Monday, February 24, 2014

Rare Bottle of the 59 YO Dalmore EOS at the Viking Line’s Whisky Fair

Viking Line’s annual Whisky Fair, a key event in the Nordic travel retail liquor calendar, begins today and runs over the weekend until 16 January on board the ferry group’s M/S Cinderella. Among the key attractions this year will be the Dalmore Eos, one of 20 worldwide, 59-Year-Old Single Malt. The bottle will be on sale for SEK166,250 ($24,270) and will be the most expensive whisky ever sold at the event if purchased. The buyer will also be entitled to a VIP trip to the Dalmore distillery in Scotland.

Viking Line Tax Free Manager Kurt Blomqvist said: The Dalmore has a range of world-class whiskies and it’s great to have the brand involved with the show. Having Dalmore EOS at the fair is really an outstanding moment for us as it is the only bottle that will be for sale in Scandinavia.

Eos follows in a long line of rare vintages released by The Dalmore including the record breaking Dalmore Trinitas which was the first whisky to break the £100,000 barrier. The Dalmore will also be showcasing the core range of products including the 12 and 18 years old as well as Gran Reserva during the whisky show.

Archie’s Girls – Charlotte Olympia’s Limited Edition of Accessories

The story of Archie Comics, famous comics strips made ​​in the USA , with its protagonists are Archie, Betty and Veronica get a new outcome with the help of Charlotte Olympia.

British designer launched a cartoon style capsule collection of kitsch accessories, inspired by the famous American Archie comic book series. Starting with the ballerinas and Dolly pumps, with and without plateau, that are totally invaded by the cartoons.

While on Miranda decorate only the wedges in a game of contrasts with the black band and strap. More discreet than the peep toe hosting the face of glamor Veronica only on the heel, showing his thoughts on a cloud.
The collection also includes a satin clutch and and mini shopper bags. Taking inspiration from the famous comic strips, the clutches are embroidered in a magazine shape.

The collection is exclusively available to buy at Charlotte Olympia stores and online.

Limited Edition Faber Castell 250th Anniversary Box Set

Faber-Castell is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of wood-cased pencils. This year Faber-Castell USA celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell and 35 years of Creativity for Kids! Special for this occasion the company has released 250th Anniversary Limited Edition Wood Case Set.

The hand-crafted wood case contains a wide range of products  including all 120 colors of Polychromos colored pencils and Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils. Additionally there are Polychromos artists pastels, PITT pastel pencils, Castell 9000 black-lead pencils, PITT woodless graphite pencils, PITT compressed charcoal sticks, and much more! Accessories include an eraser, double-hole metal sharpener, watercolor brush, water bowl, and other supplies to enhance the artistic experience.

Wood case is stained a deep warm brown and contrasts beautifully with the carrying handle that’s made of metal sheathed in leather – a modern and sophisticated combination of materials. It is constructed in multi-level layers of drawers that house the products in separate compartments. These can be pulled out for easy access and arranged for specific types of creative work. The case clicks securely shut by twisting a pair of elegant knobs.

Only 1761 case of this exclusive Anniversary Limited Edition Wooden Case is available. 1761 coincides with the year the company was founded. Each case has a plaque that shows the number of the case, and comes with a certificate to verify the authenticity and uniqueness of the piece. The case has been priced at $1,700 and can be found at

iPhone 4 History Edition – The Worlds First Dinosaur and Meteoric Stone Mobile Phone

The iPhone 4 History Edition is the worlds 1st Dinosaur mobile phone, crafted by Katherine Hughes and designed in Liverpool by Stuart Hughes. A tooth of a 65 million year old T-REX and meteoric stone are shaped together to dress up the rear of this iPhone.

Resourced from Arizona, US, Stuart worked on blending both these historic remnants perfectly for this phone. The bling factor comes from the rim that is caked with 8.5ct ‘IF’ flawless diamonds and a diamond studded Apple logo set in platinum on the tooth-n-stone rear.

This piece of history is priced at £39,995 ($62,950) and will be crafted in a limited edition of 10 only.

Business P’2000 Luggage from Porsche Design

(Stuttgart – Press Release). With the lean management success principle, which makes it possible to consistently avoid all kinds of waste, processes in the economy can be optimised. This formula now applies to briefcases. The motto: Only what is actually needed belongs inside. There is a place for everything, and everything has its place, clearly and logically arranged for easy and quick access. Porsche Design is now launching the lean briefcase onto the worldwide market, initially designed as a prototype by business consultants Porsche Consulting GmbH.

The Porsche Design P’2150 Roadster 2.2 Lean BriefBag is truly striking, especially for its intelligent detailed solutions. Doing away with superfluous or pointless compartments in favour of uncompromising functionality has created the ideal luggage to accompany managers to the office or on business trips. The lean briefcase is available from November 2010 in Porsche Design Stores and selected specialist retailers around the world.
The concept of the brand new briefcase stems from a precise analysis of traditional business luggage and its actual uses. The typical disadvantages were identified: overfilling with unnecessary tools, such as oversized notepads, too long and heavy computer cables, too big inner pockets, too many small compartments for unspecified items. In short, ordinary briefcases often contain too much in general, but too little that is actually necessary. And nothing is where you thought it was.

The ideal bag holds just what you need and keeps it easily accessible and usable, in the right quantities and at the right quality. Under these premises, the Porsche Design P’2150 Roadster 2.2 Lean BriefBag was created.
A special system ensures that the user can see at a glance if his personal requirements are all present: for example, if one of the three pens provided is missing, a coloured marker on the loop provided for it draws his attention to its absence. When travelling, passports and tickets are immediately accessible in one of the large outer pockets designed for the purpose. The P’2150 Roadster 2.2 Lean BriefBag also contains a second, removable meeting bag. This has plenty of space for a laptop and documents, making it ideal for meetings. And there is one more functional detail too: an extra bag for technical accessories such as your download cable, mouse, 3G dongle and USB stick.

Everything has its own place. Nothing is left to chance – no matter whether the boss packs his bag, or his secretary does it. That’s why the advisers and bag designers at Porsche Consulting and Porsche Design precisely defined the packing process and developed concrete recommendations for the bag’s contents.

“With the design for the lean briefcase, we wanted to transfer our experience as business consultants to a tool that would be used by managers every day. After we launched the prototype, purely as a study, in our customer magazine, many of our readers wanted to order the bag and the sooner the better. That is why we are thrilled that our sister company, Porsche Design, a well known specialist in high quality luggage, has developed the prototype to production and brought it to market,” said Eberhard Weiblen, Chairman of the Management Board at Porsche Consulting GmbH.

“The so called Lean BriefBag suits our luxury brand, Porsche Design, perfectly,” said Dr. Juergen Gessler, CEO of the Porsche Design Group.”It is the perfect companion for our business customers and fits seamlessly into our overall product range. The P’2150 Lean BriefBag not only stands out for its timeless and purist de-sign, but also offers exceptionally highly functional and innovative detailed solutions in the field of business luggage. We are all the more pleased that we have been able to bring in tried and tested internal skills from the automotive industry and additional practical experience from Porsche Consulting GmbH for this project. All this goes to make the slimline briefcase the product of a whole range of Porsche skills and competences.

Porsche Design is a luxury brand with a particular focus on technically inspired products. The Porsche Design brand was established in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The products stand for functional, timeless and purist design, characterised by their technical innovation. The product portfolio includes watches, sunglasses,  luggage, a sports and fashion collection as well as electronic products and a men’s fragrance line. All the brand’s products are designed at the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See (Austria) and are available worldwide in the company’s own stores, franchise stores, shops-in-shops, high end department stores and exclusive specialist retailers.

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