Deidre Woollard has been writing both fiction and nonfiction for
years. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Spalding University and her
short fiction has been published in literary magazines and
anthologies. She served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years
writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods.
Just about everyone these days is releasing products that have a Great Gatsby tie-in, and who can blame them? The Gatsby film by Baz Luhrman starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan exquisitely represents the suave and swanky style of the 1920's... Go to Article
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier has created one of the most luxurious residential buildings in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Meier-on-Rothschild is a 42-story ultra-luxury residential tower designed by Meier and developed by Berggruen Resident... Go to Article
We generally hear about knockoffs in the form of counterfeit luxury goods or fast fashion versions of couture clothes but in every industry from restaurants to sports, success breeds imitation. That isn't necessarily a bad thing according to Kal Raus... Go to Article
New York Fashion Week is in full swing and interesting collaborations on the runway, and off, are flourishing. Chic French fashion and record label Maison Kitsuné has designed a capsule collection inspired by all things Absinthe, the drink that has b... Go to Article
When it comes to documenting some of the world's most beautiful birds, the 19th century had John James Audubon and the 20th century had Roger Tory Peterson. A bird expert, artist, and environmentalist, Peterson was responsible for developing a system... Go to Article
Pizza, spaghetti, and other Italian food are often the go-to options for many American on busy nights but can we step up our game? A short collection of Italian recipes compiled by the editors of Saveur magazine offers plenty of ways to deepen our re... Go to Story
Our beliefs about money are deep, often conflicting, and intensely complicated. Just about everyone has areas in their life where they splurge and other areas where thrift reigns supreme. But what would you do if you had all the money in the world? T... Go to Story
Aaron Shapiro, the head of interactive design agency Huge, has done a lot of thinking about what makes good companies great. This book is the result of years of consulting and thought leadership distilled into a simple philosophy: true market leaders... Go to Story
Ad man Jim Signorelli believes in the power of a tale well told. Today's technology makes it easier for stories to be told in a variety of ways but sometimes the message can get lost amid the media. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogging are ju... Go to Story
Does enlightenment get easier with the right tools? Alberto Frias, a Phoenix-based art, architecture and furniture design studio, has updated the high-tech OM Meditation Pod with Nucleus Micro Ti speakers to add high quality ambient sound to the rel... Go to Story
I agree, that's one of the reasons I found the book fascinating. I believe there should be a clear distinction between knockoffs and counterfeits but the authors of this book show that both seem to act similarly in the marketplace.
One of the things I have noticed in recent years is that it used to be that luxury brands spawned knockoffs--that the trickle down effect was always in place. Now it seems to go both ways with the knockoffs and cheaper goods can prompt luxury brands to make a more refined version. The world is always changing...
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