LUXURY NOW / SHAPING SKILLS

Caught between the ephemeral and the permanent, skills manifest themselves in various ways. They are intensely person-specific talents but what they produce can change lives and cultures. This week we highlight the creative talent that takes something as rudimentary as wood, as conceptual as a living environment, or as practical as a hat and transforms it into art.

HATS OFF TO STEPHEN JONES

A new exhibition co-curated by master milliner Stephen Jones celebrates hats of all kinds as well as the work of this visionary designer.

MARIE-PAULE PELLé’S VISION FOR LIVING

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase a home designed by the formidable interiors expert Marie-Paule Pellé.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR GEHRY!

Last month the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Frank Gehry, celebrated his 80th birthday. We pay homage to the man who redefined the modern skyline as we spoke to him at the recent Venice Biennale.
ART

LIFESCAPES

Ricardo Bloch redefines the notion of interior photography by creating books that focus on the beauty in the reality of our living environments.

DESIGN ON THE BLOCK

Planed to perfection, wood remains a timeless classic and a perennial favorite among today’s designers.