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MTV Video Music Awards – biggest show ever.

MTV Video Music Awards – biggest show ever.

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast night was the MTV Video Music Awards. Year by year they make it bigger, stronger and with more stars. And every year, the goal is to sign the biggest performance of all. So each artist prepares himself like the half-time Super-Bowl. This year, 3 artists competed for the best live performance. Yes, nothing to do with the awards, just to show up and to make the buzz. So the nominees are Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Probably from these 3 performers, Miley Cyrus definitely won. If you did not see it why yet, just check it here: So Lady Gaga, bizarre as usual. Lots of costumes, wigs and dancers. Miley Cirus showed basically her body (to stay polite) and Katy Perry, well, she did what she could. According to people faces, everything was pretty boring but I would keep 2 major moments : Justin Timberlake huge performance,…

2013 MoMa new exhibitions – don’t miss!

2013 MoMa new exhibitions – don’t miss!

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn 2013, the MoMa in New york is preparing a great program in terms of exhibitions. Here are the 3 most expected ones. You cannot miss them! Abstraction generation, now in Print. February 13 – June 24, 2013 – Second floor. Abstraction is connected with so many artistic movements that at the end of the day, everything is abstraction! It played an extremely important role in the 20th century and today became one of the foundation of post-modernism. This interesting exhibition treats Abstraction in Print, from books to magazines, towards leaflets, cards or other communication printed tools. We can see works from artists like Cory Arcangel, Tauba Auerbach, Philippe Decrauzat, Liam Gillick, Wade Guyton, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, R. H. Quaytman, and Haegue Yang.   Le Corbusier: Landscapes for the Machine Age June 9 – September 23, 2013 – sixth floor For the first time, the MoMa is presentation a complete exhibition about the…

Aerial Photography Over the Big Apple

Aerial Photography Over the Big Apple

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you’re a photographer by passion or profession who hasn’t tried aerial photography, then you’re missing out on something. And if you are into it, then you know how amazing it can be. While there are many aerial views to capture in your camera, in this article we will be particularly talking about aerial pictures of the New York City taken from a plane or a helicopter. #1:Start With the Light Light is an important factor when it comes to aerial photography, so that’s where you start. What effect are you looking for? If you choose to shoot at noon (on a bright day) then you will have fewer shadows to play with. On the other hand, you will have a softer light if you choose to go for an overcast day. Depending on your subject’s orientation, your chosen side could be in shadow, which is naturally not appealing. So assuming that you…

The new World Trade Center NYC

The new World Trade Center NYC

Reading Time: 1 minutesEleven years since the tragic terrorist attacks in New York city, the new World Trade Center is getting into shape. Lower Manhattan is getting a new skyline and it looks not bad at all. Here the pictures:   Here a video of a real redemption of how it will look like in 2013 and here an amazing time-lapse from the construction area: Do not hesitate to check the official website for the wtc and Silverstein Properties : http://www.wtc.com  http://www.silversteinproperties.com  Ready to get high? LA   Info sourced atArchitecture Digest, WTC and Silverstein Properties respective websites. All images are copyrighted with no reproduction rights available.   

The Nevica Project – new online exhibitions

The Nevica Project – new online exhibitions

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Nevica Project is probably an unique art gallery in which all exhibitions are online. The Nevica Project was created by Jayson Lawfer, experienced in the world of Arts, accomplished artists (Ceramic) and Curator for several exhibitions. This month we can discover new pottery by Kenyon Hansen and drawings by Veronica Bruce. According to Jayson Lawfer: “These are debut exhibitions (with TNP) by both artists and we couldn’t be more impressed. Both artists are creating quite a buzz in their respectable fields. They have been traveling, gaining experience through artist residencies, securing key exhibition opportunities and making confident work. Kenyon has shipped all his pieces here to Chicago, so please contact us if you would like to view them in person. Veronica has a studio here in the city and we will be setting up studio visits throughout the month.” This exhibition features 11 recent drawings created by Veronica while she…

Anyes Galleani, Urban Art meets luxury.

Anyes Galleani, Urban Art meets luxury.

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnyes Galleani is an Italian-born artist & photographer based in Los Angeles. She uses photomontage and collage to create unique images and mixed media art. Raised on the beautiful Italian Riviera, Anyes moved to the US at 21 to pursue a degree in film & photography. Her keen eye for beauty and composition led to her career as a fashion and celebrity photographer. Soon, she was working with many leading actors, high profile companies and national publications, including W magazine, the Bebe stores, Paramount pictures, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Anyes’ early photomontages were created by overlaying and hand-painting 35mm transparencies. The originality of her work opened the door to an array of new opportunities, from gallery shows to exciting design, internet and video projects. Video captured Anyes’ imagination, and, for several years, she enjoyed shooting and directing artistic fashion and branding videos. In 2007, Anyes rekindled her passion for…

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe MoMA in New York will present from February 26th to june 11th 2012 a new exhibition about American photographer Cindy Sherman. It will be a retrospective of 170 photographs from mid 70’s until today. We will be able to see the key series like the “untitled” but also the black and white pictures, her ornate history portraits and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA. Here is a video with Ingrid Sischy, the Editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, about Cindy Sherman work: Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey USA. She is world known for her very conceptual portraits in which…

IOMA Paris, Intelligent Skincare

IOMA Paris, Intelligent Skincare

Reading Time: 5 minutesLast Month we got an invitation to discover a new skincare brand called IOMA PARIS. They describe themselves as the first real “Evidence-based” skincare brand. According to the brand, IOMA debuts a revolutionary and innovative skincare concept with proven and measured results. Take the guesswork out of the effectiveness of your skincare regimen through use of the most advanced imaging and probe-based technology, combined with targeted and customized skincare regimens, for an entirely customizable treatment program with quantifiable, optimized results. The pioneering project of an inspired visionary, Jean Michel Karam, Phd, IOMA ’s evidence-based approach to skincare diagnoses complexion imperfections, constructs customized regimens for care of the skin and measures and quantifies the effectiveness of its protocols. The brand was born via the amazing meeting of Hightech experts and Beauty professionals. Different know hows that would bring to life an amazingly simple concept: Beauty by the evidence. The skincare business is…

DEWULF, the Triton Pendant – Luxury design

DEWULF, the Triton Pendant – Luxury design

Reading Time: 3 minutesHi, I discovered a very interesting designer called James DeWulf. All the Industrial Design world knows his unique work on hightech and luxury concrete furniture. He is launching a very original, elegant and interesting Light fixture called Triton Pendant. From sinks, tables, fireplaces, outdoors pieces, and coutertops, James DeWulf developed his own style. And today he is evolving towards other materials like glass and metal. In 2004, the artist established DeWulf Concrete, a small design studio and since then he has been working for Architects, interior decorators or even retail stores. He has invented the concept of Concrete-Couture or Concrete Design. It is the art of blending top qualitative and hightech concretes in order to integrate luxury concrete pieces in a contemporary environment. During the past years, James DeWulft design and work grew into a full-scale product line and it is available at exclusive stores. He has several projects, from Los…

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis month, the Swiss Watch brand, Vacheron Constantin, is opening its first US store in New York. The opening will take place on the 12th september and the store is located on 729 Madison Avenue at East 64th Street New York. Vacheron Constantin was founded 250 years ago and its relationship with the US is a long love story.  According to the brand, 180 years ago, on September 17th 1831, Jacques Barthélémy Vacheron wrote a letter stating his intention to expand business to the US. Just one year later, in 1832, the company established its first agent in New York. By mid-century, business had taken off, helping Vacheron Constantin to take firm root in the United States and ushering in an era of close cooperation with New York.  the building, built in 1908, is the work of architect William E. Mowbrayand. It is reminiscent of the Palazzo Strozzi, a 15th century Florentine palace. Located on the southeast corner of Madison Avenue…

JØ5EPH K – Contemporary Perfume Architecture

JØ5EPH K – Contemporary Perfume Architecture

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis week, let’s discover a very interesting fragrance brand called JØ5EPH K: when Architecture meets high-perfumery creation. This is a Made in USA brand created and animated by the multimedia artist, now perfumer, Brad Kalavitinos. Follow the tour here. Each year the Fragrance industry has more or less 300 new fragrance launches. It becomes hard to find our way throughout the Perfumery shelves. The main actors like LVMH, L’Oréal or even P&G master the market and generate each year billions of dollars. Aside these highways of creation, we can see that, on the past 10 years, young and creative brands were founded. These brands were most of the time the aim of one person, a creator in a way. JØ5EPH K is the creative and artistic result of a contemporary artist called  Brad Kalavitinos. He was born in the US and after his degree in multimedia and fine art, he…

This Video was forbidden in the USA… too sexy!!!

This Video was forbidden in the USA… too sexy!!!

Reading Time: 1 minutesThis lingerie TV advertising was forbidden in the USA because it was considered too sexy. Some people say it does not “fit” ABC or FOX criteria for advertising.

MGMT, new album Congratulations… elegant!

MGMT, new album Congratulations… elegant!

Reading Time: 1 minutesMGMT is launching today their new album, Congratulations. 9 songs in a more commercial yet elegant album from this electro-psychedelic group

USA FiFi Awards… stay tuned.

USA FiFi Awards… stay tuned.

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn June 10th 2010, the Perfumery world will vote for the 2010 USA FiFi awards, the equivalent of Oscars for perfumes.