I created an East Village Street Art and Shops Itinerary that has become my Summer Sundays routine ending with a majestic brunch at the legendary Cafe Mogador, definitely my favorite in the trendy neighborhood . Check
Yes, it's true.Daniele Pollitz appeared at my house one winter evening in New York as I was hosting a small tea comite for my dear friends from Casablanca. It's about being confronted with someone who has a certain allur
When Rachel Brown walks into a room she makes you immediately think she came out from Rue Cambom, the legendary headquarters of Chanel in Paris. But what is her connection to the spiritual teachings of the Wisdom of Kabb
As Oscar Wilde once said: "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." It's been a few months that I have been trying to meet with Tewfic El-Sawy. When he's in
Last year at this time, I was preparing to take a trip to Andalusia, Spain. When suddenly I came across a blog talking about the spiritual importance of water in the Islamic architecture of the Alhambra. In the same blog
Defying the pervasive monotony of the modern, Japan's arts and crafts work asserts a persistent attachment to the elements and to the Earth.
Cai Guo-Qiang is internationally acclaimed as an artist whose creative transgressions and cultural provocations have literally exploded the accepted parameters of art making in our time.
In all cultures of the near east, the pomegranate has always been seen as a symbol pf fertility, fecundity,and thus prosperity. In the Kabbalah, (Jewish Mysticism) the pictorial motif of the tree of life and its repetiti
Hong-Kong Born Malini, of Indian nationality, reveals to my surprise that she has been designing for over five years a line of accessories, handbags and belts, her forte that have become a favorite with editors at Harper
After the tragic event of September 11 2001, the behavior of the New York city inhabitants and developers altered considerably. Invited by Marcel's Steiner Sao Paulo developer's Magazine I have been on an design expedit
The day those towers fell I was in a car, stuck in the heavy morning traffic of the Sao Paulo streets. I received a phone call from a friend saying, "A minute ago an aircraft hit one of the World Trade Center towers..."
She's worked with celebrities like Susan Sarandon, Natasha Richardson, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair, Queen Latifah and Cynthia Nixon. Theyâ€™ve all benefited from her keen and discerning eye.â€ Mee
At Bochic, they are not afraid to dare, reuse, recycle, reinvent, reconstruct, or recreate. Like in Bohemia, it is all about the atmosphere, a way of life, a state of mind. Just like poets, painters, absinthe drinkers or
Since Batik has been gaining more exposure followed by ethnic tribal trend safari chic look, several designers are using Ikat print in their 2008 Spring Summer collection.
Body adornment is a universal art, practiced by Berber women covered with amulets and pendants, Indians sheathed in their bridal saris, Africans with highly codified headdresses, Geishas disappearing under their ghostly
This weekend Asia Pacific show downtown at the Gramecy Armory opens its doors to the public. With my hands busy with business cards, magazines, my camera and several thick catalogues I hardly can do anything properly.
Yesterday, at Christie's held the first ever auction in the US devoted to Chinese textiles, I have never seen so many Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indian elegantly dressed men and women walking around such selective amo