In this edition: Joaquin Torres - architect of the stars, the growing popularity of ski touring, Delhi-based designer Manish Arora at Paris Fashion Week, wild installations by Norwegian artist and photographer Rune Guneriussen, and the comeback of filtered coffee.
Architect of the Stars
We travel to Madrid to visit world renowned Spanish architect Joaquin Torres who has designed homes for some A-list stars, including Madonna and a number of soccer players, among them Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea's Fernando Torres.
Ski Touring on the Rise
Ski Touring - where you trek up the mountain by putting climbing skins on your skis with the pay-off being the downhill run - is becoming more and more popular. We accompany ski tour guide Toni Grassl as he guides a group to climb the Toter Mann, or Dead Man, mountain about 10 kilometers from Berchtesgaden in Bavaria.
Since 2005 conceptual artist Ruen Guneriussen has traveled to remote areas in Norway. His goal is to find pristine natural spots, which he then fills up with everyday objcts -- lamps, telephones, or books. His work explores basic questions about people and their environment.
Passage to Paris
Born and based in India, Manish Arora set up his label in 1997. Arora's collections are always a feast for the eyes: a vibrant mix of bold color and dazzling prints. His latest fall-winter collection is no exception, as Euromaxx discovered at Paris Fashion Week.
Coffee lovers are finding increasingly sophisticated ways to make a better cup of filtered brew. Many believe it's the best way to unfold the beans' real flavor. Once just a cup of java, filtered coffee is on its way to becoming a gourmet beverage.