Luxury

Image: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum has added a recently discovered piece of artwork to the catalogue of the artist. The piece depicts a man hunched over in apparent exhaustion.  The announcement of the new discovery came via a press conference held by the museum. Titled, “Study for Worn Out”, the piece is
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Image: Kering Four years after Gucci declared it would never use fur in its products again, parent company Kering has officially banned the material across all its labels. Kering’s ban on fur is not out of place as there has been a broader shift in the luxury sector as a whole, which has seen a
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In its 59th edition of Salone del Mobile, or Supersalone 2021, the world has descended on the largest furniture exhibition in Milan, Italy. While big furniture brands showcased their offerings, fashion brands also had their fair share of pomp and circumstance. Here are some of the leading brands in fashion for Milan Design Week which
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Image: Wartski The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum announced that it has acquired the long-lost Fabergé Third Imperial Egg. It will go on display at their exhibition titled, “Fabergé: Romance to Revolution”. The egg went missing in 1964 after being sold in an auction in New York. It later then popped up at a Midwest
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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, the archetype of the divers’ watch, epitomises the historic link between Rolex and underwater exploration. In 1969, Rolex unveiled the Submariner Date, a version of the model with a date function. Image: Rolex Inscribed on every dial of an Oyster, Perpetual means so much more than a self-winding watch movement.
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Image: Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce has joined the race for sustainable jetting with “Spirit of Innovation”, the company’s new electric aircraft. “Spirit of Innovation” took over two years of research and development, and recently completed its maiden flight in the UK. The historic event kicked off at the UK Ministry of Defense’s Boscombe Down testing facility in
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Image: Steffen Jahn Tim Bengel has created the world’s most expensive “avocado toast” and will be showcasing it tomorrow (September 16), for Berlin Art Week. The sculpture, named “Who Wants To Live Forever?”, is pure gold and estimated at US$3 million. Using a real avocado toast as a template, the 29-year-old artist 3D-scanned 27 individual
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Image: Lürssen The Flying Fox is the world’s largest superyacht available for charter — and it’s drop-dead gorgeous. It currently sits on Monaco-based Imperial’s fleet of charter yachts, and was built by German yacht maker, Lürssen. The 136m-gargantuan towers 32m above the waterline and can accommodate up to 22 guests and 54 crew members. The
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Image: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Foundation From today (September 20) until October 3, the Arc de Triomphe will be wrapped in 25,000 square metres of fabric. The large-scale project was a longstanding vision of the late artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude.  After three months of construction, the landmark built in Napoleon’s reign has been completely concealed in
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Image: Unsplash Certain activities may be causing your feet pain, one of the most hardworking parts of your body. If you’re unaware of them, it’s best to educate yourself as soon as you can, as they can cause a slew of problems. Learn more about these unhealthy practices by reading on. Wearing Shoes Without Socks
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Image: Anton Afganial Anton Afganial, an award-winning artist based in Indonesia, is having a solo exhibition from September 14 to October 4, 2021. The exhibition explores the concept of Nature vs Nurture. Juxtaposing the natural and what is formed through shaping and forging.  The debate on Nature vs Nurture has been around for centuries, dating
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Image: Samsung The month of September holds a special meaning for smartphone enthusiasts because this is when many companies push out their new models for the year. From the much anticipated Apple Keynote event where Apple unveiled the new iPhone 13 lineup to Samsung’s release of the Galaxy Z models, there is a lot to
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Image: Kenzo Kenzo has appointed Nigo as its new artistic director, from September 20. The news comes after Felipe Oliviera Baptista’s departure earlier this year. He will be the first Japanese designer to join the fashion house since Kenzo Takada resigned from his namesake label in 1999.  In an official statement, the CEO and Chairman
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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer was born at the top of the world and developed in collaboration with legendary mountaineers. Since then, the watch has constantly evolved to meet explorers’ needs, each time becoming more robust and easier to read. Image: Rolex Whether you seek adventure at the deepest depths of the oceans or at
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Image: Resorts World Sentosa Mid-Autumn Festival is less than two weeks away (21 September) and this traditional Chinese festival is a family affair often celebrated with palate-cleansing Chinese tea, lanterns and mooncakes. Legend has it that mooncakes helped to free Yuan China from Mongol rule after rebels organised an uprising by passing messages hidden in
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Image: Vejlemuseerne A man in the Danish countryside has discovered a stash of 1,500-year-old gold treasure with just a metal detector. The cache offered more than two pounds of gold, according to the Vejlemuseerne, the museum consortium in Vejle, Denmark.  The treasure trove was found in a town called Vindelev, about 240 kilometres from Copenhagen.
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Image: Pen Heaven For an everyday object that is so minuscule, the pen is a subtle sign of luxury and lavishness. Luxury is all about details, and every little bit counts; subtle elements can elevate your style by showcasing superior craftsmanship and the mighty pen is the perfect accessory for the job.  Everyone from James
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