Vignale takes Ford upscale

Mondeo is set to usher in Ford’s new, exclusive Vignale sub-brand; S-Max and Edge SUV to follow

ST could lose its Focus badge Ford wants to deliver an “upscale product and ownership experience” with its upcoming Vignale sub-brand, seen here in concept form on a Mondeo. The Vignale mixes a more upmarket appearance inside and out with a much-enhanced dealership experience for the buyer, including a dedicated contact at the local dealer and a number of exclusive concierge-style services.

Roelant de Waard, Ford of Europe’s sales boss, said Vignale cars will be aimed at “time-poor, independent thinkers who want to

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Through the magic door…

It may look like your average incredibly charming Chelsea cottage, but Annoushka Ducas’s London house is SECRETLY an oh-so modern LA-style hacienda crash-pad. By Georgina Blackwell

We are in a secret nook of Chelsea: a storybook Georgian cottage accessed through an alleyway that in spring is thick with wisteria. The cottage is a sedate two-up two-down — until you get inside. Pass through the front door and the period exterior morphs into a sunny Los Angeles bolthole.

This is the London crash pad of Annoushka Ducas and her husband John Ayton, the founders of Links jewellers. You might be surprised

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From the ground up

Tracy Yarborough, president of the Cabinet Makers Association, owns and operates a backyard shop in rural Coward, S.C. But if you’re imagining vintage machinery and old-school ways, you’ve dreamed up the wrong shop. Yarborough’s version of a backyard shop has a CNC router and a growing list of production equipment that has necessitated three expansions in less than 15 years.

Established in March 2000, Maple River Woodworks quickly outgrew its original 500-sq.-ft. building. Now at 4,000-sq.ft, the shop produces custom cabinetry for the residential market and raised-panel doors for other cabinetmakers.

Yarborough, who describes himself as a hometown boy, has

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Interior designer Fox Daniels is not afraid to use big colours in small spaces. We step inside her gorgeously Bohemian city crash pad.

When designer Fox Daniels lived in Paris, she fitted out her tiny city apartment like “a jewellery box” She has taken a similar approach to her Hollywood Road pied-a-terre slash office, thinking through every inch of the 800-sq-ft space in order to adapt to the limited confines.

“I wanted to create the idea of a loft,” she tells IIJ, as she sits in her beautifully re-upholstered pink chaise longue. First, she knocked the walls out of the

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4 quick weekend updates

Fall has arrived and, with fewer weekends spent on the beach or at the cottage, it’s the perfect time to tackle some projects around the house. Here are some of my favourite easy home updates you can take on now.

Lighten UP

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Valance lighting is a quick fix for dim kitchens, allowing you to highlight your workspace and create ambience at the same time. Just choose between fluorescent, halogen and incandescent lighting and whether you want hard-wired or plug-in. Fluorescent strip lights that plug into an outlet

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In Brest during the trial showed a videotape Sevyarynets

The action takes place under the door of the leased office BPF. They are closed, and Colonel Stepanov administratartsy yelling, so she gave the keys. "No ring" meets frightened lady. Stefanov under threat tomorrow fired from their jobs asks loudly so that she named her title, and ordered to open the door. Lady nervous. Stepanov himself yelling to open the door. Behind the door asking who was there. In answer is "Santa Fir." Later on the phone call to the owner, asking crush the door or not. Stefanov asks ladies "What’s that you going? "And immediately his full voice yelling"

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In Gomel unknown tried to open the cabinet UCP NIGHT MODE

The other day in the office almost until midnight had guests. When the night attendant, UCP member, went to see them and come back in about 2 hours, go into the room, he was unable. In 2-iron door locks personal home leftovers stuck broken keys that form Tipo fits the lock, but not the original. "Maybe such makarom attackers want to disrupt the meeting favorites democratic coalition with representatives of the region. She was nominated for 14 hours on February 18, "- said V.Katsora. Meeting of the Governing Democratic parties: UCP — Anatoly Lebedko, BPF — Vintsuk Vyachorka and Belarusian

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Photo report of a trip to Metrovagonmash

Beware, under the cut a lot of photos and videos

1. Kazan composition (second of three ordered, first shipped in December and now came on line) in the debug area.


3. The front part is characterized by the lack of an antenna for wireless transmission of video signal (of course it is the composition of the set), and the name of the city next to the logo of the company.


5. My favorite angle 🙂

6. Stood alone beside the interim coach for Moscow.


8. The

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Foreign media: Russia has completed the development of a special armored car «Bulat» SBA-60-K2

JSC Company «Protection», which is one of the greatest Russian producers and special armored ton, graduated from the development and testing of new own armored vehicle «Bulat SBA-60-K2», made on the basis of units of KAMAZ 6×6.   «Bulat» developed by the company on the basis of Russian army units KAMAZ vehicles and financed from various sources in 2011.   It looks like a ton truck with 2 side-hinged doors (driver and commander) in the front of the armored hull, aft — two swing doors and roof — 6 hatches.   Body SBA «Bulat» designed with the introduction of improved

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Gomel searched the apartment of a journalist

First in the door of an apartment in a house on the street Volotovski 2, which removes a journalist, began to knock the Central district police department Prokopenko. Sought to open the doors: that the noise interferes with the neighbors in the apartment below.The journalist said that he had one at home — no one in the apartment is quiet and neighbors from the bottom on the lower floor there are no — there is a grocery store.Voice Sergei Padsasonny:"Already whereupon appeared KGB, pronounced that they have a search warrant, open the door claimed. I renounce, they warned that they

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