New & Noteworthy

The industrial designer David Weeks , known for his signature lighting fixtures, is venturing into new media. He has unveiled two rug designs in conjunction with the distributor Christopher Farr. The...
Harkening back to days when leading Swiss brands would often produce watches in conjunction with major retailers, Patek Philippe is celebrating its unusually long association with Tiffany & Co...
Banyan Tree Lang Cô and Angsana Lang Cô have opened on the central southern coast of Vietnam in Lang Cô Bay. These sister resorts are situated on pristine beaches with expansive views of the nearby...
InterContinental London Westminster opened in November with 256 rooms and suites, many of which offer expansive views of the nearby New Scotland Yard and Westminster Abbey. Located in the heart of...
Seabourn is entering new territory with a series of four 21- and 24-day voyages sailing between Valparaíso, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Antarctica. Reservations are open now for the...
Twelve at Hengshan, a Luxury Collection hotel, has opened in Shanghai, making it the brand’s fourth property in China. Situated on the tree-lined Hengshan Road, the hotel offers a quiet oasis in the...
The jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald , known for her imaginative use of geodes set with diamonds and gemstones, is using the same colorful and intriguing rocks in a new collection of home...
Exclusive Resorts —a members-only destination club with private residences around the world—is offering a special trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans with VIP tickets, along with a one-year...
For the man who has everything, Brioni has created an exclusive fabric woven with 24-karat gold thread that is being used for a series of limited-edition three-piece suits. The delicate gold threads...
One of Manhattan’s favorite Italian eateries, Il Buco, is offering foodies and skiers a unique opportunity this winter to travel with its staff to Courchevel 1850 in the French Alps for a food-and-...
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the automotive world’s most famous rectangle. Currently soldiering through its 34th year of production, the square-jawed Geländewagen debuted with military aim back in...
Feadship has launched a sleek, minimalist 256-foot (78.2-meter) all-aluminum, fully custom motor yacht named Venus from its yard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. And while this is as much information as...
Everyone knows that the tropics are fertile, but few suspected that the balmy city of Miami Beach could yield a bumper crop of art fairs until Art Basel Miami Beach took root 10 years ago. Ironically...
The big news in the TV world during the past year was the debut of 4K TVs, which manufacturers Sony and LG began shipping in October. (Rumor has it that Samsung will unveil its 4K foray at the...
Singita Mara River Tented Camp has opened in the northernmost tip of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The property can accommodate up to 16 guests in its eco-sensitive and solar-powered tents (...
The newest offering from Strut—a San Clemente, Calif.–based purveyor of luxury automobile accessories—is a departure from its usual selection of grilles and wheels. The Strut Launchport is an iPad...
Attention die-hard cyclists: Trek Travel , the Wisconsin-based company that organizes cycling vacations worldwide, is giving 20 people the chance to participate in the world’s first mountain bike...
The national Institute of Medicine estimates that $750 billion is lost each year to wasteful or excessive healthcare spending. This sum includes excess administrative costs, inflated prices,...
The technique behind the snakelike coils of Bulgari’s Serpenti watches may be older than the company itself. The tubogas technique—which involves interlinking long strips of metal around a removable...
Two years ago, Breguet began experimenting with watch designs of a more flamboyant nature than the classic cases, dials, and movements that have long characterized the brand. While the Tourbillon...
Nearly 15 years ago, a college professor told Eric Loth, founder of the Graham watch brand, that the fastest finger on the hand is the thumb. Loth, who had been looking for a way to differentiate his...
“The avant-garde has established itself,” says Urwerk designerMartin Frei. "We were not the only ones to do it, but we changed watches and we created a market." Frei’s partnership with watchmaker...
For the new model year, Moto Guzzi has tinkered with its V7 lineup of retro-style road bikes, revamping or revising each of the three models. The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer ( www.motoguzzi.com ) is an...
The 55-foot Azimut 55S ( www.azimutyachts.com ) is the first boat in the Azimut Benetti Group’s S series of sport cruisers to employ Volvo’s triple IPS pod-drive propulsion system. The system is...
Lara Livingston was 22 years old when her father, a New York physician, passed away, leaving her in charge of his beloved La Sardinera, a 1,700-acre grapefruit-and-coconut plantation on three miles...
The fingers of the skilled craftsmen in John Lobb’s Paris atelier let your feet do the walking in comfort and style. The house responsible for elevating bespoke footwear to the sublime has taken its...
The French may have a world-famous tour that meanders through the Alps, but the Italians have the most illustrious heritage of high-performance bicycle craftsmanship. Walk into an American cycling...
"Can i take a picture of your iris?" naturopath Louise Westra asked as I arrived at her office at the Gleneagles resort in Perthshire, Scotland. It was not the first question I expected to hear at a...
Women can count themselves fortunate that they need no longer choose between a dainty dress piece and a man’s watch that has been shrunken and ringed with diamonds. The best—we have selected four—...

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