Posts Tagged ‘ marble ’

The Native Union CLIC Marble iPhone 6 Case.

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Synonymous with classical beauty and timeless style, marble has been the epitome of luxurious sophistication for millennia. Reinventing this ancient material for the modern lifestyle, the world’s first real marble smartphone case. Available in Black Marquina and featuring a slice of marble as thin as a credit card, the CLIC Marble iPhone case offers the perfect balance between elegance, strength and durability.  If you’re interested in picking one up, click here.

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Count Antonio’s Favorite Stallion – Punto

Check out Nic Fiddian-Green’s heart-stopping sculpture at Castello Di Reschio in Umbria, Italy. Fiddian-Green was at Reschio, working on a commission for the owner, Count Antonio Bolza. And, of course, the subject matter of his massive sculpture was the horse, in this case Count Antonio’s favorite stallion, Punto, born and bred at Reschio.

Ever since he saw a fifth-century B.C. carving of the head of a horse of Selene from the Parthenon at the British Museum he has worked at perfecting the form of the horse’s head, as well as mastering the ancient ‘lost wax’ technique. He works in clay, plaster, beaten lead and marble, and he oversees the casting into bronze himself. Fiddian-Green’s colossal, classically inspired equine heads are exhibited around the world in prominent locations, including ‘Still water ‘, the 30-foot head of a drinking horse right next to the Marble Arch in London.

Grand Touch Executive – Marble Phone

If you thought gold-plated or diamond-studded phones were the last word in mobile style, then think again, as a Canadian company has just announced a new mobile device which is made from a “stone hybrid material” and sapphire crystals. Produced by luxury mobile design company Mobiado, based in Canada, the Grand Touch Executive was released on October 30. The phone has been some two years in the making after an early prototype, the CPT001 — which was crafted from a solid block of marble — first started doing the rounds on the tech blogs in 2010. The body of the phone is made from “hybrid stone material” while the back panel and buttons are made from “sapphire crystal.” The phone is available in a range of hybrid stone materials including granite and marble.  In terms of specs, the unlocked phone is fairly low/mid range, boasting a 5 MP camera, a 4.65 inch S-AMOLED touch screen, 16GB of storage and common smartphone features such as Bluetooth/WiFi capabilities. No pricing details are available on the Grand Touch Executive, but don’t expect to see it in shops anytime soon: Mobiado’s luxury phones are typically seen at very exclusive events and trade shows to which the general public is not invited.