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In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Apple’s new iPhone 13 lineup, a coin to commemorate the rebirth of the Roman Republic, and Fendi Casa’s latest furniture collection

Get away from the madding crowd at Palm Springs

Life today gets noisier by the hour, and the remedy offered by architects Woods + Dangaran is Desert Palisades, a new-build family home in Palm Springs, California. Sited away from the bustle of the resort town, Desert Palisades is set amidst an other-worldly landscape of boulders, brush and cacti of the Palm Springs desert, with the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains for company. The design is suitably minimalist and subdued; yet every comfort including generosity of space has been considered, the perfect escape for those seeking quiet and ease.

Desert Palisades

Preludio pens a new chapter with Author’s Cuisine

A new menu has been presented since 1 March at contemporary dining concept Preludio. Themed Author’s Cuisine, the menu is a reflection of the Chef Fernando Arévalo’s Colombian-Italian heritage, and his culinary journey across the Americas and Asia. Highlights include La Guajira, featuring plump lobster flesh topped with fried plantain in onion broth; and Mother Knows Best, Arévalo’s tribute to his mother by reinterpreting a beloved dish he grew up on, with freshly-made spaghetti paired with a parcel of Toriyama wagyu beef with homemade tomato paste and fermented garlic. Reservations here.

Preludio

 

A delicious alternative to the carbon bomb that is synthetic fabrics

It’s too early in the proverbial morning to pronounce the ecological doom of our beloved planet, what with genius minds and keen hands yielding an ever-expanding repertoire of sustainable alternatives to feed our myriad appetites. One initiative that holds great promise is Singapore-based Nextevo’s efforts at weaning us from synthetic fabrics by converting agricultural waste—in particular pineapple leaves—into sustainable textiles that can be fashioned into fabrics, footwear, interior furnishings, etc. The apparels industry accounts for roughly one-tenth of global carbon emissions, much of it attributed to synthetic fabrics. Waste not, want not.

Nextevo

By Yeo Suan Futt

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This Week in Luxury: Woods + Dangaran designs Desert Palisades, Preludio pens a new chapter, and Nextevo makes fabric from pineapple

03 Nov 2021
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In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Apple’s new iPhone 13 lineup, a coin to commemorate the rebirth of the Roman Republic, and Fendi Casa’s latest furniture collection

Get away from the madding crowd at Palm Springs

Life today gets noisier by the hour, and the remedy offered by architects Woods + Dangaran is Desert Palisades, a new-build family home in Palm Springs, California. Sited away from the bustle of the resort town, Desert Palisades is set amidst an other-worldly landscape of boulders, brush and cacti of the Palm Springs desert, with the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains for company. The design is suitably minimalist and subdued; yet every comfort including generosity of space has been considered, the perfect escape for those seeking quiet and ease.

Desert Palisades

Preludio pens a new chapter with Author’s Cuisine

A new menu has been presented since 1 March at contemporary dining concept Preludio. Themed Author’s Cuisine, the menu is a reflection of the Chef Fernando Arévalo’s Colombian-Italian heritage, and his culinary journey across the Americas and Asia. Highlights include La Guajira, featuring plump lobster flesh topped with fried plantain in onion broth; and Mother Knows Best, Arévalo’s tribute to his mother by reinterpreting a beloved dish he grew up on, with freshly-made spaghetti paired with a parcel of Toriyama wagyu beef with homemade tomato paste and fermented garlic. Reservations here.

Preludio

 

A delicious alternative to the carbon bomb that is synthetic fabrics

It’s too early in the proverbial morning to pronounce the ecological doom of our beloved planet, what with genius minds and keen hands yielding an ever-expanding repertoire of sustainable alternatives to feed our myriad appetites. One initiative that holds great promise is Singapore-based Nextevo’s efforts at weaning us from synthetic fabrics by converting agricultural waste—in particular pineapple leaves—into sustainable textiles that can be fashioned into fabrics, footwear, interior furnishings, etc. The apparels industry accounts for roughly one-tenth of global carbon emissions, much of it attributed to synthetic fabrics. Waste not, want not.

Nextevo

By Yeo Suan Futt

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