What happened this week in the world of culture, lifestyle and luxury? Well, a lot. Here are five things that caught our eye and we think you should know right about…now.
It’s the price of the largest diamond ever offered at auction. It was sold on Tuesday in Geneva at Christies’. The 163.41-carat flawless D colour diamond, suspended from an emerald and diamond necklace, is called ‘The Art of Grisogono’. D is the highest colour grade attributed to a diamond, indicating that the stone is completely colourless, and thus extremely rare.
Launched on Saturday 11th November in the East London hipster hub Boxpark Shoreditch, the pop-up store invites consumers to come and try out Snapchat’s smart glasses, Spectacles. The first hardware ever designed by the social media app allows users to capture and store videos, which can be later shared with friends via Snapchat.
Photo by Paul Zak
On Wednesday 15th November opens Ferrari: Under the Skin at the Design Museum in London. The exhibition will explore the brand’s powerful personality, the design and manufacturing process, the famous clientele and the future of the luxury car brand. From the very first Ferrari to Michael Schumacher’s winning Formula One car and the newest hybrid model, the exhibition features rare cars and memorabilia displayed in public for the first time through original hand-drawn sketches, sculpture-like models and engines, alongside films and interviews.
Chinese top model and fashion influencer Fei Fei Sun joins the Estée Lauder family and star in the brand’s new campaign. She follows the footsteps of Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Yang Mi, Hilary Rhoda, and Misty Copeland. Fei Fei Sun was the first Chinese model to appear on the cover of American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Turkish Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar Spain. She was also on the cover of Chinese Vogue eight times and worked with photographers Mario Testino, Inez & Vinooh, Tim Walker, and Annie Lebovitz.
Three hours and 15 minutes… This is how fast a fly from London to New York will take on board the future Boom Supersonic plane, planned for 2025. The full-size boom aircraft is expected to travel at speeds of over 2714 km/h, which is 160 km/h faster than Concorde. By the end of 2018, Boom expects to begin test flights for its 2335km/h aircraft, which is nicknamed Baby Boom. The plane will be split into two single-seat rows, allowing each passenger a window-view and access to the aisle. There will be no beds in order to reduce the weight of the aircraft, and the seats will be standard first-class style.