The Redesigned + Re-engineered Rolls-Royce Ghost

Lavish and luxurious, the latest iteration of the decade-old marque

Unveiled today, the new Rolls-Royce Ghost maintains the minimal spirit of previous marques, despite being decidedly different. Hot on the heels of the brand’s Spirit of Ecstasy redesign (helmed by Marina Willer at London’s Pentagram agency), this vehicle exists as an entirely redesigned and re-engineered iteration of the decade-old Ghost—and the most technologically advanced car in Rolls-Royce’s fleet. While ultra-luxurious (predictions for cost are approximately …

Impeccable Design Defines Audemars Piguet’s [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph

Limited to 500 pieces, a contemporary adaptation of a rare watch from 1943

Audemars Piguet produced only 307 chronographs between the 1930s and 1950s. Two years ago, the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer reacquired one of those rare wristwatches at a Phillips auction—for CHF 340,000. This unique piece (crafted in 1943) informs the brand new, limited edition [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph—a “remastering” of the historic design, not a reissue. Aesthetically, the timepiece adheres to its inspiration source with great success; …

Bode and Microsoft’s AI-Powered Archive of Quilted Textiles

Dubbed the "Bode Vault," this system catalogs the finer details of an ever-growing collection

Emily Adams Bode‘s process favors the analog; sketching details passed along by collectors and artisans, repurposing vintage quilting textiles, enlisting skilled craftsman to replicate one-of-a-kind pieces and more instead of mass-producing her ideas. Her garments—released under her eponymous luxury brand, Bode—have won her the 2019 CFDA Award for Emerging Designer of the Year and the Inaugural Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation. As such, a collaborative …