fashioned from nature

Fashioned from Nature

      V&A is one of the most inspiring modern museums and one of the best places in the world to find most brilliant exhibitions about fashion. With more than 300 objects Fashioned from Nature features the complex and controversial history of fashion from 1600 and through last 400 years. With mesmerizing pieces from big designers Read More

1001 nights by Taschen

Taschen : folktales classics

Latest TASCHEN publications revives the legacy of folktales classics. The tales are accompanied by exquisite vintage illustrations from the past 200 years, including masterpieces from the legendary Danish artist Kay Nielsen, British artists Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of 19th-century German illustration Gustav Süs, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn. An extra-large fine Read More

The Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

The Royal Greenhouses in Laeken ( Belgium ) are open to the public three weeks a year every spring. This tradition has been carried for almost a century. The monumental glass palace is an architectural masterpiece designed by Alphonse Balat , the mentor of another legendary Belgian architect Victor Horta, between 1874 and 1876 for Read More

Ghost Nets Art Project

The ghost nets are lost, abandoned or deliberately discarded fishing nets in the ocean. They are massive threat to marine life and birds. Ghost Nets Art Project in Australia began and what it is all about – craftsmen who are mostly indigenous people of Australia using eco-trash to clean the coast and sea, share their Read More

moodboard march 18

Inspiration. March 2018

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Frida Kahlo at V&A

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

We are excited to announce that this summer Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up is coming to the V&A ! 16 June – 4 November 2018. This exhibition explores how she fashioned her identity, offering an unparalleled insight into one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. It will be the first exhibition outside Read More

Spring is coming. Tribal Europe

Carnival is a traditional festive season that occurs in areas of strong Catholic influence , as well as Greek Orthodox. The time of  the major parades are February or early March ( Pre-Lent ). However, the celebration combining masks and street party has much older roots as a pagan reversal ritual. It’s popular in Western Europe and in Eastern Read More

mason et objet

Maison et Objet . Jan 2018. Part 1

The leading home decor fair in Europe Maison Et Objet is connecting the international interior design and lifestyle community. V-Zen Blog attended the Parisian Salon to discover limitless design ideas, innovation and colour trends. www.mom.maison-objet.com                   Read More

hula valley

Hula Valley

In late October V-Blog travelled to the unique place in northern Israel to watch mesmerising sunrises and migrating birds. The Hula Valley is well known as National Reserve and a major stopover for birds migrating along Syrian-African Rift Valley between Europe, Africa and Asia. An estimated 500 million birds pass through the Hula Valley every year. Read More

Horror films of the Silent Era

Some of the horror movies of The Silent Era are still shown in the cinemateques. I was lucky enough to attend one of the screening in Brussels to watch one of the early masterpieces The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This screening inspired me to look back at the history of the cinema and study some Read More

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