French artisan Philippe Pasqua has unveiled his latest work of art: a Ferrari F430 that’s been covered in skin-colored leather and exquisitely tattooed. For all car enthusiasts, this one-off creation shall be on display at the Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris around the middle of January 2012.
Bottega Veneta may be best known for its leather goods, but the brand’s creative director Tomas Maier has now branched into the realm of music. Maier has teamed up with Parisian DJ Michel Gaubert on Intreccio Uno, a two-disc compilation album featuring a medley of past runway show and store playlists. Artists featuring on the … Continued
The 19th century neoclassic private mansion of the House of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin located in Reims (France), has been entirely restored.
Louis Vuitton hosted a cocktail on Monday night at the storied Paris taxidermy store Deyrolle to celebrate the launch of the My Monogram service on Small Leather Goods To set the mood, British artist Billie Achilleos transformed the maison’s signature wallets, coin pouches, belts, and bag hardware into a menagerie of animals. The hardy armadillo, … Continued
Working under the mysterious and promising luxury label YS Black, Julien Perera is a web designer by day. Has to bring his talent to balance form with function, to provide his websites and webapps visitors with tools and information in a logical order …. But when he gets home after work, the man can’t stop … Continued
Incase announced today the second release of designs in the Incase for Andy Warhol Collection. “Iconic Warhol images turn Incase’s signature protective cases and bags for iPhone, iPad and MacBook into functional pieces of art.” The latest collection release highlights Warhol’s artistic range, featuring imagery from works in a variety of media including silkscreening (Elvis, … Continued
The Absolut Art Collection Tour is about to make its final stop in Shanghai after touring across Asia Pacific over the past few months. The Absolut Art Collection, a celebration of art, creativity and popular culture, includes works by Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Rosemarie Trockel, Béatrice Cussol and Angus Fairhurst, to name a few. This … Continued
A new sculpture to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Jaguar E-type has been unveiled at Goodwood on the first day of the Festival of Speed. The monument, built out of piping, soars 28 meters into the sky in front of Goodwood House and will be one of the first things to greet visitors … Continued
China has overtaken the United States as the biggest auction market for art and collectable objects, after its sales more than doubled in just one year. A report for the CVV (the French Auction Market Authority) said sales in China, including Hong Kong, grew 137 percent in 2010 to 10.8 billion dollars. China now holds … Continued
Bombay Sapphire has launched a global campaign called ‘Infused With Imagination’ that pays tribute to the heritage and the origin of the luxury spirits brand. The artwork was created by a group of designers, led by Darren Simpson, and is formed through a series of illustrated panels decorated with a total of 75,000 crystals. Illustrator … Continued
British fashion photographer John Rankin created a collection of 100 images to celebrate 100 years of Rolls-Royce, inspired by the Spirit of Ecstasy. The two photos in this series which have been released, features Rankin’s wife Tuuli Shipster, a model. He has photographed her in close-up as well as in full-length picture in sensual profile … Continued
The world’s largest artificial floating island has finished its first week as a major new tourism attraction in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul‘s Han River will eventually be home to a floating archipelago of three man-made “islets”, but the first island, Viva, opened to the public last week. At 3,271 square meters, it is the second-largest … Continued
Dean and Dan Caten of label Dsquared2 have unveiled the exclusive Life Ball Mini 2011 in Vienna, the latest in a series of designers to have added their touch to the iconic car. Here, a look at some of the models over the past decade.
The brothers behind Canadian fashion label Dsquared2 have unveiled a fashion project of a rather different kind, dressing up a Mini Cooper S in aid of charity. Dean and Dan Caten, familiar fixtures on the global fashion circuit, unveiled the exclusive Life Ball Mini 2011 in Vienna, the latest in a series of designers to … Continued
In the tradition of the company’s 30 years of creative collaborations, Absolut Vodka is touring 20 pieces of renowned artwork from the Absolut Art Collection in seven cities across the Asia Pacific region. The twenty pieces have been touring cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Dubai, Sydney and Seoul, and are now showing at Beijing’s Today … Continued
Sweden Absolut Art Collection is displayed for the first time in Korea at Gallery Yeh, Garosugil, Sinsa-dong from 12 to 25 April, 2011. The vodka brand’s Art Collection, a series of interpretations of the Absolut bottle, has been growing since the 80s and feature works by artists including Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois and Francesco Clemente. … Continued
Renowned Italian sculptor, painter and printmaker Mimmo Paladino has become perhaps the first to turn a private jet into a work of art with the installation of a painted Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Dubbed the “Cacciatore di Stelle” (Star Hunter), Paladino’s plane will be on display … Continued
Pablo Picasso’s “Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur”, the world’s most expensive painting, was to go on display Monday for the first time at London’s Tate Modern museum. The 1932 painting set a world record when it was snapped up by a mystery bidder for 106.5 million dollars at New York’s Christie’s auction house last May. … Continued
Miniature specialist Anatoly Konenko, from the Siberian city of Omsk, has built the world’s smallest aquarium. It is just 30mm wide, 24mm high and 14 mm deep – enough to hold just 10ml of water, or about two tablespoons’ worth. The mini-aquarium is even equipped with a water purification filter to keep the water healthy … Continued
A colossal self-portrait by “pope of pop” Andy Warhol has sold for $17.4 million at Christie’s in London, doubling pre-auction expectations. The recently discovered 1967 piece, which measures 1.8 metres square, depicts Warhol with a hand to his mouth in what the auction house called “one of the most representative and iconic images of the … Continued