Author: José Amorim

Kissthedesign gallery in Lausanne – Objectif Gare.

Kissthedesign gallery in Lausanne – Objectif Gare.

Reading Time: 4 minutesKISSTHEDESIGN is a gallery in Lausanne, Switzerland in which you will be invited to a journey around design, interior furniture and contemporary art. Discover its new exhibition in partnership with Mudac museum.

Birdy Kids at ArtShop Lausanne – Must see!

Birdy Kids at ArtShop Lausanne – Must see!

Reading Time: 4 minutesLausanne will shine with bright and vibrant colors from tonight. Birdy Kids are in town. Always on the cutting edge of art, Virginie Bridy and her trendy ArtShop in Lausanne present an exhibition of some chosen artwork of street artists Birdy Kids.

Friday Chronicle #15: The next Gisele Bundchen or the raiders of the lost ark.

Friday Chronicle #15: The next Gisele Bundchen or the raiders of the lost ark.

Reading Time: 6 minutesCheck here our TOP 5 most promising top models in the world. Who is going to be the next big hit? Who is going to be the next Gisele Bundchen?

Henk suitcases, passion for details.

Henk suitcases, passion for details.

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe world is about mobility. This means that not only borders are daily crossed by millions of people but also that you need to travel safe with your dearest belongings. Only in the US, there are 450 million business trips every year (source: statista.com).  No matter if it is on a business trip or a personal travel, luggage is a very important topic. If you want to travel with style and still in the most practical way, you want to pay attention to your luggage. Several brands fight for the top 5 leading position but there is one brand that is out of any category and that is Henk. If James Bond would have a preferred travel gear brand, it would be Henk.   Henk, a success story about luxury, details and uniqueness Dissatisfied by the briefcases and hand luggage he used during his frequent trips around the world, a Dutch businessman…

Inspiration Japan – Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh at Kunsthaus Zürich

Inspiration Japan – Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh at Kunsthaus Zürich

Reading Time: 4 minutesUntil May 25th the prestigious Kunsthaus Zürich holds a very interesting exhibition called “Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh Inspiration Japan”. This exhibition reflects the deep influence of Japanese art and culture into Western painters.

Tidal vs Spotify, who is going to win the battle of our hearts?

Tidal vs Spotify, who is going to win the battle of our hearts?

Reading Time: 7 minutesSpotify was the tsunami in terms of online legal music distribution. Now it seems we have a earthquake called TIDAL. Jay-Z project about a better music service, sustainable and fair for the artists and the users. Who is going to win the battle? Spotify the ultimate (r)evolution in terms of legality and online music experience Spotify was launched in 2008. 7 years later the Swedish company has more than 60million registered users, 15 million are paid users. The music giant just washed away Soundcloud and Deezer that remain either more niche or local. From a technical point of view, Spotify Premium streams music at 320Kbit/s. This is supposed to be a good quality for listening. Certain mobile OS use a compression technology that triggers the effect of a better quality without any buffering. An off-line mode authorizes Premium subscribers to listen to music without being online. Thanks to Spotify and…

Friday chronicle #14: the “right-here-right-now” society.

Friday chronicle #14: the “right-here-right-now” society.

Reading Time: 7 minutesWith the increase of internet and technologies, everything becomes easy to find and easy to use. This ultra-access to information transforms the way we address our requests and the speed we expect satisfaction. Why should I wait for an answer if I can get it right now.

Elina Garanča finally back to La Scala in Milano. Carmen!

Elina Garanča finally back to La Scala in Milano. Carmen!

Reading Time: 5 minutesElina Garanča’s reprise will take place at Teatro alla Scala in Milano. Considered as one of the most demanding Opera audience, performing at La Scala is like walking on fire. Elina Garanča will then fight fire with the fire of Carmen, her signature role. Starring opposite José Cura as Don José with Massimo Zanetti leading from the podium. Carmen, a passionate story, only one truth: to be free no matter what and above everything Carmen is considered by experts as the most played Opera in the world. Yet, its debut was not as we could consider as glamorous. When Georges Bizet delivered Carmen, it was firstly performed at Opera Comique in Paris. This happened on March 3rd 1875. We would imagine that the audience of that time would immediately recognize Bizet’s talent on this masterpiece… Well, actually they did not. After the Premiere, the Parisian audience did not understand at…

William Eggleston at Musée de L’Elysée. Color is an art.

William Eggleston at Musée de L’Elysée. Color is an art.

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne is holding an exhibition about William Eggleston. This American photographer established color in photography as a recognized master art. Once again the Lausanne Museum for photography brings a daring and sharp choice for the pleasure of our minds and eyes.

Victor Vasarely, art exhibition in Lausanne. First time ever at Artshop gallery.

Victor Vasarely, art exhibition in Lausanne. First time ever at Artshop gallery.

Reading Time: 4 minutesDiscover ArtShop, a new place for arts in Lausanne. This month you will be able to discover an amazing exhibition about Victor Vasarely, the father of optic art.

LuxuryActivist new website – released.

LuxuryActivist new website – released.

Reading Time: 4 minutesLuxuryActivist celebrates 5 years and launches a completely new website. New layout, new features and a luxury blog, sharp as the pen of the activist.

Top 5 luxury hotels around Leman lake – Switzerland

Top 5 luxury hotels around Leman lake – Switzerland

Reading Time: 6 minutesSwitzerland is an amazing place for holidays. Check here our selection of luxury hotels around the Leman Lake.

Lab/Life, science at all levels. Musée de la Main, Lausanne.

Lab/Life, science at all levels. Musée de la Main, Lausanne.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Musée de la Main in Lausanne is a very interesting place . It offers original and quite unique exhibitions and until February 22nd 2015, you will be able to attend to Lab/Life. Two exhibition around Living things: One is about Life Exploration (Exploration du Vivant) and another one is about Stem Cells, the origins of life (Cellules Souches, l’origine de la vie). This weekend, we got to visit the first one. You can discover the life in a scientific lab, different modern techniques to explore, observe, analyse and understand Life. Musée de la Main in Lausanne: because Science does matter. As we know, Science and health are two very important components in life. Claude Verdan Foundation, the University of Lausanne and the CHUV (Lausanne Public hospital) have joined forces since 1997. The result is a flexible and interesting place they called Musée de la Main. The Museum explores themes…

Hotel Evian L’Ermitage, a luxury escapade with style.

Hotel Evian L’Ermitage, a luxury escapade with style.

Reading Time: 6 minutesDiscover the Evian Hotel L’Ermitage. Located between the Alps and the Leman Lake, it is an amazing place with everything you need to enjoy holidays, or like us, the perfect Sunday afternoon. LuxuryActivist team tried the Sunday Brunch and discovered a little beauty. Leman Lake region, a precious gem for the pleasure of the eyes The Leman lake area is probably one of the most beautiful regions in Switzerland. There are amazing cities like Lausanne and Geneva that offer everything you need for a great journey. But there are also other cities, on the French side of the lake that would require your attention, like Evian-les-Bains. The city was pretty much unknown until the end of the 18th century. Only when the French Empire’s physicians discovered amazing virtues for the Evian’s springs in 1808, the city started developing. In 1809, the Evian Mineral water company was founded and by the…

4 trends for 2015 in which Millennials are already on

4 trends for 2015 in which Millennials are already on

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe 14 to 34 years old have developed a great capability of self-expression. While marketers tend to place them under the same umbrella, Generation Y is probably the one since the last 3 generations with a strong will of differentiation. They also tend to believe that one should accept how and who you are rather than following any kind of reference. At the same time, we understand that the 4 big institutions of modern society have simply lost its identity builder factor: Family, State, Military and Religion. Without references given by society, the young generations need to create their own and choose to build their identities by themselves. Here are 5 main trends for 2015 that will blow your mind, unless you are under 35 years old. Zombie Walks and how to get a bite With the huge success of the TV series “The Walking Dead”, being a Zombie is probably…