Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag In Alligator Leather

If there is a bag capable of giving competition for Hermès’ Birkin Bag, Ralph Lauren’s Soft Ricky Bag in Vintage Brown Matte Alligator is one. Though nobody wax poetically about the Ricky Bag the same way as the Birkin, in its exquisite alligator leather version it stands out on its own next to Birkin as an equal.

The alligator leather used in making the Ricky has been tumbled and treated to get its soft and silky feel. Afterwards hand-sewn from many layers of the leather to create the bag. Its interior design detail includes Clementine leather lined and a snapped pocket.

Exterior styling features the familiar round top handles in alligator and a detachable alligator cross-body strap with silver-toned roller buckles. As with other Ricky bags, this too uses a front flap for closure. Closure is secured by the Ricky lock in silver tone and two keys come in an alligator key bell.

The Ricky Bag in alligator measures 10″ H x 12″ L x 7″ D with a 5½” handle drop. It also come with Ralph Lauren’s signature protective felt pouch and a card of authenticity. With its $18,500 price tag, the beautiful alligator leather Ricky will set you back a bit, just like a Birkin.

Cartier Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon In Blue Enamel

House of Cartier has a new beautiful watch with a blue enameled dial named, Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon. Cartier has used flinqué style enameling on the dial, where the enamel color is deposited on a gold or silver previously guilloched or hand engraved dial using a quill pen or a brush. The process repeated at least 4 times, each with time spend in an oven at 820 degrees.

A difficult and time consuming process but worth every effort. The Cartier manufacture caliber 9452 manual winding movement comes housed in a 39 mm white god case. The movement beats at 21,600 vph and provides a power reserve of 50 hours. When looking closer you’ll notice the famous “C” of the Cartier displayed prominently on the tourbillon carriage and the baseplate of the movement. Also noticeable are the understated short lugs as a design feature. The movement come with the Geneva seal stamped to it.

Its hands sword-shaped, are made of steel. The watch features a characteristic Cartier crown set with a blue sapphire cabochon. Limited to just 100 numbered pieces, the Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon comes with a dark blue alligator leather strap matching the dial.

This Brilliant Rekindle Candlestick Turns Melted Wax Into a Fresh New Candle

Who would have thought candles ever need further innovation? We certainly did not think so, but designer Benjamin Shine begs to differ; he have come up with an ingenious idea that could potentially save the world a ton of wax (figuratively speaking…) by, well, recycling the wax for the next candle and the contraption to do so is his Rekindle Candle. The Rekindle Candle is more like a candlestick holder that collects the melting wax of the burning candle atop to form a new candle. A wig is placed in the center of the candlestick stem and once the stem is filled, which it should when the first candle burns out, it can then be place on top of the holder to start the cycle again.

Further details weren't available, but we are assuming that the ‘stem’ is replaceable and comes rig with a wig for a continuous process. in this way, you will only need one candle and yards of wig to keep on using the same wax over and over again, thus saving the our already distraught planet of another wax waste, plus manufacturers, won’t need to produce as many candles for the market (probably not quite a good news to the chandlers, btw), which means less resources being used. Though we hardly think animal fats, mineral oil, or even beeswax will have much impact environmentally. Interesting concept nonetheless.

Pure-Bottle by Lucia Bruni - A Glass, Lantern And Spoon Set In One

About the brand and designer: Italian designer Lucia Bruni founded Lucirmás in Barcelona, Spain in 2006.
Lucirmás designs and produces sustainable glass products which tell a story. They make original, handcrafted objects from 100% recycled glass, offering the quality of a beautiful, artisan product. Lucirmás’ mission is to create products which make the most of the charm, value and versatility of recycled glass.

Lucirmás products are elegant, simple and functional. Lucirmás takes seriously the reduction of their environmental impact. For this reason, they choose to use recycled glass as their prime material, they reduce the use of pollutants and use recyclable/responsible packaging.

All their products are designed and handmade in Barcelona, Spain. Lucirmás will present this year at the Milan furniture fair at Superstudio piú, in the ‘discovering’ section.

Pure-bottle is a fully recycled and recyclable table set which consists of a glass, lantern and spoon, perfect to complement any dining occasion.
Each table set is made from a recycled wine bottle which has been cut in two positions, giving new life and value to the object.

The lanterns provide wind protection for candles while creating a warm ambience perfect for restaurants, cafes or home settings. The glasses are simple yet durable, while making a strong ecological statement. The spoons are functional and versatile.

Perfect for presenting food in a restaurant, serving a salad or eating your breakfast cereal. Together, pure-bottle proves that recycled products can be simple, functional and stylish.

Pure-bottles are sustainable glass products which tell a story. They will be presented this year at the Milan furniture fair at Lucirmás stand at Superstudio piú, in the ‘discovering’ section.

Karoto Sharpener Peeler by Avichai Tadmor

By now, you guys know that I’m a kitchen gadget junkie. From fancy expensive ones like my Vitamix  and my juicer, to my spiralizer, to cute little whisks and flippers, I’m a sucker for them all.

At first glance, you’re probably thinking, “It’s a pencil sharpener. What does that have to do with carrots or kitchen gadgets?” But look a little closer….

Notice how big it is?
That’s because it’s for peeling veggies, especially carrots!!

Tired of slicing, dicing, or chopping your vegetables and want to try something new? Jerusalem product designer Avichai Tadmor created this scaled-up pencil sharpener for shaving curls of carrot onto salads. It’s a stylish tool that will add some zest to your boring salad, put a little twist in your stir fry casserole and cast a big smile on your face.

YolkFish - A Squeezable Fish That Separates Egg Whites & Yolks With Just A Kiss

Tel Aviv-based Peleg Design has created the YolkFish, a squeezable goldfish that effortlessly separates eggs with a kiss.

The suction created by squeezing the fish’s belly pulls the yolk away from the whites of a cracked egg, leaving no trace behind. This is a definite “want item” for anyone whose ever had to make a meringue or an egg-white cocktail in a reasonable amount of time.

Evolution Door - New Opening Method by Klemens Torggler

Vienna-based Austrian developer Klemens Torggler has designed an innovative piece of structure that allows one to go in and out a room by moving a multi-panel door, known as Evolution Door, to a nearby place without the ground monitor.

Instead of having to set up additional components for a door to glide across, Torggler's door provides a tossing method that is completely attractive to the eye, space-conscious, and enchanting to watch.

The designer's product provides a product new perspective for something as traditional and globally identified as a door. Accessing a room is transformed into a kinetic art type. The door, which is currently just a model, is working out several components of design that deal with everything from overall look to performance.

Torggler has already prepared his innovation with soft edges to account for hands that may unintentionally get captured between the sections as they flip into their next position.

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