New & Noteworthy

Proving that sustainability and style are not mutually exclusive, Pininfarina’s H2 Speed concept car is a 503 hp, hydrogen-fueled track star that is definitely dashing. The iconic automotive design...
Resembling an intergalactic explorer more than pelagic pleasure craft, the Sea Level 262-foot CF8 Future Concept yacht will, when realized, be out of this world. The Netherlands-based design team has...
The long-awaited Wider 150 superyacht has successfully completed its sea trials, and the Italian yacht builder has released details about its lavish, newly completed 1,000-square-foot beach club,...
Ranging in color from translucent pale blue to deep teal, aquamarines channel one of Earth’s greatest wonders—the ocean—and they were once believed to calm waves, protect sailors at sea, and enhance...
Reminiscent of beautiful Florentine frescoes, the season’s Italian fashions have been styled from a painterly palette. Together they create an arresting tableau of relaxed tailored-clothing ensembles...
With the Latin word for “warrior” as its namesake, the Spyker C8 Preliator reflects its fighter-plane pedigree and the indomitable spirit of the Dutch marque. Debuted at the Geneva International...
Since its introduction in 1931, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has stood as an icon of modern watchmaking. Over time, however, the range of watches in the line grew a tad unruly. “Two years ago, we saw...
Expertly crafted clothing is still the pride of Naples, thanks to the city’s top tailors, who are bolstering the tried-and-true Neapolitan style. In the 1930s, a jacket made waves in the coastal city...
Storybook charm defines every inch of Montenegro. Medieval castles, red-roofed houses, and tiny fishing villages add to its old-world allure. A popular destination for boaters, the Balkan country is...
For much of the 20th century, Italy’s independent coachbuilders set the design trends that the world’s automakers followed. Filippo Sapino, former design chief of Ghia, once compared the creations of...
Napa Valley is the crown jewel of California wine country, and for good reason. With a plethora of vineyards and wineries, the picturesque region has been a mecca for wine lovers since being put on...
“Romeo y Julieta? Montecristo? Cohiba?” I had climbed the unlit concrete stairs just off a quiet street in central Havana expecting to arrive at a smoker’s boutique. Instead, I found myself standing...
Despite designing over 1,000 structures (532 of which were built) during his storied career, architect Frank Lloyd Wright never ran low on creative inspiration. Each of his masterpieces—from the...
A new wellness retreat rises on the shores of a revered Italian destination. Clad only in a plush terry-cloth robe, I rush past Lake Como toward the stone steps of Villa Emilia. I am absurdly...
Piraneseum offers antique keepsakes from Rome, Venice, and other stops along the Grand Tour. Wealthy British schoolboys of the 18th century commonly spent their gap year (or years in some cases) on...
Nonino’s latest release elevates humble grappa to liquid art. The grappa prized among connoisseurs—powerful yet elegant, and alive with the essence of fine Nebbiolo or Moscato—has a brief history, as...
Massimo Bottura pushes the Italian kitchen into the 21st century—and beyond. For years, Massimo Bottura’s wildly imaginative food-as-art creations ruffled feathers in tradition-minded Italy. Consider...
In addition to eye-catching looks, the Evo 43 features an expandable deck. Naval engineer Valerio Rivellini is the rare yacht designer who has seen his singular concept become reality. Most dream...
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco’s new cycling programs get riders in peak form. The undulating hills of the Val d’Orcia appear a patchwork of purple-tinged vineyards and plots of plowed earth as I...
Lamborghini’s Huracán LP 580-2 trades front-wheel power for more fun. Extreme design, a naturally aspirated engine, and all-wheel drive have long been the essentials of road cars from the Italian...
The new Bentley Mulsanne model range further refines the British marque’s flagship sedan and extends its distinctive driving line with two luxurious variants. Each comes with enhanced onboard...
Another raging bull is ready to charge. The new Lamborghini Centenario has just entered the ring at the Geneva International Motor Show, and it boasts the most powerful engine the marque has ever...
Swiss watchmaking gets all the attention, but anyone with cursory knowledge of watchmaking history knows that the English once ruled the horological roost. The British were at the cutting edge of...
In 2006, twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart cofounded Want Les Essentiels , a leather-accessories brand with the goal to create functional, fashionable designs for men’s totes, briefcases, luggage...
The tastemakers of Italy’s fashion capital have a stylish new headquarters. Opened in July, the Mandarin Oriental, Milan , occupies four 18th-century structures that have been transformed into an of-...
L ake Como has long been the realm of grand hotels with manicured gardens and traditional—if sometimes stuffy—interiors. Breathing new life into the Italian resort area is Villa Làrio , an intimate...
Even Germans know California is the best place to launch a convertible. “This car looks much better here than in Europe,” says Vitalis Enns, designer for Mercedes-AMG, while sitting in the shade on a...
Single-engine turboprops have grown steadily in popularity with owner-pilots over the last 20 years, with top choices including the Pilatus PC-12, the Socata TBM, and the Cessna Caravan. Now Textron...
Each year, tens of millions of spectators around the globe tune in to the Oscars to see who takes home the coveted awards and, almost as importantly, what the ceremony’s distinguished guests choose...
Even during a night when outstanding cinema and world-famous actors were center stage, these gorgeous jewelry designs didn’t need help grabbing the spotlight. While there was a range of innovative...

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