Of Noble Design: LUSSO 16 Cover Shoot

Near Buckingham Palace, London, the LUSSO team check in to one of the best boutique hotel’s in town, “41”.   Photographer Lars Hansen and stylist Tilly Hardy shoot the men’s style and accessories shoot for the 16th edition of LUSSO magazine.
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Sani Resort, Greece

I am not a number. I am a free man. Suggestions of The Prisoner may not be the most flattering comparison for a holiday destination but: a) that was my first reaction on seeing the sprawling, orange-toned  “private village” of the Sani Resort; and b) five minutes into the stay, you realise you’re anything but…
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Amazing-Mini-Super-Jumbo

Already popular within the United Arab Emirates, it was only a matter of time before Europe got a taste of the Embraer Lineage 1000. Given the spec of the machine, it also won’t be long before you see several more. This first has been brought in by Hangar8 for its charter fleet and it’s a…
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The Sky’s The Limit: 80 Columbus Circle, New York

When playing Fantasy Real Estate, we tend to put together a portfolio based around favourite cities and ideal locations. Anything with a beach front will do in The Hamptons. Our London home will be in Barnsbury: classic, spacious, accessible and most importantly, not Notting Hill. For warmth and ironic cheer we’ll have a little holiday…
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Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge

Everyone used to talk posh. My father, a black taxi driver, used to answer the phone using the most received of pronunciation, as was the done thing in the days of four digit numbers and mechanical exchanges. ‘Seex, tooo, fwoar, fiyyve,’ he would intone as if manning the candlestick in a Wodehouse novel, and, on…
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A Weekend in Marbella

A weekend in Marbella. It’s a simple concept but one that could, according to tourist guides or rumour, go one of two ways.  There’s the British tourist’s Marbella which, while not as vomity as Torremelinos et al, or as ripped to the proverbial as Ibiza, still suggests Northerners spilling out of too small outfits and…
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Ghost Busters: The Phantom Series II

“Perfection.” That was the ideal that Sir Henry Royce urged his employees to strive towards. In contradiction to the notion that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, Sir Henry also implored his staff, in a vague Hey Jude-esque style, “to take the best that exists and make it better”.  It’s a pretty good principle…
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Hard Candy: BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981

In 1972, having created the still-lovely arc of the Porsche 911, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the Bauhaus-trained original, left the car marque to cast the family eye wider. Design groupies across the world venerate the master’s (and his studio’s) subsequent work. Ranging from watches, televisions, sunglasses and all manner of consumer art pieces, the…
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Spa Girl: Yin Yang Goolies

“Want one?” he asks, completely ignoring the fact that I’m laden down with bags from Selfridges and downs the remnants of his glass. “Isn’t it a bit early.” I suggest, to which he looks at his watch, grunts “past eleven,” and signals to the barman for another. Ever since he lost his job he’s been…
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Spa Girl

Certainly, I would say monogamy is the way forward in any other circumstance, but I’m justifying this on the grounds that everything is above board. We have no secrets: I’ve left Roger. But why, I hear you ask? There are a number of reasons – his refusal to help remortgage Mummy and Daddy out of…
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