New & Noteworthy

On any Paris shop receipt, you’ll read the word merci (thank you). At the new concept store of Marie-France and Bernard Cohen (founders of Bonpoint), the word has additional purpose and meaning when...
Cubcrafters’ new Super Sport Cub is not so much a capitalist tool as a capitalist toy. The company added a bigger engine to its tried-and-true Cub design for an eye-popping power boost. The result is...
Swiss luxury brand Caran d’Ache pays tribute to the famous authors who traversed Lake Geneva with its Secret Journey trilogy writing instruments. Secret Journey I, which was introduced earlier this...
To get to the newly opened remote Soneva Kiri by Six Senses spa resort, guests must take an eight-seat private jet on a 60-minute flight from mainland Thailand then take a short boat ride to Kood,...
Many jewelers cite architecture as an inspiration, but designers Christopher Roule and Keith Mitchell literally apply structural engineering principles to create their Mitchell Roule collection,...
Phillip Jeffries Ltd. was eco-chic back in 1976, before this idea caught marketing buzzword fire. Purveying natural wall coverings made from rapidly renewable, biodegradable, and recycled materials,...
Film lovers and Russian avant-garde aficionados alike should take note of the offering from the personal collection of author Susan Pack, an authority on film posters, which comprises 280 rare...
Most on-wall speakers were designed to complement TVs measuring about four inches thick. Next to today’s one-inch-thick sets, though, the same speakers seem positively portly. The physics of audio...
Gérald Genta has created its first all-white timepiece, inspired by Africa’s snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. The Gefica Kilimanjaro is the latest release in the brand’s signature bronze Gefica...
Even with less than restrained optioning, it’d be a mighty stretch to suggest that the elfin Lotus Elise —all 1,984 pounds of it—could ever be overburdened by creature comforts and aesthetic frippery...
Just in time for the hot summer days, French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat unveiled a special collection that echoes the flavors, aromas, and spirit of Spain’s sunny Andalusia region. “In the...
Residing in Cape Town, South Africa’s stylish Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district, the Wine Loft is a stellar feature at the new One&Only resort, where guests come to enjoy not only the...
British shirt maker Thomas Pink unveiled a collection of specially treated cotton business shirts that are crease-resistant yet retain the brand’s signature soft, supple touch. Dubbed the Traveller,...
American Legend’s popular version of the classic Cub retains all the romance of the original, with the bright yellow paint scheme and a simple but elegant design. Classic, however, doesn’t have to...
In Europe, B&B Italia has been selling outdoor furniture through its stable of international designers for years. But not until 2007 did B&B Italia Outdoor become available to the U.S. market...
Oceanco’s shipyard in the Netherlands is known for producing some of the most creative custom superyachts around the world. The firm’s 82-meter (269-foot) Alfa Nero, launched in 2007, won the coveted...
If racing improves the breed, Buell’s road-going superbike takes a quantum leap in credibility with the 1125R’s sweeping success in the AMA’s Daytona SportBike class. To experience its winning ways...
The Scheufele family, owners of the Swiss watch and jewelry brand Chopard, has collaborated with opera star José Carreras on a collection of writing instruments. This is the second partnership with...
When acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini left A Voce, there was much debate over where he’d next cook and, in his absence, where his devotees would find such heavenly sheep’s-milk ricotta or addictive...
Many experts consider the Super Audio CD format to be the finest audio technology yet created. Esoteric Audio’s SA-50 not only plays SACDs, it also upconverts sound from ordinary CDs into the high-...
By adjusting to the nuances of your swing—and exploiting the laws of physics—these three new drivers promise to help you hit the ball farther and straighter. The $500 TaylorMade R9 ( www...
Valentine Reyes unlocked the massive rolling doors, shoved them open, and smiled. "There are a lot of memories in here," he said. Once my eyes adjusted to the light, I blinked. Spread out before us...
Artist Barbara Ernst Prey , a native New Yorker, finds inspiration for her large-scale canvases in a small fishing community in Maine. Thirty of these bright watercolor paintings will be showcased at...
Solange Azagury-Partridge, known for creating unconventional fine jewelry such as the red enamel and gold Hotlips ring and the Poison ring that has a secret compartment, opened a boutique on Madison...
In a move that recalls its Enzo-derived FXX racer, Ferrarinow turns up the heat on the 599 GTB Fiorano, creating the dazzling new 599XX . Ferrari made available a mere 30 examples of the FXX to...
Specifically designed for the equestrian traveler, Singita Game Reserves is introducing East African overnight horseback safaris. The four-night safaris, which accommodate a maximum of six guests,...
A small company in Pennsylvania has been working for more than a decade to create a certified ready-to-fly version of the popular Seawind kit-built amphibian, and now they’re back at it after...
Hamilton, the 125-year-old American custom shirtmaker, is offering its clients exclusive access to a collection of 1,000 exceptional fabrics through a newly formed partnership with Thomas Mason,...
Once a year, a sea of die-hard BMW enthusiasts converges at Jim Hyde’s 500-acre compound in Castaic, California, with the simple goal of exploring the limits of themselves and their motorcycles. We...
The Louvre museum in Paris is honoring the life and legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, a watchmaker whose contributions to horology include the invention of the tourbillon, which remains a complex,...

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