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Artisan Bindery: Bookbinding, a lost art uncovered

April 26, 2016
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Artisan Bindery: Bookbinding, a lost art uncovered

 

Using the highest quality materials Artisan Bindery maintains the ancient tradition of bookbinding in the modern day market.  Andrew Brown blends talent with love for the craft: creating works of art, whether it involves restoration of an antique book or a photographer’s exquisite images bound with old world bookbinding craftsmanship.  Visit  http://www.artisanbind.com to learn more.

*Photos sourced from:: http://www.artisanbind.com

Custom Selection: Fabric for suits and bridges for glasses

April 15, 2016
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Custom Selection:  Fabric for suits and bridges for glasses

 

There are numerous options when it comes to selecting choice fabrics for a custom suit.  At Customeyes, you can choose from a wide collection of bridges that constitute the center piece of your custom eyeglasses.  To explore suitable styles for your features, schedule an appointment now and discover the bespoke experience by Nader Zadi.

Focal Point: Luxury Eyewear

April 8, 2016
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Focal Point:  Luxury Eyewear

In the luxury products sector, the focus is on luxury eyewear, endowed with a prominent 20% + of the total $90 billion spectacles market share.

Read the full article “Luxury eyewear in the spotlight as brands focus in on sector” at:  www.ft.com

 

Asprey proves that “it can be done”, and so it is.

March 24, 2016
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Asprey proves that “it can be done”, and so it is.

Luxury company, Asprey, founded in 1781, endows their craft with great splendor and radiant opulence.  Here, a connoisseur of high standards will feel immersed in a finely appointed treasure vault.

Headquartered in London, England, with presence in multiple international markets, the renowned British brand specializes in fine jewelry, timepieces, leather goods, handbags, dinnerware, silver; and personalized special commissions.  Their motto from the formative years has always been “It can be done.”  Their craftsmen embrace to endeavor the challenge, no matter how difficult or rare. Gifted with the highest caliber of skill and craftsmanship, their products reflect masterpiece creations tastefully showcased at select establishments worldwide.  With such talent married with an exquisite eye for detail, a prominent standard of luxury is established, whereby brands in the same sphere will necessarily “aspyre” to the pinnacle of Asprey!

Click to view videos below:

Asprey’s video “Born to Dream”

Asprey’s video of their Sunflower Collection

Visit Asprey in London, New York, or at:http://www.asprey.com

 

*All photos sourced from Asprey’s website: http://www.asprey.com

Welcome to Armorial

March 10, 2016
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Welcome to Armorial

A Parisian Company Offering Exquisite Stationary, Exceptional Printing, And A Step Back In Time


Armorial

In Paris and London there is an establishment that still believes in taking things one step at a time.  Rather than churning printing products in a robotic fashion, this charming bespoke printer applies pride, care, and great precision which has become the hallmark of it’s reputation at Armorial.

Stationary and printing these days has lost its substance and craft.  Luckily, Armorial has retained the tradition of craftsmanship by preserving the fine techniques of the trade; as is evident in the attention to detail and quality.

 A discerning connoisseur would be inspired to write on such fine stationary or present a business card with great pride knowing that the authentic style, opulence, and integrity of the card conveys a parallel of distinction similar to that of the presenter.

*Photos sourced from: http://armorialparis.com

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lauren’s Portraits of Craftsmanship

February 5, 2015
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Ralph Lauren’s Portraits of Craftsmanship

American fashion designer Ralph Lauren is an icon who exemplifies impeccable class and taste.  His attention to detail and love of craftsmanship is conveyed through sartorial excellence with an emphasis on a perfect fit, luxurious textiles, and employing expert artisans who stitch these garments into life.

Ralph Lauren talks about the bespoke experience and standard in cultivating the finest artisans who “live and breathe the products they are making.”

Watch video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9-ZfbJqPjQ

 

Scaling the Peak of Time

December 20, 2014
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Scaling the Peak of Time

Pictured is Petek Philippe’s Grandmaster Chime, indicating time both visually and vibrationally through sound.

Nick Foulkes of The Financial Times writes about the luxury brands and players in the complex watchmaking process incorporating technology and the old world heritage of craftsmanship.

Read full article here:

http://howtospendit.ft.com/mens-watches/72211-the-new-generation-of-chiming-watches

Ralph Lauren Timepieces

December 7, 2014
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Ralph Lauren Timepieces

As a connoisseur of excellence, Ralph Lauren sought out legendary Swiss craftsmen, artisans, and watchmakers for their expertise and passion in making products by hand.

See the Ralph Lauren watch collection and the video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9-ZfbJqPjQ

http://www.ralphlaurenwatches.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx

An Artist’s Tool: Custom Namiki Fountain Pen

November 24, 2014
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An Artist’s Tool: Custom Namiki Fountain Pen

A scribe choses his words and instruments selectively, applying the stroke that dispenses the right amount of ink, angled and applied in a fashion that gives style to his expression, penmanship, and emphasis on the message.

 

Watch now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRebkWHsHC0

How it’s Made: Leica M9-P – Hermes

November 14, 2014
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How it’s Made:  Leica M9-P – Hermes

A photograph conveys a rich language of it’s own, shedding light on the unique angle and expression of the composing artist and the subject.  Camera, lens choice, lighting, and location are contributing elements.

Watch this video to see how the luxurious leather of Hermes craftsmanship is married with the body of the Leica M9-P Camera.  What kind of images are possible with this honeymoon?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk82qrGclWo

 

Dandified Components of a Gentleman’s Wardrobe

November 10, 2014
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Dandified Components of a Gentleman’s Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A gentleman’s wardrobe is a collective of several components conducted into an assembly of harmonized colors, textures, and patterns allowing it to emerge into a symphony that speaks its own language.

 

 

Attention: Adjust Your Focus

November 7, 2014
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Attention:  Adjust Your Focus

Making an impact involves skill and the ability to engage the senses to focus on a detail.  Capturing visual attention employs a zoom technology whereby focus is directed to a specific location:  Your socks!

Fashion editor Nic Screws, describes an example and the “power playing statement” socks can make.

Read more on Bloomberg News:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-06/a-guide-to-men-s-socks-global-edition-.html

Hands of a Dunhill Master

November 6, 2014
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Hands of a Dunhill Master

Watch the hands of this master craftsman create the Dunhill Double Document Leather Case.  Documents and accessories optional.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg8QWVgtUzc

Celebrating Artisans at Barneys New York

November 1, 2014
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Celebrating Artisans at Barneys New York

The topic is craftsmanship and inspiration:  At the Barneys flagship store in New York City, allocated as “Artisan Day” where designers bring attention to their craft.

Meet the designers:

http://www.luxurydaily.com/barneys-artisan-day-designers-push-for-traffic-through-email/

Characters and Charactersitics of Luxury

October 25, 2014
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A recent market survey concludes that 64% of urban Chinese people identified “craftsmanship” as the word that best described luxury, compared to 58% who said “expensive” and 53% who said “status”.

Read the full survey here:

http://www.warc.com/LatestNews/News/Craftsmanship_defines_luxury_in_China_.news?ID=32771#

 

 
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