The new Leica M-P type 240 professional rangefinder camera is an improved version of the Leica M model, keeping the latter’s design and core features, while also making a few modifications. In terms of design, the most notable difference is the removal of the red brand logo, which some users thought was a little bit too conspicuous. The company’s logo is now displayed on top of the camera, which is consistent with the slogan it was released under, which is “Perfect understatement”. Leica has also made more substantive improvements as well, like the addition of 2GB of internal storage and sapphire glass
The Bugatti Veyron is already a highly exclusive vehicle and the luxury carmaker regularly releases limited editions of its supercars, like the Legends series, which had its full lineup showcased for the first time during this year’s Pebble Beach auto show. But even this wasn’t enough for one Singapore-based Bugatti aficionado, who commissioned a superb Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ’1 Of 1.’ As you might have deduced from the name, the vehicle is a custom one-off version of the acclaimed supercar and also made its debut at Pebble Beach along with its less exclusive siblings (something we didn’t think we’d get
Even though churches are dedicated to things that aren’t of this world, this doesn’t mean the actual buildings aren’t supposed to instill feelings of wonder and awe here and now. Whether you follow a particular religion or not, it’s hard to deny the following edifices have a certain sublime quality about them 20. Seville Cathedral At the time of its completion in the early 1500s, Seville Cathedral was the largest church in the world, replacing Hagia Sophia who had held that title for almost 1000 years. The cathedral’s construction lasted a century and according to a local tradition, the objective of those
Located in northern India, 20 miles from New Delhi, the nation’s capital, Gurgaon is a rapidly growing city with a booming economy – the perfect place to open a high-end hotel. The Oberoi, Gurgaon, opened in 2011, is just such an establishment, which intends to attract business travelers, as well as any other discerning travelers who find themselves in the neighborhood. The hotel is just 15 minutes away from New Delhi International Airport and a short distance from New Delhi’s city center – so access to the area’s most important spots will not be a problem. The hotel boasts 202 very spacious
Tonino Lamborghini founded his company over three decades ago and has been creating stylish and luxurious products ever since. Though he is the son of Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the prestigious carmaker, Tonino Lamborghini chose to go on a different path than his father, though his company’s creations feature a similarly elegant, purely Italian spirit. The new limited edition Antares mobile phone is the perfect example of this ethos. Combining Italian design and craftsmanship with the latest in smartphone technology, Antares is perfect for those not quite satisfied with what the big electronics manufacturers are offering in terms of style and luxury.
Chess is an elegant and sophisticated game – and with the release of this beautiful chess board, Ferrari has also added an element of luxury to it. While many automakers sell various products unrelated to their main activity, often in partnership with other high-end brands, those items are usually things like watches or luggage. The legendary Italian sports car manufacturer, known to be highly selective when it comes to its clientele, has chosen a different route and created a special chess board for those who appreciate this gentlemanly game. The Ferrari chess set is entirely handcrafted in Italy and made out of
Radinn is a Swedish company founded a few years ago by Philip Werner, who created an electric-powered wakeboard powered by wireless remote control for himself as a side project while studying at Lund University. This personal project has since grown into a business, as Radinn is almost ready to release its first product. Made using hi-tech materials (like sturdy, yet lightweight carbon fiber), the piece utilizes efficient jet-propulsion and lithium batteries to speedily make its way across the water’s surface. The board provides a smooth, quiet ride, is small and light enough to fit in a car or a boat and can
Located in Springville, Utah, it’s hard to believe that the thing we are about to showcase is not a really nice natural lake with waterfall, but actually an artificial swimming pool you could probably set up in your own backyard if – you had a couple of million dollars lying around. Called The Mountain, the installation includes cliffs and waterfalls, while the depth of the water below is 23 feet, so diving from even the highest point shouldn’t be a problem. For an alternative way of going from top to bottom, there’s also a meandering water slide, while a lazy river offers