Marrakech Express: Morocco in photos

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Thomas Whiteside and Keith Pollock have given us a glimpse into the rich culture of Morocco through a project called “Marrakech Express”. You may have seen Thomas’s work in publications including Details, InStyle and Travel+Leisure. As for Keith, he’s former Fashion Director of men.style.com. 

More images after the jump.  

Base: Miami’s premiere design store

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We recently took a much-needed vacation in Miami and apart from the beautiful women and chest-waxing jackasses you’d expect, we also came across a culture store you wouldn’t expect to see in America’s Spring Break capital. Or would you? Miami’s Lincold Road is enriched with plenty of dining choices and clothing stores, great nightlife and BASE.

The Hotelicopter makes the skies a bit friendlier

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This is no concept, my friends. Apparently, there is a hotelicopter, a hotel in the sky, in the works that’s set to lose its virginity come June 26, 2009.

The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience. Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you’d expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service is available one hour after liftoff and prior to landing.

Sounds enticing, no? We hope this comes to fruition this summer. Until then, head to the company’s website to keep yourself up-to-date on all news hotelicopter-related.

More images after the jump

1,000th Ferrari to enter Hong Kong is a 612 Scaglietti One-To-One

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Our friends at eGMCarTech have informed us that the 1,000th Ferrari sold to a Hong Kong customer has been delivered. The first Ferrari was delivered in Hong Kong in the early 1960s. Now, about 45 years later, Ferrari delivered its 1,000th vehicle to a Hong Kong customer – Mr. Didier Li. A very special ceremony took place for the delivery of the 1,000th Ferrari in Victoria Harbour yesterday.

Over 65 international media from Hong Kong joined Mr. Li on board ‘Huan’, a Chinese Junk (boat), as he took delivery of his brand new 612 Scaglietti One-To-One.

MoMA’s newly redesigned website

MoMA has redesigned its website and added some much-appreciated features such as a blog, interactive content, and more dynamic online galleries. I have to say though that no online tour can ever match making a trip to the actual museum.  Check...

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For Launch of U2’s No Line on the Horizon, NYC Street temporarily named U2 Way

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Out now is U2 latest album entitled, No Line on the Horizon. Billboard’s call it an experimental fare, explaining why the album’s been getting such mixed reviews. The band’s launched a promotional blitz just in time for the album drop.

They are performing on David Letterman five times this week and they’re getting much more love from the city of New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is temporarily renaming part of West 53rd Street “U2 Way”. The street leads to Ed Sullivan Theater where The David Letterman Show is recorded.

Hidden Gem: Classic Bespoke by Southern Asia’s Tuk Clothing

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Tuk Clothing is “inspired by the wonderful colours, tastes, smells and personalities of South Asia. We believe in garments that fit well, that have a strong emphasis on bespoke tailoring, and that personify our beliefs, inspirations and brand ethos.”

What really intrigued us about the label is their mix of moral values and love for creating high quality pieces. There is no mass production and no unethical labour, as all the clothing and accessories are handmade by local tailors and craftsmen.

Recently, we got in touch with Tuk Clothing to see what the South Asian label is all about. Mark is the designer behind the project and told us everything we wanted to know.

The round of questions after the jump.  

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Unisex Edition’ Pop-Up Store

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Last week, we brought light to YSL’s S/S 2009 menswear collection that took masculine pieces like trenches and suits and fitted them with unstructured fabrics like silk to bring a new dimension to this year’s line. Stefano Pilati’s “Edition Unisex” shows YSL once again pushing the boundaries of traditional gender paradigms in fashion and challenging contemporary notions of sex and sexuality. 

YSL opened a temporary space in downtown Manhattan for a little under two weeks this month, where clients had the opportunity to peruse the new range.

More images of the pop-up after the jump.