Warren MacKenzie was born in February 1924 in Illinois. He studied with Bernhard Howell Leach (the father of british studio pottery) from 1949 to 1952. The artist got inspired by the asian fluid design and especially the Mingei style. Mingei means Popular art made by the people and this reflects marvelously all MacKenzie work.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have revamped their men’s boutique here — and it’s all male. “The store now has a younger, more contemporary vibe,” said Dolce during a walkthrough of the store on Corso Venezia. “Products are more accessible, you can see and touch them more easily.” Source WWD
Last thursday, Giant Procter & Gamble announced the renewal of their current licensing agreement for the worldwide production, sale and distribution of fine fragrances under the Gucci brand. Yes, behind the scenes of the Gucci beauty brand sits the giant of Marketing: P&G.
The German artists sculpts, screws, glues, fixes, straps, wraps all different materials on his master pieces. Shards ofplaster, pieces of concrete left behind on the floor – the discretion of the partsreflects a subtle analysis of space while giving it an unusual character, as unfinished.
Nathalie Massennet is launching the masculine version of her female website. In deed, not only women have the right to shop online but also men. The website is called MRPORTER.COM and from what was announced in the press, it will contain at least 60 brands, among them Lanvin, YSL, Burberry and Ralph Lauren.
On a private motu, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora offers a South Seas escape in a lush world of unsurpassed tropical beauty. The Resort offers 121 spacious hideaways nestling around Bora Bora lagoon and its outer beaches. The 100 over-water bungalows perch on stilts above the turquoise lagoon. On the shore, seven beachfront villas nestle along a stretch of private beach. All overlook the pristine waters and views of spectacular Mount Otemanu.
Lady Gaga is everywhere. The question is where is she not? Here is a video where Lady Gaga is presenting the new Polaroid products at Las Vegas CES.
I prefer to talk about small, I should say Slim beautiful pieces of luxury technology. These little wonders are called the Victorinox Slim and the Victorinox Slim Duo. It is amazing to see what you can have out of a Swiss Army Knife! We are far away from camping or hunting…
After the success of Chanel n°5 and its Eau Première, Guerlain is launching Shalimar Parfum Initial. The Fragrance was composed by Thierry Le Vasseur the In-house perfumer. The Fragrance was composed by Thierry Le Vasseur the In-house perfumer.
All these first “chapters” give us a feeling of purity, of back to the Origins, to the truth, to the pure creation.
This year the Resort Collections are under the glamourous inspiration of the 60’s.
Chanel, Dior… they all decided to get some glamour under the sun. I specially liked the Dior Cruise collection. by looking to the silhouettes, I had the feeling of sunshine.
The big question on everybody’s mind going into the Thierry Mugler menswear show on the opening night of Paris Fashion Week was whether Lady Gaga would be present, because it was the debut collection for the new creative director, Nicola Formichetti, who has helped shape some of the entertainer’s more distinctive looks.
More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in the New Yorker in 1946, first used the term “Abstract Expressionism” to describe the richly colored canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years the name has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner and David Smith
Ok, here is perhaps the most wanted launch of 2011. Finally, after 2 years of supositions and speculations, now it is official: Swarovski is launching its First Fragrance. It is called AURA. The initial goal with Clarins was Fragrances, make up and beauty accessories. The project is leaded by Thierry Mugler Parfums teams that built a special A-Team for the occasion. As you might know, Thierry Mugler team works already with Swarovski on Angel limited editions for the past 10 years.
Steve jobs is leaving the company leadership for an undetermined time… Is Apple going to survive? Of course.
With the new Ascent Ferrari GT, Vertu shows how far inspiration can come from anywhere, even from the Automobile. As each phone is handmade, all details are in the state of art. Each detail reminds one characteristic part of a Ferrari car. It is masculine, discret yet design oriented, a luxury phone!