The cream of China’s hotel industry has been selected by a Chinese publication, with the top gongs going to properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The China Best Design Hotel Awards were awarded last month in Shanghai, with three exclusive properties coming top of the list — The Mira Hong Kong, the Waldorf Astoria [...]
Black is closing in on silver as the world’s most popular car color, according to a study released by auto paint firm DuPont. The Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, now in its 58th year, analysed information and trends from 11 automotive regions around the world and concluded that black moved one percentage point closer to [...]
This week, the Berlin-based fashion designer Esther Perbandt joins the long list of style icons who have lent their creative vision to everyday objects ranging from jackets for Prosecco bottles to macaroons. Here’s a roundup of the most buzz-worthy collaborations between renowned designers and non-fashion retailers in 2010.
The luxury UK brand Mulberry has moved its flagship boutique to 50 New Bond Street, only a few doors down from its previous address. The new retail space reflects the brand’s ethical and ecological concerns features a loft-like warehouse vibe with vast open space and a bevy of freestanding fixtures. The new 5,400-foot (501-square-meter) boutique [...]
Martell, the oldest of the great Cognac houses, has collaborated with iconic French architect Jean Nouvel on a new project. “The Martell Amber Lamp by Jean Nouvel” is a stunning object of design which will be produced in limited edition. Nouvel was inspired by the warm colors and reflections in Martell cognac and by the [...]