Standing like a beacon in the verdant jungles of Thailand, this stunning waterfront villa in Phuket is filled with sharp angles and geometric artistry. Situated on the edge of Crystal Lake, the 8,500-square-foot villa has four bedrooms, six spa-style baths, an open kitchen, a wine cellar, a gym, and a saltwater infinity pool (constructed with hand-cast Thai tiles in black stone) that overlooks the serene lake and nearby Loch Palm Golf Course. Utilising 150 tons of steel to form the four trusses, the H-shaped layout offers an assortment of luxuriant terraces and patios, along with floor-to-ceiling glazed windows, kiln-fired cement shakes, teak paneling, horizontal adornments, and Shiva black granite. The stunning architectural achievement is currently listed around $1.66 million.
Italian fine-jewellery designer Roberto Coin’s ode to August is a new capsule collection inspired in parts by nature and China. Featuring the birthstone of August – the glamorously green Peridot – Roberto translates his fascination for China and its luxuriant, peaceful gardens into his new Shanghai collection. The precious and beautiful colour of peridot becomes a perfect fit for this new line, as oval, pear-shaped and round gemstone clusters form a veritable garden of greenery. “While walking through my private gardens, I find the same peace and inspiration as in an Asian garden. There are more shades of green than one can imagine and these are the shades that I’ve reinterpreted through the precious stones in this collection,” the designer says. The Shanghai rings,
earrings and bracelets feature dual shades of green combined with sparkling diamonds – light-hued peridots nestle with contrasting darker-hued tourmalines. The result is an enchanting play of green that evokes the dance of sunlight, as it filters through the branches and leaves, creating patterns of light and shade on the foliage.