Born For The Best - The Luxury Lifestyle Blog: 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gold Lux Foosball Table: For people who only value precious things in life

I never ever imagined a Foosball table in gold but things which you don’t imagine happen pretty soon. Here is a designer encased Gold Lux Foosball table where all the metal parts are gilded and you have the option to choose from a range of twelve tables. Besides gold, other items used in completing the Foosball table are rods in stainless steel and ESG unbreakable glass. You can accompany this gold Foosball table with company or team logo on the sides or playing field. Also there are a number of options for customizing which includes color of legs, frame and field.

So if you love gold then this golden Foosball table can be all yours for just $25,350.

source: pooltableportfolio

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A lunch worth $52,000 for Roman Abramovich

Even today millions of people sleep empty stomach but people like Roman Abramovich, billionaire and owner of Chelsea Football Club have got lots of money to blow on food which could feed an entire army. Recently Roman Abramovich had lunch at Nello's in New York and the bill came to a whopping $47,221.09.

The lunch menu comprised of filet mignon, white truffles and a bunch of expensive wines and it fed ten people at the table. An automatic gratuity of 20% was added to the bill which totaled to $7,328 but the large hearted Roman Abramovich added an extra $5,000 to the tip raising it to 26% of the bill.

Even though a representative of Roman Abramovich disputed the size of the bill but Nello still sticks to the story.

source: TMZ

Friday, October 30, 2009

A kiss for $140,000!!

Ever remembered paying for a kiss? Most of you would flatly refuse but if Charlize Theron kisses and that too for charity then it would surely command a price. Charlize Theron kissed a woman as part of a charity event held in San Francisco for OneXOne Foundation.

The winning bidder was a woman who received a seven second kiss and the kiss was planted after the bid flattened out at $37,000. (It was Charlize Theron idea to do it!!)

Source: Luxuo

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Goldplated staples from Oooms

Never ever imagined in my wildest dreams that staples (used for normally attaching papers) could be used as a piece of jewelry. Oooms, the Dutch Design House has visualized your normal staple as a piece of jewelry and created 14 karat gold plated staples which have been nicely presented in a velvet jewelry style case.

These gold plated staples from Oooms can be applied to your clothing with the help of an average stapler. 24 pieces of such staples are available for just $210.:)

source: luxuo

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Motorola Aura Diamond Edition Phone: Refined Luxury

Every cell phone company nowadays is working on creating luxury phones for the market and world leader Motorola is not so different. The company has announced its Motorola Aura Diamond Edition cell phone which is made from 18 carat gold and is studded with 34 diamonds.

30 diamonds have been affixed above and below the circular display of the phone whereas 4 diamonds have been placed on the navigation key on the brown keypad.

Besides precious metals and stones other features of the phone are CrystalTalk technology, quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity, music and video players, stereo Bluetooth, web browser, email, 2MP camera and 2GB of internal memory.

Price: $5,730

source: luxuo

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lamborghini 2009 Luxury Christmas Gifts

With Christmas 2009 round the corner a number of companies have already started announcing their Christmas gifts which also includes luxury Christmas gifts for the richie rich too.

Lamborghini has gone ahead and announced its Lamborghini 2009 Christmas gifts collection which includes a collection of limited edition gift boxed candles and ceramic baubles seeking inspiration from Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni.

The collection also comprises of winter clothing, desk calendars, 2010 wall and T shirts. If interested you can buy them from Lamborghini dealerships or Lamborghini online store.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Christian Dior releases next generation luxury cell phones

Your lady would surely love these phones and with Christmas around the corner it could be an ideal luxury gift for your love. Christian Dior would be releasing second generation luxury phones for December 2009.

The good thing about this new line of luxury phones is that they are gold plated and black PVD coated with encrusted sapphire crystals with prices starting at $6,500.

You can also go for the diamond encrusted models but get ready to loosen your purse string a little more as Zelie with a red casing costs $7,900 whereas Zenaide in white is available for $13,400. Another pearl casing model of this phone is Nacre which is priced at $8,700.

Its Bluetooth headset sapphire piece with either black or white jewels sells for $470. So if you have panache for luxury phones then Christian Dior is the game for you.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Swiss Gold Bars available off the shelf at Harrods

Here is gold raining this season at the Harrods Department Store. It has teamed up with Swiss refiner Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux for offering gold bars weighing each at 12.5kg.

This is the first store offering gold in store and the gold bars can be purchased from the lower ground floor of the store. Even though the store hasn’t revealed the prices yet but at the current prevailing prices it will cost somewhere around $466,000.

Seems the clouds of recession are fading away.

Source: swissinfo

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hugo by Karim Rashid: Limited Edition Perfume Bottle Man Exclusive

Luxury products always come in limited editions which makes them only within the reach of the elite. Hugo Boss and Karim Rashid, the famous designer have come together to create the limited edition perfume bottle Man Exclusive. Only 1000 pieces of this limited edition perfume will be available worldwide.

It is available in around 100 outlets worldwide starting from October 15 including stores such as Harvey Nichols in Dubai, Sephora in Paris, Gallerie Lafayette in Berlin and Selfridges in London.

image and link source: luxuo

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Royal Report: Another world’s most expensive magazine?

Here is another magazine which is fighting to be counted among one of the world’s costliest magazine. This is Royal Report, a special edition of the Czech magazine which has been released with gold letters on the cover and diamonds on the alphabet R.

To be put for auction Royal Report is expected to garner $228,936. The price of Royal Report includes a yearly subscription of the magazine, four times a year vacation worldwide along with twelve hours use of a jet plane. The magazine even aims to be listed as the most expensive magazine in the world with Guinness Book of Records.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Michael Jackson's light glove goes under the hammer for £44,000

Probably it is the love and admiration for late Pop King Michael Jackson which has made me write this post.

The illuminated white glove of Michael Jackson which he wore during his 1984 Victory Tour had been put for auction. This white glove was termed as the ultimate piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia. It was made by Ted Shell for the 1984 tour in which Jackson brothers performed together for the last time.

The white glove comes adorned with Austrian crystal rhinestones and shining bugle beads. It comes fitted with fifty tiny lights which have been powered by nine volt battery in cuff along with a switch to turn them on and off. Wired on separate circuits, the glass bulb lights twinkle at random for added visual impact on stage. Finally it went under the hammer for £44,300.

image and link source: Telegraph

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Swarovski Crystal Studded Sterling Silver Snake: Divine intervention or just another piece of art?

Sometimes a simple looking laptop is just not enough. Here is Dell Adamo which comes with shining Swarovski Crystal studded sterling silver snake and has been designed by Bergdorf Goodman. Priced at $5,000 it would at as a guard for your laptop when you are away from it.

Divine intervention or just another art decoration for your laptop? Decide for yourself!!

image and link source: luxuo

Friday, October 9, 2009

World’s most expensive Belt for the uber rich

This is something which only the uber rich can afford to buy. Stuart Hughes from Goldstriker International and Republica Fashion have come together to create a Gucci diamond belt which for now can be dubbed as the world’s most expensive belt in the world.

This belt comes with a platinum double G Gucci logo buckle embedded with 30 carats of diamonds. Just two pieces of this diamond studded belt have been made and it’s available for $256,970 only.

image and link source: luxuo

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book reveals luxury offerings yet again

With Christmas not too far away, Dallas based Neiman Marcus has revealed its 160 page Christmas Book without disappointing the luxury shoppers.

Check out some of the luxury Christmas gifts appearing in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book:

Cupcake Car

This cupcake car runs at a speed of 7 mph and is priced at $25,000.

2010 Jaguar XJL Super Charged Sedan

This is a limited edition car accompanies by five piece set of luggage matching its leather interiors. It is priced at $105,000.

ICON A5 Sports Aircraft

This is his and hers gift which comes with pilot training for two and is priced at $250,000.

Algonquin Round Table Experience

This includes dinner for two at New York's Algonquin Hotel with eight of the brightest minds of modern literature, journalism and the arts. It’s priced at $200,000.

Link source: Dallasnews

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dalmore Sirius: The premium £10,000 whisky

Some people love their whisky served in style. Here is Sirius, a premium whisky launched by Dalmore distillery. This Dalmore 1951 Sirius Vintage is a single cask, single malt whisky with cask strength of 45%. This premium whisky will only be available to private buyers and that too through a limited network of World Duty Free stores. Sirius which is being considered as one of the finest whisky will be launched at its flagship WDF store at Heathrow Terminal 5. Only 12 decanters of Sirius will be produced.

Price: £10,000 per bottle

image and link source: luxuo

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lap of Luxury: Get royal spa treatment for your dog

Pet owners who have extra money to splurge are always on the hunt for ways to pamper their pets and keeping this aspect in mind, Carrie Lane and John came up with the idea of Lap of Luxury which is a dog spa offering warm water therapy using hydrotherapy pool.

The spa treatment is such that the dogs would certainly love it. Lane has been trained in canine aquatic therapy and has certification in small animal massage and bodywork. The pool at the Lap of Luxury is multi leveled and it’s in ground pool comes with gradual slope and is 5ft 6 at its deepest level. Even the concrete floor has been heated so that it feels good for the paw of the dog. For every session meditative music is played through the speaker system at the spa which helps your pet to relax.

Lap of Luxury was built from ground up and was created keeping in mind a stress free environment for dogs. Here the dogs don’t see each other while coming in and out of the sessions. Dogs enter the front reception area where they wait until their turn and leave through the back exit. This prevents dogs from getting stressed and amped.

Contact details:

Lap of Luxury

644 Pangborn Road

Lynden, WA 98264



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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Savor world’s most expensive breakfast at £22,000

Most of us would be able to digest this breakfast but I bet that very few of us would be able to digest its price. This is a coffee, croissant and cocktail breakfast created by the makers of Chambord. So what does this special breakfast comprise of:

Hand decorated bejewelled croissant covered in edible gold and diamonds
Kopi Luwak coffee washed down with a Chambord and champagne cocktail
Bar le Duc hand seeded redcurrant jam

The best thing is that the Chambord is served from a bottle of the liqueur encrusted with gold, diamonds and pearls worth $2.4 million and is topped up with Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque champagne.

If you are interested in this breakfast then you can order it on request out here.

Price: £22,000

Image and link source: telegraph

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tamlin & The Fall Miniaudieres: Artistic Luxury Handbag

Is this a handbag or a piece of artistic jewelry? Bound to confuse you, this is a handbag creation by Tamlin & The Fall. Made to order, this handbag is cast using a pound of precious metal.

In the picture above is the polished sterling silver shell version of the handbag with linings available in natural rattlesnake or matte black alligator. Its tassels are hand dyed feather and this exquisite creation from Miniaudiere comes in a handmade wooden box lined in deerskin.

Miniaudiere is also available in matte sterling, solid 18k polished gold or oxidized version. If you are interested in the handbag then get ready to shell out $19,800 onwards for this piece of creation.

image and link source: luxist

Fire and Cream: The Fiery Perfume from Alexandra Balahoutis

Fire and Cream, Ever heard of such a combination? May be not and keeping this uniqueness in mind Alexandra Balahoutis has launched her range of Strange Invisible Perfumes.

Fire and Cream is part of the Strange Invisible Perfume collection. This scent is created from natural botanical essences which are completely different from solvent perfumes being sold in the market. With a base of beverage quality organic grape alcohol and organic jojoba oil extract essences, Fire and Cream is bound to create an impact in the market. It comes with layers of earthy vetiver, patchouli with soft white lavender, sandalwood, spark of orange blossom and tuberose.

1.7 fl. Oz of this eau de parfum sells for $145.

image and link source: luxist

Friday, September 25, 2009

Blackberry becomes world’s most expensive phone

Ever thought that a Blackberry would sell for $200,366? Alexander Amosu has made that possible and created what it says is the world’s most expensive diamond encrusted Blackberry.

This personalized handset has been crafted in solid 18 carat yellow gold with 4,459 brilliant cut diamonds worth 28.43 carats adorning it. It comes inscribed with your name and you can also avail a 24-hour global concierge service. Only three handsets have been created and one of which has already been purchased by a client in Middle East.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The $500,000 wedding gown from David Tutera

I believe this is just the tip of an iceberg if you are looking for some pricey wedding gowns. This is the platinum wedding gown which was showcased at the David Tutera by Faviana wedding dress collection runway show on September 22 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

You must be wondering what is so special about this gown? It comes with ten feet of platinum chain, 33 carats of diamonds, 145.84 carats of aquamarine, white keshi pearls and adorned with a stunning white south sea pearl pendant suspended from platinum. It’s matched with platinum colored tulle veil and bouquet. Priced at $501,640, it can be purchased at Michael C. Fina at 545 Fifth Ave New York, NY if you are interested.

image and link source: luxist

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph Commemorative Edition: Get the Obama watch

Luxury good sales have nosedived in the recent past, all thanks to recession but the same cannot be said about Jorg Gray, high end luxury watch maker. Jorg Gray watch was gifted to US President Barack Obama by the Secret Service Agent on his 46th birthday. The agents had been looking for something good looking, rugged and highly accurate and for this reason Jorg Gray watched got a nod.

The 6500 Chronograph Commemorative Edition is only available at the Secret Service store with the agency logo on the front and sells for $325. It sports the date of Jan. 20, 2009 when President Barack Obama was sworn in as the president.

At $325, I would say it’s still a bargain.

image and link source: usnews

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Di Murini Spotlight Mastectomy Lingerie Collection: The Luxury Lingerie

If you are a woman who is rich and if you are looking for mastectomy bras then you would not go for something which is cheap. Keeping in mind the needs of rich women out there, Di Murini has launched its limited edition Spotlight mastectomy lingerie collection which comprises of Swarovski crystals adorned mastectomy bras.

The Spotlight mastectomy lingerie has been designed to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise money for charity Against Breast Cancer. The bras are priced at £1200 and 50% of the profits would go towards breast cancer research.

Siam Sparkle Bra

This is a red satin bra with over 1500 Swarovski crystals and is matched with matching briefs.

Night Sky Bra

The Night Sky Bra is available in clear midnight sky color and can be worn with high waisted trousers and sheer blouse.

image and link source: lussorian

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Diamond Encrusted Vintage Headphones

Check this only if you have deep pockets!! Here is a vintage headphone encrusted with diamonds and gemstones. This headphone weighing one kg was created as a part of image makeover of Elva Hsiao. Priced at S$13,000, these vintage headphones were decorated personally by Elva and stylists.

Definitely it could be a great possession to flaunt but may not be suited as a head gear since it weighs 1000 grams.

image and link source: yahoo

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Penthouses selling for $39 Million in Hong Kong

At a time when economy is reeling under recession and property prices are tumbling like pack of cards opposite seems to be happening in the land of Hong Kong. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd which is the largest developer in the world by market value has shot up the prices of two of its penthouses in Hong Kong by 50% to a record price of $9,700/sq ft as demand for luxury apartments has started to shoot up.

Each unit is being offered at a price of $39 million each covering a total of 4,000 square feet on three floors with an outdoor garden and swimming pool.

I just wonder why god gives all the money to just a few!!

image and link source: bloomberg

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wanna live next to Obama?

Good news for all those people who are big fans of US President Barack Obama and would like to live closer to him. Obama’s neighborhood property is up for sale. This is a 17 room, 6,000-square-foot home at 5040 South Greenwood in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood which is bang next to the Chicago residence of Barack Obama.

The owners Bill and Jacky Grimshaw haven’t decided on a price tag for the property and are seeking offers from the prospective buyers. A vetting process has been initiated for the interested buyers and property tours will be offered to them twice a week through early October.

People who are interested in this piece of history can check out further details out here.

image and link source: 5040 Greenwood

This is world’s most expensive dog!!

Rich people spend millions on jewelry, estate, cars, dresses but I have never heard about filthy rich people blowing their money away on dogs!! Strange but true, a Chinese women has gone ahead and purchased a Tibetan mastiff which has broken the record as world’s most expensive dog. He is 18 months old and is 80cm in height and was bought for £350,000.

A motorcade of thirty cars arrived at the airport to welcome the new member of the family apart from banners. Certainly gold and diamonds command a price but Tibetan mastiff don’t!!

link source: timesonline

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Louis Vuitton Cable Car Charm: An ideal gift for your love

Whoever has traveled to San Francisco must have talked about its cable cars which are a well recognized symbol of the city and in order to commemorate the reopening of its San Francisco store Louis Vuitton has recreated an 18kt gold cable car charm which comes studded with 55 diamonds, 12 yellow sapphires and 8 mandarin garnet. It is being sold in mini trunk case and can be an ideal gift for your loved ones.

Price: $10,000

image and link source: Louis Vuitton Review

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lamborghini Mattress: Stay closer to your dreams

There are some people who love their cars more than their lives and cant stop thinking about their baby even in their dreams therefore to ensure that auto freaks like these always remain closer to their dreams Magniflex brings to you the Lamborghini bed carrying the logo and color scheme of Canino Lamborghini. At the same time it also includes a complementary mattress in the same theme.

This queen sized Lamborghini mattress is priced at $1,999 and will be exhibited at the Las Vegas Furniture Market to be held between Sept. 14 to 19.

Now stay closer to your dreams!!

image and source: LATimes

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shagreen Rubik’s Cube: Luxury which only money can buy

Christmas is just a few months away and there are many luxury items for men on the anvil which only money can buy and as a part of its Christmas 09 catalogue British Luxury brand Alfred Dunhill has launched a Shagreen Rubik’s Cube which has been created from Stingray skin and is modeled on the 1974 invention of Erno Rubik.

The handmade cubes have been polished to one of six brilliant shades and you can have one for just £995.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vertu Ascent Ti Mixed Metal Collection Phone

If you have never owned a Vertu phone then count yourselves among the losers who call themselves part of the ‘luxury brigade’. Vertu has been the choice of the rich and famous ever since it was launched and continuing with its tradition of being available only to the elite class Vertu has launched its Mixed Metal collection for their Ascent Ti line of phones.

You need to check out its Knurled version which includes knurled rose gold side panels along with rose gold keys along with a specialized knurled rubber back. Its other version in titanium and gold comes with brushed titanium with yellow gold screws and knurled rubber back keys.

These Special Edition Vertu phones are available only at Vertu stores.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vamp NOS CD Player: The Midas Touch

Some things in life are better if they are enjoyed in the most luxurious fashion. Check out this top loading CD player from Vamp which comes with a smooth gold finish and its not just about looks, its about performance too.

This gold finish CD player comes with wooden side panels with a small front panel. It is available with a LCD display matched by basic indications with transport control buttons, set of unbalanced line level analog outputs, USB input and coaxial digital output. Vamp NOS CD Player includes height adjustable feet and is a wonderful product in terms of style and performance.

Priced at €5,500, it’s something which can only be afforded by the best of the best.

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Alfa Romeo MiTo Denim Collection: Luxury Jeans for a cause

If you have the money and want to put it for some good cause then go ahead and get yourself a pair of jeans from Alfa Romeo MiTo denim collection as the money collected from the sale would be used towards charitable causes. In this case the proceeds from the sale would go towards Jeans for Genes charity.

This is a limited edition skinny fit jean which comes with high quality leather waistband and Alfa Romeo red stitching. It also features DNA buttons which adjust the responsiveness of the accelerator, brakes and traction in order to suit different driving conditions.

Contribute to the cause by buying this limited edition jean at £75 a pair. You can get more information about how you can purchase the Alfa Romeo MiTo denim collection at

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Gresso Grand Monaco Flash Drive Collection: The Flashy Drives

If you want your flash drives to be really flashy then check out Grand Monaco Flash Drive Collection from Gresso. You can choose from their Double Security and Classic model.

The USB Flash Drive has been created from light weight titanium superalloy with case getting extra protection with high tech ceramic. They come with carbon inserts which have been touted by F1 engineers as the best material to be used in racing car body.

The Double Security USB drive retails for $500 and it includes twin flash drives with 32 GB memory capacity whereas the Classic USB which is available in a slim square shape retails for $200.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sam Crib: The luxury toy for your baby

Parents always wish for the best for their children and toy maker Muu shares the same thoughts. Converting these thoughts into reality, Muu has introduced Sam Crib, a convertible toy which comes with a customizable panel. The best thing about Sam Crib is that it can be converted into a toddler bed.

The entire collection comprises of twin bed, dresser and nightstand. It comes with a large bin and shelf and the design panels can be changed as per your mood. The whole collection sells for $1175 whereas the storage unit is priced at $495. A decent investment to keep your kids busy if you have the bucks!!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Poesy Bed: Lighten up your bedroom life

Now light up your bedroom life too!! Philippe Boulet, the revolutionary French designer has created an exclusive illuminated furniture collection to spark up your bedroom life. He has come up with Poesy Bed which can be termed as a mix of both old and new worlds. This is an imposing bed with subtle curves with striking head and feet boards.

It keeps on changing color as per your mood which could be bright pink one day, pale white other day and deep blue another day. Lighting of the bed can be easily programmed with the option of lowering luminous intensity for intimacy and you could even deactivate the lighting from footboard or headboard. One could even adjust the lighting so that when you wake up in the morning you are greeted by your favorite color.

The price is still not out so I believe it might cost a fortune to its takers but I feel it’s worth the price.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Matte Gold Audi R8

Cars like these can only be spotted in some of the richest countries in the world. This matte gold super car was spotted in oil rich capital of Dubai and its stealth like finish definitely makes it stand apart from the rest of the crowd.

I probably feel that some Sheikh of Dubai must be the owner of this gold plated Audi car. Owing an Audi and then getting it a golden look certainly must have cost a fortune to the owner of this golden machine.

image and link source: topspeed

Monday, August 24, 2009

A haircut for more than £15,000 for King of Brunei

There are some people like me who can afford to pay just a few bucks to get a haircut but on the other end there are some people who don’t mind spending loads of cash to get a simple haircut done.

Recently the Sultan of Brunei spent a whopping £15,000 to get a haircut done and flew his favorite barber all the way from London to Brunei for this purpose. Ken Modestu, the barber was escorted in a private luxury cabin worth £11,000 so that he didn’t contract swine flu from other passengers.

Ken has been the barber for the King of Brunei for the past sixteen years and is given luxury accommodation and food each time he comes for a haircut of the King which is usually every three to four weeks. For his services the king pays him a thick envelope of cash for every visit and its absolute luxury given that Ken gets paid £30 for each haircut he does.

Definitely it can be dubbed as the most luxurious haircut in the world!!

image and link source: timesonline

Friday, August 21, 2009

Meneghini Refrigerators: A combination of contemporary and retro styling

How about some Italian inspired fridges for your kitchen? Meneghini refrigerators are best known as Italian Antique Modern in aesthetics. This fridge which may not look elegant on the outside come with glass shelving, brass handles with hinges apart from some traditional detailing like portholes and clawfoot legs which make them stand apart from the crowd. The interiors of the fridge have been designed and manufactured by Liebherr and look truly a combination of contemporary and retro styling.

On the outside it is available in finishes such as walnut, cherry wood, mahogany, Lebanese cedar, chestnut and pine which enable it to become a part of your kitchen with ease. It even offers lacquered wood versions in over five hundred satin color finishes keeping in sync with the needs of your kitchen.

It retails for $10,000 and if price dampens your spirit then another reason to buy this fridge is that it is a favorite of Nigella Lawson. 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Caran d’Ache Lord Shiva Pens: Seeking Divine Intervention

Indian mythological figures are hugely popular in the Western world and in order to seek divine intervention in these tough times, Caran d’Ache, the Swiss pen maker has created 108 fountain pens and 55 roller pens as its tribute to Lord Shiva.

These handcrafted pens have been created in 800 solid silver and is a tribute to the Hindu god. It also includes an 18 carat gold nib highlighted with rhodium apart from top Wesselton VVS brilliant-cut diamond of 0.04 carat. It is also made of Agate cabochon cut semi precious stone.

The Shiva fountain pen is priced at $15,402 whereas the Shiva roller pen is priced at $14,060. May be keeping god closer to you might work wonders for your luck!!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Forget Viagra, Sex Pistol is here

Hey, no need to pop the blue pill when an ice cream can do the job for you. Here is Sex Pistol ice cream for you which includes natural stimulants such as arginine, biloba, ginkgo and guarana along with a shot being poured over the top. Served with a shot of absinthe in pink water it will only be available to customers over the age of 18.

The Sex Pistol ice cream is known to increase your energy levels and blood flow (you know which part I am referring to) and the results are so terrific that a single customer is eligible for only a single serving.

Sex Pistol ice cream is the creation of The Icecreamists and will only be available at the London department store Selfridges for £ 20 per portion. Sex Pistol Ice Cream will be launched on 10th September at the Ultralounge at Selfridges but the catch is it will only be available till November 1 so hurry up.

So if you would like to turn victorious chuck the blue pill and opt for the natural Sex Pistol Ice Cream. Let me know if it works wonder for you!! 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Montecristi Panama: Is this world’s most expensive hat?

Hats have always been associated with royalty and in continuing with the tradition here is the Montecristi Panama, the worlds finest hat which is available for only $100,000. The Montecristi Panamas are known to be created from extremely fine toquilla straw and this job can only be done in Ecuador.

The master weaver Simón Espinal created this hat and it took him complete five months to make it a reality. Another five artisans were involved in preparing and finishing the hat which took them another couple of weeks to do it. Weighing less than an ounce this hat is as thin as a piece of stationery. If you are interested you can contact the Brentblack company for one of the finest hats in the world.

image and link source: luxist

Michael Jackson portrait up for sale, need millions of $$$ for it

It was the death of fallen Michael Jackson which brought him back into limelight again and in order to cash on it a 1984 portrait by Andy Warhol of the late singer Michael Jackson is being put for auction at New York.

This portrait was commissioned by TIME Magazine as a mark of celebration for the record sales of Michael Jackson’s album Thriller. This 30 x 26 inches portrait of Michael Jackson will be auctioned off in New York with the starting bidding price at £500,000.

I think it will find a lot of takers and the bidding price would definitely zoom past millions of dollars when it goes under the hammer.

Image and link source: telegraph

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sarah Palin autographed Xbox 360 Pro available for $1.1 million

Does anybody remember Sarah Palin? Yes, she is the same women who lost the race in the vice presidential race. Now in order to get back into public memory Sarah Palin’s autographed Xbox 360 Pro is available for bidding on eBay starting at $1.1 million by a man who seems to be her only fan.

Any crazy collector out there willing to fork out $1.1 million for Sarah Palin’s autographed Xbox 360 Pro? I hope somebody does so that she can once again stand as a candidate for presidential elections of 2012.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Enjoy your tea with world’s most expensive tea bag

Just look at this shining tea bag, this is being dubbed as the world’s most expensive tea bag as it is studded with a whopping 280 diamonds and is worth £7,500. This tea bag was created to commemorate the 75th birthday of PG Tips but unfortunately you cannot bid for it as it was donated to a charity auction for Manchester Childrens’ Hospital in England.

I must tell you it really looks fabulous!!

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Wispa Gold: World’s Most Expensive Chocolate Bar

Can somebody please buy me this world's most expensive chocolate bar? This is Wispa Gold, the gold leaf covered special edition selling at £961.48. This marvelous chocolate bar is covered in edible gold leaf and enclosed in gold leaf wrapper.

This caramel filled chocolate was launched in 1995 and was discontinued in 2003 but will be available for sale again for a limited period from September 14. I can still feel its taste when I used to eat it as a kid.

I don’t have so much of money so I will wait for is 55p version. 

image and link source: metro

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Star of India: World’s Costliest Car??

I was looking for a second car for myself and accidentally I came across what could become the costliest car in the world. Hans-Günther Zach who runs the celebrated marque in Mühlheim/Main, Germany plans to sell his jewel in the crown the Star of India. This is a 1934 Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental All-Weather Convertible custom made for the Maharaja of Rajkot.

If everything goes well then it would fetch a whopping €10 million and if my calculations are correct then it would be touted as the world’s costliest car. So if you are a die hard Rolls Royce fan then you cannot miss out on it!!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Exotic Louis Vuitton Monogram VIP Chopsticks Set for your noodle lunch

Looking for some exotic chopsticks to eat your favorite Chinese noodles? Check this Louis Vuitton Monogram VIP Chopsticks Set created from fine rosewood and comes with LV Monograms engraved on it.

This Louis Vuitton Monogram VIP Chopsticks Set has been hand polished and comes with Monogram Plexi-glass, hinged presentation box. The set of four chopsticks is available for $450.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Aquaplus Zenith Showerhead with spa like experience

Honestly I have never paid attention to my bathroom and it still continues with the shower installed by my parents but a look at the Zenith shower head makes me feel to redo my bathroom as soon as possible.

This ultra modern Zenith showerhead from Aquaplus is created from distinctive solid surface material which can be easily cleaned, repaired and is highly ergonomic. The Zenith showerhead is available in Circle, Oval and Quadra forms and it even comes with chromotherapy lighting option which will create a spa like experience in your bathroom. It has been created from Scene which is a unique solid surface material that can be easily cleaned and repaired. It is priced at $3995.83 for white and $4422.49 for black color respectively.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Sayn Apple iphone Limited Diamond Deluxe Edition

Owing an Apple iPhone is still considered to be a prized possession and what if you are given an option for Apple iPhone caste in gold and brilliant cut diamonds. Check this Apple iPhone limited Diamond deluxe Edition from Sayn Design crafted in 24k gold which comes with a Sayn Design crown draped in 18k gold. The crown is bejeweled with brilliant cut diamonds of 0.20 carat each. Even the Apple logo is milked with 18k pure gold. A total of 53 diamonds have been used which are 0.50 carat. Covering of gilding is nano technology surface which ensures shiny gold surface remains intact.

Carrying the Made in Germany tag, this Apple iPhone comes in a crafted wooden box with a certificate backing its authenticity. Only 500 pieces will be produced of this wonder of the world and will be priced at $8500.

image and tip courtesy: sayndesign

Get the Gucci Gold Cufflinks to complement your attire

No man’s attire is complete without cufflinks and there is nothing better than designer gold cufflinks to complement your attire. Check these sober cufflinks in 18 carat yellow gold which was launched by Gucci with their logo embossed on it.

Priced at $1640 these luxury cufflinks can set you apart from the rest of the crowd as they are certainly a style statement.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Jawbone: The ultimate Bluetooth headset

Looking for a Bluetooth headset which makes you stand apart from the rest of the crowd? This is Jawbone, designed by Yves Behar and this cell phone accessory is not just a piece of technology but also an artistic piece. It has already won several awards including the Mobile Choice award for best bluetooth headset due to its great voice clarity technology which makes it stand apart from its competitors.

Have a look at the features of Jawbone Bluetooth Headset:
• Military-grade NoiseAssassin™ technology eliminates real-world noise like busy streets, pub chatter and airports, and blocks out as much as 90% of the noise transmitted by other headsets
• 50% smaller than the original award-winning Jawbone - a top-selling Bluetooth headset in the US
• Designed to look and feel luxurious, using premium materials including medical grade plastic, Jawbone is a stylish accessory that fits your lifestyle
• Weight: 10 grams
• Talk Time: Over 4 hours
• Standby Time: Over 8 days
• Range: Up to 10 metres
• Charge: 80% charge in 35 minutes, 100% charge in < 1 hour
• Colors: Black ⁄ Silver ⁄ Rose Gold
• Supports Bluetooth® 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0

It’s priced at $127 and I feel it’s worth it!!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Own a wine book for $1 million!!

Attention all you wine connoisseurs!! Here comes a wine book which will be available in spring 2010 at a price of just $1 million. It will be listing world’s top hundred wineries in this wine book. Besides this wine opus you would also be eligible to receive six bottle case of wine from each of the hundred wineries listed. Published by Kraken Opus, only hundred copies of the book are being created as twenty five have already been pre ordered along with a number of copies being set aside for auction.

If you love this wine then you cannot miss on this wine book.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Avenue Princesse Grace: World’s most expensive street

If you are filthy rich and plan to blow away your money then there is no better place than Avenue Princesse Grace to achieve it. Avenue Princesse Grace in Monaco is being dubbed as world’s most expensive street where by forking out $120,000 you can purchase only a square metre of prime real estate property.

At the moment a 334 square metre four bedroom penthouse is selling for $50 million at an asking price of $149,000 per square metre which does not include a 220 square metre terrace.

A year ago when the prices were booming a square metre of property was available at a rate of $190,000. $120,000 per square metre still seems a bargain to me!!

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Friday, July 17, 2009

S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 Champagne Lighter: For your classy cigarettes

You smoke exclusive cigarettes and cigars then why not own an exclusive lighter for that purpose. Check this S.T. Dupont's new Ligne 2 Champagne lighter which has been created from 18-carat white gold and studded with 468 brilliant-cut diamonds priced at $79,000.

If you need one more reason to buy it then I must tell you that ST Dupont pieces have been used by James Bond in the movie Casino Royale. Only 352 pieces of this special lighter have been created. It is available in following colors:

Solid Gold
Champagne Rose
White Solid Gold

Image and link source
: justluxe