So you want to be a modern-day Rich Uncle Pennybags and convince your friends you’ve got better taste than Ronald Lauder and Karl Lagerfeld combined. Do we have the book for you!
Collecting Design, by industry heavyweight Adam Lindemann, is a handbook on “the collectability [sic] and overall desirability of design” -- furniture design, to be precise -- which is classy way of phrasing what we’re not too classy to say: This is THE field guide to getting filthy rich off of stuff you can sit on.
Meanwhile, in the world of fashion, I learned of two notable successions of sorts. At Gucci, Tom Fordhas been replaced by a "young handbag designer." (Online subscription required.) And Karl Lagerfeld is stepping back to let a team of employees design his new line.