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 [...]


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 [...]


13 Jun
Versace lives up to its luxury namesake

Versace is Midas touching their basic black high-top sneaker with hints of gold. The buffed leather upper gets laced with gold bling hardware including the gold plaque along the midsole, gold eyelets, lace-up enclosure and side-zipper enclosure. There’s also gold hardware on the fold-over strap enclosures across the front and heel, and medusa 3D-emblem atop the tongue. [...]


Perhaps in honor of Brazil hosting the World Cup and coinciding with the Brazilian backdrop of its recent advertising, luxury luggage designer Rimowa has released its Bossa Nova collection. Jet green polycarbonate shells with cowhide trimming in either same-tone green or natural, with a padded inner lining comprise the notable attributes of this luggage series. Starting [...]


6 Jun
Bend it like Paul Smith... in soccer decorum

To best accessorize the World Cup, Paul Smith has created a limited-edition run of 250 designer footballs that bear his signature stripe. The size 5 ball is also decked out with a colorful Chevron pattern and comes with a dust bag. But just be aware that if you’re really amped about dandying up  the soccer field, you’ll [...]

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