The nations around the Arabian Gulf are known for their great wealth and an even greater desire to flaunt it. That’s how you get such a huge density of ultra-luxurious cars in the area, so much so that even the police departments boast means a transportation that would make a millionaire jealous. And since nothing screams opulence quite like gold, plenty of the Gulf’s super-rich have had their cars plated with the precious metal, like the one we are about to showcase. This very special Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 was customized by Maatouk Design London, a company which, despite its name, is based
It’s always nice to see manufacturers breathing new life into discarded objects, especially when those objects used to be part of something awesome like a jet airplane. We’ve already shown you a few items created from various aircraft parts, from a bed or a table fashioned from jet engines, to an actual bomb turned into a drinks cabinet, but this time we’re presenting a very stylish table made by French company called Les Ateliers Flown from the winglet of a Boeing 737-800. With such a unique raw material to work with, the manufacturer has to come up with something very impressive, taking
Chapters of Ampersand was founded by Swedish businessmen aiming to create interesting products that are a mix of different visions and which bring together the character of different areas, an endeavor which often yields amazing results. The Gothenburg-based company’s first release is a very special line of cognac called Et No 1. The first striking thing about it is the unusual shape of the bottle, created by acclaimed Swedish crystal artist Goran Warff. And the other half of this unique creation, the actual cognac, is just as impressive. Sourced from the cellars of Maison Tiffon, it is a blend of rare brandies
Built by Turkish shipyard Mengi-Yay during 2014, the 31.86-meter superyacht Serenitas is finally ready to greet her guests. This elegant vessel features a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, with naval architecture and exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects, and stylish interiors by BTA Design. Up to ten passengers can be accommodated on board in the five airy and well-appointed cabins, all following the same bright and elegant design scheme as the rest of the ship. The master suite is the most impressive of all, with its ocean blue carpets, monochromatic bed, large armchair, and fold down LCD, while the back wall behind
Sometimes, you really need a break from everything – your work, your daily routine, even your home. And there’s no better place to get lost and find your center than in the arid wilderness that is the desert – provided you’re somewhere comfortable, of course, somewhere like the &Beyond-Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Located in the heart of the Namib Desert (a place we’ve talked about before, touting it as an excellent adventure destination), surrounded by mountains and orange sand dunes, this fantastic retreat is no mirage. It offers tastefully decorated and luxuriously appointed accommodations, certain to satisfy even the most discerning of travelers.
The newest member of Fujifilm’s acclaimed X series of high-end digital cameras, the X-A2 boasts enhanced color reproduction, autofocusing, and resolution, as well as many other attributes which make it an all-round great product. It features a 175° titling LCD which activates the new eye detection AF technology when rotated, aiding in the capturing of self-portraits, but also a built-in intelligent flash, which allows the device to accurately control light output according to the conditions on the scene (indoors, backlit, under intense sunlight etc.). The impressive new camera also boasts improved levels of performance and designed interchangeable lenses, namely the ‘XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6
Taking on a project involving an American muscle car is no easy feat for a European tuning company, but the results of the mixing of styles can be quite intriguing. Case in point, this wide body kit for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray by German aftermarket specialist Prior Design. The tuner has been sparse with the details so far regarding the new aerodynamic package, dubbed the PDR700. We know that it includes wider wheel arches with vents for cooling the brakes, a modified front spoiler and splitter, new side skirts, a re-styled rear apron, a diffuser, and a boot lid lip. In addition
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin is known for its exquisite maritime themed timepieces, many of which we’ve showcased in the past. While most of their creations are wristwatches for men, this time Ulysse Nardin’s master watchmakers are releasing a delicate and beautiful piece designed for the discerning lady. Part of the Marine Chronometer Manufacture series, it comes with a stainless steel case measuring 43mm in diameter, with an AR-coated sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back, and it is water resistant to 100 meters. The fluted bezel features 120 diamonds totaling 1.3 carats – something which adds an extra bit of glitz to this