Archive for November, 2008

Arclinea’s Lignum et Lapis

November 30, 2008

Arclinea released “Lignum et Lapis” their newest modern kitchen creation from architect Antonio Citterio at Eurocucina 2008 which will be available in the United States this Fall. According to Citterio “The kitchen is increasingly a series of design solutions that become architectural solutions” and the Lignum et Lapis is definitely not short on design or solutions.

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Contemporary Tempered Glass Coffee Table

November 30, 2008

Contrasts, contours and coffee. There is something about this ultra-chic, ultra-modern coffee table that just screams taste, and not only the taste of the coffee you’ll set on it! If you are looking for a unique addition to your livingroom, this table could be your answer. With a high quality, 1/2 inch tempered glass tabletop set in stark contrast to the matte dark wood finish base, the character that comes through this table could overpower even the most alluring sofa and lounge chairs. A table with this much style deserves to be front and center, and the matching pair of ottoman ensure that the features of the table will be accented around the room.

Berceau Winter Stocklist

November 30, 2008

It’s A Golden Christmas for Porsche Design

November 30, 2008

Luxury brand Porsche Design puts a gold accent on Christmas in 2008 with a selection of men’s accessories – watches, cufflinks and sunglasses – in the precious metal.

Three Dashboard chronographs and the Worldtimer P’6750 have been selected for the festive season, along with 18 carat rose gold cufflinks with onyx and crystals and P’8440 sunglasses in Light Gold Matt. Two models from the Dashboard collection feature rose gold cases with rubber and titanium layered bezels.

The cufflinks are hand-polished while the sunglasses are a nod to the classic Porsche Design “Exclusive Sunglasses” from 1978.

Ruel Geronimo’s Modern LCD Console

November 29, 2008

Ruel Geronimo is a Filipino showroom designer working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His new design concept is “B2 LCD Console”. The intent is to create a visual of something simple and practical and yet at the same time eye-catching.

Hermes Bags Up For Auction At Christie’s

November 29, 2008

Proof that an expensive handbag isn’t always a pointless extravagance can be found at Christie’s where several upcoming sales show that Hermes bags can be an investment. On December 9 during the Jewels sale at South Kensington, London, Christie’s will auction off 23 Hermes handbags including the Mini Kelly bag in forest green and the Sac Malette style in brown which, gilt with metalware, once belonged to Charlie Chaplin’s wife. Shown at right is a rare Haut à Courroies bag. The bag was first designed by Hermes circa 1900 to carry equestrian gear but quickly became a popular travel bag. Hermes produces no more than five crocodile bags of this size a year. It is estimated to sell for £15,000 – £18,000.

Christie’s is also offering Hermes bags during the Interiors sale in New York, December 18-19. A bright orange Hermes Kelly bag is estimated to sell for $4,000-$6,000. The Kelly bag has been a prized classic for decades and never goes out of fashion.

Green Gifts: Fifi Bijoux Bahia Cuff Bangle

November 29, 2008

Diamonds have always been a girl’s best friends. This Christmas show your girl that she is special for you with a diamond-studded Fifi Bijoux Bahia Cuff Bangle. The exotic bangle is crafted from 18ct gold and is inlaid with fairly traded diamonds. The crown on top of the bangle is gold rutile quartz that has been mined in Brazil using hand tools to minimize its impact on the environment. All the materials used in the bangle have been sourced from ethically and ecologically responsible cooperatives, which add eco-friendliness to your gift.

Trio Sofa: Work while you relax!

November 29, 2008

One of the many perks of working from home is the freedom to sprawl out on the sofa with your work. However, if you are working for long hours, it becomes uncomfortable as you have to either keep your computer on your lap or on a side table. However, Julia Hamid has popped up with an innovative piece of furniture, the ‘Trio Sofa,’ that turns your living space into a regular workplace and the sofa into a workstation. Finished with black American walnut veneered panels, the Trio sofa comes with side tables wherein users can rest their gadgets and files and work comfortably. The finger pull slot on the side edge of the sofa allows an easy access to the tables without budging from your seat.

MYDNA: Stylish makeover for the humble bookcase

November 29, 2008

Bookshelves can be interesting too! Discard the image of the boring and predictable structures, that the name immediately conjures up in your mind and take a look at this. Featuring varied structure, the ‘Mydna’ by Joel Escalona is an innovative and glossy bookcase that will give a special look to your living space. The Mydna Bookcase comes in two presentations. You may either go for the Static MYDNA that presents one single structure or the Rotating MYDNA, which gives an easy access to the books and other objects on the shelves. The chic bookcase will be available in several colors.

Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl

November 29, 2008

Festive season is perhaps the time when people don’t mind digging their pockets deep to buy gifts for their family and friends. With Christmas around, the BC Liquor Store is all set to vend off its limited edition bottles of Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl that will make your Christmas celebrations. Priced at $35,000, the Cognac will be available at the 39th and Cambie Street outlet, Canada. The extremely limited edition liquor bottle is wrapped in a special case, keeping the oozing treasure safe and intact.