In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: The opening of Mr Holmes Bakehouse, McLaren and Richard Mille’s new timepiece and a platform where beauty nerds out on technology
Loewe is the first luxury fashion house to collaborate with Sotheby’s
Why you should care: Introducing the Loewe Weaves project, the brainchild of the collaboration between Loewe and Sotheby’s auction house. The project features a collection of 92 Galatian chestnut roasters made by Antonio Pereira, the famous master potter, and embellished by various artists from all over the world. Sotheby’s will be exhibiting seven of such roasters and put them up for auction.
The Trophy Travel for the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco is from Louis Vuitton
Why you should care: Nothing says victory quite like Louis Vuitton. This is why it is perfectly fitting that Louis Vuitton partner with the Automobile Club de Monaco, revealing the Trophy Travel Case. In celebration of the 78th edition of the Formula 1 comes a tailor-made, handcrafted trunk. In true F1 spirit, Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram is adorned with the red shade of the Monaco flag. Even cooler is the strips of “V” (for “Victory”) while also paying tribute to the unique route of the racing track.
Take a bite of San Francisco’s Mr Holmes Bakehouse
Why you should care: Mr Holmes Bakehouse, which popularised the iconic ‘cruffin’ in San Francisco, has teamed up with Singapore-based lifestyle company Caerus Holding to bring the bakehouse to Singapore. As its first Southeast Asian flagship, look forward to churro croissants and strawberry jalapeno bear claws at the 41-seater bakery-café.
Where beauty meets technology
Why you should care: NFTs have infiltrated our currency, art and now – our beauty products. One of those leading this change in the beauty industry is Gracie J, nail artist for the TV show Claws. Minting her work through NFT-generating platform Rarible, buyers get a GIF of an animated hand with her nail art, on top of a set of specially designed press-on nails. Perhaps the future of beauty is also online.
Tell time with McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille
Why you should care: In celebration of the duo’s fifth year of partnership comes the RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail. It honours the iconic Speedtail, a streamlined teardrop-shaped hypercar that became the third car in McLaren’s Ultimate lineup. Equally impressive is the timepiece itself, which mimics the water droplet of the car and including the mechanism’s first power reserve display. The timepiece is limited to 106 pieces, in parallel to the 106 Speedtail hypercars.
McLaren Automotive x Richard Mille
Escape into Casa Bautista
Why you should care: This private eco-villa offers a sustainably luxurious escape. Located in the heart of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is the villa, pained an organic blue colour that is reflective of the nature that surrounds it. 300 square meters large and shaped like an L, look forward to five bedrooms, jacuzzi, a terrace with a pool and barbecue. The quaint highlight is a small tower, allowing an open space perfect for meditation and relaxing.
Step into the Athens Olympic Museum
Why you should care: Created by KLab and Mulo Creative Lab, the space unites culture and sports through a minimalist space. With its high ceilings, white and grey interior and occasional colour accents, the museum is clean and welcoming. The museum presents the history of the Olympic Games, from its roots in ancient Greece to its place in international sporting today. Alongside it is the values that the Olympics represents, the Olympic movement and the role of athletes.
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