Buscemi Custom Monogram at Neiman Marcus

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IMAG1495See the new Buscemi Brand 2016 Styles showcased at Neiman Marcus! The luxury lifestyle department store brought in a monogram artisan and added custom monograms to Buscemi client shoes and accessories. DJ Quiana Parks who has been spotted at past Neiman events provided the soundtrack for the artist and patrons.

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Bugatti Home Collection

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by Shawn Brewington

Bugatti Home Collection describes the elegant and extraordinary lifestyle originated from the artistically inspired environment of the Bugatti family since the beginning of the 20th century.

“Our distinctive character is increasingly moving towards a Bugatti global lifestyle”, says Massimiliano Ferrari, Head of Bugatti Brand Lifestyle for Bugatti Automobiles. “By complementing our current lifestyle collection with an interior design proposal, we are now taking another step ahead.”

“Bugatti Home collection is a tribute to the flamboyant spirit which characterises the most famous automotive brand in the world”, affirms Alberto Vignatelli, CEO and Chairman of Luxury Living Group. “This furniture represents the unique style and the heart of Bugatti dominated by its key values Art, Forme, Technique”.

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The characteristic style features of the French luxury brand- such as the unique Bugatti – two-tone colour scheme, the Bugatti line, or the famous Bugatti horseshoe-shaped front grille – enhance the shapes of the furniture with soft and continuous lines reminding the aerodynamic design and the super cars performances. The frames in carbon fibre, the same used to produce the Bugatti hulls, draw the attention on the cutting edge technology side of the collection and its extremely complex design. Carbon fibre is a pure and extreme element shaped with perfect craftsmanship which is combined with other materials of the collection: steel, glass and leather, all carefully selected and cut to create bases, surfaces and upholsteries.

The palette was developed using the historical colours of Bugatti which are mixed and combined in an elegant use of shades. Blue Royale, nuances of light blue and neutral tones such as silver grey, cashmere warm grey and the classic cognac colour.

Luxury Living Group is the luxury furniture and homeware company founded by Alberto Vignatelli. Expertise, exclusive materials, creativity and quality are key to the Group’s development, with its steady expansion in technology and innovation in a short space of time.  The Luxury Living Group portfolio is also enriched by the new Bugatti Home Collection as well as the new Ritz Paris Home Collection and Paul Mathieu proposals.

BMW Lifestyle Collections 2016

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by Shawn Brewington

BMW Lifestyle Shop presents an array of new products across
all Collections, featuring contemporary tailoring and an
innovative mix of materials and colours. With new clothing,
accessories, and luggage, the hallmark is sporty elegance, distinctive
styling and high-quality materials. 

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The new BMW Jacket and the lightweight BMW Summer Down Jacket are
among the special highlights of the 2016 BMW Collection. The fashionable
wool-look BMW Women’s Jacket comes in a trendy parka style with an
elegant hood and drawstring waist, for an adjustable look and fit. The
BMW Men’s Jacket features a stand-up collar and four outer patch pockets,
accentuating the jacket’s urbane, elegant appearance. Concealed, ribbed collar
and sleeve cuffs keep out the chill whatever the weather. For those who prefer a sportier look, BMW Lifestyle offers the lightweight, waist-
length BMW Summer Down Jacket.

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New watches join the 2016 BMW Collection. Sporty features merge
effortlessly with sophisticated appeal. While the BMW Day Date model (ladies’ and men’s) with its Swiss Ronda movement, structured dial pattern and leather strap is timelessly elegant, the new BMW Chrono Watch, with its angular stainless-steel case and embossed leather strap, is a powerful eye-catcher.

BMW Lifestyle has added two new items to the successful BMW Luggage
Collection. With the BMW Garment Bag and the BMW Duffle Bag, it is easier
than ever to travel comfortably yet in style. With large zips and ventilated side
pockets, the new BMW Garment Bag provides optimal storage for clothes and
shoes. Flat mesh pockets inside the bag keep clothing neatly organised at all
times. And there’s a further clever feature: using the side zips, the
BMW Garment Bag can be converted quickly and easily into a stylish
weekender-size bag. This bag for every occasion is ideal for both business trips
and weekend getaways.

The BMW Lifestyle Collections are available at www.shop.bmw.com
and at selected BMW dealers.

Curl Keeper: A Multicultural Curly Hair Solution

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There’s a style for every curl with Curl Keeper. No matter what curl category you fit into, whether you have loose curls, medium curls or tight curls, all curl patterns will differ from one curly head to the next, as no two curls are the same. Styling curly hair takes practice, as each curl type may need to apply different products and techniques to achieve their desired curly hairstyle.

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Along with each curly hairstyle, we have included tips at www.frizzoff.com, on how to use each product and techniques used to turn unmanageable curly frizzy hair into well defined frizz controlled curls. Curl Keeper is now available at Target stores!

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Art LeadHER – Exhibit at the Joseph Gross Gallery – Curated by Mashonda Tifrere

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artleadherlogoArt LeadHer” is a group show curated by Mashonda Tifrere at the Joseph Gross Gallery in New York, with work from fifteen contemporary female artists at various stages of their careers, highlighting the contributions and dispositions of working female artists in the modern market.

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ArtLeadHER is dedicated to celebrating and brining awareness to women in the art world. Through events and art education, the platform is a space that encourages camaraderie among female art connoisseurs, buyers and collectors. The mission of the collective is to empower woman artists aspiring for success by providing marketing support, exhibition placement and mentorship opportunities.

The Joseph Gross Gallery is located at 548 W 28th Street, NY, NY 10001

Win 2 Tickets to The World’s Largest Fine Art Show, Artexpo New York

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artexpoArtexpo New York, the annual juried art show taking place at Pier 94 in the heart of New York City, will run from Thursday, April 14 with a VIP Opening Night Preview Party to Sunday, April 17, 2016. Artexpo New York hosts hundreds of art publishers, gallery owners, and artists from around the globe. This year’s show will host more than 400 exhibitors, showcasing original prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs, glass works, and more. 

We are giving away two tickets to Artexpo New York in our

Post an Art Pic Contest

1) Post a photo of yourself with any art piece around NYC

2) Tag @artexponewyork and @fromnytoparis on Instagram or Twitter

3) Use hashtag #ArtexpoNewYorkTix

The contest ends Monday, April 11th at 8:00 PM Eastern time.

Artexpo 2016 will include three shows under one roof: Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show; [SOLO], highlighting established and emerging independent artists; and [FOTO SOLO], featuring fine art photography from some of the world’s finest abstract, contemporary, and realist photographers.

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SHOW HOURS:

VIP Opening Night Preview Party

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Open to all attendees)

Open Show Days:

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. (TRADE ONLY)

Friday, April 15, 2016 | 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

VENUE:

Pier 94

711 12th Ave (55th Street & the West Side Highway)

New York, NY 10019-5399

 

The BMW Museum App – an innovative guide to the history of sheer driving pleasure.

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BMWlogoNew digital museum guide supports personalised, interactive tours of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is available free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in seven languages.

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With the new BMW Museum App, the BMW Museum in Munich is presenting its vision for the future of self-guided, interactive tours through the history of “sheer driving pleasure”. For the first time, this app allows smartphone and tablet users to preview highlights from the history of BMW and its products before they make their trip, while intelligent interactive technology allows them to engage more intensively with the exhibits during the visit itself. Whatever route visitors choose through the Museum, the app provides them with in-depth explanatory descriptions of the individual departments and exhibits as they move through the rooms. The audio and text commentaries are offered in seven different languages. The BMW Museum App is supplied in two versions – one for iOS and one for Android devices.

Spanning an exhibition area of approximately 5,000 square metres, the BMW Museum is dedicated to the past, present and future of sheer driving pleasure. Situated right next-door to the BMW headquarters, it forms one pillar – alongside BMW Welt and the BMW Group Plant – in a multidimensional brand experience. The Museum’s permanent exhibition area is divided into seven themed “house” that provide a rich and varied insight into BMW’s corporate and product history. The exhibits include more than 120 of the most prestigious and important vehicles, motorcycles and engines from the history of the BMW brand.

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Using the BMW Museum App, visitors can single out the particular topics and periods from the history of the brand that they want to explore in more depth. They can then organise their tour through the individual themed houses in any order they wish. The relevant commentaries are streamed to their smartphone or tablet either in audio format or as text supplemented by images and short video clips. An interactive map allows users to orientate themselves more easily as they move between the different departments, exploring the topics that interest them most – for example motor sport or design, specific model series or vehicles from particular decades.

All content offered by the BMW Museum App is available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

The BMW Museum App allows BMW’s vision for the future of self-guided tours through the history of the company and its products to be enjoyed by a wide range of visitors. This digital museum guide and innovative information medium meets the needs of all age groups and will inspire visitors to engage even more intensively with those topics in the Museum’s permanent, temporary and special exhibitions that interest them most. By combining lively and engaging history with interactive digital presentation technology, the BMW Museum App mirrors the BMW Museum’s own approach to showcasing the past, present and future of sheer driving pleasure. As users make their journey through the history of mobility, the app also allows them to share their impressions via social media. It is also possible to access the latest news and events from the BMW Museum and BMW Welt.

 

Tia Jannah: The Bone Artist

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tiajannahTia Jannah professionally known as The Bone Artist loved art as a child.  Her mother & step-mother are artists and both inspired her to pursue her interest in art. In high school, Tia knew that no matter what road she took in life,  that she would want to do something in the field of art.  She attended Gibbs College and received her Associates Degree in Visual Communications and Applied Science. Post graduation she took on various odd-end jobs, until she was hired by the United States Postal Service in 2003, where she currently works.  She has never stopped dreaming that one day she would do something with art.

She tried teaching herself web-design, dreamed of one day opening up her own art school for children, and wanted to experiment with pottery, metal and glass, none of which intrigued her long enough. She then started thinking about creating sculptures out of recycled items, because she thought that it would be a great way to reuse something and give it new life and meaning in a creative way.  A coworker of Tia’s from the U.S. Postal Service, mentioned an artist by the name of Chakaia Booker.  Chakaia is an artist that creates amazing sculptures out of recycled tires.  The uniqueness of her sculptures, inspired Tia to come up with the idea of using recycled bones as an interesting art medium.  Tia decided to do some research on bone art and discovered that no one had done the type of bone art that she envisioned.

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Tia wanted to create something unique, something that you would want to purchase as a decorative piece for your home, or office.  She then started collecting, cleaning, & drying bones from left over meals.   She was not sure exactly how she was going to use them, but she found the concept not only interesting, but challenging as well. She knew that she wanted to use bones as the main medium in her art work.  As a result of that thought process, she created three small wall sculptures and hung them on her kitchen wall.   Curious as to what the reaction would be from her friends and family, she was quite surprised to get positive feed-back about the pieces. That positive feed-back inspired Tia to create her “Rhythm” series, which is a wall series of musical instruments created with bones.

Tia wanted to use her creativity to positively impact her community, so she volunteered at a local Senior Day Care, which she found to be a very heartfelt and rewarding experience.  Tia then decided to expand her knowledge of entrepreneurship, by enrolling in an accelerated class on the subject entitled, “Rising Tide Capital”.  The class not only helped fuel the skills that Tia needed to focus on selling her art, but also helped start her “Senior Therapeutic Art” service.  Her art classes are not your typical senior arts and crafts classes. She offers “Art Basics”, a curriculum on teaching the elements of design and color theory, and “Crafts with a purpose” a curriculum of crafts that the seniors would want to keep, sell or give away as gifts.

In October 2013, Tia and her best friend Amira, an editorial hair stylist, came up with the idea of collaborating and becoming trail blazers in their own right, in order to help propel their individual career goals.  Together, they formed “Bizarre World”.  They kicked off their first art and hair exhibit on March 15, 2014 in Montclair, New Jersey.  “Bizarre World” is not your typical art exhibit, it is an experience.  Tia’s dream is  to travel the world and share the “Bizarre World” experience with other cultures.

In 2014, Tia decided to create a platform in order to give local or underground artists an opportunity to showcase their talents, so she created “Art Has No Rules”.  She kicked off her first art mixer on February 21, 2015.  The art mixers feature an interesting variety of artists that showcase all genres of art, from visual to vocal.  She currently hosts her art mixers in the New Jersey/NewYork area and plans to expand to Philadelphia.

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: Excitement at the Speed of New York

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This car, like the New York International Auto Show, knows no bounds!

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“While the New York Auto Show is a serious venue for potential car buyers to research every new car under one roof, it is also a place of entertainment and fantasy. We think this year’s poster art captures these element perfectly. The new poster sets the tone for New York City’s number one ticketed public event by combining the power of the City, with its iconic skyline, and the power of the automobile in a way that excites and enthralls,” said Show Chairman, John LaSorsa.
The New York Auto Show is an awesome combination of new ideas, technological innovation, exceptional concept cars and nearly 1,000 of the latest new cars and trucks. Over one million visitors are expected to visit the show this year to see what is truly possible from the automotive industry. The Show is also one of the most important trade events in New York City producing over $300 million in economic development.
The Auto Show is open to the public from March 25 – April 3 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Press Preview days are March 23 & 24.