Of the many technological and artistic triumphs of the fashion designer Issey Miyake – from his patented pleating to his soulful sculptural forms – his most famous piece of work will end up being the black mock turtleneck indelibly associated with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. ...
POSTED 21 Jul, 2017 1 Comment
It might seem like there’s more news about electric cars lately than actual electric cars on the road. Tesla took a step toward becoming a mass-producer this month when the US$35,000 Model 3 sedan started rolling off a California assembly line. Volvo said it will begin phasing out cars tha...
POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 3 Comments
Everyone passionate about watches and clocks is on a first-name basis with Patek Philippe, the Geneva house founded in 1839. These fanatics will require little persuasion to see "The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017," a clumsy title that is in direct opposition to the elegance of the...
POSTED 19 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
Google is making an overdue push into Aussie homes this week with the local launch of its Google Home and Google Wifi gadgets. Google Home is a voice-activated 'smart speaker' running Google Assistant software, which is going toe-to-toe with Apple's Siri in the personal assistant space. Sayin...
POSTED 18 Jul, 2017 5 Comments
Forget everything you know about the Negroni. This slightly bitter, aperitif-style classic that was invented roughly a century ago in Italy is getting remade and rethought by the brightest bartenders in Buenos Aires, where all good Italian things eventually get their moment in the sun. “Th...
POSTED 18 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
The auto industry may soon be usurped by an anodyne fleet of robo-taxis, but the final days are turning into a bit of a party for petrolheads. In London late Thursday, Jaguar launched its new, junior-varsity SUV. Literally. They had a guy drive it off a twisting ramp, corkscrew in the air and la...
POSTED 15 Jul, 2017 2 Comments
The next time anyone starts bleating that air travel long ago ceased to be something special, I’ve got three words for them: Airbus A380 bar. Admittedly the big double-decker jet is a bit of a whale from the outside – and can worryingly look like a sardine can with wings – but ...
POSTED 15 Jul, 2017 27 Comments
It's finally here: The Model 3, Tesla's US$35,000 electric gamechanger. A single black Model 3 rolled off the production line Friday with a serial number all its own, kicking off a company-defining six months. The car will belong to Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and co-founder, who shared images...
POSTED 13 Jul, 2017 4 Comments
Audi Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler, under fire for the luxury-car maker’s role in parent Volkswagen's emissions scandal, is counting on the revamped A8 and other new models to appease his critics. Unveiling the latest version of the US$96,000 flagship sedan in Barcelona – su...
POSTED 12 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
There's been an undeniable 'non-age statement' trend in the whisky industry over the past few years, with many distilleries increasing the range and volume of their NAS whiskies. Sometimes this replaces age-statement counterparts in certain markets (like Glenlivet's Founders Reserve, which has r...
POSTED 7 Jul, 2017 2 Comments
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