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The Ritz-Carlton’s latest real estate venture, The Ritz-Carlton Los Cabos, Quivira in Los Cabos, Mexico, is a 44-residence community on the shores where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. The...
It has been 10 years since Blanco sink and faucet company introduced its last creation, an under-mount kitchen sink that was considered a breakthrough in stainless-steel sink design. After years of...
Pascal Mahvi, the founder and former owner of nearby Jalousie Plantation Resort and Spa in the Val des Pitons area of St. Lucia, has broken ground on his latest project: The Jalousie Enclave, an...
Designer Vikki Smyth created her Sushi Ushi serving dishes to add artful expression to the dinner table. The Sushi Ushi is a one-inch-thick, clear rectangular acrylic platter that rests upon an...
The Mexican government has invested $200 million over the past 30 years in the city of Loreto, improving the roads, electricity, water, and even building an international airport. Despite these...
San Francisco-based furniture designer Jiun Ho unveiled a collection of 15 pieces inspired by the “primitive, raw landscapes” of his recent travels in Botswana. The Baobab table, which earns its name...
The Four Seasons will open an intimate resort with only 16 full-ownership residences at the base of Vail Mountain in late 2009, just in time for next ski season. The first Four Seasons to open in...
Sound is typically heard, not felt. Tactile sound, however, is felt, especially by way of the Sonic Lounger from Tucson, Ariz.-based Taiz Design. Also known as “vibroacoustics,” tactile sound is a...
A 500-year-old recently restored farmhouse in Tuscany on 20 acres of panoramic countryside is the latest addition to the Resort Equities portfolio of properties. Partners of the San Francisco-based...
The Paul Kohn Design boutique in New York is the culmination of 20 years of design collaboration between the store’s owners, Elaine Paul and Barbara Shaltuck Kohn. The two friends, who enjoyed...
A new residence community has opened in Southern California's secluded Anza-Borrego Desert, the largest unspoiled and permanently protected state park in the United States. The Borrego Ranch...
Tiffany & Co. is offering a new level of personalization for its clients: customized hand-painted fine porcelain table settings made by its Parisian atelier. Clients are invited to meet with a...
Israeli artist Ron Arad is known for creating furniture that is as artistic as it is utilitarian. A comprehensive show of Arad’s newest work, “Guarded Thoughts,” will be shown at New York’s Friedman...
The northern tip of Miami Beach will soon share the area’s white sandy beaches with three new buildings, comprising the St. Regis Resort and Residences, Bal Harbour. The 27-story towers will house...
Marsia Holzer spent two decades designing costumes for high-profile rock stars on tour, including the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Elvis Presley, as well as for Broadway shows such as Hair, before...
One of the last remaining untouched islands off the South Atlantic Coast is the latest addition to Hampton Island Preserve private residence community, which comprises a series of small coastal...
Most weekends, you’ll find contemporary American furniture collector Todd Merrill shuttling between country estates across America seeking great discoveries for his Bleecker Street gallery in New...
A new marina community on the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean’s Netherlands Antilles is set to open summer 2009, offering one- to four-bedroom residences along a harborside village. Cupecoy...
The Club at Spanish Peaks, a private residence community at the foot of Montana’s Big Sky ski resort, is offering 49 new condominium residences in the Lodge, the Club’s most recent development. About...
SieMatic, maker of bespoke luxury kitchens since 1929, opened its first showroom in the Northeast in downtown Boston in early September. The luxurious space, one block from Boston Common, presents...
Photographer Monica Rich Kosann will open her first shop-within-a-shop at Bergdorf Goodman in New York next month, showcasing her vintage-inspired home collection. Kosann and her husband, Rod, began...
The Landings St. Lucia, a 19-acre resort that opened last year, will offer 65 full-ownership residences this October as part of the resort’s second building phase. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom...
The King of Thailand’s own craftsmen spend at least six weeks hand-cutting, sanding, and inlaying 5,000-plus pieces of luminous mother-of-pearl into intricate designs for Manop Rachote’s limited-...
Paris-born Claire Maestroni has a knack for uncovering unique, high-end furnishings and accessories from around the world for her Greenwich, Connecticut store Mis en Scene, which in French means “...
In June, the Ritz-Carlton Residences broke ground on a new development at Kauai Lagoons in Kauai, Hawaii, offering 14 private residences with oceanfront views within a 520-acre resort. The one- and...
Icon Interiors, a boutique furniture showroom in West Hollywood, Calif., is celebrating its fourth anniversary with several new collections from emerging and established designers. Owner Stacey...
Maxalto, an Italian furniture collection, has opened its first U.S. boutique in the heart of Chicago’s gallery district. Established more than 30 years ago, Maxalto is the more classic division of...
If a South African safari doesn’t satisfy your fervor for the country’s expansive wildlife, African Homesteads is offering the opportunity to own a luxury home within the Phinda Private Game Reserve...
Peter Marino does not believe in buying off the rack, or at least not off the showroom floor. "I don’t walk furniture showrooms. I would much rather design something myself," says the New York–based...
"I recently saw a statistic where MTV is losing more viewers to the Food Network than to any other channel," says kitchen designer Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria. "It has become cool to cook...

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