French maker of luxury-oriented items Hèrmes is dipping their toe in the bicycle game now, not simply focusing on accessories like watches. This unisex leisure bicycle is exceptionally light due to its carbon fiber construction, and is accented with taurillion leather. A sportier version of its predecessor, Le Flâneur Sportif d’Hermès bicycle also features rear hub gears, hydraulic disc [...]


The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 ”Guard” Edition is an armored luxury sedan concentrating on safety and comfort, boasting armored steel in the body cavities and polycarbonate coating with special laminate on all glass windows. Clearly, the S-Guard is built for those who might have a reason to worry about their protection — or who live in dangerous locales. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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