South by South Lawn, a new event for innovators, hosted at the White House

South by South Lawn, a new event for innovators, hosted at the White House

Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin for a conversation on civic engagement. He participated in a Q&A with Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune, at the Long Center for Performing Arts on March 11, 2016. This excursion has inspired a Washington DC adaptation, called South by South Lawn, […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
Tiffany & Co. taps ex-Coach creative director for new homewares and accessories line

Tiffany & Co. taps ex-Coach creative director for new homewares and accessories line

Luxury brand Tiffany & Co. has hired American fashion designer Reed Krakoff to create a gifts, home and accessories collection, scheduled to hit shelves in 2017. Krakoff, who is the former executive creative director of Coach, Inc, will collaborate with the well-known jewelry firm on exclusive products that will include handbags, leather accessories, sunglasses, tabletop (including […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Luxury car marque Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the world premiere of its luxury motor yacht “Arrow460–Granturismo” on France’s Côte d’Azur, setting the vessel out on its maiden voyage off the coast of Nice. The 14-meter long, 706 kW (960 hp) “Silver Arrow of the Seas” combines the performance of Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from […]

BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

Unveiled on Monday, the BMW Vision Next 100 is a glimpse at what the average premium car will look like in 2116, as the German luxury and sportscar firm marks its first century in business. The zero emissions concept is also zero compromise in that it uses cutting edge technology and learning algorithms to tailor […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
World’s costliest train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy

World’s costliest train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy

New York on Thursday opens the most expensive train station in the world, on the site of the World Trade Center destroyed 14 years ago in the 9/11 attacks. Twelve years in the making, there will be no official ceremony to mark the 3 pm opening to rail commuters of the World Trade Center Transportation […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Morgan three-wheels into the future

Morgan three-wheels into the future

Eccentric boutique British carmaker Morgan, famed for its creations that use the 1930s and 40s as its design touchstones, has come right up to date for this year’s Geneva Motor Show with its first plug-in electric vehicle.  However despite meeting 21st century needs, there is no mistaking that the EV3 is anything other than a […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

(Relaxnews) – Renowned car designer Chris Bangle explains why he is getting animated, quite literally, about the future of automotive design and how if, as he fears, designers are about to be replaced by software, that their unique talents could be the key to bringing a human feel to robotics instead. “I am concerned that […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Harbin, China gets new opera house

Harbin, China gets new opera house

(Relaxnews) – Beijing-based MAD Architects have completed construction of the Harbin Opera House in the northern Chinese city of Harbin but it is not yet open to the public. It is part of the Harbin Cultural Island project, which consists of the opera and a cultural center located along Harbin’s Songhua river. The complex covers […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower at one kilometer high

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower at one kilometer high

(Relaxnews) – Plans to build the world’s tallest tower in Saudi Arabia are forging ahead after funds for the final phase of the $2.2 billion project were secured earlier this week. The Middle East is set, once more, to become home to another record-breaking feat of architecture and engineering with the completion of the Jeddah […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

(Relaxnews) – Taking place this week in Singapore, the World Architecture Festival has announced the first round of winners leading up to Friday’s announcement of World Building of the Year. Category winners are being revealed in two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. Among those announced Wednesday is, in the House category, Saigon House in Vietnam […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Benefit Galas to kick off Philippine Gold exhibit in NY

Benefit Galas to kick off Philippine Gold exhibit in NY

WASHINGTON, DC – An exhibit featuring spectacular works of pre-colonial Philippine gold will be on display in New York City, with two benefit gala dinners kicking off the event. Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms will showcase over a hundred gold objects from the golden age of Butuan, a polity on the southern Philippine island of […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Happenings ·
The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

(Relaxnews) – The number of millionaires in the world is at an all-time high and so is demand for the most exotic of automobiles. Rolls-Royce and Ferrari have reported a second straight year of record sales, every Bugatti Veyron has found a home and the classic car market is going crazy. All of which means […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Photos ·
Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

(Relaxnews) – Along with gold, rose gold and platinum, a luxury customization service will encrust the latest iPhone 6s with 800 diamonds. It hasn’t even hit the market yet, but Goldgenie is opening pre-orders for its 24K gold, rose gold and platinum iPhone 6s collection August 31. The newest iteration of the iPhone, which is […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Cruise line to add yachts and Boeing jetliner to fleet of ocean liners

Cruise line to add yachts and Boeing jetliner to fleet of ocean liners

(Relaxnews) – In what’s being billed as an industry first, Crystal Cruises has announced an unprecedented expansion plan that includes the launch of luxury ocean, yacht, river cruises — and air travel. In fact, when you factor in ports of call, it could be said that the luxury cruise liner will cover all the main […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

(Relaxnews) – Japan has opened the doors to the world’s first automated, robot-staffed hotel, replacing people with pretty, lifelike lady humanoid receptionists and a bow tie-wearing, dinosaur concierge. At the Henn-na Hotel, or ‘Strange Hotel,’ guests check in, check out, get their rooms cleaned and their luggage conveyed by a fleet of blinking, beeping and rolling robots […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
New Mall of Qatar to equal the size of 50 soccer fields

New Mall of Qatar to equal the size of 50 soccer fields

(Relaxnews) – More details have emerged on a new luxury mall set to open in Doha, Qatar that will feature the biggest 3D IMAX theater in the world. Set to open its doors in 2016, Mall of Qatar will become the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in Qatar and aims to become a premier shopping […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world’s largest hotel

Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world’s largest hotel

(Relaxnews) – Saudi Arabia is set to become home to the largest hotel in the world with a whopping 10,000 rooms. To be built just two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts about two million Muslim pilgrims a year for the annual Hajj, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will become the world’s […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
London readies for month-long spotlight on architecture

London readies for month-long spotlight on architecture

(Relaxnews) – Starting June 1, the city of London will play host to a month-long program of talks, tours, installation, exhibitions and month for its annual London Festival of Architecture, whose theme this year is “Work in Progress.” Ireland is the event’s Focus Country in 2015, and highlighting that association will be a pop-up pavilion […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
China set to open world’s highest glass-bottomed bridge

China set to open world’s highest glass-bottomed bridge

(Relaxnews) – China is set to become home to the tallest, longest, and, arguably, scariest pedestrian bridge in the world, when construction of a glass-bottomed bridge is complete in the national park that inspired the floating mountains from the James Cameron film “Avatar.” Hovering a dizzying 300 meters (984 feet) above the ground, the Zhangjiajie […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

(Relaxnews) – Call it springtime folly. Or chocolate-flavored whimsy. But when the annual miracle known as spring arrives, chocolatiers take a collectively light-hearted and playful approach to their Easter creations. This year, that means pirate-themed tableaux, Kerala-inspired colors and patterns and surfboarding eggs. Easter enthusiasts looking for their Sunday brunch showpiece may want to turn […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·