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MOODBOARDS FROM SALONE DEL MOBILE 2017

INTERESTING NEW TRENDS & INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS FROM MILAN’S DESIGN WEEK: This year’s Salone del Mobile has brought forth some very interesting ideas and interior design trends, as brands from all over the world gathered in Milan to showcase their latest creations in furniture, lighting and home décor. 2016 was the year of vibrant colours and metallic textures, while 2017 is shaping up to become a landmark in successful collaborations between sustainability, technology and interior design, as more and more people shift their focus on contemporary and smart interior solutions. We’ve gone through the plethora of gorgeous new designs and have identified some noteworthy trends in the world of interiors, from form to function and even materials used in the process. The first thing...

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“UNCONFINED” BY SAMSUNG & ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

SAMSUNG UNVEILS NEW DESIGN PHILOSOPHY AT MILAN’S DESIGN WEEK: Samsung teamed up with legendary architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects and Universal Everything, the digital art and design collective, for a spectacular installation during the Milan Design Week. The project, while visually stunning, tells the story of the recently launched Galaxy S8, centred on the unity of design, technology and experience. [caption id="attachment_5352" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Image Credit: Luke Hayes[/caption] Visitors to ‘Unconfined: The Galaxy S8 Design’ were able to journey through an immersive environment inspired by the S8, with digital installations that brought the Galaxy design philosophy to life. [caption id="attachment_5349" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Image Credit: Luke Hayes[/caption] “Milan Design Week represents a unique opportunity to demonstrate the refinement of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ amongst the...

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A PEEK INSIDE THE ARTS CLUB MAYFAIR

a peek inside the Arts Club Mayfair

DISCUSSING THE PERKS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF ONE OF LONDON’S BEST MEMBERS CLUBS: The Arts Club has long been one of the most revered and fascinating places that London, one of the world’s capitals, has to offer. It was founded in 1863 by Charles Dickens and his friends as a haven for people connected with the Arts, Literature and Sciences, and it has grown tremendously since. In 1896, the Arts Club moved from its Hanover Square home to Mayfair’s Dover Street, and in 2011, it re-launched after a complete renovation. [caption id="attachment_4943" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Exterior, The Arts Club, Mayfair, London (Image Credit: Ed Reeve)[/caption] The Arts Club once welcomed eminent writers such as Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Thomas Hughes, legendary musicians Paolo Tosti,...

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WHISKEY GLASSES: FUSING DESIGN & FUNCTION

OUR CHOICE OF STYLISH CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE WHISKEY AFICIONADOS IN YOUR LIFE: Whiskey is one of humanity’s senior recreational vices, distilled from fermented grain and the drink of choice of monarchs and common men alike. After the art of distillation spread to Ireland and Scotland around the 15th century, it was initially used for the production of ‘aqua vitae’ with medicinal purposes. However, the practice swiftly turned from medicinal to secular via the Guild of Barber Surgeons. Production surged and further developed over the centuries, giving rise to numerous brands and varieties across the world. By the time the 20th century rolled around, whiskey had become an iconic drink, recognised and consumed pretty much anywhere. It is Scotland’s best known manufactured...

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PHILIPPE STARCK REINVENTS CIDADE MATARAZZO

THE VISIONARY DESIGNER’S CREATIVE SPIRIT CONQUERS SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL: Designer and artistic director Philippe Starck recently presented his creation for Cidade Matarazzo, alongside entrepreneur Alexandre Allard. Together, they invited the audacity and modernity of the 21st century into a historic complex – the former maternity Filomena Matarazzo. [caption id="attachment_3845" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CidadeMatarazzo by Philippe Starck (Image Credit: Philippe Starck / CidadeMatarazzo)[/caption] A space reimagined by Starck as a bridge between the Brazilian fertile creativity and the exceptional European craftsmanship, Cidade Matarazzo comes as a cross between vision, poetry and elegance. It was conceived as an ideal city where the deep roots of the country intermingle with the contemporary energy of São Paulo, and it is meant to be the experience of a dream...

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BUSTER + PUNCH Opens New Store in Stockholm

THE ICONIC HARDWARE DESIGN BRAND GOES NORTH BUSTER + PUNCH started out in an East London garage and after years of growing into the home fashion label we’ve all come to know and love, the brand has opened its first showroom in Stockholm. Specialising in minimal yet stylish designs with rare and solid materials, BUSTER + PUNCH’s style has been very well received in the northern parts of Europe, and particularly in Stockholm, so it only made sense to open a store there. [caption id="attachment_3401" align="aligncenter" width="500"] BUSTER + PUNCH Stockholm (Photo Credit: BUSTER + PUNCH)[/caption] Sweden has long been receptive to Massimo Buster Minale’s brand, as Stockholm represents BUSTER + PUNCH’s second largest community of followers outside of London. The arrival of...

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A Re-START of Contemporary Art

EDITORIAL: HOW START FAIR’S EMERGING ARTISTS MIGHT HELP CHANGE THE CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET Six years ago, on 1st July 2010, Charles Saatchi announced his intention to gift over 200 works of art and the Saatchi Gallery to the nation, upon his retirement. The gallery would be renamed MOCA London, which stands for Museum of Contemporary Art, London, a polite nod to MOCA LA – the Californian precursor of contemporary art museums, which had been granted a $30M infusion from its founding chairman, Eli Broad. Mr Saatchi’s decision came on the heels of refusal from Tate Modern’s Sir Nicholas Serota, who had rejected Saatchi’s entire collection donation offer back in 2005. Thus, in the summer of 2010, Tate Modern found itself not only...

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Superyacht Reflections: Monaco Yacht Show

Superyacht Reflections Monaco Yacht Show

OUR HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLD'S TOP MARITIME LUXURY EVENT: This year, the Monaco Yacht Show celebrated its 26th edition with well over 30,000 participants from around the world. Private yacht owners, future buyers and decision makers from leading companies in the yachting and luxury sectors converged on the sumptuous coastline of Monaco late last month to discover 125 of the most desirable yachts unveiled over the past year, as well as the latest trends in naval architecture and design, technology and nautical leisure accessories. [caption id="attachment_2972" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Monaco Yacht Show 2016 (Photo Credit: Monaco Yacht Show)[/caption] This spectacular exhibition once again highlighted some of the constant changes in an industry driven by the desire and purchasing power of its wealthy clientele. Overall,...

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PAD London – An Insightfully Artful Affair

HIGHLIGHTS AND IMPRESSIONS FROM THE UK'S LEADING 'DESIGN ART' EVENT For ten years, PAD London has been a landmark event for the heart of Mayfair, unravelling its aesthetic of a Cabinet of Curiosities in Berkeley Square and bringing out the most beautiful and fascinating design collectibles from galleries worldwide. For ten years, PAD has been actively promoting cross-collecting and it has bolstered Mayfair’s transformation into a leading destination for both art and design. Originating in France, PAD first launched in 2007 and it became the first London fair to bring art and design together under one roof. It is deeply rooted in the tradition of French Decorative Arts and it constantly pursues the exhibition of one-off creations that walk the thin...

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