Category: culture

Investment and Luxury: The Birkin Bag

From fashion magazines to feminist commentariat and regular journalism outfits, many seem to be telling women this January that buying Birkin bags is a …
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Four For Friday -- 2016 in predictions

Welcome to 2016! The curated links today are all about predictions for design, luxury, jewellery, and fashion tech in 2016. “Simplicity will win.. but …
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My 2015 in books

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman had my reading interests down pat. …
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Four For Friday (34)

As the year draws to a close, reviews of the year appear as do predictions for the future. The latter are inevitably rooted in …
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Luxury watches and tech: who is driving whom?

Luxury products, it seems, are being trampled over by technology-enabled products enticing luxury customers. Apple created its own version of ceramic enforced gold. The …
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Nearly everyone has an opinion on “robots“. My nerdier friends get excited and talk about the latest advances; my sociologist and anthropologist friends shake …
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Terrorism and Luxury Brands

Paris, Hemingway’s moving feast, the city of lovers and light, the home to well-regarded luxury brands, faced brutal terrorism on November the 13th, 2015. …
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I occasionally play a game with my friends, where I rapidly say some words aloud and they respond with the first visual image that …
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This week’s links on design-thinking and design come right after I shared some observations made on a recent trip to India. Apple is giving …
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Design stories from recent travels in India

This post has no photos. None that I took anyway. Because taking photos is hard, while we navigate badly designed situations. When we don’t …
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