Holiday Wish List

Things I want more of in 2010:
(clockwise from top left)

Model Kerry Degman
Tom Ford Films
Hotels Designed by VHM
Model Natasha Poly
Lady Gaga
True Blood

From our blog to yours, The Aesthetic Omnivore wishes you a beautiful holiday season and a gorgeous 2010.

Design News - Helsinki: World Design Capital of 2012

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) announced that the title of World Design Capital belongs to Helsinki for 2012.  The Finnish capital beat out southern Dutch city Eindhoven as well as 44 other cities from 27 different countries in the competition at the World Design Congress held in Singapore last week.

The WDC awards this prestigious title to cities that utilize design as a key element in improving social life, as well as cultural and economic impact.  Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen responded to the news accordingly "Helsinki has a vibrant design tradition but we also know that we must go further, beyond the edge of our limits and test the boundaries of design. The WDC project is an important step in this process and will help Helsinki to put design in a truly unique position in our society.”

Helsinki's idea of "Open Helsinki - Embedding Design in Life" is the concept of the celebratory design events scheduled for 2012. (source: IceNews)

Making news this year is the WISA Wooden Design Hotel in Helsinki's harbor


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Photography above by JASON OBROTKA

Watch Out: The Future of Watches

Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti 370  

Benjamin Clymer of the watch blog has compiled the ultimate luxury watch list.  Sparing no expense, you'll find materials from carbon fiber to diamonds and see how these brands are shaping the future of the watch market.  Check out some of these works of art:

 Maître du Temps Chapter One

Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical

The Urwerk 202

GreubelForsey Quadruple Tourbillon


Linde Werdelin SpidoLite

Armin Strom Blue Chip Skeleton

Pita Barcelona Oceana