Pettegolezzi

Knot worthy.

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.

Cultural commune.

An architectural luminary and a fashion-house great will come together in Paris this fall with the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in a new Frank Gehry–designed building.

Elemental design.

In its almost two-century-long history, French silver company Christofle has collaborated with the likes of Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, and Gio Ponti for its world-renowned designs.

The redux.

A dark forest, a water-laden catwalk, and a disappearing magic act: these were elements present at the Hunter Original autumn/winter 2014 show during London Fashion Week. The first-ever runway collection for Hunter boasts not only their claim-to-fame boots, but also new handbags and outerwear as well.

Humanitarian handbag.

H Project, Holt Renfrew’s collaborative shop-in-shop, studiously supplies its shelves with items that have an emphasis on craft and culture. This October, Holt Renfrew will launch an updated version of their Gucci Bamboo Shopper.

Dream catcher.

Joining the ranks of Panthère de Cartier, Love, and Juste un Clou, Amulette de Cartier is the venerated jeweller’s newest collection. At the core, and found on each item in the collection, is the circular harm the fortuitous talisman, the wish capsule.

No grander entrance.

Hong Kong–based Peninsula Hotels has made its first European foray with the opening of Peninsula Paris at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe.

Artistic growth.

The Aspen Art Museum has stood on the banks of Colorado’s Roaring Fork River since 1979, but after significant growth in visitors in recent years, it needed more room to stretch.

Music lovers.

Remember when someone professed affection for another with a custom mixed tape? Creating one took effort and dedication, to carefully play the cassette while simultaneously recording on another.