Saturday, July 25, 2009

Louis Vuitton fetes 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 with custom-made trunk

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission, Louis Vuitton has created the Malle Mars, a space-age looking custom-made trunk opening up to unveil a variety of compartments and drawers to carry different essential items. It will be on display at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, exhibited by NASA.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Victoire de Castellane creates Rois et Reines collection for Dior

Victoire de Castellane has unveiled her latest fine jewellery collection for Dior: Rois et Reines. Marking the jewellery designer’s 10th anniversary at Dior, the collection features 20 three-dimensional skulls carved from ornamental stones such as chrysolite and jade, which are then dressed in dazzling collars and crowns in a variety of styles.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chanel's Fall 2009 High Jewellery Collection

Chanel’s new high jewellery collection Lumière features house motifs including bows, ribbons, tweed and the sun. The collection also includes two high jewellery watches: Ruban and Tweed.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tiffany & Co. upgrades Tiffany Keys collection

After the success of the Tiffany Keys collection introduced earlier this year, Tiffany & Co. has added three new pendants to the line, which sells at a much higher price level. Inspired by Art Deco jewellery in the Tiffany archives, the new platinum keys are encrusted with diamonds and black onyx in geometric shapes and suspended from gem-accented chains. The prices of new pendants range from $25,000 to $30,000.

Marc Jacobs' trendy QR code

Following Louis Vuitton / Murakami QR code promotion, the Tokyo-based creative agency SET has now released a new edition for Marc Jacobs. One can access the designer’s mobile site from a Japanese phone after scanning the code.

Hublot adds racing bike to its All Black range

Following the launch of the limited edition ‘All Black’ skis with Swiss ski manufacturer Zai, Hublot has now partnered with bike manufacturer BMC to create an ‘All Black’ racing bike made of light, high-performance materials. Available in a limited edition of 30 pieces.

Omas marks 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission

Italian pen maker Omas introduced the One Small Step pen, which is crafted out of white gold and features 3-dimensional drawings of the footsteps of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Only 21 fountain pens and 7 roller balls are available and the prices start from $49,000