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Baselworld 2012, the Watch industry comes to Switzerland.

Baselworld 2012, the Watch industry comes to Switzerland.

As Champaign is important to France, we all know how important the Watch industry is for Switzerland. The Swiss city of Basel welcomes each year what we call Baselworld, the International fair for the Watch industry. Here are the key figures for the 2012 edition. THE KEY FIGURES 160,000 m2 of exhibition surface 1,815 exhibitors Total countries represented: 41 We always talk about the Watches at Baselworld but let’s not forget that there is also Jewellery that is very important….

Lithium table by Peter Harrison

Lithium table by Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison just launched a new beautiful piece of modern design, a Lithium Table. The Lithium Table is 29 ½ inches tall and 48 inches in diameter. It visually creates three layers, transitioning from mass to air with a core of concrete, a middle ring of stainless steel rods, and a perimeter created by the glass. The cast concrete column exudes strength and balances the slickness of the other materials. It is cast with round holes to lighten its mass…

Patrick Mavros, Silver artwork inspired by Africa

Patrick Mavros, Silver artwork inspired by Africa

Patrick Mavros expresses his passion for Africa thanks to a beautiful Silversmithing story. Throughout the years, he developed a collection of fine silver objects, from women’s and men’s jewelry to home designed objects and sculptures. Born and raised in Matabeleland (the wild, western province of Zimbabwe), the young Patrick developed a deep affinity for its wildlife, particularly the birds of prey. Like many an artist before him, he strove to capture the form and essence of the birds and animals…

Paco Rabanne, future visions by Le Printemps

Paco Rabanne, future visions by Le Printemps

The french luxury department store Le Printemps presented its vision of the future by inviting the avant-gardist brand Paco Rabanne to a special set at the heart of the parisian shop. In the continuous aim to become one of the edgy references for luxury in Europe, Le Printemps is always reinventing itself by always proposing surprising, original and high-fashion animations. After one of the most glamorous luxury christmas in partnership with Chanel, now it is the moment to get a…

London Fabergé Egg hunting by Spina Design.

London Fabergé Egg hunting by Spina Design.

London is known for being the capital of all eccentricities. This year, Fabergé is organizing a huge Egg hunting in the streets of London and over 200 eggs will be placed in the city. Everything starts on the 21st of February…. next week! And one of the important players is Spina Design. So imagine more than 200 eggs disseminated all around London in strategic locations. Members of the public will be able to hunt down the strategically placed, giant eggs, currently…

Sisleÿa for the Body, a luxury experience

Sisleÿa for the Body, a luxury experience

This week we got the chance to try the new Sisleÿa Anti-Aging Concentrate Firming Body Care 150ML. It is a new Sisley launch for 2012, coming out in stores this Spring. While winter is here, take good care of your body until Summer arrives! Because we think our bodies are less exposed than our face to daily aggressions, we mostly forget to take good care of it. And Sisley is here to remind us that hormonal changes, lack of physical…

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Hero worship by Nicola Formichetti

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Hero worship by Nicola Formichetti

Here is a new video about the new Mugler fashion collection for Men Spring/Summer 2012. It is the second collection of Nicola Formichetti for the Brand and we can see a very anatomic collection inspired by the male body, a kind of neo-realism founded on science-fiction and hyper-masculinity. After “Brothers of Arcadia“, here is a more “making-off” approach, away from the “Porn” approach of the first video. The photographer is Yoshiaki Sekine, in partnership with Surface magazine. The Video director…

Rainforest walkway by Marks Barfield

Rainforest walkway by Marks Barfield

The architect agency Marks Barfield conceptualized a 6,4 £m project of a futuristic walkway in the heart of Amazonian Rainforest. The project will be located in Xixuaú Xiparina, a secluded region of untouched forests in Roraima, Brazil. It is a region at 790km north away from Manaus, between French Guyana and Venezuela. The project represents a light, airy and modern walkway in the middle of the rainforest in Brazil. This will allow scientists but also the public to discover the Amazonian…

65,000 Swarovski crystals for Marylin by Claire Milner

65,000 Swarovski crystals for Marylin by Claire Milner

Diamonds are a Girl’s best friend but Swarovski crystals are definitely a temptation that any women would accept. Claire Milner is a Global artist who’s work have been highlighted through amazing celebrities portraits made of true Swarovski crystals. Her latest work: A portrait of Marilyn Monroe for RnB Artist Rihanna. Claire Milner is a British artist. She started her career as Graphist and freelancer illustrator. From her background, we could feel that color and texture become 2 leitmotivs. So it…

Chanel Chance, 3 new videos

Chanel Chance, 3 new videos

Chanel launched 3 new videos about Chance, Chance Eau fraîche and Chance Eau Tendre. 3 fresh and interesting spots with a smile on top. We can see the top model Sigrid Agren. She is half french-swedish and she has worked for many top fashion houses as a model: Chloé, Lanvin, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Stella McCartey…  She totally represents the innocence of Youth in which everything is possible, you just need to cease your … chance! She is 17 years old,…

Limousine II, just relax and dream…

Limousine II, just relax and dream…

Limousine is finally launching its second album, simply called II. Author in 2009 of the sublime soundtrack for the short film Lila (french Cesars 2010), the training led

Zermatt, luxury holidays in winter.

Zermatt, luxury holidays in winter.

Looking for the perfect location for your luxury winter holidays? One great location is the village of Zermatt in Switzerland. It is the perfect combination of daytime sports and adventure with evening glamor and luxury hotels. Here is a 23mn video that shows the beautiful surroundings and the excited village of Zermatt. Two beautiful hotels should be highlighted: The Grand Hotel Zermaterhof and the Mont Cervin Palace. These 2 beautiful hotels are the leading top class hotels around there. If…

Plukka, jewelry e-shop

Plukka, jewelry e-shop

Plukka is an online shop for jewelry in which they adopt a common purchase strategy. Prices get lower depending on how many people are committed to buy the item. Making fine jewelry available to everyone. E-commerce became the new challenge for many brands and customers are today more and more willing to buy their goods online. Lack of time, change of purchase behavior, cheap prices or just good advertising are good reasons in why e-commerce became now a reality. Some…

Visionaire, larger than life

Visionaire, larger than life

Let’s start the year with something greater than usual. It is the last edition of Visionnaire magazine. It is called the Larger than life special edition. According to Karl Lagerfeld, “Life should be larger than life”, which means that life should be greater than normality. So the Visionnaire magazine made a special edition that is literally larger than life. This means 2 different Extra-over-sized magazines. The biggest one is 79h x 57.8w inches (2 meters high x 1,50m large) and…

Peter Harrison, the Divergence Table

Peter Harrison, the Divergence Table

NY designer Peter Harrison has designed and built a really cool hall table for those seeking a clean, modern look and excellent hand craftsmanship.  Known for his use of nontraditional joinery in fine, handmade, limited production furniture, the award winning designer has taken his work to a new level with the introduction of his latest design, the Divergence Table. The Divergence Table is an evolutionary step in Harrison’s embrace of nontraditional furniture fabrication, as it uses an aluminum corner bracket…

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