The Home of Nicolas and Michele Garzouzi in Faqra Lebanon | Interiors

 

Flipping through my favorite online platforms, I came across this lovely article of a Lebanese home/ retreat in Faqra, Lebanon belonging to Nicolas & Michele Garzouzi on Architectural Digest.



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Elie Saab Designs 3 Rugs for The Rug Company

 

Legendary fashion designer Elie Saab collaborated with The Rug Company on a collection inspired by his signature design elements: femininity, luxury and modernity. Saab created three modern rug designs that revolve around themes such as foliage, floral motifs, texture and abstraction. The collection was presented in Beirut at The Rug Company showroom in the presence of media and other guests.

The rug shown above is ‘In Bloom’, it features oversized florals in shimmering silk tones of teal, gun metal and green. Challenging the traditional format of a rug, the blooms burst from both ends of the rug and reach for its centre, creating an elegant mirror pattern.


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Louis Vuitton Unveils a New Collection of Bags Designed With Jeff Koons | Fashion

Louis Vuitton unveils a new collection of bags and accessories designed with the artist, Jeff Koons.

In recent years, Louis Vuitton has affirmed its engagement with the world of art through a series of high-profile collaborations with the most influential artists of our times.

In the French House’s latest collaboration, Louis Vuitton is working with the New York-based artist Jeff Koons to create a new range of bags and accessories to be launched on April 28th.

One of the most widely recognized figures in contemporary art, Koons has brought imagery from his long-standing ‘Gazing Ball’ paintings – a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters – to a range of Louis Vuitton products. His re-creations of masterpieces by da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh have been transposed on to such iconic Louis Vuitton bags as the Speedy, the Keepall and the Neverfull.

 


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L’École Van Cleef et Arpels opens end of 2017 in Dubai

 

 

 

Van Cleef & Arpels announced today the forthcoming arrival of L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels (L’ÉCOLE) to Dubai later this year, marking the school’s first foray to the Middle East. The Paris-based school of jewelry arts will set up a nomadic campus at Hai d3, in the Dubai Design District to shed light on the hidden worlds of jewelry and watchmaking, from the 7th to the 25th of November, 2017.

As part of its Nomadic program, L’ÉCOLE will present a full set of classes led by professional jewelers, art historians, gemologists, and watchmakers. Evening conversations, several exhibits and other activities around jewelry, will complement the offering of the first visit of the jewelry school to our region.


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Icons Collection Exhibition at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris | Exhibitions

 

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris and Art photo Expo are pleased to present the Icons Collection in the Art District gallery, an exhibition proposing an exclusive selection of portraits of personalities by renowned photographers, whose images have forged the legend of the icons of our time.

The Icons Collection goes through some of the major stages in the history of cinema,  music, fashion and sports. These celebrities have made generations dream, dance, cry and are engraved in our memories. Some of these images transcend across various cultures.

This exhibition is also a tribute to the modern personalities highlighted in our news thanks to the power of social networks. Some of the subjects are genuinely timeless icons and others are infamous, but all of the photos are equally magical.

The star-studded exhibition presents more than 60 photographs of different formats in limited editions which are signed by twenty selected photographers. Guests will be able to see Marilyn Monroe meet Naomi Campbell, Mike Tyson defy Belmondo, Brigitte Bardot give the side-eye to Kate Moss and Ray Charles meet David Bowie.

 

Photos by: Richard Aujard, Claude Azoulay, Arno Bani, Raymond Cauchetier, Michel Comte, John Dominis, Arthur Elgort, Tony Frank, Ron Gallela, Claude Gassian, François Gragnon, Michel Haddi, Markus Klinko, Thierry Le Goues, Philippe Robert, Luc Roux, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Ellen Von Unwerth, Albert Watson.

About Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris:
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris reopened in 2010 as the most exciting 5-star luxury hotel in the City of Lights, after a dramatic and complete two-year transformation by designer Philippe Starck. The hotel has 149 luxurious rooms and suites and is just minutes from the Arc-de-Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. At Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, art is omnipresent, with an exclusive service of Art Concierge, an Art Bookstore, a private Art Gallery, a 99-seat cinema theatre and an impressive private art collection.

Food and drink are an art form here too – from the buzz of Le bar Long on the ground floor, to the two restaurants, Matsuhisa Paris for a Japanese cuisine and Il Carpaccio Michelin-star Italian restaurant. Not to be missed are the delicious pastries, macarons and chocolates by Pierre Hermé, considered by Vogue magazine as the ‘Picasso of pastry’. Art, decoration, design and a fashionable selection: Le Royal Eclaireur is an exclusive destination. The 1,500sqm Spa My Blend by Clarins is an award-winning white paradise, with the longest swimming pool in a Paris hotel.

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Beirut Terraces by Herzog and DeMeuron | Architecture

 

 

A project we have been monitoring for some time now, Beirut Terraces by the world renowned architects Herzog & DeMeuron, is finally completed. The project was initiated in 2009. More details below:

Description by the architects:

The city of Beirut lies in the heart of the developing Middle East. Having always been a cosmopolitan city, it is a focal point of the region as a cultural and geographical link between Europe and the Middle East. The history of Beirut could hardly be more diverse; remains of Phoenician, Roman, Mamluk, Ottoman and Colonial rule have shaped the city and its buildings. The design of Beirut Terraces was quite literally influenced by the layers of the city’s rich and tumultuous history.It is a history now also marked by inescapable traces of an eventful present. For generations to come, the people of Beirut will remember the assassination in 2005 of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, when a car bomb detonated in front of St. Georges Hotel. The resultant devastation is still visible as a daily reminder. Despite a scarred history, there is a clear vision to rehabilitate the area, with a master plan well under way that aims to rebuild and revitalise this part of Beirut. The site of Beirut Terraces is in a portion of the master plan dedicated to office and residential high-rise buildings, in the vicinity of a new yacht marina.

 


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Louis Vuitton New Objets Nomades to Be Displayed During Fuori Milan | Exhibition April 4-9, 2017

 

The most anticipated furniture fair all year is the Salone Del Mobile, this year it takes place between April 4-9, 2017. The fair is complemented with Euroluce among other interesting events.
The Objets Nomades Collection from fashion house Louis Vuitton, enriched with 10 new items, will be presented during Fuori Salone in Milan, from April 4th to 9th at Palazzo Bocconi.

Created in 2012, the Objets Nomades collection keeps alive Louis Vuitton’s long tradition of beautifully crafted travel objects. Some of the world’s most renowned designers have since imagined stunning travel-inspired Objets, which have then been made by Louis Vuitton.

 

 

The limited editions and experimental prototypes that make up the Objets Nomades collection all pay homage to the House’s special orders of the past and add the defiantly contemporary visions of creative designers from around the world: Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Barber and Osgerby, the Campana Brothers, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, and, most recently, India Mahdavi and Tokujin Yoshioka.

 

 

Today, there are 25 Objets Nomades and 10 among them will be presented for the first time during Fuori Salone in Milano. From a hammock to a deckchair, from a swing chair to a foldable stool. Each Objet embodies the same ideals: a love of the beauty of fine materials, the possibility of forms and carefully balanced proportions, complex and meticulous craftsmanship, and close attention to detail.

 

 

LOUIS VUITTON OBJETS NOMADES
Palazzo Bocconi, Corso Venezia 48, 20122 Milano
From April 4th to April 9th: Exhibition open to the public
Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm

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