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NOISE-CANCELLING HEADLIGHTS

Will Dunn, for whom today is just another day — a long, long time ago

Driving at night, with the rain streaming towards your windscreen out of the blackness and the muffled whoosh of water under your wheels, it can feel like you’re in a movie. A movie in which you’re a lone FBI agent driving to a disused truck stop in the middle of Nowhere, Illinois to get sensitive documents from a man with no name. Until the plot suddenly changes, that is, and you’re in a movie in which you play a wet, frightened person who’s just driven

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No-fly ESCAPES

FORGET BAG RESTRICTIONS AND SECURITY QUEUES-THESE RETREATS ARE ONLY A DRIVE ORTRAIN RIDE AWAY

CRILLON LE BRAVE, FRANCE

The drive from Avignon station to Crillon Le Brave may take you past 6 HRS1 pretty villages and vineyards, but still nothing can prepare you for your arrival at this exquisite hilltop hotel. Over the past couple of decades, what was originally a single building has spread to become a mini-village of stone houses converted into spacious suites with terracotta-tiled floors and views to die for. If you can tear yourself away from the vista, visit the sprawling terrace for breakfast, and

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NO MORE MONKEY BUSINESS.

TARGETED TIPS FOR ALL OF YOUR RADIO ISSUES.

Radio work seems to be a favorite source of hand-wringing for student pilots, ranking up there with crosswind landings on the angst-o-meter.

Talking on the radio should be simple. You push a button and announce your action, or your request. What’s the big deal? My favorite theory has always been my suspicion that the entire listening audience is perched on the edge of their seats, waiting for you to mess up. I know that isn’t the case, but it’s a mental image that’s difficult to shake.

Some of us clench up when

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NILS GUNNAR

CEO AND PRESIDENT OF NORWEGIAN SPECIALIST RECLINER BRAND IMG

Furniture has been in his family’s blood for three generations since 1941. Nils Gunnar grew up without any expectations to join the family business, but stepped up to the challenge in 1996 to lend his expertise in corporate finance. He now heads IMG Norway, which spun off from the family business.

What was it like growing up in a family that runs и furniture business?

Ergonomic chairs is the core family business, so I was often reminded to sit properly. I didn’t listen then. But now, after years of carrying my

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Nikon 1 S1

The new CSC on the block promises to be a winner with beginners and advanced users alike

The most striking thing about this interchangeable lens camera is how much it resembles a compact point-and-shoot. Its small, lightweight body and lack of fiddly controls mean that it’s not at all intimidating, and yet there are plenty of advanced controls hiding on board.

However, rather than having a dedicated dial for these, you have to press Menu and select Shooting Mode, and then choose between P/A/S/M, Advanced Movie, Best Moment Capture and Motion Snapshot. Other options such as White Balance and ISO

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NEW LEVEL OF STYLE AND COMFORT

A swanky new apartment condominium in the Orchard Road belt has a special lift that sends the owner’s parked car up to his residence, where these vehicles literally become part of the home decor. But there’s another way to enjoy your favourite «cars» in the comfort of your home — get them as furniture. A slew of carmakers has been launching chairs that carry the aesthetic trademarks and groundbreaking technology of their prized vehicles.

The Maserati by Zanotta lounge chair captures the harmonious lines of the new Maserati Quattroporte. Designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba have created a leather seat that

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Naturalist view.

We delve into Sarah Lewis’s intricate portfolio and take a closer look at her creative view on the natural world.

Where did your love for photography come from?

I’ve always loved photography as a hobby, but I got serious about it while at college. I used to experiment with my dad’s compact camera, and one day took a picture of a toy duck that caught my eye. It was central in the frame, backlit, softly focused, nothing fantastic — but the detail of the image spoke to me, the patterns in the plastic that I’d overlooked, they became so much

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NATURAL INCLINATION

A contemporary approach, a roster of warm materials and an enduring connection to its natural environs provided the foundation for the landscape design of this Montecito abode. To create the scenic display, which is nestled within the Santa Barbara Mountains landscape architect Tavi Perttula says he chose to «seamlessly blend the sight lines of the premise’s natural foliage into the property.» To execute this goal, he embraced a diverse palette of greenery—such as olive trees, agave and coast live oak—and embraced the industrial-style architectural elements of the home by integrating concrete and sandblasted cedar for the hardscape. «My decisions enabled

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MYFILES

Access all your online storage accounts from a single app

Online storage is all the rage, with many companies offering a range of cloud storage options. Always-on access to your files from anywhere is obviously the draw, but keeping track of it all can be a bit of a headache. MyFiles (soon to be renamed Docs) aims to streamline cloud storage, allowing you to access five of the most popular storage services— DropBox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, SugarSync, and Box—from a single app.

The first step in using the program is simple: you log into all your accounts from MyFiles

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MOTORCYCLE TEMPTINESS

This year, make your summer adventures two wheeled on one (or more) of these enticing rides.

MULTI-SKILLED MUSCLE BIKE

DUCATI DIAVEL

Cruisers are all about leather panniers and living the American dream, but Ducati must have missed a few history lessons. The Diavel combines sportsbike handling with a modern take on the long and low cruiser style, complete with an enormous 240-section rear tire which had to be custom-made by Pirelli to cope with its 162bhp and its ability to corner and brake like a road racer. History is damned.

TAKES THE ROUGH AND THE SMOOTH

KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R

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