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2018 McLaren 570S Spider

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What was already determined by many in the automotive press as the best value of the McLaren road car range, has now been enhanced with a folding hardtop.  Introducing the 570S Spider. The new flying buttress fairings appear after the driver opens to top and is integrated neatly into an already very elegant profile and shape.

The now-famous dihedral doors remain, despite the reconfigured roof, providing clearance in closed quarters parking (which McLaren owners tend to avoid)  The 570ps (562bhp) twin-turbo V8 power plant is back delivering smooth power for those long distance jaunts.

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BONHAMS AUCTIONS LIVE: Brigitte Britzke Collection Part II

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Important 1700s Meissen porcelain services, plates, platters, boxes, decanters and other curiosities and objects.  Auction is ONLINE ONLY.  Now Live.

The Monocle Quality of Life Conference 2017 | Berlin

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Another year has passed and MONOCLE is once again rolling out their Quality of Life Conference, a rarified symposium to gather, share ideas, discuss cities and what's next in societies and urban centers around the world.  From branding, hospitality, retail, and entrepreneurship to development, sustainability, high-speed transport, and design, MQOLC gathers the best and brightest minds to share and inform attendees along with entertainment, good food, drink, and conversation.  The Monocle Quality of Life Conference runs from Thursday June 29 until Saturday July 1, 2017.

List of Speakers, Panelists and Special Guests:

HIGH-SPEED NATION

A quick-fire chronicle of Germany's past

James Hawes is the author of ‘The Shortest History of Germany’ and we’ve set him an even more challenging task – explaining the nation in 15 minutes. It’s a fast-paced primer on our host nation.

Speakers

JAMES HAWES

BRAND BERLIN

Is this Europe’s most important city?

The German capital has become home to numerous start-ups and people from around the globe. And despite its complex past, it is an outpost of liberalism, possibility, and ambition. How can other cities learn from its successes – and the challenges it’s faced? Panelists will include celebrated architect Daniel Libeskind, who created the Jewish Museum Berlin, outspoken typographer Erik Spiekermann and forthright mayor Franziska Giffey.

Speakers

DANIEL LIBESKIND

ERIK SPIEKERMANN

FRANZISKA GIFFEY

STAY WITH ME, EAT WITH ME

What hospitality should do next

The world of hospitality has been shaken up by our changing lives, tastes and expectations like never before – and then there's Airbnb snapping at the heels of hotels around the globe. But hoteliers and restaurateurs are fighting back and doing rather well, thank you. We meet three star players who know about making communities, delivering experiences and taking care of a new generation of diners and travellers.

Speakers

NICK JONES

DIETMAR MÜLLER-ELMAU

OLAF KROHNE

THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

From clicks to department stores, how to thrive

Be it online or on the high street, retail is changing fast. We convene the players, including mall developers and pop-up suppliers, who know what happens next – and how to keep your business vital. Speakers: Mohamed Haouache, CEO of Paris-based Storefront; Lyn Harris, founder of Perfumer H; and Sarah McNally, founder of McNally Jackson.

Speakers

MOHAMED HAOUACHE

LYN HARRIS

SARAH MCNALLY

SPEED DATING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

How it's done

Entrepreneurs take us on a journey through their business experiences: from elevator pitches to running a successful company.

Speakers

PIP JAMIESON

BEN LEWIN

VALENTIN VODEV

LORENZ ASCHOFF

PROPERTY’S NEXT MOVE

What developers should do

The firms with winning formulas, new ideas and the ambition to change how you live convene to reveal how the sector is growing and why it’s no longer business as usual. Speakers will include Ryan Prince, co-founder of the Realstar Group, on how Uncle will reinvent rentals; Stefan Höglmaier, founder of Euoboden, on upping the quality of housing; and Monica von Schmalensee, CEO of White Arkitekter.

Speakers

RYAN PRINCE

MONICA VON SCHMALENSEE

STEFAN HÖGLMAIER

HEALTHY INCOME

Making money while keeping cities fit

The fitness business is pulling in new and inventive players. Who are the workout and healthy-eating fixers of the future? Hear from fitness leaders such as Paco Savio, co-founder of gym brand Balboa Move; Erez Galonska, the CEO of Infarm who knows how to turn our cities into farms; and Özden Akyildiz, founder of the world’s first virtual farming platform, Komşuköy.

Speakers

PACO SAVIO

EREZ GALONSKA

ÖZDEN AKYILDIZ

THINGS WE LIKE

Intelligence shared

Tyler Brûlé, our editor in chief, primes you on the things you need to see from around the globe that will inspire your life and travels in the months ahead.

THE SECRET CITY

Spies, art and strange stories

The mysteries and intrigues of Berlin revealed by leading film players, writers and art dealers. Head into the city’s shadows to understand the lure of Berlin with Anna Winger, creator of hit TV drama Deutschland 83, and Carl Woebcken, CEO of the city’s Babelsberg film studios.

Speakers

ANNA WINGER

CARL “CHARLIE” WOEBCKEN

SEAMLESS MOVES

Future of transport

The biggest mobility-thinkers on the future of transport – and the cities getting it right. And how do we make cities where mobility works for young and old? Speakers: Magnus Schmidt, the scooter maverick, Deutsche Bahn’s big thinker Meike Niedbal, and Dan Stubbergaard of Danish architecture firm Cobe.

Speakers

MAGNUS SCHMIDT

MEIKE NIEDBAL

DAN STUBBERGAARD

MEDIA MAKERS

Print bites back

How Germany is creating a media model that mixes print and digital in better ways – and what leading editors think it says about the future of news, leisure and advertising. We will be joined by Christoph Amend, editor in chief of Zeitmagazin, and Penny Martin, editor in chief of The Gentlewoman.

Speakers

CHRISTOPH AMEND

PENNY MARTIN

THIS IS MY BERLIN: AFTER DARK

When the lights go out

Berlin is a city that thrives after sunset. We give you a high-speed tour to a side of the city you need to know.

Speakers

MARKUS KÜHN

THIS IS MY BERLIN: ARTISTIC LICENCE

Creative City

What is it like to live in the German capital as an artist? We paint a picture of the inspiration and intrigue it provides for its creative residents.

Speakers

ARI BENJAMIN MEYERS

THIS IS MY BERLIN: BUILDING SOCIETY

Framework of a city

Explore the city's structures with our perfect guide: the Berlin architect and professor of design theory at Hamburg University of Fine Art.

Speakers

FRIEDRICH VON BORRIES

LAND OF ICE AND FIRE

The small city with big ambitions

He runs a city that has been shaken by everything from a collapsing economy to volcano ash clouds but which today is having to plan for almost too much success as tourist numbers boom in Reykjavík. What does the city’s mayor see happening in the future, what can everyone learn from the plucky player who’s come out on top and what are the secrets of good leadership?

Speakers

DAGUR B EGGERTSSON

Krona o Stjärna "77|17" Active Line

Our new 77|17 active line is a look back and at the same time forward to comfort, sport, leisure, and ease.  Inspired by our early days of play, sport, and competition, 77|17 captures and magnifies those elements of comfort and simplicity.  Made of Tri-Blend cotton for breathability and durability, 77|17 promises versatility for whatever activity moves you.  Look for this line to expand as we head into summer.

77|17 Active Tee - $28.00

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Rolls Royce "Sweptail" : A One-Off Masterpiece That Cost £10M To Build

This spectacular example of contemporary coach building by automotive house Rolls-Royce harkens back to to glory years of the early 20th century where the likes of Nutting & Co., Figoni & Falaschi, Gangloff and Hooper ruled the roads of the well heeled driver that came with a chassis, an idea, and a large sum of money.  This one-off creation based on the EX103 evolved over a collaborative period of 4 years between the factory at Goodwood and a clearly dedicated customer.  The 'Sweptail' (as it's named) made its debut at the Concorso D'Eleganza at Villa d'Este on Lake Como.

Sweptail is the automotive equivalent of Haute Couture,” comments Giles Taylor, Director of Design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “It is a Rolls-Royce designed and hand-tailored to fit a specific customer. This customer came to the House of Rolls-Royce with an idea, shared in the creative process where we advised him on his cloth, and then we tailored that cloth to him. You might say we cut the cloth for the suit of clothes that he will be judged by.”
Inspired by the beautiful coachbuilt Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s, the customer’s desire was for a coachbuilt two seater coupé featuring a large panoramic glass roof. As a connoisseur of Rolls-Royces, he was inspired by many of his favourite cars from the early 20th Century, as well as many classic and modern yachts.
Over the course of a number of years, Taylor and his team of designers engaged with the client in a wonderfully intellectual journey as they worked together to realise the customer’s distinct vision and bring it to life. The result of this one-off coachbuild project is the completely unique Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’.-- Rolls Royce Public Relations

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£65 million worth of Aston Martins unleashed at new St Athan plant | Aston Martin

Watch an incredible celebration of Aston Martin’s heritage, bringing together 28 very special Aston Martins with a combined value of £65 million in a film produced to celebrate the transfer of ownership of the three super hangars at St Athan. Enjoy the glorious sights and sounds of Aston Martins from the A3 to the DBR1, the One-77, numerous Vantages, Rapide S and of course the Aston Martin Vulcan, as they spread their wings at St Athan.

Marble Stealth Table

Enrico Marone Cinzano continues to lead in furniture design innovation through the use of repurposed materials.

 

 

From the Designer:

"I continue to explore the connection between Nature, sustainability, and technology through my new project Stealth. The process began by creating a shape that could be replicated in different versions by means of making products which exist in different time periods. The first is a small coffee table crafted by hand entirely in locally recovered wood, utilizing age old Piemontese techniques in terms of joinery, without the use of anything that could be deemed toxic to the environment. Interestingly, this table could have been made 500 years ago, as everything about it is local to the Torino area and natural. I then expanded the concept with a larger version of the same shape, by making a coffee table in recycled aluminum that is treated to withstand scratches and topped with a marble called Zebrino, carved in Tuscany and coming from a batch of leftover materials. This latter product is very contemporary, both in terms of design but also in terms of bearing in mind the production of something which is sustainable in its processes. This completes my first presentation on the Project Stealth: next I will present a for a futuristic interpretation made exclusively for Rossana Orlandi, to be presented in Fall 2017, which will include the latest technologies to show the proper evolvement that all products should have."-- Enrico Marone Cinzano

• Measurments, in CM: W 220 X H 41 X D 113 - Recycled aluminium
• Recovered Zebrino marble
• Powder-coated
• Weight: 95 KG
• Production Year: 2016

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