Tech & Design

Be inspired by the most luxurious tech gadgets, supercars, jets, yachts and home decorations that money can buy
  1. The Lincoln Memorial had a typoThe Lincoln Memorial contains a typo in one of the engravings that can still be seen if you look closely enough! pic.twitter.com/ammS5gWh6a— SERIOUSLY STRANGE (@SeriousStrange) March 12, 2015In the inscription of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, the word “future” started with an “E” instead of an “F”. The bottom part of the “E” was filled in to fix it. But if you look closely, the extra leg is still visible.Is Kanye West really running for president?…
  2. Aside from the practical challenges of living in a limited number of square feet, living in tinier spaces has never been trendier. But as designing for smaller spaces can be perplexing, we sat down with renowned British interior designer Katharine Pooley, who is known for her bespoke designs for super-rich clients in China, Kuwait, Qatar and the UK, to hear some of her top tips.Why Chinese buyers love luxury homes in historic London buildings Some five-minute fixesPooley advises going for a…
  3. A sprawling real estate portfolio has become a staple for the ultra-rich and the price tag fitting for a billionaire’s home goes all the way to US$1 billion. Here are five of the most extravagant homes that offer privacy, luxury and personalisation in a way no ordinary home could:Buckingham Palace (United Kingdom)View this post on InstagramA post shared by ⫸ Emilie & Justine (@_sisterstravel_) on Jul 5, 2020 at 10:56am PDTBuckingham Palace is at the top of the property ladder, valued…
  4. The coronavirus outbreak has recalibrated the way we live: social distancing, mass temperature checks and mandatory use of face masks when outside are deemed part of the new normal. The past few months have also seen a revolution in decorating, decluttering, household cleaning and tidying up one’s space due to the gravity of the pandemic.Cleaning is now more crucial than ever. And who better to turn to than Instagram’s top “cleanfluencers”? Here are five online personalities who’ll give you…
  5. Talk about a gearshift: the Italian supercar company that used to make tractors for farming is now launching a yacht. Lamborghini has announced that it has designed a luxury speedboat called the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63. The Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy-based brand will work with boatbuilder Italian Sea Group to create 63 of the hypercar-lookalike boats, which are inspired by the Sián FKP 37 hybrid car and meant to commemorate Lamborghini’s founding in 1963. Race away on the 59’ Tirranna AMG…
  6. Kanye West has been back on social media again, and notably, he shared a photo of his long-time friend, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.On Wednesday (July 1), West tweeted a photo of himself and Musk with the caption, “When you go to your boy’s house and you're both wearing orange,” followed by the orange emoji.When you go to your boys house and you’re both wearing orange pic.twitter.com/IyPOdEKaVY— ye (@kanyewest) July 1, 2020The photo gives us a lot to unpack, including:A rare peek inside one…
  7. Florence. The name immediately conjures images of grand de’ Medici palaces, succulent “super Tuscan” wines and sun-dappled hills dotted with 15th-century church spires. The city is the jewel of the Renaissance for having given the world writers Dante and Machiavelli, polymaths Da Vinci and Galileo, artists Caravaggio and Botticelli, and architect Brunelleschi.Its influence was felt across Europe, and its legacy can be seen in world-famous galleries and museums such as the Palazzo Pitti, the…
  8. One of the major takeaways from the coronavirus pandemic is a greater focus on independence and control, especially when it comes to travel.When thousands of travellers saw flights being cancelled en masse due to surprise travel restrictions, the only option for many was to cancel plans and some were even stranded overseas as a result.While most are taking back control of travel by sticking to road trips or not travelling at all, one option for the wealthier jet-setting public is personal…
  9. Last year was a big moment for Apple product launches. Not only did the company keep with its schedule of releasing a trio of new smartphones and an Apple Watch in September, but 2019 also held a few surprises such as a new iPod touch and two new pairs of AirPods.This year has already been eventful for Apple, as it's launched a new iPad Pro with sensors for augmented reality and a new US$400 iPhone called the iPhone SE. If the rumours are to be believed, Apple has a lot more in its pipeline for…
  10. Is this the worst possible time to be trying to sell a home in Hong Kong? Not necessarily, agents say. According to Chris Liem, owner and principal at Engel & Volkers Hong Kong, an unrealistic price is one of the major roadblocks. But once you get “the pricing right” – which might mean a reduction of 10 per cent for properties on Hong Kong Island, and up to 15 per cent in less liquid markets like Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay – the next step is to leverage your property's advantages and market…