New & Noteworthy

Easily mistaken for a purely decorative object, the Final Turn is actually an urn. The Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig, of Olson Kundig Architects , created the piece with the designer Greg...
The Miami-based designer Luis Pons will showcase five collections from his Framed furniture series at the Wanted Design event in New York City from May 17 to 20. Pieces in the five lines, which are...
The Parisian eyewear company Lafont has unveiled two adaptations of one of its earliest styles—the Pantos—timed with the much-anticipated release of The Great Gatsby at the Cannes Film Festival on...
Set along the shores of Italy’s picturesque Lake Como, the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (this year from May 24 through 26) serves as a beauty contest for the world’s rarest and most...
With America’s favorite pastime back in full swing, luxury hotels around the country are teaming up with local stadiums to create baseball-themed packages that go beyond peanuts and Cracker Jacks...
Segera Retreat has opened in a 50,000-acre wildlife sanctuary in Laikipia on the foothills of Mount Kenya, just 13 miles north of the equator, surrounded by a savanna and grasslands and home to an...
Seafaring adventurers can charter one of a number of superyachts this summer to travel to far-flung locations including the Galápagos Islands, Panama, Baltic Sea, and Indian Ocean, among others...
For the weekend warrior who has completed a marathon, jumped out of an airplane, and trekked through muddy obstacle courses, Solaris Vail has your next challenge. The 79-residence mountain resort,...
The InterContinental Marseille Hotel Dieu has opened in a historic 18th-century building in the heart of Marseille, overlooking the Vieux Port, with 194 rooms and suites. In renovating the...
Winemaking for William Ballentine Jr. has always been a family concern. He began his career tending vines owned by his father, who established Ballentine Vineyards at the foot of Napa’s Howell...
A little more than two decades ago, there was no such thing as small-batch bourbon. And yet, it existed all the same. The problem was that no one had yet coined a term that adequately described all...
The future of Fisker is still very much in the air. Unless the company is able to find some last-minute financing, the dream of the car designer Henrik Fisker may very well end in bankruptcy court...
To experience India’s vast and varied cultures, cuisines, and sites, Greaves Tours —which specializes in custom excursions to India, Nepal, Bhutan, and more—has just launched its most over-the-top...
The Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has launched the third hull in its 163-foot (50-meter) semi-displacement series. The yacht, which was christened Ventura by its owner, features an aluminum hull and a...
The Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club is hosting the inaugural Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 11 at the headquarters of the Carroll Shelby Foundation in Gardena, Calif. Shelby,...
The Sanderling Resort in Duck, N.C., has reopened after an extensive renovation. The overhaul of the resort (located oceanfront on the state’s picturesque Outer Banks) includes two new pools,...
The aesthetic codes of Arnold & Son’s HMS1 Royal Blue can be traced directly to a pocket watch built by the 18th-century English watchmaker John Arnold. Although Arnold’s contributions to...
Famous for its large-scale builds for serious watch collectors, the watch-winder manufacturer Orbita has unveiled a modern unit for those with slightly smaller troves of high-end automatic watches...
Like many Swiss brands in recent years, the American jewelry and watch brand David Yurman has radically altered the look of its Classic watch model by completely clothing it in black. But while most...
The Wimbledon Experience, which provides exclusive tours and hospitality for the Championships at Wimbledon tennis tournament (from June 24 through July 7), is offering U.S. corporations and...
Known for its seating, case goods, lighting, outdoor furniture, and other home furnishings that put a modern twist on traditional Italian designs, Fendi Casa is thinking outside the showroom by...
Top designers are bringing high style to some of Los Angeles’s newest residential buildings. BEVERLY WEST The Project: Thirty-five units spread out over 22 floors overlooking the Los Angeles Country...
Since 1842, when the 270-year-old house of Moët & Chandon began maintaining records, it has produced only 70 vintage Champagnes, each one representing an exemplary harvest. But the two latest...
La Mille Miglia , whose name translates from Italian as “1,000 Miles,” is one of Italy’s most celebrated road rallies. Held 24 times from 1927 to 1957, the Mille (as it is more affectionately known)...
Following a four-week refurbishment, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London will not only feature fresh interiors; it will feature a fresh culinary presence, with Clare Smyth as the new head chef. Ramsay...
Influenced by everything from chinoiserie and art deco to the Bauhaus and African tribal works, the American designer Karl Springer (1931–1991) was known for his furniture and accessories in a range...
Since its launch in 2001, Time & Place has been providing short-term luxury-home rentals with five-star concierge service. The company has spent more than a decade developing its portfolio of...
Panama’s Pearl Islands have long held hidden treasures. The archipelago of some 39 islands and 100 islets, located about 56 miles off the coast of Panama City, has yielded some of the world’s most...
Ferrari has entered the hybrid arena at full throttle. LaFerrari ( www.ferrari.com ), which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, is powered by a 6.3-liter, 789 hp V-12 engine and an...
Santoni’s antiqued Quebec oxford ($690) and Shipley boot ($795) exhibit the sort of soft patina that usually results from extensive wear and care. Yet the Italian shoemaker spends a painstaking three...

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