On a sunny day in St. Barths this March, in perfect end-of-season Caribbean sailing weather, a spectacular fleet of 36 yachts is racing just offshore.
When he answered his front door, Jean-Pierre LeBlanc found himself put on the spot, a camera on him, and a woman with an eight-on-a-scale-of-10—and rising—migraine standing before him. His orders, as given by the television reporter also in attendance, with a chronometer in her hands, was to heal the woman using only a blend of essential oils.
While many of their projects have an eco-message, what sets Studio Swine apart from other design studios is their desire to elevate so-called waste products into the luxury sphere.
With TOMS shoes, social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie pioneered a for-profit business model known as “one-for-one”. The nine-year-old company now sells eyewear, handbags, and coffee—but its bona fide product is the power of giving.
Bob Rennie’s love of art and his passion for collecting were sparked on a trip to San Francisco in 1974.
It all began with 1,000 bars of triple-milled, vegetable-based, single-note-scented soaps that were handcrafted in southern France.
Scan the shelves of any gourmet shop and you’ll find a plethora of honeys. Ranging in colour from pale yellow to a deep amber hue, they often hail from exotic locations like Corsica or Provence.
From the ashes rose the Breakers—twice, actually.
For half a century David Suzuki has been a cautioning voice about our stewardship of the planet.