Vacheron Constantin’s Fabulous Métiers D’Art Fabuleux Ornements Timepieces

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By Boogie

Posted 3 Mar 2014 7:22 pm

Métiers D’Art is a splendid collection by prestigious Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin, with lots of impressive pieces, each deserving attention. For now, we’ve decided to showcase four models that are sort of a ‘collection within a collection’, namely the four Fabuleux Ornements timepieces, designed to grace the wrists of the most elegant ladies. Sometimes seeing the inner workings of something takes some of the magic away, but this is certainly not the case here. The four watches we are talking about feature the 18k gold openworked Calibre 1003 movement, and it is undoubtedly a wonderful sight. In addition to this, the 10

Bringing Privacy Back: Meet Blackphone

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By Boogie

Posted 3 Mar 2014 5:54 pm

Communication privacy has been of the hottest issues in recent months, with all the information surfacing about different government wiretapping programs. In response to this, Spanish telephone manufacturer GeeksPhone has teamed up with American security company Silent Circle in order to create Blackphone, a smartphone that will allow people to feel safe about their communications again. Using a more secure version of the Android operating system called PrivatOS, Blackphone ensures the user’s communications, web browsing activities and whereabouts stay private. This means you can make and receive calls, send instant messages, download and upload files, as well as browse the internet safely,

Great Custom Private Jet Paint Job by French Design Company

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By Boogie

Posted 3 Mar 2014 12:17 pm

You’d think owning a private jet would already be quite a statement, but some what a little bit extra. And while lots of owners choose to customize their airplanes, most of the work is done to the interior, with very few actually opting to modify the outside appearance. This is why the work of French company Happy Design Studio is so eye-catching. The task was customizing a Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft. What the French design company came with was a fading, striped pattern, starting from the airplane’s tail and moving toward its front. Inspired by a ceramic tile detail taken from the

Panthera – A Powerful and Elegant Superyacht

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By Boogie

Posted 28 Feb 2014 10:31 pm

Benetti’s latest superyacht, the 47 meter Panthera is a sporty, modern ship, with the expected great emphasis on comfort. It is the second launch in the acclaimed Italian shipyard’s 500s series (after the Imagination, 2010), and was constructed at Benetti’s Livorno shipyard, in southern Italy. This powerful, fully aluminium-built vessel is also extremely comfortable, impressively stable and boasting low levels of noise and vibration even at her top speed of 24 knots. The owner wanted a stylish, modern ship, and the designers and engineers certainly delivered. This is obvious from the start, upon seeing Panthera’s spacious and elegant exterior decks, combining stunning

A More Sheltered Brazilian Experience – Pousada Estrela D’Água

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By Boogie

Posted 28 Feb 2014 9:35 pm

Pousada Estrela D’Água is a little piece of paradise on the Brazilian Atlantic coast. Sitting a stone’s throw from the ocean, the resort is a short distance to some of the main area’s main attractions, like Nativos Beach, Sao Joao Batista Church and Quadrado Square. It’s also just a 20-minute drive from Porto Seguro Airport. The resort gives off sort of a rustic vibe, yet is very comfortable and elegant. Contributing most to the natural, unspoiled atmosphere is the Atlantic Forest surrounding all 28 bungalows, ensuring guests have wonderful view of land as well as of the sea. The air-conditioned rooms come

This Private Island in the Florida Keys Comes with a Hefty Price Tag

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By Boogie

Posted 28 Feb 2014 8:41 pm

Pumpkin Key is a 26-acre private island in the Florida Keys, about an hour away from Miami. It is part of an exclusive community called the Ocean Reef Club. The island comes with a multitude of palm trees and bougainvillea, golf cart paths and is prime for development, with a dozen lots just waiting to be turned into elegant, cozy homes. The property includes a 20-slip marina that could serve as host for a megayacht, as well as a beach area. In the middle of the island there’s a tennis court that can be used as a helipad. The main home faces

Louis Vuitton Creates Luggage Series for the BMW i8

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By Boogie

Posted 28 Feb 2014 6:20 pm

When a leading automaker teams up with a luxury fashion brand, great things are bound to happen. So when BMW decided to add a little bit of French glamour to its German engineering, they looked to Louis Vuitton to create a line of tailor-made luggage for their new i8 model. The resulting bags and cases are made entirely from the carbon fiber, a high-tech, lightweight, yet extremely sturdy material. The collection consists of two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. All of these elegant pieces feature the iconic checkered Damier patter, leather name tags and a laser-etched Louis Vuitton

Bentley’s Newest Addition to Its 2014 Lineup: the Flying Spur V8

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By Boogie

Posted 28 Feb 2014 4:59 pm

In addition to the new 2014 Continental, Bentley is also adding another version of the Flying Spur to this year’s lineup. Called the Flying Spur V8, it’s supposed to be a complement to the flagship Flying Spur W12. The new model will retain the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine the Continental V8 coupe had, which outputs 500hp and 487 lb-ft of torque. It goes from 0 to 62mph in 5.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 183 mph (about 295 km/h). With features like cylinder deactivation, intelligent thermal management and electrical recuperation, the Flying Spur V8 has a driving

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