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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUPO ALBERTO!

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Luisa Fazio

Its eyes are at half-mast, it has long furry ears, a bulbous funny nose: it’s called Alberto. A Canis lupus, the great-grandson of Wile E. Coyote. A all-blue-haired-hero by cartoonist Silver since 1974, who now celebrates his 40 years of life. It isn’t the usual alpha dominant male who controls forests and trees. He is not a fierce predator. Lupo Alberto is a canidae with a heart of gold, sympathetic, romantic, good-hearted, a little unlucky. He’s loyal and listens and helps his friend Enrico, a mole. He goes against nature: he’s madly in love with Marta, a free-range chicken. He doesn’t eat chickens! He isn’t discouraged when Moses, a bobtail who acts as a guard at the McKenzie farm, takes bludgeoned. A series of exhibitions will celebrate his birthday all through Italy. Until the first of June 2014 @ WOW Spazio Fumetto – Museo del Fumetto di Milano. Wof!

 

TAILORED, MAX MARA NEW EYEWEAR COLLECTION

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Marco Maggetto

Established in Reggio Emilia in 1951 by Anchille Maramotti, Max Mara is more than a flag, it’s a world wide acclaimed symbol. An image of simplicity and perfection, quality and timeless style. I like to stand in front one of their windows and get lost in those shades of beige, pure lines and pureness. It calm me down and make me think they are unique, never boring, year after year. And getting better. The brand is actually doing one of the best designer’s eye wear collection seen lately with shapes and colors that really matches the Max Mara philosophy. This Spring 2014, MM introduces the Tailored Eye-wear Collection. A beautiful prescription and sunglasses assortment that reaches a new level of perfection. This capsule is made in the typical Max Mara palette and bows are lined with leather and stitched “a puntino” like its signature camel coats. Shapes?  Feminine, mysterious, contemporary. They recall Jackie O’ but also Dorothy Michaels of Tootsie. So if you are searching for a perfect pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the very first sun, I have no doubts. The Max Mara Tailored Collection is a must, a beyond fashion choice.

www.maxmara.com

LESSONS FROM THE GEESE, GRAND FINALE!

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Rubens and Flan

This is the very last Friday of  “Lessons From The Geese”. We hope you liked it. Say goodbye to Nina & Flan’s marvel comic strip and cross your fingers, they may be back someday. The Harlow is keeping its arm wide open and waiting for these two partners in crime to come back soon with a brand new project. We already miss you… geese.

BARNABY

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe

A glistening slice of sun-drenched alternative /r&b. The impeccably crafted track – written, produced, arranged and mixed by the man himself – acts as the perfect introduction to this very special Southampton based artist. Listen to “Fresh Man Lemonade”, amazing song.

http://barnabyofficial.com/

 

THE BOX BY MERCATO MONTI

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Editorial Staff

Spring’s here and MercatoMonti’s team is ready to celebrate by offering a new shopping experience and a great party in honor of creativeness and handmade treasures.  After the success of last December’s edition  that welcomed 3000 visitors and involved more than 100 “creative minds”, it’s time for a brand new appointment. Sunday March 30th 2014 at The Radisson Blu Hotel, from 11 a.m. till 10 p.m., a new edition of The Box will be held.  Besides the usual shopping experience, the second appointment of “SUNDAY: I’M IN LOVE! – THE ARTIGENIAL GALLERY” will be hosted:  laboratory devoted to “art-ingeniousness” born by from the meeting of MercatoMonti with “Elsewhere Factory”. Visual artists, designer and artisans will symbolically reconstruct their own laboratory and will work during the whole day offering an unique occasion to observe the creative trial that characterizes their production. The “ALL GOOD” party is also confirmed: beginning from 6 pm, dance floor will be warmed and delighted by Playpen DcDJ SoulMind from “Disco Volante” Brescia  and Maxi Milian  DJ fron SoundsFamiliar Crew. Be ready for a special Sunday in Rome.

THE BOX – MERCATOMONTI

Sunday 30th  March 2014 –  from 11 a.m. till 10.00 p.m.  Free Entry
c/o Radisson Blu es. Hotel – Via Filippo Turati 171 – Roma  

www.mercatomonti.com

VIVIAN MAIER, JEU DE PAUME

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Isabella Cecconi

The archetypal of self-taught photographer, with a sense of observation and an eye for composition. She was a nanny, a street photogapher, whose talent may be comparable with that of the major figures of American street photography such as Lisette Model, Helen Levitt or Diane Arbus. The exhibition presented at Jeu de Paume is the largest ever exhibition in France devoted to Vivian Maier. It includes 120 black and white and colour gelatin silver prints, as well as Super 8 films she made. Maier was discovered by chance by John Maloof, who discovered her astonishing photos by chance in 2007 at an auction. what came out was that Maier was a discreet person and a loner. She took more than 120,000 photos over a period of thirty years and only showed this work to a mere handful of people during her lifetime. She lived as a governess, but all her free time and every day off was spent walking through the streets of New York, with a camera slung around her neck. The children she looked after described her as a cultivated and open-minded woman, generous but not very warm. Vivian Maier remained totally unknown until her death in April 2009. Photography seemed to be much more than a passion to her. Her activity was the result of a deeply felt need, almost an obsession. A unique occasion. LET’S GO TO PARIS!

 

MY BRAND NEW VIVIENNE WEESTWOOD FOR MELISSA BOOTS

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Clara G

When I was a teenager  I could not wait to wear high heels. One day I found a way: low platform beach sandals, a pair of dark brown classic sandals that are still in my closet.
Beautiful and cool but I didn’t know how to use them out of the swimming pool and the beach. I asked for permission but my mother refused. They were totally made of plastic, so they were supposed to be uncomfortable, even unhealthy and difficult to walk in but for years and years I thought it was like that: plastic  shoes must be only used for water.
Until last week, exactly last week. I was in Brazil, in Sâo Paulo walking through the streets of that enormous, giddy, fascinating  city when I saw a strange shop  with mannequins directly placed on the street. Outfits displayed were so amazing that I decided to enter inside there where, surprise surprise, no clothes, just shoes, plastic shoes!! I saw beautiful pieces and I discovered that they were designed by Karl Lagerfeld, Gareth Pugh or Vivienne Weestwood! I was fascinated, I have never herd about MELISSA, although they seem to be an icon and not only in Brazil. It was easy to choose the golden boots you see pictured above: they are irreverent, funny and most important, since they are made of high quality PVC,  comfortable and perfectly usable. And there is also something important you can not see…they smell like candies!

 

THE GENTLE BIRD LOVED BY FREDERICK II : THE HAWK

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Luisa Fazio

Small head, large eyes, sparkling and sharp look, strong and curved beak: it is the hawk, the free and fugitive bird. It swoops down on live preys from above with closed wings, reaching nearly a speed of 240 kilometers per hour. Symbol of power, ruthless predation, elevation. It is noble in bearing and in flight, it was the bird of sovereignty. The wise and charismatic Emperor Frederick the II of Swabia, the stupor mundi, was fond of hunting with trained hawks, to write a medieval treatise of ornithology and falconry, “De arte venandi cum avibus”. He would say: “a day without hunting with a hawk is a wasted day”. He considered falconry a real art. His favorite birds were the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) and the gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). Both had exceptional predatory skills and were employed in spectacular huntings. The hawk is also know how to be a gentle bird: it courts the female making reckless developments in flight and to impress her it gives a previously captured prey just for her. It reaches very high heights using updrafts, and rising to the rim. It is an intriguing predator but too high for us to be visible. It dominates its prey and us from heaven!

 

MIART 2014 ART FAIR

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Editorial Staff

 

It’s getting better and better. This weekend, it’s Milano and Art. Miart is an art fair where contemporary and modern are put together to create an occasion to reflect on the continuity between past and present. Miart wants to underline even more this  contrast but at the same time aims  to work on the possibility to experiment new strategies  and alternatives ways. The objective is to be active in the modern and contemporary production during the whole year and not only in the three days of the fair event. Miart becomes a collector of circles, structures and experiences able  to connect among them the cultural and economic Milanese environment with other important international realities. Don’t miss it.


Miart 2014 , 28 – 30 March 2014

MAXIMAL EFFECT, VALENTINA BRUGNATELLI

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Marco Maggetto

The difference a necklace can make is predicted and can revitalize any outifit, any moment. Sparkling objects, if well designed and made with first class materials, are crucial. Talking about first class jewel makers, Valentina Brugnatelli is one of those names to keep in mind if you are searching for some pieces with strong personality. Do you remember Gianfranco Ferre’ spectacular and avant-garde bijoux? Brugnatelli worked with the “Architect” in Milan for many years and collaborated with several other designers: Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Missoni among others. In 2012, the turning point: Brugnatelli starts her signature collection and shine on with amazing creations year after year. As she declared ” a jewel needs to have a soul: an element that doesn’t relegate it to something decorative. It is essential it tells a story and triggers an emotion. My jewels are worn by by a free-spirited woman with a personality strong enough to wear whatever she feels like.
Someone you would turn to look at because there’s something about her that strikes you”. Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, which was presented few weeks ago, is all about essentials shapes: the triangle, the square, the circle. Homage to 8o’s fashion codes and to “Metropolis”, the collection is composed by stunning necklaces where 3D rigid resin is  made comfortable by a snake chain attached in the back and vortex rings of all sizes deliver a rotating impression that evokes an industrial mood. Bold your looks, discover Valentina’s splendid creations.

Ph. Necklace from 2014-15 collection.

http://www.valentinabrugnatelli.com/

 

CUT THE RIBBON, XAVIER ROBERTS

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Editorial Staff

The Cabbage Patch Kids frenzy of 1983 was to be the first of many holiday-season, toy frenzies in the years to come. In 1976, Xavier Roberts invented ‘Little Person’ dolls, the first Cabbage Patch Kids. Roberts and five friends started the Original Appalachian Artworks company to produce the dolls. The Coleco toy company liked Roberts’ ideas and began mass-marketing the dolls in 1983, under the new name of ‘Cabbage Patch Kids.’ By the end of the year, approximately three million Cabbage Patch Kids dolls had been “adopted.” In 1983, a Cabbage Patch Kids doll was a 16-inch doll, usually with a plastic head, a fabric body, and yarn hair. What made them so desirable, besides the fact that they were huggable, was both their supposed uniqueness and their adoptability. It was claimed that each Cabbage Patch Kids doll was unique. This plus the fact that inside each Cabbage Patch Kids box came a “birth certificate,” with that particular kid’s first and middle name on it, made the dolls as individual as the kids who wanted to adopt them. The dolls were a hit and Roberts really cut a ribbon!

LUXURY NATURE SOAPS : GIANNA ROSE ATELIER

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Editorial Staff

Bathrooms and private boudoirs can be heaven. Everybody needs a fine luxurious moment: feeling clean and reinvigorated had never been so easy with these triple-milled soaps, 100% vegetable-based, by Gianna Rose Atelier. More than just soaps, they are romantic creations intended as proper sculptures. Carved, created from the best natural botanical extracts and nurturing emollients carefully chosen to create beautifully molded soaps. Range of perfumes? Wide and irresistible not to mention Gianna Roses’s gift boxes: their exquisite letterpress images are noteworthy. Personally, Harlows fell in love the “Apothecary Collection” but you can experiment the “Soap Couture” yourself by looking, using, smelling Gianna Rose Atelier’s amazing products. Make some space in your cabinets.

www.giannarose.com

WILHELM BEARNHARDT

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe

Wilhelm Bearnhardt is a Brisbane-based Australian producer/designer  who’s real name is Daniel J Skinner. Son of Brass player, WB grew up immersed into classical music and later discovered Electronic Music & Computer-based Production techniques. Technology was fundamental for him to experiment  his orchestration and compositional ideas. His music, that captures specific aesthetics and values of past golden eras through a modern palette, is distributed via Bandcamp.

” My inspiration comes from many things. The way in which Mark Rothko’s large emotionally intense slabs of colour feather and melt into one another. Richard Wagner for his intensity and boldness, and his progressive storytelling. Alexander McQueen, who I feel shares a common aesthetic for combining golden era themes re-imagined for a vision of the future”

http://www.wilhelmbearnhardt.com/


GRAFT BY QIYUNG DENG

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Luisa Fazio

It’s been her thesis project presented at ECAL, the prestigious design school of Lausanne. There isn’t a commercial producer yet, but “Graft” is already a successful eco-idea around the world. Qiyung Deng, Chinese designer, has borrowed the shape and textures of fruit skins and vegetables creating an original disposable, a tableware set. Made from biodegradable plastic produced from raw vegetables, forks and spoons have handles similar to celery stems, tea spoons have handles of a carrot or an orange peel. An artichoke petal becomes the bowl of a spoon, a pineapple leaf is the blade of a knife. Carved in vegetables, respecting ancient Thai art. Deng’s cutlery is beautiful, fresh, innovative, functional and dynamic. Perfect for an elegant table. Are we ready to set aside the good silverware service once? Above all, are we sure  we want to throw away them after use? They are so chic, wouldn’t it be a real shame?

NUD NOB, SARAH LUCAS

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Editorial Staff

New York, Gladstone Gallery is currently exhibiting an amazing solo show by Sarah Lucas, her first Us in nearly a decade. Lucas was born in Holloway London in 1962 and she is an English artist part of the generation of Young British Artists who emerged during the 1990s. Lucas has been working all his career with found objects and readily available materials to create works imbued with a distinctive and provocative visual language. Drawing on art historical references, cultural stereotypes, and the British tabloid culture, Lucas creates works that never stop challenging our conception of sexuality, gender and existence. Show at Galdstone features some large scale bronzes of over sized vegetables  and phallic shaped concrete sculptures because human anatomy has long fascinated Lucas. The form of the phallus in fact has been a recurring theme to her one that she sees as “a perfectly self-contained sculptural form, ‘pregnant’ with meaning.” Referencing the Greek gods of love and fertility, respectfully, Lucas uses the titling of her work to infuse the sculptures with a humorous gesture. Language and its potential for both poetic alliteration and sly allusion is central to Lucas’s works, and her titles often draw on slang, puns, and historical references to invoke allusions that are variously erotic, romantic, and funny. Sculptures, surrounded by some Lucas portraits, provide a tactile and immediate experience and drive us to the ephemeral. Composed of corporeal fragments and organic forms, the sculptures intimate a sense of absence, suggesting an innate fragility within their outwardly sturdy form.

 

At Gladstone New York until 27th April.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KARL

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Marco Maggetto

How to survive this crazy world? It’s simple, by taking inspiration from a modernist guy who believes in globalization. A person, like none else, that lives the present and never looks back. Karl Lagerfeld has several books published under his name, a fantastic film by Loic Prigent and many other appearances but this charming little book is a must have for those who believes “Karlism” is a philosophy of life. “The World According To Karl” is a collection of his memorable quotes on fashion, women, art, politics, love and life’s highs and lows. The book is illustrated à la Alexey Brodovich, Harper’s Bazaar legendary art director, and was created with the full approval of the designer himself. Cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes tranchant, Lagerfeld’s “bons mots” are always impossible to ignore. Find out a designer that resisted so many years at the top of “fashion world” and understand it take a firm personality, humor and sincerity to stay true to your values. And if you don’t get a sort of wisdom by his experience, where else would you get it? Enjoy Karl’s world, manias and quotes in this exquisite book written by Jean-Christophe Napias and Patrick Mauriès.

“My autobiography? I don’t have to write it. I’m living it”. KL

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SUE FORD @NGV

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Isabella Cecconi

Sue Ford was a pioneer of Australian photography, and one of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers. Celebrating her artistic life and career The National Gallery of Victoria will bring together key photographs, digital prints, collages and films created over an almost fifty-year period, as well as important archival materials. Ford’s work was both personal and political, and showed a fascination with private, shared and forgotten histories. Ford who passed away in 2010 studied photography at RMIT and in 1974 was the first Australian photographer to be given a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

17 APR 2014 – 24 AUG 2014

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CUT THE RIBBON, WILLIAM EGGLESTON

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Editorial Staff

william eggleston photographer

So who invented color photography? It’s William Eggleston, off course. Joking. Not that he invented anything, even if we really think that in a way he did, but this brilliant photographer born in Menphis in 1939, is widely credited with increasing recognition for color photography as a legitimate artistic medium to display in art galleries. And that’s not a small thing in a world where shooting in  black and withe was the only way for an artist to find his pictures exhibited in a gallery or a museum. Eggleston and his amazing colors, his democratic eye, his everyday life and objects: an ode to the “out of the blue” an example for hundreds of photographers that came after him. Eggleston’s work was exhibited for the first time at Washington  D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery and later at New York’s MoMA in 1976.  This exhibition came more or less 10 years  after MoMA had exhibited color photographs by Ernst Haas, but the tale that the Eggleston exhibition was MoMA’s first exhibition of color photography is frequently repeated and the 1976 show is regarded as a watershed moment in the history of photography, by marking “the acceptance of color photography by the highest validating institution”. Still alive and kicking, Eggleston is a Cut The Ribbon from his first photographs (in black and white) to his latest.

ELEPHANT

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe

Elephant are  Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck   and they represent a  conclusion that songwriting and documentation should only be accomplished by the turn of night, and should never leave comfort and safety of the bedroom. Pre-order their debut album ‘ Sky Swimming’ out 28 April 2014  on Elephant ‘s website.

 

HOLY COMMUNION, KOLOR

Posted on March 11, 2014 by Marco Maggetto

kolor japanese brand

I said once, I will say twice. Black is out and white is in, again. And for those who remember the day they get their first holy communion, just focus on that date. You were hopefully happy on that late spring day wearing nothing but a white tunic, while your girlfriends were like little brides. The sun was shining and reflecting all that brightness, someone was shooting some late seventies Polaroids. Your mother’s favorite restaurant was strangely festive and some special tablecloths were garnishing  location: off course, they were white and some little innocent flowers  were embroidered on them. Your grandmother also was called to collaborate by making some special bombonnières that, again, were white with some little flowers embroidered. Pure happy day that marked my life. It’s 2014 and my spring obsession is still that late 70ies white plus some flowers. The perfect synopsis? This SS 2014 Kolor’s ensamble. Simply perfect to get a happy spring and discover some inner purity.

Kolor’s is a Japanese brand designed by Junichi Abe. It was launched in 2004. 

http://kolor.jp/

SPARKLING OR… FLAT? MARNI!

Posted on March 11, 2014 by Editorial Staff

Sharp and short and… flat flat flat! I said down to earth, down from heels, down to easiness and comfort. There’s a huge wealth of options for this next spring or summer. Masculine classics get revised with a feminine spin, light colors, candy palette, ideal for sweet tomboys. I got my eye on this flamboyant fringing leather ones. It’s country, it’s classic, I feel it super chic. It’s Marni, it’s golf time, it’s sandal days and the grass is so green!

www.marni.com

THE MAGIC PAUL SMITH!

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Luisa Fazio

In his wunderkammer-Studio, sourrounded  by  books, magazines, paintings and strangest objects, he gives birth to ideas with a psychedelic and fairytale mark. All his creativeness then migrates to a new collection, in this case  Mens Spring-Summer 2014. We are at Kean street in London and this magic place is owned by Sir Paul Smith. Red Agaricus muscarius with dence white warts (Amanita mushroom, fly agaric in England) and colorful psilocybe mushrooms, singly or combined to the base, decorate sweatshirts, t-shirts, shirts. It’s the effect of humor, fantasy and optimism of the designer. For the next season, Sir Paul takes inspiration from very poisonous mushrooms whose hallucinogenic and intoxicating properties were known by ancient shamans of American and Alice in Wonderland  from 1865. Smith’s man is called to be open minded, to dream to get into a white rabbit hole where sizes change direction simply by eating a piece of magic mushroom. He’s called to start a “good trip” during which he may find the right road. The heart way, where man can naturally feel strong and happy.

JUGGLING WORKOUTS? SWEATY BETTY

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Editorial Staff

Running, one of the best forms of aerobic exercise, it improves the body and stamina levels.On the top of it, it  strengthen muscles and burns fat. The best way of doing it is: having a good will, the right pair of trainers  and comfy clothes. Sweaty Betty is a stylish yet design-led sport company.
 It is absolutely fashion-conscious and has a vast online fitness emporium. Shoes, accessories, color-panelled bras, neon run jackets or vests. A great place where you can shop and browse. Spring is coming, put your shoes on and begin with your park sessions!

http://www.sweatybetty.com/

DAMN THING WENT CRAZY BUT I SWEAR YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Teresa Cannata'

Remember the early 2000s, when the it bag mania first came out? All bloggers (included myself) were obsessively checking what Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie were carrying, so as to decide what to put our eyes (and hopefully money) on. Back then, the choice was limited, or maybe it was us who were too influenced by those trend-setters. Now things have changed: the it bags to choose from are endless, so everyone can pick the one which really speaks to her fashionista heart.

Take the creations by Jérôme Dreyfuss, for example: they’re made of fine leather (calfskin, lambskin, goatskin, reptile skin) and combine classic lines with quirky details. Each style has a male name, picked by the designer himself (on the contrary, most of the brands, give female names to bags), and appeals to very diverse customers.
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THE ANCHORESS

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Maxim Deluxe

The Anchoress is a new  music project of Catherine Anne Davis aka Catherine A.D. and  Paul Draper, is best know as the erstwhile frontman of Mansun.

The first single ‘What Goes Around’ is set for release on 5th May 2014 as a limited edition heavyweight vinyl via the amazing Too Pure label (PJ Harvey, Stereolab, Hookworms).

I Am Anchoress

CUT THE RIBBON, JULIUS SäMANN

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Editorial Staff

 This story begins in the US. In 1952, a milk truck driver in Watertown, New York, USA, complains to a local chemist about the smell of spilled milk. That chemist is Julius “Jules” Sämann, who spent several years deep in the Canadian forests studying essential oils in evergreen trees and learning how to extract those oils from pine needles. After some research, Jules discovers a special formulation of fragrance which, when put on specialty material, is highly effective in killing unwanted odors and filling the air with fresh fragrance. Jules recognizes a great commercial opportunity. At this time, there are many air fresheners for the home, but not for cars and trucks. A small, unobtrusive hanging air freshener is exactly the right solution for vehicles.  Julius Sämann was a perfumist and chemist. He was mostly known for inventing many everyday items, but surely his great invention was that pine-tree-shaped air freshener. Known as WUNDER-BAUM® in Switzerland, the tree, with its special shape and peculiar scents started having different names all over the world. The brand has nowadays achieved “cult status” and the tree appears in many films, advertisements and TV shows. 

JILL GREENBERG

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Isabella Cecconi

There are few days left. Best known for her amazingly anthropomorphic and affectionate portraits of monkeys and bears, Jill Greenberg captures the powerful, romantic, and enigmatic nature of horses through her signature lens in photographs that make these animals all the more otherworldly yet familiar. ‘Horses’ is an elegiac exploration of these heroic and often idealized creatures. Transformed by Greenberg’s lens, the horse’s powerful physical beauty becomes a hyper-real vision, and her gorgeous prints seduce us in a subtle manner with sensuous, painterly textures. Stunning photographs of Friesians, Andalusians, Arabian stallions, thoroughbred performance horses. You have time until March the 15th@ O’Born Contemporary.

THE ARTIST OF EPHEMERAL, ANDRES AMADOR

Posted on March 4, 2014 by Luisa Fazio

The survival of  his creations depends exclusively by periodic fluctuations of the level of sea water. For six hours and twelve minutes, approximately, during low-water mark when the sea withdraws its waves, we can enjoy the beauty. Andres Amador, from San Francisco, is an artist who has made a super eco-friendly choice: he uses the beach as a canvas, the natural environment as a frame. With a garden rake and a stick, he waits for the full moon to draw on the sand very imaginative embroideries, creating a play of light and dark. They aren’t usual sand castles but flourishes, flowers, geometric shapes sacred inspired, labyrinths. They can be as large as one thousand square meters. Ephemeral, transient, for that reason unique and extraordinary. Eternal only in our memory after the sea took them away forever. Oblivious that his signs do not leave a mark, the artist expresses the concept of the temporary passage, lasting ephemeral of all things, the enjoyment of the beauty of that moment. Carpe diem, another drawing will appears in six hours!

UGO MULAS, CIRCUS CALDER

Posted on March 4, 2014 by Editorial Staff

Merano Arte, in collaboration with Ugo Mulas Archive, presents an exhibition with a selection of 36 original images, dated between 1963 and 1964, made by Italian photographer Ugo Mulas. “Circus” is a juvenile work of the great American sculptor Alexander Calder. This amazing work was a small circus made of simple sculptures, human figures, little animals. Built with metallic thread and other recovery material, this work is performance, poetry, visual art and much more. Maybe an example of Arte Povera. Calder Circus is actually preserved at the Witheny Museum in New York. The history of Ugo Mulas and Alexander Calder,  is a history of great friendship. A meeting point, an homage by Mulas to the great  American sculptor. Through his lenses, Mulas gave a fundamental key of interpretation of one of  XX century greatest artists. A must see.

http://www.kunstmeranoarte.org/index.php

JUNIPER SLING

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Editorial Staff

Inspired by the most iconic and atmospheric of spirits: London Dry Gin. This fragrance is dedicated to enigmatic boys and girls. It’s a crisp cocktail with the freshness of juniper, cool measures of angelica and brandy and a beating libertine heart of black pepper, cardamom, soft leather and orris. A gourmand base of brown sugar, black cherry and amber. It is unique and it meets with the aromatic and very dry gin. From start to finish Juniper Sling projects a classic pre-prohibition era cocktail quality and it’s amazingly great to wear. Wanna have a shot? 

NO BLACK NO WITHE, JUST YELLOW PINK

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Marco Maggetto

You guys are tired of this black and white “Tiscesque” wave,  aren’t you? All this dark Feners around. Leave it to Kanye and Marina and get out of the stream by picking up some colors, in particular, pink and yellow. Sun is getting brighter and days are longer and  shadow is so 2012. Infuse your everyday life with sunset tones, from tops to facial creams, inundate your space with pure energy.

Burkman Bros : short sleeve pop-over shirt with geometric crocodile print. Lightweight poplin fabric with single chest pocket and natural fisheye buttons. Sleeve tab detail and inside neck tape finishing.

Carven: radiant yellow piquet polo with embroidered logo.

Nuxe: An incredible, Harlow testet, cream. Nuxe Men Gel Multi Functions Hydratant. Must have.

L’Erbolario Patchouly:  Golden potion. With pure extracts of Java patchouli, a touch of vanilla, white musk and Rosa damascena. This perfume is very inexpensive but the result is really Parisian haute parfumerie.

Carmex: the everyday lip rescue. The best lip balm on planet heart.

Raf Simons for Adidas: I don’t collect contemporary art, I do collect RS sneakers. Every season I’m tormented. Yes or no, yes or no. I always manage to get them. And they worth all my torments.

Stabilo Boss: the fluorescent highlighting pen. Marking the best pieces and phrases is like a photography, it stops time.