Interview: Lee Broom

At his NYC pop-up shop, the British designer shares his path to success and creative expression

Built upon the pillars of crystal, marble, brass and glass, the sophisticated world of luxury design can sometimes be fatiguing, and a little “seen that, done that.” But Lee Broom is a good storyteller beyond just the creative pieces he makes—from “drunken” side tables to chapel lighting, an acid-etched marble coffee table, crystal light bulbs and a tube that looks like a fluorescent light but …

Clarks 65th Anniversary Desert Boots

The brand most trusted by renegades celebrates 190 years with 14 limited artist editions of its iconic lace-up

by Caroline Kinneberg Clarks’ original Desert Boots have been appropriated throughout history by a surprisingly diverse range of subcultures. A member of the Clarks family first designed them in 1950, inspired by a pair of boots spotted at a bazaar in Cairo, Egypt. Initially adopted by off-duty army officers, the shoes became an icon of Britain’s Mods in the ’60s. They took off in Paris …

Christopher Raeburn Packaway Backpack

Made from recycled polyester, this rucksack is both practical and sleek

With his ultra-slick style and ethical use of surplus military fabrics, British designer Christopher Raeburn has earned quite the cult following, ourselves included. Thanks to his penchant for experimenting with materials, the colder seasons are often the best times to peruse Raeburn’s novel designs. And, in time for resort season, the designer has introduced a packaway backback, sized perfectly for a long weekend away. Like …