Farewell Baroness Thatcher
Baroness Thatcher in 1974 by Terry O’Neill October 13 1925 – 8 April 2013 “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” 1979, the year she became prime minister.
SURFING ON ART
Into the Waves, found via Pinterest. Border Lines in Collaboration with Stephen Bowers Trio Back Matthew McConaughey’s Airstream via Architectual Digest Photo by Jim McHugh Paulownia Planing Hull in Collaboration with Gerry Wedd Paulownia Planing Hull Detail in Collaboration with Gerry Wedd California Surf Mobile via Pinterest Paisley in Collaboration with Quentin...
Midnight at The Oasis
Sunrise on The Great Sand Sea Meet the Flintstones 21st Century Bedroom Adrere Amellal Siwi Man Photo by C. Stamba-Badial Drinks by the Salt lake This was were I stayed in Adrere Amellal view of the lake all around Drinks at the Fire pit i Temple Amon Adrere Amellal Bedroom Dunes of The Great Sand Sea Date Palms at Siwa One of the many lounging nooks in Adrere...
Anish Kapoor Void Plastic House Architecture Republic Source via Pinterest but no credit sadly, could be McQueen Mobile Xavier Veilhan Black Latex Cecil Touchon Artel Glass Jasper Conran 2009 Ramatuelle Joseph Dirand Like a Gang of Virtue Henry Krokatsis Black Unicorn Elle Decor Hyper Fast Cedric Ragot Vedas by Dustin Edward Arnold & Nicholas...
London Culture Spring 2013
Am so looking forward to this Spring round up of amazing exhibitions in my city of London. x David Bowie Is 23rd of March-11th of August 2013 The Victoria & Albert Museum David Bowie at The V & A Becoming Picasso 1901 February 14th-26th of May 2013 The Courtlauld Gallery Becoming Picasso Man Ray February 7th- 27th of May...
The Incarnations of Kimiko Yoshida
LOUIS XIV AS THE RISING SUN IN “LE BALLET DE LA NUIT” AT VERSAILLES. SELF-PORTRAIT, 2010. COURTESY PACO RABANNE SULTAN SALADIN THE GREAT. SELF-PORTRAIT, 2010. COURTESY PACO RABANNE GODDESS OF WAR ATHENA BY KLIMT. SELF-PORTRAIT, 2010. COURTESY PACO RABANNE WISE KING MELCHIOR BY MANTEGNA. SELF-PORTRAIT, 2010. COURTESY PACO RABANNE THE GOLDEN BRIDE FROM FEZ, SELF-PORTRAIT...
Are you in need of some unique earrings? Are you in to Renaissance and Roman Baroque styles? Or do you have a jewellery obsession like me? Here comes a Roman Gentleman named Diego Percossi Papi, well actually his creations have been around since 1968 when his little atelier opened next to Rome’s Pantheon. Where else could you imagine him to...
The Light Aquatic
Aqua Creations Lighting & Furniture Atelier was founded in 1994 by designer-artist Ayala Serfaty who completed her degrees in Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy of art in Design in Jerusalem and then at Middlesex Polytechic in London. Well known for her art creations Ayala and her husband Photographer Albi Sefaty collaborated to evolve their talents to...
INTERMISSION: CHAI BREAK Masala Chai is perfect for a cold winters day. Video by High Beam Media Via Fine Dining Lovers
Under The Influence
Love these still life images from Under the Influence Magazine, Jewellery with an African Twist. Photographed by Benjamin Bouchet & Styled by Julie Nivert. Sourced via, Under The Influence Magazine
New Designer Alert! Haitian -Italian Stella Jean has truly marinaded both of her unique cultures to create a very individual collection. The Italian blood shows in masculine pinstripe and jean shirts and the Creole side comes in the choice of fabrics and patterns. Then these are taken to another level with the impeccable tailoring and the fun and elegant...
Based in Amsterdam of English origins Kate Hume is one very well rounded Designer, she has her own exquisite line of Glass Vessels and furniture collection co designed with Frans van der Heijden that is hand crafted in the Netherlands. With simple clean lines she add layers of the unexpected and enriching. Kate is very inspired by colour sometimes a...
Happy New Year 2013
May your blessings be bountiful, your health sparkling and your love contagious. 2013 is the Magic Number, just believe. xo
All Aboard The Passenger
When I first saw these images of The Passenger (great name ) I thought it was a real train, only when I read the text did I realized that this is a bar in Madrid that looks like you are on a train. What a cool idea, with video production by Spanish video Artist Franger gives the illusion that you are looking out of the windows of a moving train. Owned by Spanish Actors Rodrigo...
Cabin Fever II
Winter Glow photo by Pawel Kucharski Yellowstone Club Montana Chalet Angora Megeve Chalet La Tene Val D’Isere Chalet Atlantique Courchevel Drinks at Fire Pit via Tumblr Cosy Cabin via Tumblr Chalet Grande Corniche Les Gets Chalet Shatoosh Megeve Chalet Savana Megeve Chalet Cyanella Megeve All aboard the Snow Train via Pinterest Chalet Tigre Megeve ...
110 Years of Cadillac
1937 Cadillac Sixteen Custom Phaeton Briggs Cunnigham 1961 Cadillac Coupe at Le Mans Cadillac Design Studio by Eero Saarinen & Gm Design Chief Harley Earl 1934 Cadillac Sixteen Custom Roadster 1959 Eldorado Hand sculpting full size clay auto models. ‘59 Le Mans Cadillac Chrome covered 1965 DeVille reflecting the pink ground. 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham A...
While researching all of Oscar Niemeyer’s work on the week of his passing I stumbled upon these images. This 1963 Californian Mid Century Modernist house has an incredible history, It was commissioned by Film maker Josef Strick and his wife Anne after meeting Oscar Niemeyer in a film festival in Brazil. It was a complicated commission as Niemeyer was not...
Farewell Oscar Niemeyer
“When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution, I once wrote a poem about the curve. The curve I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean and on the body of the beloved woman.” Farewell to the legendary Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer, “The Concrete Poet...
The Vision of Christopher Jenner
© Jenner Studio Rising star Christopher Jenner is one talented man, born in South Africa based out of London the skill of craftsmanship and future vision of design is exciting. Like the concept of how he sees the future of Eurostar, blending a sort of futuristic and vintage feel to create unique look that you want to experience His work is well know for the design of...
INTERMISSION Florence & The Machine LOVER TO LOVER via Nowness
In the Mind of Siggi Eggertsson
Iceland Iceland Detail Stamp Mural Reykjavik Iceland “The Master” Little White Lies Magazine Control 100 Pieces of Havana Iceland Detail Berlin Brummel Eco Issue Brock Brock Close up Peter & The Wolf Some Type of Wonderful Poster Iceland Icelandic Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Typographer & Artist Siggi Eggerssson’s work...
“DEMON CHEF” ALVIN LEUNG’S X-TREME CHINESE CUISINE.. HIS TWO MICHELIN STAR HONG KONG RESTAURANT BO IS OPENING IN LONDON’S MAYFAIR IN DECEMBER. NOW THAT WILL BE AN EXPERIENCE! VIDEO BY RYAN HOPKINSON ON NOWNESS
HAPPY DIWALI “THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS’” I love this festival, how amazing it must be to be in India to witness such a spectacular celebrations, One on my list of out of this world experiences to witness in your life. Pure Magic… Excuse me have you got a light? xo
Based Upon ~ Metal Storytelling
Set up by twin brothers Ian & Richard Abell Based Upon is a team of incredible craftsmen, metalworkers and artist that create spectacular designs out of liquid metals and resins. Personalized large scale Artwork, Sculpture and Furniture is painstakingly made with outstanding results. We all have a story or a memory that we want to have with us always, Based...
INTERMISSION Elephant Polo : The Kings Cup VIA NOWNESS www.nowness.com
The exquisite one of a kind pieces designed by Jewellery House Carnet, was established in Hong Kong over 20 years ago by elegant jewellery designer Michelle Ong and gem stone dealer Avi Nagar . A beautiful blend of Eastern and Western traditions. Each piece is crafted with such finesse, using the most rich and vibrant gemstones of incredibly high...
PAVILLION OF ART & DESIGN LONDON 2012
Guy De Rougemont~ POP Sculpture Lamp~ Galerie Diane DE Polignac Francis Sultana Mattia Bonetti Colour Ball Armchair~ David Gill Galleries Chanan Gallery Lustre de Virevolte ~ Herve Van Der Straeten Herve Van Der Straeten PAD Paris 2011 Stand Mattia Bonetti~ David Gill Galleries Karry Berreby Paris PAD 2011 Stand Bulgari three gold watch circa 1980~ Karry Berreby ...
The Need for Speed
Confederate X123 Hellcat Combat photo by Jerry Garns Salt Flats Photo by Simon Davidson 1952 Buick Super Riviera photo by Gunther Maier JCB Dieselmax ‘Streamliner” Indian Motorcycle photo by Jerry Garns 1952 Buick Bombshell Sunset over the Salt Flats by Dirk Ehrentraut Spectre Speedliner Looks like a rocket bike photo by Simon Davidson Love this Buick photo...
Master Illustrator Antonio Lopez
This is the hot book of the month of the Master Fashion Illustrator Antonio Lopez. He was born in Puerto Rico on Feb 11th 1943 but raised in Harlem. His mother a seamstress would ask him to draw flowers for her embroideries and he also helped his father who made mannequins to apply make up and stitch their wigs. At the age of 12 Antonio was awarded a scholarship...
The Drama of Zac Posen
I had to put these beautiful pictures up from Zac Posen pre Spring Resort 2013 (what a mouthful) . Elegant clothes, incredible jewellery and the perfect model for this, the statuesque Erin O’Connor. Apparently the collection was inspired by the women in Singapore, who would have known? Wish I knew who the jewellery is by and who styled and photographed...
East is East
Last Saturday a dear friend of mine organized a fantastic tour of East London Street Art. The Sun was shinning and temperatures high, we started our day by meeting up at Shoreditch House for some brunch, good friends and family from London and two friends from Spain who are not all familiar with East London our group in its self is a melting pot...
London Culture Galore Autumn 2012
I love London in September & October the sun is shinning, no really it is! The city is really having an amazing year, Jubilee and Olympics and now Art, Design, Theatre and anything in between take centre court. This is just a very small selection of many upcoming exhibitions. For more information on and to purchase tickets click on the links below . Let the Culture...
The Imagination of Olivier Mourao
Artist, Collector of Antiques, Painter, and Brazilian born Olivier Mourao is a man of many talents. Ibiza has been Olivier’s vacation spot since the early 70’s, first he lived in a penthouse in town with his friend and fellow artist Prince Tomasz Lubomirski One day he fell upon a Mediterranean style house designed by Spanish Architect Carlos Larios...
INTERMISSION: ICARUS RISES DIRECTED BY THOMAS GIDDING’S via NOWNESS
Caesar Augustus Hotel Anacapri, what a view! And another view from my hotel Charming Saints protecting the houses Hats off Capri Tiberio Hotel La Terraza of a Private home Via Tagara Colour Burst Back streets of Capri Beware Jewellery Galore Everywhere..love all the gold on tanned skin. Leaving La Fontinella with the little yacht called Rising Sun in the background.. ...
Intermission : Alice Temperley for Filofax. Video Direction & Production by Vanessa Scott
Food is Art III
Quails Egg | Egg Sweet Jelly | Limoncello Chocolate | Cheese with Pears Pumpkin Soup | Soup Chiacchiere | Cherries Sea Bass | Sushi Mullet | Tripe Octopus | Meatballs Steak | Bonbons Asparagus | Basmati Rice Bread | Pepper Sea Urchin | Spiedini Yoghurt with Figs | Foots Eye | Oysters Snails | Muricidae The Dark side of Food Photography. Silvia...
Olympic Fever : Nadia Comaneci
This morning I was watching tv and suddenly Nadia Comaneci popped up on the screen carrying the Olympic Torch. Memories came flooding back of watching her with my father in Caracas back in the 70’s. He was obsessed by her perfection… and perfect she was, the first gymnast in history to be given the perfect sore of 10.00 at the Montreal Olympics in...
Saluti da Capri
Arrivo!! Photo via Google Ave Ceasar Photo Vision of Splendor Il Mare Slim Aarons Love the signs…One of these is my Hotel.. photo via Tumblr. Capri Style 1970’s by Slim Aarons Pink Heaven photo via Tumblr Mama Mia the best plate of Pasta in the world! Photo by Vision of Splendor Long beautiful walk to Marina Piccola Via Krupp.. Nothing to do with...
Big In Japan : Kaikado
The History of Kaikado Kaikado was established in 1875, shortly after Japan opened its doors to the rest of the world. With civilization came the import of tin plate from England. Tin was used for the plating of steel, and was considered a fashionable foreign-made item. In the Edo era, canisters made from tin were a commonplace means of storage for tea,...