Manolo Blahnik’s Emporium in Moscow

Having designed several stores internationally for chic footwear label Manolo Blahnik, when London-based Data Nature Associates turned their creative vision to the brand’s new emporium in Moscow’s Tretiakov Plaza, they sought to re-imagine traditional Russian motifs within a glamorous contemporary scheme. The concept was to introduce a contrast, displaying the collections in all their of-the-moment … Continue reading

Some of the best places in the world to drink coffee

You can get coffee anywhere in the world and although it might vary from place to place, it has been universally embraced as the hot beverage of the morning. Some say they can’t even work without it. Others would rather give up smoking than their caffeine habit. Paris Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre … Continue reading

Podium 1: where glamour and old money, patina and luxury meet

The Moscow-based Podium Fashion Group is involved in numerous fashion ventures, but what caught our eye is the Podium 1 jewelry store in Paris (at 334, rue St.-Honore, Paris 1er, right across from Colette). The tiny shop (50 square metres) oozes glamour and old money, patina and luxury. The rich feel is created through textured wallpaper, dark … Continue reading