Month: December 2011

News & Trends

Volkswagen’s Cross Coupe Concept Heading for Production

We were quite impressed with the Cross Coupe concept that Volkswagen unveiled this year at the Tokyo Motor Show, and we’re sure you were too. Actually, the car’s success was so big, that now we hear rumors of a possible production version. The company’s executives believe that CUVs will gain more and more popularity among […]

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Dazzling Swarovski Toilet Worth $128,000
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Dazzling Swarovski Toilet Worth $128,000

Adorned with  no less than 72,000 Swarovski crystals, this dazzling toilet is not for ordinary people with ordinary houses. It is worth $128,000 and it’s the perfect representation of opulence. It was recently unveiled in Lixil, a Japanese showroom whose manager, Kazuo Sumimiya said: “we’re displaying this item, hoping that it will carry on and […]

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News & Trends

Tattooed Ferrari F430

Artist Philippe Pasqua was the one who had the great idea of tattooing a Ferrari F430. The tattoo is applied on the body, which was first covered in cowhide leather. The beautiful car is covered with a design made of Japanese motifs, sea creatures, serpents and skulls, which are the artist’s signature. Philippe Pasqua proved […]

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News & Trends

A Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Brought Back to Life

The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost that won the “Best of Show Prize” at the Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance and the “Best of Class Prize” in the Rolls Royce Class, now stands proudly at the magnificent Chowmahalla Palace, India. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the palace authorities are planning an event, and the $4-million […]

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New Bentley Continental GT with Improved Fuel Efficiency
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New Bentley Continental GT with Improved Fuel Efficiency

Bentley will unveil the new Continental GT and GTC at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Offering 500 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque, the vehicle is less impressive than the 631-hp Continental GT performance-wise, but it is much more impressive in terms of gas mileage and emissions. The exact numbers were not revealed yet, but […]

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Luxury

The Cinderella-Worthy Mercedes G-Class by Vilner

Vilner Studio decided to create a unique car with a royal interior “for today’s princes and princesses”. Inspired by Charles Perrault and his Cinderella story, the studio changed this lovely SUV into a modern-day magic pumpkin. They completely redid the interior of the G-Class Mercedes with fine leather and Alcantara throughout. Paying great attention to […]

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Architecture

Lily Street House in Melbourne, Australia

Stretching over 1,400 square feet, the Lily Street House is a remarkable contemporary house by ODR Architects and Life Space Journey. Located in Melbourne, Australia, the residence combines traditional and contemporary traits in one spectacular project. While the traditional wooden fence encasing the house gives it a modest character, the strikingly large “32” number painted […]

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Luxe Travel

The Superb Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua

After having their 22 Junior Suites and 18 Deluxe Rooms refurbished, the alluring Curtain Bluff resort in the Caribbean has reopened its doors to wealthy guests who love to be pampered in a tropical paradise. You can find it on the Antiguan shoreline in an impeccable setting and with a cozy and inviting ambiance. Celebrities […]

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Architecture

Lakeshore House in Potsdam

Lakeshore House in Potsdam project is a 2,600-square-foot residence completed in 2009 by Archibald Buro studio. The building is situated in the “Wildpark West” residential estate, outside Potsdam, in the federal state of Brandenburg. The house was built mainly from Lenotec, which are massive wooden plates fixed and covered with gutex (wooden insulation). The architects […]

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Matching Mercedes SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848
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Matching Mercedes SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

No, you can’t simultaneously drive a car and a motorcycle, but you can show them off to your friends at the same time! And with a sexy couple like this, who wouldn’t boast? Ducati and Mercedes-Benz decided to do something special for their fans before the year ended, and they chose the Bologna Motor Show […]

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Record-Braking Vasili Polenov Paintings at Bonhams
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Record-Braking Vasili Polenov Paintings at Bonhams

Two outstanding paintings by Russian artist Vasili Polenov were recently sold for record-braking sums at an art auction held by Bonhams in New York. The two masterpieces had never been part of an auction before, but they raised a lot of interest at the event. Titled “He Is Guilty of Death” and “He that Is […]

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