Co-founder of the renowned interior design firm Arteluce with Maurizio Tempestini, Gino Sarfatti (1912–1984) was both a designer and an entrepreneur, at ease with every step of the production process, from conception to retail. With a fondness for spherical forms and long, arching stems, he designed desk lamps, spotlights, chandeliers, and freestanding lamps; cubes that diffuse light in three directions; lightshades evocative of a woman’s hat; he was also the first to use halogen lightbulbs.
Under the creative direction of Georgia Lazzaro, Protagonist is expanding in scope while remaining true to signature subtleties of form, fit, and fabrication. The resort 2017 collection addresses a woman’s shifting sartorial needs and desires with pieces like this versatile sweater. Made of ribbed Italian viscose, it can be worn as a button-back crewneck or a button-front v-neck. Extended long sleeves balance the sleek silhouette.
This classic long-sleeve tee is a year-round essential in fine cotton jersey: a descendant of the original lisle cotton used in some of Sunspel’s first t-shirts. It is made in England from long-staple cotton fibers that are twisted together to create a strong, smooth thread. The yarn is then double-spun to remove any remaining impurities. The resulting jersey is not only long-lasting but also especially soft and lightweight.
Dedicated to men yet also beloved by women, Le Gramme specializes in wearable objects of irreducible simplicity. Founders Adrien Messié and Erwan Le Louër design each architectural piece based upon the weight of the metal from which it is made. Handcrafted of 925 silver blackened by a 0.3 micron-layer of ruthenium plating, this bracelet has a distinctive horizontal guilloche pattern, a matte exterior, and a brushed interior. Each one bears the stamp of the master artisan that made it along…
Founded in 1928 as a “living diary” by architect and designer Gio Ponti, Domus has been hailed as the world’s most influential architecture and design journal. This fresh reprint brings together all of the 1960s issues, documenting the daring, practical, and beautiful projects of a decade of futuristic thrills and booming pop culture. Synthetics and plastics hit the stage, leading to radical new design, while conventional notions of elegance give way to fresh, exploratory forms. Highlights…
Dutch designer Bibi van der Velden draws upon inspiring materials, found objects, and her skills as a sculptor to create “wearable works of art.” A lion and a panther face off across the doubled expanse of this 18-karat gold bangle. Pavé-set with brown diamonds, the diamond-eyed cats crouch atop branch-like forms of sterling silver.
The classic high-top sneaker reimagined in velvety, charcoal-hued suede, with white laces and a clever back zipper for slip-on ease. Woman by Common Projects elevates everyday styles by combining utilitarian design with luxury materials and Italian craftsmanship—apparent down to the stitch-reinforced vintage rubber cup sole.
A slit, open back adds a modern flourish to this airy tee from Lemlem, made in Ethiopia using generations-old weaving techniques. With its wide, tonal stripes and relaxed fit, the top has a clean look that evokes a modern, youthful ease. Founder Liya Kebede says she is deeply inspired by the “incredible care taken by each of our weavers,” apparent in thoughtful details like a sleek boat neckline.
Powered by active ingredients, this serum restores youthful suppleness to the delicate eye area, reducing puffiness and inflammation while keeping dark circles at bay. Nutrients including extracts of algae, horse chestnut, and licorice are delivered to the skin in their most potent form—thanks to Colbert MD’s patented QuSome technology—and work together to target signs of aging around the eyes. Apply morning and night to nourish, firm, and brighten.
Paris-based hairstylist Sylvain Le Hen designs hair accessories distinguished by sculptural yet functional forms and striking finishes. This gleaming barrette, with its spring-loaded clasp, secures fine hair or half-head hairstyles with ease, adding a modern and elegant touch. Crafted in France, the narrow, gentle curve of rose gold-toned metal is accented by two hand-mounted microscrews.