The June issue of Wallpaper* (W*195) is here! Julio Le Parc's rainbow coalition with Hermès (page 094), Norman Foster's stellar cellar (page 060) and John Soane's model marvels (page 057) may take centre stage, but the Transport & Technology Special has more in store…
To begin with, in Auto Pilot, we look at the fleet of fiendishly efficient self-driving vehicles putting the auto back into automobiles. Driverless cars are closer than you think. For the wifi-weary, design-led electronics company Punkt and Jasper Morrison think back to basic telephony: SMS and contact capabilities. No internet, no touchscreen, no camera. They may have come up with the no-frills, no-net phone for you.
Speaking of screens - or rather, the coming of - Nick Compton looks at the one area of our lives not yet disrupted by the full force of the digital revolution: the art market (page 115). But is that about to change? Are the tech-savvy and art-hungry a big enough audience to transform the scene?
And if you are in the market for a swanky new sound system, be sure to turn to Angle Poise (page 118), which reels off the elegant new slant of the newest tech purchases.
In terms of interiors, we've developed a penchant for pattern (page 152), while in travel terms we're venturing to Matteo Thun's Venetian island resort (page 075). Elegant layering takes high-tech tailoring up a gear in our fashion shoot (page 142) and if - or when, we should say - the sun does come out, we'll be all set with our edit of the sleekest sunglasses (page 053). Until then, happy reading!
The June 2015 issue of Wallpaper* is out now