New & Noteworthy

In 1903, German drugstore owner Hans Schwarzkopf created a special powder formula that became the world’s first shampoo. It would be another 24 years before the same inventor would create the liquid...
For wine aficionados who desire more than a simple wine tasting, Silversea Cruises has created 11 Wine Voyages for 2009 that take passengers through the Mediterranean, South America, or Northern...
It has been 10 years since Blanco sink and faucet company introduced its last creation, an under-mount kitchen sink that was considered a breakthrough in stainless-steel sink design. After years of...
More than a decade after its debut at France’s legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, Bentley’s vaunted Arnage is at last playing its final act. To mark the passing of its flagship sedan, the company has...
In person, on the course that he designed at the new Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita, Ernie Els does not look as imposing as he does on TV. But his swing—the one that, together with his 6...
Broken Dreams In this era of cookie-cutter prefabrication, designer-dreamer Claudio Ballard deserves plaudits for creating a car that is hand- and purpose-built right down to its gauge needles and...
No Apologies The Bentley Brooklands is heavier than vehicles that deliver refrigerators, costs more than most small businesses, is big enough to overflow any carport, and contains no iPod jacks,...
The Suit Fits The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé is what would happen if the BMW 7 Series were built on Savile Row. Forget that only contortionists will be able to sit in the rear quarters for more than...
Hard of Gearing I felt shaken, not stirred, after driving the Aston Martin DBS. The car’s V-12 engine makes it front-heavy and loud. Its center console is busy with buttons and includes a slot for a...
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is the third in a series of award-winning automobiles produced by a manufacturing conglomerate better known for its Beetles than for its unbeatable exotic sports and...
The venerable American jeweler Harry Winston, known for its glamorous diamond and gemstone jewelry, is inviting clients to become part of the creative process. For the first time, the jeweler has...
We may live in a brave new world of carbon fiber and computer chips, but Italian manufacturer Moto Guzzi stubbornly sticks to its old world roots and builds motorcycles that evoke yesteryear. Case in...
Italian watch company Bertolucci has unveiled a new jeweled timepiece for women this spring, decorated in a kaleidoscope of colors inspired by the Mediterranean coast. The Stria Luce is the latest...
In January, as part of a $46 million renovation of Dallas’ famed Reunion Tower, Wolfgang Puck opened his latest fine-dining restaurant. Named Five Sixty as an homage to the 560-foot-building that...
Most yachtsmen consider a mahogany boat a collector’s item: quaint-looking runabouts that require constant coats of varnish. But Vicem, the Turkish shipyard that has brought a new level of wood to...
Who says supercars can’t be green? Poised to fulfill the age-old promise of a car that runs on plain old tap water (well, almost), the Ronn Motor Company has at last unveiled a running prototype of...
Pascal Mahvi, the founder and former owner of nearby Jalousie Plantation Resort and Spa in the Val des Pitons area of St. Lucia, has broken ground on his latest project: The Jalousie Enclave, an...
Speakers rank among the most derided of home furnishings?loved for their sound but hated for their look. Parrot’s Zikmu audio system is sure to earn greater affection, though. The $1,500 speakers,...
Pens commemorating American heroes are popular among collectors and history buffs. Curtis of Australia recently unveiled its tribute to Abraham Lincoln in its Bicentennial Pen from the Classic...
As most golfers know, getting a tee time at the renowned Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, can be an exercise in patience. Even those who have made the trip to the course and wait in the lottery...
Isaia’s new flagship store on the fashionable Via Pietro Verri in Milan, Italy, offers more than just its stylish Neopolitan menswear. It’s a lifestyle emporium that reflects the personality and...
Davidoff is renowned for its adherence to perfection, which is personified in the limited-edition Reserva 12. Hand rolled in the Dominican Republic, this 5½-x-52 large robusto is blended with five...
Up until now, anyone seeking a de Havilland Twin Otter turboprop airplane, which is renowned for its rugged versatility, would have to purchase a model 20 years or older. Fans of the airplane can now...
Ethereal, the 190-foot sailing superyacht built by Royal Huisman Shipyard, is arguably the greenest yacht on the high seas. Created by Ron Holland Design, it has an advanced hybrid engine that relies...
Designer Vikki Smyth created her Sushi Ushi serving dishes to add artful expression to the dinner table. The Sushi Ushi is a one-inch-thick, clear rectangular acrylic platter that rests upon an...
Motorcyclists have been flocking to three-wheelers for years, but the Can-Am Spyder’s new semiautomatic gearbox hopes to draw a whole new crop of riders to the genre. The SE5 iteration of the Spyder...
The Mexican government has invested $200 million over the past 30 years in the city of Loreto, improving the roads, electricity, water, and even building an international airport. Despite these...
Christian Dior turned to its sister company Swiss watchmaker Zenith, both divisions of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, to create a special movement for its second men’s timepiece. Only 15 pieces...
Robert Tateossian, international traveler and owner of the British-based cuff link brand bearing his name, has assembled a collection of unique designs featuring unusual gems, minerals, and specimens...
It was only a matter of time before the sole Carroll Shelby-licensed builder of Cobra replicas joined forces with one of America’s premier builders of performance engines. The result of that...

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