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The Ducati Diavel Carbon embodies the true nature of the Diavel concept, where performance combines with style to celebrate Italian engineering at its best. Lightweight composites and milled aluminium components meld the two worlds of sport and style with features that are both visually beautiful and functionally high-performance.

The Diavel Carbon incorporates the very latest in innovative Ducati technologies, including the recently introduced electronic Riding Modes. Selectable from the left-hand switchgear – even while riding – the choice of three pre-set modes (Urban/Touring/Sport) are programmed to instantly change the character of the Diavel.

Price: €14 400

Carbon motorbike

The new Lamborghini Murcielago was recently unveiled in the US under the name Lamborghini Aventador. The LP700-4 Aventador is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 700 PS (690 bhp / 515 kW) and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a Graziano ISR 7-speed automatic (single clutch with dual sychronizers) transmission and a Haldex all-wheel drive system that enables the supercar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). It has a full carbon fiber monocoque or passenger cell that weighs just 147.5 kilograms, while the whole body tips the scales at 229.5 kilograms (505 lbs).

Price: €260 420

Supercar

Luzzo Bespoke presents the Bugatti Executive Desk. Inspired by the Bugatti Grand Prix racing cars of the late 20s and early 30s, details of the cars have been transferred to the design of this office head-turner.

The drive gears for the height adjustment are a scaled-up version of the Winfield carburetor synchronization quadrants from a Type 57, and the drawer fronts reflect the honeycombed grill.

The construction of the Bugatti Grand Prix car inspired desk is influenced by the methods used by Bugatti in that time. Where there would have been cast aluminum parts, they have machined them from billet with the rest of the construction made up of aluminum frames clad in riveted aluminum sheet. The level of detail incorporated into the desk is an upshot of over 3000 hours of CAD, machining, polishing, sheet metal work and lacquering.

An Apple Mac computer, which is deployed via a motorized mechanism and disappears into the desk at the touch of a button is included in the stylish desk, while the drawers are lockable and self-closing. The desk has then been finished in French racing blue lacquer with a tan leather writing area, which is very reminiscent of the Bugatti’s of that era.

The Bugatti Type 35 inspired desk is priced at $243 425  (€170 000)

Bugatti

Lather yourself in some decadence; slide into Baldi‘s new crystal bathtub with a flute of Champagne. The bathtub has been crafted out of a single block of the purest white rock crystal, quarried in the Amazon region.

Discovered by Paolo Baldi, the ten-ton block of crystal was transported to Italy intact and was then sculpted with diamond cuts. The Crystal Bathtub measures 2m in length and 55cm in height.

Price: $790 000 ( €530 000)

Baldi

Alexander Amosu, renowned luxury phone customizer, presents the Black Diamond Blackberry, created using 18 karat black gold and approximately 1400 diamonds.

Price: $26 000 (€18 350)

Blackberry

The world’s wealthiest individuals can now shop and swipe in style with the release of the JP Morgan Palladium credit card. The card is made of palladium, a rare silvery metal that resembles platinum, and 23 karats of gold. The typical JP Morgan Palladium card-holder will have an estimated 30 million dollars in savings and can only become a cardholder if he or she belongs to a private bank.

The annual fee to use this new credit card is just short of $600 (about €425), a price that seems rather small considering the credit card bears no limit.

Price: $1 000

Credit card

Last year at the Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini presented their Sesto Elemento, a stunning carbon based exotic supercar.

Priced at $2.92 million, the amazing car will enter dealerships in the 2011 third quarter and will be limited to 20 models.

The chassis, body, driveshaft and suspension components are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), a material that the Italian firm has been refining with other companies, including Boeing. In addition to the cutting-edge design the tailpipes are made from Pyrosic, a glass and ceramic composite that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 degrees celsius.

Lamborghini

In Chengdu, Sichuan province in China, a shop is selling a rare fish, the Red Dragon Flour Fish.

Price: 360 000 Yuan (about $55 000), and an additional 300 Yuan per month for care of the fish.

Fish

Harry Allen created this opulent piggy bank for crystal company Steuben.

The Crystal Piggy Bank uses a pig’s snout in lieu of the traditional coin slot. When you cap it, the stopper doubles as the nostrils.

He’s just hungry for your money”  (Harry Allen)

And he certainly is.  Price: $1 900 (€1 325)

Piggy bankSmothering more than 10 000 sq-ft of the finest waterfront land on Newport Beach, California, the property overlooks the widest expanse of the bay.

The residence includes a magnificent two story entry gallery and features the most outstanding private dock facilities on the bay.  A single yacht of up to 156 feet in length can be accommodated in addition to multiple secondary boats and watercraft.

Price: $28.5 million

Mansion

This luxury Emerald and Diamond Tiara goes under the hammer on May 17 at one of the most important Magnificent & Noble Jewels auction by Sotheby’s in 30 years. The tiara was created with 11 pear-shaped rare Colombian emeralds that collectively weigh over 500 carats. It is expecting that it will be go for a hefty $10.6 million, while the lower estimate is still quite cushy at $5.3 million.

Rapper Bryan Williams AKA Birdman, the co-founder of Cash Money Records, has been bragging on Twitter about the Maybach Exelero he recently purchased for $8 million. Birdman also holds another Maybach model in his garage, the Landaulet, as well as the famed Bugatti Veyron. Birdman’s fortune is estimated at $ 100 million.

The Peninsula New York is all luxury located on the corner of the illustrious Fifth Avenue and 55th Street. The Hotel was bought in 1988 by the Peninsula group for $127 million. The Peninsula New York has received the AAA Five-Diamond Award for thirteen consecutive years and in 2007 it was named one of the greatest Hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine.  In 1979, the Swiss hotel owner Rene Hatt took over the hotel and started a long renovation process which lasted until 1987 and cost $200 million. In 1988 the hotel was bought by its current owners, The Peninsula Hotels, and they spent $45 million on a second renovation. The Peninsula Suite will set you back $16, 000 a night. Pictured below is the Peninsula suite in HK.

Peninsula hotel

Why not hire out your own private jet for a trip away? Magellan Jets offer private charters- on 24hrs notice if you’re a member. Becoming a member is $250, 000; a small fee to watch the world from a birds-eye view sipping on a martini, n’est-ce que pas?

aviation

The Armani Hotel Dubai is situated within the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, overlooking the Arabian Gulf in the UAE. Prescribing to a style of minimalist elegance, the hotel exudes sophistication and meticulous attention to detail. The Armani Dubai Suite is one of its kind with 390 square metres of space and elegance, personally designed by the man himself, Giorgio Armani.  The room prices are about as sky-high as the building itself. The Armani Studios i.e. the standard room will set you back a burly$1,089 a night; the Classic rooms $1,634; the Armani Premiere rooms $1,769; the Armani Suites $2,178; the Armani Executive rooms $2,450; the 6 Armani Ambassador rooms $2,722; and the 5 Armani Signature rooms $4,084.

Burj Khalifa