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Barcelona, Morocco & Saint Petersburg added to the Louis Vuitton travel book series
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Barcelona, Morocco & Saint Petersburg added to the Louis Vuitton travel book series

Travel THE LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK SERIES ADDS BARCELONA, MOROCCO, AND SAINT PETERSBURG TO ITS DESTINATIONS. IN SPRING 2020, LOUIS VUITTON LAUNCHES THREE NEW TITLES WITHIN ITS TRAVEL BOOK SERIES BY ARTISTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. THIS YEAR, FRENCH FIGURATIVE PAINTER MARC DESGRANDCHAMPS REVEALS THE LINES OF AN EVANESCENT BARCELONA, CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTIST MARCEL DZAMA MAKES MOROCCO VIBRANT WITH HIS BEWITCHING STROKE, AND AMERICAN FASHION ILLUSTRATOR KELLY BEEMAN INSTILLS FINESSE INTO A SAINT PETERSBURG FULL OF MOMENTUM.   The Louis Vuitton Travel Book series is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.   Heirs of the Louis Vuitton Carnets de Voyage series, which for nearly twenty years captured the urban adventures of a few illustrators and watercolourists, the Travel Book offers a new, contemporary vision of travel, exploring both remote wildernesses and cities that never sleep. Each artist explores a country previously unknown to them. They confront an unfamiliar place with a viewpoint sharpened by the surprise of the unknown or stimulated by the pleasure of rediscovery.   This vision of a place as a blank, unlined page inspires incisive commentaries that may be narrative, affectionate, satirical or picturesque. Going beyond the pictorial vocation of these travel journals, the series highlights the rich aesthetic horizons of art. The creative worlds on show are highly diverse: during their travels, these artists from various corners of the world were free to choose their mode of expression and communicated their views of other places through drawing, painting, collage, contemporary art, illustration, cartoons or manga. Some of the original works born from the journeys, whether gurative or more allusive, have been acquired by Louis Vuitton and will join the collection of contemporary art being put together by the company, enriching it with the diversity of viewpoints represented.   For each new title, a limited edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by the artist will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores. From May 2020, the new artists' video interviews are visible on louisvuitton.com and Louis Vuitton Youtube channel. Discover the rst Google Lens and Louis Vuitton collaboration in Icinori's Seoul Travel Book, a new way to bring this volume to life by connecting immersive digital content to the physical images on the pages. A veritable interactive travel experience. THE LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK SERIES ADDS BARCELONA, MOROCCO, AND SAINT PETERSBURG TO ITS DESTINATIONS. IN SPRING 2020, LOUIS VUITTON LAUNCHES THREE NEW TITLES WITHIN ITS TRAVEL BOOK SERIES BY ARTISTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. THIS YEAR, FRENCH FIGURATIVE PAINTER MARC DESGRANDCHAMPS REVEALS THE LINES OF AN EVANESCENT BARCELONA, CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTIST MARCEL DZAMA MAKES MOROCCO VIBRANT WITH HIS BEWITCHING STROKE, AND AMERICAN FASHION ILLUSTRATOR KELLY BEEMAN INSTILLS FINESSE INTO A SAINT PETERSBURG FULL OF MOMENTUM.   The Louis Vuitton Travel Book series is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.   Heirs of the Louis Vuitton Carnets de Voyage series, which for nearly twenty years captured the urban adventures of a few illustrators and watercolourists, the Travel Book offers a new, contemporary vision of travel, exploring both remote wildernesses and cities that never sleep. Each artist explores a country previously unknown to them. They confront an unfamiliar place with a viewpoint sharpened by the surprise of the unknown or stimulated by the pleasure of rediscovery.   This vision of a place as a blank, unlined page inspires incisive commentaries that may be narrative, affectionate, satirical or picturesque. Going beyond the pictorial vocation of these travel journals, the series highlights the rich aesthetic horizons of art. The creative worlds on show are highly diverse: during their travels, these artists from various corners of the world were free to choose their mode of expression and communicated their views of other places through drawing, painting, collage, contemporary art, illustration, cartoons or manga. Some of the original works born from the journeys, whether gurative or more allusive, have been acquired by Louis Vuitton and will join the collection of contemporary art being put together by the company, enriching it with the diversity of viewpoints represented.   For each new title, a limited edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by the artist will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores. From May 2020, the new artists' video interviews are visible on louisvuitton.com and Louis Vuitton Youtube channel. Discover the rst Google Lens and Louis Vuitton collaboration in Icinori's Seoul Travel Book, a new way to bring this volume to life by connecting immersive digital content to the physical images on the pages. A veritable interactive travel experience.

Soho House Amsterdam
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Soho House Amsterdam

Design Soho House Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House has 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and Cecconi's restaurant & Cowshed spa on the ground floor.     The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking. On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area. On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open. Next door, is a DJ booth for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls. On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms. The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.     The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House. The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs. Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor.   The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa, the Allis Bar and private hire rooms. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics. The Allis Bar is a lounge and bar serving light meals and cocktails, offering a slice of the House’s relaxed atmosphere to the public. The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am, making it the perfect spot for both early aperitifs and late-night drinks.     There are three private hire spaces, which have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 80 guests. These spaces can be hired separately, and two can be combined with the main Allis Bar area.     The Soho House Amsterdam art collection, curated by head of collections for Soho House Kate Bryan, is made up of works by local artists; showing a contemporary take on 15th and 16th century Dutch art. The collection acknowledges the history of Dutch art; a self-portrait wall in homage to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, two of the greatest self portraitists, works dealing with landscape that reference the great golden age of Dutch landscape oil painters, and a series of still life works in Cecconi’s.     The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.           Soho House Amsterdam Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands www.sohohouseamsterdam.com Soho House Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House has 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and Cecconi's restaurant & Cowshed spa on the ground floor.     The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking. On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area. On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open. Next door, is a DJ booth for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls. On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms. The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.     The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House. The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs. Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor.   The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa, the Allis Bar and private hire rooms. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics. The Allis Bar is a lounge and bar serving light meals and cocktails, offering a slice of the House’s relaxed atmosphere to the public. The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am, making it the perfect spot for both early aperitifs and late-night drinks.     There are three private hire spaces, which have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 80 guests. These spaces can be hired separately, and two can be combined with the main Allis Bar area.     The Soho House Amsterdam art collection, curated by head of collections for Soho House Kate Bryan, is made up of works by local artists; showing a contemporary take on 15th and 16th century Dutch art. The collection acknowledges the history of Dutch art; a self-portrait wall in homage to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, two of the greatest self portraitists, works dealing with landscape that reference the great golden age of Dutch landscape oil painters, and a series of still life works in Cecconi’s.     The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.           Soho House Amsterdam Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands www.sohohouseamsterdam.com

SmithDavidson Gallery in Amsterdam exhibits with Zhuang Hong Yi
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SmithDavidson Gallery in Amsterdam exhibits with Zhuang Hong Yi

Art After Miami and Mexico City, SmithDavidson Gallery in Amsterdam presents a new solo exhibition of Zhuang Hong Yi from July 3rd until September 5th, 2020. The gallery celebrates 10 years of collaboration with the Chinese artist. The exhibition 'In Bloom' shows a colorful selection of floral landscapes and collage paintings with prominent use of origami rice paper.     Zhuang Hong Yi is currently one of the most celebrated international Chinese artists. He experiments with medium, technique, scale and above all with color. His work is sometimes bold and expressive, at other times delicate and impressionistic. The artist mostly works three dimensional and always layered with color and meaning. The optical illusions in his illuminating use of paint make the canvas shimmer like a rising sun, while the changing colors in the 'Flowerbed' series are reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.     All elements of nature appear in the intriguing and sculptural works of Zhuang Hong Yi combined with Eastern and Western influences. The flower motif, a significant image in Chinese culture, dominates his paintings. Utilizing hand-cut and folded pieces of painted rice paper, the works  represent traditional Chinese aesthetics.     Zhuang Hong Yi (Sichuan, 1962) started his artistic education at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing and finished at Minerva Art Academy in Groningen. Since 1992 he has lived and worked between the Netherlands and Beijing. The artist has exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world. In the Netherlands at Kunsthal Rotterdam (1999), Groninger Museum (2001 and 2007) and Museum de Zwarte Tulp in Lisse (2019). In 2013 his work was selected for the Venice Biennale.      Smith Davidson Gallery, founded in 1969 and with three locations in Amsterdam, Miami and Mexico City, has represented Zhuang Hong Yi for the past ten years. David Smith and Gabriëlle Davidson presented the artist at leading art fairs such as Art Miami, Expo Chicago, PAN Amsterdam, TEFAF Maastricht and Zona Maco in Mexico City. In 2021 a solo exhibition in Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in Saint Petersburg is planned. The autonomous work of Hong Yi is held in numerous esteemed public and private collections worldwide.     www.smith-davidson.com After Miami and Mexico City, SmithDavidson Gallery in Amsterdam presents a new solo exhibition of Zhuang Hong Yi from July 3rd until September 5th, 2020. The gallery celebrates 10 years of collaboration with the Chinese artist. The exhibition 'In Bloom' shows a colorful selection of floral landscapes and collage paintings with prominent use of origami rice paper.     Zhuang Hong Yi is currently one of the most celebrated international Chinese artists. He experiments with medium, technique, scale and above all with color. His work is sometimes bold and expressive, at other times delicate and impressionistic. The artist mostly works three dimensional and always layered with color and meaning. The optical illusions in his illuminating use of paint make the canvas shimmer like a rising sun, while the changing colors in the 'Flowerbed' series are reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.     All elements of nature appear in the intriguing and sculptural works of Zhuang Hong Yi combined with Eastern and Western influences. The flower motif, a significant image in Chinese culture, dominates his paintings. Utilizing hand-cut and folded pieces of painted rice paper, the works  represent traditional Chinese aesthetics.     Zhuang Hong Yi (Sichuan, 1962) started his artistic education at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing and finished at Minerva Art Academy in Groningen. Since 1992 he has lived and worked between the Netherlands and Beijing. The artist has exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world. In the Netherlands at Kunsthal Rotterdam (1999), Groninger Museum (2001 and 2007) and Museum de Zwarte Tulp in Lisse (2019). In 2013 his work was selected for the Venice Biennale.      Smith Davidson Gallery, founded in 1969 and with three locations in Amsterdam, Miami and Mexico City, has represented Zhuang Hong Yi for the past ten years. David Smith and Gabriëlle Davidson presented the artist at leading art fairs such as Art Miami, Expo Chicago, PAN Amsterdam, TEFAF Maastricht and Zona Maco in Mexico City. In 2021 a solo exhibition in Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in Saint Petersburg is planned. The autonomous work of Hong Yi is held in numerous esteemed public and private collections worldwide.     www.smith-davidson.com

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New Dutch travel brand NORTVI starts a revolution in the travel industry
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New Dutch travel brand NORTVI starts a revolution in the travel industry

Accessories   "Why is there not yet a suitcase brand that combines design and sustainability and is also fashionable?". Introducing NORTVI: a new premium travel brand that makes the most beautiful high-end travel products from eco-friendly materials. The brand proves that sustainable can also be beautiful with their eye-catching suitcase line that can be personalized during every trip. NORTVI is committed to a total renewal of the current old-fashioned suitcase industry where design and sustainability have never gone hand in hand before.     NORTVI COLLECTION:   Unique and Groundbreaking: The NORTVI series is characterized by an exciting and aesthetic design. The products are completely designed by hand and are made as much as possible from sustainable materials; the inside of the suitcase consists of 100% recycled PET bottles and the outside is made of 30% recycled polycarbonate. In addition, NORTVI is a trendsetter in the field of durability. All suitcases in the new line are made of the strongest materials and designed to last for a lifetime.                                           Innovative and Silent: The NORTVI suitcase ensures that a suitcase finally becomes really functional. The suitcase offers extra storage space and is available in two special versions: one with a front pocket so that you can quickly and effortlessly access your laptop and most important items at the airport without opening the whole suitcase and the variant without a front pocket; for whom it is sufficient to only take your essentials with you on a trip. All suitcases in the NORTVI line are equipped with the quietest whisper wheels that ensure that you drive almost silently on any surface.   “We want to set a completely new course in the suitcase industry. An industry characterized by old giants, high margins, dull designs and without an eye for sustainability. We are making a major change and show that a suitcase is a sustainable and fashionable extension of your outfit.”   Customizable and Fun: Each suitcase can be personalized with a special suitcase strap. This way you make your suitcase instantly recognizable and made to match your own outfit. NORTVI starts with a collection of nine different straps, each with a unique color palette and design. The range is expanded in collaboration with various Amsterdam designers so that the collection remains unique at all times.   It is NORTVI’s goals to change the world’s perception of travelling. Nowadays, many people have the means to travel but tend to underestimate the environmental consequences. They believe in a new reality where sustainable and durable travel luggage that respects the environment is the new norm. Yet, they value high quality and great design and see their suitcases as a stylish extension of your outfit. It is their duty to create travel luggage that is used for a lifetime and to use as many eco-friendly materials as possible. Join their movement!     Explore their products: https://nortvi.com   "Why is there not yet a suitcase brand that combines design and sustainability and is also fashionable?". Introducing NORTVI: a new premium travel brand that makes the most beautiful high-end travel products from eco-friendly materials. The brand proves that sustainable can also be beautiful with their eye-catching suitcase line that can be personalized during every trip. NORTVI is committed to a total renewal of the current old-fashioned suitcase industry where design and sustainability have never gone hand in hand before.     NORTVI COLLECTION:   Unique and Groundbreaking: The NORTVI series is characterized by an exciting and aesthetic design. The products are completely designed by hand and are made as much as possible from sustainable materials; the inside of the suitcase consists of 100% recycled PET bottles and the outside is made of 30% recycled polycarbonate. In addition, NORTVI is a trendsetter in the field of durability. All suitcases in the new line are made of the strongest materials and designed to last for a lifetime.                                           Innovative and Silent: The NORTVI suitcase ensures that a suitcase finally becomes really functional. The suitcase offers extra storage space and is available in two special versions: one with a front pocket so that you can quickly and effortlessly access your laptop and most important items at the airport without opening the whole suitcase and the variant without a front pocket; for whom it is sufficient to only take your essentials with you on a trip. All suitcases in the NORTVI line are equipped with the quietest whisper wheels that ensure that you drive almost silently on any surface.   “We want to set a completely new course in the suitcase industry. An industry characterized by old giants, high margins, dull designs and without an eye for sustainability. We are making a major change and show that a suitcase is a sustainable and fashionable extension of your outfit.”   Customizable and Fun: Each suitcase can be personalized with a special suitcase strap. This way you make your suitcase instantly recognizable and made to match your own outfit. NORTVI starts with a collection of nine different straps, each with a unique color palette and design. The range is expanded in collaboration with various Amsterdam designers so that the collection remains unique at all times.   It is NORTVI’s goals to change the world’s perception of travelling. Nowadays, many people have the means to travel but tend to underestimate the environmental consequences. They believe in a new reality where sustainable and durable travel luggage that respects the environment is the new norm. Yet, they value high quality and great design and see their suitcases as a stylish extension of your outfit. It is their duty to create travel luggage that is used for a lifetime and to use as many eco-friendly materials as possible. Join their movement!     Explore their products: https://nortvi.com

Dressing up the entire beachfront of  The Alpemare Beach Resort
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Dressing up the entire beachfront of The Alpemare Beach Resort

Design Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ together to have a real Italian holiday experience in Forte dei Marmi, at the Bocelli family’s elegant Alpemare Beach Resort.   For the firrst time, the Fashion House symbolising Italian style and the brand created by JJ Martin, who celebrates love for sunny Italy in all of her creations, are dressing up an entire beachfront with the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection. The radiant fragrances and vibrant colours of the collection make the most of an exceptional setting. In the charming locality of Forte dei Marmi, the historic Alpemare Beach Resort has hosted artists, poets, and actors from all over Europe since the last century. Today, Alpemare belongs to the Bocelli family, who have been able to preserve its legendary appeal, transforming it into a contemporary oasis of nature, art and relaxation. The wonderful view of the Apuan Alps and the Mediterranean scents of the pine forest on one of the most evocative stretches of the Forte dei Marmi beachfront, together with contemporary works of art set out in various spaces, make Alpemare a veritable jewel of beauty and well-being. Andrea Bocelli himself, the great tenor and Italian singer who is famous throughout the world, often treats himself to relaxing breaks and even performs here.     “The quest for beauty is an art also to be drawn upon when on holiday, at the height of seaside relaxation. Our family is therefore particularly pleased to inaugurate such a new and brilliant union”, Veronica Berti Bocelli declared. She also emphasised that “through the synergies put in place by Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ, the Alpemare Beach Resort expresses in a better way its own vocation to provide guests with an all-encompassing creative experience, for the mind and for the senses... A welcoming place like a house on the beachfront, which transmits vital energy, inspiration, fascination”.     A perfect place for the joyful spirit of Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ to have an authentic Italian summer experience, combining the pure, bright style of Acqua di Parma with La DoubleJ’s maximalist, exuberant and sophisticated prints. The elegant tents that welcome guests on the Alpemare beachfront are even more radiant, with beach towels and cushions from the capsule Collection. The Confetti Blu print, designed by La DoubleJ in blue and yellow tones, creates a bright Mediterranean atmosphere for an unforgettable summer. In all relaxation areas and collective spaces, from Alpemare’s garden to its exclusive restaurant, Arancia di Capri candles give off the light and effervescent scent of one of the most popular Blu Mediterraneo fragrances. The cabins, maintained by Alpemare in their original form, come complete with Arancia di Capri amenities from the Acqua di Parma hotel line, in special recycled plastic (rPET) produced in Italy and deriving from recovered PET plastic bottles, and with products from the Acqua di Parma by     La DoubleJ collection, such as Shower Mousse and Body Lotion, for a real beauty ritual. Products individually researched down to the last detail, that express the shared passion of Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ for craft traditions and the most prized Italian ingredients. Thus, formulas for the body and accessories make up the summertime kit of desires and enhance Alpemare’s re ned harmony for a truly Italian holiday.     “We are very happy to customise, for the rst time and together with La DoubleJ, an entire beach, and to do so in one of Italy’s most charming places, namely the Alpemare Beach Resort at Forte dei Marmi. It is also an exciting initiative because we share a deep passion for the art of Italian living with our partners. Since its origins, Acqua di Parma has represented the purest Italian style, and is committed to preserving and cultivating Italian art, culture and nature. JJ Martin, with whom we created the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection, has always been in love with Italy, and she knows how to express its sunny spirit in all of her creations. The Bocelli family has created a real oasis of elegance where art and nature meet in unique harmony, an original and contemporary example of good Italian living”, says Laura Burdese, President and CEO of Acqua di Parma.     acquadiparma.com Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ together to have a real Italian holiday experience in Forte dei Marmi, at the Bocelli family’s elegant Alpemare Beach Resort.   For the firrst time, the Fashion House symbolising Italian style and the brand created by JJ Martin, who celebrates love for sunny Italy in all of her creations, are dressing up an entire beachfront with the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection. The radiant fragrances and vibrant colours of the collection make the most of an exceptional setting. In the charming locality of Forte dei Marmi, the historic Alpemare Beach Resort has hosted artists, poets, and actors from all over Europe since the last century. Today, Alpemare belongs to the Bocelli family, who have been able to preserve its legendary appeal, transforming it into a contemporary oasis of nature, art and relaxation. The wonderful view of the Apuan Alps and the Mediterranean scents of the pine forest on one of the most evocative stretches of the Forte dei Marmi beachfront, together with contemporary works of art set out in various spaces, make Alpemare a veritable jewel of beauty and well-being. Andrea Bocelli himself, the great tenor and Italian singer who is famous throughout the world, often treats himself to relaxing breaks and even performs here.     “The quest for beauty is an art also to be drawn upon when on holiday, at the height of seaside relaxation. Our family is therefore particularly pleased to inaugurate such a new and brilliant union”, Veronica Berti Bocelli declared. She also emphasised that “through the synergies put in place by Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ, the Alpemare Beach Resort expresses in a better way its own vocation to provide guests with an all-encompassing creative experience, for the mind and for the senses... A welcoming place like a house on the beachfront, which transmits vital energy, inspiration, fascination”.     A perfect place for the joyful spirit of Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ to have an authentic Italian summer experience, combining the pure, bright style of Acqua di Parma with La DoubleJ’s maximalist, exuberant and sophisticated prints. The elegant tents that welcome guests on the Alpemare beachfront are even more radiant, with beach towels and cushions from the capsule Collection. The Confetti Blu print, designed by La DoubleJ in blue and yellow tones, creates a bright Mediterranean atmosphere for an unforgettable summer. In all relaxation areas and collective spaces, from Alpemare’s garden to its exclusive restaurant, Arancia di Capri candles give off the light and effervescent scent of one of the most popular Blu Mediterraneo fragrances. The cabins, maintained by Alpemare in their original form, come complete with Arancia di Capri amenities from the Acqua di Parma hotel line, in special recycled plastic (rPET) produced in Italy and deriving from recovered PET plastic bottles, and with products from the Acqua di Parma by     La DoubleJ collection, such as Shower Mousse and Body Lotion, for a real beauty ritual. Products individually researched down to the last detail, that express the shared passion of Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ for craft traditions and the most prized Italian ingredients. Thus, formulas for the body and accessories make up the summertime kit of desires and enhance Alpemare’s re ned harmony for a truly Italian holiday.     “We are very happy to customise, for the rst time and together with La DoubleJ, an entire beach, and to do so in one of Italy’s most charming places, namely the Alpemare Beach Resort at Forte dei Marmi. It is also an exciting initiative because we share a deep passion for the art of Italian living with our partners. Since its origins, Acqua di Parma has represented the purest Italian style, and is committed to preserving and cultivating Italian art, culture and nature. JJ Martin, with whom we created the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection, has always been in love with Italy, and she knows how to express its sunny spirit in all of her creations. The Bocelli family has created a real oasis of elegance where art and nature meet in unique harmony, an original and contemporary example of good Italian living”, says Laura Burdese, President and CEO of Acqua di Parma.     acquadiparma.com

Bang & Olufsen Reveals Stunning 88-inch Beovision Harmony TV
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Bang & Olufsen Reveals Stunning 88-inch Beovision Harmony TV

Design Bang & Olufsen is raising the bar in luxurious cinematic experiences with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88- inch TV – Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious and immersive TV experience that features not only the world’s first 88- inch 8K OLED TV, but also the largest OLED screen ever created from LG Electronics.     “Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology. Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.     Beovision Harmony was originally unveiled at Milan Design week in 2019 as a meaningful combination of art and technology, where the TV folds down into a sculptural shape when not in use. The two oak and aluminium covers partially obscures the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height.     The ultimate experience for movies and sports: The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV comes with the 2020 OLED 8K display from LG Electronics optimized for Bang & Olufsen, which allows for the full Bang & Olufsen cinematic experience. With an 8K resolution, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, it is designed to deliver stunning picture quality, upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that brings movies and sports to life like never before imagined. At the heart of the TV are several advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9   Gen 3 AI Processor. This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on the picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content. As for the sound, along with the pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program, allowing one to connect up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound. All sources can be controlled with the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium that adds well to the luxury experience.     Exclusive finishes and bespoke solutions: Along with the existing speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, two more options have recently been added to the Beovision Harmony. Warm brass tone aluminium has been combined with smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes will be matching the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options, creating a visual coherence between the products when included in a complete home cinema experience. Finally, a full customisation of finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 is available for clients who wish to own something totally unique.     Pricing and availability: Beovision Harmony including the LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen is estimated to retail from EUR 46,500 EUR / GBP 44,100 / CHF 53,400 / USD 49,000 / DKK 352,000 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores from the end of June 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter and YouTube using #BeovisionHarmony Bang & Olufsen is raising the bar in luxurious cinematic experiences with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88- inch TV – Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious and immersive TV experience that features not only the world’s first 88- inch 8K OLED TV, but also the largest OLED screen ever created from LG Electronics.     “Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology. Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.     Beovision Harmony was originally unveiled at Milan Design week in 2019 as a meaningful combination of art and technology, where the TV folds down into a sculptural shape when not in use. The two oak and aluminium covers partially obscures the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height.     The ultimate experience for movies and sports: The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV comes with the 2020 OLED 8K display from LG Electronics optimized for Bang & Olufsen, which allows for the full Bang & Olufsen cinematic experience. With an 8K resolution, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, it is designed to deliver stunning picture quality, upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that brings movies and sports to life like never before imagined. At the heart of the TV are several advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9   Gen 3 AI Processor. This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on the picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content. As for the sound, along with the pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program, allowing one to connect up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound. All sources can be controlled with the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium that adds well to the luxury experience.     Exclusive finishes and bespoke solutions: Along with the existing speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, two more options have recently been added to the Beovision Harmony. Warm brass tone aluminium has been combined with smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes will be matching the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options, creating a visual coherence between the products when included in a complete home cinema experience. Finally, a full customisation of finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 is available for clients who wish to own something totally unique.     Pricing and availability: Beovision Harmony including the LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen is estimated to retail from EUR 46,500 EUR / GBP 44,100 / CHF 53,400 / USD 49,000 / DKK 352,000 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores from the end of June 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter and YouTube using #BeovisionHarmony

In conversation with Daan Baeten
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In conversation with Daan Baeten

Accessories Exclusive interview with the founder of NUBIKK, Daan Baeten.     What made you decide to start your footwear company back in 2012?    As a son from a family with three generations of leather and shoemaking experience, I rolled into the shoe business. Back in 2012, I felt the need to start my own business because I missed a comfortable, fashionable shoe at a fair price. With all the experience I’ve gained from my family in combination with my drive and passion to create things, I started NUBIKK, a shoe brand that believes fashion should go hand in hand with comfort.       What makes Nubikk unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At NUBIKK we create leather products, from the best Italian leathers, with lightweight soles throughout the entire collection to reach the best comfort. Because customers like the same lush feeling as experienced when wearing sportswear. Additionally, the same level of cushioned insoles is now also used in NUBIKK’s formal wear for women and men, like the high heeled boots and espadrilles. So the purpose of it all is to bring fashionable shoes, combined with comfort, to a wide audience.      How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is indeed a very important topic. At NUBIKK, every department is working very hard to look at the possibilities to leave the smallest footprint possible. For example, we care very much about the work environment of our team, in our factories and all suppliers and places where our materials come from. We deliver all our goods completely plastic-free, develop soles made of pure latex, use sugar cane as a material for lightweight soles, hence, the least amount of chemicals are used during the production of our materials. There is an entire section on our website that explains everything we do.      What made you expand your product line to accessories and t-shirts?   Our focus and expertise lie with shoes, but our passion lies with fashion in general. Hence, during the last few seasons, we are exploring other products as well such as handbags for women, accessories like phone cases, and lately t-shirts and sweaters. We had the idea to make a great fitting shirt from organic cotton. To show that shirts made of more sustainable material look and fit much better as compared to products with cheaper and polluting materials.  I am coming from a shoe family. That means my heart is with shoes and a different variety of shoes. We do not solely focus on sneakers but try to expand our horizon.     What can we look forward to from Nubikk to come in the future?   Currently, we are working on several square-toe shaped boots and we recently dropped boots with ‘see-through' glass heels in different colors, with a great fit and removable cushioned insoles. But we also see a shift in our product range moving slowly from sneakers to boots and derby shoes. We have made them all in a cool way. They will drop this winter.  2019 was a great year for us with international expansion and opening our very first flagship store in Amsterdam. For the winter collection of 2020, we have a lot of great new designs coming up and also a big collaboration. On which I can’t say too much but it’s coming soon.   NUBIKK.com Exclusive interview with the founder of NUBIKK, Daan Baeten.     What made you decide to start your footwear company back in 2012?    As a son from a family with three generations of leather and shoemaking experience, I rolled into the shoe business. Back in 2012, I felt the need to start my own business because I missed a comfortable, fashionable shoe at a fair price. With all the experience I’ve gained from my family in combination with my drive and passion to create things, I started NUBIKK, a shoe brand that believes fashion should go hand in hand with comfort.       What makes Nubikk unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At NUBIKK we create leather products, from the best Italian leathers, with lightweight soles throughout the entire collection to reach the best comfort. Because customers like the same lush feeling as experienced when wearing sportswear. Additionally, the same level of cushioned insoles is now also used in NUBIKK’s formal wear for women and men, like the high heeled boots and espadrilles. So the purpose of it all is to bring fashionable shoes, combined with comfort, to a wide audience.      How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is indeed a very important topic. At NUBIKK, every department is working very hard to look at the possibilities to leave the smallest footprint possible. For example, we care very much about the work environment of our team, in our factories and all suppliers and places where our materials come from. We deliver all our goods completely plastic-free, develop soles made of pure latex, use sugar cane as a material for lightweight soles, hence, the least amount of chemicals are used during the production of our materials. There is an entire section on our website that explains everything we do.      What made you expand your product line to accessories and t-shirts?   Our focus and expertise lie with shoes, but our passion lies with fashion in general. Hence, during the last few seasons, we are exploring other products as well such as handbags for women, accessories like phone cases, and lately t-shirts and sweaters. We had the idea to make a great fitting shirt from organic cotton. To show that shirts made of more sustainable material look and fit much better as compared to products with cheaper and polluting materials.  I am coming from a shoe family. That means my heart is with shoes and a different variety of shoes. We do not solely focus on sneakers but try to expand our horizon.     What can we look forward to from Nubikk to come in the future?   Currently, we are working on several square-toe shaped boots and we recently dropped boots with ‘see-through' glass heels in different colors, with a great fit and removable cushioned insoles. But we also see a shift in our product range moving slowly from sneakers to boots and derby shoes. We have made them all in a cool way. They will drop this winter.  2019 was a great year for us with international expansion and opening our very first flagship store in Amsterdam. For the winter collection of 2020, we have a lot of great new designs coming up and also a big collaboration. On which I can’t say too much but it’s coming soon.   NUBIKK.com

A trip around the Mediterranean with Chanel
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A trip around the Mediterranean with Chanel

Fashion Cruise 2020/21 collection - ‘Balade en Méditerranée’ (A trip around the Mediterranean)   “Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” says Virginie Viard, “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.” And a free, laid-back allure inspired by the legendary actresses of the 1960s when they would holiday on the Italian and the French Riviera.    This collection was conceived to travel light with “a wardrobe that can be carried in a little suitcase on wheels, a shopper and an embroidered handbag”, a few easy to wear, multipurpose items of clothing that all go together perfectly, and can even be transformed: long skirts become strapless dresses when pulled up, long jackets in black chiffon can be worn by day over a triangle bikini, or by night with an embroidered bandeau top and jeans, “and if worn over bare skin, it becomes a déshabillé.” The dresses in fine transparent lamé are coupled with jackets that can be untied and slipped over a pair of crêpe shorts, while wraparound dresses and skirts liberate movement. Bougainvillea pink illuminates suits in leather as supple as a second skin, and in tweed that’s been left unlined for more fluidity.      A collection of refined simplicity, to be discovered on chanel.com.    #CHANELCruise Cruise 2020/21 collection - ‘Balade en Méditerranée’ (A trip around the Mediterranean)   “Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” says Virginie Viard, “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.” And a free, laid-back allure inspired by the legendary actresses of the 1960s when they would holiday on the Italian and the French Riviera.    This collection was conceived to travel light with “a wardrobe that can be carried in a little suitcase on wheels, a shopper and an embroidered handbag”, a few easy to wear, multipurpose items of clothing that all go together perfectly, and can even be transformed: long skirts become strapless dresses when pulled up, long jackets in black chiffon can be worn by day over a triangle bikini, or by night with an embroidered bandeau top and jeans, “and if worn over bare skin, it becomes a déshabillé.” The dresses in fine transparent lamé are coupled with jackets that can be untied and slipped over a pair of crêpe shorts, while wraparound dresses and skirts liberate movement. Bougainvillea pink illuminates suits in leather as supple as a second skin, and in tweed that’s been left unlined for more fluidity.      A collection of refined simplicity, to be discovered on chanel.com.    #CHANELCruise

In conversation with Adam Katz Sinding
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In conversation with Adam Katz Sinding

Photography In conversation with the incredibly talented photographer Adam Katz Sinding.     Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Adam Katz Sinding.  Not Adam Katz.  I’m an american photographer but am based in Copenhagen, Denmark for the past 3.5 years.  I grew up in Tacoma, WA, lived in Seattle for 10 years, Paris for 6 months, New York City for 6 years, Amsterdam for 1 year and now here.  I travel(led) to fashion weeks and events around the world for the past 10 years shooting street fashion, backstage, editorials, lookbooks, and campaigns.  Lots of people think I’m a “street style photographer” but…I do a lot more than that. Currently, however…I’m sitting on my ass in Nørrebro and I’m likely the happiest I’ve ever been.     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   Well, currently, as stated, I’m not working. That opportunity has given me a lot of perspective.  I’m of course worried about finances, but for the most part, it’s being a positive situation. That being said, I assume Fashion Week will resume.  I HOPE not to the same extent as before.  There are talks by the BFC and CFDA of combining women’s and men’s shows into one, and that could be wonderful.  We would all have to travel less, reducing our massive carbon footprint.  We would have more time for real life as well. That being said, the fashion industry is one of excess and glutony.  So who knows…but I would love to see shows combined in order to reduce my impact on the environment, increase my mental health, and generally have a higher quality of life.  People will likely go back to their original consumption levels once the economy bounces back, which is sad.  I just hope that a percentage of them can see a bit clearer what is really a “need” and not just a “want”.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I ride my bike.  A lot.  As of today I’ve ridden 6488km this year.  Last year I rode 7000km for the whole year.  I’m exploring the beautiful countryside of Denmark, seeing more than likely most Danes have!  It’s an incredible experience, and I bring along a camera and shoot some of the pastoral landscapes I find.  You can see that all on my website in the travel section.     What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid -19 effect that?   I mean…my job is travel.  And that has halted.  I have been in Copenhagen since March 8th, and I dont have a fashion week to look forward to until CPHFW in mid August.  I have a flight to Seattle/Tacoma on July 3rd to visit my mom for the month, and I hope I’m able to take it.  All of my jobs and other travel has been cancelled.  It’s been a bummer, I was meant to be in Mallorca and Girona to ride.  Then Utah right now to ride.  London Men’s FW should be starting in a few days, but that’s cancelled.  Pitti is moved to September.  Milan and Paris mens are cancelled or moved to September. Couture is cancelled.  It’s wild.  But I’m loving being domestic.  Buying groceries.  Riding my bike.  Doing NOTHING.  This interview is the only thing in my planner for today aside from a gravel ride later tonight and then dinner with a friend.  It’s pretty great to have NOTHING to do.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   I ran 700+km this year prior to being stuck in DK. I lost 500g.  I’ve ridden 6500km (I’d say the approximate equal to running 700km) and I’ve lost 10kg. Seeing how your body works when you’re not travelling, when you can have a routine.  Eating better (slightly) and having lower stress has done wonders for me. It’s been awesome.  Also seeing how people have come together in their isolation is pretty incredible.  In Denmark people really followed the rules for the most part.  We didnt get hit too hard here, but it was great to see people really doing their part to slow the spread.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I’m a neat-freak.  I spend most of my free time of the bike cleaning and redecorating my apartment in Nørrebro.  I walk around lining up books, wiping down dusty surfaces, polishing off the calcium stains from the hard Danish water.  Vacuumming like a motherfucker (send me free stuff, Dyson!).  My apartment is finally feeling like a home, and that’s such a nice change to Airbnbs and hotels 300 days a year.     What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   If I could go anywhere it would be home to Tacoma. If it’s not going to be a “home” place then I’d go to Tbilisi, Georgia.  The FW was cancelled there in May, and I’m really missing Khatchapuri and the Georgian landscapes and people.       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   Boil water and make coffee.  Before bed, I watch netflix for the first time in a decade. Before this, I had an account but only my mom used it as I was too busy with work.      What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far? Hmmmmm…that’s hard. Probably Guernica or The Third of May 1808.  They are both hard hard hard subjects, but I love these paintings.  They are especialy relevant in this moment of horrible police brutality in the USA.   Subjugated people being further subjugated or killed by the establishment.  History repeating.  I dont see how they can inspire my work in anyway, but their images do live in my brain, and it’s important to recall these moments of struggle and pain in order to remember how lucky we are in our cozy little bubbles.     What is your work-out routine like, especially nowadays with more time on your hands?   Wake up, ride, ride, ride, coca-cola, rideriderideride, home, shower, falafel pita…sleep.  I rode 926km last week and I feel like I’m unstoppable now. I’m not trying to be faster.  Not trying to be better.  Just trying to explore, use my body, get a nice ugly tan from the Lycra, and see/hear/smell/feel the world that’s outside the city.      Are you able to rest during this time of stillness? 200%.  I like to be busy, but excercise if cathartic for me, so working out is rest for my brain.      What do you miss the most during these times? My friends from FW.  My mom.  My friends back home.  That’s about it.  Nothing else from “before” seems that important anymore.     Follow Adam: WEBSITE: AdamKatzSinding.com INSTAGRAM: @ AKS and @AdamKatzSinding     portrait of Adam by Willem Sizoo and all images in the article by AKS In conversation with the incredibly talented photographer Adam Katz Sinding.     Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Adam Katz Sinding.  Not Adam Katz.  I’m an american photographer but am based in Copenhagen, Denmark for the past 3.5 years.  I grew up in Tacoma, WA, lived in Seattle for 10 years, Paris for 6 months, New York City for 6 years, Amsterdam for 1 year and now here.  I travel(led) to fashion weeks and events around the world for the past 10 years shooting street fashion, backstage, editorials, lookbooks, and campaigns.  Lots of people think I’m a “street style photographer” but…I do a lot more than that. Currently, however…I’m sitting on my ass in Nørrebro and I’m likely the happiest I’ve ever been.     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   Well, currently, as stated, I’m not working. That opportunity has given me a lot of perspective.  I’m of course worried about finances, but for the most part, it’s being a positive situation. That being said, I assume Fashion Week will resume.  I HOPE not to the same extent as before.  There are talks by the BFC and CFDA of combining women’s and men’s shows into one, and that could be wonderful.  We would all have to travel less, reducing our massive carbon footprint.  We would have more time for real life as well. That being said, the fashion industry is one of excess and glutony.  So who knows…but I would love to see shows combined in order to reduce my impact on the environment, increase my mental health, and generally have a higher quality of life.  People will likely go back to their original consumption levels once the economy bounces back, which is sad.  I just hope that a percentage of them can see a bit clearer what is really a “need” and not just a “want”.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I ride my bike.  A lot.  As of today I’ve ridden 6488km this year.  Last year I rode 7000km for the whole year.  I’m exploring the beautiful countryside of Denmark, seeing more than likely most Danes have!  It’s an incredible experience, and I bring along a camera and shoot some of the pastoral landscapes I find.  You can see that all on my website in the travel section.     What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid -19 effect that?   I mean…my job is travel.  And that has halted.  I have been in Copenhagen since March 8th, and I dont have a fashion week to look forward to until CPHFW in mid August.  I have a flight to Seattle/Tacoma on July 3rd to visit my mom for the month, and I hope I’m able to take it.  All of my jobs and other travel has been cancelled.  It’s been a bummer, I was meant to be in Mallorca and Girona to ride.  Then Utah right now to ride.  London Men’s FW should be starting in a few days, but that’s cancelled.  Pitti is moved to September.  Milan and Paris mens are cancelled or moved to September. Couture is cancelled.  It’s wild.  But I’m loving being domestic.  Buying groceries.  Riding my bike.  Doing NOTHING.  This interview is the only thing in my planner for today aside from a gravel ride later tonight and then dinner with a friend.  It’s pretty great to have NOTHING to do.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   I ran 700+km this year prior to being stuck in DK. I lost 500g.  I’ve ridden 6500km (I’d say the approximate equal to running 700km) and I’ve lost 10kg. Seeing how your body works when you’re not travelling, when you can have a routine.  Eating better (slightly) and having lower stress has done wonders for me. It’s been awesome.  Also seeing how people have come together in their isolation is pretty incredible.  In Denmark people really followed the rules for the most part.  We didnt get hit too hard here, but it was great to see people really doing their part to slow the spread.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I’m a neat-freak.  I spend most of my free time of the bike cleaning and redecorating my apartment in Nørrebro.  I walk around lining up books, wiping down dusty surfaces, polishing off the calcium stains from the hard Danish water.  Vacuumming like a motherfucker (send me free stuff, Dyson!).  My apartment is finally feeling like a home, and that’s such a nice change to Airbnbs and hotels 300 days a year.     What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   If I could go anywhere it would be home to Tacoma. If it’s not going to be a “home” place then I’d go to Tbilisi, Georgia.  The FW was cancelled there in May, and I’m really missing Khatchapuri and the Georgian landscapes and people.       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   Boil water and make coffee.  Before bed, I watch netflix for the first time in a decade. Before this, I had an account but only my mom used it as I was too busy with work.      What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far? Hmmmmm…that’s hard. Probably Guernica or The Third of May 1808.  They are both hard hard hard subjects, but I love these paintings.  They are especialy relevant in this moment of horrible police brutality in the USA.   Subjugated people being further subjugated or killed by the establishment.  History repeating.  I dont see how they can inspire my work in anyway, but their images do live in my brain, and it’s important to recall these moments of struggle and pain in order to remember how lucky we are in our cozy little bubbles.     What is your work-out routine like, especially nowadays with more time on your hands?   Wake up, ride, ride, ride, coca-cola, rideriderideride, home, shower, falafel pita…sleep.  I rode 926km last week and I feel like I’m unstoppable now. I’m not trying to be faster.  Not trying to be better.  Just trying to explore, use my body, get a nice ugly tan from the Lycra, and see/hear/smell/feel the world that’s outside the city.      Are you able to rest during this time of stillness? 200%.  I like to be busy, but excercise if cathartic for me, so working out is rest for my brain.      What do you miss the most during these times? My friends from FW.  My mom.  My friends back home.  That’s about it.  Nothing else from “before” seems that important anymore.     Follow Adam: WEBSITE: AdamKatzSinding.com INSTAGRAM: @ AKS and @AdamKatzSinding     portrait of Adam by Willem Sizoo and all images in the article by AKS

Monkey 47 celebrate 10 years in business
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Monkey 47 celebrate 10 years in business

Lifestyle ALL RIGHT, WE ADMIT IT: THE IDEA OF SELLING EMPTY BOTTLES IS MORE THAN A LITTLE OUT THERE. OF COURSE, THAT HASN’T HALTED OUR PLANS TO DO EXACTLY THAT FOR OUR 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY.     The circumstances that gave rise to the idea are at once sad and alarming. In biological terms, we humans are also primates – but not one of the 283 species that are currently threatened with extinction. Indeed, our kind is part of the cause of their precarious situation. Deforestation and poaching are robbing these primates of their habitat and decimating their numbers. It’s sad, but true. Meanwhile, a saying round here goes that every bottle winds up empty at some point; so, we thought, why not sell them that way for a good cause? A rather unconventional idea was born! It’s also a bit sad – but the promise behind it is anything but empty.   For a short time, their Monkey will be offering his rightful place on their bottle to six of his threatened fellow primates. As much as we understand how treasured its usual contents are, we do plan to leave these six different editions unfilled. A promise ful-filled. To mark their first 10 years in business, we gave a donation to the World Wide Fund for Nature, which will put the money to good use in its primate protection projects around the world. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all those willing to buy an empty bottle – it takes a brave soul to forgo one’s favourite gin!   ALL RIGHT, WE ADMIT IT: THE IDEA OF SELLING EMPTY BOTTLES IS MORE THAN A LITTLE OUT THERE. OF COURSE, THAT HASN’T HALTED OUR PLANS TO DO EXACTLY THAT FOR OUR 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY.     The circumstances that gave rise to the idea are at once sad and alarming. In biological terms, we humans are also primates – but not one of the 283 species that are currently threatened with extinction. Indeed, our kind is part of the cause of their precarious situation. Deforestation and poaching are robbing these primates of their habitat and decimating their numbers. It’s sad, but true. Meanwhile, a saying round here goes that every bottle winds up empty at some point; so, we thought, why not sell them that way for a good cause? A rather unconventional idea was born! It’s also a bit sad – but the promise behind it is anything but empty.   For a short time, their Monkey will be offering his rightful place on their bottle to six of his threatened fellow primates. As much as we understand how treasured its usual contents are, we do plan to leave these six different editions unfilled. A promise ful-filled. To mark their first 10 years in business, we gave a donation to the World Wide Fund for Nature, which will put the money to good use in its primate protection projects around the world. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all those willing to buy an empty bottle – it takes a brave soul to forgo one’s favourite gin!  

Discover the new Bvlgari sunglasses
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Discover the new Bvlgari sunglasses

Accessories Summer is just in front of our doors and the sunglasses season has arrived. Whether classically elegant in black or with colored glasses, everyone is trendy with the new sunglasses from Bvlgari! Summer is just in front of our doors and the sunglasses season has arrived. Whether classically elegant in black or with colored glasses, everyone is trendy with the new sunglasses from Bvlgari!

How to make Montblanc's NATO strap?
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How to make Montblanc's NATO strap?

Watches The Montblanc 1858 collection is inspired by the heritage of Minerva. The design is anchored in the world of mountaineering, with distinctive features referring to the original 1930s chronographs. The vintage look can be finished with a NATO strap. Montblanc has been working together with Julien Faure, a French company specializing in woven straps since 1864, to create the NATO strap.     The collaboration with Julien Faure is a logical choice for Davide Cerrato, Managing Watch Director at Montblanc. Both Houses share the same values: preserving, celebrating and passing on craftsmanship, tradition and know-how. Moreover, they have a rich history and stand for quality, comfort and unique designs.     Julien Faure still works with machines from the 18th century and even has custom made machines so that the traditional methods were not lost, a choice they made in the 1970s as a result of technological innovations in the industry. With the old machines, the company can preserve the richness of the craft and is able to weave with techniques that are no longer possible on new, automatic machines.     The old machines make it possible to design a unique NATO strap for Montblanc. Extra light and flexible, including a blue and white striped design. The woven ribbon becomes a real watch strap by using a specific technique to create two “tunnels” in the strap to which the watch case can be attached.     More on MontBlanc.com The Montblanc 1858 collection is inspired by the heritage of Minerva. The design is anchored in the world of mountaineering, with distinctive features referring to the original 1930s chronographs. The vintage look can be finished with a NATO strap. Montblanc has been working together with Julien Faure, a French company specializing in woven straps since 1864, to create the NATO strap.     The collaboration with Julien Faure is a logical choice for Davide Cerrato, Managing Watch Director at Montblanc. Both Houses share the same values: preserving, celebrating and passing on craftsmanship, tradition and know-how. Moreover, they have a rich history and stand for quality, comfort and unique designs.     Julien Faure still works with machines from the 18th century and even has custom made machines so that the traditional methods were not lost, a choice they made in the 1970s as a result of technological innovations in the industry. With the old machines, the company can preserve the richness of the craft and is able to weave with techniques that are no longer possible on new, automatic machines.     The old machines make it possible to design a unique NATO strap for Montblanc. Extra light and flexible, including a blue and white striped design. The woven ribbon becomes a real watch strap by using a specific technique to create two “tunnels” in the strap to which the watch case can be attached.     More on MontBlanc.com

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