The 11th Serpentine Pavilion - a temporary structure constructed annually in London's Kensington Gardens by a roll call of starchitects - has been designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and encloses a hidden garden.
Marcus Tremonto manipulates light to create objects that emit emotion. In an exclusive interview that took place appropriately in the City of Light, the founder of Treluce Studios discusses his work and the future of light.
The winner of the Central St Martins graduate show is an Italian print specialist who hand painted tyre tracks and flowers onto PVC dresses. Before her collection is even available in stores, we talk to designer Flaminia Saccucci.
Sales were steady at the world's most important art fair as collectors bought not only blue-chip modern and contemporary works but also large conceptual installations. We reveal what sold, who bought and for how much.
In tribute to the passing of Cy Twombly (April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011), we revisit one of our favourite of his works, The Ceiling at the Louvre, which is accompanied by a revealing interview with the American artist.
At the sixth edition of Design Miami Basel, sales were stronger than ever. As galleries focused on solo shows of high quality historical work, the halls themselves were designed by architects Aranda\Lasch for a fusion of modern and contemporary.
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.
The Water House, perched on a mountainside overlooking Lijiang, China, is typical of Chinese architect Li Xiaodong's award-winning buildings that "strive for tranquillity and harmony suggested by space, light and structural order."
At the Tra: Edge of Becoming show at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, the art and antiques connoisseur Axel Vervoordt is presenting his unique approach to art that combines modern and contemporary work with ancient artefacts.
First revealed as a concept at the Paris Motor Show 2010, Jaguar has announced that its sculptural C-X75 supercar will go into production while remaining true to its original vision for an ultra light, all carbon-fibre hybrid.
Raise a glass to the graceful winery designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc for Château Cheval Blanc, the award-winning vineyard owned by Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frere.
The world’s leading perfume houses are following the trend set by niche noses to return to the heady Arabian scent of oud. We showcase the best of the sweet, woody and complex scent that is so precious it is referred to as liquid gold.
Carats and carrots combine in the latest collection from historic German high jeweler Hemmerle, a 12-piece menu of gems inspired by vegetables. Discover ‘Delicious Jewels’ in our showcase of the ingredients.
In its redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, the German architect J Mayer H has installed an astonishing ‘parasol’ constructed mainly from wood held together by glue. Metropol Parasol is a lesson in urban architecture.
A spectacular vacation home in southern India designed by Bangalore-based Khosla Associates makes subtle references to India's architectural history to create a unique aesthetic that is a showcase of Indian architecture now.
A 220ft sailing yacht designed by naval architect Philippe Briand and built by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand features striking, city-like interior decoration by Christian Liaigre. Take a virtual tour on board Vertigo, a remarkable floating penthouse.
New world records were set for the prices of Rolex and Patek Philippe watches at Christie’s Geneva Important Watches sale on May 16. With a blockbuster total of US$26.3million, up 25% on the same sale in 2010, the haute horologerie market is booming once again. We showcase the ten most expensive timepieces of the auction, a remarkable eight of which were collectors’ favourite Patek Philippe.
A unique collection of furniture and objets d'art by cult status designer Maria Pergay was commissioned by the Baron and Baroness Gourgaud for their house in Corsica. At auction at Artcurial, Paris, on May 24, the collection fetched a total of €300,000.
The tree houses and floating cabins of Cabanes Des Grands Lacs, eastern France, turn luxury on its head by offering a unique combination of isolation, novelty and immersion in nature instead of more traditional comforts.
A collaboration between artist Frank Stella and architect Santiago Calatrava has produced the “The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain”, a work that began as a novel, became a painting and is transformed into a panorama by its chassis.