The Italian way
It was 1978. On Via Della Spiga in Milan, a young designer was about to change everything. The fashion industry was in desperate need of some fresh air, and fresh talent. And Gianni Versace’s new boutique brought both. Potent, daring designs sizzled in the hot Italian weather. Mixtures of blacks and golds came together with more than a modest measure of Italian romance. Versace once said, “Designing came to me. I didn’t have to move.” And indeed, the boutique was soon the hub of Italian fashion, and its designer a legend. So let his work come to you, with this collection of vintage clothing.
That rich, mouthwatering smell of your grandmother’s famous ravioli, as they stew in a perfect tomato sauce. Out it wafts, and in come family, friends and neighbors from down the block to her kitchen. Laughter follows. Wine flows. The secret ingredient in nonna’s cooking is always love—and a few decades of experience. And though you may never reach her culinary heights, with this collection of essential Italian kitchen goods, you can at least spot the summit.
In a vintage Ferrari or Fiat, you’re more than just a driver. You’re Marcello Mastroianni or Sophia Loren, as filmed by Fellini. You nimbly ply Rome’s Via Veneto, your hair tousled but still impeccable. After sunset, cruise the ancient Roman streets, offering chic strangers a ride. Or speed away to avoid an ex-lover. Even if your home territory is closer to Rome (New York) or Rome (Georgia), you can still live la dolce vita. Give fuel to your fantasies with these Ferraris, Fiats and racetrack accessories that will help you keep your cool at any speed.
Talk about backstabbing. With the twist of a blade—or 20—wielded by his trusted senators, the tide of the Roman Empire turned. “Et tu Brute?” he cried. And so fell Julius Caesar. A prophet warned the great leader that March 15th would bring him the very worst news. Fearless to a fault, the man who made togas appropriate formalwear in 44 B.C. stood fast. And so met his legendary end. Tip your galea to the ultimate ruler with this collection inspired by the great Julius Caesar.
Dicing veggies like a boss. Slicing tuna like a sushi chef. Julienning, cubing, filleting: You’ve already got the knife skills. Now you just need the perfect knife. Or make that knives—plural. After all, you can’t shuck an oyster with a meat cleaver. There’s a knife for every task, and one for every taste. Some chefs are knife purists. Others prefer a little decorative flourish. So whatever’s on your menu, get an edge with the items here.
A little goldfinch told us—spring is right around the corner. Fields are on the verge of emerging from the dark winter in vibrant color. Lilies. Daisies. Daffodils. The sun, higher and brighter with each passing day. But while we wait for more warm weather to arrive, there’s time to prep for that golden rush. Take your shorter, lighter, brighter clothes out of the closet. Squeeze yourself a glass of fresh lemonade. And add some glow to your home with this zesty lemon collection.
Eggshell. Caramel. Cream. A brunch shopping list, or the appetizing colors in your closet? From deep browns to pure whites or pastels, eggs come in the loveliest of hues. Go ahead and poach their palette for your spring wardrobe—you’ll look extra fresh in bright white denim or soft tan suede. Prefer not to place all your eggs in one basket? Add some to the walls, too. The possibilities are as endless as eggshells are varied. Start living sunny-side-up with this free-range collection.
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The first day of spring. Warmth without a scarf. Light without electricity. Take an easy stroll and enjoy the outdoors, without a brrr. You might even treat yourself to some ice cream—mint chip, in this case. Cold, sweet and smooth, with a fresh tang like spring air. And its color, that bright, airy pale green, is a fitting shade for the season. The color of dewdrops on budding leaves. Or sea foam lapping on a beach. So get your home in mint condition, just in time for spring, with this minty fresh collection.
After months of winter gray, the sky this week in certain parts of the country is a perfect periwinkle. Calm and lightly spotted with cotton-candy clouds. People are turning their eyes upward to imagine what it would be like to wear that gorgeous sky. To wrap its beautiful, soothing hues around their shoulders and slip their feet into its boundless blue. Nothing is impossible if you wish it—or wait long enough. With this collection, let the wild periwinkle yonder come to you.
Take a deep breath. Fasten on a snorkel and dive into the bracing waters of early spring. Open your eyes: Underwater wonders abound. Love what you see? Why not add a touch of ocean marvel to your home. This season, coral is queen of the reef. Haul eye-catching color up from the deep. Coral is an unexpected alternative to its pal pink, and its bright tone packs punch into pillows or throws. You can even pair it with a shock of verdant green for a little Palm Beach posh. Reef-fresh your spring style with this coral collection.
The explorer never slows. Wearing a tailored suit, and his signature white Birkenstocks or pink boots. An elegant turban circles his crown; a jet-black beard shrouds his jaw. We’re talking, of course, about Waris Ahluwalia, actor, designer, explorer, humanitarian. Renaissance man incarnate. Whether he’s tiptoeing around Venice meticulously curating the Gritti Palace foyer, or roaming the hills of Rajasthan to track down the perfect Darjeeling, his passion for perfection is unlimited. Let your style wander with this collection of Waris-inspired wares.
Shh. Walk softly. We’re on the hunt. What’s our target? The best sturdy pair of boots. The most reliable camping stove. The highest-quality shooting jacket—for shooting pictures. On the trail of your prey, follow the lead of expert huntsman Ernest Hemingway. He had bigger game to stalk, though: The perfect spare sentence. The most motivating muse. A born hunter, he was merciless on safari—and inspired. Days in the wild sparked some of his greatest work. Who knows what brilliance you’ll unleash, when you pack your kit with this rugged gear.
Up above the clouds. At nearly 30,000 feet. But you’re not on a plane. You walked here, foothold by treacherous foothold, through your own chilled sweat and climbing skill. At the summit, take a moment to remember the Kiwi who first took in this view. New Zealander Edmund Hillary conquered Mount Everest with an axe, a rope and his Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay. And today, mountaineers still look up to his elevated feat, and the tools that took him to the roof of the world. So today, we’re outfitting your ascent above the snowline with a rock-solid climbing collection, inspired by the great alpinist.
The drone of an electric guitar. A rough voice cuts through the smoky room, singing about hard life on the mean streets. New York in the 1970s was a gritty crucible of pop art innovation—and Lou Reed was at its forefront. Rockers lived fast, and they made music to match. All following the lead of Reed, who once proclaimed, “My god is rock and roll.” Decades down the road, his musical influence is still intoxicating. So immerse yourself in the sounds of the city and Lou’s classic look.
There’s a man draped in finer robes than the one who resides in the Holy See. He goes by the name Lapo. And cuts a fine figure in sky-blue suits with patterned pocket squares. Rolled-up chinos and Oxblood wingtips. Looking much more like a fashion icon than a creative titan of the business world, he has been called the best-dressed man in the world. But Lapo Elkann is also a boardroom heavyweight. He singlehandedly rebranded Fiat—and did so looking like a billion liras. Talk about work-life balance. So get a little aristocratic (or a lot) and Italian-dapper with this collection of Elkann-inspired fashion.
A convertible BMW whips around a sharp turn on the Autobahn. Tires screech, your heart skips a beat, and you think: “There’s got to be a better way to pick up a carton of milk.” In fact, almost 20 percent of German commuters prefer the pedal of a bike to the metal of a four-cylinder engine. And like their finely tuned cars, the Germans have a cycling culture dedicated to good engineering and great design—and the occasional wire basket, for beer and sausages, of course. So get ready for the open road with this collection of top-notch gear. Just stay off the Autobahn.
Streets that pulse with the beat of creative passion. Artists and thinkers from all over Europe flock to Berlin to swim (up or downstream) in the swift currents of the local art world. Witness this energy in the white walls of galleries, or in Berliners’ apartments—which are often just as vibrant places to gather. Even in limited spaces, they know how to express a sense of real freedom. It’s about asymmetrical design. Confrontations between light and darkness. Even if you can’t go join the scene, you can bring some of Berlin to you, with this collection of sleek housewares.
A Berlin flat, circa 1925. Jazz music crackling. Paintbrushes drying by the radiator. The inhabitant: an artist at the center of the avant-garde. Which avant-garde? Take your pick. Though France and Italy get more credit for giving rise to art movements, there were plenty of them to go around in Germany. From the Expressionists to the Dadaists to Bauhaus, the country has spawned its fair share of artistic innovation. Sample the skills of the German modernists with this contemporary collection.