Banana Republic launched BR Home, a premium line of home products designed by top artisans from around the world, as part of its vision to be the premier lifestyle brand, with prices ranging from $40 to $7,550.
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale opened 20th Century Week at Christie’s New York with…
At Windsor Castle’s Drawings Gallery, The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch is a truly fascinating and rather lovely exhibition which presents a selection of official, commissioned and informal portraits from Her Majesty’s 60-year reign, including work by Cecil Beaton, Lucian Freud, Dorothy Wilding, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz.
The shape, size, stretch and type of hair in the brush, the color and density of the ink, as well as the absorptive speed and surface texture of the paper are the main physical parameters influencing the final result. The calligrapher also influences the result by the quantity of ink/water he lets the brush take up, then by the pressure, inclination, and direction he gives to the brush, producing thinner or bolder strokes, and smooth or toothed borders. Eventually, the speed, acceleration and deceleration of the writer’s moves, turns, and crochets, and the stroke order give the “spirit” to the characters by influencing greatly their final shape.
A handsome and tall man, with a green khaki cap receives us warmly. For a few minutes , impressed by the unexpected artistic oasis in the heart of a hutong, we are unable to sit. The beautiful South American woman, brings a tray with Jasmin tea and getting our hands warm we walk around the room among art pieces and contemporary design furniture in red and black lacquer finish.
Giotto found the kindling, Fra Angelico, Brunelleschi and Donatello built the fire. Massaccio and Verrocchio struck the match, then Leonardo, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael threw gasoline — the result was the greatest blaze of art the world has ever seen.This city is literally one huge, glorious, easily walkable treasure chest. I have prepared all kinds of tips in case you decide to go. Have yourself your very own Renaissance…
David and Alice Van Buuren, art patrons and philanthropists, used funds from the fortune that David made in the financial services industry to build a magnificent Art Deco house and outfit it with exquisite gardens and valuable works of art. Check it out.
When Vervoordt decided to buy the Kanaal, a complex of warehouses, grain silos and a large round building, on the banks of a nearby canal, he wanted a truly minimalist environment where he could exercise his vision of “limitless spatial purity.”
I met with the world leader in the field of design using paper. A true magician that reinterprets Poiret,Worth, Chanel, Dior, and Mariano Fortuny creating beautiful clothes wich reflect the world of fashion. Check Isabelle de Borchgrave interview at her impressive studio in Brussels.
Because of my gypsy nature I have always been fascinated by the desert. I have just met in Beer Sheva the artist and filmmaker Joseph Dadoune who over several cups of a warm mint tea presented to me a stunning project taking place in the Ofaquim desert involving a local comunity. ” You must be part of this Joelle ! ” He says.