Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Hunters in the Snow. This Flemish renaissance artist’s painting is one in a series of six works that depict different times of the year. Whenever I have a look at it, I: a) can’t believe it was painted almost 450 years ago - my eyes will always see contemporary relevance in this work, b) return to my childhood as one of my favourite books had similar style illustrations in it.
 Musée national Gustave Moreau staircase. This amazing object is part of 19th century French symbolist painter’s (teacher of Henri Matisse) museum in Paris. Moreau established and designed the museum 2 years before his death, so that his 4800 drawings and 450 watercolours could be displayed the exact way he wanted.
[1921-1981] Rokuro Taniuchi. From an early age this Japanese illustrator was suffering from asthma, and therefore was forced to live in nursing homes. As the institutions were usually situated near the sea, he spent his childhood trying to paint the surrounding landscapes. This experience later put into his works created one of a kind mood for the illustrations - innocent, childlike visions mixed with unexpected, deep and melancholic twists. Rokuro held his first solo exhibition only at the age of 35. But from that point on he managed to paint a huge amount of book illustrations, as well as over 1300 covers for ‘Shukan Shincho’ (the pioneering weekly news and literary magazine in Japan).
 Paper-Cut-Project. Collection for Cartier. Wig #2. A project that conceives art direction and highly crafted paper art works for window installations, runway, catalog and advertising campaigns. Conducted by artist duo Amy Flurry (writer, stylist) and Nikki Salk (interior designer).
 Tamara de Lempicka. Portrait of Marquis of Affito. A Polish painter who created the style of painting, which we now know as Art Deco. De Lempicka was known as an ‘icon of modernity’ and was one of the quintessential figures of the roaring twenties and thirties. Her style re-elaborates and mixes elements of French and Russian cubism and futurism with elements of Italian painting and German and Polish realism. The mostcomprehensiveexhibitioneverproducedon the artist ‘Tamara de Lempicka: Queen of Modern’ can be seen at Rome’s Complesso del Vittoriano till the 3rd of July.
 Sruli Recht. FW collection ‘When Gravity Fails’. Look #1: ‘Icarus, post-crash’. The garment is made from 21 blackbirds sewn on a hunted wild reindeer base. Designer Sruli Recht is pushing the boundaries of menswear, creating more than just clothing. Making a statement, a serious work of art.