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Porsche Design Toronto: The 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

2012 Fall/Winter Collection Porsche Design has released their latest fall and winter collections for both men and women, and the collection is looking great. Some of the pieces are timeless, some of the pieces are even better than their predecessors and others are brand new to the store and have limited inventory, so you are almost guaranteed not to be caught in the same outfit as someone else. What Porsche Design does really, really well, is incorporating style and functionality to their collections. Their winter jackets are light in weight but when you put them on, you instantly know that[Read More]

The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller: A Revolutionary Rolex Design

The essence of Rolex is met by world-renowned luxury in some of the finest quality watches. A Rolex watch gives meaning to being fashionably late by keeping track of time in true style. In monumental growth of their Oyster collection, Rolex introduces the new “Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller”, a compelling timepiece in revolutionary design that perfectly coheres technological sophistication and ease of use. What makes the design of the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller so unprecedented and exquisite is the way its features are made efficient to the global traveller, a symbiosis between form and function, aesthetics and technology. Patented Features Dual Time[Read More]

LXRY Features: Porsche Design Toronto

[W]hat happens when heritage meets fashion and practicality? You get…Porsche Design. You are walking down the streets of Toronto, you feel like you want to buy something new, but you also want the quality too. You are looking for something that adds to your style or brings your style to the next level. Or maybe you want that one piece that you are proud to own. Most of these scenarios are tough to live through because usually you compromise style for quality, but all of these scenarios can be made at Porsche Design’s store in Toronto. Immediately when you walk[Read More]

Amala Carpets Bring Eco-Friendly Luxury Carpets to Canada

[S]o, you are in your home and you are looking down at the carpet, you might see a 1970’s flashback or you might see a more traditional style. Maybe it’s time for a change, maybe it’s time for a more luxurious carpet. Carpeting can be great for selling a house, making a room look fresh and new, and provide warmth to a room. Amala Carpets have introduced their brand to Canada from Nepal and are looking to bring quality materials, transitional, traditional, and contemporary designs to the Canadian public. Amala uses eco-friendly and custom made designs to really offer something[Read More]

Tiffany & Co. Celebrates 175th Anniversary With New Collections

[T]he Tiffany Blue Box, something that awaits surprise and anticipation, something so iconic that it can be recognized from a mile away. So how do you celebrate an iconic jewellery box and world class jewellery company’s 175th birthday? Well to commemorate Tiffany & Co.’s lustrous 175 year career, after becoming a household name in jewellery business, Tiffany & Co. celebrates their amazing milestone with the unveiling of RUBEDO™ metal, a new jeweller’s metal. RUBEDO™ metal is the first such creation in Tiffany’s history and takes its place among the most beautiful metals in the world RUBEDO. Metallurgists experimented with different alloys over[Read More]

Living Frames by Urban Foliage

Living Frames Price Range: $990 – 2,990 Living Frames made by Urban Foliage is a great new modern picture frame that has beautiful plants growing from it to create a nice, unique piece. Made in Vancouver, these ‘Living Frames‘ are beautifully designed and a great addition to any home. They definitely make a great conversation starter! Their modern style makes them the first of their kind in North America and provide great design to any room. These frames have an extremely low amount of maintenance required, only watering after every 2-3 weeks, perfect for Canadians who are on the go,[Read More]

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Price: $110,000 MSRP The latest of the legendary Porsche fleet is the new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Even though the 2-door sports car comes with a $110,00 price tag, it comes fully loaded with a 3.8 litre engine powered by a 400 HP engine that goes from the zero-to-100-km/h in just 4.5 seconds and 4.3 seconds with PDK (read below). Porsche has engineered the 911 Carrera S by improving fuel consumption by 14% to 8.7L/100 km and improving CO2 emissions of 205 g/km. Porsche has a long 48-year history in engineering powerful sports cars. The 2012[Read More]

The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia

The Private Residences at Georgia Location: 677 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC Price: $1,039,000 to $8,900,000 The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia, built by the Delta Group, is Vancouver’s newest luxury address. The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia includes 156 beautiful suites from 1 bedroom + den suites all the way up to 4 bedroom + den + media suites. Hotel Georgia has a lot of amenities that will sure make your life feels like a vacation. If you are living in the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia you can enjoy the deep relaxing massages at the Spa, partake in yoga or a workout[Read More]

2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Audi R8 GT Price:$196,800 MSRP The 2012 Audi R8 GT Coupe is a 2-door luxury sports car, that is only available in one style of trim. A 6-speed manual with overdrive comes standard with the 2012 Audi R8 GT, and it sports an impressive 5.2-liter, V10, 560-horsepower engine. The 2012 Audi R8 GT‘s transmission is  the quattro Auto R Tronic gearbox, which is a great addition to the cars powerful engine. 0 to 60 MPH in 3.6 seconds is a bit slower than our previous post about the 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia, but faster than the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster and the 2012 Aston Martin[Read More]

The Muskoka Bay Club

Muskoka Bay Club Location: 1217 North Muldrew Lake Road, Gravenhurst, ON Price:  $459,900 to over $600,000  The Muskoka Bay Club is a brand new housing and condominium development by Freed Developments. It’s combination of city, country, and cottage living will surely make it a popular project to either escape or retire from the city. Golf, beautiful lofts and villa condominiums, recreational and sports centre, infinity pools, and a solid developer, Freed Developments, the Muskoka Bay Club is an all around, very attractive development. Just moments away from the Muskoka Bay Club, Muldrew Lake is a great place to bring your boat, get involved[Read More]

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Price: $225,325 MSRP The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe is a 2-door luxury sports car, that packs much more than just the legendary Ferrari name! A 4.5-liter, V8 Engine sits under the back hood powering out more than 570-horsepower. The top speed of this stallion peaks around 202 MPH, and the 0 to 60 MPH is just 3.4 seconds. The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia is almost 700 pounds lighter than the 2011 Ferrari California, weighing in only at 3,042 pounds. If you have the money, definitely go by your closest dealership to test drive this car.[Read More]

The Thompson Residences

The Thompson Residences Location: 621 King St West, Toronto, ON Price: $299,900 to $1,999,900 The Thompson Residences is located in the centre of the vibrant King West district full of restaurants, parks, lounges and clubs. The Thompson Residences is a partnership between Freed Developments and the Thompson Hotel Group. This pairing brings elegant design and functionality, while ergonomic and fashionable living spaces. The fine finishes, location, first class services, and amenities make this one of the best condo developments on King Street West in Toronto. Photos from: BuzzBuzzHome & Freed Developments Where the Thompson Residences is located in Toronto: View Larger Map Also,[Read More]

Barrington Griffiths Men’s Modern Classic Watch

Barrington Griffiths Men’s Modern Classic Watch Price: $665 Barrington Griffiths Men’s Modern Classic Watch is a stylish mechanical (windup) watch, that is definitely going to get noticed if it’s on your wrist. The movement within the watch is made from recycled Swiss watch movements, so it’s as smooth as a Swiss pocket watch. The strong colours make the watch stand out, but the stainless steel water resistant casing and domed crystal make it rigid and functional. Barrington Griffiths is a Canadian company founded in 2010, and they manufacture the Modern Classic watches in Calgary Alberta. All photos from: BGWatch.com Facebook:[Read More]

Bisha Hotel and Residences

Bisha Hotel and Residences Located at: Blue Jays Way & King Street West, Toronto. Cost: $300,000 – $2,000,000 The Bisha Hotel and Residences is a brand new hotel and condo residences constructed by Lifetime Developments, that is sure to turn some heads when it is built. It’s luxurious brick and glass look, brings a new element of condo design to Toronto. Some of the features of Bisha Hotel & Residences is a 24 hour cafe, fitness centre on the 40th floor, casual 2-floor restaurant, and luxurious rooftop patio that is sure to be another beautiful view of the city. Exterior:[Read More]

The Leica M7 Hermes Edition

Leica M7 Hermes Edition Leica partners up with Hermes to create this beautiful Leica M7 Hermes Edition camera.With beautiful accents of leather and silver chrome, it shows traditional style that will definitely be a conversation piece when you bring it out for a picture or too. With second-to-none quality, beautiful picture taking, and style like no other, Leica has come up with a camera for the traveling gentleman, or distinguished photographer. Only 200 have been in production of these cameras. For more information on Leica cameras, visit there website: http://www.leica.com/