Archive for ‘Travel’

May 17, 2011

Lyn Devon x W New York



Former Ralph Lauren ready to wear designer Lyn Devon launched her very own collection in New York back in 2005. The American designer has had tremendous feedback for her sportswear collections with style.com praising her as “one of America’s most promising new talents,” as well as receiving the “Rising Star Award” from Fashion Group International. Now Devon is collaborating with one of New York’s swankiest hotels, The W.

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March 27, 2011

John Matos x Tumi



Statement luggage is a must. Why? Two reasons: First, baggage claim at the airport can quickly go from civilization to animal kingdom as weary passengers’ eyes dart from side to side hoping to spot their bag. Second, travel can be daunting, and there’s nothing like a good accessory to make the crush at the airport seem a little more bearable. That’s why we’re fans of Tumi’s new collaboration with graffiti artist John Matos.

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March 4, 2011

Audi Concept Design Munich x Head


Photo: Geeky Gadget

In non-fashion week news, as much as we’d like to think winter is finally over, we can’t fool ourselves into totally forgetting snowmaggeddon actually happened. So if you’re still heading up North and are a glutton for punishment, it might be time to invest in a good pair of skiis. Audi Concept Design Munich has teamed up with sporting goods brand Head and the German Ski Association on developing a pair of sleek lightweight (960 grams) skiis, the Audi Carbon Ski.

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December 10, 2010

Versace x The Milano Residence


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Now that we’re slowly but surely heading out of the recession, it’s time once again for some of our favorite brands to get back to expanding. From China to Dubai, designers like Giorgio Armani have been expanding their aesthetics to include furnishing, and Donatella Versace is not far behind with the Versace-branded condo in the Philippines. The $68 million Milano Residence, located in Manila, is Versace Home’s first foray into residential design in Asia, and if you can afford the exorbitant price tag, your ottoman can co-mingle with gold gilded Versace furnishings in the lobby and pool. Fran Drescher approved.

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November 8, 2010

Land Rover x French Artists


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Are there any brands left that has not tapped into the well of international young designers and artists to market their product? Now we would never discount all corporate sponsored art. Occasionally a bright spot surfaces, but these collabs are a common misconception that hiring an artist implies a depth to your product. Most recently, at the Paris Motor Show last month, Land Rover, the British car company has hired French-based designers Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Surface to Air, as well as art director of Intersection Magazine Yorgo Tloupas and artist cum club owner Andre, to create four distinctive takes on the new Range Rover Evoque. As part of the marketing campaign, the vehicles are planted in several Parisian locations as pop up installations. Very au current marketing scheme, Land Rover.

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November 2, 2010

Katie Grand x Longchamp



Photo: Love Magazine

LOVE Magazine Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand has designed a new Le Pliage handbag for Longchamp and . The brand has garnered much of there success from their highly practical, and equally ubiquitous Le Pliage collection. Check the arm of your local college girl from the UES or it’s equivalent. Launched in ’93, the Le Pliage collection is known for being lightweight and practical, but not exactly boasting high marks in the way of style. Don’t get us wrong, we love a practical bag but the new takes on it with capsule design collections, like Jeremy Scott, have made us that more interested.

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August 5, 2010

House of Holland x Roxy


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Henry Holland may have gotten his start during the 80s craze with T-shirts bearing fashion catchphrases, but the London-based designer has expanded his brand and snagged some high profile collaborations, including a union with Levi Strauss & Co and British retailer Debenhams. Now Holland is set to launch a capsule collection for Roxy, consisting of 15 pieces of jackets, skirts, knitwear and accessories.

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July 27, 2010

GM General Motors x Android/ Droid



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Google is reportedly in talks to start a new collaboration with General Motors’ telematic OnStar car service. The Android OS will be integrated into OnStar-enabled vehicles meaning that you’ll finally be able to control your car from your Google-powered smartphone. Why not have Google enter yet another facet of life? But GM is making the right call in investing in technology that will give users the opportunity to experience new levels of convenience and control with Droid phones.

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