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Nomadous – a new name in the international Design world – Made in Portugal

Nomadous – a new name in the international Design world – Made in Portugal

Reading Time: 5 minutesLuxuryActivist is always looking for new brands and new artists to share. This month, we are happy to discover NOMADOUS, a new Portuguese luxury design brand created in 2016 by two young female entrepreneurs who are passionate about exclusive design, luxury interiors and travelling. With its roots in Portugal, the brand spreads all over the world by getting inspired by the most remarkable and diverse landmarks, people, nature and cultures. Nomadous is a luxury furniture design brand which intends to epitomize the world through unique design pieces. We see the world as an endless source of inspiration and our pieces reflect the most iconic landmarks, remarkable people, varied cultures and breath taking nature elements.  Nomadous was born in Portugal but it is not fixed in one place as it belongs to the world! Nomadous proposes a variety of styles, materials and finishes. It gathers several artisans who put into practice what they have…

Longchamp renovates its historical store at Rue Saint Honoré in Paris

Longchamp renovates its historical store at Rue Saint Honoré in Paris

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe famous Parisian luxury goods brand Longchamp has just begun renovations of its historic store on rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, the brand’s hometown. During the renovations, the store will be covered with a tarp decorated with a spectacular work of art by American artist Ryan McGinness. For Longchamp, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring art into the heart of Paris, with an exceptional storefront decorated with a spectacular work of art,«Mindscapes»,by American artist Ryan McGinness! Located on the cornerof two very busy streets just a few dozen metersfrom the Place de la Concorde, this decoration is in place from March this year. Jean Cassegrain, Longchamp CEO explains that such a renovation in the heart of Paris, requires an outstanding display. By inviting a New Yorker artist, it is a celebration between two cities: Paris and New York. This decoration in the heart of Paris is a very important step for Longchamp. Ryan…

Christophe Lambert at Kissthedesign Lausanne

Christophe Lambert at Kissthedesign Lausanne

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor sure Kissthedesign is one of the most edgy places for contemporary art in Lausanne. Until May 28th, the Lausanne gallery and shop showcases Christophe Lambert, Swiss artist. It is a very interesting exhibition in which Christophe Lambert displayed several art pieces. It is called LIFE IS SWEET PART 2. It refers as well to the PART 1 that was showcased at Art-Etage in Bienne. The work of Christophe Lambert feeds much of the history, mythology, war, art history, as current trends that draws equally in the news, Hollywood productions or in more confidential alternative creations. Daesh, mass culture, the cute little heroes of our childhood, even the children themselves, the evil murderers, hardcore metal bands, the products of the entertainment industry, all end up in the explosive universe of the artist. The binary notion of good and evil loses all meaning here. The artistic purpose here shows an universe deviant but enjoyable,…

Vertu New Signature Touch, the mobile phone for Hyper-luxury customers

Vertu New Signature Touch, the mobile phone for Hyper-luxury customers

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn a recent article called “Hyper-Luxury is the new Black” we could read that Hyper-Luxury represents products that are rare, exclusive, extremely high quality, often handmade and unapologetically expensive. Here with the new Vertu mobile phone, we have the perfect product that is not to everyone. At a starting cost of $9’000, the new Signature Touch is on its own league. We could also argue that this starting price is pretty cheap compared to the “Pure Jet Red Gold Edition” at $19’000. Is it worth it? Definitely if you can afford it. The phones are hand-made in England. There is a clever slot that you have the hand signature of the craftsman who built your phone. It is definitely the ultimate Luxury brand. From a software point of view there is not much to say about it. The new Signature Touch runs Android Lollipop OS and has a Snapdragon 810…

Bang & Olufsen, state of the art. Discover these 2 must-have.

Bang & Olufsen, state of the art. Discover these 2 must-have.

Reading Time: 6 minutesBang & Olufsen is an amazing brand. In the highly competitive high-tech market, very few brands achieve more than the pure technique. While many brands will focus on technical specs only and hundreds of explanations and accessories, Bang & Olufsen is a state of the art. Discover here 2 must-haves from the brand. Full review.

The 5 tallest buildings in New York

The 5 tallest buildings in New York

Reading Time: 4 minutesNew York is known for its amazing skyline and all the Skyscrappers that shape the city in such distinctive way. Despite the fact it was Chicago who built the first skyscrapper in 1897 with its 12 floors, New York became in the beginning of the 20th century the world champion. Here are the 5 tallest buildings in New York, measured in a regular way, meaning no antennas. New York, did you know… New York is the biggest city in the US in terms of population. With its 8.5 million inhabitants, Big Apple (the city nicknamw is definitely a world capital. New York City traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. That is why the city flag looks like this: Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center…

What if an Apple store would go crazy? The result would be astonishing! – by Fueled New York.

What if an Apple store would go crazy? The result would be astonishing! – by Fueled New York.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith 453 stores in 16 different countries, Apple has successfully developed it’s retail strategy. An Apple store is not a normal store. It is a temple for the cutting edge of technology at its best. Temples for the Apple religion. In order to bring an interesting angle on today’s technology environment, the multi-rewarded agency Fueled decided to bring its vision of all of this. They created a mock Apple Store in partnership with artist Evan Desmond Yee.

Victorinox RangerWood Damast Limited Edition 2015

Victorinox RangerWood Damast Limited Edition 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutesVictorinox is launching a new limited edition under the Rangerwood collection. Already rewarded by the Red Dot award in 2015, the Swiss company decided to launch a very special edition about the Damast steel.

Victorinox Spectra 2.0 Blue Navy Limited Edition

Victorinox Spectra 2.0 Blue Navy Limited Edition

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor this summer, Victorinox launches a new limited edition color, Navy Blue. This new color completes the range of colors that the Spectra collection has developed. Each time, the Swiss brand created a very distinctive collection in which the shapes, structures and colors are pretty unique.

Vittel Couch Converter, move!

Vittel Couch Converter, move!

Reading Time: 4 minutesVittel, the mineral water brand is launching by end of march a new operation called Couch converter. Basically they offer you to get rid of your sofa (at least a part of it) and transform it into a trendy pair of sneakers.

KeySmart, ingenuity made in USA

KeySmart, ingenuity made in USA

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are people that rather than seeking the cheapest costs ever to build their businesses, they feel responsible for their actions and try hard to create jobs and added-value in their countries. When was the last time you bought a Made in USA product? Exactly, it’s been a while. This can change with KeySmart. Discover this amazing company which product will change your life, or at least the way you keep your keys. Above all: it is all hand made in Chicago – USA. Well done. Michael Tunney, founder, explain in the following video how smart the idea about the KeySmart is and how this clever object can be integrated in your lifestyle. This amazing clever little object has a huge idea behind. The principle is to organize all your keys in a compact, useful and stylish way. All your keys can finally be organized in a very compact way,…

Switzerland reaches the stars with Victorinox.

Switzerland reaches the stars with Victorinox.

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhile Switzerland welcomes the entire world at Baselworld 2014, something else has happened. In deed Switzerland was targeting the stars with its best ambassador: The Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox. Samuel Hess, sponsored by Victorinox in Switzerland launched a weather-balloon at 30’000 m of altitude and on board: the little red Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox. The images are breath-taking and remind us another Stratosphere project. Here is the video: The weather-balloon was launched nearby Winterthur in Switzerland. The ballon went up and up to the stratosphere and at 30’000m it bursted. And it was amazing to see the fall. The video was recorded thanks to a small GoPro Hero 3+ with a GPS tracker that would send every 10 minutes a SMS to the mobile phone. Victorinox will always your best companion for everything. For years, Victorinox is an official supplier of Nasa as part of the official standard…

Núria Pié, ceramic poetess – Alta Phone

Núria Pié, ceramic poetess – Alta Phone

Reading Time: 2 minutesNúria Pié is a Spanish Artist. Or should we say a Catalan Artist to be precise. After a complete education in Arts, she dedicated herself to one of the most noble arts: Ceramic. As a magician, she creates amazing things from simple ideas. And when the idea becomes true in ceramic, the result is purely beautiful. In a world where electronics are everywhere and that every single object has now a WiFi connection on it, Ceramic objects are rare. While Google tries to build an electronic world, Artists like Núria Pié tries to make you remember about the beauty of things and that probably you do not need all the time an electronic device to make the magic happens. And this is the purpose of her new creation: the Alta Phone. The Alta Phone is a very original project. It is all about Low-Tech and the beautiful simplicity of it….

DEVIEHL London, Coffee is a luxury experience.

DEVIEHL London, Coffee is a luxury experience.

Reading Time: 3 minutesLifestyle is a matter of taste and not a matter of money. When clever people places Design at the service of a luxury lifestyle, DeViehl London is defined. Discover this amazing company that provides you probably the most outstanding experience in terms of Coffee cups design. All details count when it comes to a matter so passionate as coffee. When Andreas Bös and Jonathan Strauss decided to create DeViehl London, one strong idea united them: Their mutual passion for Coffee. And this is definitely something you take it seriously. Their aim is to transform your coffee drinking experience into a luxury pleasure, with a sense of adventure. According to them, they focused their complementary skills and experience in luxury watchmaking, precision engineering and product innovation, combined with an appreciation of beauty, craftsmanship and noble materials, on designing the “perfect cup”. So, the perfect cup is not something you can accomplish…

New Victorinox Cutlery block for Digital chefs

New Victorinox Cutlery block for Digital chefs

Reading Time: 6 minutesTablets are all over the place. And if 2012 was the year of mobile, 2013 is the year of tablets. And because our life is becoming more and more digital, Victorinox launches the first Knife kitchen block for digital Chefs.   Tablets will be part of your life Last year, around 120 million tablets were sold in the world. In 2013, tablet sales might reach 140 million and by the horizon of 2016, we are talking about 370 million tablets, which will represent 35% of all electronic devices. Tablets are useful companions as you can use them at home, in public transportation and at the office. It is easier to use than a computer as well as it is lighter and practical. In terms of digital devices purchases, today PCs represent around 20% of sales, then comes 15% for tablets and 65% for smartphones. By 2015, tablets will override PCs….

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