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Design - Raymond Loewy the first real Mad Man

Raymond Loewy, was he a role mode, the first `mad man´ for the TV show `Mad Men´?
"When I came to America, I was stunned by the coarseness of the objects. Everything was really very ugly. That's why I decided to try and correct it."
Raymond Loewy Raymond Loewy (pronounced /ˈloʊiː/LOH-ee), November 5th, 1893 - July 14th, 1986) is considered the inventor of industrial design. The jukeboxes, petrol pumps, cigarette boxes, refrigerators, cars, trains, airplanes, passenger ships and their interiors, rockets and many more he designed became symbols of the "American Way of Life". Raymond Loewy was an immigrant that shaped the USA ...
by Earl of Cruise Source: AZ Quotes Despite the cover of TIME Raymond Loewy made it on the cover of the politics magazin DER SPIEGEL in Germany in 1953 A quota that a number of modern day naval architects and designers seem to ignore, or never heard of. For fans of `Mad Men´ … "Which of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’s accounts was the bigg…
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Design - Is There A Place for Design in Trumps America

There is a place of "copy-paste" designers in the America of Trump - anything that is bling glittering golden is top. And any ancient style will be copied and mixed only to creat the Bling-Bling.
editing by Earl of Cruise by Design, society and the economy are intertwined. With Donald Trump - a man of vulgar tastes and backward thinking - we need to prepare for the impact his reactionary policies will have on business and culture, both in the United States and worldwide.
The golden glittered penthouse appartment of a certain person in a bronze-golden tower in Manhattan
In my opinion the typical look of : I have money, but no taste or style And this comes on top of our self-inflicted challenges: design has become a profession for lifestyle victims for whom the cool design studio is more important than work results, digital tools have made “copy-paste” an ever-bigger plague in business, and so-called Design Thinkers have dummified the creative process …

Luxury Cruise - SILVERSEA - cruise in luxury onboard SILVER MUSE

The latest addition to SILVERSEA CRUISES is the SILVER MUSE, inaugurated spring 2017. The luxury cruise vessel will get a sister ship that is enlarging SILVERSEA´s fleet of luxurious expedition vessels and cruise ships to a number of 10. by Earl of Cruise
SILVER MUSE, Royal Suite bedroom - courtesy SILVERSEA CRUISES Get ready for an impressive echelon of all-inclusive luxury cruising aboard the SILVER MUSE. Suite accommodations with butler service and ocean vistas come standard, and most also afford you a private verandah so you can sip espresso or tea with a breeze. When it comes to dining, you'd be hard pressed to find finer anywhere across the globe at sea. La Dame is an extremely rare RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX® restaurant not to be missed, but the opulent plates at more than half a dozen other venues are also something to email friends back home about.
SILVER MUSE´s will take you to Alaska, Asia, Australasia, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, into the Mediterranean, the Middle Ea…

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Luxury Cruise - SILVERSEA - cruise in luxury onboard SILVER MUSE

The latest addition to SILVERSEA CRUISES is the SILVER MUSE, inaugurated spring 2017. The luxury cruise vessel will get a sister ship that is enlarging SILVERSEA´s fleet of luxurious expedition vessels and cruise ships to a number of 10. by Earl of Cruise
SILVER MUSE, Royal Suite bedroom - courtesy SILVERSEA CRUISES Get ready for an impressive echelon of all-inclusive luxury cruising aboard the SILVER MUSE. Suite accommodations with butler service and ocean vistas come standard, and most also afford you a private verandah so you can sip espresso or tea with a breeze. When it comes to dining, you'd be hard pressed to find finer anywhere across the globe at sea. La Dame is an extremely rare RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX® restaurant not to be missed, but the opulent plates at more than half a dozen other venues are also something to email friends back home about.
SILVER MUSE´s will take you to Alaska, Asia, Australasia, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, into the Mediterranean, the Middle Ea…

Luxury Cruise - SILVERSEA South Pacific Cruise

A South Pacific Cruise, especially around Tahiti et ses îles with SILVERSEA, and its expedition cruise vessel SILVER DISCOVERER, is immidiately recalling a journey into paradise, New Cythera (Île de la Nouvelle Cythère), as Admiral Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville titled Tahiti et ses îles, during his circumnavigation on board the frigate LA BOUDEUSE 1766 till 1769. Or recalling the BOUNTY and illfated Captain Bligh and the mutiny conducted by Christian Fletcher.
It is all about mana ...
by Earl of Cruise
SILVERSEA´s SILVER DISCOVERER on the traces of  Admiral Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville - courtesy SIVERSEA SILVER DISCOVERER, bought 2013 and introduced 2014 as the third expedition vessel of SILVERSEA (103.62m, 15.54m, 4.57m, originally 128 pax), ex Clipper Odyssey 1999, ex OCEANIC ODYSSEY, ex OCEANIC GRACE 1989. She was built for the Japanese luxury cruise market. Her competitor was back then  FRONTIER SPIRIT, new BREMEN of HAPAG-LLOYD CRUISES Learn about the four expedition…

Luxury - Defining the luxury traveller of today

What is a luxury traveller today?
Luxury is rare and not easy to get! It is never an everywhere me-too!
"Let me tell you about the very rich," said F. Scott Fitzgerald. "They are different from you and me." F. Scott Fitzgerald couldn’t have been more spot on.
We know about different luxury related groups, the "rich", categorized by marketing gurus: Affluent, HNWI (High Net Worth Individuals) and UHNWI (Ultra High Net worth Individuals). The "poor" among this money loaded clientele are the Affluent.
It is the similar group in our todays societies, as in the beginning of the industrial revolution or later during BELLE ÉPOQUE (bɛleˈpɔk), and earlier with the very beginning of capitalism. The very similar set of people that payed fortunes for First Class cabins and first real suites onboard BELLE ÉPOQUE, FINE DE SIECLE and heydays 1930s transatlantic liners or later payed lavishly the tickets for a flight in the CONCORDE.
by Earl of Cruise
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Design - Call me FRANCE again - will the mythical ship be back at sea

Le FRANCE, the famous and mythical French ocean liner, will he be back at sea again? President Charles De Gaulle claimed, during the christening (by Yvonne de Gaulle) ceremony May 11th, 1960, that FRANCE III is a true revival of glamorous NORMANDIE ... Those having sailed on NORMANDIE and had the luck of experiencing his grandeur and then top luxuries on board, named FRANCE "vulgar" ... as my aunt and others able to compare.
Didier Spade, a French naval architect and businessman, connected to FRANCE via his father´s and grandfather´s engagement in the outfitting of the famous and last French Transatlantic liner, created a new interpretation of the famous and still loved FRANCE.
by Earl of Cruise
Didier Spade´s vision of the Nouveau FRANNCE - courtesy Mer et Marine When FRANCE was purchsed by visionairy Kloster, the once liner lost its character after the transforming into the then biggest cruise vessel. What was left was only a last glance of the 1950/60s design and character of…

Design - How to design a retro-futuristic cruise ship for families with children

To design a retro-futoristic cruise ship for families with children is and was quite a task, but we see it sailing in a fleet introduced by DISNEY CRUISE LINE. Among the `streamlined me-too´ design, typically choosen, in the mass market a soothing eye candy. Especially for those loving the `old lines´.
Actually to most critics the exterior design of the actual DISNEY fleet is named the most elegant, modern looking liner design - it seems to me a bit of  `Steam Punk´. And indeed the DISNEY vessels have the special look, that is recognized as that of the Golden Era of liners, the 1930s and ART DÉCO. by, editing by Earl of Cruise (in grey)
Early design idea presented by FROG DESIGN to DISNEY - courtesy FROG DESIGN FROG DESIGN was involved in creating the basic ship and brand designfor DISNEY cruises. Frog (styled as frog) is a global design firm founded in 1969 by industrial designerHartmut Esslinger in Mutlangen, Germany as "esslinger design". Soon after it moved…

Design - Is There A Place for Design in Trumps America

There is a place of "copy-paste" designers in the America of Trump - anything that is bling glittering golden is top. And any ancient style will be copied and mixed only to creat the Bling-Bling.
editing by Earl of Cruise by Design, society and the economy are intertwined. With Donald Trump - a man of vulgar tastes and backward thinking - we need to prepare for the impact his reactionary policies will have on business and culture, both in the United States and worldwide.
The golden glittered penthouse appartment of a certain person in a bronze-golden tower in Manhattan
In my opinion the typical look of : I have money, but no taste or style And this comes on top of our self-inflicted challenges: design has become a profession for lifestyle victims for whom the cool design studio is more important than work results, digital tools have made “copy-paste” an ever-bigger plague in business, and so-called Design Thinkers have dummified the creative process …

Trends - CUNARD to launch the biggest cruise ship in its history

CUNARD, will launch in 2022 the biggest cruise ship in its 177 years history. The yet unnamed vessel will accomodate 3,000 passengers ... CUNARD is one of the world’s most recognised shipping and cruise brand, and one of the oldest steamship companies in the worls. ÖSTERREICHISCHER LLYOD/LLOYD AUSTRIACO, founded in 1833, today ITALIA MARTTIMA, former LLOYD TRIESTINO, when becoming Italian, is a bit older - by seven years. The company had a twisted history and ended as container shipping company and is now part of the EVERGREEN GROUP, in its MARINE department. by Earl of Cruise The CUNARD fleet as it will be in 2022 - courtesy THE TELEGRAPH A few days ago CUNARD announced it will build a new ship to be launched in 2022. A 3,000 passenger ship, the fourth and largest in the actual CUNARD fleet by total capacity. The yet unnamed cruise ship will join the QUEEN MARY 2 (QM2), QUEEN VICTORIA and QUEEN ELIZABETH. The QUEEN VICTORIA and QUEEN ELIZABETH are VISTA Class cruise ships, construct…

Expedition Deluxe - CORAL EXPEDITIONS signed new ship from VARD

CORAL EXPEDITIONS announced September 11th, 2017, that it had signed a contract with VARD to build its fourth expedition cruise ship for 120 passengers due to be delivered in Q1 2019, with a further vessel intended to follow. "The ship will be build at VARD VUNG TAU in Vietnam," VARD said, in a statement. The vessel, measuring 93.5mtr with a beam of 17.2mtr, will be developed by VARD DESIGN in Norway in close cooperation with CORAL EXPEDITIONS. VARD is a subsidiary of FINCANTIERI, that has some "off-shore" ship construction sites. by Earl of Cruise Rendering of Australia´s CORAL EXPEDITIONS newbuild of VARD, Norway - courtesy CORAL EXPEDITIONS This new ship is designed for ocean voyages to remote areas inaccessible to large cruise vessels, CORAL EXPEDITIONS said, in a prepared statement. CORAL EXPEDITIONS is known for its cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and its islands. CORAL EXPEDITIONS says: "The ship will be Australian flagged and will conform to t…

Cruise - A new MEIN SCHIFF 1 is comming

The new MEIN SCHIFF 1 is comming 2018 to replace the existing MEIN SCHIFF 1 the former CELEBRITY CRUISES vessel GALAXY, later CELEBRITY GALAXY. After a multimillion € refit by transforming normal outside cabins into balcony cabins, and lengthening the up to 262 meter with a new sponson at the stern (beam 32,2m, draught 8,5m).
The existing and the new MEIN SCHIFF 1 are no luxury cruise vessels, but in the mass market a real premium product. The passenger numbers are near to 3,000 and the crew at 1,000, which will be stress for the crew per se.
I want to give a first glimpse at the interiors of the new MEIN SCHIFF 1. In comparison to the WOW and EFFECT hashing cruisers, a calm designed ship interior. by Earl of Cruise The new MEIN SCHIFF 1, rendering - courtesy TUI CRUISES The former GALAXY was the first new ship of the ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES Ltd. and TUI GROUP´s joint venture - TUI CRUISES. GALAXY lost its US American tastes related interiors at BLOHM+VOSS with the consulting of German…

Review - An Aegean dream mediated onboard OLYMPIC VOAYGER

OLYMPIC VOYAGER took me for a cruise that became an Aegean dream to me.  A historic review from an experience in 2001 ... OLYMPIC VOYAGER, formerly named OLYMPIA VOYAGER, renamed as the Olympic Comittee arrogantly "wished", was built in Hamburg by BLOHM+VOSS. The hull design is based on the BUNDESMARINE MEKO frigates which had been developed by the shipbuilder. Originally the two vessels, the sister is OLYMPIC EXPLORER, should have become fast ferries for a SUN LINES subsidiary. But the design was totally altered to fast cruise vessels, when the two rivalling families (Keusoglou and Potamianos) did overcome their differences. ROYAL OLYMPIC CRUISES, a merger from EPIROTIKI LINES and SUN LINES, intended with the two speed cruisers a 7 day/night 3 continent cruises experience - a novelty. Athina (Athens)Αθήνα [aˈθina]- Istambul - Alexandria. by Earl of Cruise
OLYMPIC VOYAGER at speed - promotional picture of defunct ROYAL OLYMPIC CRUISES It did not happen as planed. The new thor…