Month: September 2020

Art meets horticulture with ikebana, the soothing art of Japanese flower arrangement

The rise of Modern Ikebana: the art of Japanese flower arrangement - Ho Hai Tran / Frida Kim
The rise of Modern Ikebana: the art of Japanese flower arrangement – Ho Hai Tran / Frida Kim

Back in February, Frida Kim, one of London’s most sought-after floral designers, was already fully booked until October with commissions for ­dinners, parties and private events across the city and beyond. By late March all of those jobs, like those of almost all of the country’s event florists, were cancelled.

Luckily, she also has several private clients, and was able to work alone, beautifying houses with her soulful displays that seem to sit somewhere between floristry and decorative art. “I am always checking for harmony and elegance,” says Kim, who often uses just one branch or stem rising up from an elegant bowl.

“Sometimes when I see one really beautiful single stem it can speak about our current situation – you can’t show off, you can’t go anywhere, there is all

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Pros and cons of getting a car at a younger age

16 Pros and Cons of Raising the Driving Age – ConnectUS
In most countries of the world, once a person is 16, they are permitted to drive a car. However, not everybody sees eye to eye about young people driving cars. Some believe that young people are too immature to handle the freedom that comes with driving a car or to even have the trusted ability to drive, whereas others have no problem with young people driving a car. Here are some of the pros and cons of getting and driving a car at a younger age:

Pros
It fosters increased responsibility
Everyone who owns a car has some basic level of responsibility when handling it. They are responsible for their safety as well as that of others. As such, they will be more careful when they are driving their cars. Because of the responsibility the ownership of a car has plans upon them, they will be more sensitive and … Read More

Man Ray Exhibition Shows How a Mascara Advertisement Became Surrealist Art

PARIS Man Ray’s Surrealist experiments with photography not only revolutionized the medium, but also transformed the way that fashion was represented in magazines during the Twenties and Thirties, a new exhibition in Paris shows.

“Man Ray and Fashion,” which opened at the Musée du Luxembourg on Wednesday, takes the viewer on a journey from his early society portraits through to his daring work for Harper’s Bazaar, set against vintage film footage and original creations by the likes of Elsa Schiaparelli, Madeleine Vionnet and Chanel.

Curator and art historian Catherine Örmen says the aim of the exhibition is twofold: to illustrate a lesser-known aspect of Man Ray’s work, and to reflect the evolution of fashion over the course of two decades. When it was originally unveiled in Marseille last year, the photographs and clothes were shown in two separate venues.

The condensed show presented in Paris, which runs

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Where to Buy Cool, Affordable Artwork Online

You may have the best furniture, decor, and lighting around, but no room is truly complete without cool artwork. The good news? There’s plenty of unique artwork to be found if you know where to look. We’ve rounded up 17 of the best places to buy art online; across these sites you’ll find a wide range of art styles at every price point. Plus, you can buy from the comfort of your own home. Art has never been so accessible. Whether you want to buy graphic paintings, discover an up-and-comer, or invest in blue-chip pieces, the art you want is just a click away. 

Believe 1 No. 7 Framed Art Print by Black Pepper Paperie Co.

$50.00, Society6

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For those who like to swap out their art on a regular basis, Society6’s assorted collection of whimsical, affordable prints is a great bet. Everything from cheeky sayings to

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