Global Cities: explore the exhibition, size, Mexico City. Australian Artist: CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper. We discovered Australian artist CJ Hendry through her Instagram account and were immediately blown away by her work.
Armed with only paper and pen, she creates magnificent, photorealistic black-and-white images in large format. Her subjects are generally high-end fashion objects, such as a Hermes scarf or a Louis Vuitton horse head, but they can also be other inanimate objects including sculls and guns. The pieces are mesmerizing visual objects in their own right, but once you realize they are created by just pen and ink, you really start to appreciate the skill and patience involved. We are very happy to be the first to introduce her work to the world at large.
We are usually pretty good at knowing when we have found a winner, and we know she’s one. All six of her pieces were sold prior to the opening of The Art Hunter in Sydney and all via Instagram. Designer Cooking Schools. Cooking is a serious and competitive business and professional cooking schools can have the air of military camps where fear and strict order dominate.
Nothing wrong with that in the world of celebrity chefs, fame and Michelin stars. But for the rest of us, cooking is either a fun and enjoyable creative endeavour or a boring daily necessity best avoided at all costs. Many consumer-facing cooking schools, sensing a growing market niche, are offering relaxed, fun classes in cool surroundings that don’t intimidate the participants. The all-female Japanese ABC Cooking Studio has more than 125 casual cooking studios in Japan, Hong Kong and China. High-stakes chefs train elsewhere, but ordinary women who love sophisticated cooking in a happy, relaxed atmosphere flock to ABC whose studios draw more than 250,000 participants per year. Their latest location, in Huangpu, Shanghai, China, is a new take on their already relaxed approach to cooking. Wirra Willa - Somersby, Australia. Wirra Willa is a tiny, tranquil pavilion located in Somersby, NSW, Australia, on an 80-acre property that formerly operated as a citrus fruit orchard.
Designed by architect Matthew Woodward for his father, the pavilion is only 72 square meters (775 sq.ft) in size and it is surrounded by a 36 square meter (387 sq.ft) courtyard. The villa complements the existing larger residence on the remote property and provides a special, separate place for reflection and rest. It can also be used as a self-contained guest house. Property Developers & City Councils Fail To Build Iconic Buildings. Over the past seven years, at our creative agency, Access, we have worked with a number of residential and commercial property developers from Abu Dhabi to Sydney, helping them with development and strategy.
Yet we see so often the sad sight of yet another mediocre building going up. We see city councils approving mediocre design and we see cities looking uglier because of it. We see property developers rushing to get their building up, wanting to make a quick sale and profit, and not really caring or thinking about the aesthetics of the building. Does the building enhance the surrounding area or make it worse? Untitled. Untitled.
It takes more than a few subtle changes to draw attention at international airports.
As a brand that is fun, social and playful, and understands design, Virgin can take plane transformations further than most. We’ve created new bold designs for Virgin Atlantic planes to really get people’s attention. Imagine when suddenly overnight a limited number of planes will look completely different. Unlike any planes ever. Untitled. Moet Champagne and chandeliers belong together.
The Chandeliers Ball is an event in the grandest of ballrooms where 100 of the world’s most imaginative chandeliers are unveiled. Shoes: Pleasure and Pain - About the Exhibition. What is Luxury? - About the Exhibition. 25 April – 27 September 2015 A V&A and Crafts Council Exhibition What is Luxury?
Interrogated how luxury is made and understood. Luxury has a long history of controversy. More recently, the increase in prominence and growth of luxury brands against the backdrop of social inequality has raised new questions about what the term means to people today. What is Luxury? Creating Luxury Luxury production represents an investment in time. Making luxury is not concerned with practical solutions but with the extraordinary, non-essential and exclusive. A Space for Time Luxury has the potential to unlock dreams of being somewhere else or someone else. Disobedient Objects: About the Exhibition.
Inflatable cobblestone, action of Eclectic Electric Collective in cooperation with Enmedio collective during the General Strike in Barcelona 2012. © Oriana Eliçabe/Enmedio.info From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change.
It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. Disobedient Objects focuses on the period from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. Horst: Photographer of Style - About the Exhibition. 6 September 2014 – 4 January 2015 ‘Fashion is an expression of the times.
Elegance is something else again.’ New Banksy work appears at seaside town.