pursuitist.com Archives - 27 May 2016, Friday

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    Buy A Retired Virgin Atlantic 747 For $900,000

    pursuitist.com 27 May '16, 2pm

    A retired Virgin Atlantic 747 jet is currently for sale on eBay for the cool buy it now price of $900,000 — less than the price of a freestanding home in areas like DC or San Francisco, or many upper-end NYC apartments. The “Lady Penelope” retired after more than 25 years in the air a...

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    Antonio Banderas Presents His First Fashion Collection

    pursuitist.com 27 May '16, 2pm

    Antonio Banderas is best known for his career as an actor and producer, but in his spare time he’s been exploring other avenues of interest. Lately the 55-year-old actor has been studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins in London. On May 25th he presented his first collection ...

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    Obamas Moving into 1920s Mansion in DC's Kalorama Neighborhood

    pursuitist.com 27 May '16, 1pm

    Any other house is going to be something of a step down after living in the White House, but the Obamas have chosen well in terms of their new home. The family has decided to stay in DC for the time being so that their youngest daughter, Sasha, can finish high school without interrupt...

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    Rio Tinto Unveils Largest-Ever North American Mined "Foxfire" Diamond

    pursuitist.com 26 May '16, 6pm

    Rio Tinto recently unveiled in New York “Diavik FoxFire,” the largest gem-quality rough diamond on record to have been found in North America. At an impressive 187.7 carats, FoxFire was discovered at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the remote Northwest Territories of Canada, 200km south of...

  • Amber Heard Files for Divorce From Johnny Depp, $400 Million In Play

    pursuitist.com 26 May '16, 6pm

    Actress Amber Heard has filed for divorce from the Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp on Monday due to “irreconcilable differences,” outlets reported, citing court documents. The couple, who met while Depp was filming The Rum Diary in 2009, were married for a brief 15 months. D...

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    APWorks Produces 3D-Printed Motorcycle

    pursuitist.com 26 May '16, 2pm

    The frame itself is the portion of the motorcycle made with 3D printing technology, and it has an odd, weblike look that has some people referring to the Light Rider as an ‘alien’ bike. But the frame doesn’t look like that just for the aesthetic, according to the Airbus Group website ...

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    Gavin Rossdale Purchases Home in Studio City for $7.6 Million

    pursuitist.com 26 May '16, 2pm

    Bush front man Gavin Rossdale, who recently divorced singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani, has reportedly purchased a swanky new home in the pricey foothills of Studio City, California. The house was the most expensive one on the market in the area, and Rossdale, who walked away from his di...

  • These Are the 10 Most Popular Things to Name Your Boat

    pursuitist.com 25 May '16, 8pm

    Naming a boat can be a big decision! The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS ) recently released its 2016 list of Top Ten Boat Names, after making a list of over 9,000 boat names given by boaters across the country over the last 20 years. See the Top Ten below. Does y...

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    The New Smart Jacket from Google and Levis

    pursuitist.com 25 May '16, 12pm

    The Levis Commuter jacket contains interactive, smart material on the left arm, which is in turn connected to a Bluetooth-enabled loop which can be controlled with various taps, swipes, and other gestures. Users will be able to customize the device so that they can use whichever gestu...

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    Karlie Kloss is the New Spokesmodel for Swarovski

    pursuitist.com 25 May '16, 12pm

    sites the need to appeal more to their North American consumer base as a reason for hiring on Kloss. Robert Buchbauer, the brand’s chief executive officer for consumer goods, believes that Kloss perfectly represents the new direction Swarovski is taking. “We wanted to bring our brand ...

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    Richard Mille Unveils Rafael Nadal Watch For French Open

    pursuitist.com 24 May '16, 9pm

    Each year, the run-up to the French Open tennis tournament sees the Swiss watchmaker unveil a new high-performance timepiece celebrating its long-running partnership with Spanish player Rafael Nadal. This year sees the arrival of a new watch, called the “RM 35-02,” which is the first ...

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    Cadillac House in NYC

    pursuitist.com 24 May '16, 7pm

    The famous automotive company is exploring new areas with their ‘Cadillac House’ located in New York City. The space is designed to be a hub of creative activity, with a complex display system that can be customized for gallery openings, film viewings, and fashion shows. But more impo...

  • The Best Things To Do In Aruba

    pursuitist.com 24 May '16, 12pm

    Aruba, the adventurous Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, has dry, sunny weather, blond beaches and gentle surf. Located outside the hurricane belt, Aruba enjoys more sunny days than any other Caribbean island. The One Happy Island’s popularity is due to its sun, sand,...

  • Maserati Driving School Coming To America

    pursuitist.com 24 May '16, 11am

    Harvey Briggs is the Automotive Editor and a partner in Pursuitist.com. He has also written for Car and Driver, Winding Road and other publications. His passions run from fast cars, small planes, boats and motorcycles to music, travel, and outdoor sports like skiing, biking, hiking an...

  • Beautiful Screamer: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

    pursuitist.com 24 May '16, 10am

    The project was developed and engineered in Aston Martin’s Graydon headquarters by Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman in collaboration with Andrea Zagato and his team in Milan. Said Reichman, “Over the years, we have developed and refined our own desig...

  • Lily-Rose Depp The New Face Of Chanel No.5 L’Eau -

    pursuitist.com 23 May '16, 6pm

    Chanel has named Lily-Rose Depp the face of No.5 L’Eau, its new fragrance created by in-house perfumer Olivier Polge. With parents like the iconic Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, the 16 year-old Lily-Rose is a natural for the new Chanel campaign. Confirming the news on Monday, Lily-R...

  • Ocean Exploration for the Amateur: U-Boat Worx Super Yacht Sub 3

    Ocean Exploration for the Amateur: U-Boat Worx Super Yacht Sub 3

    pursuitist.com 23 May '16, 3pm

    The deep ocean is one of the few relatively unexplored areas left on our planet, but you don’t have to be a well-funded scientist in order to learn its secrets. In 2014 the Dutch company U-Boat Worx released the C-Explorer 3, and a year later they further improved their submarine desi...

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    Street Meat from a Michelin Star Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Luxury Hotdogs

    pursuitist.com 23 May '16, 3pm

    Even the most ‘refined’ among us cannot, on occasion, resist some delicious cuisine from the streets, whether served from a food truck or a humble cart shaded with a colorful umbrella. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has long been an advocate of ‘everyman’ food, like pizzas and burgers...

  • Ford GT Orders Closed. New Wheels Announced

    pursuitist.com 23 May '16, 2pm

    For also announced they were adding Carbon Fiber wheels as an option to the new GT. These wheels, first used on the incredible Shelby GT350R Mustang lower the GT’s unsprung weight by over 2 pounds per wheel, while cutting rotational mass. The new wheels – sized 8.5 x 20 in./front, and...

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    Johnnie Walker Blue Label Celebrates The Year Of The Monkey

    pursuitist.com 22 May '16, 5pm

    It was in the latter half of the 1800s when Alexander Walker gave luxury whisky a new dimension by introducing to the world the Old Highland Whisky. And today, Johnnie Walker Blue Label embodies the same two-century-old blending legacy, demonstrating the unparalleled art of blending t...

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    Here's How You Can Sleep At The Eiffel Tower

    pursuitist.com 21 May '16, 5pm

    The most iconic and recognisable landmark in France is about to be turned into a rental apartment for the first time in its 127-year history. As part of a promotional campaign in advance of the UEFA Euro 2016 games, short-term vacation rental site HomeAway has launched a contest offer...

  • L’Odyssee d’un Roi Bespoke Cognac Trunk By Remy Martin X Hermès - Pursuitist

    pursuitist.com 21 May '16, 5pm

    Cognac maker Remy Martin has collaborated with a trio of French luxury houses including Hermès, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis to create a luxury set featuring the Louis XIII that will be auctioned off in New York this fall. Called L’Odyssee d’un Roi (A King’s Odyssey), the bespoke trunk, ...

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    Palace of Versailles Inspired Trains Revealed

    pursuitist.com 20 May '16, 8pm

    France’s national railway company has upgraded the trains that shuttle visitors from Paris to Versailles with décor that recreates the opulent palace of Louis XVI with images of marble columns, ceiling frescoes and palace gardens. To get passengers pumped for their visit to the Palace...

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    Hermes Maison Collection featured in Robert Wilson Installation

    pursuitist.com 20 May '16, 5pm

    “I’ve never experienced anything like this, it was a fascinating challenge for me,” said Wilson . “I have long admired the quality of the work of Hermès ’ craftsmen. That is why I accepted this challenge, with the desire to create something different. By creating Here Elsewhere, I wan...

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    The 'Oppenheimer Blue' Diamond Sells for a Record $57.5 Million

    pursuitist.com 20 May '16, 5pm

    The largest Vivid Blue diamond ever to appear at auction has sold for $57.5 million. The 14.62-carat Oppenheimer Blue easily outstripped the last record-holder for ‘most expensive blue diamond;’ the esteemed position was last held by the 12.03-carat ‘Blue Moon’ diamond which sold last...

  • Daily Dream Home: Mexico's $10.5 Million Casa Fortuna

    pursuitist.com 20 May '16, 3pm

    The aptly-named Casa Fortuna has unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and Marieta Islands and gorgeous year-round sunset views. A highlight are its six bedrooms, each designed in individual “casita” style to give extra privacy. The rooms feature terraces, patios, views of the lands...

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    TAP, The Wearable Keyboard

    pursuitist.com 19 May '16, 12pm

    TAP is designed to work with any device that has a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard. Simply slip your fingers and thumbs through the holes and get typing. The device is designed to be used one-handed (the company recommends using your dominant hand first to get the hang of things), though u...

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    Google Unveils Plans for 'Daydream,' a Virtual Reality System

    pursuitist.com 19 May '16, 12pm

    In the days leading up to the conference, there has been much speculation regarding Google’s work on a new virtual reality program. Today, those speculations have been confirmed. The program is called ‘Daydream’ and it is a significant improvement on the tentative foray Google made in...

  • Takes On The Players Championship

    pursuitist.com 19 May '16, 12pm

    The ultimate package is called The Players Club. It’s a week long ticket that gets you exclusive access to the clubhouse where you can mingle with the players before and after their rounds. It includes all meals which are prepared by the best chefs from TPC clubs all across the countr...

  • Baume & Mercier Hosts an Exclusive European Shelby Racecar Gathering

    pursuitist.com 17 May '16, 12am

    Baume & Mercier recently hosted the first European Shelby only gathering, featuring authentic Shelby American cars at the famous Castellet racetrack in Southern France. Cobra collectors from all over the world came together to relive the high-spirited heyday of car racing and attempt ...