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Nikon D4 Digital SLR camera

Nikon has finally revealed their new flagship D4 digital SLR camera. The D4 replaces the D3S DSLR. The D4 looks to be loaded to the brim with features. Nikon has given the camera a 16.2 megapixel sensor and an extended ISO to 204,800. There is also a new full-frame FX-format sensor. Also, a major new [...] Continue reading

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Burberry Prorsum SS12 Campaign: The Parka

Here’s footage from the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 campaign for January, featuring British actor Eddie Redmayne and model Cara Delevingne.

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Melange-Knit Sweater by Jil Sander

Sweaters don’t have to mean those your grandfather wore. A great sweater can make a bold fashion statement – and keep you warm as well. That’s why we loved this Melange-Knit Sweater by Jil Sander. The abstract and minimalist design will add an alluring and contemporary style to your wardrobe. The sweater is a turquoise/multicolor [...] Continue reading

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50 Top Late Night Dining Venues

Night owls, you don’t need to settle for cheap drive through fare if you are looking for some good chow., the free, real-time online restaurant reservation site, has released their top 50 restaurants for late night dining. Tops on the list with four locations were the fine metros of New York City, Atlanta and [...] Continue reading

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Ray Ban “Flip Out” Sunglasses

Ray Ban wants you to ‘Clip In Flip Out’ with its latest line of sunglasses. The Flip Out is Ray-Ban’s latest in blending style with innovation. The Flip Out is available for the Caravan and Aviator models. Each comes with a kit of three easily interchangeable lenses. Frame colors come in gold, black and gun [...] Continue reading

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Enter to Win the HGTV Dream Home 2012, Park City

Enter to win the 2012 HGTV Dream Home, a modern/rustic ranch house situated alongside the Provo River in Midway, Utah, only minutes from Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival, and incredible Deer Valley. The three bedrooms, four-and-a-half bath house, at almost 4,000 square feet, is HGTV’s first-ever riverfront house, with features that include [...] Continue reading

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Russell Brand files for divorce from Katy Perry

Comedian Russell Brand has filed for divorce from his wife, the pop singer Katy Perry, just a little over 14 months after they were married. “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends,” Brand said in a statement, and offered no details behind the divorce. [...] Continue reading

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Best books of 2011: Ready Player One

Probably the most fun book of 2011 is Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Cline is a screenwriter by trade (he penned the geek movie Fanboys), poet and spoke word artist. Ready Player One is his first novel, and like Fanboys, it’s an ode to the pop culture icons that Cline grew up loving, including (but [...] Continue reading

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Manastash is an outdoor brand from Seattle, established in 1994 Its philosophy is to make the best possible clothing, using sustainable materials, such as hemp or recycled fleeces. The Manastash Highlands which falls down from the great Cascade Range offers a wide range of outdoor sports such as ski, trek, mountain bike, rafting and kayak. [...] Continue reading

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Beaver Trapper Hat by Crown Cap

November is here and that means our cold-weather friends need to be prepared. Nothing will help you fight the frigid temperatures better than this superb Beaver Trapper Hat by Crown Cap. The product of decades of practiced handiwork, Crown Cap hats are equal parts durable and luxurious. This hat is black and made of sheared [...] Continue reading

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2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Edition

The Chrysler 300 Series has been one of the automakers great success stories. The car’s large frame, bold grille, made-in-America status and reasonable price has allowed it to find a niche in the luxury market. 2012 Chrysler 300 lineup expands the series, offering new features, fuel efficiency and style. The new series adds ultra-premium leather [...] Continue reading

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Classic Wüsthof Cutlery Set

German cutlery maker Wüsthof brings the finest to your kitchen with this Classic 20-Piece Block Set. This one set will satisfy all your needs. Each piece of Wüsthof cutlery is forged from one piece of specially tempered, high carbon steel for outstanding strength. The special steel alloy that comprises the blade assures that it is [...] Continue reading

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Stoli Mistletoe Kiss

It’s Christmas time and nothing is better than a kiss under the mistletoe. Unless it’s a Stoli Mistletoe Kiss. The folks at Stoli gave us some great holiday drinks to share with Pursuitist readers, and here’s another: Stoli Mistletoe Kiss 1 ½ parts Stoli 1 part pomegranate juice Squeeze of fresh lime Shake with ice [...] Continue reading

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Christmas Arrives at Biltmore

Vising North Carolina’s Biltmore hotel at any time of the year is always a treat. But a visit during the holidays is always extra special. The Biltmore is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau built on an 8,000-acre estate in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. It features an array of outdoor activities, including one-of-a-kind shopping, [...] Continue reading

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Daily Dream Home: Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

This custom home has been designed and built to a standard not seen in the BVI before and is surely one of the finest luxury homes currently available in the Caribbean. The standard of construction, choice of materials – marble countertops, andiroba vaulted ceilings, mahogany hardwood floors, custom andiroba doors and windows, over 100 tons [...] Continue reading

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The Dalmore 1974 Scotch Whiskey

The Dalmore 1974 Single Malt Scotch Whiskey has been aged in casks that previously held Gonzalez-Byass’s sherries. The Highland whiskey started life in ‘Apostoles’ Palo Cortado casks, before spending five years in ‘Matusalem’ Oloroso sherry butts.: This is a vintage release by The Dalmore follows the success of the 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon vintage and increasing [...] Continue reading

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Scarf and Striped Skull Cap by Psycho Bunny

Who says your clothing can’t have a sense of humor? We loved this scarf and skull cap combo from Psycho Bunny we found at Neiman Marcus. The items were fun and edgy yet great looking. The Skull Cap has gray stripes or charcoal with blue stripes and has signature Psycho Bunny embroidered logo detail. It’s [...] Continue reading

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus trailer

Ridley Scott returns to his old franchise bearing an arsenal of 21st-century space-travel motifs. But will he forgo the original film’s creepy intimacy? Continue reading

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Charcoal Work Waistcoat from Universal Works

Designer David Keyte makes stylish, honest clothes for men in the tradition of classic British menswear with his company, Universal Works. We loved this waistcoat from Universal Works – made in a charcoal gray (or grey if you’re in the UK) cotton twill. The waistcoat features a v-neck, curved cut away front and three mixed [...] Continue reading

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Karlie Kloss by Mario Testino in Vogue

Lensed by Mario Testino, Karlie Kloss joins British actor Eddie Redmayne for the December issue of Vogue. Karlie looks amazing in Etro, Nina Ricci, Givenchy and Stella McCartney.

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The Feathers Inn Named 2011 Great British Pub of the Year

A country pub in a small village in rural England that gastro-ports diners back centuries with traditional British fare has been named the best in Britain. Set high on a hilltop with an arresting view of the bucolic Northumberland and Tyneside countryside in the northwest of England, The Feathers Inn took top honors at the [...] Continue reading

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Crave Duet USB Vibrator & Flash Drive

Meet the world’s sexiest flash drive. Designers in San Francisco have developed a new gadget that not only stores your data via a USB port but doubles as a sleek, “quiet” vibrator. The Crave Duet USB vibrator comes in two models, 8GB and 16GB, and its waterproof, dual-motor design is USB-rechargeable and comes in three [...] Continue reading

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Burberry Hobo-Style Diaper Bag

Diapers rarely have anything to do with style, so we were thrilled to share this snappy looking hobo-style diaper bag from the folks at Burberry. It does not look like a diaper bag. It is a discreet and stylish tote that features the iconic Burberry check patter, plus Italian leather trim. The bag features a [...] Continue reading

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Westminster Umbrella by Archer Adams London

The Westminster Umbrella by Archer Adams London allows you to enjoy a rainy day in luxury and style. The umbrella both protects you from the elements while letting you know you are holding onto something truly unique. The hand-crafted, silver handled Westminster is available in two sizes (long classic and collapsible) and comes in eight [...] Continue reading

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Lytro light field camera

The very first light fields were captured at Stanford University over 15 years ago. The most advanced light field research required a roomful of cameras tethered to a supercomputer. Today, Lytro completes the job of taking light fields out of the research lab and making them available for everyone, in the form of the world’s [...] Continue reading

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Lexus teases new luxury concept vehicle

Lexus is quite the tease. The automaker has released a single photo of a new concept vehicle – which will be unveiled at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The single photo shows nothing more than the vehicle’s left front corner, including the headlamp, air intake, the grille and a tire with an alloy rim. [...] Continue reading

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Apple founding contract goes for $1.5 million at auction

The contract that established Apple as a corporate entity in 1976 sold at auction on Tuesday for $1.59 million, 10 times its estimated price, two months after the death of high-profile co-founder Steve Jobs. The contract, sold with another document that removed one of the company’s initial three partners after just 11 days, was the [...] Continue reading

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Stussy x Pendleton Zulu Muchacho Blanket

Meet the Zulu Muchacho Blanket, a collaboration from Stussy and Pendleton. From the official site…

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Bentley unveils new V-8 powered Continental GT and GTC

Bentley finally unveiled the first official specs and photos for the new new V-8-powered Continental GT and GTC. The move comes after months of teasing and speculation. The official word is now out, and the Continental GT and GTC will be powered by a twin-turbocharged, direct-injection, 4.0-liter V-8 engine. It will produce 500 hp. The [...] Continue reading

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Enzo Trike from Kid Kustoms

The Enzo Trike from Kid Kustoms is the coolest thing ever… “The Roddler chassis can transform your stroller to a World Class hot rod Trike. The Trike is sold as a front end kit that comes with handlebars and pedal assemblies, or you can buy… Continue reading

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How a Bentley is made

During a recent trip to England, Cool Hunting was invited to tour Bentley’s factory in Crewe and had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these luxury powerhouses are put together from start to finish. As you can see in their below video, the hands-on plant offered a wildly different experience than other [...] Continue reading

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Wearing John Malkovich

American actor John Malkovich presents his new clothing collection in Paris a few weeks after opening a concept store in Milan. Malokovich’s designs, under the label Technobohemian, are billed as embodying a “bohemian dandy” style, &#… Continue reading

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Tokyo Motor Show

Automakers, from Toyota to BMW, showcased their latest cars at the annual Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan. Here’s a look at many of the concept cars that debuted.

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BMW and Toyota partner on green technology

BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp agreed on Thursday to join forces on a broad range of environmental technologies, forging a partnership between two engineering stalwarts in the increasingly competitive auto industry. Under the agreement, the two will work together on lithium-ion battery research that is seen as key to electric cars, while the German [...] Continue reading

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2012 Audi A7 snags Bloomberg’s Best Auto Award

Bloomberg News has selected the 2012 Audi A7 as “Best Overall Vehicle for the Year”. The A7 was cited for its industry-leading technology, high style and unique 5-door coupe design. “The A7′s blend of technology, material luxury and highway-conquering drivability is almost eerie,” said Jason Harper, Bloomberg News automotive critic. “The A7 has just the [...] Continue reading

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Dior Golden Collection

Let Dior cover you in gold with the Golden Collection.
The collection includes everything from perfume, eye shadow, lipstick, fingernail polish and anti-aging cream.
It’s a perfect luxe gift this holiday season.
Prices start at around $20.

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1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die edited by Paul Gravett

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Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Donovan added to Rock Hall of Fame

Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan and the Beastie Boys will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There will be two posthumous inductees, 1960s singer-songwriter Laura Nyro and producer Don Kirshner. Other inductees named for 2012 included the British group The Small Faces/The Faces, Freddie King, Cosimo Matassa, [...] Continue reading

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Men’s Gucci Lace-Up Boots with Interlocking G

Winter boots for men are not always the most stylish pieces. That’s why we loved these lace-Up boots with interlocking G by Gucci. These boots are made with dyed black shearling (Spain) trim and have a rubber sole. The highlight is the stylish interlocking ‘G’ design. It’s subtle yet fun. The boots are contemporary yet [...] Continue reading

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Santo Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame – less than a year after dying of complications from bladder cancer at the age of 70. Santo was revered in Chicago for his years as a player – and just as importantly – his 20+ years as a broadcaster. Santo [...] Continue reading

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Travel Destination: The Point, Saranac Lake

The Adirondacks have been a luxury vacation destination for over a century. Today there are countless wonderful properties in the region that continue the tradition. One such is The Point resort at Saranac Lake in upstate New York, which was once one of the ‘great camps’ of William Rockefeller. The Point is located in the [...] Continue reading

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Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa

Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a family friendly luxury resort. Guests experience amazing food, luxury accommodations, and a boutique spa. It’s also a ranch with horse-back riding, and it’s family friendly with cookouts, and a kids’ camp. The resort is located outside the city, yet near enough to [...] Continue reading

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Kate Moss for Longchamp

Kate Moss talks about her collaboration with Longchamp. It’s now eight seasons since Kate Moss became the face of Longchamp – eight seasons during which that first, much talked-about campaign has blossomed into one of fashion’s most alluring and enduring partnerships. Q. What inspires you about Longchamp? A. “I just really like them as people. [...] Continue reading

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Daily Dream Home: Sonoma, California

Situated on top of approximately 19 acres, this magnificent estate combines elements of style, convenience & comfort for the ultimate wine country experience. Minutes from historic Sonoma Plaza, this contemporary masterpiece was created in collaboration with renowned designer Ron Mann & featured in the July 2008 Architectural Digest. State of the art electronics & cutting [...] Continue reading

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Sterling Silver and Crystal Spirit Decanter from J A Campbell

Looking for a perfect way to display and serve your favorite whiskey? How about this square cut spirit decanter from J A Campbell. Part of the silvermaker’s ‘classic collection’, this square decanter is pure crystal, with a traditional cut decoration. It has an elegant hallmarked sterling silver collar which is handmade in the company’s Brentwood [...] Continue reading

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Bang & Olufsen’s Luxury EarSet 3i headphones

Bang & Olufsen has introduced new luxury earphones – the EarSet 3i – for Apple devices, including iPods, iPhones and iPads. The fancy new headphones, weighing in at a mere 23g, are made of a brushed aluminum and soft rubber combination. They have a 4-pole mini jack and a built-in mic. Price range is rumored [...] Continue reading

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New iPad Cover from Béatrice Amblard

New iPad covers out every day, but we really like this one from Béatrice Amblard. Amblard formerly worked for Hermes. The covers are available in variety of fabric and leather, including French calf, ostrich, alligator and stingray, all dyed in rich, wonderful colors for Amblard in Paris. The top of the line is the alligator [...] Continue reading

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Sibis Afra Child’s Desk by Sirch

A sweet child’s desk made of raw, finely-polished birch plywood. On the surface of the desk there is a pencil groove with felt inlay so your children’s mess can quickly disappear. We love the simplistic beauty of this desk, and the emphasis on simplicity and functionality. This desk is suitable for for children from 2 [...] Continue reading

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Travel Destination: L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is amongst Beverly Hills finest luxury hotels, bringing peace, sophistication and comfort to a bustling, urban setting. It is renowned for its elegance and privacy – making it a destination for celebrities from around the globe. Situated on a tree-lined residential street, L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is a short stroll to legendary Rodeo [...] Continue reading

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Weekender Bag from Property Of…

Durable. Fashionable. Usable. These words are what describes this waxed cotton weekender bag from Property Of…
This green bag features interior utility pockets, cotton ripstop lining, heavy leather drop handles, leather detail, adjustable cotton sho… Continue reading

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