Shaping Tomorrow
In terms of leadership, Samir Brikho is a phenomenon. He has a style that’s not solely driven by results – though it certainly produces them – rather his influence is rooted in the passion he has for his work and his ability to inspire others to reach ever-higher goals.
Dream Weavers
Collaborating with some of the world's most famous designers, The Rug Company don't make modern rugs per se. Rather, they make beautifully handmade traditional ones that embrace a contemporary aesthetic.
The Fast Lane
Dressed all in black, with its cutting-edge lines that slice through the water at phenomenal speeds, Crazy Too by Otam is the perfect boat in its own right but that it was designed to be a chase boat for an even larger yacht just makes it all the more astonishing.
Art Attack
Known simply as Room, Sir Antony Gormley’s daring sculpture is both an interactive artwork and a luxury suite at London’s new Beaumont, owned by first-time hoteliers Corbin & King.
Accounting for Taste
International luxury brands may be luring China’s new rich to spend on their status symbols but Hermès has thrown its weight behind Jiang Qiong’Er who's pioneering an original Chinese label, Shang Xia, based on restraint, style and old-fashioned craftsmanship.
Radical Stance
In order to do away with the adverse health effects of sitting, experimental studio RAAAF collaborated with visual artist, Barbara Visser, to devise an edgy work landscape that does away with the traditional desk and chair.
Familiar Waters
Chances are you’ve heard of Sunseeker, a company that did much to help advance the modern luxury motoryacht. But having focussed on building ever bigger models and then being acquired by China’s richest man, this English manufacturer is now going back to its roots.
A Change of Pace
McLaren’s 12C made its debut only three years ago but it has already been re-engineered with more than a dash of attitude. Better in many ways – lighter, faster, more responsive and more charismatic – the new McLaren 650S is familiar yet also very different.
The Sunshine State
Tucked away in the cluster of islands known as the Florida Keys, the Moorings is an off-the-grid barefoot retreat developed on a former coconut plantation. It may be more of an old-world charmer than cutting-edge spectacle but that’s the whole point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Officine Panerai brought several models from SIHH 2015 to Beirut for the first time.
An original four-day exhibition in Lebanon just ended and it was entirely devoted to men.
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.
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