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"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." Oscar Wilde

"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it." William Makepeace Thackery

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Geoff Nichols Fantasy Portrait - Yves de Contades

Geoff Nicol, MD, Navy Blue Design Group:
I'm fascinated by boxing - to me it’s about confronting fear, controlling adrenalin, discipline of mind and body and total commitment. Although until now I've never had to think about it too much. I just knew I wanted to have a go.

The Internet of Things: How will it be used?

The Internet of Things is quickly becoming a reality as manufacturers are increasingly linking “things”, such as smartphones, appliances, cars and machines, to the Internet and to each other.

Can technology save business?

BBC journalist Maggie Philbin says crisis-driven thinking is breeding a generation of lost business opportunities (but technology could help to turn that around. The recession has made many British businesses depressed and inward-looking, and a leading journalist says short-term thinking is not only stifling recovery, but threatening to blight the prospects of the coming generation.

Mr Lahcen Haddad-Moroccan Tourist Minister

Yves de Contades interviewed Mr Lahcen Haddad, the Moroccan Tourist Minister and he has many fascinating things to say about the new developments and changes in that stunning country. Morocco has a superb balance of the old and the new. They are embracing new technological advances whislt retaining their best traditions. The aim is to create a country that remains unspoilt and build a lasting tourist industry with a focus on luxury and sutainability.

Truck Camera

Silver & Light Ian Ruhter takes his life and his savings on the roads of America.He converted a truck into a giant camera to photograph people and landscapes across the States.He employs an old wet plate photographic technique that is simply timeless. These are stunning unique images and each is created straight in the truck. True one off's.Beautiful.See a part of his journey in this video

Ian Stewart-17 Equations

Professor Ian Stewart has just released his latest book 17 Equations That Changed The World with Profile Books.

Bentley Concept SUV EXP 9 F

EXP 9 F all-wheel drive luxury Sport Utility Vehicle concept revealed at Geneva Motor Show. Bentley is offering a vision of the future with a dramatic new Sport Utility Vehicle concept, EXP 9 F, at the Geneva International Salon d'Auto. The Company's designers and engineers have created a compelling new take on the Grand Touring Bentley, a vehicle that feels equally at home at an opera gala performance, on the sand dunes and the overtaking lane of the autobahn.

Yves de Contades at Bentley Launch Continental V8 GT Boujis

The New Bentley Continental V8 GT was launched in Berkeley Square on Thursday with International eXcellence in attendance. The event was organised with Boujis nightclub and featured the Bentley V8 surrounded by myriad flashing and spinning lights.

Sohana Research Fund

Many celebrities support the Sohana Research Fund, including Jason Isaacs, Gary Kemp and Phyllida Lloyd, Johhny Vaughan and DebRA president Michael Portillo who gathered for the Silver Butterfly Dinner at Altitude Black in the Millbank Tower earlier in the year.

The Linley Bentley

Bentley and David Linley have produced The Linley Limited Edition Continental Flying Spur and Yves de Contades went to interview all the designers.Interview with David Linley: Tell us about the collaboration with Bentley on the Limited Edition Continental Flying Spur?

Optimist's Tour of the Future-Mark Stevenson Interview

Yves de Contades went to interview Mark Stevenson. His latest book is an inspired tour of what is going to happen next in our world and how it is happening faster than we think. An Optimists Tour of the Future manages to entertain and cover a vast range of topics with fluid ease. Erudite, fascinating, exhilarating and packed full of heroic characters. Not to mention a rich vein of possible investment sources. International Life gives it 5 stars. What inspired you to create this book An Optimists Tour of the Future?

Bad Science- A Must Read

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre is one of those books that should be on a universal list of books to be read by everyone. Preferably before leaving School.The book is great fun and impossible to put down, you have to get more information as it is so hard to believe just how bad things can get. Do you want to know if homeopathy, vitamins and those detox pills really work?

BEST OF - Lord and Lady at Dukes

 

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Dukes is a very short cab ride from Victoria station up to the heart of St James.

It is beautifully located between the Ritz on Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace, down a lovely little old Victorian London Mews.

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