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Friday, October 29, 2010

Video: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is ‘Absolutely Crackers!’

Of all the phrases in the English language, few are likely to as accurately describe what it’s like to drop the hammer on the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport as read more

Original Darth Vader costume is up for auction at Christie’s in London

The Force can be with you — for a price. Christie’s auction house says it is selling an original Darth Vader costume from the “Star Wars” movie franchise. Read More

Mobiado Professional 105 Damascus: new steel-made luxury phone

The handset’s frame is “precision CNC machined from Damascus steel”, this giving every phone a “different and unique” look. Read More

Charlie Sheen’s Missing Watch

This is the watch (not the exact one of course) that sent Charlie Sheen into a fit of rage in a New York City hotel earlier this week. Read More

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lamborghini’s New Direction: Sesto Elemento Concept

For nearly a year, images of a camouflaged supercar have appeared on virtually every automotive-enthusiast site with all signs pointing to the highly anticipated Murciélago successor: read more

Burberry Winter Storms Capsule Collection

British luxury icon Burberry is predicting a storm for winter this year but in the chic and dapper mold that is par for the Christopher Baile read more

007′s Aston Martin sells for $4.1M

One of the world’s most famous James Bond cars — the specially equipped silver Aston Martin first driven by Sean Connery in “Goldfinger” — was auctioned off Wednesday in London for read more

World’s Most Expensive Backgammon Set

Artist Bernard Maquin has crafted a backgammon set resembling the exotic traditions of the Middle East. Read More

Huge Pink Diamond Leads Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale

A 14.23-carat pink diamond dubbed The Perfect Pink leads Christie’s Autumn jewellery sale in Hong Kong. Read More

The Bugatti Of Dog Collars

I Love Dogs Diamonds is a very specialty jeweler. Don’t go there looking for engagement rings or delicate brooches, though, because they only cater to canines. Read More

What Mark Zuckerberg Could Buy with His $6.9 Billion

A few weeks ago 26 year-old Mark Zuckerberg—the founder of Facebook, for those of you who’ve been living in a cave—was recently ranked on the Forbes 400 at #35 with 6.9 billion read more

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nautors Swan 80, Luxury Of The Very Best

Nautors Swan is among the very best for producing luxury ocean-going yachts. They have numerous designs behind them and one of the very latest is Read More

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Remy Martin Unveils VSOP Hot Holiday Bottle

The famed French cognac house of Rémy Martin, founded back in 1724, has been part of countless holiday celebrations over the centuries. Read More

“Miracle on Ice” Hockey Gold Heading to Auction

The ice hockey gold won by Mark Wells at the 1980 Winter Olympics is heading to the auction block Read More

First Look Inside Avro Business Jet by Design Q

Ahead of its official unveiling at tomorrow’s NBAA show in Atlanta, BAE Systems and Design Q have released a sneak peak inside the next Avro Business Jet (ABJ). Read More

All 500 examples of the Porsche GT2 RS have been spoken for

A limited-edtion, 620 horsepower sports car is quite an enticing piece of machinery. Porsche is building just 500 examples Read More

Rent Chunk of Eustatia Island in the BVIs

Eustatia is one of the few private islands in the British Virgin Islands and a sizeable chunk is now available for rent. Read More

Rent Chunk of Eustatia Island in the BVIs

Eustatia is one of the few private islands in the British Virgin Islands and a sizeable chunk is now available for rent. Read More

A Unique Luxury Holiday Gift: Gorgeous Bottega Veneta Evening Bag

The Bottega Veneta line is a celebrity favorite. And for good reason, their luxurious accessories are the height of fashion Read More

Katikies Hotel in the village of Oia – Greece

Katikies hotel is a charming hotel hanging from the cliff, 100 meters above the dazzlingly blue caldera basin Read More

Christian Louboutin’s Maralena Flame Sandal voted as the sexiest shoes

Imagine strutting around in some hideous knitted socks, you need some really sexy shoes to make yourself Read More

Cabasse debuts the $127,000 Ocean speakers

There are high end speakers and there are high end speakers and then there is the gigantic eye ball speaker from French speaker company Cabasse Read More

La Cornue’s Grand Palais 180 Kitchen Range

If you want to get the most out of your kitchen range, and aren’t afraid to spend a lot of money, La Cornue’s Grand Palais 180 is the Read More

Prada Rete Metal Evening Bag Dazzles With Crystals

The best aspect about Prada handbags is that they don’t follow a specific pattern or theme unlike LV Read More

Friday, October 22, 2010

The $100,000 Monte Carlo Desk by Viscount David Linley

Viscount David Linley, the bespoke cabinetmaker who’s a nephew of the Queen of England, has created an incredible architectural writing desk which pays Read More

Chelsea Handler’s Los Angeles Rental Home

Ever since Chelsea Handler split with long time beau, Ted Harbert, owner of ComCast, she has been renting a 5 bedroom/6 bathroom mini-mansion for Read More

The Sikorsky X2 Helicopter

The Sikorsky X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator aircraft will incorporate several new technologies and demonstrate them Read More

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jaeger-LeCoultre Haute Joaillerie Exhibition in HK

Today kicks off a Jaeger-LeCoultre exhibition in Hong Kong called “The Art of Haute Joaillerie”. Read More

The Erosion Table by Joseph Walsh

The Erosion Table fits in perfectly with the rest of Joseph Walsh’s furniture designs. With its organic lines and Read More

Nixon The Duke Watch

The Boss. The King. The Duke. You can put “the” in front of anything and it immediately sounds more important Read More Premier Property – Arizona

Enjoy luxury living in Eagle Mountain’s prestigious Solitude Canyon with views of the golf course, mountains and city lights. Read More

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sneak Peek: Four Seasons Hotel, Denver

On October 19, the Four Seasons opened a location in the heart of Denver’s art and business district. Read More

2010 Mercedes C74 Konzept By Renntech

The Mercedes C63 AMG already looks amazing and aggressive enough for most sports car fans out there, but American tuner, Renntech, Read More

Chinese Enamel Pieces Lead Sotheby’s Watch Sale

A selection of historic enamel timepieces originally made for the Chinese and Turkish markets are leading Sotheby’s upcoming watch sale in Geneva. Read More

Grissini Restaurant’s 600 gram White Truffle

Even though quantity doesn’t always mean quality, the 600 gram white truffle recently unveiled at the Grissini Restaurant is still pretty impressive. Read More

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Inside Luxury King Francois Pinault’s Private Palazzo Museums

Francois Pinault is a man justifiably envied by many. With a fortune of $8.7 billion the high-school dropout-turned luxury goods titan read more

Hublot first boutique in the United States

September 2010 marked an important stage in the international development of Hublot: the opening of the Brand’s first American boutique read more

HondaJet First Conforming Aircraft

The HondaJet has begun ground and stress testing in advance of its flight exams, and in the processits specifications have been read more

Monday, October 18, 2010

Custom Made Jewel-Encrusted Monopoly Board

Even the most mundane of Monopoly sets contains over $20,000 in fake money — but this custom-made, jewel-encrusted one-off is estimated to be worth over $2 million, and it’s headed read more

Furniture that Sparkles and Shines

Daniel Hellman and Eric Chang launched their signature custom-furniture line four years ago with the singular elegant and innovative Z pedestal table that won Read More

India’s richest man has moved into world’s biggest private residence

Marking the end of seven years of construction work, India’s richest man is planning a housewarming party for his 27-story Read More

Hilltop Residence at Laucala Island

“No problem” is the response to most requests made at Laucala Island. From coconut-milk baths to midnight tee times Read More

Weingut Keller Riesling

Riesling, made from a variety of grape bearing the same name and originating in the Rhine region Read More

The Renard Grand Tourer

The DNA of the Renard Grand Tourer is engineering intelligence – an ultra-light composite unibody, longitudinally mounted V2 engine and components that represent Read More

Guerlain Launches IDYLLE Eau de Toilette

ollowing the launch of IDYLLE Eau de Parfum in 2009, Guerlain has unveiled IDYLLE Eau de Toilette which is based even more heavily on the Bulgarian rose. Read More

Knight of the Auction: Screen-used hero car K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider up for bid

For sale – One lightly used crime-stopper of a coupe, has go-fast looks with a fuel-efficient powertrain. If you want attention, this is the car for you. Read More

Friday, October 15, 2010

Alfa Launches Art Collection With Avatar Designer

Alfa Romeo has launched a collaborative art collection with Federico B. Alliney, the designer who created the fantasy world of Pandora in James Cameron’s smash hit “Avatar”. Read More

“Dragons” Chair by Eileen Gray

This chair is one of the masterpiece of Eileen Gray, an Irish designer. Eileen Gray created the chair around read more

Sotheby’s To Sell The Jewels Of The Duchess Of Windsor

In 1987, Sotheby’s auctioned off the “Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor”, Wallis Simpson, who married King Edward VIII. Their marriage was passionate and read more

$8 Million Dollar iPhone

Valued at $8 million, the most expensive customized iPhone ever created is the iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition which features an iPhone 4 32GB read more

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Peter Island: An Enchanting Escape

Peter Island, a sprawling private oasis just five miles from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, has quietly emerged as the place to see and not be seen read more

Mediterranean Estate offered at $6,495,000

One of the broadest bends of the New River gives this magnificent Mediterranean estate a unique setting that adds to its timeless beauty with wide-reaching water views read more

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blackberry Amosu

UK-based designer Alexander Amosu, known for making world’s most expensive gadgets, launched what is being termed as the world’s most Read More

Clive Christian Imperial Majesty Perfume for Women

Clive Christian Imperial Majesty Perfume for Women 16.9 oz Perfume Imperial Majesty is a limited edition of a Clive Christian signature scent. Read More

The Most Expensive Pens in The World

Writing pens have a long history. Humankind has invented so many of them that no pens collector can Read More

Monday, October 11, 2010

The New Cool Cars: Exclusive, Sleek, Efficient

Speed and beauty have long been the driving factors in car design, but this year’s most exclusive automobiles include a few practical considerations such as alternative fuel Read More

The Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas

Located along Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, just a few miles from Cabo San Lucas, is the magnificent Esperanza, with an envious oceanfront location overlooking a pair of private coves Read More

SUPER for Barneys CO-OP 25th Anniversary

SUPER for Barneys sunglasses celebrate a milestone anniversary–25th! Barneys reached out to past collaborators to Read More

Big Blue Hits the Auction Block

On October 20, Christie’s will offer the BVLGARI Blue, a 10.95-carat triangular-cut fancy vivid blue diamond set alongside a 9.87-carat white diamond in a ring, and it’s likely Read More

BMW M100: The Fastest, Most Expensive, M Vehicle Ever

BMW’s striking Vision EfficientDynamics concept is headed for production in late 2012 or early 2013 as a 450-hp, twin-turbocharged halo for the company’s new environmental initiative. Read More

Live Like Simon Cowell by Chartering Slipstream

The 196 foot superyacht that Simon Cowell stayed during the summer is available for charter. Read More

A Pizza Oven for the Outdoor Gourmet

Adding a pizza oven to your existing outdoor kitchen used to be a cumbersome, costly initiative involving construction plans, land-use permits, and a reliable building contractor. However with the launch this fall of its new Artisan Fire Pizza Oven read more

Friday, October 8, 2010

Top 10 Most Expensive Celebrity Cars

Hot cars can make the biggest dork look cool. So it’s understandable why celebrities, with their disposable income, pay big bucks for sweet rides. From Porsches to Maybachs to Rolls Royces, a beautiful car is a must for stars with big bucks. Here are the top ten most expensive celebrity cars in the world. Read More

Thursday, October 7, 2010

World’s Largest Penthouse Listed at $50 Million

Need a lot of room? The Wall Street Journal’s Developments blog reports on a new penthouse that would satisfy even the most square-footage-hungry buyer. The penthouse unit of the 14-story Genesis Puntarenas in Read More

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Charlevoix Cottage

“The Charlevoix Cottage” has been featured on HGTV’s Amazing Waterfront Homes in 2008. Originally built as a family retreat for the owners five children an Read More

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rare James Bond Rolex Chronograph for Sale

An extraordinary Rolex pre-Daytona chronograph worn by George Lazenby as James Bond in 1969′s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is being offered for sale in Miami. It’s extremely rare for an actual Bond movie watch, let alone a rare Rolex model, to come onto the market. Read More

The AeroCruiser 38F III superyacht by Espen Oeino and Danish Yachts

From the drawing board of Espen Oeino comes the new flybridge version of the innovative fast range of superyachts – Danish Yachts’ AeroCruiser. The AeroCruiser 38F III will have the classic hallmark of Danish Yachts’ superb finish, at the same time giving an open Read More

Friday, October 1, 2010

Charles Hollander Collection Chess Set

Renowned French artist and master of jewelry, Bernard Maquin created the Royal Diamond Chess set in 2005 bringing the game of chess to a whole new level. Noted for its abililty to combine fine art, jewelry, and the classic game of chess, this is one of the most expensive chess sets in the world. Read More