SAO PAULO: Gap Opens

Since 1969, the US brand Gap has been outfitting the world in its casual basics, but until the recent opening of its São Paulo store the only place to find Gap goods in Brazil was in select Dufry airport locations. The second floor of upscale shopping mall JK Iguatemi is now home to this classic brand, stocking apparel and accessories
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We love… Tree of Light by Droog in Amsterdam

In time for the Christmas festivities this month, Dutch design studio, Droog, has installed an impressive holographic tree in the foyer of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Gargantuan in size, the tree is said to be “the largest holographic projection of a classic Christmas tree,” according to Droog, and will be on display at Amsterdam’s recently renovated museum until January 6, 2014. Renowned ...
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NEW YORK: Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace

Donna Karan celebrates the holidays with the unveiling of the Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace.
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LONDON: Claridge’s Christmas Tree

One of our favorite festive traditions is visiting the Christmas tree at ultra-luxe hotel Claridge’s in London’s Mayfair. This year’s collaboration with fashion super stars Dolce & Gabbana has resulted in a stunning tree covered in over 450 hand-blown colorful Italian glass baubles.
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HONG KONG CITIZEN HIP: Douglas Young

Douglas Young is the renowned cofounder of the award-winning Hong Kong label Goods of Desire (住好啲).
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MIAMI: Piston Head

The Herzog & de Meuron-designed, minimalist garage at 1111 Lincoln Road has become an Art Basel destination, brimming with events and pop-ups (like this year’s Colette x Alchemist Art Drive-Thru) since its opening in 2010.
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MIAMI CITIZEN HIP: Laure Hériard Dubreuil

Laure Hériard Dubreuil, heiress to the Rémy Cointreau Group, cofounded The Webster in 2009 after previous stints at Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent. Her South Beach staple is frequented by celebrities and loyal visitors alike, putting this Art Deco building on the map.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore Biennale Celebrates Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

The fourth edition of the Singapore Biennale, the country’s leading art platform for contemporary art, is currently open at the Singapore Art Museum. Titled If The World Changed, the eclectic selection of artists showcasing their work were asked to explore the world we live in today and of the future. Work by 82 artists and artist collectives from 13 different ...
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LOS ANGELES: A Current Affair

This weekend in Los Angeles, A Current Affair's semi-annual vintage pop-up marketplace will take over the entire 11th floor of Downtown's Cooper Design Space.
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MIAMI: Charlotte Perriand x Louis Vuitton

Luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton brings the vision of French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand to Art Basel’s Design Miami with the unveiling of La maison au bord de l’eau (the house on the water).
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HONG KONG SHOP WATCH: Hong Kong’s Leading Concept Stores

Following the success of its first concept store, Agnes B LA LOGGIA, Agnes B has recently opened the one-stop lifestyle concept store Agnes B Rue de Marseille. Agnes B Rue de Marseille embodies the chic sophistication and rustic feel of its namesake location, a Parisian street in the fashionable Marais district, through antique furniture, refined black and grey tones, high ...
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MIAMI: Whale Shark Series by Kristian Schmidt

Two-time Grammy award-winning director, producer and photographer Kristian Schmidt brings an exclusive selection of his Whale Shark Series to Art Basel this year.
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MIAMI: Colette x Alchemist

The Art Basel anticipation is officially over and to kick things off is this weeklong pop-up and collaboration between Miami’s Alchemist and Parisian favorite Colette.
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Scented Memory: Maison Martin Margiela’s SHOWcabinet for SHOWstudio

A new exhibition at SHOWstudio’s shop in Knightsbridge explores the relationship between scent and human memory. Opened last Thursday, the "Smells Like Memories" installation is is a collaboration between Belgian, fashion powerhouse, Maison Martin Margiela, and online fashion and film platform SHOWstudio (as part of their SHOWcabinet series) which explores “the pivotal role of scent in triggering reminiscence." Alongside perfumes from Margiela’s ...
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LONDON: Aquascutum Returns

British heritage brand Aquascutum reopens a brand new flagship store off busy Regent Street in a prime location just opposite famed department store Liberty.
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