Just over a year ago, the Australian state of Queensland completed an 18-month-long, $24.5-million project to spruce up the coastal town of Airlie Beach. The landscaping spit-and-polish was a complement to Airlie’s existing central lagoon which overlooks the Coral Sea.

Just as our lungs must breathe, our skin must breathe, too. Enter Intraceuticals, an Australian line of skin-care products that not only expedites this process but improves upon it with their innovative Clinic Treatments.

When arbiter of opulence King Ludwig II ruled Bavaria in the 19th century, he was renowned for his extravagant castles and for dressing with a flourish of style. “The dream king,” as he was known, also insisted on wearing Roeckl leather gloves, which helped the brand earn recognition as an official supplier to the royal court of Bavaria.

“Every time I think I know anything about chocolate,” says artisan chocolatier Greg Hook, “I start to rethink it.”

Most of Australia doesn’t get much in the way of snow or slush, but Blundstone leather boots can thankfully withstand both.

Rolex has pushed the limits of timekeeping on many illustrious explorations. Most recently, the company partnered with filmmaker James Cameron on a record-breaking ocean dive.

The purpose of a hotel, at its primal core, is to provide a place to rest one’s head. Yet, under the cover of night, a time of relaxation for most is not a time of relaxation for others. At Claridge’s hotel in central London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, this holds especially true.

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.

An architectural luminary and a fashion-house great will come together in Paris this fall with the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in a new Frank Gehry–designed building.