New & Noteworthy

While most African safaris allow adventurers the chance to see animals from a relative distance, Baobab Expeditions —a leader in adventure expeditions throughout Africa’s remote and tribal areas—is...
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Robb Report ’s reigning Car of the Year champion in 2010, will debut an all-electric model in 2013. Even before the official car was unveiled, rumors swirled around the...
Piper, following the lead of other major manufacturers of personal aircraft, has added a two-seat sport airplane to the front of its line, as an entry-level aircraft. Rather than develop its own...
Chef Ray Garcia of FIG in Santa Monica, California, is fast becoming known for more than just his cooking. He’s also gaining recognition for his widespread efforts to promote sustainability and local...
Martin Logan is famous for its sizable floor-standing electrostatic speakers, but the Lawrence, Kansas, manufacturer recently introduced a relatively compact home theater solution that has also begun...
Infused vodkas have been commonplace for several years, and now one tequila maker has experimented with a subtle, yet distinctive floral infusion. Rosangel from Gran Centenario Reposado tequila is...
Northern California-based land developer Serendipity Land Holdings recently made two of its El Banco Beach Villas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast available for short-term lease. Just north of Puerto...
When Nick Berman renovated a house in Sun Valley, Idaho, he and his partner, Gennaro Rosetti, created furniture for the project, including what they dubbed the Sun Valley table. It had a thick wood...
Breguet makes much of its associations with Enlightenment-era watchmaking, and few pieces exemplify this better than the frosted-gold surfaces of the La Tradition series. But with a slight adjustment...
Custom eyewear designer Nader Zadi, known for artistic eyewear made using antique components, is making rose-gold frames from an alloy of 12- and 14-karat gold mixed with copper. The frames will be...
Can-Am—the manufacturer of the outlandish three-wheeled Spyder—in September will release its latest extreme machine: the Can-Am Commander . Built for two side-by-side occupants (a first for a Can-Am...
The 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera made its worldwide debut in March at the Geneva Auto Show as the Italian automaker’s lightest, fastest, and most powerful production V-10 sports...
New Zealand’s Alloy Yachts recently set sail the 192-foot Ed Dubois-designed sailing yacht Kokomo. It is not only the largest yacht for builder Alloy Yachts, naval architect Dubois, and manager MCM,...
In 1966, Girard-Perregaux was awarded the Neuchâtel Observatory’s Centenary Prize for its timekeeping accomplishments. Forty years later, it referenced the accolade with the classical 1966 collection...
Only a few audio-video companies have braved the challenge of making a high-end Blu-ray Disc player. Marantz’s UD-9004 strikes us as one of the most elegant and accomplished of this rare breed. The...
Cessna won federal approval for its latest corporate jet, the CJ4, in March, paving the way for deliveries to start later this year. The cabin of the eight-passenger jet is about two feet longer than...
Masa Takayama, the Michelin three-star chef and master behind New York’s artisanal sushi bar Bar Masa, has opened a two-prong dining venue in the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas’ City Center...
The site of the original Cannes Film Festival has received an extensive renovation—to the tune of $51 million. The Palais Stephanie , located in the center of the Promenade de la Croisette just steps...
Lugano Diamonds has unveiled a unique one-of-a-kind butterfly ring that exemplifies its ability to envision age-old diamonds in new, artistic forms. The butterfly ring ($8,600), designed by company...
After decades of anticipation, family-owned Scottish spirit and wine producer Gordon & MacPhail has finally unveiled its Mortlach 70 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky , the oldest in...
Montana-based Caste Designs creates spare, almost spider-like tables and other unusual furnishings made from found objects, wood, and metal. Montana’s vast open spaces and down-to-earth attitude...
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts recently teamed up with acclaimed Canadian developers Westbank Projects and Peterson Group to create the Estates at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, British...
Lexus paved the way for premium hybrid sedans two years ago with its flagship LS600hL model, the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid followed suit last year, and now BMW is jumping on the fuel-sipping...
Steven Holtzman, founder of Maîtres du Temps , collaborated with master watchmakers Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin on the latest addition to the Chapter One series creating a technological...
Scheduled to launch in May, the 170-foot motor yacht Belena comes from the drawing board of Italy-based design firm Giorgio Vafiadis & Associates. Vafiadis created the steel-and-aluminum yacht...
Hoping to revive interest in exotic-skin footwear, a look that originated in London more than 75 years ago, designer Domenico Vacca has introduced his first signature collection of men’s alligator...
Bangkok, Thailand-based Ango is a lighting company that made a big splash by combining raw natural materials, such as cocoons, with modern technology to create stunningly organic lighting. Each piece...
An exceptionally rare colored diamond will be a highlight of Sotheby’s New York spring Magnificent Jewels sale on April 20. The 7.67-carat type-IIa fancy intense pinkish-orange diamond ring is...
While McIntosh Labs is best known for the hi-fi products in its model lineup that contribute to the flawless reproduction of two-channel music, the Binghamton, NY, manufacturer has, in recent years,...
Watchmaker F.P. Journe has opened flagship stores in New York City and Beijing. It’s a bold move for the highly exclusive French watchmaker who produces less than 900 timepieces annually, but...

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