The Council for Inclusive Capitalism With the Vatican is a new business organization affiliated with the Catholic Church operating under the moral guidance of Pope Francis. I hope it works for the benefit of all.
Friday, February 26, 2021
High in Peru's Andes, Vinicunca---also called Rainbow Mountain (Montana de Siete Colores)---dazzles like no other. Berribboned stripes in golden yellow, purple, lavender, maroon, fuchsia and turquoise fold over its spine: stratigraphic layers influenced by myriad mineralogy. Must visit.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
In Search of Elsewhere, Steve McCurry takes as across the globe and reveals the diversity of human life.
Franck Muller has just unveiled a high-tech watch that doubles as a Bitcoin wallet and read the time, too.
Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 215 carat rough from its Mothae mine in Lesotho, the largest high quality diamond it has found at the deposit. The D-color, white, type IIa diamond is the second diamond over 200 carats the miner has unearthed since it began commercial operations at the site in 2019. Take a look.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Klara and the Sun--a luminous tale about the human heart and what it means to love----will publish simultaneously in the US, UK, and Canada on March 2, 2021.
Ferrari's tie-up with Richard Mille sets the stage for what may may be the most authentic watch-car co-branding effort we have seen yet. Stay tuned.
Useful link: https://www.richardmille.com
The Gemological Institute of America has recently received a number of lab-grown or treated diamonds carrying natural diamond reports and fake inscriptions. Buyer beware.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Get to know Larry Birnbaum. Through its e-commerce platform, ShopWorn offers customers guaranteed authentic, unused luxury products secured directly from authorized retailers and brands at substantially below retail prices. Take note.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Jasmine Harrison (21) has become the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 3000 mile journey from Spain to Antigua. She completed the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes, a new world record for the youngest female to row solo across any ocean. What a superstar!
This new handheld diamond verification instrument can help identify colorless diamonds against CVD/HPHT lab-grown colorless diamonds and all types of moissanite, loose and mounted stones, even in pieces with closed back settings. Take note.
A delicate air plant growing out of the crystalline beauty of a geode cluster. Comes in sunstone, rose quartz, rock crystal, amethyst, citrine, and more. A unique decorative finish.
Journey to the Center is an ongoing photographic project that borrows the atmosphere and symbolism from the Jules Verne book , Journey to the Center of the Earth, to present the Central America migration route through Mexico as a heroic dareful journey rather than a runway. The end of the journey is Felicity, a small town in California that holds the honor of being the official Center of the World according to State laws. The absurdity of this makeshift monument, from where you can see the border fence, just adds a layer of irreality and becomes the perfect colophon. It's a brilliant project by Critstina De Middel.