Features

A prestige cuvée.

The beauty of Iceland, with its volcanoes and glaciers, made for a fitting backdrop for the release of the new Dom Pérignon vintage, P2.

Dalí-ance.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: To see your world through an artist’s eyes, to participate in the act of creation, or in Barthesian terms, to create a writerly work of art, rather than to simply and passively see the artist’s world through your eyes; that is the ultimate goal of retracing the artist’s steps.

Lady of the house.

Francesca Amfitheatrof, Tiffany & Co.’s ambitious new design director, isn’t afraid to think outside the little blue box.

How you fight the game.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: It was a time of war. Yet there was no news from the front and none would come quickly. A clever man, instructed to come up with some diversion, invented a startling board war game between four kingdoms that was an instant success.

The McLaren 650S Spider.

Any $300,000-plus car has to generate passion: an emotional yearning that leads seemingly rational, business-minded owners to spend a generous helping on one automobile. In the McLaren 650S Spider, the British company has created just such a beast.

Rolex and James Cameron.

Rolex has pushed the limits of timekeeping on many illustrious explorations. Most recently, the company partnered with filmmaker James Cameron on a record-breaking ocean dive.

Long-distance relationship.

Ai Weiwei makes art. His own government has barred him from leaving China, and so, for the artist and activist, architect and anomaly, the show must go on—without him.

Kitchen of plenty.

You could say that Yotam Ottolenghi is the chef who has cranked up flavours to a ridiculous degree, and who has introduced thousands to the bold fare typical of the eastern Mediterranean, but all you really need to know is that his food is inventive, nurturing, and jammed with taste.