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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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The New Luxury: Are You A Collector?

Paul Braga’s Snuff Bottle Collection, image via Bonhams

By Regina Connell. It seems to be that if you like the finer things in life, and are far enough along to have a lot of the basics taken care of, at some point you will confront the “c” word. … Continue reading

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The New Luxury: When “Ethics” Are Not Enough

Adidas made from ocean waste, image courtesy of AdWeek

By Regina Connell. Don’t get me wrong. I do love bunnies. I do love artisans. I do love the earth. I do love people (for the most part). But the Ethical Marketing Machine? Not so much. I used to be a big … Continue reading

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Noticed: Norlha

Norlha Classics Collection

By Lee Havlicek. Marcella Echavarria is one of our favorite Mavens and Storytellers. When she gets involved in a project, we know it’s something good, something that deserves attention. Norlha, a company that produces incredible and sustainable handmade, luxury textiles in Tibet, … Continue reading

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