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Custom 65’ Flybridge, timeless classic luxury yacht by Vicem Yachts

April 14, 2016 Leave a comment

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Vicem Yachts 65 Flybridge
World debut of a timeless classic all-mahogany luxury yacht

Vicem Yachts is pleased to announce the new Custom 65’ Flybridge has successfully been launched.
If there is one word that describes the all-new 65 footer offering, it is spacious. With a beam of 18′,5” there is sufficient interior volume to choose between spacious two and three cabin designs, to offer luxurious galley-up or galley-down choices, or to add a convertible office or a dinette below. The dimensions boast a LOA of 19,8m-65′ and a draft of 1.60m-5’3” with 49,500kg-91.490 lbs. of displacement with full load.

A “modern classic” – the all new Vicem 65 Classic FB – is handcrafted from the finest materials available and considered to be the best in its class and size range. This yacht – designed by Vicem’s in-house design team – has a handsome classic look and provides a quiet, smooth ride because of Vicem’s superior design and construction technique. Vicem 65 Classic FB unveild during  the Palm Beach International Boat Show has a galley-up and the below deck offers 3 cabins plus an additional berth accessible from VIP cabin for an overall of 8 guests. This unique 2 in 1 cabin showcases the customizability Vicem offers.

Powered by 2X Volvo Penta D13-900 (2 x 900 HP – 662kW @2,300rpm) the 65 Flybridge it’s easy to drive thanks to the Volvo Penta control system and conventional shaft drive. At 10 knots a long range of over 1,000 NM is featured, while at 22 knots of cruising speed it goes to 350 NM. Performance goes up to 27 knots at maximum speed.

All Vicem Yachts are constructed of African and South American Mahogany and Epoxy resin. Mahogany is a renewable resource, reducing our carbon footprint. Also noteworthy, is the fact that Vicem Yachts are constructed in clean factories without the smell of styrene emissions found in polyester fiberglass factories. Every employee at Vicem is a qualified carpenter, designer or engineer who goes that extra mile to ensure the highest quality in their workmanship.
All wood on a Vicem hull and the keel, chine, sheer, frames, and beams are coated with epoxy resin serving as a moisture barrier. The exterior of the hull and interior of the entire bilge and engine room area is further coated with a layer of E-glass cloth and epoxy resin that is finished with epoxy fairing compounds, epoxy primers, and poly-urethane paint. Over 151 Vicem Yachts up to 107 feet have been built using this time-proven blend of modern and traditional construction methods.
The building technique used to create the 65 Flybridge is the same used for all Vicem Classic & Cruiser lines (Classic and Fly Bridge models, from 52’ to 80’) and the Cruiser models (from 68’ to 107’): the cold molded process. A millenary, unique construction technique which embodies all the construction methods of the Turkish historical marine tradition; a modern procedure different from traditional boat building. Based on engineered wood construction, cold-molding uses laminated mahogany (coming from managed forests) and a specific formulated epoxy resin to create the hull, decks and principal superstructures. This results in a stronger and quieter vessel with a smoother ride, providing natural insulation from humidity and noise.

Vicem 65 Flybridge Design Statement
Hull Designer: Yusuf Altundasar
Interiors: Vicem in-house Ddesign Tteam
Exterior: Vicem Design Team
Design “Wow Factors”
– The hight of the saloon and the cabins area is giving more space for the tall owner
– Instead of a crew room, a child room has been built as requested by the owner. Vicem designers team has created a very smart connection to the double bed cabin in order to have a junior family suit. Additionally the stairs have been used as an exit for the child room. This feature is particularly interesting if the child room is used as a crew space, for resale purposes extras. Just in case, the next eventual owner of this boat would like to have a crew on board, they can use this stairs for the captain private access with no direct contact with people living on the port side cabin.
– Standard guest cabin has two twin bed that can turn into a king size with an extra piece to put in the middle. This room also has a bunk bed with stainless steel stairs.
– Owner asked for a business working area at the galley space. Hand made stool and an integrated table have been built in-house by Vicem.
– Custom hand made ottoman and chairs inside the saloon area.
– Galley and all restrooms have marble floors and countertops.
– Custom stainless steel flybridge stairs has been conceived to offer maximum outside view from the saloon.
– Behind the helm seat the yacht has two 120cm long special drawers for extra storage.
– Evenly distribution of the air-condition canals.
– All high gloss varnished.

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Habemus “Lucky”, nuovi gioielli porte-bonheur di Pietro Ferrante

April 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Protagonisti della linea, interamente handmade in Italy, maxi anelli, bracciali, collane e keyring impreziositi da unicorno, ferri di cavallo, chiavi, coccinelle ed elefantini

Unicorno, ferri di cavallo, chiavi, quadrifogli, ma anche elefanti, farfalle, gufetti… Habemus “Lucky”, la nuova capsule porte-bonheur firmata Pietro Ferrante, che coniuga alla perfezione scaramanzia, originalità e mood street rock.

Una collezione di autentici gioielli unisex realizzati a mano in Italia da artigiani esperti in argento ed altri materiali, destinata a chi, per la serie: “non è vero ma ci credo”, desidera attirare a sé un po’ di fortuna attraverso accessori “portentosi” e stylish allo stesso tempo.

Protagonisti, animaletti stilizzati, talvolta rivisitati in chiave rock come nel caso delle butterfly con teschi, e simboli ormai collaudati dalle indiscusse virtù portabene. Et voilà maxi anelli, charm, collane, keyring e bracciali da sfregare all’occorrenza impreziositi ora da four-leaf clovers&horseshoes, ora da corni, coccinelle ed elefantini decorati, pronti a trasformarsi in veri e propri amuleti fashion, da sfoggiare all day long, abbinati a jeans e giacche in pelle o a mise più ricercate.

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April 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Most of us don’t like to think about death. But as the global population expands, the question of how to dispose of the deceased becomes more and more pressing. Some 55 million people die every year, and cemeteries are becoming ever more crowded. A growing number of designers and urban planners are tackling this issue with innovative concepts for cemeteries of the future.

Where the dead light the night

A recent contest, held by the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath in England, asked designers to envision what a cemetery of the future might look like. Columbia University designers submitted the winning entry. Called “Sylvan Constellation,” the design uses biomass (in this case, the gas from decaying human bodies) to illuminate lanterns, casting a shifting matrix of light beams throughout the cemetery. The team will now explore installing the project at Britain’s historic Arnos Vale Cemetery.


A floating cemetery island

In space-pressed Hong Kong, where cemetery crowding has been a problem for decades, many families keep the ashes of their dead loved ones in columbaria, or buildings and walls with niches for urns. But columbaria still take up space, and local residents often oppose the building of multi-story columbaria in their neighborhoods. That’s the background behind “Floating Eternity,” a concept for a floating columbarium “island” developed by Hong Kong design firm Bread Studio. The island would remain offshore in the South China Sea, reachable by ferry, for most of the year, and then dock at the city during annual ancestor worship holidays.


Spend eternity in a coral reef

Forget six feet under. How about 40 feet under? Under water, that is. The Neptune Memorial Reef, the largest manmade reef in the world, is an underwater mausoleum for cremated remains. The environmentally-friendly solution, off the coast of Miami, attracts a variety of sea life, helping restore some threatened species. The only downside is that you can only visit your loved one’s resting place if you’re willing to scuba dive.


Skyscraper burial

There are already a number of multi-story cemeteries in existence, from Brazil’s 32-story Memorial Necropole Ecumenica to the 8-story Portland Memorial Mausoleum in Oregon. But this design concept, from French designers Fillette Romaric and Chandrasegar Velmourougane, is envisioned with beauty as well as practicality in mind. Their vertical cemetery has a skylight in the center, which allows sunlight to reflect on a pond at the ground level. A spiral walkway around the building allows for grave visits and offers stunning views of Paris. The idea was a finalist in the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition.


GPS headstones

As “green” or “natural” burials, where bodies are buried in fields or other natural settings without being chemically embalmed, become more popular, the question remains: how will loved ones be able to visit the deceased, in the absence of a headstone. Several cities and cemeteries have come up with a potential solution: GPS. The deceased would be buried with a GPS unit, and families would be given a tracker to “find” them when they came to visit.

by Emily Matchar

Fonte: Smithsonian

Categories: Art de Vivre, Life-Visions

“Oppenheimer Blue”, prossimo incanto per il diamante blu più grande da Christie’s

April 2, 2016 Leave a comment

Si chiama “Oppenheimer Blue” e con 14,62 carati è il più grande diamante blu intenso mai messo all’asta. Sarà in vendita il prossimo 18 maggio da Christie’s a Ginevra come pezzo più prezioso dell’evento “Magnificent Jewels” dedicato al mondo dei preziosi. Classificato dal Gia (Gemological Institute of America) come “Fancy Vivid Blue”, il grado di colore più intenso per i diamanti blu, è stimato tra i 38 e i 45 milioni di dollari. La pietra ha preso il nome dal suo precedente proprietario, sir Philip Oppenheimer, la cui famiglia è stata leader nel settore dei diamanti per 80 anni con la De Beers, prima di cedere il 40% della compagnia alla AngloAmerican plc nel 2012. “Sir Philip avrebbe potuto avere qualsiasi diamante – spiega François Curiel, a capo della Christie’s Asia Pacific and China – ma ha scelto questo per la sua tonalità perfetta, le proporzioni impeccabili e una favolosa forma rettangolare”. “Oppenheimer Blue” è solo l’ultimo di una serie di storici diamanti blu battuti all’asta da Christie’s. Tra questi il Tereshchenko nel 1984, il Wittelsbach Blue nel 2008, il Begum Blue nel 1995 e un anello con diamante blu appartenuto a Maria Antonietta, messo all’asta nel 1983. “I diamanti blu sono particolarmente ambiti – prosegue Curiel – non solo perché sono stupendi, ma anche perché ne esistono pochi esemplari al mondo. Questo in particolare – conclude – può essere definito come una delle gemme più rare: è la gemma delle gemme”. A maggio si saprà se “Oppenheimer Blue” riuscirà a battere la cifra record del “Blue moon diamond”, venduto da Sotheby’s a Ginevra lo scorso novembre per 48,4 milioni di dollari

a cura di Rita Celi

Fonte: La Repubblica

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