Monthly Archives: April 2019

Bentley Introduces New Jewellery Collection

Bentley’s first jewellery collection comprises a timeless selection of contemporary diamond and gold pieces, designed and produced through an exclusive partnership with Heinz Mayer. The collection opens up a new segment in the jewellery industry by integrating recognisable Bentley design features into every piece, creating a unique range of subtle yet distinctive pieces. Presented at Baselworld in Switzerland, the two fine jewellery capsule collections – ‘Wings’ and ‘Everlasting’ – both have a focus on diamonds set in exquisitely crafted 18K white, rose and yellow gold settings. Sculpted in unique shapes and lines inspired by Bentley’s signature ‘Wing’ badge, the collection balances a combination of the best traditional techniques and intricate mechanics to offer exquisite detailing. Bentley Jewellery is handcrafted by industry-leading artisans using only ethically sourced diamonds, precious metals and rare gem stones. The exclusive collaboration between Bentley, the world’s leading luxury car maker, and...

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Aston Martin Zooms into Your Home in Style

A new furniture collection, borne of a collaboration between Aston Martin luxury British marque and makers of luxury interiors and accessories Formitalia, was presented at Salone del Mobile. The partnership between the two luxury brands set out to create a unique, contemporary, yet timeless collection of furniture, which reflects the traditions and craftsmanship of Aston Martin sports cars. The full collection is flawlessly handcrafted in Italy using authentic, luxurious materials. Each piece is finished from a new choice of elegant colors....

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Paul Rousso: Money, Candy Wraps and Magazines

Paul Rousso, an American artist, creates three-dimensional art of usually flat objects like dollar bills or the pages from the New York Times, chocolate wraps, cereal boxes, stamps, comics and more… Through his work, ‘Flat Depth’, his message is simple, “all this stuff is going away.” Rousso’s fascination with paper – currency, advertising, newspapers, magazines – its history and use, its rise and fall, is an emblematic theme reflected frequently in his compositions. Despite the complexity of Rousso’s artistic work, everyone around the world can relate. Flat Depth, is the logical progression of modern art – to render a flat object three-dimensional, or to collapse a three-dimensional object into two dimensions – and is a fusion of countless complex artistic methods, including painting, printing, sculpting, welding, chemistry, digital manipulation and digital printing. By exaggerating the size of his creations – Rousso’s sculptures put the viewer...

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Philippe Starck x Ipanema: Summer Has Never Been this Colorful

Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema latest collection, in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck, combines comfort and elegance with six different models featuring minimalist and timeless designs. The 2019 collection, surprises with new color options. Monochrome white and black balance the palette of pastel shades, such as green and light pink, and flashes of neon add an extra special touch to the sought after styles. In addition, the line also includes two unisex models offered in an extended size range up to size 46 (US 13). Philippe Starck says, “For 2019, I’s all about color. Everything is color, everywhere. Colors come from the light, which is everything because nothing exists outside of the light. For this collection, the colors are elegant, modern and a hint flashy with certain models including a touch of neon coloring. The collection includes the now iconic forms, like the Hoops sandals and...

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Smallville Thrills the Most Demanding Gourmets’ Taste Buds

The trendiest Urban Design hotel in Beirut, the “Smallville Hotel” and its illustrious executive Miss Sophia Fakhry surprises us once again by entrusting her cuisines and restaurants to a chef like no other, two Michelin stars Chef Christophe Vessaire. Grandson of Cusinier, Chef Vessaire has the gastronomy and the culinary art in the blood. From an early age, he acquires alongside his grandmother, the secrets of the authentic cuisine of the French terroir and the art of true home-made cooking; techniques that he will master and perfect throughout his career while traveling the planet and accumulating various and unique experiences from the greatest starred Chefs of the world such as Pierre Orsi, Jacques Maximin, Jean Pierre Paladin, to name but a few… Chef Christophe Vessaire signs today the new menu of the “Merry Go Round” Restaurant of Smallville, a new menu that combines tradition and...

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