Bankside Hotel, the latest luxury design hotel to open in London

The six-storey glass structure, which is part of the emerging One Blackfriars development, will combine a sleek and modern outlook with eclectic interiors by interior designer (and former film set producer) Dayna Lee. “We wanted to create a genuine boutique hotel for the modern mindset, with calm rooms and creative public spaces that reflect the vibrant, history-steeped community of SE1,” states Lee, who jointly heads up LA-based Powerstrip Studio. “We’ve had fun celebrating the local artistic community including post-kiln pottery drying racks for shelves, kid-leather-covered furnishings conjuring an ‘art school’ [...]

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LG opens luxury store LG SIGNATURE flagship in Milan

LG Electronics opened the doors to its new flagship store LG Signature at via Durini 4, in the heart of Milan. LG Signature is the new LG brand luxury that offers high-end and innovative home appliances. LG  opened this new flagship store in downtown Milan just to be present wherever people live and work with people who like to choose. It wants to communicate directly with those looking for high-end performance, style and design for superior day-to-day experience. The company have also selected partners in italy, 21 of the best [...]

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Bulgari debuts the Octo Finissimo Skeleton Titanium

Ultra-thin and ultra-elegant, this new variation of the Octo Finissimo Skeleton is also ultra-light thanks to titanium. Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Skeleton Titanium is designed to tell time in the most subtle and innovative way possible, at times during production, which means even selecting scarce materials to pair with the Swiss highly innovative technique in watchmaking, to complete the haute creations for optimum performance. This year, joining the newest line-up of the world’s haute horologes is the Octo Finissimo Skeleton Titanium that takes on a more dynamic and groundbreaking design, outlined by the [...]

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Hublot celebrates life and freedom with ‘Big Bang Calaveras’ watch

The latest addition to HUBLOT‘s iconic Big Bang collection brings a message of hope, celebrating life with a very particular motif. In fact, the “Big Bang Calaveras” wristwatch has a skull on its dial, though its message is far from morbid. The watch comes in three versions, with 30 ceramic models, 20 steel models, and 10 red gold models being released. With this latest model, Hublot is paying homage to “El Dia de los Muertos” — or Day of the Dead — a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and a tradition that’s [...]

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Giorgio Armani to transfer stake of his company to his foundation

Giorgio Armani’s succession plans include a transfer of part of his high-end fashion empire to his charitable foundation in a bid to prevent any takeovers or a break-up of the group, the designer told a newspaper. Last year, Armani, 83, created a foundation in his name which said he planned to lead for the rest of his life. With an estimated fortune of close to $6 billion, he is still active in what is Italy’s second-largest fashion group, but has not named a successor. “What has been created is a [...]

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Hirsch Bedner Associates unveils redesign plans for Pebble Beach Resorts

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the global leader in hospitality interior design, has unveiled plans for its redesign of Pebble Beach Resorts, one of the most iconic golf properties in the world. HBA has been tapped as the lead interior design firm behind the renovation project, coinciding with the Pebble Beach centennial in 2019. HBA’s scope of the project includes guest room renovations of The Lodge at Pebble Beach and The Inn at Spanish Bay, along with the design of Fairway One, a new addition to The Lodge which opened in [...]

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