Ron van der Ende is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. The original color and texture of the wood is utilized to form a gripping and realistic mosaic. The realism is further enhanced by the perspective built into the relief. Van der Ende uses his method to conjure up dark industrial and space age imagery.
Liesbet Bussche is accessorizing the city with her “Urban Jewellery” campaign. “ The project exposes the city’s characteristics as highly individual, asserting that it is appropriate to accessorize public space in the same manner we would accessorize ourselves.”
This latest fashion film titled Amasia, was created by Werdenclyffe for Jules Kim of Bijules. It’s nice to see jewelry designers entering the genre of fashion film. Amasia deals with nature in it’s purest form juxtaposing visuals of calm terrain with torrents of nature’s raw force.
The S.S. Republic was carrying 59 passengers and a load of gold coins from New York to New Orleans when it sank in a hurricane off Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 25, 1865. Experts estimate there are 20,000 to 30,000 coins at the site 1,700 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, worth perhaps as much as $180 million.
Every year at the international watch and jewelry fair in Basel Switzerland, famed watchmaker Harry Winston unveils the latest model in their exclusive Opus line. This year for the Opus 12, Harry Winston partnered with Emmanuel Bouchet to create a watch that is built around 12 pairs of hands that point towards the center and rotate in place to turn blue when they’re telling the time or silver when they’re inactive. It’s an absolute marvel of engineering that unmatched by any other watch producer on this planet.
Filmmaker Marcus Tomlinson brings us Cosmic Energy, a short film featuring model Ajak Deng with jewelry from Bulgari, Fabergé, Louis Vuitton and Dior. This new wave of conceptual filmmaking that has already penetrated the fashion world is now starting to make its way over to jewelry.
After studying painting in the mid 70′s under Georg Baselitz, Otto Jakob set his sights on Jewelry making. One of the few jewelers who’s work transcends the realm of ornament into the practice of fine art. Jakob exhibits at the Daniel Blau Gallery in Munich, Colnaghi in London and at TEFAF in Maastricht.
The 2011/12 branding campaign video for the men’s APEX collection. 6 months of hard work and dedication, a special thanks goes out to the creative team who made it all possible. Debbie Geltner, Artistic Director. Kevin Calero, Director and Aboudi Hassoune, Set Designer. I would also like to thank every one else who had a roll in producing this video, without you it could not be possible. Mike and Aboud Haddad, Saad Fribgane, Jessica Hoff, Vince Robitaille, Simon White, Marcus Von Wolf, Mike Smart, Cedric Laurenty, Ango & Prison Garde and LeMatos.
The Essentials is a new post that I will be updating regularly showcasing my view of the quintessential items that belong in a man’s wardrobe. When it comes to the wrist watch, the Submariner by Rolex is the perfect balance of sport and class. It exudes cool and carries a storied heritage that has been worn by the likes of Sean Connery, Paul Newman and Steve Mcqueen
For the Love of God is sculpture by Damien Hirst, It consists of a Platinum cast of a human skull encrusted with 8,601 flawless Diamonds, including a pear-shaped pink diamond located in the forehead. Death is a central theme in Hirst’s works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals are preserved in formaldehyde. Undoubtedly one of the most famous living artist he continues to defy convention and never shy’s away from controversy. To view more of his work follow this link: Damien Hirst