LUXURY NOW / THE ART OF TRAVEL

THE LEGENDARY CHRISTINA O

A rare opportunity has arisen to buy a piece of history with the sale Aristotle Onassis' iconic yacht, the 99m Christina O. We take a tour of the decks while looking back at the stylish scenes that Onassis and Jackie O hosted onboard.

ZAHA HADID: SCULPTURE-AT-SEA

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid is making waves with a new yacht concept for Blohm+Voss that sees her signature sensational lines set sail in a 128m megayacht.

ADASTRA: THE FIRST POWER TRIMARAN SUPERYACHT

Pioneering naval architect John Shuttleworth employed three hydrodynamic hulls and a range of cutting edge technology to create a power trimaran that has been awarded Most Innovative Design at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards.

BELUGA: ANOUSKA HEMPEL'S TURKISH GULET

The ultra chic Turkish gulet restored and owned by hotelier and designer Anouska Hempel is for the first time available for private charter. We take a virtual tour of the magnificent Beluga before it sets sail along the coast of Montenegro and Croatia.

NORMAN FOSTER, FOSTER'S FLEET

Acclaimed architect Norman Foster takes to the high seas in style, creating an elite fleet of luxury yachts for fractional ownership.

ON SAFARI, EN FAMILLE

Forget the Cote d'Azur, the Hamptons and the Greek islands. For the ultimate family holiday is an African safari and now is the optimal time to visit this magical part of the world.

AMANAFLOAT

A traditional Indonesian phinisi boat is the latest project from cult travel brand Aman Resorts. We take a tour of the handsome teak decks of Amanikan and showcase its exotic mooring, the Amanwana resort on Moyo Island, Indonesia.

CAMPING FOR CONNOISSEURS

The Chief Executive of Cartier, Alain Dominique Perrin, is redefining traditional notions of camping with an estate of luxury teepees on Ile de Noirmoutier, France. “Original Camping” is just that.

ROUGH LUXE: THE ART OF LIVING REDEFINED

A group of like-minded hotels, restaurants and artisans is pillared by the philosophy of Rough Luxe. We talk to Rabih Hage, the creative director of the project, and Kurt Englehorn, the brand’s founder who inspired the lifestyle.

ART HOTEL

The Tadao Ando designed Benesse Art Site Naoshima is a spectacular fusion of beauty in all its forms that is part sculpture park, part traditional gallery, and part art hotel.

THE ART OF LIVING BY MARCIO KOGAN

Jaw-droppingly sexy houses in a visual language that defines the notion of tropical modernism are the signature of Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan. We tour his latest Sao Paulo residence, Casa P.

LA DOLCE VITA!

Inspired by Fellini's iconic movie and a new exhibition of photographs from the same era, we showcase the timeless style of Italy in the 1960s. La dolce vita still exists – you just have to know where to find it and what to do when you get there.

I LOVE IT: LOUIS VUITTON RESORT 2015

Discover Nicolas Ghesquière's second collection for Louis Vuitton in these look book images shot by Juergen Teller, which reveal the inspiration that the famously innovative designer found in nature to create unusual prints.

"THE QUALITY OF EVERYDAY LIVING" BY ILSE CRAWFORD AT THE VITRAHAUS

A lesson in how to live with design icons is given by interior architect Ilse Crawford who has curated a loft apartment at the VitraHaus and filled it with design classics. Her message: relax and put your feet up on that Jean Prouve table!

DREAM CARS: INNOVATIVE DESIGN, VISIONARY IDEAS

Seventeen concept cars from the early 1930s to the 21st century are brought together in a new exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. We take a lap of the show that celebrates progressive automobile design.
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PICASSO CERAMICS: THE AFFORDABLE WAY TO OWN A MASTERPIECE

On the eve of yet another sale dedicated to Picasso ceramics, we look at the highlights and examine the market for the one Picasso medium that should always remain something of a bargain.

WE PLAN THE ULTIMATE COSTA RICA VACATION AT CASA FLOTANTA

A spectacular vacation home that floats above the canopy of the rainforest is now available to rent, offering deserted beaches, jungle hikes and must-try local cuisine in the surroundings of Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

A SIXTH MICHELIN STAR FOR JAPANESE CHEF TORU OKUDA

The first restaurant outside of Tokyo from the renowned Japanese chef serves a traditional kaiseki menu of a series of exquisitely presented small plates. We take a tour of Okuda, the darling of the French food critics.

THE CUTTING EDGE SPORTS CAR THAT LOOKS LIKE A CLASSIC

It might look like a vintage Aston Martin DB5 with hints of the Ferrari 250GT and Maserati 3500 but The Speedback is in fact the debut model from new British sports car company, David Brown Automotive. We take a test drive.
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ART PARIS: A SALES REPORT FROM THE REVITALIZED ART FAIR

A new director, increased visitor numbers and a special focus on Chinese art made for an electric atmosphere at Art Paris. We reveal what the collectors bought and for how much.

WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE: AT HOME WITH ZAHA HADID, SHIGERU BAN & MORE

The curator of the exhibition that is set to be the talk of Salone del Mobile shows us round the personal homes of eight of the world's leading architects to reveal their ideas of domestic bliss.
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MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN AT CHATSWORTH

We tour the magnificent gardens of Chatsworth which have been taken over by influential artist Michael Craig-Martin and his 12 "line drawing" sculptures - and reveal where to stay and what to do in the surrounding Peak District.

THE JAMES TURRELL HOTEL: A LIGHT INSTALLATION YOU CAN LIVE IN

We check-in at The House of Light, a little-known James Turrell work in Tokamachi, Japan, where guests can stay overnight to watch sunrise and sunset framed through one of the artist’s signature holes-in-the-ceiling.

THE VERDICT ON NICOLAS GHESQUIèRE FOR LOUIS VUITTON

The most anticipated catwalk show of the season was, in our opinion, a triumph. But what did Hamish Bowles, Suzy Menkes, Vanessa Friedman and - most importantly - Bernard Arnault make of the fusion of creativity and craftsmanship?
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ALEX KATZ: THE ARTIST IS INTERVIEWED BY THADDAEUS ROPAC

A blockbuster retrospective of the signature portraits of Alex Katz at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin, Paris, showcases how the artist pushes his painting with new ideas. In a candid conversation Katz shares his anecdotes and inspirations.

ANDREW GN: THE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION - ART & FASHION

Art and fashion is fused in the Spring Summer 2014 collection of Andrew Gn. We showcase the looks that references Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Fernand Leger, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso and Peter Doig.

DICE KAYEK: ARCHITECTS OF FASHION INSPIRED BY ISTANBUL

Istanbul's majestic architecture – including the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque – provided the inspiration for a capsule couture collection from Turkish fashion designers Ece and Ayse Ege of Dice Kayek.

FERRAN ADRIà: THE EL BULLI CHEF TALKS CREATIVITY, THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND HIS GASTRONOMY & THE FUTURE

In a simmering interview between Ferran Adria and the curator of a new exhibition dedicated to his thousands of culinary drawings, the avant garde chef reveals his plans for the elBulli Foundation and the online BulliPedia.

HIGH/LOW JEWELRY: THE CAMPANA BROTHERS AND FABIO SALINI FUSE BAMBOO WITH BROWN DIAMONDS AND GRASS WITH GOLD IN EIGHT UNIQUE PIECES

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana question the notion of luxury with their first pieces of jewelry for Galleria O. Their collaborator, jeweler Fabio Salini, talks to us about the challenge of balancing art and jewels.

HATS OFF TO THE LARS NILSSON COLLECTION OF MILLINERY!

We showcase some of the 50 couture hats – including pieces by Lacroix, Schiaparelli, Alaia and Yves Saint Laurent – from the collection of fashion designer Lars Nilsson which are on display in a new exhibition at the Hallwyl museum in Stockholm.

A TOUR OF FOGO ISLAND

We explore the traditional Canadian fishing community that has been infused with cutting edge art and architecture.