Jewels by JAR
Jewellery / Luxury

Jewels by JAR

JAR is not a household name like Tiffany or Cartier. This is the way its founder Joel Arthur Rosenthal intends it. Famously reclusive, terribly exclusive, this Harvard educated New York-born Paris-based jeweller has deservedly been called “the Faberge of our time”. He doesn’t do interviews (I tried), doesn’t lend pieces to celebrities or socialities, and … Continue reading

Lenin vs Vuitton
Art / Luxury

Lenin vs Vuitton

I was all packed, my travel winter wardrobe ready to brave the freezing temperatures of Moscow to attend the opening of Louis Vuitton‘s travel exhibition in Red Square. It would have featured art and luggage from international and Russian artists and personalities including artist Olga Chernysheva, prima ballerina Diana Vishneva, Sofia Coppola, Damien Hirst, James … Continue reading

Maison de Luxe
Design / Luxury

Maison de Luxe

You probably haven’t heard of Maison Takuya before. That’s a good thing. A well guarded secret amongst connoisseurs, this small artisanal luxury leather goods company can barely keep up with the demand from clients as it is. As luxury (or whatever is mostly masquerading as luxury) is losing its lustre, with branded ‘it’ handbags as … Continue reading