New & Noteworthy

Honda may have a reputation for coloring within the lines, but its custom-inspired Fury chopper pushes the edge of the brand’s comfort zone. The Fury wears a low-slung 26.7-inch saddle, a teardrop...
George Cleverley began making men’s footwear in Edwardian London and opened his signature company in London in 1958. When he died 33 years later he passed the use of his name and the wooden lasts...
Napa, California’s CADE Winery is the first solar powered, green- certified building with organically farmed wines in the Napa Valley area. CADE, whose name is derived from a Shakespearean term used...
The Four Seasons will open an intimate resort with only 16 full-ownership residences at the base of Vail Mountain in late 2009, just in time for next ski season. The first Four Seasons to open in...
A new tour of Australia offers travelers the best of all possible ways to experience the continent’s dramatic scenery: by small, private aircraft with the added bonus of being accompanied by a master...
World-renowned knife maker William Henry is using his unique crafting techniques and materials in a pen collection. The limited-edition handmade pens are crafted in mokume gane, custom multilayered...
Sound is typically heard, not felt. Tactile sound, however, is felt, especially by way of the Sonic Lounger from Tucson, Ariz.-based Taiz Design. Also known as “vibroacoustics,” tactile sound is a...
Apple, which opened in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles last August, is the first restaurant venture by chef Bryan Ogden, son of the celebrity chef Bradley Ogden. Like his father, Ogden...
When Diamond in the Rough introduced its rough diamond jewelry three years ago, it gave the classic stone a new image by portraying it in its organic, natural form. Today, many jewelers are...
To commemorate Valentine’s Day, watchmaker Jaquet Droz has created a limited-edition timepiece designed to convey the spirit of love. Only eight models will be made of the new Grande Seconde Medium,...
The sight of a Bentley wafting down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is hardly an uncommon one, but the venerable British marque is keen to remind buyers that its grand...
An audio enthusiast who wishes to connect an iPod to a high-end sound system may blanch when faced with one of the flimsy plastic iPod docks sold in most stores. The Art.Suono from David Wiener...
A 500-year-old recently restored farmhouse in Tuscany on 20 acres of panoramic countryside is the latest addition to the Resort Equities portfolio of properties. Partners of the San Francisco-based...
Suit makers have been touting the benefits of cashmere sport coats for decades, but now Scabal, the Belgian cloth maker, has made cashmere acceptable for suit making as well with the creation of...
Bertram Yachts has the answer to the age-old question of what to get the man who has everything. The Miami-based company is offering the opportunity to participate in the 2009 World Sailfish...
The latest addition to the Los Angeles culinary landscape is XIV, a Michael Mina restaurant designed by Philippe Starck. Located on the famed Sunset Strip, the 150-seat establishment offers a modern...
What » A two-part trip to see the best of Mexico’s coast and colonial core. Who » Hoteliers Goffredo and Alix Marcaccini moved from Los Angeles to Mexico in 1992. "After the L.A. riots," says...
What » An exploration of contrasting cultures in Japan and southern China. Who » Randy Lynch has traveled regularly to Asia since 1979, when he began working as a sales representative for Korean Air...
Well before the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus opened, engaged socialites were vying to be the first couple to marry on the hotel’s waterside terrace. The inaugural ceremony, which took...
Vogard, a small-scale Swiss watch manufacturer, specializes in custom travel watches built for the demands of, say, Bostonians who recoil from dialing up a time-zone setting marked "New York." The $...
David Chu believes that it is not just clothes that make the man, but also what you pack those clothes in. "How you travel is an extension of your personality," says Chu, the executive creative...
1937 Spartan 7W Executive In 1937, the Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. of Duncan, Okla., paid roughly $23,500 for a startlingly overpowered, polished-aluminum monoplane to ferry its top management...
John Keats observed in men of high achievement an aptitude for "being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason." This comfortable acceptance of...
The new Swany G.Cell Bluetooth Glove ( www.swanyamerica.com ) may never be immortalized in a poster, but it could allow you to call in auction bids from the slopes—without exposing your fingers to...
Anton Wilson, the engineer who founded the Bozeman, Mont., company that makes Anton Gliders skis, describes the Total Control Suspension system of the new Carbon Series Anton Gliders ( www...
A reverence for all things automotive drove the design of the new Ralph Lauren Black Label Duffle ( www.ralphlauren.com ). Composed of durable but lightweight Italian nylon, with leather trim, the...
The gray days of winter offer charter-yacht customers ample motivation to plan summer holidays in the Mediterranean. With June fast approaching, these sun worshippers are calling harbormasters from...
Several years ago, the fractional aviation industry realized that it was grossly underutilizing a costly asset: its aircraft. At that time, fractional fleets flew only 25 to 30 percent of a given...
Robbb Report spoke with Abercrombie & Kent founder Geoffrey Kent in Los Angeles during a recent promotional tour for the company’s new Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, which launched this...
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime Minister Boris Yeltsin to establish a company that sold cars directly from a state-owned factory. Later...

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