Under the leadership of Stephane Lissner, Director of the Paris Opera, and Aurelie Dupont, Director of Dance, Opening gala for 2016/2017 season of the Opera de Paris took place the September 24th in an idyllic atmosphere. During this prestigious event, the grand staircase was decorated with multiple flowers inspired by jungle. Continue reading
Submerged in the waters of an artificial lake, in the “pink city” of Jaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, India, is the beautiful marbled palace of Jal Mahal, or “Water Palace”. Not much is known about its history, except the fact that it was constructed by Maharaja Madho Singh in the 18th century Continue reading
As holidays go, Easter is a strange one. We’re here today to look at Easter’s origins, and how it’s celebrated around the world. Just make sure to keep some chocolate on standby in case of cravings. Continue reading
With the arrival of the spring, comes the poetic and vibrant phone cases, decorated with real flowers. A mini garden in your pocket which follow you everywhere and put a smile on your face, what better on these rainy times ? The variety of imagined designs is impressive, daisies, flowers of cherry tree, roses, violets… An original and colorful idea. Continue reading
See the homes of 70% of Caracas’ residents
In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, nearly seventy percent of the population lives in slums that seem to drape over every corner of the city.
Welcome to the world’s largest vertical slum
In the centre of the city is the Torre David, a forty-five story unfinished office tower that was in the midst of construction until the developer died in 1993, and the crash of the Venezuelan economy the following year. About eight years ago, people started moving in to the abandoned construction site, and today it is considered the world’s largest vertical slum. Continue reading
Over the past decade, the city of Naples, Italy, has been transforming sections of the subway system into full-fledged art galleries by contemporary artists to make the urban area’s public transport centres more attractive. Under the direction of Achille Bonto Oliva, former director of the Venice Biennale, a total of 14 stations (as of 2014) distributed along the lines 1 and 6 of the Metro network, have been decorated with over 200 works by more than 100 artists and architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Karim Rashid, and Sol LeWitt.
Possibly the most beautiful of them is the Toledo Metro Station opened in September 2012, and designed by the Spanish firm of architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca. Designed around the theme of water and light, it features two mosaics by South African artist William Kentridge, as well as works by Francesco Clemente, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Shirin Nehsat and Oliviero Toscani.