New & Noteworthy

At least one item to be offered at Barrett-Jackson’s 43rd annual car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., taking place January 12 to 19, will not have four wheels. The auction will include a restored 1958...
The German megayacht builder has delivered Azzam, which, at 590 feet, is the largest privately owned yacht in the world…
Gstaad’s oldest palace hotel reemerges as Le Grand Bellevue for a new generation of luxury travelers...
AB Yachts , one of the shipyards of Italy’s Fipa Group, recently delivered a pair of sporty vessels that further solidify the company’s position as a leading builder of stylish, high-performance...
For all their glamour and prestige, cultured pearls were first created under unexpectedly modest circumstances. Kokichi Mikimoto, the son of a noodle-shop owner, developed an early fascination with...
To produce the G90XT, Nextant essentially remanufactures existing King Air C90 aircraft, which Beechcraft introduced in the early 1970s…
The 2014 Maserati Ghibli is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 built by Ferrari, which produces 404 hp when equipped with the all-wheel-drive...
BMW ’s all-new i3 electric car may look something like a science project, but a short test-drive reveals it to be a well-thought-out alternative to the conventional gasoline-powered automobile. The...
The bowtie division is back in the rear-drive-performance-sedan market with the new 2014 Chevrolet SS four-door, offering V-8 power for under $50,000. Built by GM’s Holden unit in Australia, the...
For Robert Young, whose family has farmed the same acreage in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley for five generations, one of the highlights of agricultural life was apparently lighting his burn pile—a...
The French luxury-goods house Hermès , with roots as a saddlemaker that date back more than century, is applying its leather craft to a set of carbon-fiber bicycles. Released this month in select...
Boating and yachting enthusiasts from around the world descended on Fort Lauderdale last month for the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show , the largest in-water boat show in the world. This...
Just in time for the harsh Northeastern winter, the Irvine, Calif.–based charter provider JetSuite has expanded its service to include nonstop routes to the Caribbean. Departing from the East Coast,...
Condos at One Riverside Park on the Upper West Side range from one to seven bedrooms and are priced between $1 million to $25 million…
For the first time, Roger Dubuis has created its Tourbillon Skeleton timepiece in a 42 mm case. Roughly 35 percent slimmer than previous models and lighter in weight...
This month, contemporary furniture manufacturer Mash Studios has added a pop of color and texture to its minimalistic, natural wooden pieces, replacing its characteristic white aluminum accents with...
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...
Since opening its first showroom in Chicago in 1983, Holly Hunt has added a number of other U.S. locations and a few international outposts. Now the company has landed in Brazil, opening a store in...
Cape Town boldly looks to its future as the 2014 World Design Capital with ambitious furnishings from local designers. Haldane Martin At a former church in the Woodstock neighborhood, the...
Built by the Ritz-Carlton Development Co. in 2009 and recently added to the portfolio of Vail Resorts subsidiary RockResorts, Constellation Residences at Northstar is a collection of 17 turnkey homes...
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...

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