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Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
Simen Johan. Untitled #176, Courtesy of Yossi Milo.

Simen Johan’s show of digitally manipulated photographs of animals currently on view at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City seems uncomfortably overpowering. Each picture is the result of Johan’s imagination as it juxtaposes images of animals against completely unfamiliar (to them) landscapes. It is all done in large scale and tightly constructed environments that exude […]

Koppel Pitcher 992. Courtesy of Georg Jensen

The beauty of the Koppel Pitcher for Georg Jensen stems from its simplicity. A single leaf of silver turned into this hollow silver container speaks mainly to those familiar with the complexities of silversmithing. This particular design, the achievement of Danish designer Henning Koppel (1918-1981), was introduced in 1952. It reduces the essence of the […]

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Hublot’s movement “Homage to the Machine of Anticythera,” has been installed at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens next to the vestiges of the original treasure, the Anticythera mechanism that was retrieved from the sea in 1901. The Anticythera mechanism (a proto-computer) has been dated to the Second century BC. It was meant to describe […]