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Geffen Edges Out Ellison to Seize Control of World’s Sixth Largest Yacht

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Music mogul David Geffen is now the sole owner of Rising Sun (above), the world’s sixth largest yacht, having seized control from co-owner Larry Ellison. Originally commissioned by the Oracle billionaire from Germany’s Lürssen shipyard in 2004, the 456 ft. megayacht cost about $250 million to build. After gaining possession of the craft – the [...]

Twosome on the Singletrack: His & Her World’s Finest Mountain Bike

October 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s all downhill from here and that’s just the way we like it…a twosome cruisin’ down the singletrack on GIANT’s luxury-grade off-road bicycles. How do two busybodies make time for romance and fitness without enduring such bugaboos as Gym Monotony and Weekly Yoga Class Fatigue? To commingle amour, high-tech exercise, and the autumnal outdoors, make [...]

World’s Rarest Barbie Fetches a Record Price for a Good Cause

October 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

You may remember our listing of the World’s Rarest Barbie by Stefano Canturi, which was up for auction at Christie’s to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Not surprisingly, this auction set a record for Barbie herself, fetching a whopping $302,500.00. This doll, which exudes Canturi’s signature cubist design, wears over three carats of white [...]

World’s smallest apartment goes on the market for £43,000

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A former porter’s closet, which is being said to be the world’s smallest apartment, has now gone on the market for a cool £43,000 ($68,490 at the time of writing). The central Rome apartment measures a mere five square meters (55 sq ft) and is located on the Piazza di Sant’ Ignazio in the heart [...]

Highland Park Announces the World’s Oldest Island Single Malt

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just what we needed: another reason to love Highland Park, and another way to spend our children’s college funds on the much-lauded Orcadian single malt. This time Scotland’s most northerly distillery has released what is being billed as the oldest island single malt ever produced. And at 50 years old, we have no reason to [...]

World’s Seventh Largest Yacht Could Be Seized in Sex Sting

October 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Turkish officials are moving to seize the 446-ft. Savarona (above), the world’s seventh largest yacht, in the wake of the dramatic prostitution raid on the ship off the Turkish coast which we first reported on Friday. Authorities charged that the megayacht, which is owned by the Republic of Turkey, was being run as a floating [...]

Stay Puft Marshmallows Specially Made For Ghostbusters 3 Movie Are “World’s Finest”

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Why didn’t they make this before? Direct from the Ghostbusters universe and in time as a promo for the upcoming third installment of the Ghostbusters movie, you can now get your very own box of Stay Puft Marshmallows. Yes, it is possible for marshmallows to be luxurious – especially when they cost almost a buck [...]

World’s Most Expensive Whisky to be Auctioned in November

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The world’s most expensive bottle of whisky, a one-of-a-kind crystal Lalique decanter holding the oldest and rarest Macallan single malt ever (above), will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in New York on November 15 for an estimated $150,000 or more. The Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue, which we previewed back in April, is filled with [...]

Digital & Real Worlds Collide In Shawn Smith’s Pixelated Sculptures.

September 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

above: detail of Shawn Smith’s Falcon Game heads, birds, fish, other animals and fire are just a few of the subjects of Shawn Smith’s contemporary artwork. But unlike the many artists who choose to interpret these same items in realistic or impressionistic manners, artist Shawn Smith chooses to take them a step further. He combines [...]

World’s Most Expensive Penthouse Sells for $308 Million in Monaco

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Barely a month after we reported that a London penthouse had sold for $220 million, making it the world’s most expensive private residence, the record has been shattered with the $308 million sale of a palatial penthouse in Monaco (above). The Monaco property, called La Belle Epoque, has quite a history; formerly the home of [...]

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