"When I look around my houses in New York or London I am struck by what an influence he has had on me. He has left his souvenirs everywhere. His touch, his taste, his flair, his blue." Madonna "I have always wanted to see things I imagine made into a reality," declared renowned architect David Coll..
From the frock coats of Gainsborough's portraits to the city workers' two-piece suits, the structure of men's clothing after 1800 seemed to favor uniformity over variety. But a closer look reveals that the language of this uniformity is actually subtly varied in its details in the cut, proportion an..
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) members are always on the go. These globetrotting design stars share their favorite destinations, hotels, restaurants, stores, and sources of inspiration in this new title from Assouline's bestselling CFDA American Fashion series. Discover what Donn..
'The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape' is a brilliant new monograph by universally-acclaimed art and environmental photographer Diane Tuft. Following on the heels of Tuft's previous publication, 'Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land', this new book showcases her breathtaking and visual..
Beaumarly hospitality group, created by father-and-son duo Gilbert and Thierry Costes, encompasses more than 20 ultra-stylish properties dotted around the City of Light. From the Louvre courtyard to the Pompidou Centre rooftop, from Saint-Germain-des-Pres to the Bastille, Beaumarly establishments in..
Nestled in the picturesque Adelaide Hills of South Australia, Bird in Hand is a world-renowned producer of fine wine that celebrates place and passion not only through expert vinification, but also through food, art, and cultural events. Through lush photography, 'Bird in Hand: Adelaide Hills, Austr..
Bordeaux is not only the name of a worldwide, high-quality wine terroir, it has long been the center city of the countryside of France. A magnificent place founded in the third century B.C., Bordeaux boasts several golden periods of development, including its meteoric rise in the eighteeth century a..
"Brazilian style ranges from the collness of bossa nova to the rigor of modernist architecture, but for me it is always about freedom and spontaneous sensuality." Francisco Costa Pele, Oscar Niemeyer, caipirinhas, Sonia Braga, Vik Muniz, Ivo Pitanguy, Ipanema, Tropicalia, and more Brazilian cultur..
"In my past life I was the assistant of Marco Polo" Carlos Souza Carlos Souza, Worldwide Brand Ambassador for Valentino, is constantly travelling. From New York to Sao Paolo to Shanghai, he shares a colourful guide to his favourite destinations overflowing with food, fashion, art, and life. Much ..
The great Neo-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne spent most of his life working in the the beautiful surroundings of Aix-en-Provence, where he was born in 1839. Today, the Jas de Bouffan, the Bibemus quarry, the Chateau-Noir, the Mont Sainte-Victoire, and the Estaque are all famous as the titular mo..
Synonymous with French sophistication, Chantelle is a prestigious lingerie label with a rich history, enduring savoir faire, and seductive design. As a family business founded in the 1870s, the company pioneered the manufacture of innovative elasticized knits and then flourished in the 1920s as flap..
Original photography and insightful text illuminate the House of Dior, including 150 of its most beautiful haute couture dresses by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano. Celebrity models from Suzy Parker to Kate Moss are immortalized in Dior by fashion p..