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DESIGN
2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost
by Sue Mead Launched in 2009 as a slightly smaller luxury model within the Rolls-Royce line-up, the Ghost is positioned below the flagship Phantom. It rocketed the marque—known for opulence and magnificence—to “verticalized success,” as Rolls-Royce...
CULTURE
Real Fake Nudes: Custom Illustrations by Ben Hammond
Berlin-based British portraitist Ben Hammond is a freelance illustrator whose portfolio includes expert works for various clients, but we have totally fallen for his Real Fake Nudes. Essentially creating pseudo-portraits, Hammond can be commissioned...
TECH
Hotelied
Zeev Sharon wrote in his elementary school yearbook, "I will own hotels one day." While he doesn't own a hotel yet, his passion for travel and years of experience in the hospitality industry has resulted in creating new travel startup Hotelied—with...
TRAVEL
Booking.com
Playfully dubbed "planet Earth's #1 accommodations site," Booking.com has been an essential travel tool in Europe for over a decade, and it's now quickly gaining momentum stateside with its unique approach to customer service and humorous TV commercials...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Customizable Gifts
Some people are born with the gift-giving gene—year after year they nail it with pitch-perfect presents for everyone on their list. Whether it comes naturally for you or not, you can still please your nearest and dearest by giving thoughtful...
TECH
Wantful
Options for online gift-giving are by no means scarce. Going beyond the basics of easy browsing and affordable shipping, CEO John Poisson founded Wantful with the intention of making the process even more intuitive, creating a rare blend of curated...
STYLE
Bottega Veneta Initials
Bottega Veneta joined the personalization club today with the launch of their Initials line at a five day pop up shop within their Milan showroom during the city's busy design fair, and online through a specialized Initials site. Their trademark...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting 2011 Gift Guide
The holiday season is here, and after another year of sifting through the latest innovations in design, technology, art, style and culture, we have picked our favorites for the annual Cool Hunting Gift Guide. From Bjørg Nordli-Mathisen's sleek...
STYLE
Custom Silk Corner
Hermès, already known for their timeless silk scarves, launched their new Custom Silk Corner today, making the iconic accessory even more of an heirloom. Perfect for Mother's Day or to commemorate any special event, the service allows customers...
DESIGN
Paper Weaving Card Set
Sending someone special a card may seem gracious enough these days, but Present & Correct's latest Paper Weaving Card Set really ups the charm with easy tools for constructing a personalized pattern in addition to undoubtedly endearing messages...
TECH
Daytum iPhone App
To keep better tabs on all those New Year's resolution pounds you promised to lose or miles you want to run, Daytum's new iPhone app offers their personal data tracking service in a concise mobile form. Daytum allows you to document your life one...
TRAVEL
Wanderfly
Simplifying the art of travel planning, the new website Wanderfly helps people choose an adventure best suited to their interests. Co-founder Evan Schneyer, who was personally frustrated with online user experience, explains they created Wanderfly...
DESIGN
Letterheady
Before email signatures and customized Twitter themes, people wanting to make an impression with correspondence turned to the gloriously idiosyncratic and oft-outrageous personal insignia stamped onto letters. Letterheady, a new website from writer...
STYLE
Alexander West Shirts
A former banker, Alexander West is no stranger to the button-down shirt. After finding a lack of smartly designed, nicely tailored shirts on the market he took it upon himself to create them. While he's not doing shirts for women (yet), West took...
STYLE
Lucid New York Jewelry
Inspired by a Dali sculpture of Alice in Wonderland at Montmartre in Paris, Anna Sabino's cutout series of necklaces entitled Dreaming are for women who love feeling like a girl with elegant but dainty charms such as those pictured above. Of...
DESIGN
Les Ateliers Ruby: Custom Helmets
Most any style geek will recognize Les Ateliers Ruby as the brand that's made the motorcycle helmet an object of desire. Earlier this year, founder Jerôme Costes' flagship collection, Pavillon, was popping up on most every design-conscious...
CULTURE
Moo NoteCards
Bringing digital photos to print, Moo's newest product also encourages offline correspondence. Much like their original mini cards, Moo prints images uploaded from a Flickr, Bebo or Habbo account (or directly through their site) onto a square...
TECH
Saved Tattoo Laser Laptops
Until now custom laser detailing on sneakers and gadgets was reserved for those lucky enough to make their way into Nike's Lasarium. But at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, tattooist Scott Campbell will laser a design onto your laptop. For $200, you...
CULTURE
Seth Balliett: Paper to Canvas
Graphic Designer Seth Balliett has just launched an online gallery dedicated to his highly unique textural portraits (click on the images above for a larger view). By applying personal elements from the subject's life (such as fabric swatches...
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