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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

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

MB&F’s Legacy Machine N°1 Xia Liang with its Unusual Power Indicator

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By Boogie

Posted 28 Feb 2014 11:37 am

MB&F is a Swiss watch manufacturer known for its exquisitely designed timepieces. The brand has recently released a new special edition of their Legacy Machine N°1 (LM1), in collaboration with Chinese artist Xia Hang. The original model was designed by the company as a tribute to the watchmaking traditions of the 19th century, but the newest version comes with something special: a miniature aluminium man used for not only decorative purposes, but also as a power reserve indicator. When the movement is fully wound, the man (‘Mr. Up’) sits up straight, but as the power diminishes, his head, shoulders, back

Top 10 Most Expensive Islands in the World

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By Boogie

Posted 27 Feb 2014 11:39 pm

You can have an extremely expensive watch, or a custom supercar, a huge mansion, a yacht, or even a private jet – but nothing shows greater wealth and power than owning your very own piece of land surrounded on all sides by the sea. It the modern day equivalent of being the master of your own castle – and usually in much more warm and beautiful places. The following is a list of some of the world’s most expensive islands, beginning with: 10. Big Darby Island – $40 million The 554-acre Big Darby Island is located in the Bahamas, 95

Rupert Murdoch Buys New Penthouse in Manhattan

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By Boogie

Posted 27 Feb 2014 7:38 pm

Prominent billionaire and media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has recently divorced his wife for 14 years, Wendi Deng. As part of the settlements, she got the couple’s Fifth Avenue apartment, which apparently prompted Murdoch to seek a new place in New York. So the Australian-born billionaire just purchased the top four floors of One Madison, one the most exclusive and sought after properties in Manhattan. The 7,000-square-foot triplex, which has never been occupied before this purchase, includes floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace, providing uninterrupted, dramatic views of Manhattan, river to river. The only thing to worry about is getting from

The Rejuvenating Hot Springs of Hoshinoya Karuizawa

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By Boogie

Posted 27 Feb 2014 7:04 pm

The amazing resort known as Hoshinoya Karuizawa, located at the foot of Mount Asama in Nagano Prefecture, has been welcoming travelers for a century now, almost without interruption. It has been recently reopened and is now an elegant, modern retreat in one of Japan’s most picturesque locations. Its 77 comfortable villas line the Yukawa River, giving their tenants access to the rejuvenating Tombo-no-yu hot springs, as well as the spa and Meditation Bath. After an invigorating treatment, one always has the option of exploring the resort’s idyllic surroundings. Less adventurous guests can explore what the resort’s restaurants have to offer,

Wryst Releases New Motorsport Inspired Limited Edition Collection

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By Boogie

Posted 27 Feb 2014 6:00 pm

It hasn’t been long since we’ve last written about a timepiece from Wryst, and the sports watch brand is already releasing its second collection this year. Called Motors, it is probably the best the young Swiss brand has come up with yet. Inspired by the world of motorsports and racing, it shows something of an evolution of the brand’s core design, mainly the red pump chrono pusher at 3 o’clock and the special strap design. Wryst is releasing two Motors models, each a limited edition of 99 with a bi-color black/red or white/red design with matching strap and black DLC

The Updated Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Ad Personam

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By Boogie

Posted 27 Feb 2014 5:31 pm

Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini has announced it will update its personalization program. Under the name Ad Personam, these updates will be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The program is currently available for the Aventador range, but will in the near future also be extended to the Huracan model. The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Ad Personam’s interior features new leather and Alcantara color combinations. In addition to this, there are also a number of different two-tone exterior finishes, as well as livery options. The program offers various semi-aniline leather covered trim parts, as well as Forged Composite, which is a

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