A door opens on the "Route to India". This is an invitation to travel, a "Grand Tour" like the aristocrats of the eighteenth century, thirsty of exotic discoveries. Among the rugged peaks of Rajasthan, where sometime adventures the goat of Krispati.....
Sitting bang on the banks of the Bosphorus straits is the old 19th century Ottoman distillery, which in its new avatar as a boutique hotel, Sumahan-on-the-water has gone on to become the winner of the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Award.....
At the recently concluded International Paper Biennial Rijswijk 2012 in Netherland, which had to be extended to 13 January, 2013 in view of the overwhelming response, artists showcased some amazing art works. One of the amazing sculptors showcased at the Museum Meermanno in Hague, Netherlands was the giant book sculptor by the Spanish artist Alicia Martin. Martin’s giant on-site sculpture is a cascade of old used books that appear to be pouring out of a window of the museum, landing inside a fence on the sidewalk..
Alicia Martin is known for her art works that she creates using old books. Three such site-specific installations using books are based in historic buildings in Madrid, such as Casa de America. These sculptures are part of her series aptly known as Biografias. These giant columns have used up over 5,000 books each that are held together by an intricate metal and mesh framework inside.
The fluttering paper gives the illusion of instability and mobility, and the books at the bottom simply lie lose for anyone to pick up or scribble on. Interestingly, the paper is left to elements of nature to yellow and age.
At the Christie’s auction at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York this month, one of the significant art pieces of interest was a lacquered wooden desk made by the renowned French furniture designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. The desk is a rare beauty with all the Ruhlmann elements.
The Italian car maker Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, or just Lamoborghini as popularly known, has delivered a winner with the new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster.