Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pic of The Moment: BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800

New Bentley Continental GT to be Revealed Online Next Week

A Starship Enterprise from Ink Cartridges

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Minas Tirith fortress made from matchsticks

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Cycleton Motorbike

The Cycleton One bike is a functional concept motorcycle designed by Daniel Yorba, it was recently displayed at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

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Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication Watch

Currently priced at $1,026,500 via blancpain.com

Linda May Presents $18.9 Million Holmby Hills Estate

Welcome to the incomparable Baroda Park Estate. In 1955 architect A. Quincy Jones built a modernist wood, stone and glass house for actor Gary Cooper and his wife in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. This four bedroom, five-and-a-half bath, 5,700 square foot home was built entirely on one level and enveloped into the landscape (approx 2.4 acres). The house is entered via a short canopied walkway that leads in an open entrance hall. The unique scale and design bring the outside in and the inside out, while providing all the amenities of modern-day living. A vast living area with a raised stone fireplace features terrazzo floors and floor-to-ceiling windows that peer out onto the pool, garden and wooded grounds. A wonderful chef’s kitchen beckons the epicurean and is flanked by dueling butler pantries and a fresh formal dining area. Juxtaposed this central space lies a wing of bedrooms, baths and private studies. The enlarged master suite complete with two lavish bathrooms, a gym and voluminous walk through closets is the ultimate in simple living and convenience. The architectural and landscape renovation was designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Said Rios, “This house was built in 1955. It could have been built today. It could have been built 20 years from now. There’s a timelessness about it because its form and proportions are really right.” This magnificent estate of natural beauty offers paths and low rock walls, simulating a journey to nature within a vibrant city.

Offered at $18,900,000.

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The Volvo C70 Convertible Experience

Lots of easy to use gadgets including Blue Tooth; built-in Sat Nav; a terrific sound system; four comfortable seats, heated of course; air con and a spacious trunk for the designer shopping bags. Plus, to make life especially easy, a hard top that retracts in 30 seconds at the push of a button and disappears into the trunk.

Enter the Volvo C70 Convertible. The gleaming silver number I had the opportunity to drive and review matched all of my wish list in looks, and more because it is an absolute dream to drive.

- Quick acceleration
- Easy to handle, it glides
- Great to park – there’s a reverse warning alarm
- 6 gears but there is a choice of manual or automatic
- Everything is within easy reach including neat control buttons on the
steering wheel
- Plenty of leg room both front and back, and a high class sound system that performs perfectly whether the top is up or down.

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Mobiado Classic 712EM Luxury Phone

Another luxury phone hits the market. The Mobiado Classic 712EM luxury phone was recently introduced and brings along a taste of exotic wood to your look.

Mobiado announced their new luxury phone: the Classic 712 Executive Model (EM), just about a month after unveiling the Classic 712 ZAF in “dream colors.”

This stunning new handset is “the evolution” in Mobiado’s wood series of cell phones.

The Mobiado Classic 712EM is made from exotic wood, sapphire crystal and aluminum.

A closer look at the Mobiado Classic 712EM shows the exotic wood pieces, which are inlayed into an anodized aluminum frame and connected to a solid wood top, to create a dramatic flowing effect.

Similar to other Mobiado phones, the Classic 712EM features quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and tri-band WCDMA (2100/1900/900) connectivity, 2.2 inch QVGA display, built-in GPS, music player, email, web browser, and a 5MP camera with flash and video recording.

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Timeless Ultra Thin Luxury Cell Phones by Bellperre

Founded in 2005, the European brand Bellperre recently unveiled its new luxury cell phone. What is unique is that Bellperre has welcomed buyers to customize their cell phone as they like.

The Bellperre luxury phone is well defined by its distinctive elegant lines, its timeless European design, as well as utilizing only the finest authentic materials.

The new phone’s frame has been precision crafted out of one single piece of metal.

The Bellperre phone offers the perfect grip, as its features a one-of-a-kind notch that is carved all around the sleek metal frame.

The cell phone’s steel buttons are subtly shaped in line with the main design.

The glass window has been made of sapphire crystal, which of course is famous for its scratch resistance.

The leather and frame are finished by hard protective coatings against the most critical circumstances.

Now the fun part, designing your own Bellperre cell phone. Bellperre offers this unique bespoke service that assures a design for every taste and lifestyle, male or female.

The solid metal frame and steel buttons are available in various pure authentic finishes, including polished silver, brushed steel, 18K rosé gold or a 24K yellow gold finish.

The leather collection represents the highest possible grade and contains 125 genuine leather options.

Select from modest classic leathers like black buffalo or brown lizard, or choose vibrant colors and textures like pink crocodile or red shark for a more striking effect.

The collection has been extended by genuine ostrich leather in a wide set of 14 vibrant colors. Ostrich leather is known for its durability and its finest texture.

Key Features and Specifications:

- This exceptional phone has up-to-date specifications (like 5 megapixel flash camera, GPS, quad-band), supports 80 languages and also offers Russian, Arabic and Chinese keypad versions.
- 5 Megapixel Camera, autofocus, LED flash
- 80 language options
- Cyrillic, Chinese and Arabic keypads optional
- Size: 111 x 45 x 11.2 mm, 135 gr (inc. battery)
- 2.2 inch Display, 16 Million colors, 240 x 320 pixels
- 400 hours Standby, 5 hours Talk time
- GPS navigation, Accelerometer sensor
- Stereo Bluetooth, FM radio, Video recorder / player
- Vibration, Hands free calling, Noise cancellation
- E-mail support, SMS (T9), MMS, IM
- Outlook synchronization, Organizer
- Bellperre, founded in 2005, integrates conception and design expertise and technological know-how to create unique, customizable, affordable luxury mobile phones.

For additional product information, please visit: www.bellperre.com

Vintage Lamborghini LM002 SUV With Color-Changing Paint Sells For $75k

Many of you probably did not know that Lamborghini actually manufactured an SUV.

From the mid 1986 to 1993, luxury car maker Lamborghini produced only 301 SUV’s. The model was specifically designed for the Italian military but the concept never took off.

The Saudi Arabian military purchased 40 of them. Most of the others were sold wealthy Middle Eastern millionaires.

At Barret-Jackson’s first Orange County auction, a 1991 color-shifting Lamborghini LM002 SUV was auctioned off for $75k.

This particular Lamborghini LM002 SUV includes a DuPont ChromaLusion paint job that actually changes its color from purple to blue depending on lighting and angles.

This custom Lambo SUV also includes custom magnesium wheels, and only had 3,607 original miles on it.

Source: DubDaily

Starbucks Launches Premium Reserve Coffee

Starbucks launch new line of ultra-premium exotic coffees, Starbucks Reserve. After a highly successful online launch, the rare coffee beans will now debut in select Starbucks stores. Starbucks Reserve is only available in large metropolitan markets and for a limited time, with short supply. The coffees are available in the cities of New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Boston, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Miami.

The first coffee to be released in their luxury line is the Galápagos San Cristóbal. The coffee beans come from one of the oldest geographical locations, the Galápagos Islands. The subtropical location and rich soil make for a medium bodied coffee bean.

“For nearly 40 years, our coffee buyers have traveled the world discovering the most exquisite tastes to appear in a coffee cup,” stated Dub Hay, who operates as the senior vice president of coffee and global procurement.“Only three percent of all the coffee grown around the world is good enough to make it into a bag of Starbucks Coffee. Sometimes we encounter a truly rare and special coffee and we can only purchase a small quantity. Starbucks Reserve represents our heritage as a purveyor of the world’s finest coffees, and we’re thrilled to offer our customers passage on this journey of discovery.”

The coffee will be available by the half-pound and in some select locations can be brewed and ordered in the store. Galápagos San Cristóbal is priced at $12.50 for 12 fl.oz.and starts at $2.95 a cup. Future offerings from the Starbucks Reserve line will include Aged Sulawesi Kalosi, El Salvador Montecarlos Estate Pacamara, Nicaragua Corcasan Fair Trade Certified and Brazil Sul de Minas Peaberry.

For more information on Starbucks Reserve or to find your nearest retailer, visit www.starbucksstore.com.

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Complete Elvis Presley Masters Collection

This definitive Elvis Presley music collection from SONY Music, comes housed in a beautiful, limited edition, display case.

This ultimate Elvis Presley music collection includes originally released master recordings, in addition to 103 rare recordings.

The SONY Music CD set includes over 35 hours of music and comes with over 800 tracks.

You also receive a 240 page exclusive hardcover book filled with Elvis stories, facts and photographs of the the King.

This one of a kind Elvis Presley Masters Collection is available in limited supplies, and are individually numbered to 1,000

Priced at $749 (plus tax and shipping) , this collector’s musical package is only available through www.CompleteElvis.com
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My fav. Elvis Presley song:

Samsung 3D TV – The New Era of Television

Earlier this year at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, attendees saw the future of TV’s with introduction of 3D HDTVs. 3D TV is the biggest breakthrough to hit the home theater and general family TV market in years.

Samsung introduced a wide range of 3D TV models, that include several LED edge-lit LCD flat panel models, in addition to 3D plasma sets.

Samsung is taking the market leader position and rolling out cutting edge 3D TV’s, but the bigger question will be … are consumers ready for the technological leap and are they willing to pay top dollar in a recessed economy?

As the latest 3D LED models have hit the market this year, we have seen some interesting and compelling features. In addition to 3D Blu-ray playback functionality (utilizing a 3D-compatible Blu-ray player) Samsung has included an amazing feature: a built-in user selectable 2D-to-3D conversion feature that will allow viewers to watch anything in 3D.

This cutting edge feature alone, could place Samsung as the clear and potentially dominant 3D HDTV market leader for some time to come.


Click here for a 3D demo from Samsung – http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tv/3Dz.html

For example, Samsung’s model UN55C7000 is a 55-inch 3D LCD TV, offers 1080p, 240 Hz, LED-backlit, and 3D-ready viewing.

Overall, Samsung has several higher-end TV’s that can handle 3D including – LED-backlit LCDs (7000/8000/9000 series), plasmas (7000, 8000), and LCD TVs (750).

So in addition to requiring a 3D ready TV, what else do you need to ge the full effect of 3D TV? Of course you will need a 3D-capable HDTV and a pair of 3D glasses. If you want want to watch 3D Blu-ray movies, then you will also have to purchase a special Blu-ray player. unfortunately, your existing Blu-ray won’t quite cut it.

To view all of Samsung’s exciting line-up of 3D-ready TV’s, please visit: Samsung

How To Smoke Fine Cigars Like a True Cigar Aficionado

The concept of cigar smoking dates back many years ago, to the 10th century. Indigenous inhabitants of the islands of the Caribbean Sea and Mesoamerica used to joyfully indulge in cigars.

Today a cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco. Cigars are smoked throughout the world and adored by true cigar lovers. However, it seems that the art of smoking a fine cigar is still unknown to many people.

As a background, the closed end of the cigar is called the ‘head’ of the cigar. This is the end that you smoke. The open end of the cigar is called the ‘foot’ and the location you light the cigar.

Now the outer leaf of the cigar is called the wrapper. As an important note, please be careful with how you handle the cigar. They can be sensitive and the wrapper is the most delicate part of the entire cigar.

For cigar aficionados all around the world, it’s important to understand how to smoke a cigar.

Here are some helpful tips on how to properly smoke a cigar.

1. Inspect the cigar and make sure that it is in good condition. Make sure that the outer tobacco leaf is whole and not cracked or pitted. Also squeeze the cigar and make sure it is properly humidified. The cigar should not be too moist nor too hard, but should give a little while still maintaining firmness.

2. Cut the cigar using a sharp pair of cigar cutters. There are many styles of cutters, but make sure they are in good condition. Snip or punch through the top cap quickly and cleanly. Such a cut will prevent the wrapper from peeling, ensuring the integrity of the cigar for the entire duration of your smoke.

3. Make sure the cigar is ready to be smoked. Blow on the cigar to make sure there is no sediment or any remains of the cap. Put the cigar in your mouth, and inhale a few times. Air should be able to draw through the cigar without any obstructions. If there are any obstructions, use the cigar cutters and clip the head of the cigar a little lower down.

4. Light the cigar. Take the cigar out of your mouth and gently toast the end with your cigar lighter. Apply the lighter to the cigar while rocking the cigar back and forth, making sure to quickly hit the entire surface of the cigar end with the lighter. Your objective is to get the cigar evenly toasted so that the cigar does not burn raggedly during your smoke. Some cigar lighters have unique lighting mechanisms, so always make sure you know where the flame is going when using your lighter.

5. Smoke your cigar. Once the cigar is fully lit, take a few puffs of it by sticking the head into your mouth and drawing air into your mouth through the cigar. Allow the cigar smoke to swirl around your mouth. If the cigar tastes and draws smoke correctly, continue smoking your cigar. A cigar is meant to be savored, so take your time while smoking. Also, cigars are not meant to be inhaled, so do not smoke your cigar like a cigarette, or you may find yourself sick.

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Lotus Evora S

Based on the company's standard Evora, the new Lotus Evora S ($TBA) ups the ante with a mid-mounted, 345 hp 3.5L Toyota-sourced V6, a zero to 60 time of just 4.8 seconds, a top speed of 172 mph, a sport button that gives the driver more control over the throttle response, a higher rev limiter, modifies the stability control settings, and activates an exhaust bypass valve, 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels, Eibach springs, Blistein dampers, a forged aluminum double-wishbone suspension, and an Alpine-branded media system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, and video playback. Notably missing is a price, which is probably somewhere between "a lot" and "more than a lot."

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Some Of The Jay-Z x Yankees Co-Branded Merchandise


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Swatch New Gent Watch Collection

Swatch releases its New Gent model, a larger version of the watchmakers popular Gent silhouette. Done up in a plethora of color options, the collection for Fall already boasts 10 combinations, with more probably set to release in the Spring. A release is set for September 20th, exclusively through colette.

adidas Originals 2010 Fall/Winter Superstar Vintage


Jordan 6 Rings (metallic silver / lt graphite / white)

Cranium FittedsPittsburgh Pirates All White Hat New Era Cap 5950 Fitted

Dirty Jax The Bully Tee White And Infrared

Cranium FittedsNew Era Cap Brush


Good Wood The Jesus Piece Red