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New York

Lower East Side Sunday...

New York|Store Guide

Lower East Side Sunday...

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

September 3, 2009 View...
Moroccan French Grande...

New York|People

Moroccan French Grande...

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

January 15, 2009 View...
Spiritual Jeweler...

New York|People

Spiritual Jeweler...

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

December 18, 2008 View...
The Travel Photographe...

New York|People

The Travel Photographe...

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

November 13, 2008 View...
One Thousand and One D...

New York|People

One Thousand and One D...

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

May 9, 2008 View...
Now and Zen Lifestyle...

New York|Design

Now and Zen Lifestyle...

Defying the pervasive monotony of the modern, Japan's arts and crafts work asserts a persistent attachment to the elements and to the Earth.

March 31, 2008 View...
Cai Guo-Qiang Explosio...

New York|Exhibition & Event

Cai Guo-Qiang Explosio...

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.

March 25, 2008 View...
Pomegranate and Kabbal...

New York|Exhibition & Event

Pomegranate and Kabbal...

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

March 23, 2008 View...
Malini Murjani, India ...

New York|People

Malini Murjani, India ...

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

November 16, 2007 View...
The New Architecture...

New York|Architecture

The New Architecture...

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

August 24, 2009 View...
Lost and Found Connect...

New York|Exhibition & Event

Lost and Found Connect...

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..."

January 9, 2009 View...
Wardrobe Guru...

New York|People

Wardrobe Guru...

She's worked with celebrities like Susan Sarandon, Natasha Richardson, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair, Queen Latifah and Cynthia Nixon. They’ve all benefited from her keen and discerning eye.” Mee

December 11, 2008 View...
Bochic...

New York|Shopping

Bochic...

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

June 4, 2008 View...
Ikat Trend Invasion...

New York

Ikat Trend Invasion...

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.

May 8, 2008 View...
Ethnic Style Still so ...

New York|Fashion Trend

Ethnic Style Still so ...

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

March 28, 2008 View...
Tibetan Tantric Gods...

New York|Exhibition & Event

Tibetan Tantric Gods...

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.

March 24, 2008 View...
Imperial Wardrobe at C...

New York

Imperial Wardrobe at C...

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

March 20, 2008 View...
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