New & Noteworthy

Century-old furniture and interior design studio Poltrona Frau collaborated with the Audi Concept Design Studio and the Volkswagen Group’s design director, Walter de Silva, to create Luft, an...
If anyone is still clinging to the notion that Berluti makes only leather goods—albeit luxuriously handcrafted ones—the label’s new Paris flagship on the rue de Sèvres will leave no doubt that it is...
For the jewelry and accessories designer Kara Ross, 2013 has been a breakout year. She has now opened her first boutique…
Mulberry may be known for making brightly colored leather bags for women, but its latest release—a series of canvas-and-leather carryalls—is built for men. The five-piece capsule collection is being...
The Masters of Modern Jewellery —the first jewelry exhibition to open at London’s Beetles + Huxley Gallery —is showcasing 70 one-of-a-kind pieces through December 25, from some of the most esteemed...
Etro has created a limited run of leather guitar cases with eclectic hand-tooled details inspired by charrería (Mexican rodeo), the national sport of Mexico. On one of his many trips to Mexico, Kean...
Until recently, wireless audio technology was unable to deliver sound quality approaching that of a traditional wired system. However, thanks to the introduction of a new wireless standard developed...
The 167-year-old Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin opened its first stand-alone boutique in New York City at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. This marks the brand’s third boutique in the...
The renowned Dutch megayacht designers Frank Laupman and Perry van Oossanen, the naval architects behind the 213-foot multiple-award-winning Heesen-built yacht Galactica Star , have teamed up again—...
UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. They discovered that this region,...
The Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research at UCLA is on the cusp of transforming patient care through the development of personalized stem-cell-based...
The New York–born, Paris-based jeweler Joel A. Rosenthal, whose small atelier is known by his initials JAR , is recognized by a relatively small number of international jewelry lovers with the right...
A 317-year-old violin that was stolen in 2010 from the acclaimed international soloist Min-Jin Kym has been recovered in near-perfect condition and will be sold through the fine-instrument auction...
Bernard Katz, MD , a UCLA primary-care physician, discusses how simple communication strategies can ensure that patients get the most from each visit. The abundance of health information on websites...
L’Apogée Courchevel, the newest member of the prestigious Oetker Collection of hotels, has opened in the exclusive French ski town of Courchevel 1850. Why Go: Courchevel 1850 draws an international...
Beginning this month, the Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X jets in the fleet of the San Francisco–based charter provider XOJet is offering passengers the ability to make calls, send...
This was one of Costa Rica’s most popular attractions when there was visible lava flowing down the mountain. In 2010 the lava stopped flowing…
The 5,620-foot Mount Mackenzie is an ideal place for adventurous skiers. With a new heli-ski package offered by travel concierge Black Tomato, Bighorn Lodge —a ski chalet at the Revelstoke Mountain...
The Scottish audio-product manufacturer Linn , which is widely known in audiophile circles for its legendary Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, unveiled a top-of-the-line music system. The Linn Klimax Exakt...
Founded in 1988 in Ashland, Ore., during the early upswing of what became the U.S. craft-beer boom of the 1990s, Rogue Ales has grown to become one of the most widely distributed craft-brewery labels...
Grey Goose and Baccarat crystal are packing the tools for the perfect martini in a sleek aluminum carrying case for the holidays. The limited-edition series of 25 martini-mixing kits ($475) is...
A former Hertz parking garage now offers some of Greenwich Village’s most desirable condos. Together the developers at DHA Capital and Continental Properties and the architects at CetraRuddy...
Together with his business partner, who is also his mom, Arkansas-born event planner Bronson van Wyck has designed everything from the opening night at the San Francisco Opera and the debut party for...
Trove has added a new design to its bold collection of 22 modern wallcoverings. The Trace pattern, which launched in October at Atelier Courbet’s “Made: In New York” retail exhibition, was inspired...
These elegant finds make it easy to set holiday tables with style. L’Objet A rim of gleaming 24-karat gold encircles a festive platter ($550), which is made of malachite and Limoges porcelain and...
The actor Elizabeth Taylor had a longtime love affair with Bulgari jewelry, which prompted the Italian jewelry house to create a one-of-kind pair of earrings out of 18-karat gold, spinels, turquoise...
Whale-shark sightings and empty surf breaks are among the draws at Maalifushi by Como , the first resort to open in the Maldives’ remote Thaa Atoll. Why Go: The white-sand beaches and crystal-clear...
The Chedi Andermatt arrives as the crown jewel of a $1.9 billion Alpine development near Zurich. Why Go: The Ursern valley is one of the coldest places in Switzerland with heavy snow for skiing in...
More than 3,000 furnishings and accessories from the Lanesborough hotel in London will hit the auction block starting December 9 in a five-day sale led by Pro Auction, based in Bath, England. The...
Life at Montage Deer Valley is far from clichéd. Owners of the resort’s vacation homes, which are located on the six highest floors, do not reside among plaid-upholstered furnishings or the other...

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