This limited edition notebook pc ‘ego’ was presented at CeBIT 2007. Tulip Computers has released a full collection of luxury laptops for those lovers of fashion, style and luxury complements.
The crocodile-like print is actually made of special material that is used in fashion accessories.
The designer notebook also carries the designer’s signature is printed on the space bar.
No word on the price and availability are yet known.
Earlier this year Heesen Yachts launched yacht number 13350, Galactica. This is the second yacht built for the same owner.
Galactica is a 50 meter, 164’ semi displacement vessel. It has an aluminum hull and aluminum superstructure. The engines are 2XMTU 16V595TE90. Galactica is the first semi displacement yacht above 47m which is equipped with the zero speed stabilization system, type 820 Koop Nautic / Naiad Marine. Its top speed is 26 knots and the cruising speed is 24 knots.
The interior design is by Omega Architects and is a contemporary design executed in semi-gloss lacquered pear wood combined high gloss lacquered burl woods. The ceilings are upholstered in off-white colors surrounded with pear wood trims. The owner’s bathroom is executed in Onyx marbles and the guest bathrooms have marble flooring, walls and countertops. The spacious atrium is executed in open-book veneered pear wood with a high gloss polished stainless steel handrail. The centre column of the stairway is finished in high gloss Vavona burl.
The exterior decks are clad in teak.
The lower deck is equipped with two VIP double guest rooms and two twin guest rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. It also has four cabins for accommodation of two crew each, a laundry and a crew mess.
The main deck has a full width owner’s stateroom, full width owner’s bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, study, galley, pantry, and day head. It also has a central entrance lobby, atrium, salon and dining. The wheelhouse deck houses the wheelhouse, captain’s cabin, VIP guest room with en-suite bathroom, day head and a sky lounge.
Galactica is the 133rd vessel launched at the Heesen facility.
Sheikh Hamad, the foreign minister of the Gulf State of Qatar, has just made an amazing purchase. He has just bought a penthouse home in the exclusive and super-luxurious area of One Hyde Park Development in London for an astounding £100 million (around $196 million).
The penthouse apartment of the Sheikh is one of 86 luxury flats being built on the edge of Hyde Park opposite Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.
Some features of the new ultra-luxurious apartments are:
- 24-hour room service
-iris recognition scanners in the elevators
-license plate recognition software
The complex has been designed by architect Richard Rogers is being developed by brothers Christian and Nicholas Candy. This project is also sponsored and backed by the Sheikh himself from his personal fortune.
The penthouse should be ready in two years and two other penthouses have also been sold.
I wonder why the Sheikh would have invested and sponsored such as luxurious and top-level project in London... maybe the investment will be paid off and the value of the appartment will be multiplied itselt many times in a short period of time...
A new approach on HDTV, removable speakers.
HANNSvibe is one of the most unique large screen designs I have seen lately. In fact, their HANNspree HANNsvibe 32" LCD HDTV is a TV that doesn't need to be on for everybody to look at it and think it is a very nice piece of design.
You can be sure if I can get my hands on one of these super-exclusive HANNspree HANNsvibe 32" LCD HDTV I will probably spend more time just lookign at the TV design that with it turned on... but I have two kids at home, so my first though will be mostly impossible.
Whether the speakers of this HANNspree HANNsvibe 32" LCD HDTV are attached or removed, you can appreciate the unique design, HDTV compatibility, superior picture quality and attention to detail that HANNspree offers.
This HANNspree HANNsvibe 32" LCD HDTV features a unique design with removable speakers.
This widescreen LCD integrated HDTV is been offered for a price of $1,150.
If you are interested in this TV, please click this link: HANNspree HANNsvibe 32" LCD HDTV
Sharper Image iBeam Stereo with AM/FM and Universal Dock for iPod (SI343BLK)
Marking a push toward branding its own stereo equipment in addition to pushing those produced by others, Sharper image has recently introduced a number of iPod compatible speaker systems.
This sleek new iBeam Speaker System is the most visually appealing of the lot and about as technically impressive as any.
The system features a universal dock for your iPod and a digital AM/FM tuner. 12 station presets, backlit LCD display, and auxiliary input for use with other components are all part of the package, and SRS WOW sound will give your richer quality than you'd expect from this slim box.
If you want to know more details about this nice gadget,CLICK HERE
Don't you think this lamp would look great in your kitchen, dining room or office?
I have been flashed by this superb design. In fact, I love chromed lamps, but this design has attracted me like no ther has done before...
I have done a research, and this is a lamp that was originally designed by Italian industrial designer Achille Castiglioni. This is not a cheap lamp, by the way. If you like fine art and contemporary design, this is yor lamp...although it is not the typical cheap metallic lamp you can find at Ikea...
This beautiful lamp has been a best seller for more than 40 years, since it was designed back in... 1966... yes, it seems unbelievable, but this lamp has been an icon, a mith of design for the last 40 years...
If you are interested and want to have more details about this piece of design, please click this link:
Splugen Brau Pendant by Flos
Gotham Dream Cars, a New York based company has a new program with the appealing name of DreamShare.
This company rents out exotic cars, and they are now offering a very suggestive and "mouthwatering" membership program.
Like other programs, they use a points-based system with several levels of membership which equal different amounts of driving time.
The Platinum Program: If you pay $9,000 you have 20 full driving days per year.
The Titanium Program: For $18,000 gives you around 45 days/year.
The Elite Program: For $27,000 gives you three months/year worth of driving time.
Gotham Dream Car has offices in NYC and Miami (the better for driving convertibles in the winter months) and are planning an office in Vegas.
Their 17 vehicle fleet includes dream cars such as: Aston Martin Vanquish, Lamborghin Murcielago, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Ferrari 360 Spider, Bentley GTC, and more.
Gresso is a company specialized in ultra-luxury electronic devices. They have just announced a collection of ultra-exclusive Mp3 players, named The Symphonia Collection.
The idea is to create an Mp3 player for those customers who demand the ultimate craftsmanship and exceptional design.
Four Symphonia models are scheduled to be released in 2007. Those four models are made from Blackwood and White Gold, Blackwood and Pink Gold, White Gold and Pink Gold respectively, with the same ancient blackwood (200 year old African Blackwood), and 18 carat gold in each case, with prices ranging from EUR 3000 (US$4000) to EUR 5000 (US$6500).
All models of the Gresso Symphonia Collection have the same square shaped case, which measures 39 x 39 x 10.5 mm.
As part of the company philosophy, is the idea of allowing their ultra-luxury device to be worn as jewellery.
This is one of the most beautiful watches I have seen lately.
Tag Heuer released the Monaco series chronoghapher in 1969. In 1970 Steve McQueen adopted this unique and trendy watch and showed it in his famous movie
"24 Hours Of Le Mans", a cult movie about car races, the biggest passion of Steve McQueen.
Tag Heuer was a revolutionary company when they released the Monaco series in 1969, because they introduced a square shaped watch, that nobody had the guts to offer before.
Today, Tag Heuer gives a deserved tribute to Steve McQueen and the Monaco series watches, and one of the pieces is this New TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Limited Edition Steve McQueen Watch CW2118.BA0780 .
If you want to know more details about this beautiful, classy, trendy and unique watch, please click on the following link: New TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Limited Edition Steve McQueen Watch CW2118.BA0780
Mama Mio is a company created by 3 friends from London. They produce luxury products for the treatment of the pre and post pregnancy period.
The team of friends worked with their favourite chemists and aromatherapists to create perfect pregnancy salvation products for the supermama. They have all been the guinea pigs for Mama Mio, as have their friends and friends’ friends. And it worked (glowing skin) and they all smile a dreamy smile when they smell their fragrance. It is a blend of 10 pregnancy-specific essential oils that somehow smells just perfect to sensitive pregnant noses.
As the demand throughout London grew for their wonderful Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil, they knew it was time to think big. The result is the Mama Mio range.
Though their baby (Mama Mio) is but just one year old, they are extremely proud of their achievements to date; British Female Innovator of the Year 2006 and winner of the Best Pampering Product at the Pregnancy & Birth awards in 2006 - what a busy year. 2007 is set to be just as exciting; they have just been voted Best Stretch Mark Cream at the Gomama Today awards!
They are also members of the Royal College of Midwives 'Together We Care' programme and are tried, tested, and approved by The National Childbirth Trust.
As mothers they are proud to contribute a share of Mama Mio profits to the Reach Leukaemia Appeal at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London.
Some superstar supermamas (and proud clients of Mama Mio) include Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Christy Turlington, Mariska Hargitay, Jennifer Beals and Rachel Weisz; so you can be assured you are joining good company!
If you want to have more information about Mama Mio
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Samsung has joined Bang & Olufsen to design the nice looking and simply perfect headset you can see in the picture.
This headset will be released in the coming months in Europe and Asia.
The WEP 420 Bluetooth Headset features a simple design, with hidden buttons behind a sliding cover that also blocks static to increase sound quality.
If you want more information, please read the press release HERE
Roberta Ramme is a Brazilian designer: With 20 years she won a design competition with the furniture set we have here in the pictures.
We have seen so many designer beds with built-in TV that can hide away when not-in-use! But nothig can be compared to this multifunctional chaise-Longue called Wave Chaise.
She designed this concept especially for tech-savvy teenagers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t drool over it The Wave Chaise is equipped with a TV, DVD and a music system along with a computer desk in its front.
This piece of furniture should be sold worldwide, because it is a space saver, as well as a very nice furniture.
Check the source for more pictures.
This is one of the most revolutionary pieces of hardware I have seen lately.
Optimus Keyboard is the name of the most expensive keyboard in the world.
Each one of the keys in the 114-key keyboard has a full color OLED display screen, so you can configure each one of the keys at your own will. It is scheduled to release downloadable themes at some point in the future.
This ultra-luxurious keyboard is priced 1,5000 USD, and it is scheduled to be sold at the end of 2007.
What an amazing Buddha!!!. It's name is Leshan Dafo, or Big Buddha of Leshan.
This is the largest stone sculpture of Buddha in the world.
The humungous 71-meter (233 ft) seated statue of Buddha (dafo) is located on a cliff at the confluence of two rivers, the Dadu He and the Min He, overlooking the town of Leshan, about 50 km east of Emeishan.
This sitting Buddha is so big that one hundred people can stand on any one of its feet.
I was doing a research on the internet, and I found this cool and brilliant idea that I have never seen before. The base of the business is simple but smart, and the potential is unlimited.
If you want to promote your business name, your website, your company logo or whatever messsage you want to show to the world, there is no better way to do it. You can have your website or business name printed in a silver or golden car plate that you can stick to the back of your car, and it will stay there as long as you keep the car. When you change your car, you can always remove the little plate and stick it to your new car.
This ID plate is not a cheap sticker. It is a hard molded plate, with a chrome or golden finishing.
The math is very simple: Any day you drive your car, around 3,000 people at least will read the ID plate you have in the back of your car. This means 3,000 “impressions” of your website per day. In a year this means 1,095,000 impressions of your website or your business name, contact details, etc… Imagine this amazing promotion of your business wherever you drive your car… and the cost of these ID plates is ridiculous: At the full retail price of $39.95 (chromed plate) or $44.95 (golden plate).
In my opinion this is one of the simplest but most effective ways of marketing I have seen. The best part is that shipping is free WORLDWIDE.
If you want to have more details about this original and effective marketing idea, CLICK HERE
There is a trend with the ultra-rich millionaires of owning commercial airline jets trimmed as to fit the highest demanding owners.
These commercial jets privately owned are decorated with the highest luxury details.
Edese Doret Industrial Design, an US based company, is about to complete the interior decoration of the latest Airbus A380. Some pictures of the interior of the aircraft have been released, and it is unvelievable the level of luxury and technology being installed in this VIP Airbus A380.
Although the owner is unknown, since the plasma TV's have arabic settings, it is clear than the proud customer is from the Gulf area. Since Dubai is the origin of the flightpath in the monitors of the plane, we can guess where comes from the owner of this aircraft that ha already been called a FLYING PALACE.
Stella McCartney has just released a beauty line named Care. It is a 100% organic and zero percent petrochemicals or silicones. It is obvious that this new beauty range will grow in popularity and demand in very short time, not only because the creator is the acclaimed and trendy Stella McCartney, but also because organic and 100% natural cosmetics are also very trendy and more in demand.
According to Sephora’s website: “We already know and love Stella McCartney for her modern fashion designs and naturally sexy scents. And now she’s introducing CARE by Stella McCartney, a unique luxury line of certified organic skincare, formulated with 100 percent organic active ingredients and zero percent petrochemicals or silicones. Inspired by Stella’s personal philosophies, clear vegetarian principles, and commitment to help protect the environment, CARE by Stella McCartney, is a unique range of ethical and effective skincare products that combines the ultimate in pampering and nature to give your skin everything it needs, and nothing it doesn’t.”
YatchPlus is a fractional luxury yatch service created by a group of rich men. They are setting themselves apart from their competitors by offering The YachtPlus Signature Series boats. These series are 131 foot powerboats designed and created by famous architect Sir Norman Foster (from Foster and Partners).
YachtPlus owners are planning to have eight owners per yacht. There is an agreement that includes an option for eight more of these yachts to be made.
The ultra modern yachts will be made in aluminum alloy with a composite superstructure. Each one of the yachts have four decks and with four guest cabins and a full beam owner’s cabin. There is a submersible beach deck and the large glassed-in saloon area offers 180-degree views.
As per reports from other companies interested in the yatches multi-ownership (8 owners per yatch), a one-eighth share (12.5% of the whole) is priced at 1.5 million euros, with each yacht selling for a total of 12 million euros.
The first yacht should be ready in 2008, and YatchPlus is alreay having a lot of millionaire potential buyers interested in the shared ownership of these yatches from another world.
If you are worried when you carry your cellphone in your pocket, this concept designed by Tao Ma might be the thing you are looking for.
The bracelet of this phone doesn’t have a screen display or normal buttons but it is that simplistic characteristic that makes it special. The image shows how it is supposed to work and where are all the buttons located (numbers, power supply switch, volume, hang up button).
The bracelet phone is supposed to vibrate when you receive a phone call or a message. It would be very advisable finding a way to unfold some kind of small screen in order to display info about the calling number, battery, etc...but designer Tao Ma has not worked yet in this feature.
Another very interesting feature of this bracelet phone created by Tao Ma is that it is also a MP3 player. This design is just in its early stages, so it will have more interesting features added in future releases.
In recent years it has become trendy and very positive be green. Asus has decided to follow Kyocera's lead and clean up technology's act with the new ECOBOOK.
With 'EcoBook' Asus has created a laptop which positively helps fighting the global warming and greenhouse effect.
There won't be many who find issue with the choice of material used in the EcoBook. Bamboo wood is easily replenished (it grows infamously fast) and yet when polished up it creates a luxurious wood veneer that is also biodegradable.
But the goodness of ASUS new ECOBOOK doesn't stop there. the plastics chosen to manufacture the EcoBook come from recyclable raw materials and are numbered to facilitate recycling when the product reaches the end of its life cycle.
Asus has also used Paper in the making of this notebook, being used to build the computer enclosure from a form of stiffened card.
In the new ASUS ECOBOOK there is a LED indicator below the screen that changes its light between green and red to show when you are in a low or high energy consumption setting. These LEDs themselves are mounted directly behind the product surface to save waste and there are no paints, sprays or even electroplating used on its components.
Asus new EcoBook exposes the raw materials, keeping the manufacturing process free of any solvents and hazardous materials.
With a release scheduled to the beginning of next year, Asus is obviously in no position to give away specifications or pricing. In the meantime, I am sure many laptop and notebook producers will follow this green initiative that Asus is already leading.
Yummy Kitchen Concept is a gadget designed to make your cooking easier. Let’s pay attention to the features of this new high-tech gadget.
It is attached to the wall, looks like some kind of computer, and connects to the internet, reads barcodes to add to your shopping list, can log on to podcasts, Skype, etc…
Apparently, this new gadget is supposed to be extremely helpful in the kitchen. It has been designed and built by Microsoft, and as per Microsoft’s own words:
"Yummy is a kitchen community device. It connects the kitchen to the cooking network and food blogosphere. It recommends you a good lunch, according to your food supply, current diet and receipes from the web. Yummy is specially designed for the kitchen. No waste of space : it fits on the wall. It is designed to enhance standing interactions (fast and simple operations) in the kitchen."
Have you ever heard about Brian Berg? He is the holder of the Guinness World Record for the World's Tallest House of Cards. He won his first Guinness Record in 1992, when he was only 17.
Brian started stacking cards when he was 8. He was introduced by his granfather, but he soon developed his own tricks and techniques in the fine art of card stacking.
His actual Guinness Record for the highest card building is over 25 feet tall. Nothing else but playing cards and lots of patience are used by Brian Berg when he builds his amazing structures.
In 2004, Guinness created a new record category for the World's Largest House of Cards to recognize a project Berg built for Walt Disney World--a replica of Cinderella's Castle.
Brian has toured virtually every major U.S. city and in Japan, Denmark, and Germany.
Berg has also appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen Degeneres, Martha Stewart Unsifted, Guinness Prime Time, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, The Discovery Channel, CNN and various foreign shows.
His work has been featured in nearly every newspaper in the USA, in addition to publications such as Wired, Reader's Digest, Men's Health, Games Magazine, Maxim, The National Enquirer, National Geographic For Kids, Time Magazine for Kids, and 321 Contact.
He has also worked for Walt Disney World, Star Wars, San Francisco Opera, Neopets/Wizards of the Coast, Fuji Television Japan, Post Cereal, Pinnacle Brands, Topps, Baseball Hall of Fame, DMG World Media, Procter and Gamble.Projects have also been produced with organizations such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, American Airlines, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League.
Brian Berg has written a book titled Stacking the Deck : Secrets of the World's Master Card Architect In this book, Berg reveals all the techniques and tricks he has learn through many years building card structures and buildings.
It is a very interesting book to read, because Berg tells the story of his life, and how he become a professional cardstacker.
If you want to buy Brian Berg's book, click the following link:
Stacking the Deck : Secrets of the World's Master Card Architect
Last week there was a very big controversy in Spain. Dolce & Gabbana released one of the ads from their current promotion (the ad you can see in the picture).Few hours later there were many phone calls, and public demonstrations from associations of women, feminists, and other women-oriented groups that protested and complained, claiming that the ad was humiliating from a women's point of view, and accused Dolce & Gabbana of promoting violence and abuse against women.
Early this week, Dolce & Gabbana pulled the ad out of their Spanish promotion campaign and acused the Spanish society of being old fashioned and out of style... they have also threatened that their next campaign will be even more provocative.
I don't want to give my opinion in this controversy...just look at the picture and judge yourself... hasn't fashion always known to be challenging and provocative?...
This must be one of the most expensive cognacs in the world. At the same time, the bottle itself is a masterpiece, in my opinion. The bottle is made of crystal with a polished hematite finishing look. The fleur-de-lys designs in the outside of the bottle are made of platinum, giving a more luxurious look to the bottle.
The inside of the bottle is the candy of the whole piece: the spirit inside the bottle has been created from 1,200 eaux-de-vie wine aged 40 – 100 years... so imagine the price of this cognac that could easily be shown in a museum as a piece of the most delicate art.
The price of this luxurious cognac is around $1,500 each bottle, of a numbered series of 786 bottles. The exact number of 786 bottles comes from the number of decanters (bottles) that can be filled from one tiercon, the type of oak barrel used by Rémy Martin to age Louis XIII. Now you can have an idea about why is this Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac so unique, so exquisite and so expensive...