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Druze artist finds refuge in fantasy from crazy Israeli life

It says a lot to me about Israeli society, which has its bourgeois, nouveau riche, high-tech side, while at the same time still kisses mezuzahs. I completely agree with Yair Garbuz, who is a prophet as far as I'm concerned, and spoke pure truth [Garbuz …

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Disney's 'Frozen' Cruise to Norway: Should You Hop on Board or 'Let it Go'?

The excursions included tourist attractions such as Pulpit Rock (Stavanger), Art Nouveau city tours of Ålesund, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Geirangerfjord (Geiranger) and Bryggen (Bergen). But there also were Disney-specific excursions that …

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New York frenzy pushing apartment buildings taller and narrower

As Charles V Bagli reported in the Times in February, under New York City's Property Tax Exemption Program, known as 421a, the $US100 million apartment at One57 qualified for a 95 per cent tax cut worth about $US360,000 this year. (Such abatements …

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US stocks move higher in the afternoon, a day after a slump

A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: Jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. rose $9.95, or 12 percent, to $95.48 after its quarterly results topped analysts' expectations, despite a stronger dollar. GREECE WATCH: Greece might miss a debt payment on June 5 if it fails to receive …

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Adam Lippes Resort 2016

Comfort is Lippes' guiding creative conceit and for evening he paired flats or boots with relaxed pieces — a little Castro-green cashmere and cotton tank with matching pleated leather pants or a draped silk skirt. To ward off any chill, he added a …

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Checklist: Riga, Latvia

As the bohemian Belle Époque reigned in Paris' Montmartre, Art Nouveau seized Riga's cultural elite. Hundreds of buildings were erected in this style that rebelled against academic art and reconnected with the natural world, eventually leading UNESCO …

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JCK 2015: Bovet's New Virtuoso VII Takes the Stage in Vegas

Bovet Fleurier introduced the first two pieces in its Complications collection in 2014. The third makes its debut at this week's JCK Watch and Jewelry show at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The new watch has a mouthful of a moniker — Bovet Amadeo …

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Le canard gonflable géant s'est encore une fois dégonflé à Philadelphie

INSOLITE – La "malédiction" du canard géant continue. La célèbre oeuvre mobile vient -encore une fois- de rendre l'âme, cette fois-ci à Philadelphie, en Pennsylvanie (États-Unis). Alors qu'elle était exposée sur l'eau durant le festival des Grands …

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Le top 5 des expos de la semaine

Méconnaissable : le Palais de Tokyo fait peau neuve pour son nouveau cycle d'expos estivales. Au programme, ce sont sept nouvelles propositions de sept artistes qui chamboulent les lieux, et tirent parti de son gigantisme pour venir, chacun, proposer …

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Jenkins: The Rideau Canal's changing functions

On this perfect, early summer day it deserves a dedicated artist, a nouveau impressionist to immortalize it over and above its annual millions of phone-snaps, but 120 years ago these same banks north and south of the Corktown bridge were either wild or …

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A Dutch-Belgian Design Showdown

By the late 1800s, Belgian architects like Victor Horta and Henry van der Velde were in the vanguard of the ornate Art Nouveau style. But Belgium suffered severely in World War I, as many major battlefields were there. After the war, the modern …

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Chanel Hosts Dinner for Tribeca Film Festival

It wasn't even for Karl. It was for the brand's annual TFF Artists Dinner, thrown to support the Tribeca Film Festival and celebrate the artists of this year and years past. At least, that's what the press release said. But the crowd who gathered at …

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2016 GOP Power Index: Trump joins the pageant

A young Russian determined to make his mark took over his father's jewelry store, and in less than twenty years was working for the tsar himself. In 1917, Tsar Alexander III commissioned craftsman Peter Carl Fabergé to design a bejeweled Easter egg for …

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Marie Poutine's Jewels & Royals: Elegant Green Necklaces II

Elegant Green Necklaces II …. Jetter (1) koch (2) Konstantin Linke (1) kutchinsky (3) L. Duchêne & Fils (1) Lacloche Frères (5) lalique (21) lanvin (1) Leon Gariod (1) Linzeler Frères (1) Longines (3) Lorenz Bäumer (1) Louis Aucoc (1) Louis Vuitton (2) Luciano Marotta Gigli (1) lucie campbell (1) Lucien Gautrait (3) Lucien Picard […]

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François Ozon entre à l'Académie des Oscars

“Le cinéma évolue, nous aussi,” explique l'Académie dans un communiqué. Et pour cause: la prestigieuse organisation a décidé d'insuffler un nouveau souffle en invitant 322 personnes en son sein. Parmi eux, on compte beaucoup plus de femmes que …

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Peabody-Essex hosts 'Song Cycle' with Matthew Aucoin

… “Sieben Frühe Lieder,” a black-and-white color scheme and Mary Ellen Stebbins's harsh lighting evoked Expressionist cinema, while Nina Bova's costumes (Art Nouveau flourishes and abstract inkblots) mirrored the music's Romantic-modernist divide.

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Closure fear for Glasgow's famous Willow Tea Rooms

Anne Mulhern, who has run the Sauchiehall Street business for 30 years, is now desperately trying to find a way to save the operation and the jobs of her 25 staff. She sub-lets the first-floor tea room, which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh …

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Firefighters save majority of the iconic Glasgow School of Art building

Smoke could still be seen rising this morning from the Glasgow School of Art's (GSA) Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, where a devastating fire broke out at around 12.30pm yesterday. Firefighters battled all yesterday to save one of Scotland's most …

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Poppy Delevingne displays her underwear in racy sheer lace gown as she …

A large white bag dangled on a chain while Poppy kept her jewellery minimal so as not to distract from her dress. And Poppy wasn't the only glamorous guest at the …. All hail King Karl: Legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, 81, clasped onto his iPhone …

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Poppy Delevingne steals the show at MoMA film benefit in abstract …

And it wasn't hard to see why Poppy Delevingne has made such a mark on the fashion world when she put in a stylish appearance at the Museum of Modern Art's 2014 Film Benefit honoring director Alfonso Cuaron on Monday night. The model turned heads …

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The hunt for the million-dollar Faberge eggs

In 1827, an ambitious 24-year-old Russian took over his father's jewellery business, determined to make it the talk of imperial St Petersburg. Thirteen years later, having gained a reputation for his craftsmanship and creativity, Peter Carl Fabergé …

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Uber wants to deliver clothes and jewelry from fancy stores

Uber is currently testing a same-day delivery program for high-end retailers, according to a report from TechCrunch. As many as 400 brands including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's, Hugo Boss, and Neiman Marcus are in talks with the company, with some of …

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The Art Nouveau | the.rainbow.tree

The movement was so popular that it infiltrated all aspects of art and design, painting, graphics, advertising, sculpture, architecture, jewellery, metalwork, glass, furniture and ceramics. Lalique jewellery. Zsolnay hingarian vase …

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GIO Looks at the Art Nouveau Movement in Art and …

With Art Nouveau, a new type of jewelry emerged, motivated by the artist-designer with nature as the principal source of inspiration, complemented the introduction of new materials, such as opals and semi-precious stones.

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Lalique guides consumers through cosmopolitan cities via …

For presentation, the fragrances are kept in a diamond-shaped coffret, inspired by brand founder René Lalique's jewelry boxes. The coffret is circled with a gold metal band and Living Lalique is engraved. The limited-edition …

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Êtes-vous un manipulateur digne de House of Cards? Le test qui permet de …

Et ce, en évaluant son approbation par rapport à des affirmations du type "Ça m'ennuierai d'aller visiter une galerie d'art" ou "Je suis plutôt satisfait de moi-même". Il s'agit alors de dire son consentement ou non avec l'énoncé sur une échelle qui va …

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Diamond. La Street Art diventa Art Nouveau

La Street Art diventa Art Nouveau. White Noise Gallery, Roma – fino al 31 luglio 2015. In mostra gli “oggetti trovati” dello street artist Diamond in versione Art Nouveau. Preziose opere tra arte e design per una moderna visione della Wiener Werkstætte.

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Peabody-Essex hosts 'Song Cycle' with Matthew Aucoin

… “Sieben Frühe Lieder,” a black-and-white color scheme and Mary Ellen Stebbins's harsh lighting evoked Expressionist cinema, while Nina Bova's costumes (Art Nouveau flourishes and abstract inkblots) mirrored the music's Romantic-modernist divide.

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Cate Blanchett reveals toned abs through cute cutaway dress as special guest …

Cate Blanchett was channelling vintage Hollywood glamour on Saturday when she slipped into a retro button down dress for the Zurich Film Festival. The blonde beauty teamed it with burgundy heels but updated her look with a chic cutaway detail to flash …

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US charges 6 with text messaging consumer fraud

… Lin Miao and several corporate entities settled related civil charges with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission by surrendering more than $10 million of assets including a Beverly Hills, California home, Bentley and Mercedes vehicles, and Tiffany jewelry.

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Michelle Williams shows off her slim legs in make-up print mini dress

She accessorised the playful look with a red clutch which almost resembled a make-up bag while she opted not to wear any jewellery with her attire. Her platinum blonde locks were swept back from her face in a simple up-do while she highlighted her …

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From Luxembourg City to Grevenmacher: Reconstruction of historic villa delayed

(CS/if) A villa demolished in Luxembourg City some five years ago is set to be rebuilt in Grevenmacher to house a doctor's practice. The so-called Villa Goebbels, built in 1931 in the Art Nouveau style, stood in Rue Glesener until 2010. The house was …

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The personal possessions of Pre-Raphaelite painter William Morris go on display

'Only William Morris would encase Karl Marx in a gold-tooled binding,' adds MacCarthy. 'It was part of his … Other highlights include striking pieces by Bernard Leach and Terence Conran, as well as furniture and jewellery that belonged to Morris himself.

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Intimate photos of Coco Chanel show the designer aging gracefully at 79

Famed photographer Douglas Kirkland has released a limited-edition book of his pictures of Coco Chanel, all taken over 21 days in Paris during July and August 1962. The 144-page volume, aptly entitled Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962, contains 118 black …

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Moment burglars were photographed loitering in car by nosy neighbour who …

The group had been responsible for a series of raids across Huddersfield in which they had collectively stolen around £10,000 worth of gold jewellery. The pair who were caught on camera by the man have now been jailed at Leeds Crown Court for their …

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