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French luxury line Hermès, inspired by the lacquering techniques of the ancient Orient and the style of Persian miniature horses, apply the intricate modern French lacquering process to these limited edition watches. First miniature pieces are applied to the base of the Arceau Cheval d’Oriente watches, then the pigments lacquered in, layer by layer with [...]


22 Jul
Change out your shoelaces for a golden doorknocker

Versace has done the sneaker again, once again pulling zero points in subtlety and nothing but net when it comes to overt decadence. Having already proven their fondness for a shoe in the black and gold, this Versace Medusa high-top sneaker is another rendition of the black and gold, but also comes in a an [...]


What do you do when a million-dollar Goldzilla crashes your town? Either crack out your diamond King Kong or get the hell out of the dodge on your million-dollar bike. Japanese luxury jewelers Ginza Tanaka have apparently gotten bored with wedding bands and moved on to everyone’s favorite nuked up  — and now flossed out — lizard. [...]


Luxury design and travel-minded label Octovo has teamed up with board builder Jason Tilley for their second “Off Map” collaboration project to create a line of hand-crafted, beautifully executed surfboards. Put it all together with Ammunition (the design minds behind the likes of Beats by Dr. Dre and Square), and you get a collection of custom-finished boards built to last [...]


World renowned bike maker Specialized has come together with Mclaren, the esteemed British automotive and technology company, to create this super-bike S-works Tarmac. Built with carbon fiber for extreme lightness, and with only 250 of the bikes in the world, Specialized has long been dedicated to perfecting the biking experience for the serious cyclist. Other features include [...]


1 Jul
Handbuilt by Roy Stuart of rare Palounia wiid wood

Roy Stuart, the Kiwi Kahuna who mastered the dark art of hand-crafting luxury surfboards, has released his latest masterpiece, the “Rampant 10.6′”, with a whopping price tag of $1.3 million. If you’re wondering what could possibly drive the price tag of a surfboard this deep into the blue, it’s not a gold-dipped mermaid pulled from [...]


23 Jun
The overwhelming sense of failure sold separately

Curated by world-class island-broker Farhad Vlad, The World of Private Islands is a 220-page hardcover book that lies somewhere between traveler’s log coffee-table accessory and stinking rich shopper’s catalog. Learn that entire islands are actually quite affordable these days, with prices starting as low as $30,000 — which sounds pretty cheap, so maybe that’s referring to [...]


This is Part II of our coverage of Le Grand Prix de Monaco — the most luxurious race in the world (Click HERE for Part I). Its prestige, heritage, royal opulence and Côte d’Azur backdrop leave it simply unmatched in the field of motoring. It is an experience without equal. Oh, and the world’s fastest [...]

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