Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Kahlo and Rivera Together Again in Paris ....

Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera “L’Art en fusion”, an exhibition at the Musee de l’Orangerie, Paris devoted to the legendary couple.  The event confirms the couple’s ‘togetherness’.  After a divorce in 1938 they were reunited one year later.   A number of canvases are being  shown in France for the first time.  Exhibition finishes on the 13th January.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

An American in Paris (almost) Christmas Card ..

American artist Billie Jean Spille's signature style Christmas tree ....

Friday, 13 December 2013

Stunning Invisible Cyclists Helmet

We cyclists are  increasingly nervous about cycling in the city.  We're also conscious of arriving at our destinations with our hair plastered to our heads when a normal helmet is worn.  Now there is a stylish solution ....
Hövding is the result of an intensive research and development process that started in 2005. Throughout the years the company has developed a unique expertise in airbag helmet technology. Thousands of cycling accidents were re-enacted and compared to hundreds of hours of normal cycling with Hövding.
The unique airbag was developed in collaboration with airbag manufacturer Alva Sweden and extensive testing has been carried out to ensure the airbag provides the protection required. The development work around Hövding has resulted in a number of globally patented solutions.  www.Hovding.com to view the video. (Story courtesy of www.luxuryculture.com)

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Importance of Being Galliano ...

Galliano is creating the wardrobe for Stephen Fry's production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest to be staged in London next year.  One of our favourite and funniest stage plays we are delighted it will also feature one of the Bloggers favourite and most creative designers.  We have always felt that Galliano was better suited to the stage ....  We're looking for tickets now!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Yayoi Kusama and George Clooney Join Forces for W

W magazine's cover sees the Hollywood heartthrob wearing an Armani suit and shoes as customised by the reclusive Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (one of our favourites), renowned for her obsession with dots. But before you think that the connection is completely random, just as with Kusama herself, there is indeed method in the spotty madness - GC was promoting his new movie The Monuments Men .

Yayoi Kusama: Self Obliteration

Japan’s Polka-Dot Pioneer on a Life at the Mercy of Her Art
“She says that if she doesn’t paint she wouldn’t exist,” says Martín Rietti of his latest subject, 84-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. “Her work has an authenticity that I don’t often see in contemporary art.” The Argentinian director visited Kusama at her studio in Tokyo ahead of her latest show that opens at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, curated by Deputy Chief Curator of MALBA, Philip Larratt-Smith, and Francis Morris, who curated her retrospective.  See the video on:

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Aha! Imaginative Gifts from the States

For last minute Christmas gifts there is still time to visit our favourite American 'gift' emporium for witty and imaginative items at prices to suit all purses.  We love this mat but not certain it would have the effect intended! www.aha.com