Here all glasses showcased during the Men's Fashion Shows Autumn Winter 2014 / 15.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Leonid Tishkov, Private Moon
I don't have many words for this exhibition other than: one of the most interesting and inspiring exhibitions I have seen in the last year. All installations are intelligent, well explained and exposed. Nothing fancy (finally), but art. Loved most of the projects, loved the descriptions and the graphics and people are really nice (which is harder and harder to find). Please, if you are around London, have a walk on the Southbank and sneak in this nice exhibition, which last but not least, is admission free.
Replica's perfumes by Maison Martin Margiela are created by precise moments of the designer's life. The first releases, Beach Walk, Flower Market and Funfair Evening, were then followed by Jazz Club, Lazy Sunday Morning and Promenade in the Garderns. The French fashion brand presents in collaboration with SHOWstudio, 19 Motcomb St. London, their perfumes with a little exhibit focused on memories. 21 artists have been asked to represent one perfumes and the results are really fascinating.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Bella Ring (multiple)
London based jewelry designer Sarah Straussberg presented her creations at Dazzle London 2013 at OXO Tower Wharf. I really liked her pieces which bring to mind Constantin Brancusi sculptures. Subtle, refined and elegant little sculptures.http://www.sarahstraussberg.com/
Monday, January 6, 2014
Walter Sickert, Queen's Road Station, Bayswater, Oil on canvas, Around 1916
Walter Sickert (1860-1942) was the main exponent of the Camden Town Artist, a post-impressionist movement which mostly showed everyday urban scenes. The Queen's Road Station (now Bayswater) was one of the first tube stops and it the painting it is possible to see the first sample, diamond shaped, Underground logo. Still, super modern.
Vuarnet is a French Eyewear company founded by the skier Jean Vuarnet, Gold Olympic medal in 1960 in the men's downhill, the first medal won on metal skis. That same year, Roger Pouilloux asked Vuarnet to collaborate in founding the legendary Vuarnet Eyewear company.
I found a really cool vintage Vuarnet in a shop in London and I was curious to know a little bit more about this company. I really appreciate some iconic models, but I particularly liked these ski goggles. They have a lovely retro style with an additional contemporary verve which makes them absolutely unique, chic and cool in a subtle way. I am probably a bit nostalgic, but I love the logo. It might need a little refresh, but ... less is more and I absolutely love it! It also reminds me of the French National Ski Team by Moncler in the early '70.
Vuarnet VK1101, online shopping vuarnet.com/men
Moncler's uniform worn by the French National Ski Team, 1970
Image source: icon.panorama.it
Sunday, January 5, 2014
L'Eau d'Hiver (Winter water) by Jean-Claude Ellena for Frederic Malle is a lovely clean, transparent, light, warm floral perfume. The heliotrope note is quite evident and it blows after a slightly citrusy opening which also welcomes the iris and the honey notes. On my skin it turns slightly musky and it seemed to be refreshed by a minty note. This is the kind of perfume that I would spray right after a relaxing shower or in a warm summery day. Every perfume recalls an image or an artist, but I am finding it quite hard this time. In my mind there are watery light colors, an abstract painting or a photography. The closest I can think of is a Rudolf Stingel painting.
Image source: Christie's
Richard Serra, born in 1938, is probably most known for big steel sculptures. At the Somerset House, London, he presents ten drawings which are the result of a research with Mylar sheets. Throughout different layers of this transparent sheet, he is able to give a different deepness or ''transparency'', as called by the artist. The result is a series of whirls and thick layers of black matter which lies on a thin layer of transparent material.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Images source: www.galleriesnow.net
Today I had the chance to see the exhibition ''I'm running out of world'', Friedrich Kunath, presented by the White Cube, Mason's Yard, London. I was really impressed by ''The Real Realities'' series (picture below). Notebook's lines and surreal illustrations onto wonderful west coast sunsets.
''This sense of destabilisation, as well as the suggestion of a maritime underworld, continues in Kunath’s ‘Real Realities’ paintings on the ground floor which depict richly coloured sunsets, overlaid with the markings of a standard A4 notepad, as if the romance of this highly sentimental image has been held in check by the organising principles of office stationary. The sunsets are sometimes caught behind the familiar postcard staple of a palm tree lined vista while at others, they are reflected in a perfectly calm sea. In another, a circular image of a Christmas card-like snowy landscape – a binary but equally idealised landscape – has been inserted on top. While the works point to Kunath’s interest in the mechanisms of popular visual culture, in particular album covers, where collage is the stylistic trigger for a willing suspension of belief, they also call to mind the notion of a notepad scribbles – where something immediate, spontaneous and unmediated travels from the imagination to the pen in one continuous flow.''
Press Release - White Cube