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Gormley and Gamble

Savile Row’s First Lady: Phoebe Gormley's Bespoke Revolution

Phoebe Gormley is the creative powerhouse behind the renowned bespoke tailor, Gormley and Gamble. Situated on Savile Row in Mayfair, London, Gormley and Gamble blend classic sophistication with modern traditions, breaking down…

Lluc Crusellas

Noble Indulgence: With Chocolatier Extraordinaire Lluc Crusellas

Catalan pastry chef Lluc Crusellas belongs to the haute volée of the finest patissiers and was crowned the world's best chocolatier in 2022, but he is much more than that.

Andre Macionga sommelier

Pairing Perfection: André Macionga's Secrets to Wine Harmony

Our guest, André Macionga, has achieved accolades and recognition in the world of sommeliers that few can match. He was awarded prestigious titles that reflect his unwavering dedication to the art of wine. Check his wine and champagne recommendations!

Alexandre Silva

The Art of Food: In Conversation with Chef Alexandre Silva

Join us as we delve into the culinary universe of Chef Alexandre Silva, where tradition merges with innovation, and where the flames of creativity continue to ignite new culinary adventures.

Paolo Casanova chef

Culinary Maestro: The Art and Soul of Chef Paolo Casanova

Amidst the picturesque setting of Engadin, we had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the culinary world of Chef Paolo Casanova, the mastermind behind the Michelin-starred Colani restaurant.

Rossana orlandi

Rossana Orlandi about the Future of Design Galleries

Rossana Orlandi is an undisputed authority on the global design scene. In the early 2000s, she founded the Rossana Orlandi Gallery in Milan, which in just two decades has become a must-see destination during Milan Design Week, and welcomes tens of thousands of people.

A Sip in Time: Interview with Portugese Sommelier Teresa Gomes

Join us as we sit down with Teresa Gomes, a passionate Portuguese woman with an intriguing journey through the world of wines. Find out her recommendations for the best white, rosé and red wines from Portugal!

Mexican Entrepreneurs Create Cactus Leather, Saving 1 Billion Animals and Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry

The clamour for eco-friendly, sustainable materials is reaching an all-time high, and at the forefront of this movement is an innovative Mexican textile enterprise ready to disrupt the fashion industry. Immerse yourself in the inspiring tale of Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cazarez, the trailblazing geniuses behind Desserto.

Designing Dreams: A Glimpse into the Creative Mind of Cristina Celestino

Cristina Celestino is an architect and designer, and she was born in Friuli Venezia-Giulia. Several international awards, including Salone del Mobile Milano and German Design awards, have honoured her products. In 2022, she was chosen Designer of the Year at Maison&Objet.

Connecting Cuisine with Emotions – Michelin Star Chef Sven Wassmer

Multi-Michelin Star chef Sven Wassmer is arguably the most successful culinary artist in Switzerland. Earning his third Michelin Star in 2022, Wassmer’s restaurant Memories now ranks as one of just 138 restaurants in the world to achieve such a high accolade.

Michelin Star Chef Luciano Monosilio; A Mix of Heritage and Innovation in one Menu

Chef Luciano Monosilio has become one of the youngest Italian chefs to be awarded a Michelin Star, and with a menu that blends both the ancient flavours and techniques of Rome with an innovative 21st century twist, it’s no surprise to us that his recognition is coming thick and fast.

How Henri Meijer Coaches The Elite on Self-Improvement and Strategy

Henri Meijer is the creator behind Safe House; a person-centred business that focuses not just on the journey, but the impact the experience has on our lives. We sit down with him to learn more!

Luca Nichetto

A conversation about design with Luca Nichetto

Luca Nichetto carries out his professional activities by dividing his time between his studio in Stockholm, where he lives, and his studio in Venice, his birthplace. His projects include countless furniture products, lighting, precious ceramics, and of course, Murano glass.

Luesma&Vega: the Designers Behind the Plates of the World's Best Restaurants

For the dynamic duo de Ester Luesma and Xavier Vega, fine dining and haute cuisine are so much more than what is served on the plate. For them, it all begins with the actual tableware itself!

Mantarraya

Save the Mantas, Save the World!

The Manta Trust are dedicated to protecting the fragile ecosystem of the mantas. We dive deep into their aims and their hopes for the beautiful animal.

Klaus Thymann: An Interview with the Photographer, Filmmaker and Explorer

Klaus Thymann is a photographer, explorer and world wanderer with an interest in finding solutions to the big problems of our time. We talked to Klaus about his life, what drives him and his hopes and aspirations for a better future.

Tabarro: Venice’s legendary garment and it's maker 

Sandro Zara has really ‘rebuilt' the manufacture of the tabarro cloak, making a timeless garment contemporary. A true Venetian legend, a minimal garment with undisputed charm worn by everyone in the past and present. The tabarro cloak has transgressed the centuries and remains unique and functional in the present day.

Franciacorta

Ca’ del Bosco: Where the Excellent Franciacorta Wine is Born

A chat with Maurizio Zanella, president of the Ca’ del Bosco winery, about life on the vineyard, modern art and Franciacorta, the king of Italian fermented wines.

Alejandro Serrano preparing meal

Alejandro Serrano – Creative and an Innovator of a Mind Blowing Food Experience

Today, we talk to Alejandro Serrano, the chef of the restaurant that bears his name in Miranda de Ebro (Burgos) and who has become the youngest Spanish chef to be awarded a Michelin star at just 24 years old. In his dishes, he experiments with seafood, mountain tastes and superior-high-quality produce from different parts of the peninsula.

Konstantin Filippou Talks Michelin Star Success

A “Never Stop” Mantra – Konstantin Filippou Talks Michelin Star Success

Two Michelin-starred chef Konstantin Filippou knows all about fine dining. Half-Greek, half-Austrian, he not only possesses a talent for creating uniquely blended Mediterranean and Austrian flavours but also embodies the determination required to rise to the top of the Michelin Star list.

Lanzavecchia Designer Interview

Designer Francesca Lanzavecchia on the Future of Design

According to designer Francesca Lanzavecchia, who has worked with major brands like Zanotta and Hérmes, design doesn’t only improve lives, it saves them. Read our interview with her to learn more about her career and her values, including her stance on “designing for all”.

Designer Ferruccio Laviani on Design Principles

Designer Ferruccio Laviani on Design Principles

Join us for our interview with designer Ferruccio Laviani whose previous works include collaborations with Swarovski, Dolce & Gabbana and Moët Hennessy. Find out how he became a designer, how he defines modern design and what his favourite materials are.

Leaving behind Her Michelin Star for a Culinary Adventure: Interview with Julia Komp

Having recently returned from a gastronomic world tour, Michelin Star chef Julia Komp knew that she wanted to share the culinary experience with everyone and anyone. Julia’s new restaurant Sahila, is a non-stop tour of cuisines from around the world, without having to leave Cologne. We were lucky enough to sit down with her and hear how much of an influence her world tour has had on the menu.

Finally, Furniture That’s Good for The Planet – Johanenlies, The Ultimate Furniture Upcycler

Sustainability, good design and longevity – those are the three concepts that define the Johanenlies philosophy, that shines through each and every piece of furniture they create. From upcycling floorboards to creating beautiful pieces of furniture, these works of art will enhance any room.

Interview with Bar Paradiso Barcelona Bartender Alessio Beltrami

Recently coming in as first of the Top 50 Bars in the World, Bar Paradiso Barcelona is the most acclaimed cocktail bar in Barcelona. During our visit, our experience included smoking cocktails, glow-in-the-dark glassware and even a visit to a secret room, not that we can tell you about it. With Alessio Beltrami at the helm as Head Bartender, the approach puts perfectly mixed cocktails front and centre, with great care and attention going into each and every concoction.

Silvia Hofmann

Hofmann Group Director Silvia Hofmann on Leading a Culinary Empire With Integrity

Backed by strong principles and meticulous expertise, Silvia Hofmann is at the helm of Barcelona’s Hofmann Group, a collection of award-winning restaurants, cafés, a pastry shop, and a culinary school. We spoke with her to find out how she excels in her multitude of roles, leaves her mark on the brand, and honours her mother’s legacy.

Sips Barcelona

Talking To Sips Barcelona: One of the Pinnacle Bars Worldwide

Since its highly-anticipated opening, Sips Barcelona Drinkery House has drawn crowds in troves for its sleek design and indelible offerings. We spoke with Sips’ owners, world-class bartenders Simone Caporale and Marc Álvarez, to get all the details on their specific processes, their design collaborations, and the creation of their retro aesthetic.

Our Talk With Michelin Star Chef Michelino Gioia of the Renowned Hotel IL Pellicano

At the renowned Hotel Il Pellicano, the culinary magic of Michelin Star Head Chef Michelino Gioia crafts unforgettable stories and encounters. We sat down with Michelino to find out more about the talent behind his imaginative creations, the particularities of heading the Il Pellicano kitchens, and where we can find him for some downtime in the off-season.

Exploring ‘Under’: A Conversation With The Team Of Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

Tucked away on the rugged Norwegian coastline is ‘Under’, Europe’s first underwater restaurant, and the world’s largest. At the heart of this awe-inspiring venture is a symbiosis of Michelin star cuisine and award-winning design. We spoke with Under’s architectural and design firm Snøhetta, as well as head chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen, to get all of the exciting details.

Artist Duo Thukral and Tagra on Their Meditative Design Approach

The artists behind collaborative Thukral and Tagra, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are expanding the scope of art’s possibilities through ‘Social Design’, work across all mediums offering serious socio-political critiques.

Sitting Down with Michelin Star Chef and Culinary Provocateur Tim Raue

With two Michelin stars and an ever-expanding culinary empire, Berlin-born chef Tim Raue has reinvigorated German cuisine with exhilarating and daring dishes, quickly ascending as one of the country’s most significant chefs. We spoke with the culinary provocateur about the discipline behind his success, his passion for life’s finer things, and his dog’s sophisticated taste.

Fashion Designer Malin Bernreuther on Sustainability and Bold Femininity

With her elegant handbag brand Naditum, luxury fashion designer Malin Bernreuther is setting a new standard in the industry, based on transparent production processes, quality craftsmanship, and empowered femininity. We got all the details from Malin on launching her own brand, the importance of female networks, and the inspiration behind her timeless pieces.

Making Structures, Spaces, and Worlds: Talking Design with Matteo Perduca

At his boutique hotels in Florence owned with partner Betty Soldi, designer Matteo Perduca envelops his guests in an atmosphere of comfort, imagination and creativity, in suites combining offbeat elements both modern and historic. We spoke with Matteo about his design decisions and processes, his original style, and the little bit of London he’s brought into Florence.

Watchmakers Alain Silberstein & Philippe Lebru In Our Interview

In a long-awaited collaboration, French avant-garde watchmakers Alain Silberstein and Philippe Lebru have introduced the limited-edition Kontwaz Bauhaus 2, presented by visionary watch brand MB&F, an imaginative fusion of Alain’s bold Bauhaus-inspired design and Philippe’s award-winning pendulum movement. We spoke with the pair about the exciting piece, their collaborative process, and their thoughts on the current state of watchmaking.

Behind the Bar with The Rooftop’s Mixologist Andrea Garcia in Barcelona

Combining unparalleled hospitality with inventive talent, expert mixologist Andrea Garcia is at the centre of The Rooftop, the electrifying spot atop Barcelona’s luxurious Sir Victor Hotel. We sat down with Andrea to find out about the specifics of her exciting profession, the essentials for a perfect cocktail, and of course, her best stories from behind the bar.

From Marbella to Ibiza: In Conversation with Michelin Star Chef Dani García

Fresh off of the opening of his latest BiBo restaurant in Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, we chat with the Marbella-born Michelin star chef Dani García on maintaining international success, his sources of inspiration, and the dishes that remind him of home.

Børge Ousland: The Explorer and Founder of the Manshausen Design Hotel

Our chat with Børge Ousland, one of the world’s most accomplished polar explorers, about his intense connection to nature, his Manshausen guesthouses and the beauty of living entirely in the present. 

Winery Rings: The Young and Experimental Winemakers

The brothers Andreas and Steffen of the Rings vineyard create wines that possess the taste and integrity of the organic process as well as the delicate edge of passionate experimentation.

Formafantasma – Artists in Focus

Far from the cool, aesthetic detachment typical in modern design, Italians Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin create work laden with value. Through approaching design holistically, their projects reveal the possibility of a more conscious appreciation of our environments, calling into question the distinction between the natural and the constructed.

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Sigurd Larsen

Løvtag: Designed by the architect Sigurd Larsen

Architect Sigurd Larsen on moving trees and designing experiences in sync with nature with the Løvtag cabins, deep in the Danish woods.

Philosophy, Harmony and Perfection – Japanese Dining à la Yoko Higashi

Yoko Higashi, owner of the Kaiseki restaurant YOSHI in Hamburg, is a master in the art of tea ceremony, Japanese flower arrangement, modern dance and the philosophy of cooking. Her dishes look like blooming landscapes, her wisdom is deep like the ocean and her love for harmony and perfection is present in every bite and in every word. YOSHI represents the translation of culture into culinary passion.

juan danilo

Juan Danilo on shamanic influences and his culinary vision for the world

Growing up in Lima, Peru, Juan Danilo's classrooms were kitchens. Taught by both his parents and grandmother from a formative age, he learnt both the culinary and holistic value of Peru’s natural produce. We sat down to discuss his family’s influence on his cooking, his journey from Peru to Germany, and more.

Berlin’s Kilim Queen: Beyza Özler from Wild Heart Free Soul

Beyza Özler is Berlin's Kilim Queen: travelling all around Turkey, she collects vintage kilims that she restores and sells in her Berlin shop.

Weingut Schmidt

Schmidt Winery: From Soil to Glass

Schmidt Winery on the banks of Lake Constance lays home to the Schmidt family, creating wines found nowhere else in Germany.

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