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Take up our challenge and try to match the names to the cars below: Ferrari 250 Lusso Competizione, Ferrari 275 GTB4, Ferrari F40, McLaren P1 GTR, Pagani Huayra, Porsche 356 Speedster, Porsche 918

Playtime: Vroom Vroom


Take up our challenge and try to match the names to the cars below: Ferrari 250 Lusso Competizione, Ferrari 275 GTB4, Ferrari F40, McLaren P1 GTR, Pagani Huayra, Porsche 356 Speedster, Porsche 918

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Playtime: Vroom Vroom

April 28, 2017

Images: David SK Lee/Ted7 Photography

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1. McLaren P1 GTR

2. Porsche 918

3. Ferrari F40

4. Porsche 356 Speedster

5. Ferrari 275 GTB4

6. Pagani Huayra

7. Ferrari 250 Lusso Competizione

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Sicily is My Love


Sicily is My Love


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Sicily is My Love

April 21, 2017

Following last year’s acclaimed refrigerator collaboration Frigorifero d’Arte, Dolce & Gabbana has again joined hands again Smeg, the upmarket domestic appliances brand that shares the same Italian roots. Last April, a limited edition of 100 FAB28 Smeg refrigerators were created using strong Dolce & Gabbana styling, with iconic Sicilian territorial elements hand-painted. Each fridge sold at a cost of approximately US$34,000.

The latest Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg collaboration, launched this April, encompasses those small but essential kitchen appliances: a toaster, juicer, coffee machine, kettle and blender. With the theme “Sicily is My Love”, the two creative houses’ endearing feelings for the Italian island are expressed through vibrant Sicilian motifs – such as brightly coloured citrus fruits, lemons and prickly pears, as well as the iconic coast and landscape (including Mount Etna), and the trinacria (in the shape of Sicily) that can be seen on the Sicilian flag.

The luxury fashion house and the technology-meets-style home appliance manufacturer aim to deliver, for the second time, the Made-in-Italy excellence they’re known for through this latest collaboration.

For more information: dolcegabbana.com

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Fantastic Beasts


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Fantastic Beasts

April 21, 2017

Wondering about those fantastic beasts – and where to find them? Look no further than your wrist. The Astronomia Octopus, presented at this year’s Baselworld by New York City-based haute horologerie house Jacob & Co, is a definite eye-catcher and a true work of art.

Octopi are recognised as being among the most intelligent creatures on earth. The twisting-and-turning cephalopod is a handcrafted sculpture composed of titanium, an ideally light material notorious for being difficult to engrave or sculpt. Fortunately, the fine craftsmanship has made it possible to keep the weight down to an amazingly light 2.83 grams. 

Where the underwater dweller is encased – in an entirely transparent sapphire monoblock – is also an impressive part of this piece, which took 37 weeks to produce. As far as the inner workings, the Astronomia Octopus is made complete with the collection’s gravitational triple-axis tourbillon.

Aside from the octopus, the collection features the Astronomia Dragon, also produced as the only model of its kind. Each of the two timepieces is priced at CHF 1 million (same price in US$), excluding VAT.

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Hats off to Borsalino


Hats off to Borsalino


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Hats off to Borsalino

April 6, 2017

Renowned for its rakishly stylish fedoras, hat maker Borsalino is marking its 160th anniversary this year -- and Italy has issued an eye-catching commemorative stamp to celebrate.

Priced at 0.95 euro (HK$7.88), the stamp features the Borsalino logo and one of its iconic fedoras. Long a film industry favourite, Borsalinos have adorned the heads of many Hollywood stars, such as Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (1942), and Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones series. The 1970 French gangster romp Borsalino featured Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo both wearing the distinctive head gear.

The company was founded in the town of Alessandria in northwest Italy in 1857 by brothers Alessandro and Lazzaro Borsalino.

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