What’s Hot: Cleverly Disguised Technology

18 July 2014

Deceptively chic, these functional designs conceal their purpose while elevating their style. Roche Bobois’s Calisto sofa (from $8,070) conceals an electronic control panel in each of its armrests. The leather couch was created by the Italian architects Roberto Tapinassi and Maurizio Manzoni in collaboration with the French furniture retailer and provides a hidden USB charging [...]

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Uni on the Rise

17 July 2014

Uni has long been called the foie gras of the sea, a supple delicacy for advanced palates. At first glance, however, the sea urchin isn’t much to look at. The exterior is reminiscent of those spiky balls that medieval soldiers attached to a chain and used to bludgeon their neighbors. Once it’s cracked open, however, [...]

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Jiro Dreams of This Stuff

17 July 2014

There’s a reason that many of the city’s master chefs flock to Tribeca whenever they need a new sharp edge. It’s there on Warren Street that the Japanese kitchenware and home-goods company Korin sells a vast array of cutlery—blades that are reliable (often collectible) and boast a rich history that connects to the katana, a [...]

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The World’s Most Beautiful Automobiles Are Coming to Monterey Car Week

17 July 2014

Each year in August, California’s Monterey Peninsula plays host to one of the most impressive gatherings of automobiles in the world. Monterey Car Week, which will be held this year from August 11 through 17, offers automotive aficionados a slew of auctions, driving events, competitions, and exhibitions—all anchored by the festival’s marquee event, the 64th [...]

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Chartering Alloy Yachts’ 186-Foot Ketch Mondango3 This Summer

16 July 2014

The 186-foot, Alloy Yachts–built ketch Mondango3, which was delivered to its owner in February, is currently available for charter through its central broker, Burgess Yachts. From now until the end of September, the yacht will cruise the South Pacific exploring the islands and atolls of French Polynesia and Fiji, including Bora Bora, Rangiroa, and Taha’a, [...]

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Shangri-La Hotel Paris Opens Three Dining Terraces for Summer

16 July 2014

The Shangri-La Hotel Paris marries European grandeur and the Asian art of service, to great acclaim. The 101-room hotel boasts views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine from the balcony of its exclusive seventh-floor La Suite Shangri-La, which will be available this summer from around $27,200 a night. From July 12 through August 6, [...]

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Theo Fennell Debuts Rings That Tell a Story

14 July 2014

The renowned British jewelry designer Theo Fennell has created a series of four elaborate one-of-a-kind rings featuring hidden compartments, reminiscent of the famous 16th-century European poison rings that concealed a toxic substance to be used on one’s enemies. (Later these small treasure boxes held locks of hair or miniature portraits.) Fennell’s Opening Rings puts his [...]

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Lake Como’s Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace Unveils New Suites

14 July 2014

On April 14, when the Grand Hotel Tremezzo reopened for the season, the 92-room Lake Como palace celebrated the completion of a three-year-long renovation. After its 100th birthday in 2010, the hotel embarked on the facelift, and in 2012 it showcased an entirely new floor with eight new suites. This year, Tremezzo’s Lake View Prestige [...]

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The First Production Version of the HondaJet Takes Flight

11 July 2014

The first production version of the highly anticipated HondaJet flew for the first time in late June, bringing the aircraft one step closer to first deliveries in 2015. The company says that production is on schedule for the twin-engine light jet. Its engines are fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbines, developed over 10 years by the [...]

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Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina to Debut in St. Lucia

11 July 2014

The Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is debuting on August 15 after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Capella took over Discovery Hotels and Resorts’ St. Lucia property nearly a year ago, establishing its first Caribbean location. OBM International’s modern redesign of the three-level property pays homage to the island by incorporating the surrounding tropical greenery and [...]

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