A graphic vision of our scented New Year card by Naomi Goodsir. Artwork by Studio NG.
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world” - Oscar Wilde.
Passing by Crime Passionnel, Hyskenstraede 14.
Christmas time in Tivoli Gardens.
Tivoli Gardens was founded in 1843 and has become a national treasure and an international attraction. Fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen visited many times, as did Walt Disney who even found the inspiration to his own Disney World here.
Part of Tivoli Gardens' secret is that there is something for everyone. The scenery is beautiful with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. At night, thousands of colored lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique.
For a drink/cocktail, we recommend RUBY, an institution in Denmark.
For dinner, try modern Dansish cuisine at the (Michelin rated) restaurant GEMYSE inside Tivoli Gardens
“TIMELINE” at the Galerie des Ponchettes in Nice (France), the artist creates an immersive environmental installation like a garden of delights, in which frescoes, ruins ans spontaneous vegetation offer an experience of time. The landscape dreamed up by Michel Blazy reveals what appear to be ancestral frescoes. Dotted with everyday objects - a hard disc, a brick, a pipe, a coat, a bottle - overrun with prolific vegetation, the space appears to belong to another time, like a forgotten ruin. In the center, a heap of coal is overgrown with vegetation, reborn from its ashes. A landscape drawn on an architectural scale like a post-romantic garden of meditation.
Feu, 2017 - Burnt wood, water, spontaneous vegetation.
Coat, 2013/2018 - Coat, spontaneous vegetation, water.
Maple and pipe, 2017 - Maple, pipe, earth.
“TIMELINE” at The Galerie des Ponchettes / MAMAC, Hors des Murs. July 7th /November 4th 2018. 7, Quai des Etats-Unis, Nice - France. www.mamac-nice.org
A new take on an emblematic ‘pièce de mode’, a cape by Naomi Goodsir for Amanda Harlech & Tim Walker (Vogue Italia Sept.issue 2018). Hand Stitched iridescent green elytra (in black it works as well).
Photos by Mr R.
SOMETIMES, LIFE GIVES YOU A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A CUSTOM MADE PIECE FOR SOME INCREDIBLY TALENTED ARTISTS IE: TIM WALKER (PHOTOGRAPHER) & AMANDA HARLECH (STYLIST). NOT EVEN A HAT, BUT A CAPE STITCHED WITH BEETLE WINGS. THANK YOU TIM & AMANDA- BEAUTIFUL!
A real pioneer, Yves Saint Laurent was the only fashion designer of his generation to systematically archive his work, beginning with the founding of the couture house. The heritage safeguarded by the foundation is a treasure-trove allowing us to discover the creative universe of Yves Saint Laurent.
The French architectural firm, founded and headed by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty. They have overseen numerous residential and public projects in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. While studying the couturier’s archives, Studio KO became intrigued by the duality between curved and straight lines, and between loose and precise approaches to cutting fabric. The facade of the building appears as an intersection of cubes with a lace-like covering of bricks, creating patterns that recall the weft and warp of fabric. As with the lining of a couture jacket, the interior is radically different: velvety, smooth and radiant.
The world acclaimed graphic designer, Jean-Marie Mauron known as "Cassandre" (1901 - 1968) designed the emblematic logo YSL.
Photos by Mr R.
PART 1 - On the way to the Spa & to the Pool.
L’Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, offers a delicate balance between conservation and transformation – a celebration of the spirit of Paris art de vivre.
Originally built in 1758, Hôtel de Crillon enjoys an unrivalled position overlooking Place de la Concorde. The legendary palace offers a refined and illustrious history, encapsulating the very best France has to offer.
In July 2017, after a major renovation, Hôtel de Crillon reopened offering an incomparable luxury with ecletic, art-driven spaces that culminate in an emotional crescendo …. Elegantly expressing the spirit of Paris.
Pictures by Mr R.
As a nocturnal flower, the tuberose expressES itS narcotic scent all THROUGH the night.
3 visions, 3 moments of time. 00.01 pm / 3.34 pm / 5.59 pm.
Credit : Mr R / Copyright © Goodsir Pty Ltd, 2018. All Rights Reserved.
“The French air cleans up the brain and does good – a world of good.” - Vincent Van Gogh
The dinner took place at NOEL Michelin awarded restaurant in Zagreb, on December 19th, 2018. Perfume connoisseurs were invited to discover several dishes & cocktails inspired by some perfumes, including Cuir Velours & Or du Sérail. Dinner by Juraj Sotosek Rihtarec, founder of BL'eauOG - Fine perfumes blog. Thank you Juraj.
Credit : Noel restaurant
A SPANIARD IN VENICE
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949) was the son of the Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838-1874) and, like his father, he started out as a painter. He moved to Venice in 1888 and his name has always been associated with that city. His highly eclectic tastes encompassed engraving, photography, furniture and lighting design, as well as stage design and stage lighting. In 1906, he turned his attentions to fabrics, with his “Knossos scarf” made of silk, printed with motifs inspired by Kamares pottery from the Minoan period. His dress designs liberated the female form. He reinterpreted the styles and motifs of Ancient Greece, the Middle-Ages and the Renaissance, and he created timeless, unwaisted pieces with soft, straight-hanging lines.
A FEW DAYS APART
Vilnius, day & night. It was raining, but the charm was still there. A wonderful city to visit.