Casa Malca

Lio Malca has spent the last 20 years bringing emerging artists into the limelight, namely with his eponymous gallery in New York and his retrospectives at the city’s Whitney Museum. His latest venture — Casa Malca — allows him to continue his passion within the frame of hospitality. Originally built by Pablo Escobar, the infamous…

A Sound of Silence

Setting out to create a super-yacht which would exude Zen and possess a greener carbon footprint, the multi award-winning Grace E features a range of luxury amenities arranged around a design which prioritizes both space and comfort. Grace E is not only the largest and most ambitious motoryacht launched to date by the Perini Navi…

Surprising Sensorial Illusion

Praeteritum, Praesens et Futurum, a solo show of Rowan Mersh, will be presented this May by Gallery FUMI in Shoreditch, London. It will contain a collection that encompasses Mersh’s works over the past five years, including the recent works Pithvava Praegressus and Asabikeshiin II. “Praeteritum, Praesens et Futurum – Latin for past, present and future,”…

The Green Homes

In recent years, sustainability has become the common interest of various disciplines. The concept of green architecture, also known as “sustainable architecture” or “green building,” is an attempt to protect air, water, and earth by choosing eco-friendly building materials and construction practices. Sustainable architecture strives to minimize the number of resources consumed in the building’s…

Asian Mysticism

The PuLi Hotel and Spa is an urban retreat in the middle of Shanghai, and places just as much importance in its spa experience as its residential experience. The Anantara Spa at the PuLi is designed with Chinese, Indian and Thai influences, and offers a haven of contemporary luxury and tranquility where individuals and couples…

Liquor Barrels Get New Life

There is no doubt that horn speakers are clearly just amazing. But, incredible sound and stunning appearance aren’t the only great features of this gorgeous wooden speaker. Created by FIDDLE + HAMMER, a small Milwaukee based furniture company led by Jordan Waraksa, the Bellaphone is a work of art, a modern aesthetic, expressing a love…

Glamour on the Bund – Shanghai, China

Dining at Mr and Mrs Bund makes you feel like you’re guest at a party; a very sexy, stylish and glamorous party, where you are the star of the show. This establishment by Paul Pairet borrows the best elements of a nightclub, and tweaks them perfectly to a fine dining restaurant; late night dining, the atmospheric…

One of a Kind, or Nothing – Hu Sheguang

He made Viann Zhang blaze Cannes’ red carpet and let the 80-year old Wang Deshun grace the catwalk; he is a zealous advocate for Chinese culture, as well as well-versed scholar in philosophy and religion. He constantly seeks innovation and excitement in bold combination of fashion and performance art that integrates dramatic designs and Oriental elements, forming…