In an age of homogenized big brands and cookie-cutter luxury, procuring gifts that both stun the eye and sizzle with novelty can take a Herculean effort. Fortunately for all of us seasonal sluggards and present procrastinators, Miami Design District has a fascinating and fashionable recent opening exclusive to the U.S.: Sevan Bicakci. The Istanbul-born jeweler’s pieces are heavily imbued with the atmosphere of his homeland, and it is with a deft touch that this artifice artist makes minarets soar and djinn swirl within minute pieces of handcrafted ornament. A true artist in multiple materials, Bicakci is as equally inventive in 24K gold as sterling silver and diamonds. Much like fine theatre, these gems truly need to be seen up-close and to be properly experienced; MiamiDesignDistrict.net.
There’s perhaps no social phenomenon as grand as Art Basel and the scores of satellite fairs that it has inspired year after year during Miami Art Week. Herewith: We offer some must-see experiences to add to the agenda as you go off in search of the artwork of your dreams.
Mount Everest is a symbol of the majesty of nature, making it the ideal inspiration for a watch that is powered by sunlight, crafted in part from plants. It may very well be the most eco-conscious timepiece ever made.