Maurice Lacroix Starside Watches

1 04 2008

Maurice Lacroix Starside Watches

Maurice Lacroix has unveiled the romantic designs in their Starside series in advance of the Baselworld watch show.

The Maurice Lacroix Starside Eternal Moon has a 38mm stainless steel case and sapphire crystals. The watch shows hours, minutes and seconds indication with hands, date indication with central hand, weekday and month indication in windows at 5 and 7 o’clock, moon phase indication with disc at 12 o’clock. The softly beautiful dial is lacquered in pink and black or beige and black, set with 32 diamonds with a metallized sapphire crystal for moon phase indication.

The Maurice Lacroix Starside Magic Seconds has a 38mm stainless steel case with a bezel and crown set with with 65 Top Wesselton diamonds. The movement is the automatic caliber ML161 with 31 jewels and the dial is white mother-of-pearl and silver color or lacquered in dark blue and silver color, set with 30 diamonds.

The Maurice Lacroix Starside Sparkling Date with In-House Complications is a limited edition of 250 pieces. The movement is the automatic caliber ML127 with 30 jewels with special complications module designed in-house by ML. It has an indication of hours and minutes, retrograde date indication with diamond in a shaped window at 6 o’clock, moon phase indication with eccentric disc revealed by a cabochon of moonstone at 3 o’clock. The 38mm case is 8K white gold and the bezel and lugs are set with 82 Top Wesselton diamonds. The crown set with 9 diamonds and the dial is lacquered in purple and black. [via Luxist]

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The Nautilus House: Live In A Giant Designer Snail Shell

1 04 2008

Live In A Giant Designer Snail Shell

The Nautilus House is a cartoon-like combination of bright vibrant colors and a gigantic shell-shaped design. It’s a real house, located in Mexico City and occupied by a young couple and their two small children. Not only does the Nautilus House look like a giant work of art, but because it’s built from a mix of chicken wire and concrete (among other things) and takes cues from a Nautilus shell (hence the name) it’s also an earthquake-proof and maintenance-free structure. And that’s always handy.

The inside decor is all about smooth rounded surfaces, rich colors, and greenery all over the place. And although the home is surrounded by Mexico City on 3 sides, the West side has most of the windows and faces out to a beautiful view of the mountains.

I really like it, but for anything other than a vacation home it might get old — living in this house must make a person feel like they’re in a tropical version of Whoville. [via Luxist]





Bentley S3 E Design Concept

25 03 2008

Bentley S3 E design concept

This is what happens when you dream up an idea that combines a vintage Bentley S3’s coachwork and chassis with a 300-horsepower BMW 4.4L V8, a ZF 5-speed auto, a custom dual exhaust, and a deluxe interior with all the modern amenities. Tweak the look to give it the feel of a late-model Bentley, add 20-inch forged wheels, slam it to the ground and you have Arturo Alonso’s Bentley S3 E design concept. Word is, Alonso and his team at Bentley Boys USA will build three of the cars over 8-month intervals to sell at $150K a pop. More photos here.

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Buy Scott Storch’s Yacht on eBay

23 03 2008

Buy Scott Storch’s Yacht on eBay

Whenever a celebrity tries to sell something expensive on eBay there’s always speculation as to motives, but here’s a case where it’s pretty obvious what the deal is: music producer Scott Storch is short on cash. He’s selling his yacht, called “Tiffany,” on eBay for well under its $20 million value (per Rolling Stone magazine) because apparently he can’t afford to keep it anymore. As of right now it’s going for just under $1,000,000. What a deal.

I’m no eBaying expert but I’m not sure it’s such a great sales technique to display in big bold letters “THE BOAT IS BEING SOLD UNDER DISTRESS ,OWNER BOUGHT HER AND NOW GOT SHORT ON MONEY.” Seems more than a little on the tacky side, and hardly inspires the celebrity “cool” factor that might help it sell for more.

UPDATE: Bidding has ended at $1,000,101, that’s a fair amount of cash but not enough to meet the reserve, looks like Storch is going to have to try again. A new bidding war has begun and is at 2.5 million.





Thomas Wylde Colossus Scorpion Bag

23 03 2008

Thomas Wylde Colossus Scorpion Bag

This Thomas Wylde Colossus Scorpion Bag is for those who want something that is not only crisp and bright for spring but also has a bit of an edge to it. Two large scorpions formed from jewels and studs hang somewhat quietly (it takes a second to see what they are) onto the side of the distressed finish white lambskin leather, and it gets a few more “bad” points from large pointed studs on either side and a quilted scorpion print lining. Plus it has a chunky gold chain shoulder strap, magnetic closure, a nameplate on the back, and a flat leather base. $2500.

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Golden Macs, A Dream Come True

19 03 2008

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Looking for a company to your golden Zune 2 or iPod shuffle and Nintendo DS?

Golden Macs

This mod from Computer Choppers includes a full 24-karat gold plating of Macbook Pro case.

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All the cost is around $1200 and $1500. For a bit extra, they’ll customize the Apple logo cutout with a custom design of your choice. Also, goes nice with diamond-encrusted iPhone. Check out the Computer Choppers website for more photos.

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