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iTree : World’s Largest iPod Dock

Austrian design house KMKG STUDIO in cooperation with speaker manufacturer Trenner & Friedl launched the worlds largest ipod dock, the itree. Itree is carved from a simple tree trunk, its rear-mounted speakers are pointed towards a wall to reflect the audio and the wood serves to resonate the sound in a similar fashion to a piano or violin, creating an optimum accoustic sound experience.

Currently the itree comes out in cherry, poplar or spruce. Carpenters in the Steirische Vulkanland region of southern Austria are employed to shape, hollow out and lovingly finish the trunk casing by hand.

Each itree is a unique creation, and as such carries a starting price of EUR 11,000 (US$14,982) – extra options include making the device compatible with Apple’s AirPlay wireless streaming technology, and a special version for the iPad.

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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Gadgets

 

Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione unveiled at the Bologna Motor Show

The Prancing Horse is undergoing a lot of upgrades every year, due to Ferrari’s enthusiasm. They have just unveiled a new racing car for the next year, the 599XX Evoluzione. One of the good parts of the Ferrari atmosphere is that their wealthy customers can get involved in their new projects, transforming the technology in F1 cars into road-car sensations.

This is a new program that they’ve started, and seems to be one of their greatest ideas ever. This program has seen its results during 2005, when the FXX, a street-legal version of the Ferrari Enzo was released, being followed by the FXX Evoluzione. Then, they presented the 599GTO, their top-tech and fastest car ever produced. But this is already old.

They have now released the 599XX Evoluzione, a car that’s “a second faster” than its predecessor, on Ferrari’s Fiorano test track. The car boasts a 6-liter V12 that generates 740HP. The car is packed with top technology, with customizable dynamic settings, depending on driver’s needs to make it possible for the car to be driven on roads.

Sadly, it will be produced in a short series of 29 cars, at a cost of €1,485,000 or $1,991,000. This means $250,000 more than the Ferrari 599XX. And they’re well worth the money, given the fact that this car has history, and, most of all, value.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2011 in Cars

 

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk, was born on January 6, 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia. Before becoming a model, she studied for piano and singing as well as marketing but still wasn’t happy with her life… so she decided to enter a local beauty school with her sister Tatiana.  This is where, a person from a local modeling agency noticed her!!!

At the age of 19, she started her modeling career in Paris. She succeeded to be the face of Intimissimi in 2007 and then debuted in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.  At that point Irina’s fame started to spread!

Irina was chosen as the Best International Model of 2010 by Glamour Spain. Complex magazine ranked her as number 1 in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list. On Models.com Irina was ranked 10th in the “Top 20 Sexiest Models” list. In 2011, she succeeded to appear on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Since May 2010, Irina Shayk, has been dating famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Fashion

 

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Winter Bloom! | written by CandyHell

Brush off the cold in this season’s moody, full-spectrum blooms. Spring’s favorite print gets darkly dramatic for Winter in high-contrast palettes and large-scale patterns — often digitized for extra impact. These gorgeous blooms are bold, dramatic, and the perfect way to dress up the holiday.

Click through to view our picks.

 

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Fashion

 

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The Pirelli 2012 Calender is Here

Mario Sorrenti shot the upcoming Pirelli 2012 with 13 models and actresses — all of which he’s worked with before — in Corsica. Among the featured? Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, Saskia de Brauw, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Guinevere van Seenus, Malgosia Bela, Edita Vilkevicute, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Margareth Made, and Rinko Kikuchi.

Of the calendar’s look, Sorrenti explained: “You know, originally I thought I was going to do very sexy pictures, and when we got there I realized that I didn’t want the pictures to be sexy at all . . . I didn’t want them to be posing and arching and like sticking their boobs in my face or anything like that.” Thus, he added: “We tried to keep it very simple, there were times where we did just photographs with the model and myself and there was no one around. I think that was the moment when I was able to capture some of the most beautiful photographs . . . You kind of lose yourself and you go with the flow of the moment and just let things happen.”

The full calendar — all 25 pictures — are in the slideshow bellow!

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Fashion

 

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Grand Marnier 2011, Red Ribbon Limited Edition

Grand Marnier is celebrating this year’s winter holiday season with the ninth annual limited edition of its classic Cordon Rouge.

The bottle makes a bold transition from its usual brown and red seal, to brilliant white, with a red ribbon elegantly wrapped around its sleek curves.

The new red ribbon design 70cl bottle will be available in selected wholesalers and luxury retail outlets. The price tag of this Grand Marnier special edition is at $59.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Lifestyle

 

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Just a little Leather

A leather jacket is a must in any fashionista’s wardrobe, from biker style to sporty, the choice is vast. Here is a look at stars rocking theirs – some have gone for a rock’n’roll look to compliment their jacket, while others have juxtaposed it. So, who looked the hottest wrapped up in theirs??

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Fashion

 

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