Unlike most architecture encyclopedias, which tend to concentrate more on buildings and floor plans than their designers, this tome puts the architects in the spotlight, profiling individuals so that readers can get a clear overview of their bodies of work. Each architect’s entry features a portrait, quote, and short biography as well as a description of important works, historical context, and general approach; illustrations include numerous drawings, photographs, and floor plans. The book’s A to Z entries cover not only architects but also groups, movements, and styles from the 18th to the 21st centuries. With 600 entries and 5,200 illustrations, The A–Z of Modern Architecture is a comprehensive resource that no architecture professional, fan, or student should be without.
Chopard has launched the Chopard 201-carat Watch featuring three heart-shaped diamonds, the pink weighs 15 carats, the blue weighs 12 carats and the white weighs 11 carats. They are set in a bracelet encrusted with clusters of white pear-shaped diamonds arrange in flower motifs, with a yellow diamond standing up from the center of each. The watch has a spring-loaded mechanism which, when pressed, allows the three heart shapes to mechanically open up. $25 million.
Rupert Sanderson's Flora peep-toe pumps offers a classic style which will never date and can be worn time and again.
Black wrinkled patent leather peep-toe pumps, approximately 85mm high. Rupert Sanderson pumps have a grosgrain trim and a cone-shaped heel.
Mrs John L Strong's Jet Set Box is perfect indulgence for those that have it all. This Encyclopedic House Crate contains 14 writing tablets that will address the needs of the most discriminating bon vivant, starting with a tablet for the Private Jet and others for your: Kitchen, Butler's Pantry, Office, Library, Sitting Room, Media Room, Game Room, Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, Guest Cottage, Sun Room, Pool House, and Wine Cellar
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Lucca & Co has launched a pair of Diamond Bracelets available for $38000, at vivre. The Lucca & Co Diamond Bracelets are richly detailed diamond cuffs covered with rose cut diamonds in Mughal style. Bezel set large stones; pave set smalls. Rose cut diamonds,