Astell & Kern are newcomers in the world of high-end top-of-the-line portable audio players, and there’s shooting straight for the top with their new AK240 model. Their goal is to bring you “the ultimate sound quality”, to deliver sound “exactly as the artists intended” for us to hear, and they certainly seem to be on the right track. The AK240’s technical specs are quite impressive. It boasts a dual-core processor, native DSD (Direct Stream Digital) support, WiFi connection, as well as an impressive 256GM of data storage space (which can be increased with the addition of a micro SD card to 384GB),
British fashion house Alexander McQueen brings us just a little bit closer to spring with this pretty new butterfly-themed jewelry collection. One of the first things that catches your eye is a silk satin clad knucklebox clutch, topped with a pair of golden butterflies perched on large amber colored crystal stones. This beautiful piece, trimmed with gilded brass hardware and fitted with iconic Swarovski-studded mini skulls, is priced at $2,395. While there are a few more stylish and elegant clutches to choose from, even a few without any butterflies, the highlight of the collection is probably the leaf embroidered silk knuckelbox clutch.
Land Rover is for the first time adding the moniker ‘Autobiography’ to its Range Rover Evoque, one of their more popular, compact crossover models, which inevitably comes with quite a makeover. This Autobiography Dynamic edition features a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, 9-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive, and upgraded brakes. The horsepower has been increased to 281 (from 240), while the torque has gone from 250 to 295 lb-ft. When it comes to the exterior, one immediately notices the 20-inch forged alloy wheels, jewel-like headlights, Autobiography “ingot” tailgate badging, a new grille, and also the newly available Phoenix Orange paint color. This new Range Rover is also the first
For those who want nothing but the best for their feline friends, Pet Interiors has created the Rondo cat stand, a sleek and functional den that’s not only comfortable for your pet, it also looks good in your home. It is a wide cylindrical pod than can be either mounted on a pedestal, or directly fixed to the wall, creating a nice and cozy shelter for your cat. Available in a variety of materials including leather, wicker, leatherette and even crochet, the Rondo comes with an interior cushion which is created with a latex flake mixture that retains its shape and so
The view from airplanes is not quite as awesome as you’d expect from something tens of thousands of feet into the air, due to those windows being too small. Boston-based company Spike Aerospace intends to solve this problem, while simultaneously dealing with an important technical issue, with the addition of giant virtual windows to its new supersonic aircraft: the S-512. Right now, the S-512 is only in the concept phase, but if and when completed it will be the first private jet to not only offer virtual panoramic views on board, but also cruise at supersonic speed. The technical issue mentioned earlier
The Heliad II is a brand new 33.4 meter LOA superyacht, launched last year. Designed by Diana Yacht Design, with interiors from Weber Yacht Design, and built by Lynx Yachts at the Scheepwerf Made facilities, Heliad II is a beautiful and luxurious, 100% Dutch vessel. The most striking thing about the boat is how light, airy and spacious it seems. The panoramic aft deck, the spacious and elegant teak deck, the aft deck with its splendid vista views, or the comfortable aft bridge deck with its panoramic views – they all combine perfectly to give the ship an open, welcoming and friendly
For people with really deep pockets and who never settle for anything but the very best, this brand new, lavish mansion is the perfect to call home. Set in Beverly Hills, just above the famous Sunset Strip, this property offers breathtaking views of everything from downtown to the ocean. The interior is just as spectacular as the view. The 6,750 square-foot home comes with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, fully furnished with high end luxury furniture such as Fendi Croco Couch couch and chairs, Kuka Cal King bed, Kelvin Giormani swivel chairs, Tiffany dining table and elegant Delfin chairs. Future owners will
Courchevel is a ski resort in the French Alps, part of the Les Trois Vallees, the largest ski area in the world. Hotel Manali is without a doubt one of the resort’s highlights, a great place for those who enjoy luxury, but also want a family friendly environment. Located at the foot of the pistes, at a stone’s throw from the French Ski School, it is the only five-star hotel at 1,650 meters. It is a spacious chalet hotel with a large terrace, one that enjoys some of the highest rates of sunshine in the resort. Hotel Manali offers 37 rooms and