New & Noteworthy

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...
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...
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...
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-...
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,...
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...
Frank Rainieri and Tom Fazio are a perfect twosome. Rainieri, CEO of the Puntacana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic, dreams of making his property the Caribbean’s top golf and beach resort...
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...
A dietary practice known for its privations—no caffeine, dairy, refined sugar, chemical additives, or nightshades (such as eggplant and tomato)—seems an unlikely basis for a destination spa. But...
It may be difficult to imagine an ultra-prestige marque like Maybach wafting through such woeful economic times unscathed. But waft it has: Sales of the 5.7-meter-long Maybach 57 and the 6.2-meter-...
When Joe Lotuff and Frank Clegg launched their joint-signature leather-goods label this past spring, the Massachusetts natives did so with the idea of stripping down the logos, linings, and...
Anita Lo’s beloved Greenwich Village restaurant Annisa is back on track after a closing as the result of fire a year ago. The decade-old establishment reopened in the same space in April with new...
Richmond Yachts launched the second Status Quo, a new tri-deck yacht that logs in at 150 feet, with a 28-foot beam and seven-foot, four-inch draft (max). Made in its British Columbia yard, this is a...
The Swiss watch industry lost its most significant and dynamic figure of the modern era with the passing of Nicholas G. Hayek on June 28 in Biel, Switzerland, at the age of 82. As the Swatch Group...
Video projection is going through a revolution this year, thanks to a new breed of projectors that produce a superior picture while demanding nearly zero maintenance. These projectors use red, green...
Thanks to the Bahadorzadehs, a family of Iranian commodities traders specializing in steel, the exquisite table settings of Prouna are now available in the U.S. Prouna is the luxury brand of Hankook...
Few monikers in the automotive world carry quite the heft of Ferrari’s GTO . Short for Gran Turismo Omologato, the designation recalls the sensational 250 GTO of 1962 and the 288 GTO from 1984. (...
With the heart of Swiss watchmaking firmly rooted in Geneva, the city’s Le Richemond Hotel is taking advantage of its proximity to some of the world’s greatest watch brands through its new Watch...

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