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Patrick Faigenbaum – Kolkata / Calcutta

Patrick_FaigenbaumFrom May 13th to July 26th 2015, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson will be showing “KolkataCalcutta”, the project realized by the French photographer Patrick Faigenbaum, HCB Award winner 2013. The exhibition is accompanied by a book published by Lars Müller.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Series

Jewels by JAR Called “the Fabergé of our time” by Diane von Furstenberg, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR, is one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the past thirty years. JAR is known for his use of precious and semi-precious stones resplendent with myriad shades of vibrant color and set in organic shapes: one brooch, for instance, features lifelike petals in subtly differentiated hues, made from a thousand pavé sapphires and amethysts. Continue reading “Metropolitan Museum of Art Series” »

Design Fashion and Society “New York”

gildedThe Gilded Years of the late nineteenth century were a vital and glamorous era in New York City as families of great fortune sought to demonstrate their new position by building vast Fifth Avenue mansions filled with precious objects and important painting collections and hosting elaborate fetes and balls. Continue reading “Design Fashion and Society “New York”” »

Garden Inspirations

Charlotte Moss Garden InspirationsCelebrated interior designer and renowned tastemaker Charlotte Moss turns her eye to the garden as a resource for interiors, entertaining, and good living. Charlotte Moss’s greatest muse is the garden, and this book shows the myriad ways the garden provides inspiration every day—indoors and outdoors. Continue reading “Garden Inspirations” »

The Diary of a Nose

Jean-Claude EllenaAn intimate exploration of inspiration and creativity, from the “parfumeur exclusif” of the house of Hermès. A scent has incantatory powers, capable of transporting you to your past, of kindling fantasies, of creating a vivid mise en scène—literally out of thin air. In the hands of the truly great, perfume creation is a kind of alchemy. Where does inspiration for this visceral art come from? How does one capture the essence of emotions, of desire? Jean-Claude Ellena has a sublime gift. As “parfumeur exclusif” (or “the nose”) for Hermès, he elevates fragrance to an art form. Continue reading “The Diary of a Nose” »

High Heel Heaven

High Heel Heaven Towering Temptations for Lovers of Fabulous FootwearStilettos have the power to transform, instilling confidence, distinguishing status and lifting your mood the minute you put them on. They inject glamour, femininity and sex appeal to any ensemble. From Classic to Tribal and Luxe to Vintage, there is a shoe out there to fit every foot and this invaluable guide will highlight some of the most exquisite examples of stilettos you could ever be tempted to wear. Continue reading “High Heel Heaven” »

Modern Calligraphy

Modern CalligraphyCalligraphy is about creating something uniquely beautiful, whether to celebrate a special occasion like marriage or to use every day in the form of stationery. Author Molly Suber Thorpe, an award-winning designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they’re looking for. Continue reading “Modern Calligraphy” »