Archive for April, 2013

D’ Amalfi Limoncello Supreme Liquor.

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Price: $44 million.

The flawless design of the bottle that is adorned with three single cut diamonds (13 carats) on the neck has made it one of the most expensive wines in the world. One of the rarest diamonds is set on the body of the bottle that alone weighs 18.5 carats and the bottle costs whooping $ 44 million.

Isabella’s Islay.

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Price: $6,2 million.

The company behind the world’s most expensive non- alcoholic drink Ruwa has come up with Isabella’s Islay, is one of the world’s most luxurious whisky that is available in two editions. Each bottle of the drink is handcrafted and is encrusted with beautiful and dazzling 8500 diamonds, almost 300 rubies. The bottle is completely covered with very old single malt cask strength Islay whisky inside and English Crystal decanter.

Chambord dy Donald Edge.

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Price: $3 million.

Designed by renowned jeweler Donald Edge, the bottle is one of the most expensive sprits containers that was unveiled by the prominent fashion designer Betsey Johnson at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The bottle is bejeweled with 1,100 brilliant, princess and pear cut diamonds as well as a single emerald cut diamond. the proceedings from this brilliant bottle will help in raising funds and awareness of breast cancer.

Master of malt.

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Price: $1.4 million.

The wine is produced by the well known company Malt whiskey and was discovered by Scottish historian. The hard fetched whiskey was distilled on February 17, 1906 at the Aisla T’Orten distillery in the Highlands. The cask that was used was a sherry butt and was kept in the basement for about a century by Aberdeen-based historian, Allie Sisell.

1992 Screaming Eagle Wine.

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Price: $ 500,000

1992 Screaming Eagle Wine that has a beautiful opaque purple color with elegant fruity flavors that linger in the mouth for hours.

Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck.

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The Shipwrecked 1907 wine is 100 year old wine obtained from the Heidsieck vineyard and took over eighty years to reach its destination. Over 200 bottles were shipped to Russian Imperial family in 1916 and got lost in the sea and was discovered in 1997 by a ship driver.
Price: $275,000

Chateau Lafite – Rothschild 1869.

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Price: $232,692

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong ballroom witnessed a new record for auction of wine when three bottles of 1869 Chateau Lafite Rothschild went for sale and set a record of most expensive bottle of wine sold at auction.

Chateau Lafite 1787.

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Price: $160,000

Originally bought by Thomas Jefferson in France, the 1787 Chateau Lafite is amongst the finest wine that is turned into vinegar which is a natural happening.

1945 Romanee Conti.

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Price: $ 123,900

1945 Romanée Conti got a special place in the Christie’s fine-wine auction in Geneva and this exclusive wine was sold in a record breaking amount. This rare wine was produced during the World War II before the outbreak of phylloxera and only 600 bottles were created.

1865 Vintage Chateau Lafite.

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Price: $111,625

1865 vintage Château Lafite, the vintage wine originally belonged to Massachusetts and Florida-based businessman Russell H.

Chateau d’Yquem 1787.

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Price: $100,000

The special vintage wine is purchased by a US based collector of fine wines is the one of the world’s most expensive white wine bottle ever sold. Antique wine company that is based in London has sold 1787 vintage Sauternes from Chateau Yquem. The sweet wine that takes centuries to mature is made in Bordeaux from completely shriveled up and was collected by US based collector of fine wines.

Petrus Vintage 1961.

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Price: $144,00

The 1961 Pétrus that was expected to fetch $50,000 to $90,000 finally went up for sale at $144,000. This Pétrus lot has set a world record for being the most expensive Petrus wine4s ever sold at auction.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)
Royal Quiet DeLuxe Portable of 1941.

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This was the first model in a series of the Royal Quiet DeLuxe line that outsold any other portables of the time. It was introduced just before World War II, but its production was suspended when Royal Typewriter Company, like other typewriter manufacturers in the United States at the time, was converted to an ordnance factory to produce weapons. When production resumed in 1946, the Royal Quiet DeLuxe continued to gain a following among on-the-go writers and journalists.

Underwood Noiseless Portable

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Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963)
Typewriter: Olivetti Lettera 22.

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The Olivetti Lettera 22 is a portable mechanical typewriter designed by Marcello Nizzoli in 1949 or, according to the company’s current owner Telecom Italia, 1950. This typewriter was very popular in Italy, and it still has many fans. It was awarded the Compasso d’oro prize in 1954. In 1959 the Illinois Institute of Technology chose the Lettera 22 as the best design product of the last 100 years.

Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005)
Typewriter: IBM Selectric.

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The Selectric typewriter was introduced on 23 July 1961. Its industrial design is credited to influential American designer Eliot Noyes. Noyes had worked on a number of design projects for IBM; prior to his work on the Selectric, he had been commissioned in 1956 by Thomas J. Watson, Jr. to create IBM’s first house style: these influential efforts, in which Noyes collaborated with Paul Rand, Marcel Breuer, and Charles Eames, have been referred to as the first “house style” program in American business.

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)
Typewriter: Remington Portable #1.

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Remingtons are a family line as long and as well-known among typewriter enthusiasts as they are among gun collectors. They literally began the typewriter revolution by contracting to produce the Sholes and Gliddon; later, they gave birth to the modern portable. When Remington began producing their own line of typewriters, their machines established themselves as virtual industry standards, unrivaled in popularity until the Underwood locomotive roared onto the scene. (Ironically, Underwood itself would later bow to Remington and license the company to produce Underwood’s Noiseless models at the Remington factory.) Remington bought the Noiseless typeriter company in 1924, generating a popular line of portables and desktop models.

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994)
Typewriter: Royal HH.

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Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976)
Typewriter: Remington Vitor T.

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Carson McCullers (February 19, 1917 – September 29, 1967)
Typewriter: Underwood Standard Portable.

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Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964)
Triumph Gabrielle.

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Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983)
Typewriter: Corona Sterling.

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Julio Cortázar August 26, 1914 – February 12, 1984)
Typewriter: Olympia traveller de luxe.

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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001)
Typewriter: Hermes 8.

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Located in Arild, Sweden, this 1970′s villa hadn’t been used for over 30 years. When the designer Marie Olsson Nylander and her husband saw it they weren’t very sure they wanted it for themselves. It took them three visits to be able to make a decision.

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After they purchased the placed, they immediately started to work. They had to make some changes in order to transform this place and to turn it into their home.First they needed to tear down the old parquet flooring and to replace it with a new one. Also they wanted to open up the ceiling. They further had to renovate the bathrooms and to knock out a wall in order to build a new porch. It wasn’t easy but they managed to create a whole new place that they can now call home.

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As for the interior design, it’s obvious that the two are on the same page, they like the same things and what the both like is unusual and unique pieces. Instead of choosing modern, new pieces of furniture, they preferred to use old, worn out items that had their own story to tell. They used a circular worn iron staircase to connect the two floors and opted for dining room table from Egypt and a bench that was previously an old gymnastics terminal. Moreover, everything that you see in this house has a story and the owners can tell you all about it.