From a wicker Kelly bag at Hermes to shoes laden with golden sheaths of wheat at Alexander McQueen, straw and its variants were complemented by fashion in transparent, earthy tones in the spring summer collections.
Rustic structures that blend seamlessly into the rugged landscape are complemented by the signature sleek boxes of Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld on the vast estate of the Fasano Las Piedras hotel, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
The 103-year-old Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has unveiled his latest creation, the marvellous Centro Niemeyer in Avilés, Spain. Across a series of structures, Niemeyer's signature curves are more alluring than ever.
The art director and production designer Dean Tavoularis is well known for his collaborations with Francis Ford Coppola, for whom he imagined Oscar-winning film sets. What is less known are his paintings, drawings and collages.
The Belgian art collector Baron Guy Ullens is renowned for his museum-quality holdings of early works by important contemporary Chinese artists, 106 of which he is selling on April 3 at Sotheby's Hong Kong.
100 artists and designers have each created an original work utilizing a traditional red brick, which will be sold at auction to benefit Ecoles du Monde, a charity that builds schools in Madagascar. Brick by brick, we showcase the highlights of the sale.
A spectacular sale of the contents of the Château de Gourdon includes rare objects by Jean Dunand, Eileen Gray and Emile-Jacques Ruhlman, among other names that excite collectors. Discover this feast of art deco, art nouveau and modernism.
The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is where the world’s most informed collectors head to purchase art, antiquities and design. We showcase some of the most rare objects available at this year’s fair, which opens on March 18.
Neither a museum, gallery or traditional art storage facility, the Schaulager, near Basel is a unique contemporary art institution designed by Herzog & de Meuron. We showcase its pioneering approach to "visibly storing" art.
The Miho Museum, near Kyoto, was designed by I.M. Pei, who created a structure that is at once strikingly modern, respectful of traditional Japanese aesthetics and sits at ease within nature. As Pei himself once said, "This is Shangri-La".
Inspired by the traditional dress of the Middle East and Asia, the latest Moncler Gamme Rouge collection - designed by Giambattista Valli - goes far beyond sportswear and into the realm of avant-garde high fashion.
To wear them or to display them as sculpture? This is the dilemma posed by the extraordinarily sculpted heels in the Alexander McQueen Spring Summer collection, which reveal the inherited creativity of Sarah Burton.
The new restaurant from uber-chef Ferran Adrià opened on March 1 in Barcelona. Preceding the closure of El Bulli this July, Tickets will continue Adrià's pioneering approach to nouvelle cuisine with theatre both on and off the plate.
Lux Inside is a collective that combines medical scanners with digital art and photography to produce images that reveal the savoir-faire in luxury goods. These pictures and artisan-made objects will be sold in Paris on March 1.
Inspired by the spirit of work such as Fabergé eggs, Victoire de Castellane's latest creations are at once both sculptures and pieces of wearable jewelry. This "jewelry at rest, waiting to be worn" is on show at Paris’ Gagosian gallery.
Tobias Meyer, the head of contemporary art and chief auctioneer at Sotheby's, explains the reasons behind the intense bidding at a highly charged sale of a private collection at Sotheby's London on February 10.
An outstanding exhibition of objects made from translucent Obsidian includes works by Arik Levy, Christian Ghion and Tetsuo Harada. We showcase Visions of Obsidian, on show at Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris.
The jeweler Rosa de la Cruz, a member of the Cuban family behind Miami’s de la Cruz collection of contemporary art, approaches gems in the same way she does art: looking for “purity of form, proper scale and honest materials”.