Dior Homme reopened its flagship New York retail location at 17 E 57th Street. The newly renovated flagship location has undergone a complete redesign and expansion, showcasing Dior Homme’s distinct modern and traditional architectural aesthetic. The existing ground floor has a sleek architectural symmetry, luxe materials, and rich, tactile finishes. The newly constructed second floor has been designed exclusively for the 57th street location as a full-service VIP dressing room salon. This new multi-dimensional luxury retail space will feature a signature mix of merchandise across all categories presently available under the Dior Homme label, including ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, leather goods, watches, jewelry, and fragrance.
Dior’s Directional Suiting Goes Custom:
The latest brand to enter the custom-menswear market is Dior Homme, which has introduced its demi-mesure service at its American flagship store in New York. Dior Homme’s creative director, Kris Van Assche, says the brand decided to bring its made-to-measure service—which was previously available upon request at Dior’s Avenue Montaigne store in Paris—to the States to accommodate a growing demand for customization. Private appointments for demi-mesure are held in a new second-floor atelier, where customers can choose from a series of 15 suit and tuxedo silhouettes; a selection of jackets, trousers, vests, and shirts; and an array of 200 suit fabrics and 160 shirt fabrics preselected by Van Assche. An on-site tailor takes measurements and forwards them to Dior’s Parisian tailor for construction of the garments. In about five to eight weeks, the suit is delivered for a second fitting and final adjustments, and one week later, the finished product is ready to take home.
57th Street17 E 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
(Palm Springs, 1947, by Albert Frey)
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Staggered among boulders on a secluded hill in the wine-growing region of Valle de Guadalupe, these luxury cabins bring guests into direct contact with nature. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, the expansive views of the mountains and fertile wine-growing soils are given pride of place. Endémico, Spanish for endemic, meaning native to a specific region or environment, was designed to highlight the isolation of the desert, singling out the area’s indigenous qualities – something owners Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha planned to emphasize.
Situated just one and a half hours from San Diego, California, this unique landscape is home to some of Mexico’s largest wineries and offers a blend of Mexican culture and artisanal activity. To complement the hotel’s location, the property was designed by a hand-selected local team, who worked in collaboration with Gracia Studio to give it a distinct ambience. Each of the 20 luxury cabins has unobstructed views of the valley. On the private wooden terraces, guests can sit under a blanket of stars and sip regional wines while being warmed by a roaring fire. Minimal and understated the cabins may be, but modern comforts and deluxe touches have not been overlooked. Monochromatic and with an edited selection of furnishings, they provide comfortable spaces for retreat. From the pool, guests can soak up the calming solitude, while gazing out over the vast expanse. And although the location is remote, the onsite restaurant and bar ensure every comfort is met.
Ctra. Tecate-Ensenada, km 75
Valle de Guadalupe
Ensenada, Baja California
Minimal and cool!
Since 1872 Saratoga Spring Water has been providing the world with the finest spring water products available. Today Saratoga Spring Water is the definitive choice for upscale establishments and discerning customers.
The Beef Club
58, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
T: +33 (0)18.104.22.168.34
Open: Mon-Sat, 7pm-2pm (sometimes later).
I’m so excited about my first live show in over 10 years!!!!
JUNE 7th / 22.00 CET
Black aluminium suitcase with enamelled logo. Quilted lining in laqué nylon, an historic Moncler material. Name tag. Internal accessories include: shoe bag, transparent case, quilted case. ATA padlock. Cabin size 55cm x 40cm x 20cm
(Stylist: Edward Enninful Set Design: Jack Flanagan Hair styling: Julien d’Ys Make-up: Peter Philips for Chanel Manicure: Bernadette Thompson Via W Magazine)
(Brabrand, 1958, by Knud Friis)
Spa, Beauty & Personal Care Rimska cesta 16, Ljubljana,
(Saint Tropez, 1975)
This particular variation of Albers’ Homage to the Square series is called “White Line Squares”. Printed in Germany by Atelier Herbert Geier and published in 1968 by George Wittenborn of New York, for a now very scarce catalogue raisonné. Image size: 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (225 x 225 mm)
Inspired by the Bauhaus movement of the 1930s that first ushered in the era of modern architecture, this watch is the epitome of minimal design: no text whatsoever, no logos, no numerals, no luminous paint. Completely mechanical, does not take a battery. The BWAF automatic movement winds itself with the movement of your wrist and has a power reserve of 40 hours. The 42 mm wide, 10 mm thick case is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. A large caseback window displays the guilloché engraved movement. 22 mm dark brown leather strap. Cordovan strap optional upgrade. 2 year warranty. Includes gift box. Reviewed by Hodinkee, the premier online watch magazine.
- $350 USD
Named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most prestigious and sought-after vintage, Le 1947 two-Michelin-star restaurant is the perfect setting for Yannick Alléno’s culinary vision – Cuisine Moderne – fusing proud French tradition with sparkling creativity.
Le Jardin Alpin 73120
Almond partnered with friends Yuta, of Shakastics Custom Planks, to do a new skateboard model for 2013. Yuta has contributed some graphics to Almond in the past, but this is the first time collaborating with him on a co-branded product. Smaller and more vintage inspired than our previous “Coffee-Break Commuter”; this skateboard has kick in the tail of the solid hardwood deck, and narrower trucks for more lively hot-dogging. 24″ Long. Handmade and Screen-Printed in California Available as either “complete” or “deck only”. $100 USD.
Via Wallpaper … Not to be confused with its New York namesake, this new property brings a breath of fresh design to the gothic heart of Barcelona. Concealed down an unassuming medieval side street, the 28-room Mercer Hotel is housed in an impressive building that comprises part of the defensive wall of the 1st century Roman town of Baracino. In a prevailing palette of smooth browns, beiges, and greys, the furnishings have been crafted exclusively by Madrid-based interiors firm Gaston y Daniela, while architect Rafael Moneo has created a luminous space, sympathetically preserving its original elements, and adding the occasional modern touch, such as the striking floor to ceiling windows that overlook a central courtyard. Public spaces include two restaurants, a cocktail bar and a rooftop terrace lap pool. And the Loewe toiletries are a pleasant addition.
Mercer Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
Calle dels Lledó 7,
T: 34.9 3310 7480;
This is a sumptuous photographic record of the Citroën DS in all its myriad forms. Launched as a futuristic vision in 1955, the DS family of cars continued in production for just over 20 years, evolving through two distinct styling phases, three key bodyshell types (saloon, estate and cabriolet), numerous specification changes and various powertrain developments, as well as some fascinating spin-off versions – and every detail is recorded in over 500 colour photographs in this lavish and elegantly presented book.
(2006 Lycra, Kunststoff, Nagellack, 4 x 75 x 25 cm Privatbesitz, Italien © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012)
(Ava Gardner c. 1950’s)
Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood’s great stars during the 1940s and ’50s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. But this riveting account of her storied life and career had to wait for publication until after her death, so concerned was Gardner with its frankness. “I either write the book or sell the jewels,” Gardner told coauthor Peter Evans, “and I’m kinda sentimental about the jewels.” The legendary actress serves up plenty of gems in these pages, reflecting with delicious humor and cutting wit on a life that took her from an impoverished childhood in North Carolina to the heights of stardom. Tell-all stories abound, especially when Gardner holds forth on her three husbands: Mickey Rooney, a serial cheater so notorious that even his mother warned Gardner about him; bandleader Artie Shaw, whom Ava calls “a dominating son of a bitch…always putting me down”; and Frank Sinatra (“We were fighting all the time. Fighting and boozing. It was madness. But he was good in the feathers.”). She has just as much to say about lovers, such as Howard Hughes (“Howard was in my life, on and off, for more than twenty years, but I never loved him.”) and George C. Scott (“I was scared to death of him.”) and would-be lover John Huston (“He had a great life. He lived like a king. God, I miss him.”)—all of whom get Gardner’s unflinchingly honest treatment. “If I get into this stuff, oh, honey, have you got something coming,” Ava told Evans. Get ready for the most revealing Hollywood autobiography in decades.
(Runway Show, Paris Fashion Week)
Ulrich Joseph Franzen (January 15, 1921 – October 6, 2012) was a German-born American architect known for his “fortresslike” buildings and Brutalist style. Franzen was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, the son of Eric and Lisbeth Hellersberg Franzen. They emigrated to the United States in 1936. He lived with his mother and a younger brother once his parents divorced. He obtained an undergraduate degree from Williams College, and after one semester at the architectural school at Harvard University, joined the Army. After World War II ended, he obtained a master’s degree from Harvard in 1950. By 1951, he was working for I. M. Pei. He left Pei and formed his own firm, Ulrich Franzen & Associates, in 1955. The Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, which was completed in 1968, was Franzen’s first prominent solo project. His other notable projects include the East and West towers at Hunter College (completed in 1984 after a long delay due to the financial crisis in New York City), and the Philip Morris headquarters in New York City (completed in 1982).
(VIDEO Directed by Thomas Troelsen and Jens-Jakob Thorsen Director of Photograhpy: Jens-Jakob Thorsen Editor: Christophe Dolcerocca Producer: Mikkel Kristensen)
I’m very proud to present my latest single: “Hell Ain’t A Bad Place to Be” featuring my dear friend Herbie Crichlow
Salidou is a caramel cream made with salted fresh butter by the Niniches confectionery in Quiberon (Brittany). We think that it is a thing of wonder and surpassing loveliness.
This mid-century modern house designed by Arthur Witthoefft in 1957 has been recently bought and completely renewed to bring it to its original beauty after seven years of complete abandon.
“This incredibly refined Champagne opens with a superb, well-delineated bouquet and an impeccable, almost imperceptible mousse. At first very refined, the wine tightens up in the glass considerably. The purest essence of crushed rocks and minerals define the finish. Today the 1996 Clos d’Ambonnay comes across as incredibly young…. Patience required.”
(Men’s Runway Show, Milan FW. photo: style.com)
I want this coat!
Peter Jakubik (born 9 april 1979 , Prešov) achieved his Master’s degree in Applied Arts and Industrial Design at The Academy of Fine Art and design in Bratislava. Peter Jakubik is an accomplished designer and brings together his experiences in designer leadership, creative consulting in fashion and lifestyle product design. Peter combines a talent for provoking ideas with a passion for spicy details.
Just an hour away from Salzburg in the alpine town of Saalbach-Hinterglemm lies Hotel Wiesergut. The lodgings are owned by Josef Sepp and Martina Kröll and have been in the Sepp family since 1350, with Joseph’s great-grandmother opening a guesthouse on the plot of land two generations ago. Comprising 24 rooms, the 14th century family estate includes a traditional white four-storey building that has been transformed by local firm Gogl & Partners Architekten into 17 ‘manor suites’, surrounded by a series of modern, low-lying structures with floor to ceiling windows that house seven garden suites.
The interiors include warming tones of mushroom browns, set against wood and stone. Rooms are furnished with bespoke pieces such as hand-blown glass chandeliers by Cologne-based Isabel Hamm, and artworks by ceramicist Petra Lindenbauer and sculptor Andreas Reichlin. Food is by the Kröll family, featuring seasonal, regional produce and incorporating their tradition concept of farm-to-table dining.
T: 43.6 541 6308;
The works of Rene Magritte (1898 – 1967) and the ideas that underlie them are a special case both in the history of modern art and in surrealist painting. In the search for the “mystery” in which things and organisms are enveloped, Magritte created pictures which, taking everyday reality as their starting point, were to follow a different logic from that to which we are accustomed. Magritte depicts the world of reality in such unsecretive superficiality that the beholder of his pictures is forced to reflect that the mystery of it is not evoked by some sentimental transfiguration, but rather by the logic of his thoughts and associations. Magritte thus invented an inimitable pictorial language which he uses to question our usual comprehension of pictures. In this book, Jacques Meuris traces Magritte’s artistic development from its beginnings until the end of his life, and in doing so underlines the originality of this great Belgian Surrealist.
Gotta luv this guy
The NATO Watch Strap is named as such because it adheres to the common standards that all NATO member nations require for items in their defense inventory. Originally designed for the British military this strap was only made in admiralty grey nylon and in one width of 20mm. It was designed to ensure a watch remains securely fastened to your wrist.The strap is long so it can be worn over clothing – typically, a flight suit. The buckle is on the side so it is less likely to catch on clothing or weapons. The FEIT NATO Watch Strap is made from our Italian vegetable leather, which is tanned without any chrome or harmful chemicals.
- $145 USD
(Photography: Robert Harper. Stylist: Emil Nissen. Hair & Make-up: Liv Andersen Model: Thomas Troelsen (PRIVATE). Jacket: Shirt: Dior Homme, Jeans: Dior Homme, Jewellery: Björg)
Here’s the first image from my photo session with the amazing UK photographer Robert Harper. Please check out his website.
The American architect Louis Kahn is one of the great master builders of the twentieth century. With complex spatial compositions, an elemental formal vocabulary and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of powerful archaic beauty. Among his most important works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959-65), the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1966-72) and the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962-83). Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is the first comprehensive publication on this architect in 20 years, and presents all of his important projects. Essays by prominent Kahn experts discuss the sources, contexts and influences of his work; among the authors are such renowned art and architectural historians as Stanislaus von Moos, William J. R. Curtis, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and Neil Levine. Topics discussed include Kahn’s pioneering role in concrete construction; the visionary plans for his home city of Philadelphia; his years at Yale University; his dialogue with Josef Albers; and his importance for modern architecture in Southeast Asia. An illustrated biography provides new facts and insights about Kahn’s life and work. In interviews, leading architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor and Sou Fujimoto explain Kahn’s significance in today’s architectural discourse. An extensive catalogue of works features original drawings and architectural models from the Kahn archive, many of which are presented with high-quality images for the first time. The book is further augmented by a portfolio of Kahn’s travel drawings as well as photographs by Thomas Florschuetz, which offer completely new views of the Salk Institute and the Indian Institute of Management.
Via Wallpaper … Black is the new white for Paris’ latest cocktail bar The Art Room. Owners Cyrille Mas Gamoty and Elise Lacroix have transformed their three-floor bar, formerly known as Le Pin Up, into a darker, glossier and altogether moodier space that still plays host to the great and the good of the Parisian fashion world. Meanwhile, Ritz-Escoffier-trained Emily Lang has been drafted in to concoct a bespoke cocktail menu. A highlight is the ‘Secret’ series, which blends mixology trends with additional influences from French culinary culture. Expect ingredients that range from freshly grated Szechuan pepper and lemon caviar, to molecular rosemary essence spray and beet cubes. If the likes of ‘L’indécente Alchimie’ or ‘Serum énigmatique’ (each cocktail has a mysterious moniker) don’t instantly grab, then ask the barman to rustle up one of his daily cocktails inspired by the mood of the evening.
The Art Room
13 rue de Tiquetonne
T: 33.1 77 10 32 09
(Courtesy Andrea Mancuso)
Realised in 2009, Plat à fromage was one of Andrea’s first finalised designs. While she was eating some cheese in a lovely brasserie in Paris she had the impression that the classic wooden cheese board shape was really similar to a human body.
Bruno Munari (October 24, 1907, Milan – September 30, 1998, Milan) was an Italian artist and designer, who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) and non visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method and creativity.
(Salvador Dalí, Mae West Lips Sofa, divano, 1936, edizione 1974, Courtesy Stratton Foundation for the cultural arts)
The ever-popular Maldives might not be the world’s best kept travel secret, but those in search of a true off-the-radar escape should head to Coco Privé Kuda Hithi, a secluded retreat set within the lush confines of one of the Maldivian atoll’s private islands. Designed by Singapore-based architect Guz Wilkinson, the sumptuous lodgings sleep a total of 12 people and comprise one master residence and five airy villas with views of the Indian Ocean and beyond.
The interiors are clean and classic with neutral modern furnishings set against wood interiors, and among the facilities are a library, cocktail bar, gym and steam room, as well as a personal chef for those out-of-hours cravings.
Kuda Hithi Island
North Malé Atoll
I’m excited to annouce that the new PRIVATE single “HELL AIN’T A BAD PLACE TO BE” will be released worldwide on April 15th 2013