Design

Chez Hermès.

From the Hermès home to yours: Jean-Claude Ellena, Hermès’ perfumer since 2004, entrusted the French brand’s latest olfactory endeavour to his daughter Céline Ellena.

London eye.

Steeped in British style as a result of 13 years spent living across the pond, Goodge Place co-owner Emily McLean honed her London-influenced design eye to open up a concept shop off South Granville in Vancouver last winter.

A couture craftsman.

Joseph Walsh is a self-taught woodworker who combines art and craftsmanship to create functional sculpture with sweeping curvilinear forms.

The Marino method.

Peter Marino is a self-proclaimed “black sheep” of the architecture world. Well known for his black leather attire, Marino has designed many of the world’s most forward-thinking retail temples.

Sit back and relax.

Instead of kicking back in the standard cloth sling, settle down at the end of the day in a wooden hammock, created by Australian designer Adam Cornish. This reinterpretation of the classic lackadaisical swing is far from a simple row of stiff planks.

The rare and unusual.

Forget the slew of mass produced items available on the Internet, the Hobo Society is redefining online shopping.

Hackney's empire

The husband-and-wife team behind British brand House of Hackney knows how to do matching. The home furnishings and fashion label reinterprets traditional English aesthetics for a new generation.

On alchemy and architecture.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: To Omer Arbel, beauty is like a “behind-the-scenes force”, and it is the investigation of this force, and the search for it, that forms the foundation for all of his work.