Discovering music around the world when I travel is another quirky passion, besides going to hair salons. Sometimes I wonder how do I develop all those curiosities, but once I start, I find so much joy within them. For someone who has an eclectic taste in music – from classical…
Neri Oxman – Mothering Nature
Neri Oxman has a very unique look at the world and a multidisciplinary approach to science and design. She piqued my interest when I read about her project “Aguahoja I” that blurs the lines between creativity and science. To illustrate, this artistic sculpture is composed of 3D-printed materials from the organic…
John Portman – The Architect
John Portman was a prolific architect who left a deep mark on the Atlanta landscape and many word capitals. Portman was praised for his cinematic interiors that artfully related interior space and elements to the individual.
A Poem For You
I started to sort my extensive library and I was so happy to find my old poetry books. A poem is like a small gift to us from the poet. I forgot how much I enjoyed poetry until I have rediscovered those marvelous books. It is a quick read, but a great poem stays with you, it is transformational. Enjoy these three little gems that I have lovingly rediscovered.
Tadao Ando – Casa Wabi in Mexico
Fundación Casa Wabi is an idyllic artist’s retreat by Tadao Ando that aims to promote collaboration and social commitment through art. This beautiful foundation is located in Mexico’s stunning Pacific coastline at Puerto Escondido.
Cambodia – Kingdom of Wonder
Cambodia is truly the Kingdom of Wonder. I have a feeling that some places are destined for you, and Cambodia is one of those places for me. It stole my heart. From the wondrous temples and floating trees to its world-renowned Kampot pepper, there is something for everyone in this beautiful tropical country.
Chiharu Shiota – The Soul Trembles
Chiharu Shiota is a world-renowned Japanse performance and installation artist who is living in Berlin since 1997. Shiota puts the physical presence of the viewer at the core of her work by weaving yarn all around her performance and installations. The focus in her art is the transience of time…
Halong Bay Wonder of Nature – Dreaming Awake
In 1994, Halong Bay was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is selected because of its stunning limestone mountains that formed thousands of years ago by rising up from emerald waters. The emerald bay has ravishing beauty that exceeded all of my expectations.
Jacquemus – The Creative Force
The first time I saw Jacquemus’ work, I was astonished by the idea to stage a fashion show in the midst of the lavender fields. It had such a dreamlike quality and was so exciting! More I learned about him, I realized that his creativity is endless.
Edward Hopper at Fondation Beyeler
Often when we think about Edward Hopper’s work, his lonely figures gazing through the widow come to our mind. During the coronavirus crisis, the international press and social media repeatedly referred to Edward Hopper as a painter for our times.
Luis Barragán – Pritzker Winning Architect
Luis Barragán was a world-renowned minimalist Mexican architect. His emotional architecture has influenced many contemporary architects, visually and conceptually. Barragán won the Pritzker Prize, the highest award in architecture and his own home and studio, Casa Luis Barragán, have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nicola Bertellotti – Phenomenology of The End
All these magnificent abandoned places witnessed past glory and grandeur. What emerges in Nicola’s aesthetic is the nostalgia of the lost paradise, expressed in love for the ruins.
Touch has a Memory
Social distancing is the new expression and the world is now as we never imagined it would be. We are abstaining from touch and are isolated in our own homes all around the world to protect the community. Globally, we are affected by the same experience as we battle COVID-19 together. There is an enormous understanding and compassion between us.
Pierre Soulages’ Outrenoir: Alchemy Of Black Light
Until recently, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall were the only two artists in history who were honored with their respective solo exhibitions at Louvre Museum in Paris during their lifetime. In December 2019, these illustrious names were joined by another- Pierre Soulages. It was celebration of the remarkable career and his 100th birthday.
Kalita Dress – Wearable Art
As a woman who loves dresses, I noticed that there is something very unique about Kalita dresses. How they make me feel. How that perfectly tailored dress so poetically envelops a woman’s body is pure artistry.
Short Story about Love in the Outbreak of Corona
This delicate and poignant story about love in difficult times we all share is captured so tenderly in images by Petar Pavlov. We need to remember what is so deeply important now – the connection we have as human beings.
Blue Ice – Exploring Glacial Caves in Iceland
I dream with my eyes open – Jules Verne, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” The ice caves of Iceland have been on my bucket list for years. Few things in my travels have left me with a childish wonderment more than the unique nature of our planet. There…
Captivating Movement of Mary Remy
Mary Remy has one of those unforgettable faces. Her dancing is always fascinating and moves me deeply. Virtually enjoy her 3 stunning contemporary dances, they are must see for the art and dance lovers.
Crossing the Andes in the footsteps of Charles Darwin
At the age of twenty-two, Charles Darwin (1809-1881) started on his trip around the world. The trip would last 5 years, of which most was spent on land investigating geology and making natural history collections. After the trip, he wrote “The Voyage of the Beagle” and the influential “On the…
Colombia – Beautiful Colors of Cartagena
Cartagena, Colombia is a historic city of superb beauty lying within centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena’s Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage Site and so colorful, charming and bursting at the seams with fabulous Latin music.
Cornelia Parker – I got lucky in Sydney
One of the most important artists working today, Cornelia Parker is known for her transformation of everyday objects into unexpected, haunting scenarios – things are exploded, shot, turned back to front and rearranged in often surprising ways. Her subjects hang at the very moment of their transformation, suspended in time and completely still.
Iconic Bondi Beach – Sydney, Australia
Bondi Beach is the iconic beach in Sydney, Australia. Even there are many ocean pools in Australia, the most famous is probably the Bondi Icebergs. Bondi has its own rhythm which is absolutely enchanting.
Desert Rose by Jean Nouvel
Jean Nouvel is one of the marvelous architects whose work I admire. Finally, I got the opportunity to see his latest museum project in Doha. I remember I was riding in a taxi when I laid my eyes on the National Museum of Qatar. The locals affectionately call Jean Nouvel’s magnificent architecture the Desert Rose.
Jade Hale-Christofi – Choreographer, Dancer and Artist
Jade Hale-Christofi is contemporary choreographer and classically trained Royal Ballet dancer. He has choreographed two amazing videos – Hozier’s Take me to Church and Surprise Yourself.
Wildest Dreams – ‘East-West/West-East’ by Richard Serra
These captivating sculptures in the middle of Qatari desert by Richard Serra is what a wildest dreams are made of – bravado, creativity, making the impossible possible. There are no roads to get there, no maps and, no signs.
Radcliffe Bailey – Atlanta’s Own International Artist
Radcliffe Bailey is a world-renown contemporary American artist. He is noted for mixed-media, paint, and sculpture works that explore African-American ancestry and identity, linking diasporic histories with potential futures.
Nyaman Gallery – the Contemporary Gem of Bali
I was in heaven at Nyaman Gallery. Every stylish room had a great artist to discover or something to inspire. Bali is a very creative space, with so much talent. Nyaman Gallery was the artistic highlight of the trip featuring marvelous artists like Jean-Michel Aucler and Lukman Fauzi.
Frank Lloyd Wright – Iconic Fallingwater
Named as “The Best All-Time Work of American Architecture,”, Fallingwater is hailed internationally as a masterpiece of 20th-century architecture. Fallingwater is located in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania, in Mill Run, about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.