I was lucky enough to be in Paris for a few days this week and couldn’t miss the Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition which just opened at Les Arts Décoratifs. The show tells the story of two personalities: Louis Vuitton, founder of the Maison in 1854 and Marc Jacobs, its Artistic Director since 1997. The two floors hosting the exhibition tell the story of French craftsmanship, technological progress, stylistic creation and artistic collaboration through sounds, pictures, rare and inspiring pieces from LV’s ready-to-wear and accessories and a special video created by Nowness for the French Maison.
Last weekend, I checked out the Cindy Sherman retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition gives a fantastic overview of Sherman’s 35+ year career and includes many of her most important works including the Untitled Film Stills, the centerfold series, and the downright terrifying clown photographs. Among my favorites were the newer “society portraits” in which Sherman explores issues of class, gender, and aging. The show runs through June 11th at MoMA in New York and is definitely worth a visit.
There are certain moments in your life that you remember forever and last week Lizzie, Hannah and I experienced one of those moments. Our good friends Bo and Lasse from I’m a Kombo invited us to Copenhagen to dine with them at Noma, a two Michelin star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen. The restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine and the multi-course tasting menu saw wave upon wave of exquisite food served. My favorite? It has to be langoustine tail served on a large rock. Believe the hype, Noma is an incredible culinary experience.
One of the nominations is the typeface, Nokia Pure, design by Dalton Maag who are based in London. The project is pioneering in that Dalton Maag created the Nokia Pure typeface to support Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew alphabets as well as Devanagari and Thai scripts. The typeface embodies the tone of voice that Nokia uses in its global communications, including all Nokia Mobile phones.
Last night, I attended an unusual book launch in which the star of the show wasn’t the author, but his cat. This heart-warming story, recalling that of Dick Whittington, involved the plight of James, a former musician turned Big Issue seller and his beloved feline, Bob, who he rescued from injury and nurtured back to furry health. Demonstrating that Britain really is a nation of animal lovers, the book completely sold out and hundreds queued to meet Bob. A familiar face in Covent Garden, Camronites will always stop and talk to Bob, who as the utmost professional, will always allow himself to be stroked.