Category: design

Autonomous cars and luxury marques

Aston Martin, James Bond’s car of choice (except when he went through a BMW phase), showcased a powerboat at Monaco Yacht Show this year. …
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Authenticity and Vedic wisdom for luxury brands

Alicia Keys, the talented musician and singer, was in the news recently for having chosen decidedly to eschew makeup. In a monograph in a …
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Motivation as a design assumption

Holacracy. MOOCs. Food labels. Holacracy isn’t working. MOOCs have low completion rates, and an estimated 90% drop-out rate. Food labels to help consumers make …
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Selling diamonds online

(A version of this article appeared in LiveMint on March the 4th, 2016.) “You must have done some good deeds to have earned living …
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Women Artists in London: Annie Leibovitz

Long post alert! Women artists are predicted to garner more attention this year. Right on cue there is Women: New Portraits, by Annie Leibovitz, …
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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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