Nigel Barker Weighs In on Traveling With Kids, AC Buckhead & Creativity

Oct 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

Nigel Barker is best known as a global fashion photographer and as one of the judges on America’s Next Top Model. I caught up with Nigel at the grand opening of the AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza. Barker is the global brand ambassador for this European-style property catering to millennials and the creative class. As a guy who spends seven months of the year on the road, simplicity, function and fashion in a hotel brand are key. In our time together we discussed travel, how millennials are changing the industry and what helps him stay creative.

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Why the Culturally Perceptive are Heading to Austin | Sponsored Content by W Austin

Sep 14, 2016  |   Contributor: W Austin

Boasting a lively music and art scene, Austin is quickly becoming a hot spot for musicians, artists, and the creatively-inclined thanks to a host of annual festivals and local support.

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Paris' Newest Museum Trades Framed Art for Digital Displays

Sep 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s said to become Paris’ first digital museum of fine art and will offer art aficionados a new way to view large-scale, projection-based exhibits. Set in the 11th arrondissement, L’Atelier des Lumières (The Workshop of Light) will open in 2018 inside the renovated remains of a 19th-century factory on the Rue Saint-Maur. The museum will focus on the greatest names in art history.

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Miguel de Guzmán Transforms Madrid Pool Into a Mermaid's Paradise

Aug 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Step into this backyard in Madrid and you’ll immediately be blown away by the larger-than-life installation creating a backdrop at its pool. Originally created as a screen for privacy, the 49-foot-tall wall that sits behind the pool was designed by Manuel Ocaña. Recently, the installation got an updated look thanks to photographer and filmmaker Miguel de Guzmán and now resembles a mermaid's paradise.

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Coachella Valley's Newest Festival Brings Renowned Artists to the Desert

Aug 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Next year, Coachella Valley Music Festival will have an opening act before it kicks off its two-weekend run in April. Called Desert X 2017, the valley’s newest event will feature contemporary art exhibitions with a focus on creating location-specific art, engaging viewers, and narrowing in on the regions natural wonders.

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Vertu Shows Off Their Craftsmanship Chops With The New Aster Leaf

Jul 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

When most people want to customize their accessories, they purchase a new case and consider it a done deal. With Vertu, the process gets a little bit more detailed.

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Salvador Dalí Comes to Beverly Hills

Jun 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Public art is getting taken to a whole new level in Beverly Hills with the unveiling of a new world-class exhibition, Dali Exhibit at Two Rodeo Drive. 12 statues, made by Surrealist icon Salvador Dalí, will be on display on Rodeo Drive from June 16 to September 23. This marks the first and largest outdoor showcase of the Spanish artist’s work and the exhibit will be free to the public. It highlights Dalí’s three-dimensional bronze sculptures that are up to 12-feet tall, as well as museum-sized sculptures that range in size from four to nine feet. Each sculpture highlights Dalí’s provocative and untamed imagination, for which he became infamous.

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Birds of a Feather: Why Designers are Flocking to Kate MccGwire

Jun 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Holly Howe

When the directors of MoMu, Belgium’s leading fashion museum, contacted British artist Kate MccGwire to ask her to produce work for its 2014 “Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion” exhibition, she thought they were

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What to See & Do in London This Year

May 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

London offers so many attractions, choosing what to do on a visit can seem challenging. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll along its historic neighborhoods, a riveting game of football at the Olympic Stadium or a unique cabaret in Bloomsbury, the city never fails to disappoint. Here are some of its current happenings going on this year that can’t be missed:

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One of Picasso's Greatest Masterpieces Going to Auction

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Art collectors will have a unique opportunity come June 21, when Sotheby’s London auctions an early Picasso portrait. Painted in 1909, Femme Assise is rumored to be inspired by his lover and model Fernande Olivier. Ahead of his time, Olivier is represented by Picasso in angular gold, silver, green, and bronze shapes and is considered one of the hallmark pieces that ushered in the revolutionary modern style now known as Cubism.

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Tate Modern's Expansion to Open June 17

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The long-awaited expansion of London’s Tate Modern museum will finally open on June 17, 2016, the museum just announced. The building is designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, of the original Tate Modern, Barcelona Forum Building and Beijing National Stadium fame.

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Kingston: Jamaica's Charmed Musical Land

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

The lush, buoyant island of Jamaica has always drawn music professionals, fashion photographers, hospitality entrepreneurs and vacationers with a love for Reggae and tropical landscapes. It is a favorite escape for Drake, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Santigold, and its energy and style continue to radiate globally. Now with the stabilization of the political landscape and reduced crime rate, and the efforts of both the business and culture communities, Jamaica is emerging as one of the hottest destinations for travelers. It is ripe with potential and talent, from Kingston’s music studios, art galleries and dance parties to the elegant new resorts of the coast.

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Vintage Beauty & a Vibrant New Romance in Dubai's Bastakiya Quarter

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

Thanks to an ever-flowing coterie of chic art galleries and a cultural rebirth, Dubai's once sleepy little Bastakiya Quarter has been cementing its reputation as the flavor (and color) of every season.

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The Panama Papers Leak: Shell Companies & Art As Commodity

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

In January we discussed new findings about shell companies, and how these businesses were purchasing extremely high-end real estate, often in New York, Florida and Los Angeles. And basically few (if any), knew who the property actually belonged to.

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The World’s Best Art Events For April

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

April brings yet another full slate of art shows, fairs and exhibitions around the world. Here’s a look at what’s on this month’s agenda: Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica has a stirring career retrospective of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s work through June 11, while over in New York, Cooper Hewitt is presenting its fifth design triennial through August 21. 

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