Love is not visible to the eyes but to the soul - Shakespeare

Monday, 28 February 2011

A Ghost Who Walks

I have always loved sculptures for their grace and the much clearer sense of craftmanship than I do with paintings and other art forms. Don't know why really, but there you go. It the same thing with architecture, even if I don't really feel anything for the overall design I get flushed with wonder if I start to think of the workmanship and the actual building the houses etcetera.
On Aros Aarhus Museum of Art, Danish-German sculptur Christian Lemmerz showed a marvelous and very dark exhibition of works playing on the traditional notions of what sculptures should and could do as representative and decoration and working as well as contemporary comments to the world around us. The show was titled 'Ghost' and it was set in an all black setting with spotlights on the scultures. The sculptures were either in Italian marble, plastic or some sort of papmache (as far as I could tell - this may not be true though, I rarely read the labels for anything else but the titles.) Very gloomy and provoking if all you have been introduced to before is like the long stately galleries with busts and decorative sculptures like at the Versailles. This was nothing like that!
 Detail of 'Abu Ghraib'
 'Abu Ghraib'
 detail of the sculpture pair above
 The slightly coloured stuff you can see inside the plast sculpture look anatomically like lungs and were attached to some sort of respirator and therefore the sculpture was breathing. Very scarry actually, to see 'life' in a dead thing beacuse we tend to distinguish so sharply between breathing equals living and the reverse. I also had connotations to a hospital ward with patients hooked up on these machines and only 'living' because of them. I still can't decide whether I like that or not.
 A huge drawing called 'Dante's Dream'. A comment or illustration of how Lemmerz pictures (literally) Hell in Dante's work.
To give a sense of the scale of the drawing, and the 'entrance' zone to the dark covered rooms where most of his marble sculptures were displayed.

Overall, I found it a very beautiful yet haunting show, and some of the works, especially 'Abu Ghraib' was very hard on me emotionally. I would actually have loved to look more closely at it but I could literally feel my eyes tearing up! Thank god for the darkness, I say! However, Christian Lemmerz will definately be an artist who I will keep an eye on - if only for the amazing techniques and craftmanship he demonstrated here.
Aros on 'Ghost' in English

Friday, 25 February 2011

Weekly Favourites week 8

My faves among online shops' newly arrivals.. Loads and loads of goodies! I particulaly love the vespa helmet from Colette. It always stylish to protect your head (as my Mum says "You can redo your messed up hair but you can't redo your head!") but it goes up a notch with this one.. If only I had a Vespa.. But would a soft pink one go with this helmet?? Oh, what to do!
And btw, the two hands-thing is sunglasses! How grotesque and devine at the same time, no?!

Accessories Week 8, 2011

Seperates Week 8, 2011

Dresses Week 8, 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Copenhagen Fashion Week 2011

Here's my takes on my favourite styles from Copenhagen Fashion Week 2011 a couple of weeks ago. I think the AW season is very strong and there's a lot of very wearable styles as well as the avantgarde that Danish designers do so well. I have not included all the designers but only the ones I really like, and some of them had very beautiful collections and I have included more from those. I have no idea whether these are the big ones but they resemble either my personal taste in fashion or those that provoke and challenge the conventions of fashion.
All images are mine but based on the runway photos by Copenhagen Fashion Week 

Monday, 21 February 2011

Table for One, Please..

I love spending time on cafés and doodle, draw or write about my observations on the people around me. I find that people tend to do the funniest things in order to avoid contact in a crowded place. Especially if they are about to leave the establishment, they will rather twist their arms and joints than ask and apologize for stretching over another's 'sphere'! Hilarious! I usually giggle a lot at these things so people might think I'm mental but I don't care - and kinda like it...

Friday, 18 February 2011

Weekly Favourites week 7, 2011

Hi, just wanted to post my Weekly Faves and wish you a happy weekend. I'm at my parents' celebrating my Dad's 66th birthday this weekend. He's the sweetest man whom you could ever encounter and the guy I'm going to marry one day will have to face up to this guy! He's my no. 1!
Well, anyways, enjoy the snow (if you are not sick of it as I am by now) and send well wishes this way to my Dad.. Thanks!
Accessories Week 7, 2011
Seperates Week7, 2011
Dresses Week 7, 2011

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Emerging Talents

I just wanted to show a few amazing posts from DeviantArt - a site where you can upload your art for free and there's a big community around it commenting your works and to give you inspiration. They range from poetry to digital art and there are some very talented people among the artists on the site. Here's some examples. Please click the links to go their profiles.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Chandelier Chronicles

Fashionista baking..

Just saw these awesome and pretty cakes that would make any fashionista want to dive in and give a **** about weight and sizes.. I like cake and I think these would make my day - any day!

Aren't these gorgeous? I mean seriously - stiletto cakes!? How cool is that?
Check it out here and here At the last link you go to his - yep, its a guy!!! - own website and I must say, I almost got misty eyed when I saw the cakes - so unbelievable! I'd go for the Mulberry Bayswater og Hermes Birkin bag cakes.

Eat - pray and loovee these cakes!!!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Royal Copenhagen

Yesterday, I found this wonderful catalogue from Royal Copenhagen. It is really beautiful and I like the setup and presentation (and interpretation) of their works. I collect the Mega Fluted in blue myself and swoon over Flora Danica. But the prices are in the stratosfere and a few light years away from my limits.
Recently, I have begun to love their Easter collections with the eggs and plates. So pretty and feminine.
What's your favourites? I have a thing for yellow on service and china - I like colour when I eat.. *smile*

My favourite page is this one. I like the mixture of old and modern in a very stylish way and I think it sums up what Royal Copenhagen is all about.

And this is my dream: to set the table both at parties and in the daily life so nonchalant with the Mega Fluted and the complimentary pieces from the other series. They work well together most of the designs.
The small food goodies on this picture is called 'smushi'. Smørrebrød (open rye bread sandwich - a special Danish delicacy) + sushi. The point being that the traditional smørrebrød is often too big to try several diffent tastes so The Royal Café in Copenhagen (next to the main store on Strøget) has created these little yummies in the sushi style. Smaller and you can order more different than with the normal sizes. They look so delicious! 
The Royal Café They also have a café in Japan (its the main export market of their services)

Imagine inviting your friend for tea like this...

And of course, the wonderful and beautiful and magnifiscent Flora Danica. Oh well, one can still dream right?

The Easter collection's presentation. Pretty, huh?
This is the design presentaion of the Zodiac sign figurines originally desgined by Christel Marrott back in the 1970s.
They have become instant classics and last year they started to produce the male equivalent and they are so beautiful. I have one (Leo) and everyone I know has these on their wish lists for weddings, birthdays and the like. This is a bad scan unfourtunately, but you should check them out. Crisp and clean, and would fit into the very Scanidinavian Chic style of decor. On the website you also get a little astrological info on the signs.

For more info on the various pieces and services, please go to Royal Copenhagen 


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