#030 ☼ American Classic: Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren x Poolsuite • 90s Macintosh Software • Contemporary Classic Furniture
With tasting notes of a thrilling collaboration signalling a new benchmark in leisure, quintessential American style, Tokyo’s jazz joints, a tranquil and eclectic home in Los Angeles, a beautiful collection of contemporary furniture, a polo player’s Buenos Aires abode (ponies included) and a summer-inducing zine documenting lazy days in the South of France.
The good life beckons once more!
It is with great pride that we write to tell you of the just-announced “Web III” collaboration between Ralph Lauren and the Poolsuite Internet Leisure Corporation.
The Ralph Lauren x Poolsuite partnership signals a new benchmark in the leisure arts, both online & offline.
In celebration, Poolsuite NFT holders are cordially invited to a secret Miami location to partake in a grand soirée on the grounds of a private mansion.
To request tickets to the limited-capacity Miami Soirée on April 28 2023, visit the link below.
American Classic: Ralph Lauren
California Dreaming: The Spring 2023 collection is here and ready for the warm days upon us… Perfect for the Miami soirée, one might even say…
Audrey Hepburn on Ralph Lauren in 1992: “Ralph has given American design a distinctive point of view and dignity... it strikes an inner chord, perhaps because he works like a writer or a film director. The stories he tells are not about trends or fleeting moments, but about values and things that last. He has given us the romance of the West, the glamour of Hollywood, the adventure of a safari, the purity of New England, the ease of a modern beach house, the richness of an English manor, only better than we imagined them. Ralph shows us a different way of looking at the world.”
Ralph’s trajectory in his own words: “In my work I’ve been trying to mirror various sensibilities. I didn’t have a master plan and I honestly did not plan this. It’s been instinct and gut and love and passion and honesty.”
Explore Ralph Lauren’s epic car collection, renowned as one of the best in the world featuring a McLaren F1 LM, a Bugatti Type 57SC Atalantic Coupe (of which only four were ever made), a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, amongst many other glorious vehicles
Step inside Ralph Lauren’s home in New York with Architectural Digest, a Norman-style stone manor house that he shares with his wife Ricky. The elevated interior styling is a perfect example of just how to do vintage
The stories behind Ralph Lauren’s timepieces: “Very few collectors that I know look at watches the way I look at them. People always commented on my watches, but I never bought them to collect them. I bought them to wear; they are an extension of everything I love.”
A 50 year celebration like no other: Ralph Lauren in Central Park with a dazzling dinner frequented by everyone from Oprah to Anna Wintour to Blake Lively to Hillary Clinton — amongst many others. Dive behind the scenes to catch a glimpse of a truly glimmering night, decked head to toe in quintessential American style
Watch the 50th Anniversary show at one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, Bethesda Terrace, celebrating Ralph Lauren’s enduring, multi-generational style that all began with a necktie in the 1960s
On keeping perspective: "I’ve had success, but I also see that life is short... Life is so changeable and unexpected, so you’ve got to enjoy what you’re doing and remember, 'Hey, wait a minute, I want to feel good, I look great, I want this, so I’m going to enjoy it'. Say it to yourself, because it helps."
Watch the trailer for Very Ralph (2019), the first documentary portrait of Ralph Lauren delving into his humble beginnings to pioneer of American lifestyle
On originality and intuition: “I never wanted to do what everyone else was doing. If someone has already done something, then it doesn’t interest me. I didn’t know that any of it was going to be successful but I did know that if I wanted something, then other people would want it too. It was all instinct […] It’s not about newness or oldness, it’s about timelessness and the way you wear it that makes it."
CURATE WITH US
Our question this week is:
Who is your favourite icon of leisure and why?
Let us know in the comments 💭
Further down in this issue, we’ll share the new skills we’re learning amongst the community explored last week.
☼ Tokyo Jazz Joints is a documentary photography project tracking Tokyo’s myriad jazz bars and cafes beginning in March 2015
☼ Polo champion Nacho Figueras builds a dream house outside of Buenos Aires for his 44 prizewinning ponies
☼ Inside Dakota Johnson’s eclectic and serene Hollywood home lined with well-loved books and citrus trees in the backyard
☼ Infinite Mac is a collection of classic Macintosh system releases and software from the 80s and 90s, all accessible from your web browser
☼ Illustrator Noa Goffer resists her shopping wishlist by drawing it instead, from a Dyson to Aesop handwashes
☼ Ash Kingston’s zine of summer in the South of France has us longing for lazy days lounging by the Mediterranean sea
☼ Explore Orior Furniture’s contemporary and considered classics, injected with Irish character and modern glamour
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COMMUNITY CURATED: NEW SKILLS
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