Tie one on
Go back to square one. In fashion, it’s important to start from the beginning. Consider the Hermès scarf, the perfect accessory. Always appropriate. Forever in style. Timeless. Each square of silk is a uniquely executed work of art. Cutting-edge but classic. And among the classics, a king. Take your place among other fashion royalty (Jackie O, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn) with 70 square inches carefully tied round the neck, to a bag, or worn as a headpiece. Dare to be square with this lush collection.
Artists aren’t just aesthetes. They’re the ultimate rebels. Placing bathroom fixtures on pedestals. Sawing entire houses in half. Living for days in a plastic box in a museum. And their exploits expand our world. We may boldly assume we know what “art” is. Then some intrepid, creative mind comes along and turns that definition inside out. Today we celebrate these boundary-breakers with a collection of works by daring new artists.
“You push the button, we do the rest.” 125 years ago, George Eastman’s slogan made taking pictures a snap—and made Kodak a household name. Nowadays, we’re taking more pictures than ever, but with smaller, easier to use point-and-shoots, phone cameras and, you guessed it: Instagram. Classic photography has gone out of focus. Missing is the thrill of adjusting a Leica lens and clicking at JUST the right moment. Time to rediscover the richness of developing a roll of black-and-white film and mounting a glossy- or matte-finish photo on the wall. Or, at the very least, reframe your thinking with this collection of classic cameras.
Bold & beautiful – anything related to Peggy Guggenheim really strikes a mean note. These selections, often raw and unrefined, allow the artistic medium to express and dictate the form, a steadfast Modernist goal. A Brutalist sculpture or inspired abstract painting can create the perfect balance to a minimalist space or any room that feels too sweet for its own good. I also always aspire to the robust, jazzy, freewheeling spirit of Peggy Guggenheim's world, or to at least feel like a guest in her home.
Shoes off. Shades on. It’s like a lazy beach day, sipping something ice-cold and strong, but without having to step foot off the patio. Bienvenidos a Miami—and to the Miami way of life. Where a canopy of palm trees and the company of clear blue water comes standard. The Cuban food. The conga. Creamy pastels and Art Deco. Bring a little Miami home with this collection.
A Ferrari prowls the coast of Biscayne Bay. Suave detectives Crockett and Tubbs chase criminal kingpins through neon nightclubs. When it aired in 1984, Miami Vice changed the look and feel of TV forever. Flash-forward to today, and that new-wave ’80s style is popping up all over again. Skip the shave, slip on that pink blazer, and turn up the Phil Collins—Miami Vice is in the air tonight. Let the gear in this Vice-worthy collection inject some pastel chic into your life.
Got sun? Then it’s time to steal some rays. Maintaining a perfect tan isn’t hard work when you’re living with 663 miles of beach. Just lie back on the soft sand and let the sunlight go at its gentle task. But looking good while you’re basking in the brightness requires more than just bare skin and sandy hair. The perfect beach wrap. The right sunglasses. A towel with some attitude. Find the perfect horizontal ensemble with this breezy collection.
Into the wild. A deep stream rushes through the forest. A stout canoe glides over the dark currents. Minnesota’s great northern boundary waters flow with adventure. And the folks at Sanborn Canoe Company want to bring that experience to your neck of the woods. Nature-lovers and thrill-seekers alike come to the Winona, Minn.-based craftsmen for classic camping stoves, waterproof gear and handmade paddles—not to mention beautiful canoes. Let them start your adventure right with this well-prepared collection.
A timeless, doe-eyed beauty—that was Natalie Wood. A child star, she came of age in Rebel Without a Cause, and made growing up in the spotlight look effortless. Just like her style. Yves Saint Laurent’s muse pulled off ’50s glamour in black sheath dresses and furs, then blossomed into a ’60s style icon. The devil was in the details. She elevated shift dresses and jumpsuits with the right accessories—a pair of oversized sunglasses, funky earrings. All eyes were always on her. Pull focus yourself with this collection inspired by a true style icon.
Is he a lovable neurotic? A hyper-intellectual cuckoo? No matter what you think of director Woody Allen, you have to give him credit: What other filmmaker has turned out nearly a movie a year since 1966? And from Annie Hall to Midnight in Paris, so many, truly, deeply funny exploits on film. As he nears 78, the funnyman is becoming more relevant—and more serious—than ever. With this collection, we tip our crushable bucket hat to the man who made horn-rims and tweed forever cool.