Life & Art

Sourced wood, jewellery’s latest trend

By HYLA BAUER
Of late, women who have a taste for bold jewellery have turned to the high-low mix of precious gems and gold set in wood, leaving ...

Overworked? For US$375 a month, this private club offers stress cure

The latest wrinkle in the US$3.7t-per-year global wellness industrial complex
By NIKKI EKSTEIN You know the type: The corner suite executive who ...

After Portlandia, Oregon’s culture capital is ready for a new narrative

With 3,000 new hotel rooms and a jumping restaurant scene, Portland is consciously evolving beyond caricature
By HANNAH WALLACE Every year in late ...

A MoMA curator’s art-filled mansion is on sale for US$6.5m

Rubin was known for his art collection, less so for his Westchester estate. Maybe that will change
By JAMES TARMY William Rubin (1927-2006), the head ...

Enjoy the best cruises without being surrounded by tourists

It’s becoming easier to find a private oasis on 4,000-passenger ships
By ERIC ROSEN There’s a new way for the crowd-averse to set sail — ...

Home prices are falling in one of America’s richest suburbs

In affluent enclaves in Westchester County, New Jersey and Connecticut, a federal cap on state and local property tax deductions has begun to bite hard as ...

How to make a perfume smell expensive

Small fragrance creators such as Maelstrom in Paris are influencing a RM200b global industry
by JAMES TARMY / BLOOMBERG Last year, a juried ...

The US$1.3m Star Wars jacket was hiding in plain sight

Han Solo’s jacket joins props from Fight Club, Titanic, Terminator and Back to the Future II in Prop Store’s annual movie memorabilia bonanza
by Colin ...

A 250-year-old plantation hits the market for US$9.5m

The 404.7ha plot was originally a gift from King George II of England
BY JAMES TARMY Jamie Constance has lived in California for 69 years, but when he ...

Seasonal food is in retreat, unless you’re talking about coffee

It’s got nothing to do with flavoured syrups
By KATE KRADER / Pic By TMR It’s the middle of summer, and farmers markets are a riot of colourful ...

A tiny 350-sq-ft apartment is on the market for RM3m

New Yorkers who love to lament tiny living spaces at astronomical prices need not apply
by COLIN BERTRAM / BLOOMBERG Graham Hill is at it again. The ...

The best burgers in Los Angeles, according to top chefs

Whether you’re dining in or driving thru, Southern California gets few things better than a meat sandwich on a bun. Here’s where to dig in
By KATE ...