Luxury BOUTIQUE Hotel for
Hotel B is a 17-bedroom boutique hotel located just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean Coast in the bohemian Barranco district surrounded by galleries, restaurants and bars.
The House a "casona", or colonial mansion, is a pristine example of the 1920’s Belle Époque, originally built as a summer seaside retreat for President Augusto Leguía when Peru was celebrating 100 years of independence and Lima had been transformed for the occasion. Read More
AWAKEN YOUR SENSES
REPORT FROM A VISIT TO GRASSE
- THE CAPITAL OF PERFUME
CÔTE D'AZUR, FRANCE
Words: Sidsel Solmer Eriksen
We arrived in Grasse the last day of April in a breath-taking landskape with jasmin-infused mountain air. The city which is known as the 'Capital of Perfume' due to the area's bountiful fauna rich in flowers, is a one-hour drive from Nice Airport, and it feels like a different world altogether. The small city center of Grasse feels like a re-encounter with the holiday world of your childhood, a maze-like alley-city small enough to walk through in half an house and big enough to explore a new corner every time of the day. Read More
CLUB MONACO at NOMA
CMatNoma is a pop-up concept store curated by the team at Club Monaco at the world famous restaurant Noma restaurant in Copenhagen.
by Artist & Writer
David Batchelor (1955) is a Scottish artist, writer, and a Senior Tutor in Critical Theory in the Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited widely in the UK, continental Europe, the United States and Latin America; written several books, Minimalism (1997), Chromophobia (2000) and The Luminous and the Grey (2014), is the editor of Colour (2008) and contributed to a number of journals including Artscribe, Frieze (magazine), and Artforum. David was a member of Tate Britain Council from 2002-5, an advisory body on development and programming at Tate Britain. Two of his works are held in the collection of Tate.
The notion that colour is bound up with the fate of Western culture sounds odd, and not very likely. But this is what I want to argue: that colour has been the object of extreme prejudice in Western culture. For the most part, this prejudice has remained unchecked and passed unnoticed. And yet it is a prejudice that is so all-embracing and generalized that, at one time or another, it has enrolled just about every other prejudice in its service. If its object were a furry animal, it would be protected by international law. But its object is, it is said, almost nothing, even though it is at the same time a part of almost everything and exists almost everywhere. It is, I believe, no exaggeration to say that, in the West, since Antiquity, colour has been systematically marginalized, reviled, diminished and degraded. Generations of philosophers, artists, art historians and cultural theorists of one stripe or another have kept this prejudice alive, warm, fed and groomed. As with all prejudices, its manifest form, its loathing, masks a fear: a fear of contamination and corruption by something that is unknown or appears unknowable. This loathing of colour, this fear of corruption through colour, needs a name: chromophobia. Read More
ANDREAS BOZARTH FORNELL
Bozarthfornell Architects is an office for architecture and design, founded 2010 by Andreas Bozarth Fornell. The office has a diverse portfolio and works within all different fields of architecture but the main focus so far is within the world of fashion retail for an impressive client list and project with brands like Acne, Sandro and Repossi. In this private Q&A Founder and Creative Director Andreas Bozarth Fornel gives us an insight in Bozath Fornell’s finely calibrated balance of fashion and nonchalance and his personal concept of the colour white. Read More