The restoration of The Murray landmark building led by Fosters & Partners will transform this heritage site into one of Hong Kong’s’ most luxurious five star hotels featuring a contemporary urban chic design with the city’s largest guestrooms, unique flexible space, and Hong Kong’s most prestigious Cantonese restaurant.read more
Belgium furniture manufacturer Vincent Sheppard tells the story of how they re-established the 100-year old Lloyd Loom weaving technique into a bustling furniture business sought out globally by luxury hoteliers and retailers.read more
Discover an international mix of emerging and established talent at Singapore’s newest music club.read more
This September, the Houston Art Fair offers art enthusiasts an exceptional experience to discover a highly curated international collection of emerging, mid-career and established contemporary artists in addition to mixing and mingling with Houston’s creative community. Over 4 days, September 29-October 2, 2016, the show will feature over 30 galleries, of which half are from outside of America. Exhibited artwork includes paintings, photography, works on paper, sculpture, ceramics, glass, metal, studio jewelry, design and installations.
Under the new management of Urban Expositions, the show offers international visitors an authentic look inside Houston’s vibrant creative community starting with the show’s location at newly renovated Silver Street Studios in the Washington Arts District. This cultural district is home to 300 working artists, which is the highest concentration of working artists and creative entrepreneurs within the USA. Additionally, Urban Expositions has orchestrated an exceptional line up of panel discussions, book signings by featured artists and local food and beverage, including Houston’s famous food trucks is scheduled.read more
Houston Antiques+Art+Design Show|Explore design from the 17th century to 20th century modern at the USA’s premium antique and design show featuring 75 premier exhibitors of fine art, antique furniture and jewelry, as well as decorative and innovative design from the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.read more
Conrad Hong Kong will host the 9th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show this September. Unique to this show is the exhibit space, housed over four guest room floors of the hotel. Within this residential setting, patrons can stroll through 80 local and international exhibiting galleries representing over 2,500 works of art from a mix of emerging, mid-career, and more established artists who have received auction success. Artwork includes original paintings, limited editions, sculptures and photography. While the focus is on Asian contemporary art, galleries from South Africa, South America, Europe, USA and Australia will also be represented.read more
Boråstapeter, the oldest and most prestigious wallpaper producer in Sweden launched the “Scandinavian Designers II” Collection on June 15, 2016. Fourteen classic patterns have been selected for the collection, featuring textile patterns created between the 1940’sand 1960’s by five designers; Stig Lindberg, Arne Jacobsen, Viola Gråsten, and Gocken & Lisbet Jobs. Timeless patterns selected for these wallpapers feature recurring themes of botanicals including flora, flowers, and leaves, as well as minimalistic geometric patterns making the perfect compliment to a minimalist contemporary style.read more
LUMAS Gallery has recently opened a prime location in Paragon Shopping Center on Orchard Road. Founded in 2003 in Berlin, now with 40 locations globally, LUMAS started its business with the motto “The Liberation of Art” making high quality photography art accessible and affordable to all art enthusiasts. With prices starting under SGD $200.00, these hand signed limited edition photography prints are an excellent way to begin or expand your current art collection. New and more experienced collectors can view artwork in the gallery with curators who offer their assistance in collecting the right piece for your home or office space. In an effort to maintain a fresh and dynamic offering, LUMAS combines artwork from a mix of international emerging and established photographers. While living in NYC, our visits to the LUMAS gallery in Soho were a post weekend brunch ritual to leisurely discover the ever-changing artwork on display.
LUMAS Singapore opened with the Viva Cuba! exhibition featuring works from Larry Yust, Luigi Visconti, and Werner Pawlok, who’s images have captured the exceptional charm of Cuba. At the opening, we were fortunate to meet with LUMAS’ featured artist, German photographer, Werner Pawlok. Please read below for our exclusive interview with Werner Pawlok on his inspiration and documentation of Cuba-Expired as well as a sampling of the Pawlok’s photography series available at LUMAS worldwide.read more
I met Auguste Garufi 10 years ago at his studio in New York. If you visit his studio, you will certainly be impressed with his extensive body of work on display. His living legacy, currently an estimated 10,000 works of art, is diverse yet interconnected with one concept building upon another. Garufi creates art as a vehicle to explore the existence of relationships within the world. Motivated by the creative journey, rather than simply creating products, the space in-between the initial idea and the final piece is most valuable to him, providing understanding and knowledge. While his works are aesthetically beautiful and interesting on the surface, the artwork offers deeper revelations for the observer. Since our initial meeting, it has been fascinating to see how his work has evolved and the new media introduced each year. Suffering a substantial loss of equipment and work during Hurricane Sandy, this destruction provided Auguste Garufi with opportunities for reflection and discovery resulting in a revival of existing works and new concepts. With a new simplicity and focus to his work, he is creating his most complex and best work to date. Read the interview with New York contemporary multi media artist Auguste Garufi for an overview of his current work and focus for 2016.read more
With Black Friday upon us, we have entered the inescapable frenzy of holiday shopping. This day, Black Friday, a ritual for many, offers solidarity in our pursuit of goods. The goal: make our loved ones and ourselves happier with more possessions. That is why we are doing this, isn’t it? As a result, are we happier as a society? Are we jolly?
London based photographer, Alex Schneidman’s new book Want More addresses these questions and opens the discussion for more philosophical questions. A three-year journey documenting shoppers in London, Alex Schneideman explores consumerism in the 21st century revealing a grim view of human nature in the shadows of our desire to obtain more goods. This collection of captivating black and white photography will undoubtedly alert you to evaluate your own position in the world of consumption and possibly your happiness speedometer.
Read the interview with documentary photographer Alex Schneideman for a look at his passion for fine art printing and documentary photography and insight into his new book, Want More.read more