English Gentlemen At Home

English Gentlemen At Home

This is a post inspired by a post inspired by another post. By which I mean I saw these photos at Die Workwear!, which had been inspired by a similar one at No Man Walks Alone. But whereas Die Workwear!…

Earl Spencer Q&A For Ralph Lauren Magazine

Earl Spencer Q&A For Ralph Lauren Magazine

My latest piece for Ralph Lauren Magazine is a Q&A with Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana. I’d originally been told that the questions, once approved, would be delivered via telephone for livelier responses. In the end they…

The Stately Home Of Mortdecai

The Stately Home Of Mortdecai

I first reported on the Johnny Depp film “Mortdecai” back in the early days of the blog. Well it’s out on DVD now and is mildly amusing, so consider a viewing if you haven’t seen it yet. There’s plenty of…

Edge Of Reason: The Spectacular Casa Brutale

Edge Of Reason: The Spectacular Casa Brutale

The incredible supervillain-lairish Casa Brutale, at the edge of the Aegean sea — and perhaps the edge of reason. Created by the Open Platform For Architecture, the abode is alas just a concept. Suggested budget to actually build it is…

The Great Indoors: Playboy Magazine And The Invention Of The Bachelor Pad

The Great Indoors: Playboy Magazine And The Invention Of The Bachelor Pad

Today we have a guest post from James Kraus of Jet Age Media. * * * In it’s early decades, Playboy Magazine was a gateway to the good life. Like a worldly uncle or older brother, it dispensed a cornucopia…