Autumn 2014

NUVO Magazine Autumn 2014 Cover featuring Dimore Studio

Blame game.

Whoever thought up the “war is good for business” thing might want to check out the action on the Moscow Exchange this year. As the crisis in Ukraine came to a boil at the end of February, investor appetite for Russian equities went into a deep freeze, and the country’s benchmark Russian Trading System (RTS) stock-market index lost 19 per cent in a matter of weeks.

Colour and craftsmanship.

Italian brand Pomellato is known for pioneering the concept of everyday fine jewellery with its prêt-à-porter approach.

Return of an icon.

There’s no doubt about it, Cadillac is on a roll. Or, to be more precise, they continue to be on a roll. Things began to turn around for the brand previously associated with Sansabelt slacks when the first-generation CTS sedan appeared in 2002.

Wild at heart.

It was Kenyan paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey who pioneered the archeological exploration of their country’s lush Great Rift Valley. Their 2.5-million-year-old skeletal discoveries in Kenya and Tanzania were evidence that this expanse could well have been the cradle of mankind, and the very origin of us all.

Bean-to-bar chocolate.

When you enter the shop on rue de la Roquette, you’re hit with the most luxurious of aromas: chocolate. And not just any chocolate but chocolate made in the open manufacture (workshop) on-site. This chocolate is so pure, all that’s missing is the cocoa plantation out back.

Rodez retreat.

Journey deep into southwest France and you’ll reach the town of Rodez, two hours north of Toulouse, the final stretch of the road winding across storybook farmland to the base of a hill climbed by looping curves and crowned by a cathedral.