Sebastien Muniz

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Dive into the World of Organic and Biodynamic Wines

Whether you enjoy white, red, sparkling, rosé or all of the above, here are some organic and biodynamic bottles to introduce you to this booming wine …

Wine & Spirits

Hands-On: The Breitling Navitimer Super 8

To indulge in a feeble joke, making watches based on instruments that were used by belligerents in a major war is always going to be something of a …

Watches

PA House / IDIN Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> PA House is a private house for a small and new settled family. There are 3 bedrooms including one …

Architecture

Looking for the Hot, New Oyster? Meet the Next Kumamotos

For the past 20 years, Kumamotos have ruled the shellfish platter. They are the Beyoncés of the oyster world, a one word-named powerhouse mollusk …

Aquaculture

Jiangshan Fishing Village Renewal / Mix Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Under the impact of modern urbanization, the decline of rural areas has become an unavoidable reality. …

Architecture

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph: The Day Everything Changed (Archive) | Quill & Pad

by Joshua Munchow<p>Recently I found myself at a bit of a crossroads. Horologically I mean, as I was having trouble with a new discovery I had made. You …

Watches

Celebrity Farmer: Meet Jean-Martin Fortier, Canada’s ‘Six Figure’ Organic Micro-Gardener

If you’ve not already heard of Jean-Martin Fortier, allow us to introduce you to a rising star, the Canadian organic farmer whose notion of …

Farming

Spain is world’s biggest wine exporter but why does it sell its vino so cheap?

Seems like great news for Spanish winemakers, right?<p>Wrong. Because Spain is selling off its plonk cheap: at less than half the price of Italian and a …

Wine

Talking Watches: With Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti is that rare breed of driver whose talents have taken him to the top of virtually every category in elite racing. Among his 111 career …

Motorsport

The Fire Inside the World’s Oldest Restaurant’s Oven Has Been Burning Continuously for 293 Straight Years

Restaurante Sobrino de Botin has been serving food since 1725.<p>Nearly a century ago Ernest Hemingway wrote his novel <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>, a book that …

Barcelona

Rustic Meets Modern

This newly constructed 2,476-square-foot home in Pacific Grove affords views over a lush green forest reaching all the way to the blue of the Monterey Bay. The open plan on the main floor enhances the sense of spaciousness and is equally suitable for entertaining and cozying up for a quiet evening. …

Framing

The Sporty Side of Patek Philippe: A First Perpetual Calendar Nautilus And Chronograph Aquanaut

The Nautilus Ref. 5740 perpetual calendar and the Aquanaut Ref. 5968A-001 chronograph made their debut at Baselworld two weeks ago, representing the first time Patek Philippe has used these complications in its two most contemporary designs. Patek Philippe is famous for its perpetual calendars, and …

Patek Philippe

IWC Breaks From Swiss Ranks With Online Tool for Made-to-Order Watches

<i>Originally published by Stephen Pulvirent on Hodinkee.</i><p>Prior to the start of Baselworld, the Richemont-owned brand IWC announced its launch of an …

Watches

A Beginner’s Guide To Watch Complications

Buying a watch is a complicated business. And that’s not a reference to the bewildering array of styles and price points on offer. Because in the …

Watches

How to Make Money on Watch Investing

As prices for vintage pieces reach "insane" levels, pre-owned watch dealers pick the hot 2018 models that could one day resell for a windfall.<p>Buy a …

Watches

Here’s a Canadian architectural firm’s new take on the log cabin

The classic-style log cabin will never get old — the heavy wooden walls and cozy interiors are essential to our ideas about what it means to go out …

Architecture

Paris to turn a third of its green space into urban farms

<b>(CNN) —</b> France's famously beautiful capital is not a place you'd expect to find chickens, beehives and rows of neatly planted cabbages -- but urban farming is flourishing in Paris.<p>It all started when the city's mayor, Anne Hidalgo, who was elected in 2014, declared her intention to make Paris a …

Farming

Breitling’s New Navitimer 8 Takes Design Cues From Its Aviation History

The Swiss watchmaker’s latest pilot’s watch is the first step in a large-scale transformation.<p>According to Georges Kern, CEO of the Swiss watch …

Breitling

America's urban wineries

Rooftop Reds serves wines made in upstate New York from 168 red Bordeaux grapevines growing on a Brooklyn rooftop. The rooftop bar and vineyard began growing grapes in 2014 and opened to the public in 2016. Jeff Waugh<p>In Brooklyn, Red Hook Winery sources grapes from New York's Finger Lakes and Long …

Wineries

Buying Guide – 10 of the Best Dive Watches Introduced at Baselworld 2018

Now that Baselworld 2018 is over, it is time for the MONOCHROME team to look at the best watches of the show. One category that usually appears to be …

Watches

A Renovated Farmhouse in the Hamptons Hits the Market at $2.8M

Nestled on an organic farm, this modern farmhouse in East Hampton features separate guest quarters and a horse barn.<p><i>26 Talmage Farm Lane is now being listed for $2,850,000 by Rima Mardoyan Smyth of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. See the full listing here.</i><p><b>Know of a home for sale or rent that should be</b> …

Douglas Elliman

Omega’s New Apollo 8 Timepiece Mimics the Moon’s Surface

The Swiss watchmaker pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 with a decorative new Dark Side of the Moon watch.<p>This year marks the 50th …

Watches

Now Is The Time To Invest In A Good Watch: Best Value Watches From Baselworld 2018

Aside from a few requisite glamour pieces, this year’s Baselworld watch fair, which finished on Thursday, was all about value for money. Significant line extensions, including high-value materials, improved movements and more functions, took precedence over the introduction of new collections or …

Watches

A Striking Courtyard Awaits Behind These Bluestone Walls

Hidden behind a stunning home, this courtyard encourages relaxed, indoor/outdoor living.<p>"Drawing natural light and breezes into the house, the courtyard accentuates the lofty ceilings and the endless space that is central to its design," says Elliott McLaren, co-founder of LifeSpaces Group.<p>"The …

Architecture

Home for Life / AART Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> With buildings accounting for 40% of carbon emissions in the Western world, and 30% of buildings having …

Carbon Emissions

The Bear Stand Retreat

Modern, remote, and completely immersed in nature, The Bear Stand Retreat is everything you want in a rural getaway. The house is located on a …

Architecture

What’s Old is New Again: Garnacha of D.O.P. Cariñena

SPONSORED BY<p>Consumers think of wine as product from a recent vintage. For industry professionals, historical knowledge extends further back — to …

Wine & Spirits

3 Riffs on the Manhattan, the Classiest of Classic Cocktails

<i>Being a great host also means being a great home bartender. We've partnered with Johnnie Walker and Bulleit to help you master a few classic whiskey cocktails, and put your own spin on them—whether you're mixing one up for yourself or entertaining guests.</i><p>Does anything make you feel quite as …

Vermouth

The 9 Coolest Watches We Saw at Baselworld 2018

Breitling Superocean Héritage II<p>Breitling as a brand is undergoing something of a reinvention, which has included refining and simplifying some of …

Breitling

Wave House / Seppo Mäntylä

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Wave is a new generation log home manufactured by Polar Life Haus, a Finnish wooden house manufacturing …

Architecture