Christies Real Estate Magazine



Lighting Bright spark

John Pawson is well known for his simple, pared-down designs. “Whether at the scale of a monastery or a house, everything is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light, and ritual,” as he puts it. For his latest creations, Pawson has teamed up with WonderGlass to produce a series of three pendants, which includes the flared Sleeve (shown).

Home fragrance SCENT OF ITALY

To enter the atelier of master perfumer Sileno Cheloni in the heart of Florence is to step into an intoxicating world of exotic fragrance and mystery. As well as ornate bottles of the base ingredients, which Cheloni—who has created fragrances for Harrods, Gucci, and even Pope Francis—uses to formulate his bespoke blends, at the heart of the atelier is a smoking brazier on which fragrant incense smolders. If a trip to Florence isn’t in your diary, Cheloni has created a home scent that brings his fragrant alchemy to wherever you find yourself. Osmarea is inspired by Cheloni’s love of osmanthus, a white flowering plant with a spicy, almost tobacco-like scent that is found in the gardens of his native Lucca. To this Cheloni has added an aromatic note of mint and pungent cassis. The fragrance is presented in a crystal diffuser, created by Florentine artisans.

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