New & Noteworthy

The Learjet 85 ( www.bombardier.com ), the latest model from Bombardier Business Aircraft, will be the company’s first all-composite jet and the biggest Learjet ever. Thanks to a lightweight carbon-...
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...
If, as Gianluca Isaia says, a man’s shoes reflect his personality, then the Italian fashion designer’s new line of Isaia footwear (212.245.3733) should appeal to men who appreciate tradition but are...
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...
If watchmaking maestro Vincent Calabrese were canonized, he would become the patron saint of gearheads. The artful arrangement of the gear wheels in a watch movement—such as his linear Golden Bridge...
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 bracelet shown above exemplifies the unconventional jewelry designs of Luz Camino (available at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan, 212.872.2578). To make this one-of-a-kind, $42,200 piece, she paired...
David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows this year in Las Vegas and other locations around the world. When he is not on stage, the 52-year-...
Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his early portraits and sculptures, calling them childish baubles. However, he held his later work in...
Fashion leaders share their favorite apparel and accessories for spring, including a bright gingham jacket and sleek loafers—pieces that can update a classic look or serve as the building blocks of a...
With Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology ( www.benetti?yachts.it ), or BEST, the Italian boatbuilder brings the smart-home concept to the high seas. Functioning as a kind of central nervous system for...
Menswear designers are turning to the blues for comfort in these tumultuous times, presenting tailored suits and casual wear in a soothing and versatile palette that ranges from azure and turquoise...
The profile of Schöpfer Yachts’ first project, called the Oculus ( www.schopferyachts.com )—Latin for "eye"—is supposed to evoke the eye socket and jawbone of a whale or fish. The boat’s...
With a fire blazing in the hearth, we sit around Otahuna Lodge’s massive dining-room table discussing the day’s activities and past travels. This room has hosted countless such conversations since...
Earth’s jewels from Astro Gallery of Gems Occasionally, gem expert Dennis Tanjeloff allows potential buyers to view treasures from his private collection, such as a piece of crystallized gold (...
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...

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