New & Noteworthy

Firestone Audio conceived the Little Country III for private communing with your favorite music. This tiny amplifier is designed specifically for use with headphones. Connect it to a CD player or an...
Jewelry designer Christian Tse created a novel jeweled bracelet that with the press of a hidden stem reveals the time illuminated on a LED-type screen that shines through diamonds or gemstones. The...
It’s not every day that little Lotus unveils an entirely new model—and it’s even rarer that the company releases a model with more than two seats. The new Evora (a name that has nothing to do with...
The Kapalua Resort community, on Maui’s northwest coast, appeals to visitors seeking either tranquility or a cure for boredom. The 23,000-acre resort, which contains the island’s only operating...
Amid the unspoiled wilderness of Botswana’s vast Okavango Delta, on a roughly 62,000-acre parcel of land, in September 2008 &Beyond (formerly CC Africa) opened Xaranna Tented Camp, a safari camp...
The Little Nell, the only ski-in/ski-out property on Aspen Mountain, is getting a makeover. When the hotel reopens in December, it will do so with freshly appointed rooms designed by Holly Hunt...
The pavilion-style villas on the windward side of Qualia—a 30-acre resort on Hamilton Island, off the coast of Queensland—are surrounded by eucalyptus trees and offer private 9-foot-deep plunge pools...
On a hill next to the Clos Apalta vineyards and winery, the Lapostolle Residence consists of four opulent casitas that are so private you can sunbathe nude on your terrace while gazing at the nearby...
Fitness flourishes in many forms at Parrot Cay, a 1,000-acre private-island resort where you can swim, snorkel, play tennis, and enjoy one-on-one yoga, Pilates, and meditation sessions. The resort is...
Villa Rockstar, Eden Rock resort’s newest accommodation, is as over-the-top as its name promises. Consider the bathrooms: bubble-shaped and lined with white-gold tile. And then there is the basement...
At Musha Cay, a private-island resort that is available to one party at a time, you pretty much do what you want when you want and where you want. An itinerary can be eclectic enough to include a...
Some 450 miles east of Château Cheval Blanc, the Saint-Émilion producer of one of France’s most celebrated wines, is Bernard Arnault’s other Cheval Blanc. Arnault, chairman of LVMH and France’s...
There are many components to a memorable meal—food, wine, company, and setting. This year’s Masterclass program at the landmark Ritz London brings them all together for a dining experience that...
BMW’s round-the-world ready R1200GS and establishment-rocking S1000RR have garnered lots of attention as of late, but one of our favorite two-wheeled sleepers is the Bavarian manufacturer’s G650GS...
Gable and Adnan (a.k.a. Ed) Shaikh give new meaning to the term in-house tailors. The Dallas-based couple actually converted the swimming pool cabana of their Kessler Park home into a custom-clothing...
Join the Miami-based Air Platinum Club and you’ll get not only flight time in the club’s corporate jet fleet, but also use of two luxury yachts (complete with crew), an elegant Rolls-Royce Phantom...
Designing a sailing superyacht can be infinitely more complicated than a motoryacht, particularly when it needs to cross oceans in comfort. Fitzroy Yachts has made a name for itself over the last...
Jee Levin and Randall Buck are artists who find inspiration in a myriad of images. Design influences for Trove, their innovative wall-coverings company in Brooklyn, run the gamut from an Alfred...
When properly installed and adjusted, subwoofers—speakers designed solely for the reproduction of bass—make home theater dramatically more exciting. Unfortunately, getting the best sound from a...
London-based auction house and art dealership Phillips de Pury and Company has created a series of themed auctions focused on areas of contemporary art, photography, and design, beginning with a sale...
Land Rover has known a few corporate parents in its 61 years, including British Leyland, British Aerospace, BMW, Ford, and now the Indian automaker Tata. But through it all, the British marque’s...
Known for their uncompromising temperaments, genius watchmakers don’t often take on group projects. But collaboration is the life force behind Maîtres du Temps , which debuted last year with its $400...
Whatever you do, don’t call DBGB Kitchen & Bar a burger joint. Do, however, make sure at least one person at your table orders a burger, and make it a Piggy (topped with jalapeño mayonnaise,...
Jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald, known for her inventive use of geodes and agates paired with diamonds, has created a series of turtle designs, for which a percentage of sales will be donated to...
Not all Irish whiskeys are blends, just as not all single malts come from Scotland. One of the most virile examples of this is Michael Collins Single Malt Irish Whiskey ($40), named after Ireland’s...
Hand-turned resin in cool marble or warm tobacco tones and jewelry-quality filigree combine to create the first collection of Cuervo y Sobrinos pens. Introduced this spring, the fountain and roller...
Several years ago Alain Schimel, owner of the French brand Zilli, said he was focusing more design attention on shirts, ties, and leather accessories because such items are a natural stepping stone...
Walk into Minetta Tavern on any night of the week and it’s as though you’ve gone from black and white to color; the joint, it jumps. There’s a feeling of old New York to it, which makes sense since...
Las Vegas may be famous for its nightlife, but those seeking respite and rejuvenation lying poolside at the Palazzo hotel during hot afternoons will melt over the new Azure pool service. Azure brings...
Perini Navi, the Italian shipyard known for its fleet of colossal sailboats, has recently launched the latest in its 56-meter superyacht series by designer Ron Holland. The Riela, however, differs...

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