Evergreen frypans and saute pans by Aubecq, at Kitchen Bazaar
Frypans: diam 20 cm 47.90€, diam 24 cm 59.90€, diam 26 cm 64.90€, diam 28 cm 69.90€
Saute pans: diam 24 cm 75€, diam 28 cm 86€
Made and engineered in France
Dishwasher proof and adapted to all cooking methods, incl. induction
The Evergreen cooking utensils by Aubecq aren't only colored green. Their aluminum structure is covered in a new, non-stick ceramic coating, which contains no toxic material, no heavy metals, and no PTFE. Even the fabrication process was devised so as to decrease CO2 emissions.
Available at Kitchen Bazaar
or drop an e-mail at email@example.com
D&G, sunglasses, around 170€
Available in black, havana, beige, and purple.
Fall-winter 08-09 collection
Pendant lamp, metal, 145$
at Home Autour du Monde
8, rue des Francs-Bourgeois Paris 3° +33 1 42 77 06 08
1- White, beige and brown dinnerware, plates diam. 17cm 9€, diam. 22cm 11€, diam. 28cm 15€, cup 8€, saucer 12.5€, bowl 10€, salad bowl diam. 23cm 34€
2- Carafe, 65€
at Home Autour du Monde
8, rue des Francs-Bourgeois Paris 3°
+33 1 42 77 06 08
1- November 2004. The last inhabited house in the razed quarter east of Chongwenmen Neidajie
2- November 2003. An abandoned hutong in a quarter about to be demolished south of Zhusikou Dongdajie
3- October 2003. An inhabited hutong around the Drum tower, Dong Cheung district
4- October 2001. An area partially razed to make way for a large avenue at the crossing of Jinyu Hutong and Donsi Nandajie, east of the Novotel Peace Beijing
5- November 2002. Residential flats on Dongsahuan Beilu, 3rd ring road
6- November 2005. 2nd ring road at the top of Xizhimen
China, China, China, all we hear about is China, especially as the Olympics draw closer. Tibet is focalizing international attention, but the Chinese politics over there are only one facet of a development plan that is changing the inside of the "great red dragon" lightning-quick. Frenchman Ambroise Tézenas took himself to Beijing to photograph the urbanistic transition through which entire neighborhoods of Hutongs, small houses for the working-class, are demolished to make room for large, ultra-modern infrastructures.
Ambroise Tézenas - The Hutongs of Beijing
June 7 through September 28, 08
Cenotaph (A Deed of Transfer), 2007
20 parts, each 44.5 cm x 66 cm
Copyright Jitish Kallat 2008
Courtesy Haunch of Venison
In the Indian town of Mumbai, Jitish Kallat witnessed a scene of extreme violence: a demolition drive on makeshift homes, some of them occupied for many years, along a large wall on the edge of railroad tracks. A few weeks later, the urban architecture had started to reappropriate the wall these tiny homes had leant on. Movie posters and advertising bills covered fresh traces of domestic occupation - electric wires, clothes, calendars and holy pictures, paint... Jitish Kallat's lenticular pictures bring out the marks stamped by brutal demolition and the pathetic remains of a bygone life.
Jitish Kallat - Universal Recipient
May 31 through August 2, 08
Haunch of Venison Galerie, Zürich
1 and 2- OTO100 bookcase, Silvera, design Pil Bredahl, wood and elastic, 599€
1 to 3- Idea of a Vase, d.lab, teak 470€, black Corian 720€
1- Neisha Crosland wallpaper, Donegal Palm, color Black Rose
2- Neisha Crosland wallpaper, Donegal Palm, color Purple Sage
1 roll 10 m x 52 cm, 396" x 20.5", £86
1 to 5- Lunatic Construction modular blocks
Available on Homology: LunaSoft, expansed polypropylene
2 studs 9,5 x 19 x 11.5 cm, 14€
4 studs 19 x 19 x 11.5 cm, 18€
8 studs 38 x 19 x 11.5 cm, 24€
Colors: black, white, granite, green, yellow, orange, pink.
Upon order: LunaMetal and LunaBéton (concrete)
July 08: LunaGlass, LunaShine and LunaLight
Thierry Nahon and Philippe Landecker designed these "random objects, functional and playful, easily stacked together, totally versatile". Lego® for grown-ups, actually.
1 to 4- Remake Light, luminescent blocks by Remake Design, design Elisabeth Hertzfeld, come in white, black, orange, red, pink + grey (only magnet version)
Each magnet module: 6.75" x 9.5" x 3.15" D, white lacquered aluminum box, colored PMMA, removable face, 10W Xenon bulb, Neodyne magnets
4 1-color modules + cord (12 modules max.), 259€, magnet version, 349€/$529
4 1-color modules without cord, 190€, magnet version, 280€/$389
Cord for 40 modules, 538€
Led, 300 colors available, between 79€ and 115€
They're like a life-size Tetris, Remake Light's luminescent blocks. Except you have all the time you like to assemble them as you see fit : you can write a message, devise a pattern, or dress up an entire wall... It's even more fun with the magnet blocks, which stick on their own to any magnet-sensitive surface!
1- Cocoon, 2008, steel,
w 45.72 x h 40 cm, depth 22.22 cm
2- Portal, 2008, steel,
h 78.74 x w 78.74 cm, depth 15.24 cm
3- Crystal Portal, 2008, mixed media with home-grown crystals and Swarovski crystals, diam 36.2 x depth 12.7 cm
4- Redscape, 2008, steel, wood, diam 40.64 x depth 15.24 cm
5- Ripple II, 2008, steel, diam 61 x depth 10 cm
All works by Lilly Otasevic
Photography Dragan Gavrilovic
You'll have to cross the vortex, then the portals, without cutting yourself on the edges of the crystals that have colonized them; on the other side, the waves, the nests, the cocoons are all of metal, and the plants themselves grow on aluminum.
Works from the exhibition Portals and Bioscapes, available for viewing at Xexe Gallery, Toronto
Dolce & Gabbana, sunglasses, around 240€
Available in blue, pink, purple, red, black, and havana.
1 and 2- Miu Miu, acetate sunglasses, around 130€
Available in burgundy, powder pink, cherry-red, linen, black and asphalt.
Fall-winter 08-09 collection
1 and 2- Ray-ban Wayfarer Colors, acetate, around 130€
A replica of the famous 1952 glasses, the 2008 edition of the Wayfarer Colors comes in bright pink, turquoise, camo, ice white... so you can pretend you're Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Fall-winter 08-09 collection
1- Dasha Yastrebova, Ghost, 2007, color photograph, Lambda print, 28 x 41 cm (11" x 16")
2- Marcin Sobolev, Blue Cat, 2008, indian ink, acrylic and lacquer on hand- moulded resin, h 40 cm (16")
A ghost photographed, a young woman naked, her transparent belly revealing a golden fish, a matryoshka doll with the face of a blue cat, a mother hugging her dead child...
For its summer show, the SMALL&CO gallery gathers young Russian artists around the notion of the tale. As its director Liza Fetissova writes, "for a Russian, a traditional tale is a story heard in childhood that follows him or her forever: through the characters carved in wood at the playground, through the first books, through cartoons, jokes and expressions, dramas and ballets. Russian artists cannot escape a tale."
The folkloric themes, stamped in the collective unconscious, are thus exhibited in broad daylight. Photography, sculpture, painting, but also graffiti, embroidery or drawing, take up these motifs with a fully contemporary immediacy, irony and visual style.
June 19 through August 20, 08
1, avenue Trudaine Paris 9°
01 45 26 04 60
For more information on the young Russian artists represented by RussianTeaRoom, visit russiantearoom.fr
1- Henrik Eriksson (1976, SE), Center of the World 5, drawing on polyester, 2007, Courtesy the artist & Angelika Knäpper Gallery, www.henrikeriksson.com
2- Christina Malbek (1971, DK), Into, airbrush on canvas, 197 x 300 cm, 2007, www.christinamalbek.com
3- Sigga Björg Sigurdardóttir (1977, IS), Demon Darling, drawing on paper, 2007. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Adler, Frankfurt and New York
4- Carl Hammoud (1976, SE), Revolution, oil on canvas, 69 x 96 cm,2007, www.carlhammoud.com
5- Carl Hammoud (1976, SE), Land, oil on canvas, 121 x 121 cm, 2007
6- Hannaleena Heiska (1973, FI), That Darkness Shall Be Eternal, oil on Mdf-board, 2007, artist's portfolio
7- Marc Strömberg, graphic design of the Exhibition, Marc Strömberg's website
Eleven hot young artists that came from the cold: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. They are gathered in Göteborg around the medium of painting, but they won't do as they're told: beside the oils on canvas or paper, one finds drawings, performance, digital graphic design... All were born in the 70's or even the 80's, and judging from the quality of the exhibited works, the Konsthall's words stand true: the future belongs to them.
Tomorrow Always Belongs to Us
June 5 through September 28, 08
+46 31 368 34 50
The entire range of Nuxe new 3 Roses Face Cares: Lait Démaquillant (Cleansing Milk), Lotion Tonique (Toning Lotion), Eau de Mousse Micellaire (Micellar Water Foam), Eau Démaquillante Micellaire (Micellar Cleansing Water), Exfoliant Doux Aromatique (Gentle Aromatic Scrub) and Masque Doux Aromatique (Gentle Aromatic Mask)
Come July, Nuxe is re-issuing its range of 3 Roses face cares. 90% of the new formula relies on natural ingredients, and it contains no paraben or phenoxyethanol. Cleansing milk, toning lotion, micellar water or micellar water foam: the line suits any skin-cleansing ritual.
With their incredibly creamy texture, the scrub and gentle aromatic mask are a perfect addition, to soothe us while making us beautiful.
Available in July, 08
1 and 2- Repetto store, rue du Four
3- Infante, T strap platform pump, patent leather "bouteille", 235€, Garbo, platform lace up pump, patent leather "flamme", 205€, Cendrillon, ballet flat, patent leather "noir", 125€
4- Hermione, Mary Jane ballet flat patent leather "noisette", 155€, Irina, T strap pump, patent leather "fumée", Faust, Mary Jane ballet flat, patent leather "noisette", 140€, Baya, T strap pump, patent leather "poison", 140€
Fall-winter 08-09 collection
There's no denying it: Marika Chaumet works well. After handling the renovation of the flagship Repetto store on the rue de la Paix, the interior decorator managed once again to reconcile the tutu spirit with our obsession for accessories inside the new rue du Four shop.
As in the days of childhood, the pointe and demi-pointe shoes await, neatly arranged inside their wooden compartments. The timber floor, barre and large mirror panels set the atmosphere of a dance studio, a special climate made even more palpable by the leotards, cache-coeur and assorted dancewear. The ballet flats, tango or cancan shoes stand to attention, strictly sorted by range and by color.
It's the discipline of an afternoon dance lesson all over, and we'd almost fear lest a severe saleswoman come armed with a stick to rectify our posture. So stand straight, contract your abs, keep your head up and shop gracefully please!
51, rue du Four Paris 6°
+33 1 45 44 98 65
Atypyk, Chic black confetti, 14€/$19.60
For carnivals of steel and iron.
Anish Kapoor, exhibition view at Gladstone Gallery,
530 West 21 Street, New York
Photo by David Regen
Copyright Anish Kapoor
Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York
May 12 through August 15, 08, Gladstone gallery, New York
1- Patrick Collins
(b. 1942, London, England
Lives in Australia since 1966)
Curtain call, 2003
Ceramic, earthenware, tin-glazed
Maiolica in-glaze painting
h 118 x w 85.5 x d 16 cm
2- Laurel Nannup
(b. 1943, Australia)
The lollie tree, 2001
printed in black ink,
from one block
58.2 h x 58.5 w cm
Gordon Darling Australasian
Print Fund 2006
It's summer, so the National Gallery in Canberra offers to climb up the trees.
Treescape is a panorama of the history of trees in art since 1850. The pictorialist photographs by John Kauffman (1864-1942), influenced by the blurry atmospheric effects found in etching, are succeeded by the black and white pictures of Ansel Adams (1902-1984), works of exceptional precision in which the barks are often featured close up.
More contemporary, Sally Smart's installation Family tree house (shadows and symptoms), created between 1999 and 2002, fills up an entire wall in one of the rooms. Hundreds of pieces of felt make up the shape of a life-sized tree inhabited by strange creatures and hybrid, unidentifiable objects - as the shadows that lurk within all family trees.
The Australian NGA does not forget the fauna that people the boughs; possums and bats carved in bark, ceramic koalas, green frogs and birds, all show up at some point.
Now let's get to Australia!
Treescape, April 12 through August 30, 08
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1- Char à voiles Oiseau des Sables, JRD, France, c. 1930-1950, painted metal, cloth and painted plaster (acquired in 1990, inv. 990.246)
2- Polly, mechanical swimming doll, Italy, c. 1950-1960, mechanical toy, plastic (acquired in 1991, inv. 991.282)
3- Requin longimane, China, 1989, plastic (gift from Monica Burckhardt, inv. 989.863.A)
4- Poissons rouges, Petitcollin, France, c. 1920-1930, painted celluloid (gift from Chambre syndicale des industries du jouet, 1979, inv. 46839.C)
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs' toys collection has been growing steadily since 1905. It re-opened in 2006 and since then shares some its treasures twice a year. For this summer session revolving around Water Games, the museum invited Gérard Deschamps, a prominent figure of the New Realism movement. Opposite windows filled with classic and contemporary toys, he created about twenty Pneumostructures, compositions that oscillate between the childish, the absurd and the fantastic, built from elements associated with aquatic leisure.
Gérard Deschamps, Jeux d'Eau, June 5 through November 16, 08
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli Paris 1er
+33 1 44 55 57 50
Exhibition page sur www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr
1- 54th St & 5th Ave, NYC 2005
2- Centre & Canal, NYC 2005
3- 50st St & 5th Ave - 2, NYC 2005
In Florian Böhm's photographs shot from carefully selected spots in New York, the studied framing and lighting turn the anonymous passers-by into such figures as people classical crowd paintings. The clever staging reveals the romance buried in the random ebb and flow of the street.
Florian Böhm, "Wait for Walk"
Young Gallery, Brussels, May 30 through September 4, 08
1 and 2- Miniatures of Alessi classics
Spring-summer 08 collection
As a tribute to the great designers who created iconic items for the brand, Alessi is reproducing a series of eleven miniature sculptures, identical (and fully fonctional !) replicas of the best-sellers which spelt its success during the last sixty years. A loose selection includes the "Bombé" teapot by Carlo Alessi (1945), the "9093" whistling kettle by Michael Graves (1985), or the shell-shaped kettle by Philippe Starck, "Hot Berthaa" (1990).
Champagne Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1995
3.000 to 4.000 bottles available, price on demand
Drink in moderation
The Clos d'Ambonnay is a tiny, exclusive vineyard, less than a hectare in size and girded by stone walls. It yields a Pinot noir of capital importance in the fine cépage mixes that have built the glory of the house of Krug. More than twenty years after Clos du Mesnil, Krug once again forsook for a moment the quest for the perfect assemblage to focus their efforts on a small piece of land and transform its grape into an exceptional fruit, destined to become a grand cru. The flavors of brioche, caramelized spices, wax and red fruit, precede a final note of rare persistence. Clos d'Ambonnay is the sixth jewel in the precious Krug line - the most delicious and secret in their crown.
1 to 7- New Blanc d'Ivoire store, rue de Saintonge
When walking down the rue du Pont-aux-Choux with its early XXth century workshop fronts, then down the rue de Poitou, now one of the trendiest fashion and design spots in Paris, one eventually stumbles upon a deserted little street of the Haut Marais, home to the brand new Blanc d'Ivoire store. The 400 m2 of this former industrial space are divided into 3 stories, bathed in white light filtered from an Eiffel glass roof. Envisioned as a lifestyle store, the new shop gathers almost all of the brand's ranges: textiles, tableware, furniture and other items... Concrete, metal and glass collide with soft patined wood inside this gigantic Blanc d'Ivoire loft. An apotheosis of urban ultra-chic Charme.
25, rue de Saintonge Paris 3°
01 42 77 09 35
1 and 2- Yorgos Papadopoulos, Ipomea and Heliconia, glass
3 to 5- Maggie Williams, hanging vases
6 to 8- Ruth Tomlinson, earrings and rings, Flora collection, precious metal and porcelain
9- Rachel Kelly, Leaf Branches
wall sticker, from £18 each
Margo Selby has invited artist Yorgos Papadopoulos to spend the summer at her new gallery-store in London. Along his creations in roughed-up glass will stand those by Maggie Williams, Ruth Tomlinson, Rachel Kelly and many more. Every medium is allowed - resin, porcelain, metal, fabric... the only restraint is the floral theme. All the pieces are for sale, starting at £10.
FLORA, May 29 through August 30, 08
4-11 Gallen Place, London WC1A 2JR
+44 (0)20 7242 6322
1- Géza Bornemisza, Rue du village, 1911, oil on canvas,
63,5 x 70 cm, Jill A Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III collection, Denver, Colorado
2- Sándor Ziffer, Paysage d’hiver à la barrière, early 1910's, oil on canvas, 91,5 x 109,3 cm, Hungarian National Galleries collection
3- Vilmos Perlrott Csaba, Rue à Nagybánya, 1909, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm, Haas Collection
4- Sándor Ziffer, Vieux pont à Nagybánya, 1908, oil on canvas, 50,5 x 65 cm, Lorenz Czell collection
Set up in collaboration with the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon and the Musée Matisse de Cateau-Cambrésis, the Fauves Hongrois exhibition, presented at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Céret, relies on the 2006 major retrospective at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest: Hungarian Fauves, from Paris to Nagybánya, 1904-1914. A selection of 110 paintings and 49 drawings, about half of the 2006 exhibition, draws the portrait of Hungarian fauvism, astride between national tradition and references to the Parisian avant-garde. The exhibition also examines the specifics of the various centers of Hungarian fauvism: Paris, Budapest, and Nagybánya, a tumultuous colony of artists in Transylvania. The works gathered, very rarely shown outside of Hungarian museums and collections, are signed by artists who went mostly unrecognized on the international scene, such as Géza Bornemisza, Béla Czóbel, Sándor Ziffer, Jozsef Rippl-Ronai, Vilmos Perlrott Csaba...
Fauves Hongrois, 1904-1914
June 22 through October 12, 08
Musée d'Art Moderne de Céret
8, Boulevard Maréchal Joffre
66403 Céret Cedex – France
+ 33 (0)4 68 87 27 76
Exhibition page on www.musee-ceret.com (in French only)
1- Oracles, 18K white or yellow gold pendants, 1.437 to 2.459€
2- Couronne de Vénus, rock crystal ball, 18K yellow gold and Gold pearl from the south seas, 2.385 €
3 and 4- Rainbow Wish, color bracelets, come in crocodile, galuchat, lizard, snake, and 18K gold clips paved with diamonds to attach a selection of charms, around 4.555€
Fall-winter 08-09 collection
at Franck & Fils in Paris and Browns in London
1- Budapest, Januar 1945, jüdisches Paar
2- 1941, Rußwolke, verbrannte Gebäude / black clouds, burnt buildings
Jewgeni Chaldej (1917-1997) is sometimes nicknamed the Soviet Robert Capa. Just like his American counterpart, he didn't photograph the war as a reporter, but rather as a soldier among soldiers, who shot with his camera instead of a rifle. His pictures do not document the Allied landing or the combat on the Atlantic front, but rather the awful conflict between Germany and the U.S.S.R.
Thus on display is the disaster at Murmansk, a town made of wood, burnt to ashes within 24 hours by 350 incendiary bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe.
In Budapest, after the city was liberated, a Jewish couple still wears the yellow star sewn into their clothes.
Elsewhere, German civilians committed suicide before the Allies marched in; a soldier is planting a flag with the hammer and sickle on top of the Reichstag. Stalin, clad in radiant white, sits as if enthroned at the Potsdam conference of 1945, and we can glimpse into the glacial eyes of Hermann Göring at his Nüremberg trial.
The exhibition at the Berlin museum Martin-Gropius-Bau will later travel towards Kiev, in the Ukraine, Chaldej's native country. Free works are shown alongside commissioned series - an opposition that lies at the root of the work as a news photographer. Part of this show's interest is in studying the way Chaldej managed to juggle both polarities.
Jewgeni Chaldej, The Important Moment
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, May 9 through July 28, 08
1 and 2- Matrix kitchen, design Paolo Piva e CR&S Varenna
3 and 4- Minimal kitchen, design Paolo Piva and CR&S Varenna
Already present in the showroom on avenue Kléber, Silvera kitchens are now granted a dedicated space with the opening of a new store in Paris' 17th: a two-story, 130-m² showroom on avenue Niel. The distributor works exclusively with Varenna, a subsidiary from famous Italian editor Poliform, and exhibits two collections: Matrix and Minimal. Geometric and sophisticated, both lines have lot in common. Introduced at the showroom in a glossy white version, Matrix sticks to the high-tech. Minimal, just as graphic, is a better match for natural materials such as wood or stone. On the basement floor, a materials library opens up a vast choice: wenge, ebony, ovangkol, oak, and many more eco-friendly essences.
83, avenue Niel Paris 17°
01 46 22 27 22