Archives for the month of: February, 2011

On February the world got to know the new Ferrari, the FF Ferrari. With a revolutionary 12-cylinder four-seater with four-wheel drive, this is the most powerful and versatile Ferrari ever built. The car will be available on March and it already has many clients with their eyes on it.


Fendi is not only the bag’s name all women dream about. It is also a home interiors brand with beautiful pieces, most of all lamps and chandeliers. Fendi Luce collection splits into different types of glass and crystal glass lights. Like this Murano glass lamp, beautiful and stylish.

Vacation season is almost here and it’s time to start organizing your trip. March and April is already nice and warm in Algarve, south of Portugal. Algarve is a wonderful place to practice Golf. Every year, new luxury hotels and resorts with enormous and beautiful golf courses open their doors to tourists. The CS hotel group is the perfect example. With more than 10 hotels all over Portugal, the group is launching some brand new resorts in Algarve this summer. Algarve is perfect for relaxing, walking in gorgeous white sand beaches and eating the best fish food. Do you want to miss it?

The illustrator René Gruau is the inspiration beyond Dior spring/summer 2011 haute-couture collection. It is a marvelous set of incredible dresses for very special stylish women. Full of volume, structured silhouettes, tulles and degrades, John Galliano’s work for this season explodes glamour and elegance. Beauty looks are dramatic, almost theatrical.

From March 12th to March 25th, a fabulous collection of antique Samarkand carpets will be on exhibition at Doris Leslie Blau Gallery, New York. Funded by Doris Blau in 1963, the prestigious gallery is now directed by Nader Bolour. Presenting luxury asian carpets, the exhibition features pieces from India, Persia and China from a British aristocratic family. Not to miss, at East 61st Street, Manhattan.

This british brand was established in 1990 by three good friends. Favourbrook gets inspiration on traditional design but gives to each piece a personal modern twist. Elegant and at the same time extravagant, the brand offers to clients a range of ready-to-wear, made-to-order and made-to-measure apparel, made by an experient tailoring team, for men and women.

Another icon, this time of the fashion world, is the Louis Vuitton Monogram Vinyl Miroir Lockit. When it first was released, the bag was produced in shiny gold and silver. The bag is no longer available at Louis Vuitton stores but it has become one of the symbols of ostentation.

Back in 1981, a limited edition of Pentax LX came out in gold. Manufactured with 18 carat gold plated and brown leather, the LX Gold was equipped with an SMC Pentax f/1.2 50mm and Pentax only released 300 pieces – 200 to sell in Japan and 100 for the international market. This special camera became an icon not only for photography professionals but also in the world of luxury goods.

Since February 2nd, Japan’s leading designer Shiro Kuramata (Nov. 29th, 1934 – Feb. 1st, 1991) and master of Italian design Ettore Sottsass (Sep. 14th, 1917 – Dec. 31st, 2007) show at 21_21 Design Sight Museum in Tokyo. The exhibition features 65 pieces of modernism and Japanese aesthetics and 20 never-seen-before art pieces based on Ettore Sottsass’s drawings created in his final years. If you’re in Tokyo, don’t miss it.

Claesson Koivisto is the swedish architecture studio responsable for the new Nobis Hotel. The Stockholm hotel has a design that merges two 19th century residential structures together. It is composed of 201 guest rooms, many different spaces – lobby, lounge, corridors and rooms – all decorated with luxurious details.

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