Low is the new high in the world of modern luxury, and much of the thanks (or derision) for this phenomenon goes to the humble sneaker. The sports and leisure shoe has morphed from a utilitarian and affordable item of footwear into a prized collectible worthy of the attention of a high-end auction house. Why are vintage sneakers now being treated like prized works in the contemporary art market? High auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s are holding vintage Air Jordan luxury sneaker sales this summer, as athletic shoes are quickly becoming the hot new collectible item. Luxury sneaker as collectible art? Watch your back, watches. They’re coming for you.
A universal symbol of adventure and curiosity, and potentially of human connection, we love artisanal luxury globes as an essential element of office or home décor. They make wonderful gifts, especially to mark a significant life event or the conclusion of a marvelous trip. Here’s our curated list of the best brands of luxury globes in the world right now that double as sophisticated home or office décor, including desk, floor and bespoke hand-crafted models. Let’s go!
Like baking and other old school hobbies, gardening is back in a big way – and it’s a lot more fun with the right equipment. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen is sharing the best chic luxury gardening tools and equipment, and where to buy the most gorgeous gardening gear right now.
A striking wall clock can also make a design statement in any room, from the kitchen to the office. A chic wall clock can also be a perfect gift for a design-savvy loved one. If you’re considering a new one, here’s our list of the best cool modern luxury wall clocks to buy right now.
Mandatory social distancing was the nudge we needed to finally clean up and de-clutter at home. Now that the underbrush has been cleared out, we find ourselves with the insatiable desire to redecorate. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing mood boards to guide us; she previously tackled bathroom makeovers. This time, she’s got savvy advice and inspiration on how to achieve an easy do-it-yourself makeover of a luxury kitchen, with no structural change or professional contractor needed. So grab a hammer, and let’s go!