Silversea’s Adventure-Driven Couture Collection

Nine new luxury experiences from the South Pole to the Australian outback, Tibet, Namibia and more

Silversea is an independent luxury travel experience company known for it’s 20+ years in smaller ship, unique destination cruising. Ten years ago it launched its luxury expedition cruising to some of the world’s most remote and less traveled destinations. In November 2017 the Silver Cloud, the company’s first ship which debuted in 1994, relaunches from a three-year makeover into the world’s most luxurious expedition vessel, …

Everest No Filter

A snapchat story of ascending the most epic mountain is underway

Utilizing brand new satellite technology, a team of tenured climbers are in the midst of sharing their ascent of the world’s most iconic mountain: Everest. Remarkably, they’re doing so via Snapchat, under the handle (and project banner) #EVERESTNOFILTER. The experience is literally taking the social media service to new heights—and giving viewers plenty of insight along the way. Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards, two Alpinists—one …

Earthy Yak Wool Products by Norlha

With traditional methods and local resources, beautiful textiles are made and a community supported

In the Tibetan language, “norlha” means “wealth of the Gods,” and is used by many local nomads in reference to their yaks, which are among the most important resources of the Tibetan Plateau. Referencing this, Norlha is a textile brand that aims to help preserve local tradition and connect it to a greater global market. Founded by US-born and France-raised Kim Yeshi and her daughter …

Nima Nyima Himalayan Soaps and Candles

Inspired by the warmth and energy of the Tibetan sun, Nima Nyima's natural products combine homeopathic properties with plant-based fragrances, leaving minds and skin feeling enlightened and relaxed. Comprised of a blend of alpine plants, oils and pure yak milk, the handmade, cold-processed Nepalese soaps ($14) are biodegradable and come in invigorating aromas like nettle spearmint and herb spikenard—a valuable plant grown only in the …

Darren Almond: Fire Under Snow

Time is of great importance to the British artist Darren Almond and the perception of its passing features in all his work—whether it be film, installation or photography. From an external perspective the time is certainly now for Almond who has started the year with concurrent shows in two very prestigious London galleries; undoubtedly this is not a happy coincidence, but perfect planned synchronicity. The …