Volteis electric car by Philippe Starck

Legendary designer Philippe Starck has created an electric vehicle, which is on display this week at the Geneva Auto Show and will retail for about $40,000. The pared-down design of the V+ Volteis by Starck—it resembles a golf cart more than a car that could withstand urban use—seems to prioritize form over function. Weighing around 1600 … Continued

Lenny Kravitz to design new Miami hotel

Grammy-award winning musician Lenny Kravitz is to once again turn his hand to hotel design, according to reports from the US. The singer-songwriter is said to be working on rooms for the SLS Hotel at South Beach, set to open next year in Miami, Florida as a sister property to the luxury SLS Hotel at … Continued

France boasts Europe’s best hotel bathrooms

The bathrooms in Paris’s swanky Le Meurice hotel have been voted by best in Europe, beating a list of other contenders that prove the French know best when it comes to the salle de bain. The honor was awarded last week at the industry Villegiature Awards, which recognizes the best aspects of Europe’s hotels — … Continued

Faena Hotel + Universe designed by Philippe Starck

Designed by Philippe Starck, the Faena Hotel + Universe offers over-the-top elegance in Puerto Madero (a district of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires), a planned waterfront district. The spacious hotel, which occupies an old grain silo, has everything from a cabaret stage to a hammam, with 110 rooms starting at $425. The hotel also has … Continued

One $400 million super-yacht with three Monet paintings onboard

This $400 million super-yacht was built for a Russian oligarch, Andrey Melnichenko, 37, who is worth $9.2 billion and was ranked 172 on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people. There is a large master suite as well as six luxury cabins for up to 14 guests and enough room for 42 crew members. … Continued

Philippe Starck’s RobinWood Collection

The collection ($1,650 to $2,350), launched in collaboration with Dallas showroom owner David Sutherland, is called RobinWood, and the designs are evocative of 13th-century England. Humble, recognizable shapes that could’ve once been made of oak are given the Starck touch with sustainable teak and touches of polished aluminum. Lil’ John Chair from the RobinWood Deluxe … Continued