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Lagoi - The Sanchaya
Lagoi - The Sanchaya

A rendering of a villa in the Sanchaya resort.

Hotel - Room
Hotel - Room

A room in The George.

The St. Regis Houston - Hotel
The St. Regis Houston - Hotel

The St. Regis Houston.

Aston Martin Vanquish - Aston Martin
Aston Martin Vanquish - Aston Martin

Aston Martin's Vanquish.

Autostereoscopy - Computer
Autostereoscopy - Computer

Hammacher Schlemmer's No Glasses 3D Tablet.

Hasselblad Lunar - Leica T (Typ 701)
Hasselblad Lunar - Leica T (Typ 701)

Hasselblad's Lunar Limited Edition.

Libratone - Libratone ZIPP
Libratone - Libratone ZIPP

Libratone's Zipp speaker.

Resort - The Sanchaya
Resort - The Sanchaya

A rendering of the Sanchaya resort on the Indonesian Island of Bintan.

Eye on Design

The good life in travel and toys

Eye on Design TROPICAL GETAWAY
The Sanchaya—a luxe resort opening in June on the Indonesian island of Bintan—features sumptuous villas designed by Carl Almeida of P49 Deesign and shown in renderings. Guests can sunbathe on the beach, enjoy spa treatments or sample fare in the gourmet restaurants on-site. From $430; thesanchaya.com

BY GEORGE
A boutique hotel in the heart of Christchurch, New Zealand, The George offers stylish accommodations (below) along with gourmet cuisine in its two award-winning restaurants, 50 Bistro and Pescatore. Complimentary mountain bikes let guests explore the city’s charms. Rates start at $255; thegeorge.com

TEXAS PRIZE
Designed by Washington-based ForrestPerkins, The St. Regis Houston has won a coveted International Hotel Award, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic. The five-star property treats guests to butler service, a spa and an elegant library (above) appointed with a marble fireplace surround and wall of inlaid veneer punctuated with shimmering Swarovski crystals. Rates from $259. stregishoustonhotel.com

HOT WHEELS
Commemorating its centenary, Aston Martin unveiled the Vanquish, featuring the AM11 Gen4 V12 engine—the most powerful in the company’s history. The head-turning model also boasts a sleek, carbon-fiber body, a deluxe sound system and streamlined seats clad in hand-trimmed leather. From $280,000. astonmartin.com

NEW DIMENSION
Hammacher Schlemmer claims its No Glasses 3D Tablet is the only one on the market to display 3D movies and images without requiring users to wear geeky glasses. The device can store up to 8 GB internally and supports USB drives and memory cards up to 32 GB. $350; hammacher.com

POINT + SHOOT
Hasselblad has unveiled its Lunar Limited Edition camera, releasing only 200 on the market. Crafted in Italy of lightweight titanium with a leather grip, the 24-megapixel DSLR boasts full video capability and an 18-55 mm lens. $9,900; hasselblad-lunar.com

TUNES ON THE GO
Libratone’s award-winning Zipp is a wireless speaker that, thanks to its round shape, delivers 360 degrees of sound. It works seamlessly with iPads, iPhones, iPods, Macs and PCs and its changeable wool cover comes in eight vibrant colors. $449; libratone.com

 

 

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