Cornel West on his “Uniform”

Cornel West on his “Uniform”

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He has written 19 books and edited 13 books. He is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and…

Read More

Dottling Guardian Travel Safe

Dottling Guardian Travel Safe

If you’ve been casually throwing your Pateks and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s in your bag on your travels, you may want to invest in something a little more secure. Germany’s luxury safe purveyor, Dottling, has created an extraordinary travel safe constructed out of a top-secret architecture of carbide and layers of tear and cut-proof aramid carbon fiber and impact-resistant polycarbonate. And of course, it contains a GPS tracker just in case Danny Ocean finds your valuables. Timezone

Read More

Ralph Lauren to Close Rugby Stores in 2013

Ralph Lauren to Close Rugby Stores in 2013

Breaking: Ralph Lauren announces they are shuttering their Rugby brand in their fiscal reports today. It is difficult for me to describe how saddened I am by this. The image above is one the fall rig shots from my tenure there. The brand that was put together by Lee Norwood and John Fiske and displayed in that room was classic, irreverent and full of wit and humor. The designers I worked with there were among…

Read More

Life in Marvelous Times

Life in Marvelous Times

Bright moments Bright moments always come back vivid. The fifth great was epic citywide test pressure The pre-crack era! Mr. Schollmen, what a prick, attitude matches wardrobe, uglier then sin. This is Bed Stuy 82′ 9th floor three tiny rooms one view. Buck-town, Roosevelt house They green grass is green Our green grass is brown. Shots rang my phone wasn’t touch tone A heavy beef in the street ET had to flee Grey heavens! good…

Read More

The Tanning Effect: Pharrell Interview

The Tanning Effect: Pharrell Interview

I had been telling him, “Yo, I got these Michael records…and I’ll never forget Michael’s manager saying, “Yo, Michael wants some ‘Superthug!’” And I was like, “What?” I just remember being so baffled and so crushed, ’cause he still is my idol. And I just had these records sitting around and I was like, Man, this kid is primed and ready to go for this. And I had that conversation with him and he was…

Read More

HBH Bulldog GT

That’s what Danish company HBH did for its Bulldog GT. The Bulldog takes its general form from the shapely Vantage, though the rear gets a small lip spoiler on top and the body panels surround the rear fascia. Side strakes adorn the doors and rear quarter similar to those found on Aston’s One-77. The front is slightly more stylized than the Vantage donor car, with a wide aperture and a black grille. The Bulldog GT…

Read More

SERENITY Part 1

SERENITY Part 1

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. ~Thomas Szasz The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. ~ James Allen A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. ~ Wayne Dyer

Read More

Mercedes F125 Concept

Mercedes F125 Concept

Celebrating 125 years of the automobile, Mercedes is debuting its vision for the future of the luxo-barge, the F125 Research Vehicle. At the core of the concept is the company’s F-CELL Hydrogen/Electric Hybrid powerplant that boasts a total range of 621 miles. That range is a result of a carefully constructed system of a lightweight material mix of carbon fiber, aluminum, and high-strength steel. Couple that with new, lighter-weight lithium sulphur battery technology, which on…

Read More

Maybach Exelero

In the relatively short history of ultra-luxury supercars, the Maybach Exelero ($8 million) is quite an interesting footnote. Based on the Maybach 57, this one-off coupe was created by the tiremaker Fulda to show off its latest and greatest rubber, and features a turbocharged V12 good for 700 horses and a top speed of 218. It was supposed to be purchased by the rapper Birdman, but apparently Birdman is a little bird-brained with his cash,…

Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio Becomes First to Own a 2012 Fisker Karma Sports Car

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was seen hopping out of his new 2012 Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Electric Sports Car ($95,900-$108,900) in Los Angeles. Fisker is a new American automotive company based in Anaheim, California with the sole purpose of re-imagining and redefining the luxury vehicle. Leonardo is the first to own a car from Fisker, and will be followed by Former US Secretary of Defense Collin Powell and Former US Vice President Al Gore. More pics…

Read More

Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle

Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle

Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle(TBA) is powered by rechargeable batteries and is totally electric. It reminds me of one of the old Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 50′s. The bike reminds me of one of the old Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 50′s. The bike’s lithium ion batteries with a motor that pushes a total of 72 volts, 60 miles on a charge, the top speed at 75mph. The bike is scheduled to launch in September and the pricing…

Read More

Worlds Most expensive yachts on Charter

Worlds Most expensive yachts on Charter

Superyacht owners have been known to make the world a playground for their luxury boats, but now they are available on charter. This list provides an insight into these superyachts and their specialties, which make them unique for numerous reasons: 1. Seven Seas   Charter Price: $ 1.30 million per week Steven Spielberg’s Megayacht seven seasSteven Spielberg is offering his new $200 million megayacht as the world’s most expensive yacht charter at an eye-popping rate…

Read More

The most expensive Rolex ever to be sold at auction

At its May 16 sale of Important Watches in Geneva, Christie’s offered a wide selection of the world’s finest watches from renowned brands like Patek Philippe, Rolex and Vacheron Constantin. While the star lot, the Patek Philippe white gold single button chronograph wristwatch manufactured in 1928, fetched $3,6 million, a rare Rolex chronograph made in 1942 set a new record by selling for $1.16 million. The oversized stainless steel split seconds chronograph (reference 4113) has…

Read More

How To Be A Man by Glenn O’Brien

How To Be A Man by Glenn O’Brien

As you all no doubt have gathered by now, WIJW is on a mission to get people living the best life they can—we share our ideas on what we call “elevated living,” encourage our friends to be aware of the story they are telling themselves, and offer sartorial suggestions on, perhaps, what to wear and where to go along the way toward realizing a more satisfying and resplendent life. I’m a voracious reader and when…

Read More
1 2 3 8