25th Anniversary SIHH SPECIAL
Here's all you need to know about the 25th edition of the invitation-only SIHH watch fair including news from Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Montblanc, Richard Mille, Jaeger Le-Coultre, IWC, Piaget, Panerai and much, more more.
Back to the Future
Originally known for its bespoke suits in the 1950s, it moved to prêt-à-porter in the 1960s and now, Façonnable is witnessing yet another shift in visual identity, one that is as much about the future as it is a nod to the past.
Capturing our Imagination
The award-winning South African design firm, SAOTA, has done their fair share of residential projects that will blow your mind and it tuns out their innovative, contemporary approach is based on an understanding of an ever-evolving industry.
Wood Works
Martino Gamper went from being a carpenter’s apprentice to developing his own distinct voice in contemporary design. Today, with several awards under his belt, he is collaborating with Prada on a special project that breaks the mould in retail design.
Remote Access
Moda Operandi is the online luxury retailer that gave women around the world access to looks straight from the catwalk. Now the game-changing founder, Lauren Santo Domingo, has decided to expand offline, with physical boutiques in New York and London.
Making History
George Gershwin may have written ‘An American in Paris’ in this hotel in 1928 but fast-forward to today and you’ll find the new Peninsula Paris sings a very different tune – one that will resonate greatly with the world’s most discerning travellers.
Rub of the Green
Commissioned by the Mayor of Riyadh and funded by contributions from the city’s businesses and individuals, the King Abdullah International Gardens will be an incredibly high-tech, specialised and sustainable botanical sanctuary once it has been built.
Dubai Boat Show
The DIBS has just ended and we witnessed a strong international exhibitor participation from manufacturing hubs like America, France, the UK, Turkey, Italy, Australia and China. Organisers say could be a sign that appetite for luxury spending has returned in full force.
High and Mighty
Switzerland's Andermatt used to be somewhere you’d think time had stopped. Not anymore. Egyptian developer Samih Sawiris is turning it into a high-end global village, set to rival Europe’s best ski resorts. And it all began with a Chedi.
Back on Track
Remember the Aston Lagonda from over a decade ago? Well, the distinctively wedge-shaped saloon is making a comeback and it’s looking better than ever. What’s more, it’s being made specially for the Middle East.
Shining Star
Yasmine Hamdan isn’t just another rebellious Arab pop star. More of an experimental rocker, her progressive, contemporary take on Arabic music includes creative, lyrical renditions of Arab classics laced with punk rock references and electronica.
Master of R&R
The hotels Jean-Michel Gathy designs for the likes of Aman, One&Only and Cheval Blanc are off the decadence Richter scale. It’s therefore about time we meet the man who pioneered the private plunge pool, ‘naughty bathrooms’ and basking nets.
All in One
CEO of a leading luxury retail company, founder of the Baraboux bags and active in women’s initiatives, HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud is very much a woman on the go, which is why she decided the accessories in her life had to be in perfect order.
Rare Find
Looking to buy a home in Geneva? You won't find much better than this beautifully-decorated, three storey art-filled home smack in the heart of town. It's on the market now.
A new exhibition, devoted entirely to men, opens on May 21st and runs until May 24th.
Founded in 1975, Tumi is celebrating 40 years with a new leather collection of bags
There's a new art fair coming to Dubai with a fresh and accessible approach to culture.
BeitMisk in Lebanon has its environmental credentials validated by BREEAM.
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