New & Noteworthy

While the gs and other BMW motorcycles enjoy a large and loyal following, two-wheel enthusiasts are less familiar with the German vehicle maker’s nonmotorized bikes. The BMW M Bike , which debuted in...
Colorado’s Ecosse Moto Works ( www.ecossemoto.com ) builds its new X-9 Titanium 29er bicycle the same way it makes its motorcycles: tailor-made to each buyer’s bodily proportions. The mountain bike—...
The celebrated Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the Southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes in France has unveiled an exclusive villa that combines a private home with the amenities and services of a luxurious...
Audiophiles who crave the classic sound of vacuum-tube amplifiers must usually sacrifice the power and precision that transistor amplifiers provide. Greek manufacturer Ypsilon Electronics created the...
The 191-foot Baraka paved the way for the other four yachts in build at the two yards of Turkey’s Proteksan-Turquoise, taking the honors of first yacht launched in 2010. With naval architecture by...
In 1970, the Hibiki 12 Year Old, one of the most elegant blended whiskies in the world, was created in Japan by Suntory. It is only now being exported into the United States. A blend of more than 30...
After securing licensing agreements with such top names as Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, and Ferrari, Italian eyewear maker Marcolin scored a double whammy this year with the launch of two brands: the...
Progress: It’s a beautiful thing. To wit, the all-new 2011 Infiniti QX56 is larger, quieter, and more sumptuous than its predecessor. Its engine is 25 percent more powerful yet delivers 10 percent...
With the creative input from some of the world’s most of-the-moment designers, Moroso continues to introduce fascinatingly innovative, truly global furniture . Perhaps no collection expresses the...
The prospect of creating your first musical watch is a daunting one for any watchmaker, especially when your most trusted movement maker suddenly shuts its doors. These challenges did not deter Franc...
The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is tucked away among 27 acres of salt marshes and woodlands on Cape Cod , Massachusetts, with spectacular views of Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. At the...
Jeweler Kim Kaufman creates elaborate gold lockets and pendants that reference ancient symbols and sacred geometry to create jewelry that is both artistic and meaningful. “In ancient times, people...
For the last eight years, the Cirrus SR22 has remained the best-selling single-piston aircraft on the market—a distinction further accentuated by the fact that the four-seat turbo prop continues to...
Unlike the Frankfurt and Paris motor shows, where the emphasis is on forthcoming production vehicles, Geneva’s Salon International de l’Auto is known primarily as the designer’s showcase, featuring a...
Last fall San Francisco–based shoemaker Michael Toschi commandeered a former Crane & Co. stationery boutique in San Francisco’s One Embarcadero Center and turned it into a signature pop-up shop...
In May, Kaleidescape, a leading manufacturer of whole-home media storage and playback systems, entered into the realm of Blu-ray . With the new Kaleidescape M500 and M300 players , the Northern...
Ancona, Italy-based CRN launched its fifth CRN 128 for a very private owner—so private that we are not allowed to mention the yacht’s name here. With exterior styling designed in conjunction with...
Sometimes factory stock is not enough. For Carroll Shelby, it has never been, at least not since he introduced his first G.T.350 in 1965. Now the Las Vegas–based Shelby Automobiles will transform a...
Rolls-Royce’s Drophead Coupé is built from the chassis of the Phantom sedan, and although it’s about 10 inches shorter, it still stretches nearly 19 feet from stem to stern. A machine this grandiose...
The four-door Rolls-Royce Ghost is the latest addition to the British automaker’s royal family. Although it is considered to be the baby Rolls, it is only 17 inches shorter than the brand’s 19-foot-...
The torque of the normally aspirated engine is adequately satisfying, until you experience the higher-output Supercharged XJ. The redesigned Jaguar XJ looks young and stylish—just like the type of...
Ask Carroll Shelby which of his Mustangs is his favorite, and the answer is always the same: the next one. The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 is the most recent "next" pony from Shelby, and—with 540 hp and...
When Gone in Sixty Seconds —a splashy remake of a low-budget 1974 gear-grinder flick of the same name—premiered in 2000, the film reanimated one of Hollywood’s great movie cars: an overachieving Ford...
While most Alfa Romeo fans in America will have to wait for the Giulietta and MiTo models to find their way into U.S. dealerships in 2011, a select few have already been lucky enough to take delivery...
Mexico City has a new, sleek luxury hotel: Las Alcobas , which in Spanish means “the alcoves.” Located in the posh Polanco district, it is billed as a modern guest house comprising 35 rooms,...
After nearly 20 years of experimentation with ceramics, designer Etienne Perret finally mastered the technique of creating high-polish ceramic jewelry set with precious gems and diamonds. His new...
Bovet has always tried to tap its 19th-century heritage in pocket watches, but never more successfully than with its new Amadeo case design. Amadeo ($47,000) fulfills Bovet’s pocket-watch-for-the-...
For the past few years, the Bullrun Rally has attracted automotive enthusiasts with an insatiable thirst for adventure. Many of the details for this annual event remain shrouded in mystery until 11th...
At May’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Mobilidea, the younger offshoot of the 105-year-old furniture company Medea, unveiled a line of beautifully crafted New York–themed furnishings,...
Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has designed its new superbike, the 1190 RC8 R ( www.ktm.com )—the first RC8 R to reach U.S. shores—with refinements meant to challenge European literbikes such...

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