Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Elise Fouin Creates Vibrant Sunbrella Canopy During Stockholm Furniture Fair..

stockholm furniture fair: paris-based designer élise fouin has created an undulating canopy of rainbow; a surprising setting for the sunbrella® indoor and outdoor fabrics brand. the ‘sunbrella canopy’ draws influence from a forest canopy and invites visitors to experience the array of colors created by the fabric circles.

The Beauty of Complexity... In the Song, Ming literati aesthetics to become the mainstream of today's Chinese style today, the reputation of the Eight Immortals around the sword, to the 19th century oriental style, to create this amazing marinite restaurant.

If not really into the reputation of the Eight Immortals, it may be difficult to feel the contemporary Oriental complex beauty can go to the extent of the ultimate degree.
19th century French furniture technician Gabriel Viardot (Gabriel Viardot) has the East as the theme, designed a series of "Oriental furniture", they usually imitate the traditional Chinese architecture of the eaves, pillar shape, side cabinet, The case can be seen on the complex dragon and phoenix bird carving, scale ratio and asymmetric shape and make it with the traditional Chinese furniture, the difference between "This is called 'Victoria style' furniture in the world about a thousand, most By theWesterners collection , "the reputation of the owner of the eight places Ceasar Song is the collector of the East on behalf of," during that period, the Western worship of the East are mostly the Qing Dynasty's complex style. "And the reputation of the Eight Immortals is the East and West Has repeatedly praised the complex beauty of the re-engraved works.
Said the restaurant itself is a piece of work is not an exaggeration. Box, grille doors, dinette and chairs on the description of the gold from the Hebei, for the Forbidden City to repair the architects to hand drawn; furniture reference to the history of the Qing Dynasty historical relics, please "wood carvings" Zhejiang Dongyang craftsmen 1 : 1 imitation; wall embroidery in addition to a few pieces of real antique, there are Suzhou craftsmen who spent time more than the creation of works; hall and both sides of the chandelier reference is the shape and craft of the lantern; tableware Zongzheng period Of the palace artifacts for reference, made in Jingdezhen hand-painted, even the table chopsticks stand is the image of the ancient spring palace map ... ... here just as those who can accept Western aesthetic, but also with China Traditional thinking of the big family.
Positioning as "tea room restaurant", where the cooking is not a bit sloppy. Morning and afternoon tea time to provide Hong Kong authentic refreshments, shrimp dumplings, dumplings, radish cakes, salt water and other snacks like delicious, and for example, such as fried milk outside the rare dessert is also available here. In addition to delicious snacks, advertised "nostalgic Cantonese cuisine" is also very lovable, you can taste such as sweet ginger pork and other time-consuming skills of food. It can be said from the space to the dishes, reputation eight cents can give people a deep impression, it is no wonder that it soon became a hot topic!

The Oscar Statue Design: a brief history of film's greatest accolade...

the oscar statue is probably the most recognizable award in the world. a golden man, holding a crusader’s sword, standing atop a reel of film. it’s simple but majestic image that accurately encompasses the artistry and glamor of the film industry’s most important annual event. standing at just 13 1/2 inches tall and weighing in at 8 1/2 pounds the miniature knight is officially entitled ‘the academy award of merit’, but is more commonly known by his nickname: oscar. 

the oscar statue was originally designed in may 1928 by MGM art director cedric gibbons, and was first realized in three dimensions by LA sculptor george stanley. where exactly it got its nickname from is still an industry mystery. since 2016, the much-coveted awards have been manufactured far from the glamor of hollywood however, in the hamlet town of rock tavern in new york’s hudson valley. after 50 years of being created by a chicago trophy company — where they were cast in britannia metal and gold plated — the academy sought to return to the original process of creating the figures from bronze. 

today, the oscar statues are realized by a team of around 80 people at fine art foundry polich tallix inc. over the years the design has changed subtly, with features softening gradually from iteration to iteration. after conversing with the academy, the decision was made by polich tallix to scan an original oscar from 1928 and combine this with a contemporary model to create a new version of the art deco design, marrying the two interpretations.