Marilyn Minter's Artwork

Slick, steamy, soiled, smeared, sexy, raw, juicy, bold, in your face and amazing, such is the work of the tall, pale-complexioned, sharply blue eyed, painter and photographer, Marilyn Minter. Her disarmingly candid manner, a ready laugh and painting style defies easy characterization.  Some consider her work photo-realism; she prefers to call herself a “photo re-placer.” Shooting the staged images for her paintings with analog film, she then subjects them to 80 or more rounds of photo-shop manipulation before transferring the results to aluminum panels and handing them over to her team. Her composites images of female body parts and excess have been embraced and reviled for their sensual magnetism for more than three decades.

Minter has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005, the Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH in 2009, La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain in 2009, t…

Tableware as Sensorial Stimuli

New thinking pushes innovation beyond the expected in today's world of art and design.   A return to primal and intense, an experience that possesses the kind of experiential knowledge that is gained through an all-encompassing and multi-sensory feeling.  The rapid rise of synaesthesia is evidence of this desire.  The work of Jinhyun Jeon is inspired by desire.  

A graduate from the Design Academy of Eindhoven, Jinhyun Jeon created a project entitled 'Tableware as Sensorial Stimuli,' seeking to infuse the daily ritual of eating with the phenomenon of synaesthesia.  The project is a set of cutlery in which each piece is designed to engage you in further senses than simply taste. 
By exploring synaesthesia through design, the artist hopes to enhance the role of tableware and cutlery, enriching the experience of eating by cross-wiring and activating multiple senses through a combination of temperature, color, texture, volume and form. Jinhyun Jeon serves to create jubilance …

Lucca Nichetto and Ben Gotham for Salviati Glass

Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice. He studied at the city’s Istituto Statale d’arte, before undertaking a degree in industrial design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, from which he graduated in 1998. In 1999, Nichetto began his professional career with Murano-based glass maker Salviati, later becoming a product designer and consultant for lighting company Foscarini. In 2006, he founded his eponymous practice in Venice. In 2011 he moved to Stockholm, Sweden, to open a second studio and he continues to live in and work from this city. Over the course of his career, Nichetto has served as art director for many international design brands and he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the design industry.
He has lectured and led workshops at various universities, including serving as a professor of design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, as well as sitting on juries for assorted international design competitions. Nichetto’s work has been exhibited worldwide and has been the sub…

German Jewelry Designer in Paris

Lorenz Bäumer was born in the United States in 1965,  grew up from one country to another through the missions of his German diplomat father and my French mother. His childhood of globe-trotter made him discover the diversity of the world and  influenced all of his artistic career.  Bäumer always had a fascination for creation in all its forms, eventually turning his passion into a career. 
After his studies as an engineer at the Ecole Centrale de Paris, Bäumer opened his first salons at 23 rue Royale in 1989 to sell costume jewelry.  Six years later he moved to 4 Place Vendôme and gradually he abandoned the jewelry fantasy from 1992 to devote himself exclusively to jewelry. The creation of the "Ecume de Diamants" tiara for the wedding of SAS Prince Albert of Monaco with Charlène Wittstock in 2010 was a great moment for Bäumer. In 2013 Bäumer opened his shop at 19 Place Vendôme, next to the Ritz.
Lorenz Bäumer likes the connection between architecture and poetry.  The conne…