THE NEW LUXURY

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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AltLuxe: Peak Curtains

AltLuxe: Peak Curtains

By Regina Connell. It became a meme a couple of months ago, this notion of “peak curtains.” This pithy phrase came from Steve Howard, IKEA’s head of sustainability, speaking at The Guardian’s Sustainable Business debate. The full quote was, “In the West, … Continue reading

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