This exhibition will feature more than four hundred works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last thirty-five years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. A notoriously private individual, the exhibition will be the first retrospective of Rosenthal’s work in America; the only other major exhibition of Rosenthal’s work was held in 2002 at Somerset House in London. Continue reading to view additional details.
La Maison Lapérouse was founded in 1766 by Lefèvre, beverage manufacturer to the King, who purchased this former hôtel particulier from Forget, ‘Master of Water and Forests’ for Louis XIV.
Lefèvre’s business blossomed after he converted the establishment into one of “Marchand de vin” (wine merchant), and after the demolition of the Couvent des Grands Augustins across the street, and the construction, in its place, of the Marché de la Vallée, specialized in the sale of poultry and game. The establishment rapidly gained notoriety for the quality of its food as well as the presence of a curious turnstile that indicated how many bottles should be brought up from the glorious wine cellar.
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From the 15th November 2013 to 9th March 2014, London’s Design Museum invites you into the world of fashion designer Paul Smith, a world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty. Looking to the future as well as celebrating his career to date, the exhibition will reference Paul Smith’s influences and fashion designs, charting the rise of one of the world’s leading fashion brands.
Drawing on Paul’s personal archive, from the company’s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today the “Hello, my name is Paul Smith” exhibition will explore how the designer’s unique creative intuition together with an understanding of the roles of designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for the company’s lasting success and offer a unique insight into the magnificent mind of Paul Smith. Read more about the Exhibition on PaulSmith.co.uk.
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J.Crew has been taking London by storm this year, first with a pop-up boutique at the new Central Saint Martins King’s Cross campus, and more recently with the unveiling of the Regent Street flagship store. Accompanying this outpost of the brand are two smaller shops including a menswear boutique located in Lamb’s Conduit Street and the womenswear boutique located at Brompton Cross in Chelsea. The Brompton Cross location houses the more upscale J.Crew Collection and is presented alongside selections from local antique dealers and illustrator’s like Tanya Ling. Continue reading to view additional images.
The Fat Radish is a simple, elegant and airy room that still retains the industrial feel of London’s original Covent Garden marketplace. The cuisine does not fall into one particular category but rather returns to a way of eating before food was constantly classified. The menu is bound by one philosophy , simple, healthy, delicious dishes created with well-sourced, seasonal ingredients. See TheFatRadishNYC.com for additional information. Also have a look at TheFatRadish-Cookbook.Tumblr.com for sample recipes from the restaurants upcoming cookbook.
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A triumphant show combines the two best collections of John Singer Sargent’s dazzling watercolors. ”Prepare for bedazzlement.”—The New York Times.
“To live with Sargent’s water-colours is to live with sunshine captured and held,” according to the painter’s first biographer. Presenting more than 90 of Sargent’s dazzling works, this exhibition, co-organized with the Brooklyn Museum, combines for the first time the two most significant collections of watercolor paintings by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), images created by a consummate artist with daring compositional strategies and a complex technique. “John Singer Sargent Watercolors” also celebrates a century of Sargent watercolors at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
“John Singer Sargent Watercolors” offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to view the magnificent works Sargent produced between 1902 and 1911, when he was at the height of his artistic powers and internationally recognized as the greatest American painter of his age. His bold and experimental approach to the medium caused a sensation in Britain and great excitement in America. The Brooklyn and Boston holdings (never before explored in a focused exhibition), were purchased by the two museums straight from Sargent’s only two American watercolor exhibitions, held at Knoedler Gallery in New York. (Brooklyn acquired its collection in 1909, and the MFA in 1912.) These daringly conceived compositions (along with a select group of oils), made in Spain and Portugal, Greece, Switzerland and the Alps, regions of Italy, Syria and Palestine, demonstrate the unity of Sargent’s artistic vision after the turn of the 20th century, when he sought to liberate himself from the burden of portrait commissions and to devote himself instead to painting scenes of landscape, labor, and leisure.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue exploring Sargent’s engagement with watercolor painting and examining the technical mastery that led to such brilliant work. Read More About the Exhibition on the Museum’s website, MFA.org.
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Smiths Artique is a vintage clothing store located in the Shibuya section of Tokyo. Part of a group of stores that also includes BLAX SMITH vintage and Smith Bros., the shop specialises in European designer goods and is particularly renowned for it’s selection of Chanel bags. 代官山9-7 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0034. See Ameblo.jp/smithswebreport for more information.
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The Cavalier is a new restaurant concept by Restaurateurs Anna Weinberg, James Nicholas and Chef Jennifer Puccio, owners and creators of the critically acclaimed restaurants Marlowe and Park Tavern. Both restaurants earned three stars from The San Francisco Chronicle in addition to being listed as one their lauded “Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants”. 360 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. See TheCavalierSF.com for more information. Continue reading to view additional images.
La Maison Roger Vivier presents a retrospective exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris from October 2nd to November 18th 2013. Titled Virgule, Etc. the exhibition was curated by Musée Galliera’s director Olivier Saillard. Visit PalaisdeTokyo.com for additional information.
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The Parisian concept shop and gallery Arty Dandy is one of the best of it’s kind in any city. A quirky mixture of luxury goods and trendy kitsch items, the store pulls off hip in the way only the French can manage, where nothing seems contrived and you simply want everything in the store. From collectible objects, to emerging handbag designers or the latest witty slogan t-shirt Arty Dandy always has an intruiging selection of stock on and offer is a must visit. 1 Rue de Furstemberg 75006 Paris, France. Also see ArtyDandy.com.
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