A wind of change


Here, the art of living is given pride of place. Artists' portraits, contemporary furnishings, decorative items, beauty products and restaurants meet everypossible desire.



A new chapter in this remarkable collection of luxury jewellery has just been unveiled. Dedicated to beauty and wonder, illuminated by magnificent gems, the totally unique Extraordinary Lights collection gives a place of honour to colourful precious stones. www.piaget.com

Ambassador for the IWC brand, the 7-times Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton is on track for the new campaign for its new Aviator watch. Images of the driver sporting the different models (43, Top Gun, Perpetual Calendar and Chronograph 41) were taken by British photographer Misan Harriman. www.iwc.com

Duvivier Canapés and Parisian designer-interior architect Pierre Gonalons present a first collection recalling the elegance and impertinence of 1970’s Paris. Called “Serge” in homage to Gainsbourg, these leather sofas embody Parisian chic. www.duviviercanapes.com

Designed by Franco Albini in 1938, this radio mounted between two supporting sheets of tempered glass was originally produced as a prototype model for the architect’s home. Cassina now presents the “Radio in Cristallo” with an ultra-modern B&C speaker, FM and DAB radio, and Bluetooth connection,. It is also available in a limited prestige edition of five pieces. 5.880 €. www.cassina.com

Chanel has joined up for the third time with Maisons d’Art to compose an exclusive Extrait de Gardénia gift set. Recalling white camellias, Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite flowers, each of these 20 sets contains an ultra-limited edition of gardenia extract offering an opulent, wafting fragrance conjured up by Chanel’s perfume creator, Olivier Polge. Available from October, this very luxurious set can be pre-ordered. www.chanel.com

Renowned French architect Marc Barani has designed the new “chai” at the Domaine des Davids in the Luberon. As well as spaces devoted to wine production, the cellar, impressive yet discreet, offers a sales counter and oeno-gastronomic tastings. Also serving as a showcase for art, it displays monumental works by Belgian artist Yves Zurstrassen, including an imposing ceramic fresco. Route de Banon, Viens. www.lesdavids.fr

Inspired by joyously optimistic Pop-style energy, this autumn’s ready-to-wear collection from Dior signed by the talented Maria Grazia Chiuri is unveiled in a series of ultra-colourful photos by Brigitte Nedermair and stylist. www.maripol.dior.com

In a limited edition of 50 pieces each, the three models of the new RM 07-01 Céramiques are distinguished by the colour of their cases and their original dial ornaments. Called Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink and Pastel Lavender, they share the automatic in-house CRMA2 movement. From 132.000 €. www.richardmille.com

Motivated by a blend of simplicity and sumptuousness inherited from its founder, Alberto Pinto, the Parisian home decor agency Pinto loves to combine local craftsmanship with collectors’ pieces to compose outstanding interiors. The art of straw marquetry reflects this very fashionable taste for the use of the simplest materials ennobled by the wonderful know-how of expert craftsmen. (Buffet 58,000 €, mirror 8,900 €). www.pintoparis.com

Anchored at the heart of Paris, the huge department store near Le Pont-Neuf has just re-opened its doors with sumptuous decor retaining the finery of its Art Nouveau and Art Deco past while proudly positioning itself in modernity. The multi-disciplinary design studio Yabu Pushelberg based in Toronto and New York is to be credited with the superb achievement of its elegant interior revamp. La Samaritaine, 9 rue de la Monnaie, Paris 1. www.dfs.com

Now available in yellow and orange, and adorned with vibrant settings, these new 36-mm Ocean Biretrograde Automatic models are proposed in limited editions of 20 pieces each. In sporty-chic style, the Harry Winston Ocean collection adopts iridescent mother-of-pearl as a backcloth. Delightfully summery ! www.harrywinston.com

Artistic Director of Yves Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello has set his signature to the design of a new Bang & Olufsen speaker in a limited edition. Both compact and powerful, the wireless Besound Edge combines timeless design with cutting-edge acoustic technology. 5.500 €. www.saintlaurentrivedroite.com

The beautycare brand exemplifying Swiss excellence proposes two exclusive travel kits called Perfection (890 €) and Ultimate (295 €). They contain small versions of the finest care products to protect and repair the skin when exposed to the sun or a lack of hydration from the air when travelling, plus cosmetics fighting signs of ageing by boosting collagen production. www.l-raphael.com

Iris, Almond, Rose, Orange Blossom, Vetiver, Tangerine, Mimosa... These new toilet waters for women evoke fleeting souvenirs and sensations in modern style, offering softness, freshness and elegance as your summertime olfactory signature. 130 €/100 ml. www.prada.com

Signed by designer Margaux Keller of Marseille, currently making her mark, Nacre de Boqa seating has more than one string to its bow ! Comprised of a chair, armchair and bar stool, this line inspired by the shapes of shells with woven backs in three colours is a must for this summer’s outdoor furniture. From 949 €. www.boqa.fr

Each year, Valérie Messika sends a new breeze of novelty through her signature collection, Move. Used to working with gold and diamonds, she has thrown herself into the conquest of a new material : leather. The result is a collection of ultra-colourful unisex bracelets called “My Move”. More than 300 combinations to choose from ! From 1.930 €. www.messika.com

Well-known for its proposals of bathrooms Made in France, Kinedo innovates by presenting its first infinity spa. With lots of suggestions in terms of seating (2 to 6 places), finishes and options, this highly esthetic spa guarantees a lovely mirror effect on your terrace. From 15.500 €. kinedo.com

Embodying Hollywood’s zest for life, the star with the radiant smile has been appointed ambassador for Chopard’s Happy Sport watch collection. Film director Xavier Dolan signed the art direction for images taken by photographer Shayne Laverdière. chopard.fr

Two prestigious brands, Leonard and Cap d’Arsène, have joined forces this season to re-visit timeless Cap d’Arsène models with two iconic prints from the Leonard Paris summer collection 2021. In the spirit of Upcycling, this first summer lifestyle collection is entirely made by hand in the Parisian workshop of Cap d’Arsène. Each piece is unique. The collection is available on their websites and in Leonard Paris boutiques in France. From 75 to 520 €. capdarsene.com - leonardparis.com



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