Designed by UK-based product design studio DesignK, Tea for One Table is the perfect companion furniture piece for tea time. Inspired by flower bouquets, the Tea for One Table consists of a solid ash wood stool with colorful waxed cotton strings on the legs that supports a perfectly fitting ceramic plate, great for a cup of tea, cupcake or muffin. Link
Designed by Barcelona-based design brand DOIY Design, Withmilk Tea Set is a complete tea set inside a retro milk bottle. Consisting of a stacking porcelain milk jug, four cups and a bowl, the Withmilk Tea Set offers an innovative travel companion for any afternoon tea party. Redefining the tea experience, the form factor combines an efficient stackable storage space with a modern decorative design. Link WITHMILK // DOIY from DOIY on Vimeo.
German sports apparel manufacturer, Adidas is set to release a limited edition of the popular Superstar 80s sneaker for the upcoming 2013 Chinese Lunar New Year. Featuring a snakeskin pattern, the Adidas Originals Superstar 80s “Chinese New Year” sneaker highlights the year of the snake with a detailed jade lace jewel and special hang tag. Available in a red or grey snakeskin colorway in select retailers starting January 2013. Link
French actress and model, Bérénice Marlohe of French, Cambodian and Chinese descent was recently unveiled as Swiss-based Omega brand latest ambassador. Having recently played Bond girl in the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, the breakout star can be seen in Omega’s Christmas 2012 advertising campaign featuring a collection of stunning photographs set in exotic locations around the world. Link
Designed by Hong Kong-based designer Michael Young, Mini Moke is a modern remake of the 1964 British Motor Corporation Moke. Originally introduced as a sister vehicle to the classic Austin Mini, the Moke achieved success as a low-cost utility vehicle over its 60-year production. Approached by Moke International, Michael Young, a Moke enthusiast himself was asked to help bring the iconic car back on the market. “I had recently rebuilt a Moke from the ground up out of old parts so I was fully aware
Smart USA, microcar automotive brand of Daimler AG has teamed up with Japanese fashion brand, Somarta for a customized car wrap. Presented during the Shibuya Fashion Festival, Smart’s Fortwo model was featured in Somarta’s spring/summer 2012 collection theme “Thunderbird.” Images courtesy of Link
German automobile manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz is set to release its new A-Class sub-compact model to the Japanese market in January. To build up the hype and anticipation for the release, Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Japanese advertising and public relations company Hakuhodo and AOI Pro. to produce a series of anime shorts called “Next A-Class.” The series centers around a legendary noodle truck (based on the 1955 “Blue Wonder”) in a futuristic, city-shifting Tokyo where three youngsters race to catch it in an A45 AMG. Link Next
Celebrating its 4th year, the 2012 Hyper Japan is UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, Japanese cuisine and Japanese cool. Presented by Eat Japan, Hyper Japan takes place November 23-25, 2012 and features everything that is creative, cute and crazy about contemporary Japan including cosplay competitions, live music, Eat-Japan food and drink events: sushi workshop, sake experience, tea bar and cooking & drink demonstrations in addition to a robot show, Marble Collection fashion show and much more. Link Hyper Japan November 23-25, 2012 London, UK.
In celebration of the new Ferrari/ Maserati showroom in Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay, the Italian automobile manufacturer has collaborated with Japanese streetwear manufacturer, A Bathing Ape (BAPE) for a special edition of the 458 Italia GT3. Held at an invite-only party hosted by I.T Fashion group, the Ferrari 458 GT3 features BAPE’s signature camouflage motif and is prominently displayed in a state-of-the-art 19,000-square-foot showroom. Link
Unveiling at this month’s Sharjah International Auto Show, British automaker Rolls Royce will be launching a limited edition series of Ghost sedans exclusive to the Middle Eastern market. Called the “One Thousand and One Nights” Bespoke Ghost Collection, the line of automobiles is based on the literary classic known to the West as Arabian Nights. Each Ghost sedan features a warm two-tone exterior (matte brown and caramel), hand-painted light gray pinstriping and Arabic inscriptions from Rolls Royce’s Bespoke department. The interior is swathed in light