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Colour and craftsmanship.

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

Handle with care.

Shampoo is designed for one simple purpose: to clean hair. But could the rinse-lather-repeat ritual do more harm than good?

Back to the roots.

The common stereotypes of the wine world include the idea that all California wines are fruitbombs, high in alcohol, and full of oak. According to this image, California chardonnays are sweet, oaky, and lacking complexity or structure, and California cabernet sauvignons are intensely fruity and high-octane numbers, often with mouth-bruising tannins.

The Pirelli Calendar pin-up girl.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Since the Pirelli Calendar’s inception in 1964, the images have been not just of beautiful women but of the beautiful women. Here, we look back on the epitome of Mediterranean beauty, Signora Sophia Loren, who appeared in the famed calendar in 2007.

Drawing a new architecture.

Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Shards and fragments, symbolic undertones, and a philosophical approach inform the architect’s work.

The road to recognition.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Adrien Brody does not give off the smooth-talking, sound bite–heavy suaveness that defines so many of his contemporaries. He is eloquent and humble, his voice deep and his laugh infectious, his words thoughtful and sincere.

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.