Throughout history, wood flooring has been found in the most humble to the most opulent of spaces. From the wide rough-hewn planks used in farm houses, to the intricate parquet patterned floors gracing palaces and castles, wood has been prized for its beauty and warmth.
Designers often specify wood for their projects because it brings a natural element to interior spaces, and because of its durability, availability and ease of installation and maintenance. However, their creativity has been limited by the traditionally linear strips or planks, most commonly available in the marketplace.
The Enigma® flooring collection invites you to rethink wood flooring. The Enigma® line was created to offer truly unique and custom wood flooring designs to the trade. Consider some of these options—use one of the 14 patterns as a wall to wall flooring installation, mix colors or patterns, or create an inset rug pattern in a traditional plank floor.
Finally, floors become a design element, instead of an afterthought.
Montblanc, the famous German manufacturer of writing instruments, accessories and watches, has recently unveiled he dazzling “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”, created in honor of the beautiful actress and princess consort, Grace Kelly. The launching ceremony was held on September 8, in the presence of 350 VIP guests. The luxury collection includes a high-end writing instrument, an elegant wristwatch and a fine jewelry set.
Finally, the Grace Diamond and rubies adorn the crown of the pen, which shows Grace Kelly’s monogram. The cone features a mother-of-pearl cabochon.ful Montblanc writing instrument is limited to only three pieces, honoring the three children of the lovely princess.
Tribute to Grace Kelly
Drawing its inspiration from the Grace de Monaco pink rose, which was crafted in 1956 to celebrate her marriage, the jewelry set is composed of a superb necklace adorned with diamonds and sapphires, a matching bracelet and a pair of matching long earrings.
The watch is made of 18-carat red gold and its production is limited to only eight pieces. The horns and bezel are adorned with 76 baguette-cut diamonds, while the dial and flange flaunt 177 perfect cut diamonds. A lovely monogram of Princesse Grace de Monaco is engraved on the case back. The white strap is made of alligator skin and the buckle boast 76 more brilliant cut diamonds.
Christian Louboutin, whose red-soled footwear is coveted by women worldwide, is to open his first US boutique for men in New York next spring.
News of the 1,035-sqf shop in the Meatpacking District comes after the brand opened his first boutique dedicated to men’s shoes last September in Paris.
“The men’s shoes only represent a small portion of the business at present but we think it has huge potential for the future,” Alexis Mourot, CEO for the brand, said.
Louboutin’s current line of footwear for men includes a two-tone satin “John John” derby for $895 and a black leather sneaker-like boot for $995 that features corset-like laces running all the way down to the toebox.