Showing posts from April, 2013

Le Corbusier Sculptures

Fantastic sculpture from the one and only Charles-Edouard Jeannette, better known as Le Corbusier. Lightly more creative his earlier projects and are almost quite ‘wacky’ but at the same time controlled, one can see parallels between him and Salvador Dali’s paintings in his late sculpture, even though it’s no secret that they weren’t the biggest fans of each other.I’m regularly analyzing whether I like purely functional and industrial products or if I like one-of-a-kind type handmade items. In my opinion there’s a middle ground, on one hand I think you can own a home that’s purely functional, with industrial products to match, but at the end of the day it’s lifeless to own objects that have no background or character as well. We’re not machines and we all have a personality, well hopefully, sculpture like this really puts my thoughts in perspective and gets me inspired on the art side of things. If you can find a balance between these two elements you’ve definitely succeeded, Jens Ri…

Palais De La Porte Doree

Ranked among the historical monuments since 1987, the Palais de la Porte Dorée is a unique building in the panorama of Parisian architecture. Its architect Albert Laprade , has created a synthesis of Art Deco, French cassical architecture, Moroccan architecture and elements loosely inspired art colonies. 's bas-reliefs of the facade and frescoes inside the palace, are used to illustrate the colonial discourse carried by the Colonial Exhibition of 1931 . 
The Palace of the Golden Gate is a unique testimony to the art of the 1930's. If the painted decoration is rather academic style and colonial structures decorative (furniture salons, lighting, ironwork work) are at the forefront of research and technical style Art Deco style. 
The Art Deco movement blossomed in 1925 in the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts, which give it its name.While France is a pioneer in the return to pure geometric lines. This style appears as a geometric floral motifs of Art Nouveau of the ear…

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the Arts and Crafts movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. Charles Rennie Mackintosh had considerable influence on European design. He was born in Glasgow and he died in London. Mackintosh was not only a talented architect creating the reknowned Glasgow School of Art, House of an Art Lover and Queen’s Cross Church, Mackintosh also designed House and the Willow Tearooms. 

Coco Chanel's Apartment

Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel's influence extended beyond couture clothing. Her design aesthetic was realized in jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent,Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product.
Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She achieved both success as a businesswoman and social prominence thanks to the connections she made through her work. These included many artis…