Mercedes-Benz Announces the All-New 2019 A-Class Sedan

An impressive aerodynamic, sleek and utilitarian, entry-level Benz with brand-first features

Unveiled tonight in Brooklyn, New York, the entry-level 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan promises to be the most aerodynamic car on the market. It’s also the first globally-available Mercedes-Benz featuring the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (or MBUX, the brand’s next generation infotainment system) which features a brand-first touchscreen, a Mercedes-developed voice interface and a home screen that self-organizes based on the driver’s patterns. A step up from …

Leonard & Church’s New Pet Accessories

The direct-to-consumer brand branches out with products for pooches

Four years ago, Leonard & Church co-founder Arden Cho adopted her Pekingese Shih Tzu mix, Chewy. (This adorable runt of the litter lucked out when she met Cho and now enjoys home-cooked meals, daily walks, and a cozy places to lounge around.) In their time together, Cho has purchased several collars and leashes, but never found one she felt was just right for her pooch. …

Kenzo, Tiger Beer + World Wildlife Fund’s Capsule Collection

Four artists design bold limited edition garments for the Rare Stripes charitable collaboration

The global wild tiger population has dropped to a staggeringly small 3,890. It will continue to diminish without the aid of preservation organizations—and those who can offer their support to these non-profits. With that in mind, iconic fashion brand Kenzo (known for their emblematic tiger) has joined forces with pioneering Singaporean beverage company Tiger Beer on a quest to aid the World Wildlife Fund. The …

International Talent Support 2018: Swatch Art Prize

Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen evokes a sense of nostalgia through her winning installation

Parallel to the main prize at International Talent Support (ITS), the ITS Artwork concept competition focuses on free artistic expression beyond traditional categorization. This award began in 2014, thanks to Swatch and its Global Creative Director, Carlo Giordanetti. “Each year we select some young designers from the finalists of ITS,” Giordanetti says, “those who we believe clearly have artistic potential. Then we ask them to …

Interview: Giles Taylor, Former Design Director at Rolls-Royce

We discuss the new Phantom and what luxury means to car-buyers

Rolls-Royce has long been associated with luxury, but in the ever-evolving world of auto, that concept is changing too. While quality materials and craftsmanship remain significant factors, many ideas surrounding opulence and decadence have become outdated—replaced with functionality and tech-savvy features. During a recent test drive in Europe’s magic triangle, we got behind the wheel of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom and spoke with Giles Taylor …