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Top 10 Most Luxury Brands in 2009-2013

Last year was rough for luxury brands. While mass fashion labels and retailers began to feel the effects of the recession as early as 2007, luxury retailers were isolated for a bit longer. Those circumstances made 2009 a challenge.

That’s why very few gained value on Millward Brown Optimor‘s annual list of the World’s Most Powerful Brands. (A little background: Millward Brown is part of WPP, a massive company that’s made up of a bunch of advertising firms, including Grey and Ogilvy & Mather. Optimor does brand analysis for many of these firms.) Read more…

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Posted by confirmations - February 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

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Toilets: 14 luxury , famous and eccentric seats

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When asked to list essential, life-enhancing furniture around the home, there are not many people who would include their toilet. However, remove it from their home and they’d be aware of it in a very short time. The humblest seat in the house is also the most vital. For that reason, let us celebrate the ingenuity, creativity and widespread influence of modern toilets  – because to build the ideal home, you really should start at the bottom.

One-Way Public Toilet

(Images via: MSN and Tension Not).

First up, some public toilet designs that you might see moving indoors sometime soon. This design by Monica Bonvicini uses one-way glass to create the unsettling illusion that you’re performing your ablutions in full view of the whole world. If you can fight down the feeling that surely somebody can see you with your pants round your ankles, it’s a fascinating (and deeply weird) way to watch the world go by.

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Posted by confirmations - February 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

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Luxury Spectacular Castle & Old Palace Hotels

When it comes to romance, luxury and living a dream come true, it’s hard to top a night in a castle – well, unless it’s two nights. These 15 exquisite castle hotels offer us regular folks the chance to live like kings and queens; all it takes is a reservation. Best of all, checking out will only cost you the contents of your wallet – not your head.

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Posted by confirmations - February 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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Famous Rolex of H.R.H. Prince Bernhard for auction

Prince Bernhard (1911-2004), member of the Dutch Royal Family, was an avid Rolex wearer. Dutch magazine Quote published an article in their March edition about the auction of this particular Rolex Date. Christie’s in Amsterdam will auction this Rolex Date on the 3rd of April 2007. Maarten van Gijn, Public Relations & Marketing of Christie’s, mailed the picture below and stated that we could use it for this blog. I am curious why the Royal Family is auctioning this watch, in my opinion it should be on one of the wrists of his grand childeren. Anyway, according to Quote Magazine, it will fetch around 3000 Euro.

Photo by Christie's Amsterdam

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Posted by confirmations - January 29, 2009 at 2:12 am

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Josh Pyke’s famous Guitar Boat

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Last year we brought you a cool Guitar Boat commissioned by Australian singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. Now, the artist is auctioning off his guitar boat featured in the video for his song “Make You Happy” to help fund the Indigenous Literacy Charity. The boat will be listed on eBay from February 2, with the majority share of the auction going to the event “Busking For Change” that Pyke is launching in conjunction with the Indigenous Literacy Project. Pyke says that seeing the guitar boat clip spread around the world has been one of the main reasons of releasing this album, and now its charm will go toward helping a cause he is passionate about. The auction will end on February 12. The boat that emulates his guitar deserves to be called the height of creativity, and I am sure that the well-heeled people from all around the world will be making a bee-line to participate in the auction to call higher bids.

from: Musicradar/Undercover

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Posted by confirmations - January 24, 2009 at 12:52 am

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Adidas celebrates 60th anniversary with blinged out Diamond Pack

Setting up a milestone year for the company, Adidas is celebrating its 60th anniversary of being in the fashion world. Having already started an enormous campaign featuring iconic personalities from the world of fashion, music and sports, the brand with the three stripes unveils the “Diamond Pack” that includes the classic Superstar model and a T-shirt. The classic sneakers are blinged out with six 0.2K diamonds on the lateral side of each foot of the shoe. Read more…

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Posted by confirmations - January 24, 2009 at 12:52 am

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They failed to sell Saddam’s yacht

The 269-foot yacht that once belonged to Saddam Hussein has failed to sell. It had been in Greece for maintenance work.

Despite features including a missile launcher and operating theatre, no-one was willing to pay $30m for the 82m (270ft) Basrah Breeze. Brokers warned that the Arabesque decor would not suit all tastes.
The yacht, was done… Read more…

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Posted by confirmations - January 24, 2009 at 12:48 am

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