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Test Drive: 2016 McLaren 570GT
by Michael Frank GT in theory stands for grand tourer—or “gran turismo,” if you prefer the Italian translation. McLaren, though, races in Formula 1 so their version still loosely translates as "Go Time." Driving the $198,950 570GT ahead of the Goodwood...
MEXICO
TIBURCIO SANCHEZ
STONE CUTTERS
STONE WORKERS
OAXACA
DRESSMAKERS
FIESTAS
METATES
MAIZE
MOLCAJETES
CARNIVAL OF TEITIPAC
CRAFTSMANSHIP
ARTISANS
Oaxacan Stonecutter and Dressmaker Tiburcio Sánchez
by Max La Frenais Maestro Tiburcio Sánchez was born in San Juan Teitipac in 1945 and has been stonecutting metates and molcajetes for the past 55 years. (A metate is a large, carved stone with a curved surface used to grind maize; a molcajete is...
DESIGN
CARS
TEST DRIVES
FERRARI
AUTO
EUROPEAN CARS
FERRARI GTC4LUSSO
FERRARI FF
LUXURY
LUXURY CARS
Test Drive: Ferrari GTC4Lusso
by Marco Vermeulen Holding a glass of prosecco, Luca Casarini explains that when he was a child, his family visited the Dolomites every summer and winter. Casarini is Ferrari’s Head of Interior Design, and discussing family—and mountains—is apt...
MEXICO
HOTELS
ACCOMMODATION
OAXACA
TRAVEL
AZUL HOTEL
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
HCTOR ESRAWE
OAXACAN ARTISTS
Hotel Azul, Oaxaca
by Max La Frenais When arriving at Oaxaca's Hotel Azul, its soft blue facade is lit up by overhanging, fluorescent pink bougainvilleas. It exists as a welcome oasis, away from the buzzing, wired-up carnivalesque city. Constructed in 1874 as a large...
RIEDEL
WINE GLASSES
GLASSWARE
WINE
STEMWARE
MAXIMILLIAN RIEDEL
CRYSTAL
FAMILY OWNED
EUROPE
HOME DECOR
Factory Visit: Riedel the Wine Glass Company
by Emily Arden Wells Chances are, you're drinking wine wrong. It's likely that you do not even know what it's really supposed to taste like. We aren't talking about trendy wine clubs, refrigerator temperatures, or even what kind of wine you...
VENICE
VENICE BIENNALE
ISRAEL
ARCHITECTURE
EXHIBITIONS
VENICE BIENNALE 2016
POLITICS
LIFEOBJECT
SCULPTURE
BIRDS NEST
Venice Biennale 2016: "LifeObject"
by Ari Samuel In tune with this year’s “Reporting from the Front” theme commissioned by Venice Biennale Chief Curator Alejandro Aravena, the Israel Pavilion unveiled "LifeObject," an immersive and stimulating exhibition analyzing the synergy...
WOOL
COLORADO
OUTDOORS
OUTDOOR APPAREL
MERINO WOOL
CAMPING
HIKING
HIKING GEAR
MADE IN USA
Voormi Wool Apparel
by Adrienne So For the past few years, Pagosa Springs, CO-based company Voormi has garnered recognition for two accomplishments. Their patented Core Construction technology weaves technical fibers directly into merino wool, which means that...
AUTO
CARS
TEST DRIVES
VOLVO
TISHA JOHNSON
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DESIGN
WAGONS
ORREFORS
SWEDISH DESIGN
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING
CAR DESIGN
V90
Interview: Volvo's Tisha Johnson
by Steve Siler Beyond the mainstream S90 flagship luxury sedan, Volvo's ostensibly more practical and definitely more interesting counterpart, the V90, is also expected to arrive stateside next year. On the road in Spain, we were impressed with...
DESIGN
CARS
AUTO
TEST DRIVES
MEREDES
MERCEDES-BENZ
ITALY
SLOVENIA
ROAD TRIP
REVIEWS
CAR REVIEWS
C-CLASS
CABRIOLETS
CONVERTIBLES
Test Drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
by Abigail Bassett There is something romantic about cruising through a place that feels still somewhat wild and untouched. A place that has served as the crossroads for trade, culture, and war for centuries has plenty of stories to tell in its...
TOPO DESIGNS
OUTDOORS
OUTDOOR APPAREL
APPAREL
CLOTHING
FLEECE
TOMBOY
Topo Designs' First-Ever Women’s Collection
by Adrienne So After many, many requests, Topo Designs—the Colorado-based outfitter that has garnered acclaim for its rugged, yet stylish outdoor apparel and equipment—has finally released a new line for women. The initial offerings include...
CARS
AUTOS
DRIVING
MCLAREN
SUPERCARS
SPORTSCARS
Notes: Driving a McLaren 675LT around LA
by Justin Kaehler It’s challenging to write about something like the McLaren 675LT. It’s a machine whose speed begs to be described—a hard-core track car boasting 666 horsepower, a 2.9-second 0-60 time, and a top speed of 205 miles per hour. However...
INDYCAR
JAMES HINCHCLIFFE
SCHMIDT PETERSON MOTORSPORTS
INDY 500
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
INDIANAPOLIS 500
RACING
RACECARS
Interview: IndyCar Driver James Hinchcliffe
by Ryan McManus This Memorial Day Weekend marks the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the crown jewel of American motorsport. Despite expecting to draw crowds north of 350,000 on race day, IndyCar remains on the periphery of the average American...
BAGS
ACCESSORIES
BECKEL
CANVAS BAGS
SUMMER GEAR
SUMMER TRAVEL
MADE BY HAND
CANVAS TENTS
PORTLAND
TENTS
OUTDOORS
FAMILY OWNED
Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products
by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and...
RYAN HEWETT
UNIT LONDON
PAINTERS
SOUTH AFRICA
PORTRAITURE
FRIEZE LONDON
ART OPENINGS
ART EXHIBITIONS
MARCEL DUCHAMP
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
GALLERIES
Painter Ryan Hewett's Preview Exhibition at Unit London
By Joanna Della-Ragione Muted color palettes, thick impasto and distorted features are all common elements of Ryan Hewett’s recent work, marking a new direction for the South African painter. Best known for his iconic portraits of notable figures...
TRAVEL
OAXACA
MEXICO
HOTELS
SPAS
SAN JERNIMO TLACOCHAHUAYA
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel Cosijo, Oaxaca
by Max La Frenais It's hard to imagine that the luxury Hotel Cosijo actually exists in the small town of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, which although home to a stunning 16th century convent (with accompanying 16th organ) is most definitely off the...
FOOD
DRINK
COCKTAILS
RESTAURANTS
TRAVEL
ISRAEL
TEL AVIV
WORD OF MOUTH
TRAVEL GUIDES
Word of Mouth: Tel Aviv Food + Drink
by Ari Samuel If farm-to-table produce, tehina-topped dishes of hummus inspired by generations-old recipes and daily caught seafood excite your stomach then Tel Aviv could be the place for you. Strategically located on the land bridge between Europe...
HOTELS
BARCELONA
TRAVEL
SPAIN
EUROPE
SATANS COFFEE
DRETA DE LEIXAMPLE
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Casa Bonay, Barcelona
by Ross Belfer There’s no denying Barcelona’s status as a mecca of brilliant architecture, art and design. If Gothic and neo-classical architectural edifices, clandestine, ornate gardens and awe-inspiring museums isn’t already enough, the timeless...
IPHONE
SCREEN PROTECTION
IPHONE 6
IPHONE 6S
IPHONE ACCESSORIES
SLIM CASES
IPHONE CASES
TECH ACCESSORIES
WATERPROOF
WATERPROOF CASES
Evo Xplorer iPhone Case
London-headquartered protective device case-makers Tech21 release their most robust design yet: the Evo Xplorer, a waterproof (max 9.9 feet for up to an hour) Apple iPhone 6 and 6s case, further sealed off from other elements like dust and dirt...
BEDS
WELLBEING
WELLNESS
SLEEP
MATTRESSES
LUXURY
MADE IN LONDON
HORSEHAIR
Handmade Luxury: Savoir Beds
by Rima Suqi In a suburban London warehouse, a man is massaging horsehair. Not just any horsehair, but hair from the tails of Argentinian horses which is apparently the best hair to use to make some of the most expensive mattresses in the world...
BEER
FOOD
FOOD BOOKS
BOOKS
TORST
LUKSUS
PHAIDON
From the Founders of Torst and Luksus: Food & Beer
by Adrienne So Due for release in May, "Food & Beer" is a beautifully written and photographed book that—despite its name—is difficult to categorize. It is not strictly a cookbook. While it does contain recipes for nachos and Welsh rarebit...
LOCKS
PADLOCKS
FINGERPRINT SENSORS
INDIEGOGO
KICKSTARTER
TOUCH SENSORS
TRAVEL
LOCKERS
BIOMETRICS
SMART LOCKS
TappLock
New Toronto-based venture Pishon Labs offers two different padlocks that open with your fingerprint. Built upon a compact Fingerprints Cards AB FPC1020 sensor, the one-touch lock is certainly more convenient, if not faster, than traditional ones...
REYKJAVIK
ICELAND
WORD OF MOUTH
ICELAND AIR
LAGOONS
NATURE
RESTAURANTS
HOTELS
TRAVEL
TRAVEL GUIDES
STOPOVERS
ICELANDIC FOOD
Word of Mouth: 24 Hours in Reykjavik
by Adrienne So For a while now, Iceland has presented itself as a convenient layover destination for people traveling between Europe and North America—and not just because of its location in the middle of the Atlantic. It's a magical place to visit...
JACKETS
MENSWEAR
APOLIS
NYLON JACKETS
Apolis Nylon Cameraman Jacket Re-Issue
Apolis has brought back their Transit Issue Nylon Cameraman Jacket—a piece of apparel that's sleek, simple and to the point. The practical, Portugal-made, olive green jacket has a water-resistant shell, removable sleeves and just the right number...
TRACK PREMIERES
ALT POP
ELECTRONIC POP
MUSIC
PREMIERES
COLOURS THE BAND
Premiere: "Slow" by Colours
Out of Sarasota, FL comes Colours, a duo made up of vocalist Kyle Tamo and drummer Morgan Alley. They premiere the darkly pulsating "Slow" on CH, a track that will appeal to those who enjoy the conscientious pacing of Twin Shadow and the alt-pop...
AUDI
TEST DRIVES
AUDI Q7
ASPEN
CROSSOVERS
VEHICLES
APPLE CARPLAY
TECH
CARS
APPLE
Test Drive: 2016 Audi Q7
by Michael Frank Audi's latest Q7, its seven-passenger crossover, is a much-improved driver’s car. This is chiefly due to weight—while the outgoing seven-passenger Q7 could weigh up to 5,412 pounds, the new one is down to 4,938 pounds. A future...
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