Month: May 2011

Luxury Destinations from Aston Martin
Luxe Travel

Luxury Destinations from Aston Martin

How about a luxury vacation from Aston Martin? Yes, the British manufacturer of high-end cars has extended its brand license agreement, which now includes the development of luxe international destinations. These will include villas, residences, apartments, hotels and sports clubs, plus exclusive leisure facilities for each destination.

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Hong Kong: The World’s Third Largest Auction Hub (3)
News & Trends

Hong Kong: The World’s Third Largest Auction Hub

Lately, China has been “producing” more and more wealthy people. With increased wealth comes more sophisticated tastes, and this is perfect for the major auction houses of the world. Several important high-end sales will take place in Hong Kong this weekend, as now the city is the third largest auction hub in the world. The […]

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Feldmann’s Artwork Made of One Hundred Thousand $1 Notes (1)
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Feldmann’s Artwork Made of One Hundred Thousand $1 Notes

What would you do with a $100,000 prize? You would probably buy yourself something nice, but 70-years-old artist Hans-Peter Feldmann had a better idea. After winning the money as the Biennial Hugo Boss prize for his contributions to the development of contemporary art, Feldmann took it all and created an imposing installation made of one […]

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An Indian Minister Addition to Gold
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An Indian Minister’s Addition to Gold

G Janardhana Reddy is the minister of tourism and infrastructure in Karnataka, India. This is apparent in his official 2010 wealth statement (assets and liabilities), where he shows that he owns a golden chair worth Rupees 2.2 crores (about half a million dollars), golden religious idols worth Rupees 2.58 crores (over half a million dollars), […]

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Bill Gates
News & Trends

Generous Philanthropists Who Give Billions to Charity

The number of incredibly wealthy men and women seems to be constantly growing, with more people becoming billionaires every year. But our favorite uber-rich people are the ones who don’t keep it all for themselves. Here is a list of the greatest philanthropists in the world, and quite surprisingly, not all of them are billionaires, […]

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Mini Cooper by Vilner (11)
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Mini Cooper by Vilner

“You know, Charlie, there are two kinds of thieves in this world: The ones who steal to enrich their lives, and the ones who steal to define their lives. Don’t be the latter. Makes you miss out on what’s really important in this life.”

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Top Five Billionaire-Producing Companies
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Top Five Billionaire-Producing Companies

Glencore’s prospectus was released this may, revealing its biggest shareholders, of which five are new billionaires. The CEO alone, Mr. Ivan Glasenberg has a fortune of $9.5 billion. But if you think that’s a lot, then you should take a look at the figures TNK-BP produces: the “smallest” billionaire in their list boasts $4.5 billion, […]

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Spectacularly Renovated Home in France (30)
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Spectacularly Renovated Home in France

Located in the Hauts-de Seine department, west of Paris, France, this is an outstanding renovated home from the early 20th century. Its main highlights are the loft-like living room that is actually a former attached warehouse, and the awesome indoor swimming pool below it.

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The Stunning Shanghai Museum of Glass (1)
Architecture

The Stunning Shanghai Museum of Glass

One hundred museums have been built in Shanghai during this last decade alone. The total number of museums in the city is much bigger. The newest one is the fascinating Shanghai Museum of Glass, a temple of transparency built in a former glass factory in Baoshan District. This district is an industrial area where glass […]

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Fusion the New YikeBike Model (6)
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Fusion, the New YikeBike Model

The highly innovative YikeBike folding electric bike is now available in a new version from its makers at the Christchurch Company. While the first model is made of carbon fiber, the new one has the structural parts and the frame made of alloy and strengthened polymer composite, making it less expensive.

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The New Leica V-Lux 30 Compact Digital Camera (1)
Luxury

The New Leica V-Lux 30 Compact Digital Camera

Leica has launched its latest compact digital camera, called the Leica V-Lux 30. The device is actually not much more advanced than a mid-level Panasonic, but that red logo is special enough to make the camera cost $749. Inside the luxe leather case you will find a camera boasting 16x optical zoom, a 14.1 MP […]

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