California's Bespoke Coach used the recent LA Auto Show to reveal its latest luxury van. The 144 Executive Coach is a smaller, less expensive alternative to its full-size Sprinter 170 coach, but the new model doesn't slouch on comfort or luxury. The van comes stuffed with everything from custom-made recliners, to a built-in bar, to an entertainment system with dual LED TVs and available Apple TV and DirecTV.
Iraqi-British starchitect Zaha Hadid recently turned her considerable talent to designing a prefabricated pavilion. The Volu Dining Pavilion is currently on display at Design Miami and available for purchase in a very limited edition – with a reported price tag of US$480,000.
Australian-born artist and designer, electrical engineer and recording engineer Kostas Metaxas started making and selling high-end audio systems in 1981. He considers art and design to be "visual music" and has combined haute horology watchmaking techniques, electrical and mechanical engineering and fine art for his latest eye-popping project – the Ikarus integrated amplifier. First revealed earlier this year in a series of computer-generated images, the Ikarus is now being readied for release.
Volvo has taken another step away from its boxy, boring past with the release of the new S90 sedan. Armed with a high-tech hybrid powertrain and a face that borrows its handsome square jaw from the XC90, the S90 leads Volvo into battle against the upcoming Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series, both of which promise to be technological powerhouses.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences won't been the only mouthwatering luxury homes in Florida's Sunny Isles Beach when they open. The US city will also be home to the Jade Signature tower. Designed by Herzog and de Meuron, its residences range in price from US$4-30 million.
For a brand with a history as long and illustrious as Roll-Royce, the launch of a new car is big news. It's no surprise, then, that Rolls-Royce didn't hold back when it came time to take the wraps off the new Dawn in Australia. After taking the car on a tour of Sydney Harbour at sunrise, it was on to Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building where Gizmag was on the ground to take a closer look at the new convertible and have a chat with the car's global product manager, Jonathan Shears.
If you like the finer things in life, then you could do worse than moving into the Ritz-Carlton Residences in US city of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The development's "unprecedented luxury" will stretch to terraces with private pools, Smart home technology and dog-walking services.
The Cadillac CTS is a very well-made, competitive entry in the midsize luxury sport sedan market. The car features beautiful, marked looks and drive dynamics that come straight from Chevrolet's Corvette. And although it's the high-end CTS Vsport model getting all of the attention, we found the best-selling mid-level package deserves some love, too.
After announcing the name of its new luxury line last week – it's Genesis, in case you missed it – Hyundai has given a sneak peak at the design of the car that will top the range. The G90, or EQ900 in Korea, is a large sedan that shares more than a few design elements with the Vision G Concept Coupe that debuted in August.
During time spent working alongside a naval architect, Magnus Ström is said to have wondered why superyachts existed, but not superhouses. Well now, courtesy of Ström, Superhouses could become a reality. They are aimed at being "the most beautiful, unique and design-led houses possible."