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LADY GAGA & TONY BENNETT – H&M MAGICAL HOLIDAYS

LADY GAGA & TONY BENNETT
LADY GAGA & TONY BENNETT

H&M is proud to present a magical holiday with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. This Holiday season, H&M is celebrating with a spectacular campaign and festive collection starring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, performing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from their #1 album Cheek To Cheek.

THE MOST LUXURIOUS SKI CHALET IN THE WORLD

For your next ski vacation, you need not look around for resorts but rent a chalet for the family or your friends. The chalet come with the latest amenities and the best in luxury. You need to pay for the exclusive accommodations and personalized service.

We bring for you here the best of the world’s most luxurious ski chalets:

Aurelio Clubhouse, Lech   (€148,000 per week)

Aurelio Clubhouse is amongst the most exclusive chalet. The owner has to approve the prospective guests before they can expect to secure a stay here. The highlight of the chalet is a 23 meter pool which is difficult to find in any other similar accommodation. In addition the chalet boasts of a massage room and a team of staff to take care of all your needs. Even a chauffeur is available on request. The chalet that is designed for 18 guests also feature a library and a formal dining room.

AURELIO CLUBHOUSE - LECH
AURELIO CLUBHOUSE – LECH
AURELIO CLUBHOUSE - LECH
AURELIO CLUBHOUSE – LECH
AURELIO CLUBHOUSE - LECH
AURELIO CLUBHOUSE – LECH
AURELIO CLUBHOUSE - LECH
AURELIO CLUBHOUSE – LECH

Chalet Chesa Falcun, Klosters    (€126,520 per week)

Chalet Chesa Falcun justifies its high rental with its understated luxury. Its massage room, sauna, fluffy dressing gowns, and Jo Malone bath and beauty products are all designed to pamper the guests. A chef, chauffeur and housekeeper provide unmatched personalized service. The chalet has accommodation for only 12 guests and so it costs £8,350 per person during high-season

CHALET CHESA FALCUN - KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN – KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN - KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN – KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN - KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN – KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN - KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN – KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN - KLOSTER
CHALET CHESA FALCUN – KLOSTER

The Lodge, Verbier   (€118,700 per week)

This is a large chalet designed to sleep 18 guests. Its unique feature is its own mini ice-rink and a hot tub large enough for 12 people to enjoy simultaneously. The chalet also boasts of a heated pool, party area complete with disco ball, cinema and games room. The chalet belongs to Richard Branson and you can see the touches of his personality everywhere. Since the chalet has accommodation for 18 guests the cost is just € 6,600 per person

THE LODGE - VERBIER
THE LODGE – VERBIER
THE LODGE - VERBIER
THE LODGE – VERBIER
THE LODGE - VERBIER
THE LODGE – VERBIER
THE LODGE - VERBIER
THE LODGE – VERBIER
THE LODGE - VERBIER
THE LODGE – VERBIER
THE LODGE - VERBIER
THE LODGE – VERBIER

Top of Mill, Aspen   (€85,840 per week)

The Top of Mill is located in exclusive Aspen. One of the most expensive chalets has its own cinema, gym, games room and wine cellar. It provides luxurious accommodation for 12, so that’s a mere €7,153 per person in high-season. The chalet scores over other more expensive chalets by having its own dedicated concierge and housekeeper. In fact if the guests request a chef, butler and chauffeur are also available.

TOP OF MILL - ASPEN
TOP OF MILL – ASPEN
TOP OF MILL - ASPEN
TOP OF MILL – ASPEN
TOP OF MILL - ASPEN
TOP OF MILL – ASPEN
TOP OF MILL - ASPEN
TOP OF MILL – ASPEN

Chalet Seven, Crans-Montana  (€125,248 per week)

Chalet Seven is ideal for large groups as it can accommodate a total of 24 guests. It provides roaring log fires, stylish cinema, funky bar and dreamy en-suites. The high rental when split between 24 guests works out to only €5,218 in high-season.

CHALET SEVEN - CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN – CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN - CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN – CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN - CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN – CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN - CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN – CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN - CRANS-MONTANA
CHALET SEVEN – CRANS-MONTANA

Chalet Le Petit Chateau, Courchevel 1850   (€115,000 per week)

Chalet Le Petit Chateau is relatively new as it was built in 2010. The modern construction boasts an indoor pool, massage room and Hammam-style steam room. There are many luxurious touches available at the chalet. The guests are pampered with a high level of personalized service. For this price they get concierge service, butler, chef and chauffeur. The guests even have a greater priviledge that they need not go shopping and ask the shop staff to come to the chalet. If shared by 14 people which is the capacity of the chalet then the cost per person is €8,214

CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU - COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU – COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU - COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU – COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU - COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU – COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU - COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU – COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU - COURCHEVEL
CHALET LE PETIT CHATEAU – COURCHEVEL

Marco Polo, Val d’Isere  (€90,480 per week)

Marco Polo is somewhat extravagant and a favorite of the rich from Russia. It boasts of a swimming pool decorated in gold leaf, an outdoor kitchen with heated seating. It has a dedicated party area complete with lasers, smoke machines and entertainment system. It can accommodate 12 persons and in high-season it will cost you an eye-watering €7,540 per person. Consensio is the company offering this chalet and has employed staff who are fluent in both English and Russian.

MARCO POLO - VAL D'ISERE
MARCO POLO – VAL D’ISERE
MARCO POLO - VAL D'ISERE
MARCO POLO – VAL D’ISERE
MARCO POLO - VAL D'ISERE
MARCO POLO – VAL D’ISERE
MARCO POLO - VAL D'ISERE
MARCO POLO – VAL D’ISERE
MARCO POLO - VAL D'ISERE
MARCO POLO – VAL D’ISERE

Chalet Le Blanchot, Courchevel 1850   (€211,500 per week)

Chalet Le Blanchot is the most expensive chalet available on rent. A peak season week at the chalet could cost you as much as a house. Costing €17,625 per person, based on 12 sharing the chalet is spread over five floors. There is an internal lift so that the guests are not inconvenienced by climbing stairs. The chalet has an indoor pool, along with hammam-style steam room, hot tub and a massage room. There is a chalet manager and house keeper to maintain the chalet and the services of a chef, chauffeur and butler are also available on request at extra cost.

CHALET LE BLANCOT - COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT – COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT - COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT – COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT - COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT – COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT - COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT – COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT - COURCHEVEL 1850
CHALET LE BLANCOT – COURCHEVEL 1850

Chalet Grace, Zermatt   (€82,350 per week)

You could call it the basic model of luxury ski chalet. The chalet boasts of a wellness area – complete with sauna, massage room and a space for pilates – a games room, and a cinema. In addition Chalet Grace has stirring Matterhorn views.  A peak season stay is €8,235 per person, based on 10 sharing.

CHALET GRACE - ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE – ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE - ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE – ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE - ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE – ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE - ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE – ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE - ZERMATT
CHALET GRACE – ZERMATT

Chalet Gentianes, Courchevel 1850  (€111,280 per week)

Chalet Gentianes is a high end ultra luxurious chalet. The price which is on the higher side includes the services of a butler. The chalet boasts of blonde wood interiors and plush furnishings. The highlight of the chalet however is its swimming pool and Hammam-style steam room. The chalet can sleep 14 and the peak season rate works out to €7,950 per person.

CHALET GENTIANES - COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES – COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES - COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES – COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES - COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES – COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES - COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES – COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES - COURCHEVEL
CHALET GENTIANES – COURCHEVEL

Chesetta, St Moritz  (€87,450 per week)

Chalet Chesetta is actually a converted blacksmith.  It exudes class as it is stuffed with original oil paintings and antiques. It features a formal and informal dining room, a sauna and a steam room. Personalized service is available as a team of staff cater to guests every whim. It accomodates 12 in style and does not work out very expensive at €7,280 per person in peak season.

CHALET CHESETTA - St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA – St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA - St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA – St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA - St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA – St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA - St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA – St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA - St.MORITZ
CHALET CHESETTA – St.MORITZ

Chalet Les Brames, Meribel   (€113,120 per week)

Chalet Les Brames will pamper you with an in-chalet masseur and an ice-bath. The other treats at the chalet are log fires and ultra luxurious furnishings and fabrics. The chalet is built on landscaped private grounds.  The chalet boasts of an outdoor hot tub and as bonus provides glorious views of Mount Vallon. The chalet sleeps 12 in luxury and charges €9,426 per person in peak season.

CHALET LES BRAMES - MERIBEL
CHALET LES BRAMES – MERIBEL
CHALET LES BRAMES - MERIBEL
CHALET LES BRAMES – MERIBEL
CHALET LES BRAMES - MERIBEL
CHALET LES BRAMES – MERIBEL
CHALET LES BRAMES - MERIBEL
CHALET LES BRAMES – MERIBEL

Shemshak Lodge, Courchevel 1850    (€154,720 per week)

Shemshak Lodge, designed for only eight guests provides the highest levels of luxury. It boasts of  an indoor pool with wonderful views of Courchevel and the Trois Vallees. There is a team of staff to take care of all your needs and whims. Only the best and the most beautiful soft furnishings have been used to provide the highest level of comfort. The rentals during the Russian New Year are the highest at  €19,340 per person.

SHEMSHAK LODGE - COURCHEVEL 1850
SHEMSHAK LODGE – COURCHEVEL 1850
SHEMSHAK LODGE - COURCHEVEL 1850
SHEMSHAK LODGE – COURCHEVEL 1850
SHEMSHAK LODGE - COURCHEVEL 1850
SHEMSHAK LODGE – COURCHEVEL 1850
SHEMSHAK LODGE - COURCHEVEL 1850
SHEMSHAK LODGE – COURCHEVEL 1850

THE COPENHAGEN WHEEL

COPENHAGEN WHEEL
COPENHAGEN WHEEL

THE COPENHAGEN WHEEL

Smart, responsive and elegant, the Copenhagen Wheel is a new emblem
for urban mobility. It transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes that also
function as mobile sensing units. The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture
the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need
a bit of a boost. It also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion,
and road conditions in real-time.

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SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Controlled through your smart phone, the Copenhagen Wheel becomes
a natural extension of your everyday life. You can use your phone to unlock and
lock your bike, change gears and select how much the motor assists you.
As you cycle, the wheel’s sensing unit is also capturing your effort level and
information about your surroundings, including road conditions, carbon monoxide,
NOx, noise, ambient temperature and relative humidity. Access this data
through your phone or the web and use it to plan healthier bike routes,
to achieve your exercise goals or to meet up with friends on the go.
You can also share your data with friends, or with your city – anonymously
if you wish – thereby contributing to a fine-grained database of
environmental information from which we can all benefit.

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The Copenhagen Wheel turns the bike you already own, quickly and easily into
an electric bike with regeneration and real-time environmental sensing capabilities.
The wheel harvests the energy you input while braking and cycling and stores it for
when you need a bit of a boost. At the same time, sensors in the wheel are collecting
information about air and noise pollution, congestion and road conditions.

The Copenhagen Wheel differs from other electric bikes in that all components are
elegantly packaged into one hub. There is no external wiring or bulky battery packs,
making it retrofittable into any bike. Inside the hub, we have arranged a motor,
3-speed internal hub gear, batteries, a torque sensor, GPRS and a sensor kit that
monitors CO, NOx, noise (db), relative humidity and temperature. In the future,
you will be able to spec out your wheel according to your riding habits and needs.

Live in San Francisco? Add more battery power.
Interested in real-time applications? Increase the number of sensors.

Lastly, the wheel is controlled through your Smart Phone and becomes a natural
extension of your everyday life. Simply place your phone on the handlebars, and
its Bluetooth module syncs with the Bluetooth module in the hub of the Copenhagen Wheel.
You can then use your phone and our Copenhagen Wheel Application to unlock and lock
your bike, change gears, select how much the motor assists you and for viewing
relevant real-time information.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Copenhagen Wheel was unveiled on December 15, 2009 at the COP15

United Nations Climate Conference. The project was conceived and developed
by the SENSEable City Lab for the Kobenhavns Kommune. The prototype bikes
were realizedwith the help of our technical partner Ducati Energia and funding from
the Ministry for the Environment.

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WIKIPEARL – DELICIOUSLY INSPIRED BY NATURE

WIKIPEARLS
WIKIPEARLS

WikiFoods, Inc. has developed a revolutionary, plastic-free food and beverage packaging technology that delivers Triple Good. Called WikiPearls™, they’re good for you, good for the environment, and just plain good.

Imagine for a second the skin of a grape or a coconut. WikiPearl skins are inspired by the way nature packages fruits and vegetables. These skins are delicious protective coatings against water loss and contaminant entry, and potential carriers of effective and functional nutrition.

The WikiFood technology protects the wrapped food or beverage without exposing it to unnatural materials or chemicals while also delivering benefits of health, convenience and a food experience like nothing else.

WIKIPEARLS
WIKIPEARLS

WikiPearl™ is where nature’s cornucopia meets couture craftsmanship.  Uniquely crafted, natural, and beautiful food or beverages as you have never experienced them before. New Wikipearls products are being created every day. From ice cream, cheese, and frozen yogurt to fruits, vegetables, water, cocktails and soups.

And because WikiPearls are bite-sized and portable, we invite you to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages in completely new settings. Now frozen yogurt can be finger food, packed in a school lunch box, or even taken to the beach.

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WIKIPEARL ICE CREAM

Portion-controlled WikiPearl ice cream stays colder longer than conventional ice cream and prevent the delicious treats from spilling as they warm up. Each WikiPearl ice cream is uniquely crafted, natural, spherical and beautiful.  The protective coating prevents these delicious treats from spilling as they warm and won’t melt all over your hands.

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WIKIPEARL YOGURT

WikiPearl Yogurt puts the pleasure of savory yogurt in the palm of your hand with the responsibility of package-free portability. No more throwing away a spoon. No more dishes to wash. Reconcile consumption with sustainability.

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WIKIPEARL CHEESE

Cheese. Formaggio. Fromage. Whatever you call it, you most likely adore it. WikiPearl Cheese are small bites of fresh cheese with delicious coatings that keep the cheese fresh, like “aperi-cubes,” where the wrapper is deliciously edible instead of wasteful tin foil.

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WIKIPEARL FRUITS & VEGETABLES

WikPearl Fruits and vegetables are small bites of reinvented and reinterpreted fruits and vegetables complete with delicious, protective skins with enhanced natural nutritional value.

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TECHNOLOGY

A WikiPearl is fundamentally made of two parts:

  • The “heart” – The food or beverage
  • The “skin” – Natural, edible, biodegradable foods and nutrients

The skin is a protective electrostatic gel formed by harnessing interactions between natural food particles, nutritive ions and a polysaccharide. Through this proprietary and patent-pending technology, the skin becomes more impermeable to water and oxygen than other edible skins available.

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BENEFITS

Our recipe creates a unique menu of benefits…

  • Portable
  • Plastic-free
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Enables portion control
  • Opens up new usage occasions
  • Delivers functional nutrition
  • Creates unique flavor combinations
  • Fun – It’s okay to play with your food

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