LUXURY NOW / LOOKING BACK TO GO FORWARD

As a month of fashion weeks begin, it is all too easy to get caught up in new ideas and the latest in contemporary design. But, as all great designers know, only by delving into the archives can we be inspired to be truly innovative. This week, we celebrate concepts in architecture, design, watches and perfume that combine the best of yesterday with the improvements of tomorrow.

FINN JUHL: RE-LIVING THE PAST

In 1942 the pioneering Danish architect and furniture designer, Finn Juhl, completed his most personal project, his own home. Now open to the public, Kratvænget 15 celebrates an architect’s life and stands as a testament to his timeless designs.

BORIS VERVOORDT'S MODERNIST HIDEAWAY

A modernist mansion in southern Cambodia is the antique-filled holiday home of Boris Vervoordt, son of the legendary antiques dealer Axel Vervoordt. Vervoordt Junior reveals the philosophy behind his family's art and interiors company.

PETER RICH: ARCHITECTURE FOR AFRICA

In the wake of being awarded World Building of the Year 2009 for the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa, the pioneering architect shares his thoughts on the importance of authenticity in contemporary African architecture.

SIHH 2010: TIMEPIECE TRENDS REPORT

The latest innovations in watches have been revealed at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. We showcase the flagship watches from some of the world's most important manufacturers and highlight the new trends.

BY KILIAN: SCENT OF THE ORIENT

Pure Oud is the latest fragrance from artisan perfumer By Kilian and the first in a series created with Arabian Nights in mind. Kilian Hennessy reveals his passion for unusual ingredients, the luxury of yesteryear and the scent of now.