FROM THE ARCHIVE: Moshe Safdie has had a storied career as an architect. He has not only seen enormous changes but also played a role in making them happen. His pursuit for “inherent buildability”, rather than a one-aesthetic-fits-all model, defines his creations.
The amaretto-like aromas of his grandmother’s cookie jar. An idea about puréed pumpkin. An English rose garden. For Tony Conigliaro, the crowned king of London’s molecular mixology scene, these simple thoughts have spawned ideas for innovative cocktails.
Monasteries aren’t what they used to be. Today, we think of them as quiet, modest, even austere places in which monks pursue their relationship with God without the noisy distractions of the world around them. It wasn’t always thus.
“Good things come in threes” goes the old adage. So what do you get when you add a crunchy, chewy base to an unctuous middle and top it all off with a crisp chocolate coating? Do the math and you find a Nanaimo bar in your hand.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: You might expect the aesthetic of Gabrielecorto Moltedo, who grew up as a scion of the Bottega Veneta empire, to be one of understated luxury. But although he has tapped into his heritage of exceptional Italian craftsmanship, he is out on his own when it comes to design.
For Israeli-born artist Nir Hod, themes of beauty, loneliness, and narcissism—three of his favourite subjects—are constantly recurring in his work.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: For the well-travelled individual with a fondness for the good life, it’s hard to be far from a project by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, the creative pair behind Yabu Pushelberg. They have now been appointed to the Order of Canada for their contributions to design excellence internationally and for promoting the Canadian design industry.
MB&F horology puts a new spin on the traditional wheels of watchmaking.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: If any landscape looks timeless—or (a more modest claim) as if it hasn’t changed for many centuries—it is Tuscany’s. But behind the landscape, Tuscany’s wine industry is anything but timeless.