Collaborative Kia Telluride Concept Unveiled at Brandon Maxwell’s NYFW Show

Texas ruggedness meets big city glamour in this new car

Brandon Maxwell is quite a big deal in the fashion world (he’s dressed Michelle Obama, Oprah and more), and yet he speaks humbly at New York Fashion Week about his Marfa, Texas roots, and how they’ve influenced his design sense and this latest runway show. In fact, he dedicated his spring 2019 line to his 81-year-old Texan grandmother, Louise Johnson. It makes sense then, that the designer …

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2018: Highlights

Some of the most striking vehicles from the exciting event

Rolex has been sponsoring motor racing for nearly a century, which makes perfect sense. Not only do they provide the actual instruments for timekeeping used, but racing is about the clock. The clock is everything. It needs to be brutally accurate (of course) but ideally it will also be beautiful. Rolex has provided all of that at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and we are grateful to …

Monterey Car Week 2018: Concept and Production Cars

Outlandish or sensible, futuristic or utilitarian, some of the most impressive new vehicles on show

Follow the money. It’s an apt phrase these days, but here we mean something different. Carmakers long ago learned that one of the most highly regarded car shows in the world isn’t in some stale-aired convention center, but in the sun and fog of Monterey, California. From Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, to rallies and auctions, Monterey Car Week is a seven-day …

Escaping into Nobu Shoreditch, London

A serene East London destination with incredible dining

by Michael Frank Just a few blocks off the quite bustling Great Eastern Street in London lies the wedge-shaped Nobu Shoreditch. From the back-end, it looks somewhat like the purposefully mesmerizing armor of a Japanese samurai in battle regalia—all sharp angles and walls of glass. But from the entrance, it’s distinctly subdued. The design doesn’t quite fit in a neighborhood that dates to Roman times, …

Test Drive: 2019 Subaru Ascent

Function and straightforward design meet for the brand's roomiest-ever offering

by Michael Frank Subaru didn’t make cars until after the end of WWII, but the company’s DNA goes back to 1915 and includes everything from trucks to aircraft and motor scooters. Unlike many carmakers whose roots were in the luxury realm of making automobiles (after all, even in the US, cars were anything but affordable for the masses until well after the 1945), the group …