “The PURE Water Company has a special system that utilizes the municipal water supply network providing drinking water of the highest quality. After having existed for twelve years they wanted to revitalize their visual identity and make it uniform with their product.”
Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax.
“I try to give things a reserved, quiet expression so they’re appropriate in a variety of environments, but I also try to make interesting forms that people really like -something fresh and new.” -Mark GoetzMolded plywood carries an immediate association with classic Herman Miller designs, and Mark Goetz skillfully and creatively incorporates this material in his sofa design. While traditional construction consists of a wooden frame with padding and upholstery applied over it, the Goetz sofa turns tradition inside out, since its plywood shell is clearly visible as both an aesthetic element and a structural frame.The sofa’s practicality extends to one of its most important features–comfort. Goetz conducted his own research and consulted with other experts to arrive at a seat depth that gives ergonomic support as well as room to lie down.By using common materials and processes in innovative ways, designer Mark Goetz achieves a clean, crisp aesthetic. The Goetz complements contemporary, informal lifestyles while echoing Herman Miller’s classic heritage.The Goetz sofa features a dramatic profile with molded veneer which wraps completely around the sides and back. The frame finishes include natural walnut, ash, cherry, or ebonized ash veneer. The upholstery is available in your choice of a wide range of fabrics and leathers.
This one of my favorite buildings in Copenhagen. They’ve only preserved one suite in the original design.
Via our friend at DailyIcon … “We created pure and bold silhouettes with solid glass blocks, concealing the opulence of embroidery and soft leather within. Each luxury object is given its exclusive space in individual cases, crafted to fit its volume and shape. The long table allows the different blocks to be displayed and this ritual becomes fluid and light.”
(The SX-70 is a folding single lens reflex Land Camera which was produced by the Polaroid Corporation from 1972-1981.)
Though Polaroid had considered a Henry Dreyfus-designed SLR for its Colorpack film, the SX-70 was the first instant SLR and the first camera to use Polaroid’s new SX-70 integral print film, which developed automatically in broad daylight without the need for intervention from the photographer. The SX-70 was also notable for its elegant folding design, which allowed the camera to be compact enough to fit a man’s suit-jacket pocket when collapsed.There were a variety of models beginning in 1972 with the original SX-70, though all shared the same basic design. The first model, sold in Florida in late 1972, had a plain focusing screen (the user was expected to be able to see the difference between in- and out-of focus) because Dr. Land wanted to encourage photographers to think they were looking at the subject, rather than through a viewfinder. When many users complained that focusing was difficult, especially in dim light, Dr. Land was forced to include a split-image rangefinder prism of the kind used on 35mm SLR focusing screens. This feature is standard on all later models.The later Sonar OneStep and SLR 680 models were equipped with a sonar autofocus system, which permitted returning to the plain focusing screen. The Sonar Onestep models were the first autofocus SLRs available to consumers. (Polaroid Corporation marketed this relatively inexpensive, novel sonar technology as a set of components to hobbyists in order for them to incorporate distance sensing into other systems.) The later SLR 680/690 models updated the basic design of the Sonar Onestep to more modern standards by incorporating support for newer 600 cartridges instead of SX-70 cartridges, and a built-in flash instead of the disposable Flashbar. Today they are the most evolved forms of the SX-70, and are highly sought after by Polaroid enthusiasts.Though expensive, the SX-70 was popular in the 1970s and retains a cult following today.
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Just Imagne is s a science fiction musical comedy in which a man from 1930 who died on a golf course is brought back to life in the futuristic world of, gasp, 1980! He is amazed to find a world where every one has their own flying machine, people have numbers instead of names, and babies are ordered by push button machines. He takes the numerical name Single 0, and helps some men of the future with their romances. Single 0 then takes part in a journey to Mars, which is inhabited by a race of twins, one good, one evil. This movie is an ultra-rare sci-fi gem.
The Robert and Rosalie Gwathmey Residence and Studio, 122 Bluff Road, Amagansett NY on Long Island. Gwathmey became a sensation doing these house and studio buildings for his parents. Costing $35,000, the Gwathmey houses attracted throngs of visitors and was consistently named one of the most influential buildings of the modern era. Built by John Caramagna. In 2001, Gwathmey inherited the house from his mother and moved in. He began a renovation that included covering the original concrete floor with marble.