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Enchant collection, orologi fondali marini da appendere al collo da Didofà

May 30, 2015 Leave a comment

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Fondali marini da appendere al collo nei nuovi orologi firmati Didofà

Qualche anno fa Lucio Battisti cantava: “Un tuffo dove l’acqua è più blu, niente di più…”. E se l’incredibile piacere di nuotare riuscissimo a prolungarlo all’infinito, magari, portando con noi, in qualsiasi momento e, ovunque, anche in montagna, un “pezzo di mare”?

Detto fatto. A pensarci è stato il brand Didofà, che ha appena dato alla luce un delizioso watch “acquatico” da portare al collo e consultare, oltre che per vedere l’ora, ogni qualvolta la nostalgia di spiagge incontaminate o l’eventuale voglia di snorkeling si facessero sentire.

Un orologio che “racchiude” nel quadrante in 3d uno scorcio di fondale marino in miniatura con tanto di spugne, coralli e asteroidee e in primo piano una coppia di colorati pesci pagliaccio, realizzata in pasta sintetica modellata e dipinta a mano da pazienti artigiani, che ricorda il simpatico Nemo protagonista dell’omonimo film d’animazione della Disney.

Un gioiello trendy e divertente, adatto ad ogni outfit, fiore all’occhiello della neonata “Enchant collection” Didofà, che vede al posto del classico cinturino in pelle o metallo, una raffinata collana in acciaio con chiusura regolabile abbinata alla cassa ciondolante declinata in silver o gold.

Prezzi al pubblico da 49 a 54 euro.

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Tentacoli, gioielli glamour da indossare di Caramanna Gioielli

May 20, 2015 Leave a comment

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I “Tentacoli” glamour da indossare di Caramanna Gioielli

Il noto esploratore e regista francese, Jacques Costeau amava ripetere: “Il mare, una volta lanciato il suo incantesimo, ti terrà per sempre nella sua aura di meraviglia”. E come dargli torto? Specie dopo aver conosciuto, più o meno da vicino, i suoi incredibili “abitanti” e quei fondali ricchi di sorprese dalle mille sfumature. Gli stessi che hanno ispirato il brand partenopeo Caramanna Gioielli per la realizzazione dell’esclusiva collezione “Tentacoli”.

Una linea, rigorosamente artigianale e made in Italy, costellata da autentici bracciali cuff, collane, anelli ed orecchini, in argento o bronzo, tutti diversi l’uno dall’altro, impreziositi da coralli o maxi perle irregolari seawater intrappolati, come in un abbraccio, da filamenti stilizzati che riportano alla mente le “braccia” fluttuanti di suggestivi anemoni di mare.

Una collezione raffinata ed originale – firmata dall’architetto e jewelry designer Stefania Caramanna -, particolarmente adatta alla stagione estiva: da indossare all day long coi jeans o l’intramontabile little black dress e perché no su un caftano colorato per un party in barca o in piscina, regalando ad ogni outfit una “morsa” glamour… senza scampo.

NEB/Zurn 50, new restyling by Zurn Yacht Design

May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

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ICONIC NEW ENGLAND DESIGN NEB/ZURN 50 RESTYLED

-One of-a-kind custom commuter boat for approx 60 knots top speed

-Composite hull construction equipped twin MAN 1,200 hp diesels and Rolls Royce jet drives

PHOTO CREDITS – Billy Black www.billyblack.com

Zurn Yacht Design is pleased to announce the restyling of the NEB/Zurn 50, a semi-custom built vessel that combines the leading edge work of yacht designer Doug Zurn and the masterful construction techniques of New England Boatworks.

First launched in 2013 as a custom commuter boat, the NEB/Zurn 50 focuses on owner-tailored specifications, while maintaining its iconic New England design, modern marine engineering, and composite hull construction.

ALL ABOUT PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY

As a true high performance cruiser, the lightweight hull, ease of maneuvering, and the optional MAN 1,550 hp diesel engines makes the NEB/Zurn 50 one of the fastest day boats of its type, with a top speed of 60 knots.  Ideal for in-port use as a cruiser, the boat is also well suited for covering long distances quickly – whether in the Mediterranean, among the islands of the Caribbean, or along the coast of Maine and farther afield.

The NEB/Zurn 50 is offered standard with twin MAN 1,200 hp diesels and Rolls Royce jet drives. It cruises comfortably at 40 knots, reaching 50 knots incorporating the latest integrated ride control technology to insure ease of maneuvering.

We are very excited about the re-launch of the NEB/Zurn 50 and our ongoing collaboration with New England Boatworks,” says Doug Zurn, founder of Zurn Yacht Design. “This flagship vessel not only stands out for the beauty of its design and construction, but no other vessel of its kind can reach these speeds with such efficiency. In fact, there is no other boat of its type that touches its speed.

The hull and deck is built using high-tech, epoxy resin infused composite construction, a technique that New England Boatworks is revered for in the marine industry. Even with the open Pilot House and engine boxes in the deck, the NEB/Zurn 50 is a noticeably quiet ride with sound levels at the helm of 85 dB(A) at 40 kt cruise, thanks to the Marine Exhaust inline silencers and extensive noise and vibration treatments by Soundown.

CUSTOMIZABLE INTERIOR AND DECK LAYOUT

A tour of the boat begins in the large, teak deck cockpit, easily accessed through the transom door or over the sides that include a concealed fold-down step. Removable port and starboard cockpit day beds allow space for swimming and activities in the daytime, and later transforms into elegant seating for a sunset cruise or cocktail party.

Raised platforms in the house offer space for a desk work station, and settees or chair seating with teak table and beverage fridge – perfect for informal meetings and socializing. Large windscreens and side windows give a wide view for enjoying the scene and for safe navigation and maneuvering. The helm station provides easy, intuitive access to control panels and navigation tools from the comfortable Stidd seating.

Below deck is found a rich interior that offers both simplicity and luxury, with ease of movement throughout. Joinery is meticulously crafted, with framed panel doors, teak sole, and wood lining the hull.

The interior arrangement is built to suit the owner. Options include an L – or C-shaped galley, and twin bunk cabin or settee dinette area. The single head includes a separate hot and cold shower. The master cabin is located forward, sporting a queen-sized island-berth, cedar lined lockers, and ample storage. Marine Air air-conditioning and heating is offered throughout the interior and pilot house, as well as a sound system that also serves the cockpit.

10 MONTHS OF CONSTRUCTION TIME

With production tooling available and construction time placed at 10 months, this is a great time to consider the NEB/Zurn 50 – a true lifestyle boat with a strong sense of purpose. Those interested in learning more about this project should contact Zurn Yacht Design and New England Boatworks for further details.

Working with New England Boatworks means we work with some of the most talented custom builders the industry has to offer,” says Zurn. “They have the highest quality of workmanship and the highest standards of perfection. Every detail is considered – large or small –making their vessels simply flawless. We are pleased that we can offer this ongoing collaboration with such talented boat builders.”

Principal Dimensions:

LOD: 50’-0”  (15.2 m)
Beam: 14’-5”  (4.3 m)
Draft:             2’ -6”  (0.8 m)
Power: 2 x 1200hp (895 kW) MAN

Rolls Royce/Kamewa Water Jets

Displacement: 42,000 lbs  (19 MT)

Fuel: 670 gal  (2536 l)

Water: 68 gal  (257 l)

Speed: 56 knots

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Ferretti Custom Line 97, new fractional ownership program by Floating Life

May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

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FLOATING LIFE CHARTER&BROKERAGE INTRODUCES THE FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP FOR CUSTOM LINE 97 – M/Y INSPIRATION B ABOUT THE YACHT INSPIRATION B CUSTOM LINE 97

Her smooth silhouette and interior styling are the product of uncompromising expertise by in-house designers and engineers.  Every aspect has been carefully considered, resulting in a craft that is both modern and sophisticated. Magnificent views can be enjoyed through the newly designed panoramic windows in all of the guest cabins.

Stepping aboard Inspiration B, you will immediately be struck by her elegance. The spacious deck areas and stylish interior leave nothing to the imagination; every detail has been finished to exacting standards. Fittings and materials are of the highest quality and attention to detail is second to none. Created by master craftsmen, no expense has been spared for this wonderful yacht.

The saloon is an area of uncluttered elegance where you can relax and entertain. A fully equipped bar is situated on the starboard side, and a spacious wine cooler is provided as an extra. The dining area provides seating for up to eight guests. At the touch of a button a 42-inch plasma TV with surround sound, folds down from the ceiling. Here you can sit back and enjoy a movie or follow your favourite sport whilst relaxing in luxurious comfort.

Aft Deck and Fore deck

This is the ideal place to start your day, with breakfast in the open-air, or enjoying evening cocktails among friends whilst relaxing at your favourite resort. There is a table that will seat up to ten guests, and a large additional sofa facing the stern. Also provided as an extra on the Inspiration is a 37-inch B & O TV, which is automatically lowered, from the ceiling. Here is the perfect setting to meet and greet guests as they arrive aboard this fabulous yacht.

The Master Stateroom 

This is forward of the galley and saloon, and designed to the highest specification. This magnificent suite is provided with many extras including a wireless a B&O TV with surround sound, and Radiomarelli Playtime slave. The panoramic windows are fitted with remote controlled electric blinds, and an extra large shower unit is installed in the bathroom. In addition there is a two-seat sofa, vanity unit and walk in wardrobe.

Fly bridge

Relax in style on the fabulous Fly Bridge. Here is the ideal place to laze in a fresh sea breeze, or watch the sun set over a distant horizon. Sit at the helm and experience the thrill of driving this magnificent craft through the water at high speed. Enjoy a barbeque with friends or sit back in the Jacuzzi. Fully equipped, the sun deck is designed for total relaxation and includes cooking facilities and a dining area for up to ten people.

FLOATING LIFE CHARTER&BROKERAGE INTRODUCES THE FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP FOR CUSTOM LINE 97 – M/Y INSPIRATION B

Floating Life Charter&Brokerage – after the successful launches of Yacht Plus superyacht fractional ownership program in 2009, today announces the introduction of the most astute and financially sensible way of living the superyacht: a new fractional ownership program for M/Y Inspiration B a Custom Line 97.

Floating Life Charter&Brokerage provides this “third way” to experience the joys of owning a superyacht, by taking the hassle and costs out of yacht ownership and adding the service of Floating Life Owners; a powerful new equation in luxury yachting.

The concept of fractional ownership is becoming acknowledged as the logical and more astute way of owning high-end luxury products – be it yachts, property, planes, cars etc. This 2015 new fractional ownership offer is based on the relevant achievements that Floating Life had from the launches of Ocean Emerald (2009), Ocean Pearl (2010) and Ocean Sapphire (2011), the management and the chartering of the threes 41m superyacht Foster+Partner’s design.

Nothing compares to the sense of sovereignty from owning a private luxury yacht. But very soon the yacht will take control of owners’ life. Maintenance worries plague year-round. Costs easily spin out of control. Crew is hired full-time even when most owners only use their yachts for a few weeks per year. Yacht charter does not satisfy either.

One of the many benefits of fractional ownership is that it allows owners to enjoy a luxurious and prestigious lifestyle at a fraction of the cost of sole ownership while freeing up capital for other forms of asset allocation that would otherwise be invested as a sole owner.

Custom Line 97 M/Y Inspiration B fractional ownership program 2015

Price & Costs Estimation*

Share entry fee**

€ 2.000.000,00

Yearly operating costs (approx)

€ 300.000,00

*based on 50% share scheme (2 owners)

2015 Charter income estimation 

High Season

Low Season

Weekly Charter Fee Mediterranean

€ 65.000,00

€ 60.000,00

2015 Charter income (10 weeks overall)

€ 650.000,00

€ 600.000,00

*based on 2014 week on charter report

Service – Enjoy Consistent Service. Inspiration B has a keen, reliable and fully trained crew, including Captain, first officer, chief stewardess, chef de cuisine, and hostess (the first three members are hired; the remaining crew is seasonal though we work to guarantee the same team of professionals). In addition, Floating Life Concierge provides for all necessary bookings on your behalf. For the first time, we bring professional hospitality to the yachting space, putting service central to our offering.

Costs – Compelling Financials. The financials are compelling. Crew and maintenance costs are shared between the owners. As an owner, you benefit from 10 weeks cruising each year in the Mediterranean (and the Caribbean as optional). Alternatively, you can charter out your unused weeks through Floating Life and receive the open-market weekly rate. As a result, you can enjoy affordable access to a genuine superyacht.

No Hassle. Floating Life takes the hassle out of yacht ownership by managing, maintaining, crewing and repositioning Inspiration B on behalf of her Owners, keeping her in top condition all the time, without you having to lift a finger.

Concierge – Floating Life Lifestyle management. As a part of its commitment to providing the ultimate in hospitality and service, Floating Life team offers a personalised service available to all owners seven days a week. The Floating Life Concierge will have the responsibility of taking care of all requests ranging from bookings, private transport to and from the yachts, cuisine and wine requirements to shore excursions, medical needs and hotel accommodation if required, thereby allowing owners the freedom to simply relax and enjoy the whole experience.

Charter. Owners in fractional may charter out selected weeks (or a portion of them), and receive a share of revenue if unable to use them. Floating Life provides a world-class yacht charter service that is unparalleled, matching the right clients with stylish and luxurious yacht to provide the best solution for all.

SUMMARY OF TERMS 

OCCUPANCY 

Availability: 10 weeks per year in the Mediterranean (Caribbean optional)

Season: Mediterranean – As per Inspiration B annual calendar

Occupancy: 10 weeks per year per 1/2nd

Usage: Subject to week selection – Peak and off peak weeks

Booking: On a rotation basis

Repositioning: yacht has repositioning cost for cross-Atlantic ferrying and when yachts are embarked or disembarked at home port

PRICING 

Yacht: 4.000.000 Euros

1/2 Share: 2.000.000 Euros

ANNUAL DUES 

Basis: Level:  300.000 Euros per year

Included: Permanent crew of 3 and 2 seasonal crew members, Maintenance and Management, Insurance, Home Berth, Operations, Floating Life Concierge services.

Only consumables (food, drinks, fuel burn and harbor fees whilst on board, telecoms) are not included.

YACHT

Yacht: Ferretti Custom Line 97

Yacht Type: Motoryacht

Accommodation: Guest cabins, 5 guests sleeping, 12

Crew: 5

Yard: Ferretti Custom Line

Registration: RINA – MCA

Flag: Malta

Year: 2006 and refit 2011

Floating Life website details: http://floatinglife.com/yacht_charter_scheda.php?ID=5

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Simes, essenza del LED per applique o paletto

May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

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La famiglia COOL si è definitivamente affermata come protagonista di una nuova generazione di prodotti che mirano a sfruttare tutte le potenzialità della tecnologia Led per ridurre notevolmente ingombri e consumi. Il sottilissimo circuito di cui si compone diffonde luce verso la parete creando un suggestivo effetto luminoso. Il volume cavo in alluminio e vetro è la sintesi formale di una ricerca che punta a ridurre, sottrarre, semplificare, per dare massimo risalto all’architettura e al comfort visivo degli spazi da illuminare.

La gamma di applique e paletti si arricchisce di nuove versioni in grado di garantire massimi risultati in qualsiasi situazione progettuale. Cool quadrato, sia in versione applique che paletto, si declina ora in tre diverse dimensioni.

COOL SQUARE | Applique a LED – Pieni e vuoti luminosi

La più elementare geometria delle forme sposa gli ultimi ritrovati tecnologici per dar vita ad un oggetto-funzione dallo stile ultra contemporaneo. COOL QUADRATO evolve dalla famiglia Cool, un gioco di pieni e vuoti luminosi dal quale la versione square trae la sua essenza altamente performante.

Ideali per effetti luminosi, perfette come luce funzionale, le nuove versioni applique e paletto trovano massima espressione in ambienti esterni residenziali ed eccellente collocazione in contesti pubblici o direzionali.

COOL SQUARE | Paletto luminoso a LED – Pieni e vuoti luminosi

La più elementare geometria delle forme sposa gli ultimi ritrovati tecnologici per dar vita ad un oggetto-funzione dallo stile ultra contemporaneo. COOL QUADRATO evolve dalla famiglia Cool, un gioco di pieni e vuoti luminosi dal quale la versione square trae la sua essenza altamente performante.

Ideali per effetti luminosi, perfette come luce funzionale, le nuove versioni applique e paletto trovano massima espressione in ambienti esterni residenziali ed eccellente collocazione in contesti pubblici o direzionali.

COOL | Applique a LED – Pieni e vuoti luminosi

COOL rappresenta uno degli ultimi avanzati prodotti della tecnologia LED di SIMES ideati per sfruttarne appieno tutta la potenza riducendo notevolmente gli ingombri e i consumi. Pensato in tre versioni, armoniche e complementari, a muro o a paletto, la famiglia COOL propone un nuovo modo di illuminare gli esterni. COOL è un semplice volume cavo che diffonde luce indiretta tramite una sottilissimo circuito posto in aderenza al vetro che lo protegge. Da oggi disponibile anche nella nuova versione da 290mm.

COOL | Paletto luminoso – Pieni e vuoti luminosi

COOL rappresenta uno degli ultimi avanzati prodotti della tecnologia LED di SIMES ideati per sfruttarne appieno tutta la potenza riducendo notevolmente gli ingombri e i consumi. Pensato in tre versioni, armoniche e complementari, a muro o a paletto, la famiglia COOL propone un nuovo modo di illuminare gli esterni. COOL è un semplice volume cavo che diffonde luce indiretta tramite una sottilissimo circuito posto in aderenza al vetro che lo protegge. Da oggi disponibile anche nella nuova versione da 290mm.

MOVIT | Lampione da giardino – Movit attacco a palo

Movit rappresenta un nuovo concept per l’illuminazione di esterni, un apparecchio ingegnerizzato attorno alle sorgenti Led più innovative. Si tratta di un proiettore molto versatile e funzionale, snodato e orientabile, pensato per emettere luce diretta o indiretta a seconda delle esigenze progettuali. Movit può essere installato a terra o a parete, su un braccio, paletto o pal in tutti questi casi il prodotto risulta elegante nelle proporzioni e con un ridotto impatto visivo rispetto ai tradizionali proiettori.

Movit è un proiettore snodato e orientabile ideale per essere installato a terra o a muro, su braccio o su paletto e pensato per produrre luce diretta o indiretta. MOVIT è elegante nelle proporzioni e con un ridotto impatto visivo rispetto ai tradizionali proiettori, facile da installare e presentato nella doppia versione con riflettore simmetrico o asimmetrico, per garantire a tutti i progettisti una eccezionale flessibilità d’impiego e coprire un ampio ventaglio di applicazioni.

KEEN | Lampione da giardino – Keen cambierà il tuo modo di immaginare un proiettore Led

Keen rappresenta l’evoluzione del concetto di proiettore illuminotecnico per esterni, uno speciale doppio snodo gli consente di assumere infinite posizioni per regie luminose sempre diverse. Il design minimale, lo rende ideale per ogni tipo di architettura e di esigenza progettuale.

Keen è installabile a soffitto, a parete, a terra e da ora anche a palo. La nuova versione per attacco a palo mantiene inalterato lo speciale doppio snodo che consente di orientare il fascio verso infinite direzioni, mentre la nuova base di fissaggio permette l’installazione di Keen e Minikeen su pali di qualsiasi diametro.

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Didofà, omaggio alla Grande Mela con dettagli modellati e dipinti a mano

May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

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Didofà omaggia la Grande Mela con un orologio da “mangiare con gli occhi”

Nel quadrante in 3d, impreziosito da dettagli modellati e dipinti a mano, anche la Statua della Libertà, simbolo per eccellenza di New York.

La Statua della Libertà, la mitica bandiera a stelle e strisce e una macchina fotografica… compagna d’avventura immancabile per chi, soprattutto turista, “addenta” per la prima volta la Grande Mela.

Ebbene sì, è dedicato a New York, la città cosmopolita per eccellenza, uno dei nuovissimi orologi firmati Didofà, caratterizzati sin dagli esordi da esclusivi quadranti in 3d, che riproducono e racchiudono in pochi centimetri, mini atmosfere tutte da vivere, impreziosite da dettagli in pasta sintetica, modellati e dipinti a mano uno ad uno.

Un segnatempo glamour, ma dall’aria vintage, con cinturino “vissuto”, cristalli white che tempestano la lunetta e una cartina d’antan sullo sfondo.

Dopo Londra e Parigi, ancora molto presente anche nel refresh Spring Summer 2015, le Didofà addicted potranno ora iniziare a portare un pezzo di Nyc sui propri polsi, magari, in attesa di poterci sbarcare realmente quanto prima per una bella vacanza… on the road.

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