In the subtropical forests of a Japanese island, apple and hermès reveal how their ultra-connected new design could help us unplug
‘I’m here by choice, not by obligation,’ Jony Ive tells me as we trek through the dense, mysterious forests of Yakushima in southern Japan.
Me too! My 12,000-mile round-trip from London to this remote island was arduous, but worth it. It’s not often you get to spend time in such a magical environment in the company of Apple’s chief design officer and Hermès’ artistic director, Pierre-Alexis Dumas.
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Cultural hope springs eternal as Salon 94 opens the doors on its new Manhattan space
Sander Lak brings his killer colour instincts to a team-up with Maharam
Alessi marks its centenary with a sweet selection of design classics
MAXXI and Molteni & C celebrate the work of worldly architect Aldo Rossi
Counterspace is the fast-emerging South African architectural practice commissioned to create the latest Serpentine Pavilion in London. Here, its founder Sumayya Vally takes artist and photographer Mikhael Subotzky on a whistle-stop tour of their adopted hometown, Johannesburg
Francis Kéré’s perfectly ventilated, termite-inspired Kenyan campus is a breath of fresh air
Kader Attia’s artworks, addressing culturalism, colonialism and capitalism, speak volumes
HERO OF THE HOUR
Inspired by feats of endurance and daring, Montblanc’s new limited-edition watch is an horological adventure
Hella Jongerius’ new exhibition adds contemporary twists to the age-old story of weaving
A subterranean installation in Houston memorialises music lost in space
Women & Spirituality
MIRABAI BUSH is the author of Working With Mindfulness, co-creator of Google’s “Search Inside Yourself” program, cofounder of the Center for Contemplative Mind and Society and a founding board member of the Seva Foundation. She teaches contemplative practices, and has facilitated retreats, workshops and courses on spirit and action for over 20 years. To commemorate International Women’s Day, Mirabai spoke with PURNIMA RAMAKRISHNAN on March 6, 2021.
UNITY IN A WORLD OF DIVERSITY
BRIAN JONES explores unity in a world full of challenges and diversity. Through different analogies and his own personal experience with meditation, he finds effective ways to achieve unity through the silence of the heart.
DR. ZACH BUSH is a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician and educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health, the environment, and our interconnected future. Here he extends this worldview into the spiritual realm and the field of consciousness, so as to co-create a sustainable and regenerative future for all of us, and understand the role of humanity in the greater scheme of things.
What is Success?
DR. ICHAK ADIZES shares what true success really means and what is needed to find success in everything we do.
PROTECTING A MONSTER
AS ACCUSATIONS OF ABUSE MOUNT AGAINST POWERFUL HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER SCOTT RUDIN, A-LISTERS ARE UNDER FIRE FOR NOT TAKING STAND.
THE HAMPTONS' BIGGEST LOSER
This used to be his playground! Matt Lauer was a fixture in the tony Hamptons area of New York’s Long Island, summering with then-wife Annette at their $44.8 million waterfront estate.
BIG TECH STOCKS FLEX MUSCLES AGAIN AFTER A ROUGH WINTER
Big Tech stocks are flexing their enormous strength again, after getting knocked around a bit earlier this year.
Miranda's Baby Dreams: PUT ON ICE
The couple pause their plans to have children as the country singer gets back to work.
BEFRIEND YOUR MONEY AND REAP THE BENEFITS
What’s your relationship with money? Maybe your personal finances are like a distant cousin you barely think about — or an unsettling stranger you avoid. Or perhaps money feels like your enemy, frustrating you and rarely doing what you want.
Rihanna: PARTYING HARD WITH A$AP ROCKY
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