New & Noteworthy

Last year, Montegrappa celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi with a writing instrument that pays tribute to one of his most celebrated operas, Rigoletto.
Founded in Fort Madison, Iowa, in 1913, the writing-instruments manufacturer Sheaffer rapidly became one of the world’s largest pen producers thanks to the popularity of its fountain pens’...
The AK240 is the new flagship model from Astell&Kern, which since 2012 has been making pocket-sized portable players capable of reproducing high-resolution music. The company is a subsidiary of...
On June 10, Sotheby’s New York will bring an impressive selection of timepieces to the auction block in for its Important Watches Including the Titanium Collection sale.
Whether your lifelong desire is heli-skiing in the Canadian Rockies, gazing at the aurora borealis in Iceland, or going on a safari in South Africa, the experts at Black Tomato can help make such...
The Bentley Hybrid Concept took center stage at this year’s Beijing auto show...
Though the watches of DeWitt’s Twenty-8-Eight collection have featured their fair share of avant-garde design elements, the new Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon may be its most unconventional design yet.
Known for his signature method of reverse carving, or intaglio carving—which creates captivating miniature scenes within a gemstone—the Istanbul-based jewelry artist Sevan Bıçakçı has unveiled his...
This summer, Hotel Arts Barcelona will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an ambitious tapas feast prepared by 22 of Spain’s most acclaimed chefs, who have earned at their respective restaurants a...
Patients who come to Johns Hopkins for epilepsy surgery sometimes require a prequel to their treatment: a multiday stint in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
Next month, Azimut Yachts will launch its latest flybridge model, the Azimut 50, which it will begin displaying at boat shows this fall.
The Tuscan resort Castello di Casole has partnered with the Farmhouse Inn, in California’s Sonoma County, to create a new five-day culinary experience at the Italian resort—a former castle located...
While carbon fiber is perhaps best known for its applications in the automotive and aerospace industries, new uses for the exceptionally sturdy but lightweight material have increased in recent years.
A Supreme Court ruling on whether genes can be patented did not give crystal clear answers.
The InterContinental London Park Lane hotel has partnered with the historic London Luxury Quarter for Made in Mayfair, an all-new package that pairs a stay in the hotel’s Luxury Suite with a special...
The new Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is the first watch in the company’s 38-year-old Nautilus collection to include both GMT and chronograph functionality.
From June 19 through 21, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions will come back to Newport Beach, Calif., for a second year in a row, with a car show and auction featuring more than 400...
The Dutch shipbuilder Feadship, which has roots dating back 165 years, recently launched Como, a 152-foot superyacht that, at the request of its New Zealander owner, was designed with a special focus...
The annual Auction Napa Valley in Northern California’s famed wine country—taking place this year from June 5 through 7—has become one of the area’s most highly anticipated events and perhaps the...
The most recent addition to Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde collection, the Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel, updates the 12-year-old line both mechanically and visually.
The Audi RS 7 Dynamic Edition will become Audi’s top sport coupe offering when it arrives in showrooms early this summer.
Maui welcomes the Montage Kapalua Bay to its premier luxury development.
Fardees Rezvani, founder of the Californian sports-car start-up Rezvani, started his company with the goal of creating a car that could deliver to its driver the same sensation as piloting a fighter...
In 1985, the very first BMW M3 rolled off the production line in Munich, Germany, as a high-performance version of the 3 Series coupe.
Elephant and buffalo herds take center stage at Nomad Tanzania’s newest safari camps.
The Turkish yacht builder Numarine has unveiled its latest model, the 70-foot Numarine 70 HT.
Cessna Aircraft has been busy so far this year working on a number of upgrades and adding new models in its jet fleet.
In February—following the reveal of the world’s first fully electric sport motorcycle late last year from the San Francisco manufacturer Mission Motorcycles—Lito Green Motion...
Private hydrotherapy rooms and royal roots set the retreat apart…
The audio engineers at the venerable McIntosh Laboratory have ventured into new territory for the company: headphone amplification.

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