Dear readers, I have been a Banksy fan for many years, and still remember spotting his original spray paint art in East London when he started his work. I was really inspired by his graphics and used them in some experimental textile art, about 16 years ago to express my protest against mindless consumerism. You … Continue reading Banksy Pop-Up Shop in London (Gross Domestic Product)
As many people around the world - fashion professionals and lovers - I am saddened about the passing of Karl Lagerfeld. I have loved this man's creations and incredible personality since childhood and several blogs are dedicated to him. - I would like to re-post this article below to commemorate his greatness. Rest in eternal … Continue reading Goodbye Karl Lagerfeld
Dear readers, Creating art and collecting art can produce a synergy between two individuals who value each other's participation. Vogue published a useful guide called 6 Tips For Becoming An Art Collector and suggest that a collector should support emerging artists, not worry about the yield and approach artists directly, avoiding the intermediary gallery. But … Continue reading Creating and selling art: Successful in your lifetime?
Dear Readers, Some of you have been asking me to post a new article and I have listened. Here is a thought-provoking, tongue-and-cheek take on paradox thinking and cultural conundrums. I really loved putting it together and I hope you will have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. Enjoy! xx It's … Continue reading KITSCH! Is it a cultural asset or just bad taste?
Hello my lovely readers! I am spending part of my summer in London and I thought I'd blog about my favourite things to do. In a way, it's my secret London, those special spots and places that not all Londoner have visited and few tourists might know about. They are less crowded and give a … Continue reading My Secret London in Summer – Top 10
How exciting! Kansai Yamamoto is one of my favourite designers who I have previously reported on when I discovered a cool sweater in London's Hammersmith! And now the Brooklyn Museum is hosting Kansai Yamamoto in person, who will be speaking to Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic for the New York Times. If … Continue reading The Brooklyn Museum is talking to Kansai Yamamoto about David Bowie – May 17th!
Today, I would like to repost this report which recently appeared on NHK World (Japan) about Junko Watanabe and her cloth books. Not to be confused with the famous fashion designer Junya Watanabe, Junka has been using textile design in a way which reaches the youngest members of our society. Children with disabilities or difficulties … Continue reading Junko Watanabe’s interactive textile designs reaching disabled children
Papercutting, not paper cuts, is what this post is about: Here is someone who Ron Orp found first, and which I would like to pass on: Beautiful creations by artist Maude White who cuts paper into...well...white doves! (And other birds, too.) And here is what Maude writes on her artist page: "I am currently working … Continue reading Maude. White. Doves. Tomoko. Shioyasu.
BERLIN : THE CITIY OF CONTRASTS - OLD and NEW Yes! I went to Berlin for a meeting and got to explore "Mitte". What I found on Brunnenstraße was a very cool pop-up store called "INLAND" featuring Scandinavian fashion from Finland. Furthermore, there were reversible kiss-n-tell pillowcases ... … Continue reading Berlin: fashion, cafés and sparrows + INLAND pop-up fashion store report
St.Petersburg - what a city! I've just returned from a 2-week stay in this beautiful town and I'd like to share some impressions with you. There is the exquisite architecture - which makes the street's facades like a museum. I spent hours twisting my neck in the weirdest positions, just to have a look … Continue reading Street Shots from St. Petersburg – a city of exquisite architecture mixed with modern elements