THE BEGINNINGS OF MODERN PERFUMERY

Today’s perfumery is often referred to as artificial, as opposed to the classics of yesteryear, which are shrouded in naturalness. A false belief, since it is with the advent of synthesis that modern perfumery was born… at the end of the 19th century. Explanations.   The synthetic molecules do not date from yesterday. It is […]

POP ART STYLE: THE NEW COLORFUL BOOK BY ASSOULINE

«Don’t think about making art, just make it. Let others decide if it’s good or bad; if they love it or hate it. And, while they are deciding, keep creating more and more,» Andy Warhol once said. Pop Art has radiated into our society since its inception and is still today a style that is […]

DAREL CAREY A QUESTION OF OPTICS

This magician of the line dresses surfaces and spaces to better recompose them as he pleases, modifying their forms by means of our perceptions, which are caught in his nets. Fascinated for a long time by the impossible constructions of MC Escher, he had the idea of exploiting the tracings he had been drawing spontaneously […]

THE BEGINNINGS OF MODERN PERFUMERY

Today’s perfumery is often referred to as artificial, as opposed to the classics of yesteryear, which are shrouded in naturalness. A false belief, since it is with the advent of synthesis that modern perfumery was born… at the end of the 19th century. Explanations. The synthetic molecules do not date from yesterday. It is their […]

COMMITTED PORTRAITS BY AMY SHERALD

The African-American artist is releasing her first monumental monograph, coupled with her first and largest solo exhibition in Europe, at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in London. Zoom in. This native of Columbus, Georgia, has mastered the art of making figurative painting speak for itself in new ways. For the past twenty years, Amy Sherald […]

KOCHÉ AND GOOGLE JOIN FORCES FOR A COLLECTION

It is under the vault of the Palais Brongniart that the French designer presented several looks designed with the support of the tech giant Google, and its laboratory ATAP Ambient Experiment, for ambient computing. The goal? A research project linking science and creation, to develop a series of four hybrid pieces, where couture, technology, and […]

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE URBAN LANDSCAPE OF BANGKOK

Color overwhelms Thailand’s architectural landscapes in Wuthipol Ujathammarat‘s new photographic zine. With Urban Mess 2, the Thai artist, photographer, and graphic designer invites us to discover Bangkok, his native city with its tropical climate, in a different way. His pictures capture fragments of the urban environment (building facades, car mirrors, traffic cones, stairs, balconies, windows…) […]

HERBAR THE NEW BEAUTY THAT RELIES ON MUSHROOMS

Available since October, this new brand offers a facial oil whose virtues will delight all skincare geeks. Its credo? An oil rich in adaptogens, derived from mushrooms in particular, which, as if by magic, adapt to the imbalances of each person’s epidermis, to strengthen our skin against daily stress. Hemp, bakuchiol, tremella, reishi, da zao, […]

THE 80’s, TEN YEARS OF CREATIVITY

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris brings back to life this memorable decade through an expansive exhibition, where design, fashion, and graphics are the standard-bearers of all fantasies. The 1980s were tinged with paradox, but maintained an unparalleled level of creativity, energy, and audacity. After the economic boom of the Thirty Glorious, the decade […]

KERING FOCUSES ON NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE DYES

“We are rethinking our activities in order to continue to grow tomorrow, successfully and sustainably, while helping our sector to transform and contribute to meeting the social and environmental challenges of our generation,” explains François-Henri Pinault. With this approach, the group created a Material Innovation Lab (MIL) in 2013 dedicated to sustainable fabrics and textiles […]