From the tortoise to the panda, a zoo of bejewelled animals can be found on the faces of the latest Cartier timepieces. Each time-telling creature expresses the jewelry house’s technical and design savoir-faire.
The first Hermès store on Paris' rive gauche is located in a former swimming pool that has been filled with radical architecture and innovative retail . Denis Montel of RDAI architects explains how he transformed 17 Rue de Sevres.
Foster + Partners have unveiled their first winery in the vineyards of Ribera del Duero, north of Madrid, a lesson in how considered architecture can help improve the winemaking process. Raise a glass to Bodegas Portia.
At the first Dior fashion show in China, John Galliano presented an accomplished Cruise 2011 collection that he described as, "a modern day homage of the scene as Jean Seberg, Romy Schneider, Jeanne Moreau and Francoise Hardy."
China’s first luxury goods house fuses traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design in a marvellous first collection based around tea. Shang Xia’s CEO and creative director, Quiong Er Jiang, talks about her partnership with Hermès.
It's the art fair season. Last month, Frieze Art Fair was held from 14-17 October in London. One week later, FIAC, France's international contemporary art fair, was held from 21-24 October in Paris. Here we compare the two and applaud FIAC.
Auction houses are buzzing in the wake of new records for Chinese art, Middle Eastern art and wine, which were broken during the October sales, and this week’s sale of a Modigliani for $68.9 million. Is the art market booming again?
We showcase the original 1964 James Bond Aston Martin DB5, which will be sold at auction in London on October 27, alongside a video of the pioneering Aston Martin Cygnet, a city car that has just been confirmed for production.
At the Ritz Hotel in Paris, where Nobu Matsuhisa recently opened a pop-restaurant that serves until December 11, the Japanese chef explained what defines Nobu style cuisine and presented the recipes to his signature dishes.
The work of influential Sao Paulo-based architect Isay Weinfeld is instantly recognizable for its infinite lines, dramatic outdoor living areas and ingenious balance. The spectacular Villa Piracicaba encapsulates his signature style.
The Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima is not only one of the two founding partners of the Pritzker Prize-winning architecture practice SANAA but this year is also the director the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.
There are few artisans that can manipulate wood in the way that master carpenter Pierluigi Ghianda can. Considered one of the world’s most important cabinetmakers, he creates cult-status objects from his stunning Milan studio.
For the home of its important collection of contemporary art, the Dia Art Foundation collaborated with individual artists to create their own galleries within a monumental former factory converted by artist Robert Irwin.
The Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is a Turin-based contemporary art institution renowned for discovering The Next Big Thing through a unique commissioning programme that gives artists carte blanche.
The architect, author, professor and design historian Giampiero Bosoni believes that the key to good design lies not in a particular style but rather in a particular attitude. He shares his memories of some of the world’s most important designers.
The relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé was based on much more than art or even fashion. As a new documentary by Pierre Thoretton attests, the pair shared a “l'amour fou” (mad love) that defined their lives.
The fastest sailing boat in the world flies above the water at a speed faster than the wind. Luxuryculture.com reports from aboard Hydroptère at Les Voiles de St Tropez, and talks to its founder and pilot, Alain Thébault.
On the eve of the opening of the ninth Gagosian Gallery in Paris, the famously press-shy über-art dealer Larry Gagosian is revealing a rare glimpse of the man behind the brand in the first exhibition of his private collection.
A forthcoming exhibition at Issey Miyake’s 21-21 Design Sight museum in Tokyo questions the future of manufacturing through innovative origami-style objects that magically morph into dresses, handbags and lanterns.