Chelsea Flower Show 2023 Flower of the Year

The Chelsea Flower Show’s 2023 Flower of the Year is African Agapanthus Black Jack, a dark purple perennial. Agapanthus Black Jack with large inflorescences filled with black and purple striped flowers is a vigorous plant. These African lilies are hardier than most and produce 10 times as many flowers per flower head, providing a long […]

Boutique designed by Luca Nichetto in Venice

Luca Nichetto designed the new Venetian boutique Barovier & toso. It is located on the most famous street of fashion and luxury shopping, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, a few steps from Piazza San Marco. In this small space, Niketto made an impressive installation – bright green Murano glass flowers are visible from a block away. […]

Design Weekend SP announces dates and news for the 2024 edition

Largest design festival in Latin America – and one of the largest in the world – DW! Design Weekend SP announced this Friday (26) the dates for its next edition. The event will be held between March 14th and 24th, 2024, keeping the agenda still in the first quarter of the year, as it happened […]

French couturier and founder of her own fashion house: Remembering Sonia Rykiel

French couturier and founder of her own fashion house Sonia Rykiel. Sonya Rykiel was born on the outskirts of Paris on May 25, 1930 in the family of a Romanian watchmaker and his Russian wife. Sonya’s first husband, Sam Rykiel, was the owner of a knitwear store: she created her first knitted dresses, replenishing the […]

Why MG gave Cyberster roadster ‘visual drama’

The MG Cyberster has scissor doors, a feature usually only seen on supercars. LONDON — MG gave its Cyberster all-electric roadster ‘scissor’ doors that open upward because it needed visual drama to stand out in the increasingly competitive Chinese market, said Carl Gotham, the brand’s head of advanced design. The costs to engineer scissor doors […]

“Ukrposhta” has launched a pre-sale of stamps dedicated to the “Offensive Guard”

Ukrposhta announced the pre-sale of new postage stamps dedicated to the “Offensive Guard”. The author of the postal edition is the Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Okhapkin. “We are not hinting at anything, we are just issuing stamps, or, using sports terminology: instead of the “immortal regiment”, the Assault Guard is playing,” writes Ukrposhta General Director Ihor […]

Ai Weiwei made three outrageous prints on the theme of migration and freedom of speech

Middle Finger in Black Image: Atelier Works

Working with each, he used unusual printing methods. Ai Weiwei has created three new prints in collaboration with the online gallery Avant Arte. They reflect the Chinese dissident artist’s position on freedom of speech and migration. The first, “Middle Finger in Black,” refers to one of Weiwei’s iconic series, “Exploring Perspective,” which he started in […]