Breitling: Paradise

Mid-Century America was a place of space-age futurism, Doo-Wop diners and the curvaceous glory of stream-line moderne. It was exuberant, it was giggly, it was full of joy. Read More
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The all-encompassing contempt for class systems, the ‘discard-everything-standard’-ism, and Duchamp’s prolific self-ironising epitomise Dadaism. Its humour is black as night. Read More
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Le Veilleur

She knows that to conceal is to intrigue. She understands, as did Anne-Marie Beretta before her, that sometimes more is more. That to choose not to reveal – to wear collars up, high necklines, outlandish masks – is to pique curiosity. Read More
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Hybrid Modernity

The Photo-Secessionists believed in photography as art. Reportage or documentary didn’t interest them. They championed subjectivity and manipulation, wanted to secede from convention and make images that were painterly. Read More
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Nombre Noir

The ultra-stylised, look-don't-touch eroticism of Serge Lutens was a dominant theme in fashion and beauty throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Read More
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Close up… now closer, closer still, until the object you’re seeing comes loose from its context and gets all weird and sacramental, a fetish, a meditation. Read More
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The Ceremony

As collective uncertainty and anxiety hover, what would a zen master do? Read More
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Garden Of One’s Own

What if Edith Bouvier Beale were reincarnated as a millennial? Or - bear with us here - she was the first millennial (cue gasp)? Read More
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O Rio De Janeiro

Nature, organic shapes, geometric abstraction and Brazilian genius meet hot hot hot sunshine in the exuberantly Modernist urban design of Lucio Costa and Roberto Burle Marx Read More
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1936: The Buenos Aires Affair

THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR: Could you be the most beautiful room in the world? Why Jean-Michel Frank's interiors for the Kavanagh Building in Buenos Aires bring tears to the modernist aesthete's eyes. Read More
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