1. Insane Statement Sofas
Tired of seeing the same low-slung Togo sofa in all of your fancy friends’ apartments? If you ask Nacho Alegre, the next It couch might well be these gloppy, free-form love seats from Misha Kahn, the psychedelic artist who individually handcrafts each piece in his Brooklyn studio. “They’re a little bit Day of the Tentacle, a little bit H.R. Giger, and pop at the same time,” Alegre says, noting that they’re also “somehow very American.”
2. Piaget Polo Watches
During this current Cartier Tank moment, Andy Warhol has been frequently cited as a Tank aficionado. But the artist also was known to wear the Piaget Polo watch, a timepiece also favored by style god Miles Davis. The designer Gauthier Borsarello predicts Piaget is the next venerable brand to blow up in the topsy-turvy vintage watch market. For the quality, he believes, the price is crazy low right now: “You can find an amazing Piaget piece for around $2,000, and it should cost $10,000. I collected them years ago, but I gave all of them to my friends for birthdays, and now they are impossible to find.”
3. Swaggy South African House Music
No matter the event, the next time you find yourself stressing over what music to play, here’s the fix: amapiano—the red-hot South African house music subgenre. “It’s just a fresh sound,” says Ade “Acyde” Odunlami, “and it’s taking over.” The fix to your playlist woes? Grab the first amapiano mix that pops up on Spotify, and let it rip.
4. Sailing on Your Lunch Break
Every Tuesday, Alegre leaves his office