Sphere's Winter Issue

Words by
Sphere Editors
Illustration by
Agathe Singer

25th November 2021

Let the good times roll as the winter issue of Sphere arrives for subscribers in time for party season.

Welcome to the winter edition of SPHERE, brought to you alongside our illustrious partners The ARX, Aston Martin, Tasaki and Diageo. We unearth the gems of a new collection of fine Scotch whisky — and talk about how to build one of your own — as well as taking a tour of Scotland’s new malt-centred destinations. No party is complete without a statement piece of jewellery, such as the Prabal Gurung-designed creations by Tasaki, crafted with pearls grown on the brand’s own farm in Japan. Also in this edition, Avril Groom reveals the finely tuned beauty of a jewellery watch. We reveal how The ARX is fast becoming one of the globe’s most exciting art players and is now taking on Manhattan, while the Knightsbridge gallery’s first artist-in-residence, Maria Kreyn, drops tantalising hints about her tempestuous works in progress. Speaking of stormy weather, Jeremy Taylor puts the cutting-edge Aston Martin V12 Speedster through its paces on a particularly squally test drive, and the marque’s latest collaboration with British style stalwart Hackett reveals a distinctly sportive edge.

Elsewhere in the world of fashion, John Arlidge investigates the latest zeitgeist — how independent brands are rapidly being snapped up by fashion leviathans — as Simon Brooke takes a bright-eyed look at ‘dopamine dressing’, the joyful trend for wearing bright, bold colours and clashing contrasts. Further escape comes in the form of the latest winter wellness offerings, as well as all the best in cosy living, ethical gifting, nurturing family life, nature escapes and warm-hearted wellbeing.

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