Land Rover has formed a global partnership with Richard Branson’s commercial spaceflight company, Virgil Galactic. The announcement was made during the launch of Land Rover’s Discovery Vision concept, just before it made its debut at the New York Auto Show. The new high-end SUV was showcased alongside SpaceShipTwo, the world’s first commercial spaceship. The launch of the collaboration was announced on board the USS Intrepid, a former aircraft carrier now anchored on the Hudson River which currently serves as a museum dedicated to the exploration of the sea, air and space. The event was attended by more than 200 VIP guests. Virgin
Axor and Philippe Starck have teamed up to create a unique faucet that will turn the simple act of washing your hands into a bit of a mesmerizing experience. Showcased during the Milan Design Week, the piece is the embodiment, however ethereal it may seem, of the Hansgrohe family’s fascination with water. In fact, Philippe Grohe, Head of the Axor brand, stated that his father, Klaus Grohe, had a particular interest in the vortex phenomenon – which is quite apparent in the Axor Starck V. When the mixer is turned on, a water vortex is created inside of it, which whirls around
Meridian is a British audio brand known for its high quality products. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their very first digital speaker, the D600, they’ve decided to launch a Special Edition series consisting of three new models: the Meridian DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers. According to Bob Stuart, one of the company’s co-founders and currently its Chairman and CTO, the Special Edition DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers are the most advanced speakers Meridian has ever released, with over 25 years of experience and research put into their development. He went on to say that these loudspeakers specifically benefit from the company’s research into
One of the latest things to come out of Porsche Exclusive, the German luxury carmaker’s personalization division, is a new version of the Macan S. The Porsche Exclusive Macan S features five-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels, darkened bi-Xenon headlights and distinctive new mirror casings. The standard side skirts have been swapped for a set of black ones. Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine that develops 340 hp between 5,500 and 6,500 rpm and up to 460 Nm of torque, the Macan S can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 158 mph.
Belle Anna is the third superyacht in semi-custom 500-series from Italian shipyard ISA yachts. This 50-meter LOA vessel features sleek and sporty lines, giving it quite a remarkable look – and it only gets better as you move closer. The boast’s spacious, welcoming aft deck is a fitting preview of what is to come. Its interior is cozy and spacious, featuring luxurious materials, and with backlit onyx panels adding to the overall elegant atmosphere. Belle Anna can provide accommodation for up to 12 guests in five sumptuous suites, plus the one master suite on the main deck. The latter is, of course,
Tsala Treetop Lodge, located between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay along South Africa’s Garden Route, offers a truly unique African experience, wild and natural, but with all the comfort you’d expect from a modern resort. It is an enchanting place, in the middle of an old indigenous forest. The resort itself consists of 10 suites and 6 villas built from stone, wood, and glass – but what makes them really special is the fact that they’re located high up in the treetops. Offering a great deal of privacy, as well as unique views, the location could hardly be better. The accommodations, as we’ve
Swiss luxury watch manufacturer has unveiled its new Aquatic Watch, a glittering piece featuring no fewer than 1937 diamonds and sapphires, guaranteed to illuminate the wrist of the luxuriously minded lady lucky enough to own one. Showcased for the first time during this year’s Baselworld, this stunning timepiece boasts a multitude of perfectly cut baguette diamonds in Top Wesselton white and lively blue sapphires, weighing a total of 43.73kts. The case is made from 18kt white gold, while the bracelet comes in a fan-shaped design and each diamond is cut in such a way as to fit perfectly wherever its place might
Located in the highly sought-after Bird Streets above the Sunset Strip, this stunning Contemporary Architectural will provide its owners with breathtaking views, high-end amenities, as well as celebrity neighbors. Built using only the finest materials, this luxurious home was designed to provide a spacious and airy atmosphere, with copious amounts of natural light. It features furnishings by top European manufacturers: furniture by Acerbis, Walter Knoll and others, custom lighting by Foscarni, closets by Molteni, outdoor furniture by Paola Lenti, Kettal and Roda, laundry room, kitchen and pantry by DADA. The art in the house was specially selected by the Michael Kohn Gallery,