The Trend Report

Ted Morrison

Limited Edition

Artega GT The first model from this up­­start carmaker is by auto architect Henrik Fisker (ex–Aston Martin). Its high speeds are north of 165 mph, but the real goods are in the design, which promises to be compact on the outside but supremely comfortable within. $106,100; 49-5250/938-310

The Cayman S Porche design edition 1 was created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the com­pany’s Design Studio. And so along with a sleek black body and leather upholstery, this Cay­man also comes with a chro­nograph. $70,000; 800-767-7243

The Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Serie­s­ is a Formula 1 safety ve­­hi­cle mod­i­fied for the street. But it still has the AMG 6.3-liter V-8 engine and a top speed of 186 mph, plus it goes from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. $135,800; 800-367-6372

Museum Worthy

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami brought his colorful anime-inspired prints to Louis Vuitton’s classic monogram bags four years ago. Quite fittingly, his retrospective at the Museum of Con­tem­porary Art in Los Angeles has a shop dedicated to the collab­o­ra­tion, with exclusively designed limited-edition pieces. Neverfull bag, $965, available through February 11; 866-884-8866;

Haute Tomes

Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s bookmaking first caught our eye with a 95-pound anthology of Interview magazine. Now almost every volume we want on our coffee table is by his Edition 7L. Current favorite: Bob Colacello’s Out, a look back at the Warhol era, with some of the most surprising pictures—and wittiest captions—we’ve seen. $50;