Brandon Smith-Stephens

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New Foundation, Backed by a Luxury Titan, Focuses on Craftsmanship

LONDON — “Our society today honors all the wrong people. Those who do good now live on the last pages of the newspaper. Then there are these footballers making millions. Fashion designers who just stand on the end of a catwalk after a show. Or women who sit on a front row and are paid to wear …

Louis Vuitton

Fashion Designer Thom Browne’s 1930s Manhattan Apartment

The fashion designer's apartment in Greenwich Village is filled with pristine midcentury pieces that match the meticulous style of his clothing collections<p><i>This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Nothing is worse than a home that is too perfect and done. …

The Designers Behind Milan-Based Dimore Studio Are Bringing Back 1970s Style

As the pendulum swings toward more fanciful decorating, Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio boldly lead the way<p>When Dimore Studio founders Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci spotted a lush 1970s floral design in a textile book in 2015, it immediately struck a chord with the Milan-based …

Designers breathe new life into China's dying folk crafts

GAORONG VILLAGE, China (AP) — Dipping a brass-tipped tool into a vat of liquid wax, Pan Xiu-ying painstakingly traces an intricate design onto a white cloth.<p>At her workshop in a remote valley in one of China's poorest provinces, Pan uses traditional techniques passed down for generations to create …

Hong Kong

Chrismas catalogues prove that print has become a luxury product

Not just the fact that big retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Harrods use perfectly printed catalogues for their Christmas campaigns is an …

eCommerce

Zenith and Land Rover unveil a new special edition El Primero

The watch celebrates one of the most famous sport utes.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>6<p>6<p>SHARES<p>The Range Rover is getting its own watch and …

Land Rover

How IKEA mastered the art of the A-list collaboration

Christopher Kane for Topshop, Beyoncé for H&M, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Marks & Spencer - the big name collaboration continues to attract huge hype for high street fashion retailers.<p>So it’s little wonder that homeware behemoth IKEA has followed suit, and begun enlisting acclaimed designers …

MUJI Revives An Ancient Technique For Repurposing Wool

Without native sheep in Japan, 19th-century artisans reworked vintage wool into new thread. Now, MUJI is using it for its new collection.<p>“There’s an expression, <i>Mottai-nai</i>!, in Japanese, which we say to remind ourselves not to let anything go to waste,” says Japanese textile artist Reiko Sudo. A …

Japan

Joseph Harmon's warped intricate works unveiled at new show in Brooklyn

The warped inner workings of illustrator, painter and model maker Joseph Harmon will be on show from today in a joint exhibition with Zach Taylor at …

Art

Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier (who put 72-year-old Lauren Hutton on the catwalk): 'I make my clothes for women, not 16 years olds'

In an industry obsessed with youth and brand recognition, Bottega Veneta has forged its own path as a purveyor of quiet elegance – with no logos and a lot of careful thought about the women who buy its clothes. The Telegraph meets creative director Tomas Maier, the man behind the ethos.<p>It is quite …

The psychology of scarcity: what behavioral economics can teach design

<b>Eldar Shafir</b>, professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University and coauthor, with <b>Sendhil Mullainathan</b>, of the book <i>Scarcity: The New</i> …

Psychology

The new Van Cleef & Arpels boutique at 20 Place Vendôme. At the entrance, visitors’ eyes are drawn to the monumental staircase that connects the two floors. Formed of blocks of Paris stone, its steps seem to hang in the air. #VCAVendôme

We Hear: Ferrari to Launch 350 Bespoke Cars for 70th Anniversary

Ferrari celebrates seven decades with a traditional special edition lineup<p>The <i>Cavallino Rampante</i> has been with us for seven decades now, and as is customary for automakers celebrating such milestones, there is a cash-grab to be had. So, in the spirit of Ferrari‘s 70th anniversary, the Italian …

Automotive Design

Bespoke Bentley fittings for fishermen or polo players

The arrival of Bentley’s Bentayga SUV has opened up a whole new world of personalisation possibilities. Mulliner, the marque’s specialist …

Fly Fishing

Transform Your Rolls-Royce Wraith into a Bespoke Yacht with this Million-Dollar Offering

Rolls-Royce Wraith owners can now morph their luxury sedans into maritime cruisers.<p>SottoStudios has conceptualized a yacht-inspired scheme exclusively tailored to the $300,000 model, imbued with more schooner elements than the recently revealed Nautical Wraith.<p>Called “Regatta,” the bespoke motif …

Luxury Lifestyle

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co.

All summer I’ve been slowly reintroducing myself to my old love of patterns, after preferring a more <i>minimal</i> look over the past few years. I’ve been …

Quilting

10 Luxury Fashion Houses and the Signature Items That Made Them Famous

You can see that it’s Hermès even from a mile away.<p>IMAGE INSTAGRAM/hermes<p>You can see that it’s Hermès even from a mile away.

Top 10 Luxury Brands For The Most Trendy Fabric Materials

Fabric materials are an important element not only on upholstery but also in the interior house design. Curtains, velvet sofas, upholstered modern …

Ralph Lauren

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider To Headline RM's Monterey Auction

A highly desirable 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider will be the crown jewel in RM Sotheby’s upcoming Monterey auction next month. <br>Just the …

Classic Cars

Marble masterpieces: Snedker Studio debuts new furniture collection

Found on the edge of Copenhagen’s coastline is a creative art studio consciously choosing to disregard the notion of limits as it pertains to form and material. Designer Pernille Snedker Hansen first made her mark on the industry with the creation of her marbleised patterns, which she boldly …

Polish Supercar Arrinera Hussarya GT Makes Goodwood Debut

This year marks the first year a Polish-built car attended the <b>Goodwood Festival of Speed</b>. The all-new Arrinera Hussarya GT even participated in the …

New in Travel: inside South America's first luxury sleeper train set to travel through one of the highest rail routes in the world

Travellers in Peru will soon have a lavish new way to experience the country as the first luxury sleeper train in South America launches next year. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, the travel and hotel company Belmond has released some images that show off the designs for the new …

Trains

Faena Hotel recreates Golden Age of luxury in Miami’s Mid-Beach

“Fantasy” and “opulence” are words Argentine titan developer Alan Faena frequently uses in conversation to describe his vision for the Faena Hotel. And a visit to the newly opened property is a delightfully disorienting experience. One moment you think you are in the home of an eccentric collector. …

Downton Abbey

5 things you need to know about pringle of scotland spring/summer 17 menswear

Ahead of his intimate show-and-tell Pitti presentation, Massimo Nicosia exclusively invites us deeper into his well woven world as he discusses the infinite possibilities of knitwear, being inspired by 80s Britain and feeling like a student.<p>At the creative helm of Pringle of Scotland, Massimo …

Graphic Design

Arash Says It Will Sell You A 2,080 Horsepower Hybrid With A Gated Manual For $1.5 Million

It’s the first time one of Arash Farboud’s cars made it to the Geneva Motor Show, and he put two cars on display with a combined output of 2,630 …

Time I

The Rimac Concept_One electric car will do 0-186mph in 14.1 seconds | Ars Technica

Bugatti-rivaling speed without the gasoline bill.<p>If yesterday's Bugatti Chiron reveal had you realizing you need a hypercar, but old-fashioned …

Electric Vehicles

Ferrari GTC4Lusso Shown Off In Geneva

The new Ferrari GTC4Lusso was made official last month, the car is the replacement for the Ferrari FF and now the car has made it debut at the Geneva …

Auto Shows

Italdesign GTZero Concept for Geneva is a Wild EV Shooting Brake

Future direction of green supercars?<p>The Italdesign GTZero concept was shown at the 2016 Geneva auto show this week. The Italian design firm says the GTZero project explores the classic sports car model adapted as a sustainable and versatile vehicle for modern times.<p>The GTZero features a modular …

Auto Shows

2017 Audi Q2 Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow

The auto equivalent of forbidden fruit is a car that won't come to your country, even though it would be perfect. Such is the case with Audi's new Q2, which the German automaker showed off here at the Geneva Motor Show, but said won't be coming to the US, even though it's positioned well for a …

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