Posts Tagged: Luxury

The Exceptional Silver of Puiforcat

While the house of Puiforcat was founded in 1820, it was fourth generation visionary Jean Puiforcat who really established the firm in the forefront of modern design. A sculptor, artist, painter and mathematician, he was more interested in pure form and function than the fancy finery of flatware that had preceded him.…
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Veranda Magic Makers Awards

In a world that is all too often focussed on expedience and mass market appeal, it is refreshing to read a piece celebrating excellence in artistry, originality and design. This month’s Veranda does just that with it’s first annual Magic Makers awards, recognizing “people and firms whose masterful approaches to craft and deep devotion to beauty cast an indelible spell.”…
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Fall Market at the D&D

What a packed day at the D&D building yesterday! From 9 am to 1o at night, it was a day full of design inspiration. Kicking off the morning was an entertaining and informative keynote from ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief, Michael Boodro, who addressed the topic of Luxury Now – What Really Counts.…
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Simon Teakle | A Gem of a Jewel Box

Simon Teakle‘s new shop is truly a gem of a jewel box. On one of Greenwich, CT’s tiniest charming side streets, his irresistible, addictive addition to the town’s upscale retail scene quietly opened. And that’s just the way he likes his luxury appeal – understated.…
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Welcome to the Mayflower

A mere two hours from New York City, nestled in the heart of rural Connecticut, sits an idyllic luxury resort resembling more English country house than 5 star hotel. Mayflower With a timeless sense of civilized gentility, yet fully equipped with contemporary creature comforts, the Mayflower Inn is a lush private retreat of understated elegance.…
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New York Style at Verdura

At a recent visit to the beautiful Verdura boutique, I had the opportunity to see some highlights from the new holiday collection. Elegant signage to boutique Leading up to their 75th anniversary in 2014, they continue to focus on Fulco di Verdura’s life and inspirations, this fall showcasing the 40’s and 50’s, a golden age when, with backing from Cole Porter and Vincent Astor, he set up shop on Fifth Avenue.…
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Lalique’s New Fashionable Edge

In my enthusiasm, I posted yesterday instead of my usual middle of the week installment and rather than leave you hanging until Friday, I thought I would offer a little eye candy to carry you through. I only shared a few pieces on Monday from the new Lalique jewelry collection.…
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New Concepts in Crystal & Collaboration at Lalique

In addition to the spectacular new jewelry collection I shared yesterday, Lalique has been very busy relaunching their label with collections in several categories. The melding of old and new infuses every aspect of the distinguished brand. Venice inspired the new Lalique Venise crystal collectionThe latest crystal collection was inspired by René Lalique and his passion for travel, in this case, to Venice.…
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The Luxurious Legacy of Lalique

The question being bantered about lately is whether luxury brands need a history to indeed have a future. The concept has many focussing on legacy whether they themselves have one or not. There are those merely alluding to a suggested fictional past and then there are those who can actually lay claim to true heritage.…
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Learning From the The Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit

Taking a break from our “regularly scheduled programming,” yesterday I got hooked watching the live twitter stream of the London Financial Times’ Business of Luxury Summit, now in its eighth year, being held at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort in Marrakech.…
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