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DESIGN
Cadillac's Escala Concept Car
Cadillac has been on a five year journey expressing three driving experiences and demonstrating the brand’s evolution while also tracking back to its luxury roots. We’ve been fortunate to see the debut of each car in the fitting surroundings of the...
DESIGN
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...
DESIGN
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...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Embossed Check Leather Folding Wallet
With an embossed check grain (set upon genuine Italian leather) that harks back to the brand's signature patterning, Burberry's folding wallet strikes a refined balance of subtlety and personality. The simplicity of the bi-fold keeps the wallet slender...
DESIGN
Discommon Goods' The Piston Keyring
Known for making detailed accessories from high-quality and intriguing materials and collaborating with unnamed designers who head up some of the best globally respected brands, Discommon Goods has just released its latest endeavor: The Piston...
HOTELS
Hotel Molitor
Starting the morning with a swim in the beautiful pool (your choice of indoor or outdoor) at Hotel Molitor is the best part of a resort-ish experience that has plenty of really good ones. The abundance of breakfast choices served in the light and elegant...
TRAVEL
The Parker Leather Rolling Suitcase
Selling for $1,595 (the brand's priciest travel bag offering yet), Moore + Giles' first-ever carry-on suitcase is an investment piece geared toward uncompromising travelers and commuters (for smaller budgets, we'd recommend the new Raden smart...
TRAVEL
Elewana SkySafari: Lodges and Camps in Tanzania
An African safari affects you in the way people talk about an ayahuasca retreat. Both take you on a surreal journey within a world you belong to, yet one surprisingly unfamiliar. And at the end, you’ve gained an entirely new perspective. Also like...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead
As only the third Rolls-Royce convertible (following the beloved Corniche, which debuted in 1966 and the imposing Phantom Drophead, which debuted in 2007) in 60 years the new Rolls-Royce Dawn draws upon its past but takes it to an entirely fresh, functional...
DESIGN
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...
DESIGN
Hautlence's LABYRINTH Watch Doesn't Tell Time
Ahead of Baselworld 2016, Hautlence (a luxury watchmaker that was founded in 2004) has just released their newest product—and describe LABYRINTH as an "entirely essential yet fundamentally useless object." Designed to make the wearer slow down...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Acrylic Candy Bowl
Available in all kinds of conspicuous colorways—from neon pinks and yellows to striking clear and black—Alexandra Von Furstenberg's heavy, luxe candy bowls make for a striking centerpiece, no matter what you fill them with, naughty or nice. With two...
DESIGN
Test Drive: The Bentley Bentayga
Premium SUVs are a funny concept—the words "sport" and "utility" are in general tension with the notion of "luxury." The reality is, most customers will never push their SUVs (or sports cars for that matter) as far as they’re capable. But somewhere...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Alba Dunaway Silk Pajamas
British designer Olivia von Halle creates sleepwear and loungewear that is—like a lazy day in bed itself—ultimately luxurious and lavish. This tropical yet subtle 100% silk pajama set is made up of a button-up long-sleeve shirt and matching shorts...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Your "Personal Bubble" is Actually a Cloud of Bacteria A new study published in the journal Peer J has revealed that a “personal bubble” isn’t just a reference to a preferred spacial barrier—but a living, breathing organism that’s unique to...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
MusicMachine 3
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, MB&F collaborated with Switzerland’s famous music box maker Reuge with the new MusicMachine 3. Inspired by the TIE Fighter from Star Wars, this futuristic design is the third joint venture by the two companies...
TRAVEL
Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel
by Ross Belfer Zichron Yaakov might not sit at the top of every visitor's must-see list in Israel. Relatively overshadowed by Holy Land sites and the unbeatable appeal of Tel Aviv, the quaint village—founded in 1882 by Lord Baron Rothschild—is...
DESIGN
The House of Tai Ping Carpets
In light of the forthcoming "Anthology" collection—which draws from and revitalizes some of Tai Ping's most renowned designs—we met with the company's Global Creative Director, Jean-Pierre Tortil. The brand, which was formed in 1956 and owns its...
DESIGN
Marc Janssen and ICE International
Oftentimes called "the fifth wall," carpets play a hugely important role in interior decorating. Marc Janssen, one of the world’s foremost rug-makers, puts it simply when he says he loves “reading a newspaper and just sitting on it.” But, as an object...
TRAVEL
All That Dazzles at the Wynn Macau
A visit to Macau, the SAR region of China more widely known as the Las Vegas of the East, isn't complete without having all of the senses overwhelmed at once. And with mega hotel-casino complexes competing with one another to entice new visitors (and...
TRAVEL
Le Collectionist's Italian Villa Giulia
For those not familiar with Le Collectionist, imagine a service much like Airbnb—only with 24-hour concierge service on-call and only the most magnificent hand-selected, and carefully approved properties around the world. From a 20-bedroom chateau...
DESIGN
Interview: Dieter Burmester on Making Automotive Sound Systems
For many of us, the dynamics of sound is difficult to fully comprehend but easy to criticize. A meticulously crafted speaker is only as good as the amp it's connected to, there isn’t a system in the world that can help a poorly shaped space seem like...
DESIGN
Lincoln Reveals the Continental Concept
Unveiled today the Lincoln Continental Concept is an impressive work of automotive design that deftly balances heritage with bringing the brand into the future. This modern swagger is the kind of momentum we've been waiting to see from the brand...
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