13 contemporary perfumers, 39 perfumes including Nuit de Bakélite by Isabelle Doyen. A great honour. An exhibition by MUDAC Lausanne & Nez la revue from 15.02.19 till 16.06.19. An immersive experience that offers a glimpse into aspects of this applied art form that are often shrouded in secrecy. Here, design serves to elevate the art of perfumery. Perfumers : Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, Isabelle Doyen, Céline Ellena, Jean-Claude Ellena, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Olivia Giacobetti, Pierre Guillaume, Vero Kern, Patricia de Nicolai, Fabrice Pellegrin, Dominique Ropion, Maurice Roucel, Lorenzo Villoresi. Design by Studio Glithero.
ISABELLE DOYEN - Ninfeo Meo by Goutal Paris (2010) / Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez (2013) / Nuit de Bakélite by Naomi Goodsir (2017).
DOMINIQUE ROPION - Kenzo Jungle by Kenzo (1996) / Alien by Mugler (2005) / Portrait of a Lady by Editions de parfums Frédéric Malle (2010).
MAURICE ROUCEL - Tocade by Rochas (1994) / Insolence by Guerlain (2006) / Musc Ravageur by Editions de parfums Frédéric Malle (2000).
What an honour for Nuit de Bakélite (2017) to be affiliated with: Fracas by Piguet (1948), Giorgio Berverly Hills (1981), Poison by Dior (1985), Tubéreuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens (1998), Carnal Flower by Frédéric Malle (2000).
A graphic vision of our scented New Year card by Naomi Goodsir. Artwork by Studio NG.
“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
Our latest “surreal” installation at Pitti Fragranze dedicated to our “new dress code” …
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!
'Surreal' is an installation by Naomi Goodsir for the presentation of her new custom made bottle & box.
" This extensive volume delves into the world of fragrances - the iconic brands and the creative minds behind the most fabulous perfumes. Fascinating interviews with perfumers reveal their inspiration and explore topics such as signature scents. Try to describe a smell without thinking back to a place and time and it's impossible not o have all five senses come into play. Scent is immersed in our lives. It conjures up memories of travels and temperatures, feelings about people and things. Fragrance transports you and can make your heart skip a beat" .
A Scented World by author and design journalist Claire Bingham, we step inside the cradle of haute parfumerie and meet the talented aesthetes of the industry who are creating the most soothing and tantalizing scents for our olfactory receptors. Where does the future of fragrance lie? How does the creation of a new scent begin? How do you capture the essence of a moment and release it upon a person's skin? Combining art and science, a perfumer's philosophy is built on a passion for naturals and intuition. These fragrance heroes have the talent to take something every day and with a unique blend of ingredients, craft it into something exquisite. This book steps into the lives of the modern perfume elite and explores the environments where the magic takes place.
About the author - Claire Bingham is an interiors journalist who writes about design, travel, and style for several publications worldwide. Before becoming an author, including the teNeues books Modern Living and A beautiful Mess, she was the Home Editor for Elle Decoration U.K. and her insightful work has been featured in international glossies, including Vogue Living and Architectural Digest. Scouring the globe for inspiring interiors and discovering the talents behind the scenes, she ultimately writes about homes full of character-be it modern-day glamour or old world, disheveled charm.
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.
A dear friend & textile artisan took me to an exhibition in Paris at The Chapelle Expiatoire. It was amazing to discover such a talented textile artist as Simone Pheulpin.
Born in 1941, Simone Pheulpin is a French textile sculptor who lives and works in the Vosges. Her works are the result of an instinctive expression that uses both the suppleness and firmness of an untreated, natural material, a simple non-bleached cotton. From her fabric strips and thousands of pins, a veritable vocabulary of forms and shapes with an organic allure, a supernatural world where surprising rocks and the seabed take form, sprung from her spirit and guided by her hands.
Simone Pheulpin was selected for Craft Prize 2018 of the Foundation Loewe.She's the only french artist on the list of 30 finalists from 86 countries on 5 continents.
We were very happy & proud to attend on May 9th, 2018, during the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the 10th Years Anniversary of ADASTRA FILMS. In 2008, Renaud Coutaudier contributed to Sébastien Aubert & David Guiraud first film budget, as Executive Producer for "Le Tonneaux des Danaïdes" short film.
10 years later, Adastra Films will release on July 11th, 2018, an 81' Narrative Feature - THE STRANGE ONES (Trailer here).
Synopsis: In "The Strange Ones", mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.
Directed by: Christopher RADCLIFF & Lauren WOLKSTEIN, Written by: Christopher RADCLIFF & Lauren WOLKSTEIN, Production: Stay Gold Features, ADASTRA FILMS, and Relic Pictures in association with Archer Gray, Gamechanger Films, and Storyboard Entertainment, Cast: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones
Founded in 2008 by Sébastien Aubert & David Guiraud, ADASTRA FILMS is a film company based in Cannes, France. The company has produced the feature film "Brides" (awarded at the Berlinale 2014), "The Strange Ones" (official competition at SXSW 2017 and Jury Award at Champs Elysées Film Festival 2017) and 16 short films, including 4 selections at Sundance. Today ADASTRA FILMS gathers more than 1500 selections and 300 festival awards worldwide. The company is awarded Best Emerging Producer by France Télévisions in 2014 and one of the « Futurs Leaders de la production » by Screen Daily magazine during Cannes Film Festival 2015.
The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London
An exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London until Sunday, 27th January 2019. www.vam.ac.uk
Within the Independent category, Nuit de Bakélite was awarded a Golden Pear.
With just seven awards handed out a year, The Art and Olfaction Award is designed to raise interest and awareness for independent perfumers, artisan perfumers, and experimental practitioners with scent on an international scale. By shining a spotlight on perfumery’s most outstanding creators, we hope to help generate support for independent practices in perfumery as a whole.
The Golden Pears are a program of The Institute for Art and Olfaction a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, USA.
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.
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.
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Bourgeois’s printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,200 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. The Museum of Modern Art has a prized archive of this material, and the exhibition will highlight works from the collection along with rarely seen loans. A special installation will fill the Museum’s Marron Atrium.
Exhibition "An Unfolding Portrait" through January 28th, 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art https://www.moma.org/
Posta Magazine, Russia. Quite cool animations, indeed ! Article by Maya Beloglinskaya for Posta Magazine. Animations by Alex Baltsevich.