Most Recent

How Can I Tell How Much My Books Are Worth? There Are A Few Sources You Can Use

Someone who works closely with, say, art nouveau journals, may be able to give you a more accurate estimate on your great-grandmother's French poster books than a general appraiser would. Even if they do not personally appraise items — as some …

189
Like
Save
Dr. Suniti Solomon, India's Pioneering HIV Researcher, Died This Week

Chelsea Manning has written an essay about serving in the military while trans, and while she believes that there are many, many more steps to take before service actually accommodates the needs of trans service members, she says that Defense Secretary …

133
Like
Save
It's a yes: Hong Kong superstar Able Friend confirmed for Royal Ascot mission

Hong Kong's most anticipated equine raid will go ahead, with the world's highest rated horse, Able Friend, given the green light to step into the global arena with a Royal Ascot campaign next month. Trainer John Moore confirmed on Tuesday afternoon his …

109
Like
Save
Brick is back on London's skyline: the launch of Keybridge, Britain's tallest …

Eight Artillery Row consists of 24 apartments that seek to rebuild the residential cachet of that era. Designed by top architectural practice Make, the elegant corner building is clad in warm, handmade bricks and decorative Art Nouveau-style bronze …

117
Like
Save
Avant-PremièreLes Conquérants d'un nouveau monde, de Michel Ciment

CINÉMA – Dans Les Conquérants d'un nouveau monde, le journaliste Michel Ciment analyse dans les moindres détails les ressorts de l'industrie américaine du 7e art. Au fond, le cinéma a été inventé pour que des gens comme Michel Ciment puissent en …

156
Like
Save
Able Friend unlikely to get a shot at Queen Anne Stakes hero Solow on home …

Fears of a firm track look likely to dissuade French trainer Freddy Head from bringing Queen Anne Stakes winner Solow for a rematch with Able Friend in December's Longines Hong Kong Mile. The real Able Friend failed to show up in Tuesday's Royal Ascot …

132
Like
Save
Hong Kong confident of World Cup qualifying booster against Bhutan

It has been almost eight years since Hong Kong last won a World Cup qualifying match, but that barren spell should end when they play hosts to Bhutan at Mong Kok Stadium on Thursday night. The coach and the players have said they're confident of a …

138
Like
Save
Dakota Fanning promotes new movie Effie Gray in NYC

The Emma Thompson-scripted motion picture tells the story of a scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. Along with Dakota and Emma, the A-list cast …

212
Like
Save
Start of school also signals smoking new arts seasons

Looking for some fine art? The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock will bring in an exhibit by famed art nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha. While his name may not be as famous as some of the gallery's past exhibitions featuring legendary artists like Ansel …

74
Like
Save
Wimbledon 2015: A spotter's guide

There are few things in life as comforting as Sue Barker's dulcet tones, and they are often at their most reassuring when informing us of the BBC's revised TV schedule. As we settle in for a nerve-jangling fifth set of Andy Murray, Sue will pop up to …

91
Like
Save
State Museum Celebrates Carolina Makers

A graduate of the Atlanta College of Art, Sean Ahern must have, at some point, come under the spell of art nouveau with its sinuous lines inspired by vegetal imagery; and that influence persists to this day as he continues to forge his pieces at Ahern …

114
Like
Save
When it comes to jewellery, Chinese believe local companies are best

Many Chinese like to chase deluxe brand name handbags or cars but when they buy jewellery, they feel “value for money” is more important and this tends to benefit Hong Kong-listed jewellery brands Chow Tai Fook, Chow Sang Sang and Luk Fook.

174
Like
Save
Is this Norway's most beautiful city?

"What is so special about Alesund is that the entire city was rebuilt in art nouveau style," says Ingvil Grimstad of the Art Nouveau Centre in the Swan Pharmacy. The reconstruction was planned by Hagbarth Schytte-Berg, a star architect of the time who …

148
Like
Save
Masters Gallery

He infuses his African images with the more primitive, asymmetrical styles of 15th century Benin (a pre-colonial African empire) and the more refined 18th century Art Nouveau. It's a perfect blend for Nash: with his ancestry steeped in African …

189
Like
Save
PS Store Today: N++, King's Quest Chapter 1, Life Is Strange Episode 4, more

From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes Abyss Odyssey, an Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally-generated levels that destine its three warriors to battle for an eternity.

199
Like
Save
The hidden gems of São Paulo

The opera performance is high quality with excellent singing and orchestra. It was built in the early 1900s in the style of Paris' Palais Garnier. Its heavily ornamented façade seems to combine every architectural style imaginable, from baroque to art …

97
Like
Save
Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

While not a traditional or sought-out tourist destination of Prague, the main train station surely hosts a lot of tourists. If you happen to be one of them, take note of the Art Nouveau décor, the original dome and stained glass windows when passing …

49
Like
Save
The homes in Northampton built by two of Europe's great architects

These two houses, in the rather surprising setting of Northampton, in the East Midlands, were designed by two of the greatest European architects of the 20th century, two defining figures of modernism: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Peter Behrens.

182
Like
Save
Chinese sprinter first Asian to break 10-second 100m mark

China's Su Bingtian became the first Asian-born athlete to run a sub-10 second 100 metres when he finished third in the Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday. The 25-year-old clocked 9.99 seconds in the race won by American Tyson Gay in 9.88.

0
Like
Save
Dying teenager fighting cancer has just THREE MONTHS to find a bone marrow donor

A teenage cancer victim has been given just three months to find a bone marrow donor to save his life. Sixteen year-old Omar Al Shaikh and his mum are desperate to find him a suitable stem cell match and as he is half Romanian, half Arabic, the hunt is …

113
Like
Save
Chinese football fans told: 'don't underestimate black skin, yellow skin …

The Chinese FA has warned its team's fans not to underestimate Hong Kong in upcoming World Cup qualifiers, pointing out that HK's team has “black skin, yellow skin and white skin people”, and that “playing a team with such diverse background, you'd …

131
Like
Save
Rita Ora parties on her final night in Cannes in eye-catching printed suit

So when Rita Ora stepped out for her final night in Cannes it's no surprise she wanted to go out with a bang. Sporting an eye-catching multi-coloured Versace suit, the singer turned heads as she made her way to Gotha Nightclub to wrap up a week of …

195
Like
Save
Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles takes winning fashion for NYC Pride Week bash

Working her own brand of bold, fashion-forward cool, Beyonce's little sister stunned again in a gorgeous trouser suit by Harbison. The little known brand has built up quite the following thanks to the Knowles sisters, with both Beyonce and Solange …

72
Like
Save
Packaging Europe News – NIVEA Blue Confirmed

The previous tin was still oriented on the Art Nouveau style popular at the turn of the century. Perhaps Clausen intuitively chose the colors of the sea and the sky because he was a former sailor. Today the entire global design of NIVEA is oriented on …

193
Like
Save
PNCA revives Muslim tradition of miniature, calligraphy – Daily Times

Abdur Rahman Chughtai was a painter and intellectual from Pakistan, who created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions. He is considered the first significant …

193
Like
Save
Passing Through the World's Most Magnificent Train Stations

It was originally modeled after Union Station in Washington, D.C., but when Mussolini came into power, he expanded the Beaux Arts design to include elements of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The stunning results feature 118,000 square feet of marble …

207
Like
Save
Fan casting the batman villains (part 1) | moviepilot.com

Ladies of 'The Walking Dead' Go Art Nouveau in Fan Art (Part 1). Nik Holmes · Which Supermodel Is Joining the Cast of 'American Horror Story: Hotel'? Matthew Chapman · Top 5 Badass Women of Horror. Lola Newman · 'Amnesiac' Is Guaranteed to Make …

205
Like
Save
Simon Costin: fashion's folk hero

“I like storytelling and magic,” he says. “I like to create a whole world. When Fabergé asked me to design all of the windows for Harrods, I tried to imagine Karl Fabergé's subconscious days before the October revolution.” A similarly lavish recent …

189
Like
Save
Virginia man wins $500000 after recording doctors mocking him in surgery

The anesthesiologist, Tiffany Ingham, 42, is heard to say to the sedated patient: 'After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op, I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little bit.' Then when a female assistant points out a rash on the man …

171
Like
Save
Casey Batchelor shows off her ample cleavage at London Tresor Paris opening

She's known for making the most of her figure – and Tuesday night was no exception. Casey Batchelor showed off her incredible curves in a strappy black cocktail dress as she enjoyed a night out to celebrate the opening of the new Tresor Paris store in …

67
Like
Save
What to see and do on a perfect three-day stay in Russia's capital city Moscow

Designed in 1901 by Fyodor Schechtel and decorated with orchid friezes, stained glass windows, and floral mouldings, it's a beautiful example of Russian Art Nouveau. Unlike most museums, entry is free. That said, photography is allowed at a charge (a …

166
Like
Save
Graceland's Serinda Swan shows off cleavage and abs in skimpy bikini

The 30-year-old knows that a string bikini suits her best, and she accessorized her pink snakeskin patterned number with a few gold necklaces and a Tiffany & Co. 'T' bracelet. While Serinda's print is now sold out, the great news is that you can add …

104
Like
Save
Beauden Barrett or Dan Carter? New Zealand's favourite debate is heating up

Beauden Barrett's return to Super Rugby on Friday should serve to ease a concern or two for All Blacks coach Steve Hansen about his World Cup selection plans. It will also no doubt trigger another round of one of the most popular debates in New Zealand …

60
Like
Save
Sia Snags Mediterranean Mansion in Los Feliz for $4.7 Million (Report)

A fanciful blend of Mediterranean and Art Nouveau styles, Furler's new home has five bedrooms, five baths, a sunken solarium, a billiards room, a library, multiple carved fireplaces, ornate woodwork, stained-glass accents and dramatic city-skyline views.

160
Like
Save
Bobbi Kristina Brown 'was using heroin and cocaine' claims pal amid family denials

Bobbi Kristina Brown's family have been forced to deny she had been taking heroin and cocaine in the weeks before she was found unconscious in a bath. A friend of Whitney Houston's daughter, who is clinging to life while in a medically induced coma, …

212
Like
Save