Posts Tagged ‘ DIsplay ’

Ralph Lauren 4D.

I know this isn’t the first time I’ve reported on 3D rendered projections, but when the “Ralph Lauren 4D” events took place in London and New York, celebrating 10 years of being on the web, it was not to be ignored.  Larger-than-life models, Polo players four stories tall, and iconic accessories such as the Ricky Bag, ties and belts all appeared to wrap the length of the building.  The installation also gave the illusion that images were extending beyond the building and floating out into space toward the audience, complete with music.  The spectacular infusion of the Big Pony Fragrance Collection (along with a light scenting of the Big Pony Fragrances for an ultimate sensory experience) was remarkable and clearly the highlight of the installation.  Watch as the New York women’s flagship at 888 Madison Avenue disappears before your eyes and is then transformed into a series of objects and images rendered in 3-dimensional space.


Golden Monopoly.

A Monopoly board game made out of solid gold and encrusted with jewels is currently on display at The Museum of American Finance in New York City, and NO, Diddy doesn’t own it… yet.  The gold-bound game was created by jeweler Sidney Mobell, who started in 1988 and worked every day for a year on creating the Monopoly game.  The board is made in 23 carat gold plate, and all the little houses and hotels are 18 carat solid gold. On the chimneys of houses are genuine rubies, on the chimneys of the hotels are genuine sapphires.  A glittering topaz marks the light bulb on the “Electric Company” space, and a ruby drips from the faucet on “Water Works.”  “If you take a look the dice are 18 carat solid gold and there are diamonds embedded in each one of the numbers. The little thimble, the race car, all the little tokens are 18 carat solid gold,” said Mobell.  It is believed to be the most expensive Monopoly game on the planet. Mobell said the game has an estimated value of $2 million, but added the precious game is priceless.  In 2003, Mobell donated the game to the Smithsonian, which is affiliated with the Museum of American Finance.  “Monopoly is a very symbolic game in America,” said David Cowen, president of the Museum of American Finance, on Friday morning.  “It was popularized during difficult financial times in the 1930s. As the nation again faces difficult economic times, I’m happy to have the item here.”  The gold and gemstone monopoly set will be on display at the Museum of American Finance until October 2012.  All in all, just seeing this game on display reminds me of my favorite commercial on TV now-a-days…