Since the beginning of time, glass has dazzled with its luminosity. Contemporary artists take to the foundry, creating spellbinding works of fragile beauty that are commanding as much attention at auction as they are in museums.
Endangered species such as bluefin tuna and shark can still be found on the menus of some of the world’s most respected restaurants. As the debate between restaurateurs and environmental campaigners continues, we look at the evidence.
The London-based jeweler Shaun Leane fuses precious stones with feathers, Fabergé and fashion to create avant-garde pieces that question traditional notions of jewelry. We talk to the designer about his work and his celebrated celebrated collaborations with Alexander McQueen.