Oscar Niemeyer, the last surviving father of Modernist architecture, rose to prominence at Le Corbusier’s side but ultimately swerved from the hard, straight lines of orthodox Modernism. Instead he forged a parallel track that mimics the crescendos and denouements of human feeling through swooping curves, graceful arches, and sensuous lines. Using reinforced concrete, he has elevated the everyday to the sublime. Assouline is proud to present the limited edition Oscar Niemeyer, the most complete and lavish exploration of his 101-year life and career. Sketches and original photography, alongside contributions from Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid, affirm Niemeyer’s considerable and continuing influence on twentieth and twenty-first-century architecture.
Bobbi Brown has introduced two new travel retail exclusives : the Pastel Metallic Eye Palette and the Sandwash Pink Lip Kit. Pastel Metallic Eye Palette is described as the perfect palette for day to night, featuring soft pastels, shimmering metallics and a liner shade. The set also includes a dual-ended brush for shading and lining. The Sandwash Pink Lip Kit incorporates a complete lip wardrobe. The set contains four full-size, complementary shades of lipstick, liner and gloss that can be worn together or individually.
The Escales de Dior collection is a series of invitations to escapades and enticingly scented escapes. A year after Escale à Portofino, Parfums Christian Dior sets sail again for a passage to India. A new destination, a new fragrance: Escale à Pondichéry.
Escales de Dior fragrances are ports of call with a cologne spirit that evokes timeless fashion. These are scented alter egos to the Dior Couture cruise collections, inspired by dreams of exotic lands and the raw materials they contain.
In Pondicherry, the former trading post of the French East India Company, Dior Perfumer-Creator François Demachy discovered a true treasure: black tea.
He chose this precious, subtle material for the heart of the perfume, creating a fragrance marked by sophisticated freshness.
The black tea is enwrapped with three equally exceptionally ingredients, all emblematic of India.
The scent of cardamom melds with the sensual floral notes of Sambac jasmin, a voluptuous white flower associated with love in India. The sandalwood base reveals warm, balsamic notes. The result is a delicately addictive fragrance.
The same elegantly classic bottle signs all the fragrances in the Escales collection. Graced with the iconic Dior cane motif, the glass bottle and silver top resonate with Christian Dior's unique vision of couture, a timeless fashion defined by simplicity and modernity.
Time stands still in an enchanted interlude as Escale à Pondichéry visits this second stop on an olfactory journey signed Christian Dior.
A Former 16th Century Residence Of European Aristocrats, Villa D Este Has Welcomed Guests With Its Gracious Brand Of Hospitality Since 1873. Visitors Are Treated To A Celebrated Standard Of Service Including Top-rated Rooms, Amenities And Cuisine. This Lakeside Villa Is Set In A Picturesque Park, A Place That Has Won The Hearts Of Travelers For Generations. Dining Choices Include The Formal Verandah, The Grill And The Kisho, All With Terrace And Outdoor Service In Summer. Wireless Internet Connection On Ground Floors Both Inside And Outside. In-room Internet Connection.
M. Gerald Genta is one of the world’s greatest contemporary horologists. Over his long and illustrious career, he has accumulated universal fame for such iconic creations as the Patek Philippe Nautilus, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the IWC Ingenieur. His watches are amongst the most coveted and collectible in the world.
In 2007, Ritz Fine Jewellery, London approached Genta with a view to creating a small series of timepieces that combined simple, elegant lines, the best materials and the highest possible level of finish – at the heart of each a movement that would delight even the most knowledgeable and discerning of aficionados. The result is a remarkable feat of watch making skill. Drawing inspiration from no watch that had ever gone before but rather assimilating architectural, cultural and social elements from The Ritz Hotel in London, Genta has created three ranges, each comprising a date model, a chronograph model and a tourbillon model.
Available in a choice of precious metals, the entire collection amounts to just 15 watches, each of which is limited to a numbered edition of one. The dial of each watch has purposely been left blank, free from any form of branding – allowing the collector to personalise the piece (with if desired a motif designed by Genta himself). If the dial is to be personalised, the details of what is required will be carefully considered before a lead time is confirmed. Testimony to Genta’s pride in this extraordinary work, he has for the first time allowed his signature to be engraved on each watch. This self-winding 1905 Chronograph is one of only 15 pieces in the collection. Named after the year in which construction began on hotelier Cesar Ritz's Chateau-style hotel in London's Piccadilly, this cushion-shaped design features an upper case in the form of a 'soft square'. Sapphire crystal with sapphire set winding crown in 18ct white gold (the customer has a choice of fine crocodile coloured straps on a white gold deployment clasp), it is available only through 20ltd.com and is limited to a numbered edition of one.
The watch indicates: -
• Hours – hour hand
• Minutes – minute hand
• Chronograph – chronograph hand
The chronograph is equipped with 3 counters:
• Seconds counter
• Minutes counter (30 minutes)
• Hours counter (12 hours)
The watch has 2 push-buttons:
• Top push-button – to start & stop the chronograph
• Bottom push-button – to reset the counters
• Vibrations/hour – 28,800 (4 Hz)
• Jewels – 27 rubies
• Movement operating range when fully wound – over 46 hours
• Automatic winding in both directions
• Oscillating weight segment – 21 carat gold
• Swing wheel stops when time is being adjusted
ETA movement, with chronograph dials. The movement is automatic with a power reserve of 46 hours when fully wound. The regulation tolerance is 15 seconds.