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London: Highlights

Ι’ve already talked you about the Alexander McQueen exhibition and the afternoon tea experience at Sketch, but my recent trip to London had more highlights:
The Tate Modern permanent collection and the room-scale artwork “Making Traces” by mark Rothko.
The “39 Steps” play that I watched at Criterion Theater.
The dinner at Wolseley, the art-deco glamorous cafe-restaurant at Mayfair.
The cocktails at Jin Juu.
The Fortnum & Mason pistachio & clotted cream cookies.
The flowers shops.

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Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works

During the last years of her life Louise Bourgeois transformed her lived materials, such as old tablecloth and bed linen, into art,
by cutting up and restitching them. An attempt of psychological repair.
“I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned.
The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole”.

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© Louise Bourgeois Trust Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Photo: Christopher Burke

Atopos Unlocked

Atopos Unlocked, the new program of Atopos CVC continues with Clo’e Foirat from France, who took over the premises of Atopos and produced original works for the new subject matter:
The depiction of the naked human body and how it is captured by the new generation of artists of Tumblr and social media.
Furthermore, Atopos presents an exhibition of British designer Craig Green and of the Atopos Paper Fashion collection.
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Takashi Murakami for yoox.com

The internationally renowned art critic Francesco Bonami has been appointed as the new curator of yoox.com’s art section. To celebrate the beginning of this collaboration, yoox.com debuts a unique artwork by one of the most innovative Japanese artists.

Takashi Murakami has created a limited edition of 125 pieces, hand-signed and numbered by the artist himself and entitled “Contemplating Dark Matter” and “Standing on the Bridge Linking Space and Time”, exclusively for yoox.com.

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Contemplating Dark Matter, 2014
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Standing on the bridge linking space and time, 2014

 

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“The collaboration between contemporary art and fashion is of great effect. It’s what makes people open their eyes. I always get my new ideas from these collaborations, this is why I like to collaborate with yoox.com. I believe contemporary art is a tag for the history, while fashion is an approach for movement”. Takashi Murakami

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La vie de chateau

Crossing the Loir Valley with all the memorable medieval and renaissance chateaux of the area around the river, was definitely one of the best parts of my roadtrip.

Highlights:
The gardens and the labyrinth at Chateau de Chenonceau are competing in beauty the main building with the arches
and the lush rooms.
The black mourning bedroom of Louise of Lorraine was enchanting, decorated with feathers (from the old French word “penne”, meaning sorrow), silver tears, grave-diggers shovels, widows’ cordons and crowns of thorns after her husbands assassination.
The local methode champenoise is the best sparkling wine outside Champagne.
Cheese again and again. I think I’ve tried every type of chevre that exists out there.
The duck salad at Le pot de Lapin.
Breathtaking view from the castle of Chinon.
The painteresque medieval town of Saumur, built by the river, and its charming chateau.
The countryside and the routes alongside the Loir river is something that cannot be missed.

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Fashion Room Service XXL

The biggest FRS so far took place in several buildings of Athens, including the lately renewed Grecotel boutique Hotel “Pallas Athena” and Fashion Workshop by Vicky Kaya.

The highlights:
The rooms and suites of Pallas Athena look gorgeous and youthful, with graffitis and art pieces all around and in every single room. Suite “Octopussy” is definitely my favorite.
The knits of Pepper Vally made by greek organic cotton and wool.
The sunglasses of Deepshallowexposition with round lenses and their debut collection of bangles and cuffs.
The summer collection of V Society and especially the silk dresses.
The perforated leather skirts of Anna Veneti.
The DeuxHommes, Somf and Atelier Loukia installations at Fashion Workshop Building II were a smash hit.

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