New & Noteworthy

Just as Bentley obtained seats from Bugatti, the Italian penmaker Tibaldi recently procured barrel-wrapping material from Bentley. The Tibaldi for Bentley Azure ( www.tibaldi.it ) is the fourth...
Carroll Shelby contributed to American patriotism and pride when his Daytona Cobra Coupe clinched the World Manufacturers Championship in Reims, France, on July 4, 1965. Driven by racing legend Bob...
Frauscher’s 686 Lido Editione Dino Feltrinelli ( www.frauscherboats.com ) embodies the spirit of an early-20th-century speed demon and the aesthetic of a contemporary furniture designer. The day...
To avoid snagging the cottonwood behind us, Todd Curell, a fly-fishing guide at Three Forks Ranch on the Colorado–Wyoming border, suggests that I face downstream, shoot my forward cast above the...
Moving designs from Mattia Cielo. Movement gives jewelry a soul; it brings it to life," says Mattia Cielo, a jeweler based in Vicenza, Italy, whose kinetic designs enable shapes formed of rigid gold...
More than a century ago, the British luggage maker Globe-Trotter helped revolutionize travel cases with the introduction of paper-based Vulcan fiber while its competitors were still making their...
It’s no secret that Sam Nazarian loves Los Angeles. "Everywhere I go—Milan, New York, Shanghai—I rave about the opportunities here, especially the cultural diversity," says the Iranian-born...
Judith Sheindlin, known to fans of her popular courtroom TV show as Judge Judy, removes a cream-colored envelope from her desk drawer and points to the Cartier logo on it, then to the engraved name:...
Jason Lord, co-owner of the Source Audio/Video Group in Torrance, Calif., recalls the day in 1993 when he broke his back. "The casualties of big-box speakers," he says. "I just moved one of the...
The 100 block of Madison Avenue in New York is not known for having a calming effect on passersby. Structures that house this month’s hottest fashion labels and frenetically paced advertising...
After nearly two decades of searching the Valley of the Kings for undiscovered burial sites, British archaeologist Howard Carter stumbled upon King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the fall of 1922. The find...
We have it on biblical authority that there is nothing new under the sun. And while King Solomon was not thinking specifically of jewelry design when he wrote these words, his wisdom applies...
Although the wings of an airplane may seem purely utilitarian, like the tires on a car, they are, in fact, marvels of engineering and design. Even small tweaks can produce significant changes in...
When executives at the Geneva-based private equity firm Alliance Management hired Yvan Arpa in 2006 to run a watch company that they were relaunching, they understood from the outset that the...
Although its inaugural wine was released to collectors only late last year, Dana Estates has deep ties in Napa Valley. Through Nara Foods—his import business based in his native South Korea—the label...
“Now you see it, now you don’t,” is not Ad Notam’s tagline, but it should be. The German company produces mirrors that, at the touch of a button, become high-resolution LCD monitors. Ad Notam’s...
The Art Chicago fair, which runs May 1-4, will emphasize emerging modern artists through NEXT, a new invitational section of the exhibition. One example of the edgy, thought-provoking art is a 13-...
Blink, an air-taxi service in Europe using a fleet of Cessna Citation Mustang four-passenger jets, is now the first operator of its kind to offer a frequent-flyer program. Ten percent of the value of...
Fraser Yachts has unveiled a one-of-a-kind creation: the 169-foot Hollander, a hybrid motoryacht featuring a futuristic take on a timeless design. Constructed using lightweight aluminum, the design...
New York interior designer Juan Montoya, recognized for his bold modernist style, will sell a selection of his personal mid-20th-century furniture and decorative arts collection at Rago Arts &...
The Gates Residences is the latest condominium community joining the growing real estate market at the entrance to the Beaver Creek Resort in Vail Valley, Colorado. The 49 two-, three-, and four-...
The 13th-century St. Thomas Monastery is one of seven historical monuments in Prague that comprise the Augustine, a new hotel near the city’s commercial district. Clustered around courtyards and...
The Art Deco era produced some of the greatest innovations in jewelry design, and many of the best examples of the period will be on display at the Bijoux Art Deco et Avant-Garde at Les Arts...
A Kentucky Derby without a mint julep is like a thoroughbred without a jockey, and for this year’s race, Woodford Reserve pays homage to the legendary drink with a 24-karat gold-plated, sterling-...
Toshiba’s Regza ZV650 series, launched this month, is the first TV line to feature Dolby Volume. Whether you’re watching a quiet drama set in 19th century England, or a boisterous reality show, Dolby...
Triumph celebrates the 50th anniversary of its iconic Bonneville motorcycle this year, and the quintessential naked bike looks as classic as ever. But despite its timeless styling cues, the Bonnie...
Early-20th-century American sculptor Chaim Gross was among the first collectors of African and Oceanic art in the United States, and many of his prized pieces will be on the auction block. On May 15...
The greyhound became part of the logo for Italian fashion house Trussardi in 1973, giving the brand a symbol of agility, elegance, and drive. Now, the sleek canine insignia is the focus of new...
WhiteKnightTwo, born from the creative mind of visionary aerospace designer Burt Rutan and funded by the deep pockets of Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson, will fly in public for the first time this...
Honduran cigars are notably meaty, but that simile can encompass everything from a flank steak to a porterhouse. However, the Rocky Patel Renaissance is most definitely a bone-in filet mignon, which...

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