Artemide, lamps like no others

Artemide, lamps like no others

Reading Time: 4 minutesLighting in a house, or apartment, is important. Not only to see clearly, which will not surprise you, but for a decorative function. If one is supposed to have a well-lighted interior, better to have beautiful lamps. A task for which a specific brand stands out, Artemide. Artemide has been a world leader in the lighting industry for decades. Besides their desire to produce quality lighting with unapologetic design, Artemide’s values prioritise the wellbeing of people.  Artemide’s philosophy is to transform light with the aim of improving the quality of life. Paying particular attention to the environment, the company designs products that respect it, with optimal luminous rendering and minimal resource consumption. Many retailers, such as LampCommerce, offer a wide range of luxury lightings’ brands, including Artemide! The Artemide Lamps On an international scale, Artemide lamps are considered masterpieces in the field of contemporary design. Artemide lamps are displayed in…

Emmanuel Macron: en Marche but with the right shoes!

Emmanuel Macron: en Marche but with the right shoes!

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt has been only a few weeks that the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, was elected. His movement is called “En Marche” which means in French “On the Move”. Mr Macron seems very dynamic and he wishes to bring back a certain dynamics to France. If Emmanuel Macron is stepping into the President’s shoes, he is literally following the longtime tradition of French Presidents to wear JM Weston. JM Weston, a long tradition of Presidents. When JM Weston was founded at the end of the 19th Century, everything was already gathered to propose the ultimate elegance for men. Their philosophy is to proudly claim the “Made in France” and the perfect “Excellence at work”. The beginning of the 20th century was also an important time that set a lot of principles in masculine elegance. The development of elegant sports and also the development of worldwide business men, set the legend…

Reasons Why You Should Hire A Luxury Florist For Your Wedding

Reasons Why You Should Hire A Luxury Florist For Your Wedding

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen it comes to planning your dream wedding ceremony, almost all the couples are often confused over how much to spend, where to obtain specialized services and how to start planning for wedding floral decorations. Everyone loves flowers and every bride-to-be have their favorite flower that they want to use in their wedding bouquet. But is their favorite flower perfectly matches with their wedding theme and their wedding gown, they really don’t know and confused about their wedding floral arrangements. So, that’s why you should hire a luxury florist who helps you to make your wedding floral arrangements with their own creativity in beautiful flowers. With so many floral arrangements needed in a wedding ceremony and so many flowers available in the market, you have to choose the best and perfect one from them for making a beautiful and eye-catching wedding bouquet. It seems that without the help of the florist,…

MP3 is dead for good. A chapter of electronic freedom ends.

MP3 is dead for good. A chapter of electronic freedom ends.

Reading Time: 6 minutesFriends from the 90’s and the early years 2000 be aware that MP3 is dead. In a world in which music streaming erased the “format” debate, it was just announced that the MP3 format is over by stopping its licensing. An entire chapter of digital freedom has concluded. What a ride ! The explosion of digital and specifically the world wide web allowed the dissemination of MP3. It liberated the audio format and made easier the sharing. Multi-device, multi player, multi OS system, the MP3 was a true revolution supporting the development of several businesses and digital usages. Before 1993, the MP3 had a scientific background The interest of MP3 was based on the fact that the human hearing has a certain limitation. This is what is called Auditory masking. So the audio data compression could be applied without a perceived loss of quality because we can get rid of…

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Cannes Film festival is the place where new stars are born and accomplished stars get the ultimate honors. In any case, stars attend to the French film festival to be seen and in some cases they end up showing off more than they would have thought. Here is our best review on Wardrobe malfunctions at Cannes film festival, since 1955!

Kristen Stewart is the face of Chanel’s new fragrance: Gabrielle Chanel

Kristen Stewart is the face of Chanel’s new fragrance: Gabrielle Chanel

Reading Time: 3 minutes2017 is the year of Gabrielle Chanel. As a reminder of how amazing Chanel’s founder was, the French luxury house decided to dedicate this entire year to Gabrielle Chanel. This year of celebration started with the launch of the Gabrielle bag. Later in September, you will discover the new fragrance and the new campaign starring Kristen Stewart. She has been an ambassador for the House of CHANEL since 2013. She has already served as the face of such dedicated campaigns as the Métiers d’Art collections, Paris-Dallas in 2014, Paris to Rome in 2016, and is currently featured in the campaign for the GABRIELLE bag by CHANEL. Kristen Stewart was also the face of the EYES 2016 and 2017 makeup campaigns, as well as the FALL 2016 • LE ROUGE • COLLECTION N°1. We do not know much yet about this new fragrance but as we can image will gather all the…

Larusée, Absinthe from Switzerland takes an acceleration in France

Larusée, Absinthe from Switzerland takes an acceleration in France

Reading Time: 4 minutesFor all French Absinth lovers, this is good news. Larusée has just signed a new distribution agreement with Hedon in France. This will allow to accelerate the build-up of the brand in the French territory. Larusée is a company established in Switzerland and produces Absinthe in the great Neuchâtel tradition. Larusée, a glamourous tradition of Absinthe, made in Switzerland Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in the late 18th century. It arose to great popularity as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers. Owing in part to its association with bohemian culture, the consumption of absinthe was opposed by social conservatives and prohibitionists. Ernest Hemingway, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Aleister Crowley and Alfred Jarry were all known absinthe drinkers. A revival of absinthe began in the 1990s, following the adoption of modern European Union food and beverage laws that removed longstanding barriers to its production and sale. By the early 21st century, a…

5 Luxury Things to Do in London

5 Luxury Things to Do in London

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’re looking for a luxury trip in the U.K., then look no further than the capital city of London. This city is home to some of the most luxurious tourist attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, where royal weddings take place. In addition, you can also find luxury shopping at the world-famous locations Bond Street, Mayfair, Covent Garden and Saville Row, to name a few. If you’ve got the cash to splash, here are some of the best ways to enjoy your London visit in style. #1. Mahiki Club If you want to party with the royals and several members of the A-lister crowd, then look no further than Mahiki Club. Located on the world-famous luxury shopping destination Dover Street, the club is conveniently close to the Ritz Hotel and is often the setting for many tabloid snaps of…

Enhance Your LA Vacation by Staying at the Right Hotel

Enhance Your LA Vacation by Staying at the Right Hotel

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you’re going to be vacationing in the LA area, you have many options to choose from when it comes to activities, itinerary and hotels. If you want your vacation experience to be as exciting as possible, then you want to cut down on driving to the attractions and sights you’re most interested in. Spending your valuable vacation time in a rental car is not anyone’s idea of fun. Make the most of your vacation time by booking a hotel that is close to the activities you will most enjoy. Sneaking a peek at A-Listers Are you hoping to catch a glimpse of your favorite actor? Do you want a chance to pass Mila Kunis or Johnny Depp on the street? Then you’ll need to stay close to West Hollywood, where many famous actors can be spotted doing everyday things like shopping, dining and walking the neighborhoods. There are plenty…

Best Lodges for the Luxurious Traveller

Best Lodges for the Luxurious Traveller

Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you been putting off an adventurous vacation because the idea of answering nature’s call in the middle of the woods doesn’t exactly appeal to you? Well, you don’t really have to worry about that anymore because, in this article, we have listed places that offer the best of both worlds. By “best of both worlds”, we mean you can experience an exhilarating adventure outdoor and come back to luxuries like delicious meals, classy wine, and massages at the end of the day. So without further ado, let’s take a look and find out more about the best adventure lodges that will provide you with exactly what you always wanted from a vacation; an adventure that doesn’t make you sacrifice luxuries. The Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada This was once a fishing village in the 18th Century and now it has been transformed into a popular adventure destination for…

Victorinox Spartan PS: black is the new black.

Victorinox Spartan PS: black is the new black.

Reading Time: 4 minutes2017 is almost half way and Victorinox is delivering amazing new launches. This time we took a focus on a new great launch around the Spartan collection. It is called Victorinox Spartan PS. Delivered with black or white scales, the new Spartan has all stainless steel elements in black thanks to a process known as Polispectral. The result is super classy. Victorinox Spartan, ultimate Icon of Design From a construction point of view, we can easily identify the well known Victorinox Spartan. 13 functionalities for the perfect essential companion for any occasion. From the far end of a forest to the cosiness of a New York office, The Victorinox Spartan will never let you down on those moments you need the most. toothpick tweezers lanyard blade, large blade, small can opener screwdriver 3 mm bottle opener wire stripper screwdriver 6 mm reamer, punch and sewing awl corkscrew key ring The…

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, Hyper-luxury

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, Hyper-luxury

Reading Time: 6 minutesLa Prairie has a strong know-how in luxury skincare. The caviar collection became the ultimate icon in terms of hyper-luxury. There is no doubt that La Prairie invented the ultimate luxury in terms of cosmetics with the Skin Caviar collection. Back in 1998, La Prairie settled the foundations of what would become a true icon in the cosmetic industry: the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. Based in the cutting edge technology developed since 1987, La Prairie established all the codes for a luxury cosmetic product. From colors to texture, scent, active ingredients it was a true revolution in the old powdery cosmetic market. Modern cosmetology was born. 19 years later, the caviar collection developed very well. The extension towards the White Caviar collection allowed the Swiss brand to tackle a very important growing market: Skin enlightening. For years, products were old in this segment and there was not much to say in…

Baselworld 2017 – 5 great watches you need to know.

Baselworld 2017 – 5 great watches you need to know.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith Baselworld 2017 starting, all the Swiss watchmaking industry will be celebrating the best creative minds and extraordinary watches. Last year was not the greatest year of all for the Swiss Watchmaking industry. Thanks to a good holiday season, Swiss watchmakers ended up the year at -9.7%. It could have been much worse. The segment of +CHF 8’000 were responsible for the biggest part of these negative results with -11.6%. Watches between CHF 500 to CHF 3’000 only decreased by 3.9%. The total exports for 2016 is at CHF 19.4 billion. So there are big expectations for 2017. Here are 5 great watches that show that the Swiss watch industry has a strong future. Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Astorite Astorite dial, white mother-of-pearl center, 18K red gold applied ring. 18K red gold case set with 232 diamonds, total of 1.23 carats. Self-winding mechanical movement. Power reserve of 68 hours. Diameter 35…

Victorinox Spartan: 120 years of the ultimate icon of design.

Victorinox Spartan: 120 years of the ultimate icon of design.

Reading Time: 8 minutesThere are icons of design that crosses decades without really getting old They are timeless. Here is the story of probably one of the most well known iconic objects, translating the very best of design, innovation, functionality and quality: The Victorinox Spartan. LuxuryActivist asked one of the most passionate people about Victorinox, Trond Ole Mojlanen, to write the following success story. June 12th 1897 – The birth of a legend The year 1897, June 12 official registration for the elegant “Officer’s knife”. It is the start of the phenomenon. The Founder Karl Elsener was a master with knives and the development of this registration opened up a complete new era of pocket knives. Without any doubt the special spring system made it possible for this new development. The Spartan 91mm today with red iconic handle scales and Victorinox emblem is the descendant of the 1897 knife. With Victorinox we have a very…

Luxury on a Budget: 5 Surprisingly Affordable Ways to make your House look Expensive

Luxury on a Budget: 5 Surprisingly Affordable Ways to make your House look Expensive

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou don’t have to spend a fortune to create an upscale look in your home. Nor do you have to spend massive amounts of money to upgrade your home or keep it up to date with the latest design trends. We’re not going to address home renovations like fake granite countertops or replacing all of your appliances. Here are five affordable ways to make your house look expensive for relatively little effort. Paint Your Floors If you have worn wood floors, one option for making them look new again is to simply paint them with porch paint. Porch paint should be used in place of wall paint because it is designed to handle foot traffic. This same trick can be used on vinyl floors. You’ll give the floors a new look in a matter of hours and you’ll achieve it without taking away the option of replacing the floor later if…

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