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  1. Talk about a gearshift: the Italian supercar company that used to make tractors for farming is now launching a yacht. Lamborghini has announced that it has designed a luxury speedboat called the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63. The Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy-based brand will work with boatbuilder Italian Sea Group to create 63 of the hypercar-lookalike boats, which are inspired by the Sián FKP 37 hybrid car and meant to commemorate Lamborghini’s founding in 1963. Race away on the 59’ Tirranna AMG…
  2. Kanye West has been back on social media again, and notably, he shared a photo of his long-time friend, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.On Wednesday (July 1), West tweeted a photo of himself and Musk with the caption, “When you go to your boy’s house and you're both wearing orange,” followed by the orange emoji.When you go to your boys house and you’re both wearing orange pic.twitter.com/IyPOdEKaVY— ye (@kanyewest) July 1, 2020The photo gives us a lot to unpack, including:A rare peek inside one…
  3. Florence. The name immediately conjures images of grand de’ Medici palaces, succulent “super Tuscan” wines and sun-dappled hills dotted with 15th-century church spires. The city is the jewel of the Renaissance for having given the world writers Dante and Machiavelli, polymaths Da Vinci and Galileo, artists Caravaggio and Botticelli, and architect Brunelleschi.Its influence was felt across Europe, and its legacy can be seen in world-famous galleries and museums such as the Palazzo Pitti, the…
  4. One of the major takeaways from the coronavirus pandemic is a greater focus on independence and control, especially when it comes to travel.When thousands of travellers saw flights being cancelled en masse due to surprise travel restrictions, the only option for many was to cancel plans and some were even stranded overseas as a result.While most are taking back control of travel by sticking to road trips or not travelling at all, one option for the wealthier jet-setting public is personal…
  5. Last year was a big moment for Apple product launches. Not only did the company keep with its schedule of releasing a trio of new smartphones and an Apple Watch in September, but 2019 also held a few surprises such as a new iPod touch and two new pairs of AirPods.This year has already been eventful for Apple, as it's launched a new iPad Pro with sensors for augmented reality and a new US$400 iPhone called the iPhone SE. If the rumours are to be believed, Apple has a lot more in its pipeline for…
  6. Is this the worst possible time to be trying to sell a home in Hong Kong? Not necessarily, agents say. According to Chris Liem, owner and principal at Engel & Volkers Hong Kong, an unrealistic price is one of the major roadblocks. But once you get “the pricing right” – which might mean a reduction of 10 per cent for properties on Hong Kong Island, and up to 15 per cent in less liquid markets like Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay – the next step is to leverage your property's advantages and market…
  7. If you were a betting person, where in the world would you invest as the most promising, post-Covid-19 property hotspot?According to Knight Frank's analysis of prime residential markets in 20 cities, Lisbon in Portugal – Madonna’s adopted hometown – should top the list.Portugal has been relatively successful in pushing back against the pandemic, despite sharing a border with hard-hit Spain, and having one of Europe's highest populations of people over the age of 80.Why Chinese buyers love…
  8. The Covid-19 pandemic has had much of the world in lockdown for the past three months, and last-minute cancellations of major events and fairs have left luxury brands such as French watch and jewellery maison Cartier looking for new ways to interact directly with clients.Expectedly, with almost every major market on complete lockdown, luxury brands have increasingly had to turn to online channels to answer client inquiries as well as to push sales. Without the Watches & Wonders fair in Geneva…
  9. “When you see a place like this, with heritage and history, you start with structure and literally start at the beginning: at the entrance. And the idea is to change everything – but leave everything as it is.” This is how Hong Kong-based ST Design’s creative director Stefano Tordiglione describes the approach he took for the comprehensive redesign of Vienna House, which was completed late in 2019. Located just outside the Austrian capital, Vienna House dates back to the 1890s, once serving as…
  10. With the end of the Covid-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, many are consigned to largely staying at home and browsing life through the window of the internet. At least there are online car auctions to click through.RM Sotheby's hosted its Driving Into Summer online-only auction last month from May 21 to May 29. Because of the pandemic, it was the company's first consignment-based collector car auction held exclusively online and more than 80 cars were available.More than 550 bidders took part from…