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22 Nov


Heurtault’s Parasolerie

November 22, 2015 | By |

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 17.37.20Parasols & Umbrellas – from everyday object to work of art – Michel Heurtault’s museum pieces from 1750 to 1970 and his latest creations

The whole world is overwhelmed with cheap umbrellas from Asia with only a small artisan business being undertaken in Paris. With specific materials and a unique know-how the small shop offers parasols and umbrellas for all weathers and every occasion. They can be designed for protection against the rain or sun, for a wedding, a historic movie, a haute couture show or for a very particular special exhibition. This is the world of Michel Heurtault. He is Parisian by adoption and has gained an incredible knowledge on umbrellas – as well as acquiring the art of restoring historic umbrellas. Today his skills are deemed to be unique and have led to a worldwide reputation and to various awards, among them the Maître d’Art.

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The exhibition will display more than 400 museum pieces from bygone days as well as his latest creations. On display will be the various components of a parasol or an umbrella from the handle being in ornate shapes such as that of a dog or cat, old lace by the yard or historical embroidery and the framework made of various materials such as whalebone or metal. Parasols and umbrellas can enable us to look back to an evolving history of more than 4000 years. The oldest piece in the collection was manufactured by Jean Marius. At the beginning of the 18th century, Sun King Louis XIV granted Marius, the inventor of the three-way collapsible umbrella, a five-year royal monopoly on the manufacture of folding umbrellas.

On show at the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel – 24th October 2015 – 3rd April 2016

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18 Sep


House of Hackney & William Morris

September 18, 2015 | By |

HofH_shop-2-2_633For Autumn / Winter 2015 House of Hackney reimagines William Morris with a psychedelic trip through his archives. Morris classics such as ‘Peacock & Dragaon’, ‘Hyacinth’ and ‘Blackthorn’ are reworked for a new generation. The House of Hackney print, ‘Artemis’, an ode to William Morris, completes this stunning collection.

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House of Hackney was founded in London in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Javvy
M Royle and Frieda Gormley. Originally founded as an interiors label, the founders’
quest was ‘to take the beige out of interiors’ with an emphasis on quality, design and Made in England.

After a decade of bland minimalism, the brand captured the zeitgeist with its collections of British-made collection of prints and products that are steeped in tradition, but are bold and subversive for a truly modern statement.

Today, House of Hackney has evolved into a successful British-made brand incorporating interiors, fashion and lifestyle divisions. House of Hackney has achieved cult status amongst its loyal customer-base of tastemakers, celebrities and interior designers, and has become the go-to British brand for its iconic printed collections.

17 Aug


Kühn Keramik

August 17, 2015 | By |

A charming ceramic shop in Berlin-Kreuzberg, where Ignant made this beautiful photo series. Located in a former pharmacy, the shelves of the showroom are bursting with handmade ceramic pieces. After climbing down the staircase from what used to be a poison cabinet, you enter the workshop where Bernhard Kühn and his team create everything from unique cups and plates to small decorative sculptures. The products are made of clay from the Westerwald region and the glaze comes from Meissen. They are typically spruced up with gold, silver or platinum. Additionally, they feature more than 400 different motifs burnt into the ceramic. No piece is like the other, yet they all carry Kühn’s signature style.

Next to the ceramics we love the old pharmacy interior and chandeliers very much! Have a look…

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Source: Ignant

17 Aug


Schlossberg Textil: Atelier des Reves

August 17, 2015 | By |

Bed linen manufacturer Schlossberg Textil, Switzerland, shows it’s fall / winter
Collection 2015 Atelier des Reves, a picturesque ensemble of traditional craftsmanship and modern luxury. Every piece is an
artistic production of hand drawn designs.

Stools and train station clock props by Wildschut Antiques







14 Jul


Viktor & Rolf’s Wearable Paintings

July 14, 2015 | By |

Viktor-Rolf-AW15_Wearable-Art-collection_dezeen_banDutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf transformed broken picture frames filled with fabric into haute-couture gowns during their latest catwalk show, by taking them off a wall and draping them over models.

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, who founded the Amsterdam-based fashion house, took to the catwalk to assist with completing the outfits in the collection live.

One by one, “paintings” hung on a partition at the back of the stage were unhooked by the duo.

“Art comes to life in a gallery of surreal proportions,” said Viktor & Rolf’s show notes. “A dress transforms into an artwork, back into a dress and into an artwork again. Poetry becomes reality, morphing back into fantasy.”







14 Jun


Bar Luce

June 14, 2015 | By |

luce_1If you’ve ever dreamt of being on a Wes Anderson film set (like, all day long), now is your chance. Sip coffee amongst his signature pastels (personally chosen by Wes), listen to the jukebox wailing out tunes that would appear on his soundtracks and play the part of a Royal Tenenbaum in this fabulously kitsch new bar in Milan…

The Italian luxury brand Prada, are huge fans of the quirky film director, having worked with him on many of their mini-movie advertisements, and so its no surprise they approached Anderson to design the café/ bar at their brand new art and culture complex, Fondazione Prada.

Spy a Steve Zissou pinball machine, retro formica tables and an old-fashioned candy bar; Bar Luce is every bit a Wes Anderson movie, set in the 1950s.

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14 Jun


Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature

June 14, 2015 | By |

Processed with VSCOcam with e4 presetLa Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (the Museum of hunting and nature) is maybe the most underrated museum in the city of Paris. Behind a blue doorway, this place is an absolute gem. And the best part is – it’s completely empty! The museum also has very much kept up with the times, mixing modern art installations and cabinets of curiosities alongside pieces that have been held in the French archives for centuries. They get a little funky with their taxidermy sometimes too.
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Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, 62 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris. 

14 Jun


New for Now

June 14, 2015 | By |


This week signals the opening of a brilliant new exhibition at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Entitled New For Now, the origin of fashion magazines, it is a showcase which locates the contemporary incarnation of fashion magazines within an illustrious history – one that, even in the 18th century, showed a surprising parallel to current publications with decrees on the latest must-have carriage and examinations of the outfits of VIPs. Placed alongside commissions from contemporary artists – a Quentin Jones zootrope and Piet Paris images – the show also offers a reminder of the subjectivity of fashion illustration; as co-curator Christian Borslap explains, “Photography affords us the reality; illustration, an interpretation by an artist.”


14 Jun


Floating Iceberg

June 14, 2015 | By |

Szczecin-Philharmonic-Hall_01Architectural office Barozzi/Veiga created this philharmonic hall in Szczecin, Poland, accommodating a concert hall and a chamber music hall. The massive structure seems like an iceberg floating through the streets. It responds to traditional local architecture with vertical proportions and steep pitches as well as the nearby industrial influence with its shear scale. The facade is made of a translucent glass creating an obvious contrast to the immediate surroundings to create a reference point in the area and a symbol of the city’s transitional nature. Szczecin-Philharmonic-Hall_03 Szczecin-Philharmonic-Hall_04 Szczecin-Philharmonic-Hall_06

14 Jun


Set in Motion

June 14, 2015 | By |

Je gif, tu gif, il gif… Un gif dans ta gueule… is created by French photographer and animator Nicolas Monterrat. He brings surreal scenes to life adding a bit of humor to historical photos, paintings, and other borrowed imagery. Enjoy!

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All images © Nicolas Monterrat | Via: Colossal