Adidas Diamond Studded ShoesAdidas is celebrating its 60th anniversary of the classic 3 stripes brand, Adidas is going to have this "diamond pack" released in 2009 Jan 31 in Taiwan. The pack includes a pair of shoe and a tee. As the name indicates, there are six 0.2 carat diamonds on the lateral side of each foot of the shoe, total 12 diamonds. Besides the diamonds, all the details are finished with Swarovski crystals. The metal plates on shoes' tongues can be removed as wearable necklaces. Other than the shoe, 409 Swarovski crystals are placed as classic Adidas leaf logo in front of the Adi Trefoil Tee. The price of the pair shoes is US$800.

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Attache-Case by Thom BrowneThis attache case is featuring leather black briefcase from New York based designer Thom Browne, who is known for his modern twists to classic designs. It’s a classic look with buckle closure and black finish.The 45 x 33 cm attache case is made from quality leather with a red, navy blue and white cotton lining which protects the contents. The hardware is gold-plated and the Thom Browne Attache Case is available exclusively from Thom Browne and retails at $6,170.

Attache-Case by Thom Browne
Attache-Case by Thom Browne
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The most expensive Rubik’s Cube is the Masterpiece Cube, created by Fred Cueller of Diamond Cutters International for the 15th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube in 1995. The Rubik's cube is made with 185 carats of precious gems invisibly set in 18-karat gold. In its solved state, the cube features a different type of gem on each side—including 22.5 karats of amethyst, 34 karats of rubies and 34 karats of emeralds and is estimated to be worth $1.5 million.

Tibaldi Bentley Continental pen

Tibaldi's latest collection is driven by the beauty of the classic Continental GT. The lacquered barrel with knurled bands reflects the quality switchgear found in the car's rich interior, while the engraved clip features the prominent Bentley typeface found in the engine bay. The color options match the car's most popular exterior finishes and each piece is packaged in an "armrest" box. Only 999 pieces of each color are available worldwide. The Continental fountain pen features an 18kt gold nib and fills with a cartridge or converter. Tibaldi Bentley Continental pen is priced at $2,500, available from Bentley dealerships and Tibaldi stores.

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Aquariva SuperRiva is best known companies when it comes to luxury motor yachts. Their modern classic Aquariva Super yacht is a 33-footer, this yacht is the smallest of Riva’s 10 designs, combining elegant and sinuous lines, precious woods and supreme attention to detail in carpentry, chrome, lacquer-work, leather, and fittings. It features include a top speed of 41 knots and cruising speed of 36 knots – delivered by twin 380hp Yanmar motors.The Aquariva Super yacht is the descendant of the legendary Aquarama, and the traditional and aggressive Rivale.

Stars such as Dino de Laurentis, Richard Burton, Aristotle Onassis , Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren,and Sean Connery all own a Riva, making the name a prestigious list of the international jet-setters. The riva Aquariva Super is priced at around $944,000.

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Shanghai Tower - China's Next Tallest Building
At 632m (2070ft) tall and with 138 floors, Shanghai Tower will be the next China's tallest building when it is completed. The Tower is scheduled to open partially in 2012 when the top floor is finished. The skyscraper will open fully in 2014.

Designed by Texan Architect Marshall Strabala, of Gensler Architects, the £1.5 billion Shanghai Tower is organized as nine cylindrical buildings stacked one atop another. The inner layer of the double-skin facade encloses the stacked buildings, while a triangular exterior layer creates the second skin, or building envelope, which gently rotates as it rises. The spaces between the two facade layers create nine atrium sky gardens.

Shanghai Tower will have a total construction area of 576,000 square meters, including 380,000 square meters on the ground. It will feature office space, luxury residences, a high-end hotel, retail space, restaurants and a public observatory.

Commissioned by Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co., Ltd and designed by Gensler, the Shanghai Tower will definitely be one of a kind, demonstrating limitless possibilities and achievements.

Shanghai Tower - China's Next Tallest Building

Shanghai Tower - China's Next Tallest Building
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Alicia Keys launched the AvantGrandYamaha Keyboard Division has announced the launching of the AvantGrand Piano. With its highly advanced sound reproduction and sampling technology, the AvantGrand is the first piano ever crafted to truly capture the sound, touch, action and physical resonance of a concert-quality grand piano without the tuning, cost or footprint of a comparable stringed instrument.

The new AvantGrand uses three strategically placed resonators to recreate the tactile vibrations created by the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand used to record the AvantGrand's digital samples. They even paid close attention to the pedal action, carefully duplicating the spring, friction, and inertia of a real concert grand.

Alicia Keys launched the AvantGrand with a performance at the NAMM convention in LA, causing her to exclaim that "it's almost like a friend. But it's even better than a friend, because it doesn't talk to you."

The Yamaha AvantGrand piano is slated to ship in July 2009 and will cost around $20,000.
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TriSpecs Bluetooth Stereo Fashion EyewearTriSpecs has unveiled its own technetronic eyewear a device which is capable of switching between voice communication and stereo music with the push of a button. Blending designer sunglasses, sterio headphones, and Bluetooth headset functionality. TriSpecs are the hottest way to connect to mobile phones and music players. TriSpecs engineering allows you to switch between voice communication, with unsurpassed noise elimination technology, and stereo sound for a great experience, using button controls on the glasses.

TriSpecs glasses are yet to be available in the market but are expected to be priced for just $200 and available in black, white, and metallic options.

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Victoria Beckham Wearing £80,000 Himalayan Birkin Diamond Studded HandbagFashionista Victoria Beckham showed off the Christmas present from her husband, David Beckham, an £80,000 Himalayan Birkin purse studded with hundreds of diamonds as she watches husband David make his debut for AC Milan in Dubai.

The 34-year-old former Spice Girl is said to be 'delighted' with the bag, which features a three-carat diamond on the lock.

A source told The Sun:

'It's not as easy as everyone would think for David buying his wife a present every year, she is the woman with everything.'

'But David knows the French fashion house is her favorite and he sorted the gift in Los Angeles from one of the few powerful fashion buyers who could get one.'

Victoria Beckham Wearing £80,000 Himalayan Birkin Diamond Studded Handbag
Victoria Beckham Wearing £80,000 Himalayan Birkin Diamond Studded Handbag

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2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSRPorsche has revealed its most powerful GT2-class racing car, the GT3 RSR. The capacity of the well-known six-cylinder boxer engine increased from 3.8 to 4.0-litres. After another reduction in the size of the air restrictors for the 2009 season, the engine now delivers around 450 hp (331 kW) at 7,800 revs per minute and develops a maximum torque of 430 Nm at 7,250 rpm. The rev limiter of the efficient six-cylinder unit kicks in at 9,000 rpm. Compared to the forerunner, the rev level for a given power output was significantly lowered. Thanks to this, the engine features an optimised torque curve and offers better driveability.

The RSR will leave your Turbo for dead on the track, though. Thanks to a lightweight bodyshell, it weighs about the same as a child’s shoe, and has received a whole bunch of aerodynamic revisions to make it lovely and slippery through the air.

Aside from GT3 Cup and the GT3 Cup S, the GT3 RSR is the third race car based on the Porsche 911 offered by Porsche Motorsport. About 20 of the successful long distance racers have been built in Weissach and are now being delivered to customer teams around the world. The GT3 RSR costs €380,000 (£358,217 or $493,050) plus VAT specific to each country.

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2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
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 Audi A'KIMONO LS2.0 This futuristic vehicle concept of Audi is called the A’KIMONO LS2.0. Designed by Teodor Kyuchukov, a Bulgarian PhD student at the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev", Bulgaria, Department of Industrial Design, who developed Audi A’KIMONO LS2.0. It features lighting design elements borrowed from traditional interior lighting practices seen in monuments, sports facilities, and architectural buildings.

The designed concept was based on the "Automotive Lighting Sculpture" in which the exterior surfaces integrate an artificial lighting system which makes the car silhouette recognizable at night. This system makes use of hidden lighting, where the source is not visible. The exterior is more recognizable at night and in the dark, reducing chances of mishap. The impressive exteriors of the body have hidden light sources, light from these sources follows the curves and lines on the surface, creating an unobtrusive effect for the viewer.

 Audi A'KIMONO LS2.0
 Audi A'KIMONO LS2.0
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When it launched in March 2006, the Airbus A380 is the world's first twin-deck, twin-aisle and the biggest commercial aircraft, easily eclipsing Boeing's 747.

The versatile Airbus A380 cabins offer more space to passengers along with wider seats and aisles. A cabin designed around needs of passengers today and tomorrow provides the latest comfort standards – with wider seats and aisles, plus more space regardless of class of ticket. Optional lower deck use for rest areas, business, bar or other amenities can further enhance the A380 travel experience.

Airbus A380  CabinAn advanced lightning system for an array of moods and atmospheres.

Airbus A380  CabinThe in-flight entertainment (IFE) system on the A380 is the best available, offering movies, connectivity, audio and games on-demand - all direct to individual liquid crystal displays on seatbacks. A380 passengers benefit from the latest in In-Flight Entertainment systems, developed especially to take advantage of the A380's fibre-optic data distribution network. Outside cameras enable passengers to watch the world go by in real time from various viewpoints.

 Airbus A380  CabinOn the A380, passengers can use their laptop computers and access the internet. Airlines can select options such as the use of mobile phones or a business centre.

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On the A380, the upper deck is 70 inches (180cm) wider than competitor aircraft's, while the main deck is up to 20 inches (50cm) wider. The outward sloping cabin walls of the main deck add to the overall sense of spaciousness.

 Airbus A380  Cabin Airbus A380  CabinThe A380 cabins feature mood lighting thanks to light emitting diodes (LED) capable of simulating day or night. Mood lighting eases the stress of jet lag for long-haul passengers and also helps provide a relaxing ambiance. Cabin lighting is carefully controlled by cabin crew at the touch of a screen making it easily adaptable to the requirements of long-haul travel. Windows are also bigger, providing more natural light and a better view outside the aircraft.

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Hotel Raito Amalfi Coast, Italy
Raito Hotel is a crown jewel of the Amalfi coast with its superb landscapes where Earth, Sea and Sky meet at its marvelous position which sets in the mountain-site descending on the amazing Salerno bay.

will be delighted of this extraordinary 5 star hotel, it consists of 50 spacious and elegant guest rooms distributed in standard with mountain view, superior and luxurious suites with sea view offering all the convenience of a first class establishment. A wide range of modern amenities are at your disposal to accommodate the needs of both business and leisure travelers.

Hotel Raito is strategically located at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast among the blue sky, sea and lush green mountains embedded between vast citrus plantations and intense scents of lemon, overlooking the Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Hotel Raito Amalfi Coast, ItalyHotel Raito will make your stay unique and unforgettable with its enchanted view overlooking the Bay of Salerno and the Faraglioni in Vietri sul Mare.

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Hotel Raito Amalfi Coast, ItalyHotel Raito Amalfi Coast, ItalyIn a serenely beautiful and peaceful space you will be charmed by the wellness center that benefits from state of the art spa treatments aimed at rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit.

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Barack Barack Obama Cadillac Presidential Limousine

General Motors has revealed the custom armored Cadillac presidential limousine that Barack Obama will use during the inauguration and as president. Unlike other presidential limo models it does not have an official model name, but by some accounts, it's called "The Beast."

"Although many of the vehicles' security enhancements cannot be discussed, it is safe to say that this car's security and coded communications systems make it the most technologically advanced protection vehicle in the world," said Nicholas Trotta, assistant director for the Office of Protective Operations. The new Cadillac model of the presidential limousine was made by General Motors Corp.

The vehicle includes heavy armor that is reportedly at least 5 inches thick bulletproof glass, run-flat tires, ultra high strength ceramic armor, system fire on board, and a completely sealed interior to ward off a chemical attack, the paper reported. It also has electronic communications equipment. One tech item they are talking about are the LED spotlights that’ll illuminate the fender-mounted flags at night.

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