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An American soldier on tour in Iraq was carrying one of Kikuo Matsuda’s tactical knives when a sniper shot him. The hard steel—Matsuda is known for his use of rare steels like OU31 and D2 that he...
The new worktables from March are the perfect way to avoid having a monolithic kitchen, because they combine function and style to create a center island that is more like a piece of bespoke...
Known for the over-the-top interiors he has created for everyone from musician Elton John to Jimmy Choo cofounder Tamara Mellon, the British-born, Los Angeles–based Martyn Lawrence Bullard is no...
Newly on the market, this 314-acre property located on the south shore of Martha’s Vineyard includes a 5,600-square-foot home, 1,200 feet of private beach, a 35-acre freshwater pond for swimming and...
STIGA, a world leader in the sport of table tennis for over 60 years, has unveiled the most prestigious table tennis table of its kind. The new Showcourt Table Tennis Table is more than just your...
The new Kartell by Laufen Collection is an innovative collaboration inspired by the iconic design of Kartell combined with LAUFEN’s revolutionary SaphirKeramik ceramics. Combining the playful luxury...
THG®-Paris, the leading French atelier for the luxury bath, unveils Pétale de Cristal, which represents the brand’s first foray with one of the most prestigious and recognized brands in fine French...
With no real town and little in the way of nightlife, the Caribbean island of Anguilla—which is just 17 miles long and 3 miles wide—generally attracts those looking to lie low. However, those...
Expected to open in December 2014, the 1,000-acre Baha Mar resort development in Nassau, on the Bahamian island of New Providence, will comprise four hotels with some 2,200 hotel rooms and 284...
Modern lines and traditional craftsmanship merge in the recent collaboration between the 1-year-old, New York–based furniture brand Studio Van den Akker and the 600-year-old, Murano, Italy–based...
Introduced in the spring at the Maison & Objet show in Paris, three new wallpaper collections from Belgium-based Arte are now available at the company’s five U.S. showrooms. As with the brand’s...
The French crystal manufacturer Baccarat unveiled its new flagship boutique on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue in June. The stylized entryway, which features a diamond pattern cut into glass, opens to a 2...
1 } Devon & Devon Jetset One of nearly a dozen new bathroom items recently introduced by the Italian company Devon & Devon, the Art Deco–inspired Jetset vanity ($10,590 to $14,329) features a...
New Englanders savor every second of the glorious summer weather because they know how fleeting it is. They and others from around the world eagerly pay seven- and eight-figure sums for Massachusetts...
1} VONDOM Designer Karim Rashid’s Sloo chairs for Vondom are composed of polyethylene and come in 10 colors, among them black and white, orange, green, and pink. From $375. +34.962.398.486, www...
Mid-20th-century designers had a field day with the humble chair. George Nelson transformed it into a sleek triangle on slim metal legs; Verner Panton streamlined it into a heart-shaped silhouette on...
Open Wide The Brazilian architect Arthur Casas has designed several homes at São Paulo’s Baleia Beach before, but never with such limitations. Presented with a narrow strip of land and clients who...
For nearly 40 years, Long Island native Jeffrey Collé has been designing and building some of the most beautiful homes in the Hamptons. Just in time for summer, his latest project, David’s Lane, is...
When Fairmont Hotels & Resorts transformed El Corazon de Santa Fe into one of its Heritage Place properties last year, updates to the development, which had opened in 2006, included new decor, an...
Part rock ’n’ roll, part fine furniture, the new Embassy Wing Chair is a collaboration between the fashion designer Logan Riese and the Los Angeles–based furnishings company Phyllis Morris , in honor...
Last month the Manhattan-based company Bespoke Global—which pairs its clients with accomplished designers and other highly skilled craftspeople for the development of custom furnishings—began working...
As a follow-up to the white Moxie showerhead that Kohler debuted last November, the appliances brand has made the musical device available in new colors and finishes: chartreuse, retro blue, navy...
Miele’s Combi-Steam oven ($3,695) combines steam and convection in one device, as the company’s previous models have done, but it comes with a 40 percent larger interior, to cook more food. The new...
Just in time for summer, three notable luxury homes hit the market in California’s most beloved beach town. 25160 Malibu Road , $14,750,000 Scott Gillen , a builder known for having developed...
The transformation of Monastero Santa Rosa—a former monastery built in 1681 in the town of Conca dei Marini—into a resort worthy of this year’s Best of the Best honor took more than a decade. Here,...
Known for its use of luxurious materials, such as shagreen, precious metals, and polished horn, Scala Luxury has amassed an inventory of more than 450 furniture and accessories designs, all of which...
The Frank Gehry–designed New York by Gehry tower, which was completed in the spring of 2011, rises 76 stories over Lower Manhattan and stands 870 feet tall, making it the tallest residential building...
This limited edition ping-pong table from James Perse is as understated and sophisticated as the brand’s sportswear. The teak design comes with a removable leather-bound net and an optional teak top...
The Berlin-based fashion house Lever Couture has created one-of-a-kind pieces for celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears. Now the company’s lead designer, Lessja Verlingieri, is...
Earlier this month, the residential community of Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort began selling residences in its newest neighborhood, Marceline . For each of the 19 one-quarter-acre parcels...

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