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An i to the Future
Low, wide, compact and with dramatic scissor doors and a revolutionary new approach to responsible consumption, the BMW i8 may just be the world’s most unconventional sportscar.
All in One
CEO of a leading luxury retail company, founder of the Baraboux line of handbags 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.
Outside In
Designed by an architect who went from high-end residences in London with Mackay and Partners to luxury hospitality projects with Denniston in Kuala Lumpur, Dymitr Malcew’s latest project, The Floating House, combines the best of both worlds.
Three’s Company
The company may have one name but the business is very much comprised of three. For Azza Fahmy, having her two daughters, or rather entire family, work alongside her is testimony to the saying that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Keeping it in the Family
Originally founded in 1972 as a local tie factory, Stefano Ricci has grown to become a fully-fledged menswear brand with opulent boutiques all over the world. Now under the direction of Ricci’s sons Filippo (left) and Niccolo (right), they take us on an exclusive tour of their Florentine headquarters.
Shifting Sands
With several homes already built in California’s Yucca Valley, LA-based architects Monica Oller and Tom Pejic seek to reawaken a love of ‘earthy modernism’ by uniting the clean, direct sensibilities of current architectural trends with the austere brilliance of the Mojave Desert.
Crucially Cruciani
Cruciani’s quest for world domination extends beyond woven bracelets and colourful wardrobe staples as the Italian luxury brand proves with its new direction in bags.
Hidden Depths
Ethereal women dominate Hayv Kahraman’s paintings. With a style that reveals Persian, Japanese and Italian influences, the 33-year-old Iraqi artist creates works that are as beautiful as they are unsettling.
French Connection
Shopping in Milan usually means a stay at the Four Seasons, Bvlgari or Armani. Now, there’s another option. The Palazzo Parigi may not have a familiar name but it brings international flavour to a fine local product.
Sea of Serenity
Nestled in the gently undulating hills overlooking the dramatic coastline of Vinh Hy, the new Amano’i is not just a secluded getaway, it’s another compelling reason why you should visit Vietnam.
Outside In
He may eschew 3D renderings for models but Paul Kaloustian’s work is decidedly contemporary and offers a fresh take on the region’s vernacular architecture.
Chopard buys Hotel de Vendome
In an interesting new move to diversify its core business, the Swiss family-owned watch and jewellery house, Chopard, has ventured into luxury hospitality with its purchase of Union Hôtelière Parisienne in the French capital.
Bull Dozed
The Dolomites may be the last place you’d imagine driving a Lamborghini Aventador but the thrill of throwing a six-figure supercar against forbidding terrain and snowy courses underscores the real-world usability of this rarefied exotic.
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.
Big Time
The stratospheric rise of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is tied to the rise of Dubai. Now the world’s ninth biggest importer of Swiss watches with a portfolio of over 50 brands, the company has grown from modest beginnings.
Bespoke has gone digital
Lebanon's principal boat show moves from Dbayeh to Beirut and enjoys best year yet.
The second edition of the Beirut Designers' Week closes after great success.
The Swiss family-owned luxury watch and jewellery firm ventures into the hotel industry.
The World Luxury Expo closes after a successful three days in Jeddah.
Poll
Is London's legendary department store Harrods better now it's owned by the Qataris?


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