Genesis swept the 2022 iF Design Awards, winning four honors: three for Product Design and one for Interior Architecture. Then they topped themselves by unveiling the most jaw-dropping concept car of the NY Auto Show: the X Speedium Coupe, a streamlined preview of the Korean automaker’s next wave of luxury EVs.
Accessory maker Grovemade teamed up with Blackwing to create this elegant and modern desk set for people who still favor sketching with pencils. The stand is made from American black walnut and comes with a dozen of Blackwing’s premium incense cedar graphite pencils and a machined aluminum long-point sharpener.
This exquisite hand-stitched leather bag from Bexar Goods Co. is embellished with a tri-color stripe with a cool 1970s vibe. Each one is crafted from 9 oz. harness leather with solid brass hardware. Harkening to a simpler time, it has a single main compartment that holds a laptop, a change of clothes, and everyday essentials.
The latest Range Rover takes SUV luxury to new heights. We headed to California’s wine country, where we put Land Rover’s ride through its paces and experienced its composure and refinement from its first, second, and available third-row seats. While it retains its off-road skills, this Range Rover is as sophisticated as ever.
These metal watch cases from Serafino Luxury offer the ultimate upgrade for your Apple Watch. They add a bit of bulk, but they make Apple’s digital timepieces look like high-end wristwatches. They come in a variety of finishes with a stainless steel link band or a leather or silicone strap.
Luxury and sports cars often feature a sueded textile called Alcantara. Now you can carry a wallet made from the material. It feels great, offers exceptional grip, and is much more durable and scratch-resistant than leather. The NeroWallet 3.0 is for cards and cash, while the NeroTraveler is big enough for a smartphone.
A very special pocket multitool from Swiss Army knife and watchmaker Victorinox. The SwissTool BS is murdered-out in black oxide steel and includes 29 useful functions in one, including pliers, screwdrivers, saws, wire tools, openers, knives, rulers, a file, punch tool, and more.
Measuring in at just 4″ in diameter, Royal Selangor’s pewter Death Star is a 1:1,600,000 scale replica of the Empire’s deadly space station. But rather than exploding when you hit its exhaust port, this one splits in two, so you can store small trinkets inside — a very special collectible for serious Star Wars fans.
The makers of Skee-Ball present a uniquely-styled digital pinball machine. It’s not cheap, but it does come ready to play with 96 pinball machines, powered by Zen Studios’ Pinball FX3, and has a 55″ full HD playfield, arcade-quality sound, authentic launch and flipper buttons, haptic feedback, and undercabinet LED lighting.
Limited to 500 pieces, this sweet Bell & Ross chronograph has five tachymetric scales for measuring activities. Working with its sweep second hand, its dials can help tabulate running, cycling, or driving speeds, as well as breathing and pulse. It features a matte-black ceramic 42mm case, paired with a black rubber strap.
UK sports car maker looks to the future with not only its first SUV but its first EV. The Eletre is a sharp-lined crossover with cutting-edge aerodynamics and modern technology like flush, pop-out door handles, a deployable rear spoiler, and cameras in place of side-view mirrors. It’s also fast, with a 0-to-60 time of 3 seconds.
All spring break hotels are required by law (we wish) to have Instagram-worthy swimming pools. Overachiever Hyatt Regency Indian Wells has the largest water feature in Greater Palm Springs. The massive $21 million waterpark redo has a 450-foot lazy river, a kids’ splash area, and two 30-foot HyTides Plunge waterslides.
Sleep with the fishes at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The Muraka is a $15 million, two-level rental resembling a fancy docked houseboat in a blue lagoon. Located sixteen feet below sea level, the king suite’s 180-degree acrylic dome exhibits natural and wild views of the Indian Ocean’s tropical habitat.
Priced at over $400,000, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo claims the tile of the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. It measures just 1.8 mm thick, with its extremely flat mechanism set into a 40mm sandblasted titanium case. It features three subdials, a visible movement, and flat horizontal knobs for winding and setting the time.
Like the idea of camping except for all the getting back to nature stuff? Chicago’s luxe landmark The Gwen offers the city’s first urban glamping experience. With bird’s-eye views of Michigan Avenue, the 16th-floor private terrace of the Gwen Lux Suite has a boho Lotus Belle tent with a comfy queen-sized bed.
Smooth and complex, one of the oldest whiskeys yet from 113-year-old Grand Old Parr is this mature 18-year-old aged scotch characterized by Cragganmore malts. Fittingly, age is of paramount importance here because Old Parr was named after Tom Parr, an Englishman who supposedly lived to be 152… after remarrying at 122.
Artisan watchmaker Jacob & Co created this incredible timepiece inspired by the W16 engine in the Bugatti Chiron. It has a working model of the 16-cylinder engine, powered by a 51-jewel movement. The one-of-a-kind watch has 578 hand-assembled parts, and cost $1.5 million, roughly half the price of the ultra-luxe supercar.
This tabletop appliance lets you roast your own coffee beans right in your kitchen. Load in raw beans, hit start, and it does the rest, rolling and roasting beans gradually. A smartphone app lets you choose a roasting cycle and notifies you when your beans are ready. It’s designed for quiet operation and has a cool-touch outer shell.
Taiwan’s 22Studio presents a special edition of their 4D concrete watch. They teamed up with Zishi to design a sculpted image of a tiger and a tree, pushing the limits of concrete mold-making in the process. Its date dial features the Chinese character for “tiger”, and its see-through case back has a tiger illustration.
Eclectic doesn’t begin to describe the 18 cottages at Winvian Farm in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut. Each offers a unique sleepover, especially the one built around a restored 1968 Sikorsky Coast Guard helicopter. Watch TV in the fuselage or strap into the original pilot’s seat for a cocktail in the cockpit.
Autonomous luxury with zero emissions and zero crashes sums up Cadillac’s third Halo Concept vehicle. The slick, two-passenger EV sports a range of self-driving and connected tech. The use of biometric input, AI machine learning, and GM’s Ultifi software redefines how passengers cruise in its serene cabin.
One of the first vehicles from Jeep’s luxury Wagoneer brand is impressive, and the tricked-out Obsidian trim packs even more luxury atop its substance, power, and tech. With seating for 7 or 8 adults, high-end materials, and more screens than we’ve seen in any vehicle, the Grand Wagoneer is basically a living room on wheels.
Muntok’s elegant roll-up chess set is handmade from vegetable-tanned leather. Its spaces are stitched in place, while its chess pieces are each made from a leather disc with a hand-embossed rank icon. The included storage tube holds pieces and stays closed with a leather strap.
The fully-electric eStream Concept Travel Trailer boasts lots of features we’d like to see reach production someday: a solar panel roof and a high-voltage chassis featuring a battery-powered electric drivetrain for improved driving range. A remote control feature lets you move the trailer’s position after it’s unhitched.
With an asking price of $295 million, and the appropriate name of The One, this Bel Air, California home is as extravagant as they come. Enes Yilmazer takes us on an extensive tour of the 105,000 sq.ft. home, which has 21 bedrooms, 49 bathrooms, a spa and salon, a nightclub, bowling alley, movie theater, and 360º ocean views.
Whether you’re a MotoGP champ or a well-heeled weekend biker, AGV protects you to the max with the limited-edition Pista GP RR Futuro MotoGP helmet. Matte, yet sleek AF, its extra density absorbs impact better thanks to a shell and spoiler made of forged carbon. Its Ultravision clear visor protects and offers 190º panoramic vision.