Category Archives: Art

Visual Excellence: “Andy Warhol: Photographer” @ Danziger Gallery

The legendarily Outstanding Debbie Harry as seen in the exhibition “Andy Warhol: Photographer” on view at New York’s  Danziger Gallery until April 21.

Musically Outstanding and Gorgeously Excellent: Debbie Harry, 1983
4.25 x 3.5 inch unique polaroid
Courtesy of Danziger Gallery and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts. Image via Huffington Post.

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Excellent Destination: Design Days Dubai 2012

‘Lathe V’ by Sebastian Brajkovicas seen during Design Days Dubai, a fair dedicated to collectible furniture and objects presented by international and Middle East galleries.

'Lathe V' by Sebastian Brajkovic. Image via Wallpaper.

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Lessons in Excellency: L’École Van Cleef & Arpels opens in Paris

As also announced by Wallpaper* magazine: “Today, Van Cleef & Arpels’ school of jewellery – L’École Van Cleef & Arpels – opens its gilded doors for the very first time. Aimed at makers, connoisseurs and those just simply keen to get an ‘intellectual and emotional grasp of the soul of jewellery through personal experience’, the school will uncover the notoriously secretive world of fine-jewellery via a non-technical curriculum of classes, which will be taught in English as well as French.” Chouette !! As Caragh McKay explains: “Marie Vallanet-Delhom, the first President of the new École Van Cleef & Arpels, is one of the most prominent figures in the French watch and jewellery industry, and will share her 25-year knowledge of the great French jewellery maisons at the school. Here she talks as through the concept and curriculum.” To view, kindly click HERE.

Lessons in Excellency at Van Clef & Arpels: The gemsetter constantly refers to the gouaché so that he or she can select the right stones for a piece. The combination of different shaped and sized gems adds a sense of movement. Image via Wallpaper*.

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Architecturally Outstanding Higher Education: Singapore University of Technology & Design

Singapore, 2010-2014

Once completed, The Singapore University of Technology and Design, Excellently conceived by UNStudo, of Amsterdam and Shanghai, “will offer four key academic pillars: Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) and Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD). The New SUTD campus will facilitate cross-disciplinary interaction between all four pillars of academia. The orientation and organisation of the campus is designed through two main axes; the living and learning spines which overlap to create a central point, binding together all corners of the SUTD. These thoroughfares create a 24/7 campus of seamless connectivity. An open forum of learning is established by bringing professionals, alumni, students, and faculty together to interact both on an academic and a social level.”

Educated Excellence: Singapore University of Technology and Design as envisioned by UNStudio. Image via UNStudio.

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Panoramic Excellence: Artist Olafur Eliasson For The ARoS Art Museum

Information via Laura Raskin for Architectural Record: “Rendering Denmark’s second-largest city in 52 colors, artist Olafur Eliasson has perched his permanent installation “Your Rainbow Panorama” on delicate columns 12 feet above the roof of the ARoS Art Museum, in Aarhus. Curved glass panels progress along the UFO-like structure. Visitors do, too, as they walk the 490-foot-long circular path, which opened in May. Each laminated pane of glass contains a color foil and was manufactured to withstand harsh weather. Recessed lighting in the walkway sets the building aglow at night. With Viking roots stretching back to the eighth century, Aarhus is a waterfront town and home to architectural gems that get great billing from the installation’s 360-degree views. Eliasson says that “Panorama” is a lighthouse: “The work becomes a compass in time and space.””

Outstanding Panorama: Artist Olafur Eliasson's permanent installation “Your Rainbow Panorama”, at the ARoS Art Museum, in Aarhus, Denmark. Image via Architectural Record via Studio Olafur Eliasson.

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Excellence For Your Consideration: Maciek Kobielski Studio

Presenting the photographs of Maciek Kobielski.

Photo via Maciek Kobielski Studio.

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Bijoux Report: The Outstanding Jewels of Mister Wilfredo Rosado

Mister Wilfredo Rosado makes jewelry that is Excellently Outstanding. Paris Vogue agrees. Perhaps so will you. To view the collection, please click HERE.

Excellently Outstanding jewelry by Wilfredo Rosado, as featured in Paris Vogue.. Image via Facebook via Wilfredo Rosado.

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Lessons in Excellency: Karen Knorr’s Outstandingly Excellent ‘India Song’

Karen Knorr is an American photographer living in London who was born in Germany, grew up in Puerto Rico and went to art school in Paris and London. Info via The New York Times.

Visual Excellence: The Photography of Karen Knorr. Image via The New York Times.

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Lessons In Excellency: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron’s Outstanding New Design For The Park Avenue Armory

Presenting the new design for the Park Avenue armory, by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. The $200-million restoration is expected to be completed by 2015, says The New York Times. Image below: one of the two rooms that have been completed. It includes a chandelier designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

Image via Fred R. Conrad for The New York Times.

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Paris Report: Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Spring 2012. Image via Now Fashion via SHOWstudio.

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