FROM THE ARCHIVE: 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.
That old adage, sex sells, has played a role in Agent Provocateur’s success over its 20-year history—but it certainly hasn’t been the only factor.
Englishman Nick Jones continues the expansion of his Brit-pack-cool Soho House with openings across Europe and North America.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Macramé is often considered campy, not classy (blame those strange owls with the off-putting wooden eyes). Sally England, a Michigan-based fibre artist, is helping to revive and modernize the knot-based craft in a way that even the most discerning design lover could appreciate.
Social media is a wonderful thing. Whether it’s toppling governments in the Middle East or helping you to keep up with your aunt’s holiday snaps, there’s no denying that it’s changed the way we live our lives forever.
Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio create evocative spaces with an asymmetrical application of extremes: expressive and calm, corroded and couture, cryptic and forthright.
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.
“People tend to think of Los Angeles style as either red carpet or Uggs and sweatpants,” says Brooke Taylor Corcia, founder of the Dreslyn. “But there’s a fantastic, creative scene out here, and it wasn’t being represented in the online marketplace.”
There were then two glowing screens atop my desk; three, if you count my yappy little phone. I was a magazine editor at the time—or, as we now say, a “content creator.” Yet I spent my days not so much creating content as reacting to it.