art & fashion

Unintended Beauty – Revisited

Unintended Beauty offers a rare insight into places of work, knowledge and power that are normally kept behind closed doors. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper’s book is a photographic exploration of industrial iconography and scientific symbolism found in technical facilities in around the world. The book reveals the accidental aesthetics, sublime complexities and rich details of our machines - machines that smash atoms together, build...

Timeless and alluring marble artist – Carrara Italy

Angela Simi is a photographer based in Hamburg whom has recently documented the workplace of Damascus-born marble artist Usama Alnassar. Nestled underneath the steep mountains of the Carrara marble quarries, Italy, the open-air atelier is a mesmerising setting of timeless and alluring beauty. Angela’s project was inspired by her childhood memories of driving up the winding roads of the colossal marble quarries of Carrara with her...

RESIDENT DOG: Incredible dogs & the international homes they live in

Nicole England is a Melbourne-based photographer, director, artist, author and dear friend. Her second book, "RESIDENT DOG: Incredible dogs and the international homes they live in", offers a view inside some of the world’s most incredible architecturally designed homes through the eyes of the dogs that live there, showcases 25 of the world's most stylish houses and the...

Paradise on Earth – Sydney

Paradise on Earth, a new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, is a celebration of the career and legacy of visionary architect, Marion Mahony Griffin, that will enchant visitors of all ages. Paradise on Earth Opened on November the 8th, 2020 and reimagines the extraordinary work of Marion Mahony Griffin and her deep connection to the natural environment which she saw as a place full of...

MAD Paris – Acquires two landmark pieces

The renowned Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD, Paris) has acquired two landmark pieces by South African designer Thabisa Mjo of Mash T. Design Studio for its permanent collection. Mjo is the first local designer to have work included in this prominent international museum. The notable Parisian institute was founded in 1905 and its permanent collection is dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of the decorative arts....

Boreal Halo – France

As part of the ON festival, in France, artist Vincent Leroy has installed his Boreal Halo within a 17th-century church in Arles. The massive inflatable ring, shown in several locations from industrial to heritage buildings all over the world, now take the center stage in this majestic room, generating an interesting merge of two universes and two very...

Fashion Icon Kenzo Takada dies of Covid-19

Japanese-French fashion designer Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo, sadly died yesterday of Covid-19 aged 81. He founded Kenzo, a worldwide fashion house, skincare and perfume brand. Known for his bright graphics, jungle inspired prints and eclectic use of colour, he was the first Japanese designer to gain prominence on the Paris fashion scene. He settled in France in the 1960s and spent the rest of his...

Many levels of perception – installation

An installation by French based architect, Aurelien Chen has recreated an ethereal and abstract version of a traditional Chinese landscape. Above all else, this installation is a landmark placed by the roadside to draw the attention to the entrance of the Dragon Mountain Natural site “Zhulong Shan”, a typical example of traditional Chinese landscape composed by mountains, forest, clouds and...

Burberry and Louis Vuitton – Mask Off

French fashion house Louis Vuitton and British fashion brand Burberry have designed COVID safe masks and shields. Burberry’s offering is made from fabric treated with "antimicrobial technology". The cotton face masks are available in blue or beige versions of Burberry's vintage plaid pattern. Designed to cover the mouth and nose, in compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations, the gently curved mask rises up...