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19 May

OMEGA Apollo 11 (50th Anniversary)

OMEGA doubles down on its Apollo 11 50th anniversary watch offerings with a new Speedmaster. Following suit with the all-18k-gold burgundy bezel Speedy, this new 42mm commemorative release will largely be crafted in stainless steel with hits of 18k Moonshine™ and Ceragold™ detailing — seen in the subdials, indexes, and tachymeter scale.   Highlights of the watch include the polished black ceramic [ZrO2] bezel, the decorative caseback with a laser-engraved space-boot footprint, “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR A MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND” engraving, and 9 o’clock subdial which depicts Buzz Aldrin climbing onto the moon surface in gold. Powered by OMEGA’s new Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 movement, the Stainless Steel OMEGA Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedmaster is limited to 6,969 pieces, and will be priced at $9,650 USD....
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11 May

Louis Vuitton Presents its Cruise 2020 Bags

 Louis Vuitton has revealed its Nicolas Ghesquière-designed Cruise 2020 bag collection featuring OLED screens at its women’s New York show. A duffle bag and a bucket bag have been given the OLED treatment so far. The bags combine patent black leather panels with the Malletier’s signature LV monogram canvas motif in its traditional blend of brown and cream emblems. The screens themselves display moving city scenes and contrast the seemingly traditional bags with its use of oversaturated, high-contrast colors and futuristic graphics.   The Instagram account @dlouisvdotcom also reports that the display on the bucket bag is a touchscreen and appears on both the back and the front of the bag. Louis Vuitton’s runway also showcased other standout bags including a skyscraper-inspired clutch and a jewel-encrusted mini-trunk box...
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9 May

Fresh and Floral Candles

Spring brings daffodils, blue skies, and warm weather that we want nothing more than to bask in. Things only seem to get better during the springtime — the mood is lighter, the air is sweeter, and it feels like there are endless possibilities for fresh starts. With some of the coolest makeup trends (sunflower nails, we mean you) and the hottest styles we've seen in months, it's crazy to think that Spring could bless us with more, but lo and behold, it did. Let us introduce you to the best Spring candles on the market. With intoxicatingly perfect floral scents and gorgeous packaging, we wouldn't be surprised if we spent more money on these candles than on springtime bouquets. It's safe to say that these candles are basically a Spring...
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6 May

5 Luxury Treehouses Are Beyond Dreamy

When you want to spend more time outdoors and take a break from everyday life, there's nothing like being surrounded by the quiet stillness of nature under a canopy of trees. Plus, treehouse hotels, Airbnbs, private estates, and resorts happen to feature some of the coolest architecture and design around the world.  Come here when you want to reach peak happiness. Winvian Farm has 18 lovely cottages sprinkled around the property, which sits in the Litchfield Hills. Each one is unique, boasting a different style and feel, from rustic to 18-century luxury, full-on kitsch, and country charm. Perched up in your treehouse, you'll be surrounded by nothing but the soothings sounds of nature. If you want a more low-key treetop experience, book your stay...
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10 Apr

Fun and Frugal Bachelorette Party Destinations

The bachelorette party is one of the many fun traditions that the bride-to-be generally partakes in — it's essential to get together with some of your girlfriends and spend some quality time before the big day. Lonely Planet travel experts Heather Dickson and Emily Matchar weighed in on the must-visit vacation spots that will give you a bang for your bachelorette bucks. Washington DC "All the best things to do in DC during the day, except shop, are basically free — including botanical gardens, art galleries, and museums," said Dickson. "At night, hit happy hour at bars like Madam's Organ in Adams Morgan." Miami "If you want to see and be seen on your bachelorette party, then head to South Beach, Miami. Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Ocean Drive are made for people-watching, and the hotels that make...
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2 Apr

The 2020 Yaris Adventure

What happens if you chop off the back of a Toyota Yaris sedan to create a mini pickup truck? Toyota did that with the 2020 Yaris Adventure, which is outfitted with a more rugged-looking front end with tow hooks and a Nissan Xterra–esque roof rack. There are no changes to the car's 1.5-liter inline-four, which makes 103 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque, meaning the Yaris Adventure (if it existed) couldn't haul much, but it does have a claimed 7.6 inches of ground clearance. You've probably figured out by now that it's an April Fools' Day joke, but we think the Yaris Adventure pickup illustrates something interesting. Entries in today's "mid-size" pickup segment are still relatively large, and we've heard cries...
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24 Mar

COS INTRODUCES CONIFERA: A LARGE-SCALE 3D

  COS is pleased to introduce Conifera, a large-scale 3D printed architectural installation made from renewable resources by London-based French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and his eponymous studio. The site-specific work, situated in Milan’s 16th century Palazzo Isimbardi, will be will be open to the public for the duration of Salone del Mobile, 9 -14 April, 2019. Digitally designed and fabricated, Conifera has been created from seven hundred interlocking modular bio-bricks, 3D printed in a mix of wood and bioplastic. Aiming to be one of the largest structures to date conceived and realised using this method, Conifera reflects a new generation of architecture, showcasing advances in material innovation, technology and creativity. The installation is formed in modules that shift from a wood and bioplastic...
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16 Mar

Nike’s Swarovski-Studded Sneakers

Nike is teaming up with Swarovski for its latest collaboration, and let me just say that the result is everything you'd expect and more. The brand reimagined its classic Women's Air VaporMax Flyknit 2, which was first introduced in 2018. For the first time ever, Nike used classic hand-beading techniques — like those used on couture gowns — to apply 1,000 Swarovski crystals to the sneaker. Another cool fact? The crystals were purposefully placed on the upper to refract light. The kicks will retail for $500 and will be available on Nike.com starting March 15. Read on to see all angles of the sparkly sneakers. ...
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5 Mar

ABYSSIAN HAIRCARE HOLDS THE KEY TO A LIFE IN BALANCE

From the far reaches of Ancient Abyssinia, comes an ingredient that promises to change today’s haircare landscape for the better. Pioneering brand ABYSSIAN harnesses the benefits of African-grown Abyssinian seed oil to reinstate the everyday balance and silky shine of naturally healthy hair. Combining the best of nature and science, ABYSSIAN’s groundbreaking formulas make the most of the proven properties of Abyssinian oil. Daily exposure to pollution, stress, heat, harsh chemicals and colourants leaves hair tired, dry and strained.Capable of reducing hair breakage by up to 93%, the naturally occurring oil works wonders on dry, damaged frizz. Unlike other oils that bloat and weigh down the hair shaft, ABYSSIAN’s cleverly balanced concoctions gently smooth cuticles, locking in essential moisture and boosting...
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6 Feb

The 2019 Ford Ranger

After only a few months on the market, Ford's new Ranger mid-size pickup truck is being recalled to fix an issue with the automatic transmission's shifter interlock override feature. The recall affects 3000 Ranger models in the United States and 500 in Canada that were produced between June 4, 2018, and January 9, 2019. The shifter interlock override feature is meant to prevent unwanted vehicle movement, locking the transmission when in park and requiring the vehicle to be running and the driver's foot on the brake to shift into reverse, neutral, or drive. According to a statement from Ford, the affected Rangers may have faulty PRNDL bezel wiring that can interfere with the feature. The company reported that it isn't aware of any accidents...
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