IDEAS

The Seductive Danger of the New, New Thing

What's the point?

By Regina Connell. I’ve long been an admirer of David Trubridge. At first it was just his designs. But then after we did our interview with him, I developed a whole new respect for his way of building a good business around … Continue reading

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AltLuxe: Learning to Wait

Making it beautiful

By Regina Connell. I recently received a gift from no less than Francois-Henri Pinault, the head of Kering, which holds a good chunk of the luxury industry. No, it wasn’t a little something from McQueen or Stella McCartney, or even a pair of Pumas. No, … Continue reading

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AltLuxe: Is Cool Where It’s At?

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By Regina Connell. I have these friends—smart, accomplished, reasonably self-aware grownups—who a great many people would consider cool, very cool. And yet, these friends are earnestly obsessed with others’ coolness and want “cool” people in their orbits so perhaps that coolness … Continue reading

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The New, “New” Thing

Caring for what you love

What, really, IS the line between maintaining and creating? What is “new”, anyway? Isn’t a lot of maintenance about creation, or actually, re-creation? Continue reading

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