Today is Thursday and market day in the small and gracious village of San Pantaleo. This tiny…
And yesterday, Brazilian architect and my long time friend Joao Mansur , on the day of my…
Many days, as I wander through London’s trendiest and chicest spaces, I am often taken by the beautiful spaces and environments. Quite recently though – I think I have fallen in love. Yes love; and it wasn’t because of a charismatic accent or sharp attire – this time I was struck by vibrant colors, meticulous details , and spectacular beauty. In case I haven’t made myself quite clear, this article worthy of my admiration was the nothing more than the de Gournay hand painted wallpapers.
The Harrods Food Hall in London is known worldwide for its opulence and grandeur, and the Food Halls are no exception. Harrods has been around since 1834, founded by Charles Henry Harrod and originally operating in a single room selling a mix of grocery goods, perfumes, and stationary items.
Most traditional medicine stores cater solely to the practice of Chinese herbal medicine, with some cures dating back 2,000 years. The medicinal stock, however, includes much more than roots and plants. Take a look inside one of Hong Kong’s many medicinal shops and you’ll find a bewildering array of jars and drawers containing everything from ginseng and deer’s horn to fossilized bones , animal teeth dried sea horse, lizard urchin, starfish or even fish stomach are excellent remedies from sickness, promoting good digestion, and burst your immune system,
If you need to buy a coral dragon at a price of 4.200.000 dollars Hong Kong is the place to shop. And if you are also looking for a a nice Crystal Kwn Yin specifically at the Chinese Arts and Crafts store you will pay 8, 600,00 us dollars. But not everything is that high priced of course. Bring back in your suitcase maginificent silk fabric, cloisonné cups and even cute folk dolls of excellent quality for just a few box.
An Oriental flair blended with a typical Milanese architectural style is the secret of the charming project by the sister’s friend Giancarlo Montebello who was from 1060 to 1980 a renowned jewelry editor and who also worked with artists such as Fontana Niki de Saint Phalle and Sonia Delaunai among others.
All roads lead to.. Matogianni .At the narrow pedestrian street are gathered many bars, Art galleries high class boutiques, jewelry shops, and brand name stores with are always packed with high demanding shoppers.Also here is the meeting point for the first, second and so on drink.
You are getting something copied definitely have them remeasure you anyway and tell them to copy style/details of the piece you brought , not the fit. The fabric and the old piece are certainly not the same , so they will hang on your body differently and you will need different measurement. also the owner may consult you on how to improve altering the copy from your original to fit even better ( ex raising the seam of your pants) . Go for it, it’s an opportunity.
In Shanghai , the most modern city in China where food chains are moving up with flash buildings and stunning skylines, the concept is quite the same. If you turn the corner you can still find pockets that seem cut from distant centuries.
It’s in a single street named Dongtai Lu , around Dongtai Road, just south of Hua Hai Zhonglu, near Hua Hai Park that outdoor vendors line several streets on the outskirts of the Old Town
Nestled in the heart of chic Sao Paulo, in a neighborhood called Jardins the legendary bookstore, Livraria da Vila was designed in 2003 by internationally renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld. Like Gerorge Whitman ‘s Shakespeare & Company in Paris, Samuel Seibel in Sao Paulo,
“I like large parties. They’re so intimate.” – Jordan Baker, “The Great Gatsby” One could argue that…
Creel and Gow incorporates and adds to the collection of Ruzzetti and Gow an extensive range of fascinating and exquisite objects sourced from all around the world by Paris based Jamie Creel and former Sotheby’s expert Christopher Gow, both avid collectors.
The Chinese character for jade is a combination of the words for beauty and purity, but there’s far more behind the Chinese obsession with this stone than looks. Jade has been long associated with long life and good health in Chinese culture, making it a prized material for good-luck charms. Few Hong Kong newborns will be left to start life without a jade bracelet from grandma, and people of all ages receive new amulets each year based on their zodiac signs and computations of the ancient Chinese almanac.
Brewing methods of Chinese tea are closely related to everyday life. On this huge piece of land called China, 1.3 billion people use more than a couple of brewing methods to get their teas done.
Sometimes I find myself daydreaming about that famous day where , far from everyone and transported by…