Audio-Olfactory Installation “Metronome” at London Design Biennale

Sound, scent, movement and form combine for this evocative invention and experience

Shaped like an infinity symbol, Metronome—debuting now at London Design Biennale—is a sculptural object and experience designed to create a time-bubble for its audience. Inspired in part by pregnancy as well as Swann’s Way (the first volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, first translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past), Metronome is a combination audio-olfactory invention that merges sound elements to evoke …

ENCENS 9 Candle

From iconic NYC-based Le Labo, a new fragrance in the form of a candle: ENCENS 9. Like all their scents, ENCENS 9 proves itself to be nuanced and bewitching. Frankincense mingles with amber and clove; blending woody notes, sweetness and spice to create a rich, warm fragrance perfect for a den, study or other small nook where coziness is paramount. The 8.6-ounce candle should burn …

Bergamotto Di Calabria La Spugnatura

Milan-based Acqua di Parma’s latest fragrance, “Bergamotto Di Calabria La Spugnatura” is immediately bright and citrus-forward, but grounded with rich notes of cedar and vetiver. The fragrance’s bergamot essence is extracted by hand through an ancient four-step artisanal technique. Housed in a hand-painted porcelain bottle, this limited edition fragrance incorporates citrus, florals, leather and smoky notes, but the result isn’t overwhelming; rather it’s soft and …