Author Archives: The Cloister

Riva 68’ Diable Is the Latest Temptation by Riva

Riva‘s newest flagship Riva 68’ Diable entered the water for the first time on Lake Iseo before making its debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. Visitors of the festival will have a chance to admire her irresistible design, magnetic beauty, and discover the yacht’s amazing performance. Riva 68’ Diable is the concept created by Mauro […]

Norman Jaffe-Designed Waterfront House in Quogue, New York, Lists for $18 Million

A two-parcel, 5-acre waterfront property in Quogue, New York, that offers a Norman Jaffe-designed residence, hit the market Monday for just under $18 million. The modernist beach house, the kind of property for which the late architect Jaffe was best known, has 7,850 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, according […]

A Festival Dedicated To Japanese Nature, Art, And Culture Is Coming To Kew Gardens

Yes, we’re all still revelling in our long-awaited British summer, but I’m secretly already looking forward to my favourite season. And with a number of amazing events in London already announced, it’s quite easy to get excited for autumn. Joining this line-up of happenings is the wonderful Japan Festival over at Kew Gardens, which aims to celebrate […]

Demand for High-End Homes in Dubai Soared in the Second Quarter

Dubai’s high-end property market is fresh from a prosperous second quarter that saw big-ticket dealmaking in the Emirate surge, according to a report from LUXHABITAT Sotheby’s International Realty. Prime sales jumped 43.8% in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter, demonstrating the real estate market recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.  “The post-Covid resilience of […]

The Hyde Park Super Palace

A Chinese billionaire who made his fortune buying umbrellas and cassettes has been given the go-ahead to partly demolish his 45-room mansion overlooking Hyde Park and build a £500m ‘super palace’ in its place. Westminster City Council this week rubber-stamped Hong Kong-based tycoon Cheung Chung Kiu’s proposals for the £205m property in Knightsbridge, which include […]

937-HP Aston Martin Valhalla Hybrid Supercar Is a Reality Now

Aston Martin Valhalla hybrid supercar is brought to production reality. The driver-focused mid-engined vehicle will set best-in-class standards for performance, dynamics, and driving pleasure. It is developed with chassis, aerodynamic, and electronics expertise forged in Formula One®. Aston Martin Valhalla hybrid supercar is fitted with a mid-engined 950bhp gasoline/battery electric powertrain, new carbon fibre structure and aerodynamics developed […]

The New Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon by Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz refines the aesthetic of the Tourbillon Skeleton. The new Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon by Jaquet Droz breaks away from traditional designs and demonstrates the beauty of open-worked mechanics. Designed for connoisseurs, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon pushes the principle of the skeleton movement to the extreme: a minimum amount of material for the maximum amount of […]