panic rooms in london
Real Estate

Inside London’s panic rooms

Behind bookshelves in the capital’s mega-mansions are bulletproof rooms with anti-intruder systems, steel walls and satellite phones It’s bedtime but Nessa Stein, the businesswoman played ...
Rad Hourani

The label that crosses borders

GC meets unisex couturier Rad Hourani Rad Hourani’s unisex clothing line began as an experiment. Unhappy with what was available on the market, he decided ...
Adam Brown

Bond gets briefed

A poolside holiday led Adam Brown to a fashion venture good enough for the world’s most famous secret agent Adam Brown was on holiday in ...
Sheila Vance
Social Business

Addiction in the frame

The glasses designer to the stars, Sheila Vance, tells how she turned a personal tragedy into a mission to help drug addicts She is renowned for ...
Frederic Malle
Family Business

Making scents

Coming from a long line of distinguished perfumers, Frederic Malle knows the sweet smell of success  It came as no surprise when Frederic Malle, founder of the ...
Jo Malone

Comeback queen

British millionaire Jo Malone has overcome serious odds to build a fragrance empire  Jo Malone had barely set foot in Shanghai in 2015 when things ...
Joanna Natasegara and Orlando von Einsiedel

Brave souls

GC speaks to the director and producer of Oscar-winning documentary The White Helmets Plans have a habit of going out of the window when you’re ...

The global nomad

New brand Montroi caters to globetrotters seeking more than just accessories For Enrique Hormigo, nomadism is not just a lifestyle, it’s a philosophy. His brand, ...
Real Estate

Fostering the future

Jet-setting British architect Norman Foster rarely has his feet on the ground. On one of the rare occasions that he does, GC catches up with ...
Cover story

A star is born

Emma Stone has cemented her place among Hollywood’s bold and brightest after singing and dancing her way to the top Just as you were falling ...
Roland iten

The wizard of Saint-Imier

Roland Iten, the eponymous and eccentric creator of high-end mechanical objects for men, is stepping out into the big time  Swiss jeweller Roland Iten is ...
Social Business

A bold vision

Dr Andrew Bastawrous is working towards eradicating preventable blindness in some of the world’s poorest places – using his smartphone. Until age 12, Ted Talk ...
Family Business

Supply and royal demand

The chief executive of British leather goods manufacturer Ettinger says new markets are opening up thanks to its royal warrant. Robert Ettinger is the third ...
Family Business

The daring brewery in the heart of Palestine

Running a brewery in the Palestinian Territories isn’t an investment for the fainthearted. There were probably easier career paths Alaa Sayej could have chosen. But ...

The entrepreneur securing the UAE's food security

Emirati Mahmoud Adi is building the region’s first fully climate-controlled greenhouse near Al Ain. Mahmoud Adi is one of the smartest Emiratis in the UAE ...
Family Business

Tod’s Town

The billionaire titan of Tod’s fashion empire, Diego Della Valle, believes in staying grounded. If the American dream is about giving everyone the opportunity to ...