The Metropolitan Museum exhibited an important acquisition added to its private collection last year: the coffin of Nedjemankh, a priest of Heryshef god from Heraklepolis. This piece was running as the centrepiece of a Met exhibition, just until this week, when the institution announced today that it will return it to the Egyptian government after discovering that it had been looted in 2011. A Met spokesman says the coffin was purchased...

Many times many things appear when works are done in an old building, but nobody was prepared for what the architects hired by the firm Óscar de la Renta to found when they threw a wall. The discovery is literally historical: three meters high and six meters wide XVII century mural preserved in really good condition. The artistic treasure was located behind a wall that was thrown on the second floor of...

Fans of spirited and playful watches have a new prospect to mull: whether to buy a limited-edition timepiece featuring a design painted by the singular artist Pigcasso, or not to buy a watch painted by a pig. These two contrary ideas might be the most considered between Swatch fans since Tuesday, when the brand announced its latest collaboration launched in time with the Chinese Year of the Pig. This new...

The Icelandic artist Kristjana S Williams combines Victorian prints with digital technology to create really personal artworks. Full of creatures and exotic landscapes, her last two projects have catapulted her to fame making her develop some senses like her nose, when creating collage for a perfumer brand, and hearing, when designing the cover for an LP. Working between antique picture books and a huge printer, Kristjana S Williams puts together small...

Internet and social media are the most effective channels to share and viralize content. So that, many challenges have come to light in the past months, filling our day to day with extravagant headlines: the “Ice Bucket Challenge” (throwing buckets of ice water), the “Water Bottle Flip Challenge” (throw a bottle and make it fall) or even the legendary “Harlem Shake Dance Challenge”...

A big number of critics have declared that “Roma” is the best movie of the year. This intimate film signed by the Mexican Director Alfonso Cuarón has thrown him back to the popularity for returning to the realist mode of his breakthrough “Y Tu Mamá También”. Despite the devastating success of these two titles, Cuarón has also directed some excellent fantasy and science fiction films as “Harry Potter and the...

Since Michel Parmigiani founded Parmigiani Fleurier 23 years ago, in 1996, he has been known for creating some of the most inspiring watches that take their roots from historical pieces. He has been recognized as a master restorer of antique clocks, reinterpreting some of the finest pieces from yesteryear. A recurring story that is repeated also in the case of the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole; a mechanical pocket watch inspired by...

After few days of swirling rumours, the 45 participant galleries have today received an email from Art Stage’s president Lorenzo Rudolf confirming 2019 edition call off. It read, “I’m sorry to have to inform you that as president of Art Stage Singapore, I am forced to immediately stop the preparations for this edition and so to cancel the fair. The given circumstances, about which we shortly will inform you, unfortunately...

The Adventures of Tintin and Popeye The Sailor Man where both published right 90 years ago to become two of the most popular characters in the XX century. Both were born nine decades ago, in January 1929, the year of the crash, which was associated in history at the beginning of the Great Depression and which, however, started with these two foundational milestones of the ninth art as the supreme...

The museum created by the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida was opened in 2000 by himself to exhibit the greatest part of his work. But since 2011, after the artist´s decease and the economic crisis, this space could only be visited by appointment. The family is now happy to confirm the full reopening of the spaces of the museum that include a farmhouse building and a 12-hectare forest. In the heart of...

When María Félix entered Cartier’s Paris, rue de la Paix, Store in the mid 70’s she was not alone. We know that this happened more than 40 years ago, back in 1975, but it is still a good story to tell, because the Mexican ac  tress matched into the boutique with a baby crocodile in an aquarium. How many times have you heard something like that? The reason the reptile...

The official 2019 colour is not just about a charming and warm pink. Pantone official describes Living Coral as a warm and welcomingcolour, but versatile and life-affirming. As per every year, the election of the Pantone colour affects in a direct way to art & design; flooding from street fashion and haute couture, to interior design and decoration. So that, this colour will be the total protagonist for 2019, starring all...

The Palazzo Raveggi is 500 years old. After a great reform job carried out by the same team as the Sistine Chapel respecting the original design of the space, this palace hosts now Casa Iris. Casa Iris is a five-star hotel located in the Italian Tuscany. James Valeri and Matthew Adams left New York West Village searching for a classic beauty. Searching for this eternity around the world, they were lucky to...

After the sad decrease of the popular fashion designer, David Deling, its colleague Gorka Postigo decided to relaunch the brand at keep the idol alive. So that, this July 2018 the brand David Delfin came back to the stage. Now, just a few months later, the brand launches a collaboration with Levi's. This cobranding recovers David Delfin´s ant, one of the most memorable graphics of the Spanish fashion designer. The collaboration can be...

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