Tiffany & Co Everyday Objects Make The Mundane Magnificent

Tiffany & Co has launched a collection of unremarkable objects ranging from paper plates to pencil sharpeners, only they are handcrafted in sterling silver, tiffany blue enamel and wood, turning them from typical every day objects to functional works of art. Read more

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A Look At Jay Z’s Exclusive Holiday Collection for Barneys, 100% Of Which Benefits Charity.

A New York Holiday” is an unprecedented collaboration between Barneys New York and Mr. Shawn Corey Carter – aka Jay Z. They have partnered with some of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world — Balenciaga, Balmain, Lanvin, The Elder Statesman, En Noir, Hoorsenbuhs, Hublot, Just Don, Lanvin, Moncler, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens, Roc Nation, Stutterheim, T. Anthony, Acne Studios, and Cutler & Gross — to create exclusive, limited edition products inspired by New York City in a color palette of black, white, gold and silver with many featuring Barney’s Holiday Emblem (a stylized Maltese cross).

The products are available in the BNY SCC Gallery (a space dedicated to the partnership) as well as for purchase online.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Barneys New York will donate 100% of sales from this collection to the Shawn Carter Foundation.

“With this project, Barneys New York and I were able to take the slickness, energy, and innovation of New York City and translate that into quality, timeless pieces,” said Mr. Carter. “Everything that encompasses ‘A New York Holiday’—the items chosen, the amazing designers that participated, the windows, the design of the BNY SCC Gallery—represents a perfect example of a unique and groundbreaking collaboration that I hope demonstrates how inspiring New York has been to me.”

The making of A New York Holiday:

Below are ALL the items in the collection (some may no longer be available for purchase).

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for The Elder Statesman blanket:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter Knit Mask with emblem for The Elder Statesman:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Balenciaga leather backpack:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Balmain
Barney’s Print Holiday Emblem scarf:

Epaulette Tee Shirt in white and black:

Emblem-print Epaulette Tee Shirt:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter Leather Brooklyn Cap for Just Don:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for En Noir.
Embroidered Leather Boxing Shorts:

Leather and Suede Camo Windbreaker:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Rick Owens:
Mollino Crocodile Jacket:
Leather Cutwork Fleece Hoodie:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Stutterheim raincoat:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Hoorsenbuhs 18k Gold New York City Ring:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Hublot:
18k Gold Shawn Carter by Hublot 45mm Classic Fusion:

Shawn Carter by Hublot Black Ceramic 45mm Classic Fusion Watch:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Cutler & Gross Sunglasses:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter Down and Leather jacket for Moncler:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Roc Nation Nylon-Overlay Camo Field Jacket:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter Leather Duffle for Proenza Schouler:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter for Lanvin:
Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter Lanvin Vinyl Coated Camo Jacquard Tie:

Lanvin Slim-fit Two-button Jacket:

(Lanvin slim trousers and white dress shirt also available)

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter T. Anthony Oversized Zip Duffel:

JAY Z Gold by JAY Z:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter Cohiba Comador Cedar-lined Humidor Set:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter NYC NYC Tee:

Limited edition Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter Acne Studios Town Jay Resin-coated Jeans – BLACK

BNY SCC Gallery:

Shop the entire collection here.

“We are proud to honor our home, the great city of New York, this holiday season—and there is absolutely no one better to collaborate with on this project than the New York born and bred Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter. He is a groundbreaking musician, a pioneering entrepreneur, and the ultimate creative collaborator,” said Mark Lee, Barneys New York CEO. “We look forward to capturing the energy of New York, and merging the vision of Shawn Carter and the style of Barneys New York in this unprecedented holiday event.”

In the spirit of the holiday season, Barneys New York is proud to be making a donation to the Shawn Carter Foundation, a New York-based charity which awards post-secondary scholarships to students facing socio-economic hardships.

all images and information courtesy of Barneys

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Pretty As A Picture. The Stunning New Hasselblad Lunar Camera.

Combining traditional skills, the development of special techniques, and a passion for perfection, the Lunar is born from exceptional quality. Lunar is unique because each model is perfected one by one, yet different as only the hand of an artist can make them.

The collection comprises five models, each with their own form and style.  The functionality and specification of each model is identical – choosing your grip and top plate material lets you reflect your individuality.

The Lunar embraces the traditional Hasselblad state-of-the-art image capture combined with stunning Italian design features. For the first time they are using carbon fiber, titanium, wood, leather and precious metals – including gold.

Black leather:

Stylishly durable. The delicately textured, firm leather grip is in a class of its own. The grip recounts a tale of elegance that your fingers can read by covering the countless paths scored by the texture of this extraordinary material.

Brown Tuscan leather:

Centuries of tradition. The peerless class of hand-polished Tuscan leather for a classic look and feel. Designed to last you many years, leather is a natural product and it will change with time, giving each piece its own unique personality.

Carbon Fibre:

High-Tech style.The Carbon Fibre grip combines a decisively high tech look with the exceptional characteristics of resistance and lightness found in this extraordinary material. This is the right choice for those who love minimal and modern style with exclusive detail.


The warmth of nature. The finest Italian wood with a waxless matt finish to optimise the grip. In addition to its high structural strength, this material retains its original warm tones, while with the passage of time it acquires an aged appearance through the patina that covers it.

Olive Wood:

A hint of opulence. The unmistakable richly-veined Olive Wood provides a tough and durable grip with a matt finish offering a comfortable, smooth hold. The wood will age subtly over time, giving the indelible stamp of the owner.

The Lens shown above:

LF 16mm:
The wide coverage on the LF 16mm f/2.8 makes for comfortable shooting in situations ranging from cramped indoor settings to sweeping landscapes, and the large maximum aperture is ideal for handheld shooting in low light.

LF 18–55mm:
The LF 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS is ideally designed for comfortable framing and capture of most subjects encountered in daily life, and a built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation system makes it possible to produce sharp images even when shooting handheld in low light. The OSS system is so effective that you’ll be able to capture blur-free images at shutter speeds up to four steps slower than would be possible without image stabilisation.

LF 18-200mm:
The LF 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS features an extensive 11x zoom range, from wide to telephoto with impressive image quality all the way. The advanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation system built-in will not only make it easier to shoot blur-free stills at long focal lengths, but it also has an automatic Active Mode that will help keep your movie images steady as you move around with the camera.

The Hasselblad Lunar launches this month. For all the specs and more information visit Hasselbald Lunar.

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New Gorgeous Collaboration From Macallan and Lalique. The Macallan Oscuro Gift Pack.

The Macallan Oscuro and Lalique: (In Asia Only)

Excellence, artistry and the pursuit of perfection come together here with The Macallan Oscuro and Lalique gift pack which is only available in limited quantities in Asia.

A beautiful sculpture with an equally beautiful single malt, it’s priced at about $1,000 a set. If you’re traveling through Asia, make it a point to visit the duty free shop or other travel retail outlets and pick one up because they’ve only made 300.

The Macallan Oscuro and Lalique pack contains a bottle of single malt whisky, which is part of The Macallan 1824 Collection, and a Lalique crystal ‘Cheval Kazak Running Horse’ figurine. Note: some sites including Macallan’s own U.S. tumblr site have reported, incorrectly, that the Lalique figurine is a decanter. It is not.).

above: The Crystal Lalique Cheval Kazak that is included in the gift set.

This limited edition – 300 having been made – of the Macallan Oscuro and Lalique gift pack was unveiled at the Hong Kong International Airport with an RSP of US $1,000.

“This is our first local partnership with Lalique (Macallan and Lalique have has several previous collaborations in other parts of the world such as the Cire Perdue) and we are very happy to have developed this exclusive gift pack together,” says Edrington’s Regional Marketing Manager Claren Wong. “The pack provides consumers with a unique and attractive choice for their gifting during festival season.”

“The Macallan Oscuro and Lalique gift pack is a perfect match; both names stand for excellence, artistry and a pursuit of perfection,” adds Lalique General Manager Montiza Tornow-Siu.

The Macallan Oscuro -the name derives from the Spanish word for ‘dark’ – is described as having a rich deep colour and intense flavour. Matured in sherry-seasoned oak casks, many of which were first fill, it is bottled at 46.5% ABV.

The Macallan is one of the most awarded and applauded single malts in the world and its peerless reputation is testament to the skill of the Masters of Spirit and Wood at The Macallan’s home in Scotland who have been responsible for its creation and maturation over the last two centuries.

info and images courtesy The Drinks Report and Macallan

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Luxury Pantone! Cashmere Colour Spectrum Shawls, Throws and Cushion Covers.

pantone cashmere

Luxury home accessories for the designer come in the form of these high-end 100% knitted cashmere cushion covers, throw and shawl from Central London’s Oyuna, makers of fine cashmere womenswear, hats, gloves, robes and more woven in Mongolia. The Spektra collection features the Pantone color spectrum in greens, purples and multi-colors. Read more

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Pennwick Adds A Sexy Italian Sport Car To Their Luxury & Custom Golf Carts.

Pennwick custom golf carts

For some people, a plain ol’ golf cart just won’t do. For those, there’s Pennwick Golf carts. Built on actual club car chassis, their custom luxury carts have exotic sculpted fiberglass bodies in the shape of various high end automobiles, retro style cars and most recently, an Italian sports car.

Pennwick Custom Golf Carts

Pennwick custom golf carts
above: Pennwick’s newest addition to their line of luxury and custom golf carts

Loaded with standard features like headlights, tail lights, turn signals, side mirrors, electric horns, a 48 volt charging system and battery charge and hour meters, the cars reach a speed of 20 mph and can be customized to include such options as a 6-Passenger Upgrade, 15″ Rims, a hard top, gas-powered chassis, leather seats, chrome tilt steering column, stereo package and a golf bag holder.

Their newest model is a fiery red sports car that resembles a Ferrari Enzo:
Ferrari enzo golf cart by Pennwick
Ferrari enzo golf cart by Pennwick
Ferrari enzo golf cart by Pennwick
Ferrari enzo golf cart by Pennwick

Other models include The Brooklyn, with a base price of $16500:
The Brooklyn golf cart
The Brooklyn golf cart
The Brooklyn golf cart

The Smoothster – with its retro styling and jump seat, has a base price of $15500:
The Smoothster golf cart
The Smoothster golf cart
The Smoothster golf cart

The Shadow, a nod to the stately Rolls Royce, has a base price of $16900:
The Shadow rolls royce golf cart
The Shadow rolls royce golf cart
The Shadow rolls royce golf cart

The ’56, with a signature grill, perfectly shaped fenders and real cherry wood bed floor, has a base price of $16500:
The '56 retro truck golf cart
The '56 retro truck golf cart
The '56 retro truck golf cart
The '56 retro truck golf cart
The '56 retro truck golf cart

They will also create custom utility carts of all types for you.

About Pennwick:
Father and Son, John Southwick & John Pennington have been in the business of building the finest Luxury Golf Carts for over 6 years. Pennwick, LLC was established in March of 2009. Together they created Pennwick with the idea that they would continue with the same quality and workmanship as they had in years past, but with a greater determination to continually improve their product while bringing the latest in luxury design.

They provide the largest selection of custom golf carts, estate vehicles and electric carts in the world, with a commitment to quality and a determination to produce the most luxurious. Ideal for golf courses, private homes and estates, retirement communities, hotels and resorts, their carts are perfect for all occasions.

Their luxury carts and electric vehicles are built on Club Car Chassis with quality fiberglass bodies, OEM paint, marine grade upholstery, working headlights, tail lights, turn signals and hazards.

Pennwick, LLC
457 W 410 S 
Springville, Utah 84663 

To learn more and to purchase, visit Pennwick

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