No escaping Scheler: glypticians illuminate Apple

Glypticians are a discreet part of luxury manufacturing (  Crafting relief images from stone and gems, glypticians belong to an ancient and rarefied world. Striking in the article is a comment by a Hong Kong glyptician, Wallace Chan, that the craft requires the glyptician to not only make his or her own tools but to…

Catholicism at the Costume Institute

Well, well.  How nice is this?  The Met is going to take up the themes of V&R this year in its annual meditation on fashion.  The topic is the place of Catholicism in the lives of so many fashion designers (  I shall certainly go and give you some of my thoughts here.

Circuits printed onto fabric x David Hume

This is some news: researchers at Cambridge have printed electrical circuits directly onto sustainable fabric (  If we don’t literally become cyborgs, looks like we’ll be wearing fabrics soon that’ll make us rather like cyborgs on the outside.  Clothes linked directly to the internet?  Your Pinterest moving across your jumper?  David Hume is thrilled.

Vitrine x Huizinga

Paris is currently celebrating the vitrines of Leïla Menchari of Hermès (  Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès, describes each window as a little theatre in which each piece plays its role perfectly.  Huizinga approves.

Dressing UHNWIs: Dolce & Gabbana

The best line in a recent article on Dolce & Gabbana’s couture business: “After dinner, back at Palermo’s Villa Igiea hotel, which had been reserved for those clients who were not staying on yachts…” ( annoyingly, The Wall Street Journal puts articles behind a paywall. Sorry).   Dolce & Gabbana is now exclusively a couture…