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Car News: 4-Paw Flair

Despite an odd mix of elements, the new Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV is an out-and-out success. The excitement was palpable among the throngs of stylishly attired Jaguar staffers at the new E-PACE SUV’s global launch on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Love was in the air as the newest Jaguar’s designers gushed over its sinuous lines and the chassis engineers raved about its cat-like responses (cringe), all while pound signs flashed in the eyes of the marketers. Any experienced motoring editor will tell you this happens on every launch; it is important to sift through the waffle to unearth...

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Hot Property May 2018

Inspiring design and architectural trends shaping the future of property here and elsewhere in the world 01 NO SLACKING OFF Communications software business Slack’s Vancouver office recently underwent an interesting refurbishment. The design challenge was to create a physical laboratory that expresses humane thinking and empathy – two values that Slack espouses – and the company’s attitude towards digital communications. Leckie Studio Architecture & Design was tasked with integrating these values into the new layout within an existing industrial building. This meant reimagining the roles of social working spaces to make them flexible and reconfigurable. The open-plan spaces, across...

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What’s Hot Now

A roundup of the latest launches, venues and ventures 01 HOUSE SPECIAL The fourth venue by acclaimed chef Liam Tomlin, Chefs Warehouse at Maison, which replaces The Kitchen, continues his exploration of exciting and unexpected fl avour combinations and tapas-style dining. Chef David Schneider heads up the team in the kitchen, where the menu has been crafted to showcase globally inspired yet simple dishes, such as ceviche with curry fl avours, and vibrant green spinach risotto. With the team also running the estate deli, homeware store and tasting room, you can expect the full Tomlin treatment in a supremely...

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Wealth Report – Face Off

A contrasting pair of record-breaking portraits helped art to drive wine off the top of the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index in 2017 One is the serene face of Christ, the other a contorted slash of colour. One was painted in the 15th century by an Old Master, the other by a New York graffiti artist who died of a heroin overdose in 1988. Both made more than US$100 million at auction in 2017. If Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat, sold via Sotheby’s to the Japanese collector Yusaku Maezawa for US$110.5 million – setting a new record for an American...

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