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On the trail of the Oscar winners

The interior shots of The Grand Budapest Hotel were filmed in Görlitzer Warenhaus, an abandoned Art Nouveau department store. The Imitation Game. Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire. This World War II thriller sees Benedict Cumberbatch playing British …

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture that survived Glasgow School of Art fire …

They include one of the artist's famous ladder-backed chairs , a bookcase and two rarely-seen embroidered panels by Margaret Macdonald, the wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 -1928). The items, previously on show in the Mackintosh Room, will be …

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Charlotte Olympia's 2015 Valentines Collection Will Make Your Heart Flutter

Love is in the air and also on the feet and in the hands of fashion-loving divas. Charlotte Olympia steps in to celebrate the month of love in with the latest capsule collection. Highlighting the most commonly understood symbol of love, the heart, the …

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Health: Take the fear out of hospital visits for children, plus vitamins for …

Now a sensible and comforting resource called Monkey Wellbeing (monkeywellbeing.com), supported by NHS Patient Experience, helps children (and their parents) to understand what is going on. The notion of using a monkey as a child patient came about …

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X Factor judge Mel B missing from press shot ahead of live final

The possibility that Mel B won't make the X Factor live final became almost a certainty on Friday. Not least because the latest official ITV press shots now omit the former Spice Girl from the line-up. Instead, just Louis Walsh, Cheryl Fernandez …

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First human trial of new experimental Ebola vaccine begin

Model Doutzen Kroes looks effortlessly stylish in fitted tweed jacket and leather trousers after making her runway return at Fendi Milan Fashion Week show · 25 FEB 2015 LOUIS SMITH IN THIS GREAT CELEBRITY TWITTER PICTURE! BYLINE MUST READ : What would …

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Damien Preston-Booth's mother says he's a 'survivor' just like her

The mother of a beggar raking in money by using a chip and pin machine to target celebrities and millionaires described her son as a 'survivor,' it has been reported. Damien Preston-Booth, who is on benefits, has the portable card reader to accept …

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Re-modelled gem of Finnish Art Nouveau at the Architecture …

The legendary pavilion was designed by the key team of Finnish Art Nouveau: Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen. The Pavilion's lavish interiors and objects celebrated the newly found idea of Finnishness …

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Fabergé dévoile son premier œuf impérial depuis un siècle …

Fabergé dévoile son premier œuf impérial depuis un siècle durant l'exposition Doha Watch & Jewellery au Qatar. 26 février … Les œufs de Fabergé sont des objets précieux créés par le joaillier Pierre-Karl Fabergé. Les plus …

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Centuries of Glass at Fieldings Auctioneers

Ultimately, this was down to a combination of the fine qualities of craftsmanship evident in the manufacture of the glass, and the enduring desirability of the decoration employed – essentially Arts and Crafts and, especially, Art Nouveau. However …

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Louis Vuitton Jewelry Watch Collection Cruise 2015

Louis Vuitton is helping fans to keep a tab on time in 2015 in the most luxurious and fashionable manner by unveiling new Louis Vuitton Jewelry Watch Collection. Inspired by the brand's 2015 Cruise show, the dazzling range of timepieces celebrates the …

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Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2015

Accessories · Jewelry · Footwear · Handbags · Leather goods · Watches · Eyewear · Hats, Gloves and more · Financial · Trends · The Markets …. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig looked at Byzantine art and Fabergé eggs to get in the spirit of opulence …

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Karolina Kurkova stands out in orange cut-out dress

Karolina Kurkova ensured that all eyes were on her on Saturday, when she attended the Art of the Party Presented by Louis Vuitton in support of PAMM's art education programming. The event, held at the Perez Art Museum was a chic one with the 30-year …

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Could a lie in dramatically improve your life? Experts call for workers to …

A major new study of American workers and their sleep patterns has recommended later start times to improve on health. Experts said 'delaying the morning start time of work,' or making it flexible, could have a major effect. They found that for every …

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Penn State gets wins restored and Joe Paterno reclaims 'winningest coach' title

The 2012 consent decree was signed by Penn State's then-president, Rodney Erickson, a month after a jury convicted Sandusky and shortly after former FBI director Louis Freeh released the scathing results of a university-commissioned investigation into …

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Bill de Blasio pokes fun at reaction to winter storm with reading of The Onion …

National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini said his agency should have done a better job of communicating the uncertainty in its forecast. National Weather Service forecaster Gary Szatkowski tweeted an apology: 'You made a lot of tough decisions …

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Сбор винограда: Ягоды на Урале

Lucien Gautrait, ou Leopold Gautrait , ou Lucien Gautheret, même homme?….. Qui est ce ciseleur-graveur? …. Textile Art Necklaces – It's always a wonderful thing when I make some time to play in the studio! I've been wanting to create some …

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The Order: 1886 review – an alternate vision of Victorian London

History and technology have been remodelled in a world that plunders steampunk and art nouveau with aplomb. Meanwhile, an engrossing if untidy narrative focuses on a rebellion against an order of contemporary knights, a powerful empire-era trading …

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Christie's auction house copies eBay's 'buy it now' model

The sale includes several items of jewellery — including a Bulgari quartz wrist watch (£5,200) — sculpture, paintings and a Swiss gilt-brass Atmos clock by Jaeger Lecoultre (£1,040). The sale will run from Nov 14 to Dec 3, and Christie's described it …

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YOU Clarins Award: 'My aim – to keep the drama off the streets'

So she set up Momentum, a charity that offers help, comfort and, most importantly, fun to young cancer patients and their families. Bianca's brilliant ideas … Call 0800 036 8624, leaving your name and address, and you will be sent an application form …

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Les Favorites de Fabergé Egg Pendants | AnOther

As today marks 166 years since Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé was born, we celebrate the occasion with a series of photographs centred around three of Fabergé's Les Favorites de Fabergé egg pendants, exclusively …

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Suzy Menkes at Milan Fashion Week: day three part two

Who would not want to live like Veronica Etro? Not only, as ever, did she prance smiling down the catwalk in a golden glow of models, she also invited the audience, metaphorically speaking, into her family home – a luxurious area rich in tapestries and …

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A Toast to Waterford's New Love Collection

Waterford released its latest collection — the Love Collection — just in time for the year's most romanic month. 701587154765. The Waterford Love collection of champagne toasting flute pairs is a lasting remembrance of four quintessential moments of …

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Jessica Alba shows off her sculpted figure as she brings her father along for yoga

On her feet, she wore a pair of cute pink, suede ankle boots while she carried a Louis Vuitton Love purse over one arm. … As well as acting, she also runs the successful baby product business, The Honest Company, which she co-founded in 2012. It is …

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Viola Davis thanks her show's producers in SAG Award acceptance speech

She also won over her peers with her empowering acceptance speech that just might have been another slap at the critic who called her 'less classically beautiful' than Halle Berry or Kerry Washington. A visibly emotional Viola fought back tears as she …

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Jabs of tummy fat can reduce incontinence in men following prostate surgery

Researchers are using injections of belly fat to treat incontinence in men following prostate surgery. Early research suggests the treatment – using stem cells extracted from abdominal fat – reduced leakage by up to 60 per cent, with results being seen …

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Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson jet out of LAX for some winter ski fun

They've been together for over eight years and their romance is showing no sign of freezing over. And Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson decided to keep the spark alight by embarking on a romantic skiing trip for New Year's, setting off from LAX airport …

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Look out Las Vegas: Researchers unveil the perfect poker playing software …

It could be bad new for casino's around the world – scientists claim to have created an unbeatable poker playing robot. The program considered 24 trillion simulated poker hands per second for two months, probably playing more poker than all humanity …

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On International Women's Day, plan a solo trip, ladies!

Brussels, Belgium: Brussels is filled with 17th-century Art Nouveau buildings and daily flower markets. Visit Brussels' very own Eiffel Tower, the Atomium. It provides great views, inside and out. Also, needless to say, get some chocolate and waffles.

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On International Women's Day, plan a solo exotic trip, ladies!

Brussels, Belgium: Brussels is filled with 17th-century Art Nouveau buildings and daily flower markets. Visit Brussels' very own Eiffel Tower, the Atomium. It provides great views, inside and out. Also, needless to say, get some chocolate and waffles …

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Strictly's unseen heroes: Forget the dancers, says Len Goodman – the real …

Len Goodman is in no doubt: 'Dance without music is just movement.' That's why Strictly's veteran judge is such a fan of Dave Arch and his band — the almost unseen but certainly not unsung heroes who reproduce the authentic sound of the numbers on …

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Lucy Mecklenburgh gushes about new romance with Louis Smith

Wrapping up against the cold weather, she added a chic faux fur coat and stylish red and grey heels. The former TOWIE star then appeared on Lorraine to promote her new health and fitness book, Be Body Beautiful.

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Angelina Jolie reveals culinary aspirations but Brad Pitt isn't keen on the idea

Angelina appeared on the morning show to promote her second directorial effort Unbroken, about the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war who survived seven weeks lost at sea after his plane crashed. He died in Los …

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Dark Roasted Blend: Russian Imperial Faberge Eggs

Russian jeweller of a Baltic German descent, Peter Carl Faberge, has been consistently creating incredibly intricate Easter eggs for the Russian Imperial Court between 1885 and 1917. These rare and unique "objects of desire" had the cover …

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Take a mental picture, Missoula, as the times they are a'changing

Museum director Laura Millin and partners have spent the past year working to design a new art park and plaza on the corner of Pine and Pattee streets between the museum and Adventure Cycling. The bad news is, the final designs aren't quite ready …

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