Each year since launching the V.S.O.P. Privilège Collection in 2011, Henessy has added a limited edition bottle to the series. This year, the acclaimed cognac house has asked famed British art director and designer Peter Saville to redesign the bottle and turn it into something really special. The result is an eye-catching piece, an excellent reworking of Henessy’s classic carafe which now features matte gold with a very nice color gradation. This understated elegance might seem boring to some, so Saville added a bit of color to the design, “chemical bright” strokes of neon pink, electric blue, and vivid orange which give
Following years of development, Acura has finally showcased the new NSX hybrid sports car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. With regards to looks, Acura hasn’t made many modifications compared to the 2013 concept, though the new vehicle is a few inches longer, wider, and taller. The wheelbase is also a bit longer, but other than that it’s easy to recognize the style of the previous version of the car. The engine is a totally different story. Here, the Japanese company has decided to replace naturally aspirated V6 of the 2013 model with a longitudinally-mounted twin-turbocharged V6 which outputs over
Designed as a miniature community of sorts, Alila Ubud is a charming boutique hotel nestled among the central foothills of Bali, along the picturesque Ayung River valley. The resort’s accommodations sit on stilts overlooking the ravine like luxurious tree houses – 14 two-story units to be exact. The structures, designed by world-famous architectural firm Kerry Hill Architects, feature an intriguing mix of traditional Balinese design with modern elements: thatched roofs, gravel, and wood on one hand, and concrete, terrazzo tiles, and glass on the other are combined to great effect, contributing to the charming atmosphere as much as the lush natural surroundings.
The INU electric scooter is a very cool new gadget that has all the makings to be the means of transportation of the future, at least in urban areas. First of all, it’s electric, meaning it’s clean, safe, and easy to recharge. Also, it can reach a top speed of about 15 mph. Secondly, you can take it with you anywhere you go and not worry about storage, due to the fact that it is easily foldable. How easily? Well, this is where things get really good! We’ve seen foldable bikes before, but none quite like the INU, which does all the
Built in 2007, this marvelous waterfront property, located on Shelter Island, New York, is for the first time being placed on the market. Stretching across more than 7.5 acres, the estate features such facilities as a waterfront heated gunite pool, a spa with deck, tennis and squash courts, and a 100-foot dock protected by bulkheads. The stylish manor also provides owners with amazing views of Coecles Harbor thanks to its great location very close to the shore. The construction is a high-quality mix of Old World elegance and craftsmanship: the walls and ceilings are the work of a master Italian plasterer, with
The latest high-end smartphone to be released by Vertu is the Aster Diamonds Red Alligator. Vertu is known for making aesthetics the main priority when it comes to its creations, but in this case the technical specifications are very respectable as well. The device runs Android KitKat on a new Snapdragon quad-core processor, with 64GB of memory, a 13 megapixel main camera as well as a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera, Dolby Plus speakers, and a full HD (1080p) 4.7” display. But people who buy something like the Aster Diamonds Red Alligator do it for different reasons than those which usually drive
Tiger Woods is a legend in the world of professional golf, a status which meant that for years he was one of the best-paid athletes in the world. One of the properties he decided to invest his wealth was a beautiful private island in Lake Mälaren, Sweden, which he owned together with his wife, former Swedish model Elin Nordegren. The pair has subsequently split up, leaving Woodswith little use for his 62-acre Swedish estate, so he decided to put it on the market. The island is perfect as a private getaway. Located in a secluded area, it is surrounded by water and
Fallen Furniture is a British company which specializes in making unique pieces using reclaimed, authentic aircraft parts (both civilian and military). One of their most remarkable creations is The Bomb, a drinks cabinet fashioned from – you guessed it! – an actual bomb, an R.A.F. MK1 practice cluster bomb to be exact. There’s a certain audacity in creating pieces of furniture out of what used to be war machines. This gives Fallen Furniture’s one-of-a-kind drinks cabinet its tremendous allure. We wouldn’t be surprised to hear about people picking up a bit of a drinking habit just to have an excuse to interact