Author: José Amorim

SuicideGirls, a new genre of Pin-Ups: 2.0 glamour.

SuicideGirls, a new genre of Pin-Ups: 2.0 glamour.

Reading Time: 4 minutesFor the past 13 years SuicideGirls reinvented burlesque and the idea of Pin-Up Girls. This year, they are everywhere, buzzing throughout all social networks, especially on Periscope. An amazing adventure that proposes another kind of femininity, free from classic standards. Welcome to the 2.0 Pin-Up.    The concept of Pin-Up, older than you think. In the late 19th century, burlesque performers and actresses sometimes used photographic advertisement as business cards to promote themselves. These adverts and business cards could often be found in almost every green room, pinned-up or stuck into “frames of the looking-glasses, in the joints of the gas-burners, and sometimes lying on-top of the sacred cast-case itself. The word it-self, Pin-Up-Girl, comes from the fact that most of these representations were displayed informally, just by pinning-up on the wall. One of the first known Pin-Ups was Betty Grable. She was basically in every locker of each American…

The Fairmont Montreux Palace: luxury, music and more. 

The Fairmont Montreux Palace: luxury, music and more. 

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are hotels that represent a good place to stay and there are palaces that you need to stay at least once in your lifetime. And one of these unique places is the Fairmont Montreux Palace in Switzerland. This 5 stars hotel has an amazing reputation and is a place for great holidays as well as business trips. Placed in the heart of Montreux, this beautiful city by the shores of Lake Geneva, the Fairmont Montreux Palace offers one of the best stays in the region. Every summer, Montreux gets funky thanks to the Montreux Jazz festival.      Amazing musicians, music groups and literally Rock stars come to Montreux and play their very best music to the joy of the festival participants. So for the time of a music festival, the Fairmont Montreux Palace become the world HQ for great artists. From Tony Bennett, to Lenny Kravitz, Toto, Portishead, Lionel…

Plants and Spirituality at the Geneva Botanic garden

Plants and Spirituality at the Geneva Botanic garden

Reading Time: 3 minutesUntil October 18th, the Geneva Botanic garden presents a very interesting exhibition called Plants and Spirituality. Since man is man, he always used plants in order to better connect to something greater than him. From Religion to chamanism, the Geneva Botanic garden proposes a journey across time and space. The visitor will be able to discover this new exhibition as well as re-discover the Botanic garden itself.

Les Editions du Griffon, Swiss Publishing house for beautiful art books.

Les Editions du Griffon, Swiss Publishing house for beautiful art books.

Reading Time: 7 minutesLes Editions du Griffon is an amazing Swiss Publishing House located in Neuchâtel. Since 1944 it became a world reference for art books and some of their monograph are true references for artists like Vasarely or Piza. Check our full review here.

Cultural Network, the ultimate Swiss digital guide for arts and culture.

Cultural Network, the ultimate Swiss digital guide for arts and culture.

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur review about Cultural Network. A Swiss developed and based mobile app that gathers and collects all cultural and artistic events in the country. A clever idea. Check it out.

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.