Many hands make light work.

It was similar interests that brought Vancouver-based creatives Annika Hagen and Nicole Fox together seven years ago in friendship, and it was some of those same affections—for art, for light, for community—that gave rise to LAMP, the Lighting Architecture Movement Project.

See-through.

WINTER WHITES: White rum, despite what many may think, is not only suited to settings of white sandy beaches in the summertime. When done right, it’s refreshing for frosty snow-covered evenings, too.

Kitchen of plenty.

You could say that Yotam Ottolenghi is the chef who has cranked up flavours to a ridiculous degree, and who has introduced thousands to the bold fare typical of the eastern Mediterranean, but all you really need to know is that his food is inventive, nurturing, and jammed with taste.

Pattern breakers.

The legendary French maison has welcomed six creative revolutionaries from varying fields to give their interpretation of the signature LV monogram for a series of bags and trunks in celebration of the brand’s 160th birthday.

Contemporary rug art.

Anticipating the design labels that have turned to old craft techniques to renew their products and brands, German carpet designer Jan Kath has mastered the art of looking simultaneously backward and forward in time.

Long-distance relationship.

Ai Weiwei makes art. His own government has barred him from leaving China, and so, for the artist and activist, architect and anomaly, the show must go on—without him.

Scent of the season.

WINTER WHITES: New to Jo Malone’s growing unisex fragrance lineup is Wood Sage & Sea Salt, a breezy homage to the English seaside.

Spirits, not ghosts.

When Dan Aykroyd launched Crystal Head, a four-times-distilled vodka, the bottle was immediately reminiscent of his Ghostbusters days. What’s inside this clear, skull-shaped bottle has some merit, though.