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Tomahawk, moto più costosa del mondo da Dodge

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Dodge Tomahawk

Con un prezzo dichiarato dalla casa d’aste Bonhams di 550.000 dollari, la Dodge Tomahawk è stata definita ufficialmente come la moto più costosa del mondo.
La moto, progettata come concept dalla prestigiosa casa automobilistica statunitense americana ed esposta all’evento North American International Auto Show del 2003, è stata poi venduta a 9 dei clienti più affezionati della casa per il prezzo sopra citato.
Una delle caratteristiche che contribuiscono a rendere questa moto una delle più costose ed esclusive al mondo, oltre al suo telaio praticamente mai visto su una due ruote con quattro ruote sterzanti, è sicuramente la velocità massima che, secondo quanto dichiarato dalla casa, arriverebbe a ben 460 km/h.

Fonte: GoLook.it

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California, villa extra-lusso di Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Quella che vedete nelle foto di questo articolo è la villa extra-lusso dell’ex governatore della California Arnold Schwarzenegger, ora tornato di nuovo al cinema dopo una lunga pausa di carriera.
Dopo aver vissuto per molti anni con la sua famiglia all’interno di questa dimora, infatti, Arnold ha deciso di concedere ai più esigenti in cerca di una residenza da star, la sua favolosa proprietà, da lui acquistata nel 1986 insieme ai 2,5 ettari di terreno circostante.
La villa in questione è adesso in vendita al prezzo di 23 milioni di dollari, con all’interno tutti i comfort e gli arredi che per anni sono stati in grado di deliziare il famoso Arnold; nella parte esterna della villa, inoltre, il tutto è disposto come un vero e proprio residence di lusso, con campo da golf, campo da tennis, salone all’aperto e piscina. Insomma, questa proprietà immobiliare è una vera reggia.

Fonte: GoLook.it

Eau d’Eté, seconda essenza in armonia con la nuova stagione estiva di Miss Grant

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Miss Grant ha presentato la scorsa settimana la sua seconda essenza, nata in completa armonia con la nuova stagione estiva in arrivo a giugno: Eau d’Eté. Una fragranza dal forte impatto emotivo, una sorta di forte abbraccio, ricco di morbidezza e dolcezza. Dopo N°1 Miss Grant, la maison le cui creazioni sono caratterizzate da uno stile bon ton chi, torna a inebriare i nasi fini con il suo nuovo profumo.

Fonte: VM-Mag

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Benetti Yachts, celebrating 140 years of Italian excellence

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Benetti is one of the oldest builders of luxury motor yachts in the world.
Established by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873, the company began life building wooden boats used for local and international trade. After the death of Lorenzo, his two sons Gino and Emilio took over the management of the boatyard. They changed its name to Fratelli Benetti and quickly built up a reputation that extended far beyond the Mediterranean.
After the second world war, with the disappearance of commercial sailing vessels built from wood, Benetti changed direction and began producing pleasure craft made from steel. Then in the early 1960s the boatyard produced its first luxury mega yachts.
Since 1980 the fleet has included big motor yachts in the 30 to 60 meter range and beyond, not least the famous 86-meter ‘Nabila’.
In 1985 the Boatyard was acquired by the celebrated Turin-based boat builder Azimut Yacht, which brought in new management and transformed Benetti into the modern, technologically advanced reality we know today: a forward-looking and innovative boatyard, but also one that proudly retains its traditional values of experience, skill and a passion for fine craftsmanship.
In fact, for Benetti, building yachts means carrying on the tradition of innovation, style and quality that has shaped the company’s approach and culture. It means continuing to diversify production in order to satisfy the increasingly complex needs expressed by Owners throughout the world.
Benetti has a time-honoured tradition in yacht building. After abandoning wood and being the first to realise the potential of composite materials for the production of megayachts, as early as the 1960s it made the transition from metal boats to the steel and aluminium.
Today Benetti utilizes these materials, alone or combined, to design and build full-custom displacement and semi-displacement motor yachts in a broad variety of lengths from 93 feet to 90+ meters. These truly tailor made vessels embody the Owner’s idea of what a yacht should be, while retaining the Benetti family-feeling that is a natural expression of the finest Italian style and timeless elegance. This production capacity, united with world class quality, fanatical attention to detail and a perfect end result, have made Benetti a world leader and an Italian luxury yacht icon.
Over the years the shipyard has grown and changed, not following but anticipating the times. Once the Fratelli Benetti boatyard was famous for building three-masted wooden schooners for commercial use. Today Benetti motor yachts turn heads at the world’s most famous and exclusive ports of call. Stylish, exclusive and extremely well-crafted, Benetti yachts are well established at the height of Italian Excellence.
This year will not only be the 140th anniversary of Benetti, it will be also the 10th anniversary of the acquisition of the Livorno Shipyard bought from the Orlando family. We plan a dense calendar of events culminating next June in Portofino with a very exclusive week-end together with our clients from all over the world. Owners that does not come to us to buy a ready made yacht, but to construct one together with us in order to fully express their personality and live a genuine rapport with the sea. Clients who approach us with ideas and expectations that are a challenge and a continuous stimulus and when we meet their brief and make every detail perfect with no concessions to compromise, their success becomes ours. This level of quality and passion are the only route to our next 140 years of success”. – commented Ing Vincenzo Poerio – Benetti’s Ceo.
140 years of history, close to 300 boats built, over 300,000 sq mt of production facilities at six shipyards in Italy (Viareggio, Livorno and Fano), 34 yachts under construction at present time including a 90-meter mega yacht.
These facts and figures unambiguously demonstrate the momentum of Benetti’s growth and Clients’ unrestrained confidence in the brand.
It is a success story confirmed by the last “Global Order Book” that awarded Azimut|Benetti Group as the “largest builder in the world for custom yachts over 24 meters” for the thirteenth year in a row.
TIMELINE
1873 – 1987
-1873 Lorenzo Benetti (1844-1914) buys the shipyard Darsena Lucca and establishes the shipyard Benetti which he directs for the next forty years, assisted by his sons Gino and Emilio towards the end of his tenure.
-1873/1904 Lorenzo Benetti launches over 30 vessels: 5 schooners, 3 tartans’, 13 brigantines, 8 navicellis’, and 3 cutters.
-1910 Lorenzo Benetti secures state authorization to build his second shipyard in the Darsena Italia, where the registered office is still found today.
-1914 With Lorenzo’s death, Gino and Emilio rename the shipyard Fratelli Benetti and continue their father’s business.
-1927 After Gino Benetti’s passing, his sons Giuseppe and Virgilio take his place, while Emilio’s sons Maurizio and Bertani assist their father.
-1873/1935 The Benetti shipyards launch over 100 sailing vessels: 21 schooners, 3 tartans’, 63 brigantines, 12 navicellis’,, 7 cutters, and 6 barkentines.
-1941 The Benetti shipyard launches “Maria”, pioneering the first steel hulled, diesel vessel. Maurizio and Bertani manage the project.
-1954 The Benetti shipyard is split into two branches: “Fratelli Benetti shipyard”, specializing in the construction of sail and motor leisure craft, and “M&B Benetti shipyard”, dedicated solely to the construction of commercial vessels.
-1963 With Emilio Benetti’s death, the management of the Fratelli Benetti shipyard is handed down to his nephew Giuseppe and Giuseppe’s youngest son, Lorenzo. The latter, making the previous generation’s legacy his own, will later become a protagonist in the sector of international luxury yacht construction.
-1978 The Benetti shipyard launches “Vanina”. Designed to win the Admiral’s Cup by the American naval architect Scott Kaufman for an Italian owner, “Vanina” is the first of a long line of sailing and motor yachts.
-1979 “Nabila” is launched. With exquisite interiors, she is 86 meters long and displaces 2,465 tons. Designed by Jon Bannenberg for Adnan Kashoggi, “Nabila” becomes the most famous yacht of her time.
-1985 The owner and president of Azimut, Paolo Vitelli, takes over the “Fratelli Benetti shipyard” and renames it “Benetti shipyard”.
-1987 The Benetti shipyard launches “Rima”, the first vessel built under the new Azimut management. Designed for a client from the Middle East, her interiors are designed by Terrence Disdale. Even with her steel hull, “Rima” is quite fast.
1988 – 2001
-1988 The Benetti shipyard builds the “Azimut Atlantic Challenger” to attempt the Blue Riband trophy for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic.
-1994 Launch of the first 45 meter “Ambrosia”. With a Chinese owner, she is the brainchild of exterior architect Stefano Natucci and interior designer François Zuretti, the most extraordinary yacht built by Benetti up until then.
-1995 Launch of “Golden Bay”, the first of a series of 50 meter yachts to be built by the yard.
-1998 Partial acquisition of the Moschini shipyard in Fano and launch of the first Benetti Classic 35 meter, “Stella Fiera”.
-1999 Building of new offices in Viareggio and vast enlargement of the construction facilities.
-2000 Launch of “Reverie”: at 70 meters, she is the second biggest vessel ever built by the yard. Azimut buys the ex Lusben Craft 41,000 sq. meter yard in Viareggio harbor.
2002 – 2012
-2002 Launch of “Patricia”, the first Vision 45. The acquisition of the Moschini yard in Fano is fulfilled. The third “Ambrosia” is commissioned; at 65 meters, she is the first yacht in the world to use ABB’s Azipod, a state of the art diesel- electric propulsion system.
-2003 Azimut Benetti acquires the Fratelli Orlando shipyard in Livorno. “Libra Star” and the first Tradition 30 meters are launched. In September Benetti delivers their 70th over 30 meters yacht.
-2004 An agreement is reached with Fincantieri for the construction of yachts over 70 meters. The Classic 120′ is introduced.
-2005 Benetti receives an unprecedented order for four 59 meters yachts. The 56 meters “Galaxy” is the first yacht to be launched at the Livorno shipyard. The Composite range of yachts is brought to completion with the introduction of the 24 meter “Benetti Legend”. The third “Ambrosia” is delivered.
-2009 Construction of the new shipyard in the Darsena Lucca, with space for fitting-out three 50 meter yachts at the same time. Introduction of the new Benetti Class range, semi-custom yachts from 93 to 164 feet.
-2010 Introduced in Livorno the new 47 to 55 meters aluminum semi-planing range. The first two yachts of the Benetti Class range are unveiled at the Cannes International Boat Show: the Delfino 93’ and the Tradition 105’.
-2011 The Crystal 140’ is launched, the third model in the Benetti Class range.
-2012 The Benetti shipyard takes its first order for an over 90 meter yacht and launches the Classic Supreme 132’, the fourth model in the Benetti Class range.
About Benetti
-With the biggest growth among any other mega yacht competitors, Benetti – the historical Italian shipyard founded in 1873 – is an icon of incomparable elegance focused on combining timeless design, world class quality and a maniacal attention to details. -Every Benetti yachts offers full customisation and is built all around any little customers needs and requests
-Benetti designs and produces two products’ lines: Class Range – from 93’ to 145’ and Custom – steel and aluminium mega yachts over 47 meters. -Benetti under construction fleet is running over 3 production sites:
Viareggio (77.707 sqm), Livorno (219.440 sqm), and Fano (48.837 sqm). -In the next 2012-2015 the yard plans to deliver 15 new Benetti’s Class and 12 new yachts of the Benetti Custom range. Total of 27
-Benetti headquarter is in Viareggio (Via Coppino 104) along with offices in Livorno, Fort Lauderdale (USA) and Hong Kong -Benetti Yacht is part of Azimut-Benetti Group, the biggest motor yachts builder in the world.
About Benetti online
http://www.benettiyachts.it
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Jaïpur, eau de toilette ispirata all’India in limited edition da Boucheron

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L’amore tra Boucheron è l’India è di lunga data. E’ iniziato nel 1909, quando Louis Boucheron scoprì lo splendore della regione di Rajasthan, con i suoi palazzi sontuosi, le pietre rare e l’arte dei gioielli. E oggi, ancora una volta, Boucheron celebra i colori di questo straordinario Paese con due profumi in edizione limitata per la primavera 2013: Jaïpur Bracelet e Jaïpur Homme.
Jaïpur Bracelet Limited Edition, ideato da Carlos Benaïm e Véronique Nyberg, è un viaggio di sola andata nella misteriosa India, una versione gioiosa e colorata dell’originale Jaïpur Bracelet. Fragranza legnosa-fruttata, si apre con un’esplosione di ribes acidulo e lampone. Il cuore ha tutta la delicatezza del giacinto unita a quella più esotica del litchi rosa. Il fondo è caldo e avvolgente, con polvere di iris e legno di cashmere. Una fragranza sensuale e raffinata. Il flacone, è rosa dai riflessi aranciati, così come il cabochon, ed è contenuto in una confezione tra il rosa e il color zafferano, impreziosita da decorazioni arabesche.
Jaïpur Homme Limited Edition, invece, ideato da Annick Menardo, è un viaggio sensoriale al maschile, che reinventa l’originale formula orientale speziata in una fragranza boisè acquatica. Le note di testa hanno tutta la freschezza del melone e la sensualità del chiodo di garofano. Il cuore è di noce moscata e cannella, il fondo di vaniglia e legno ambrato. Il flacone, sormontato da un cabochon turchese, ha le classiche linee squadrate della forma ad arco, ispirate dal giardino astronomico del Maharadjah Jaï Singh II. La confezione ha i colori del mare ed è impreziosita da arabeschi.
Jaïpur Bracelet e Jaïpur Homme sono disponibili da aprile 2013 in versione Eau de Toilette da 100 ml, rispettivamente al prezzo di 80 euro e 68 euro. Tra i profumi più chic della primavera estate 2013.

Fonte: Olfatto Matto

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Malefica, abito dela strega cattiva per il 20°anniversario di Disneyland Paris da Custo Barcelona

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Custo Barcelona è stato uno degli otto designer europei invitati a partecipare alla lunga celebrazione del 20°anniversario di Disneyland Paris disegnando un abito originale ispirato a uno dei personaggi classici della Walt Disney: La strega Malefica, ovvero la fata cattiva del film La bella addormentata. Il ruolo, tra l’altro, sarà interpretato da Angelina Jolie nel film della Walt Disney in programma per il prossimo anno. l look che il designer ha creato per Malefica consiste in un abito corto e aderente in diverse gradazioni di viola, realizzato con patch di diversi tessuti, inserti di pelle colorata sempre in toni di viola,  lana increspata con origami su una base lavorata a punto Roma, passamanerie metalliche d’oro e argento e frange lungo tutte le maniche. Il modello è completato da una mantella patchwork formata da diverse tele di lana di colore nero e pietre brillanti che la rendono assolutamente unica e diversa. Per l’Italia ha partecipato al contest anche la designer Luisa Beccaria .

Fonte: VM-Mag

Smart Jacket, passepartout della primavera 2013 di Marella

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Ha delle caratteristiche ben precise la nuova Smart Jacket di Marella: in cinque colori, dal black al full color, la giacca è la quintessenza di lusso, comfort, praticità, versatilità e tecnologia. Estetica e funzionalità – la giacca si può lavare  a mano senza stropicciarsi – la smart jacket è il passepartout della primavera 2013.

Fonte: VM-Mag

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