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Author: jeanmarcfrayantiques

Last week the legendary Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana stunned audiences with their Alta Moda Fashion Show in Piazzetta San Marco, Venice.  Once again the Serenissima creates MAGIC. Stepping off the gondola each model seems to float on the catwalk in an ethereal way...

This week Jean-Marc and his wife Cynthia paid a visit to one of our favorite works of architecture. In the late 1920's, architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray built a stunning modernist villa (E-1027) on the southern coast of France in Roquebrune. E-1027 is considered...

For the first time in a long time, the greats of the fashion industry met in Paris to present expertise, extravagance and evolution. The collections are the answer to one question – what is couture today? The Fall 2021 Couture collections tell stories of the...

July 4th is finally here and we are ready to get out in the sun! Whether you're a local looking to opt outside during the long weekend or visiting Austin during July 4th, here are some great ways to spend the holiday weekend in Austin...

The 17th Venice Architecture Biennale is currently unfolding and its 60 national pavilions reveal a wide range of answers to the question "How will we live together". This year the Biennale's role is working as a platform for inquiry and explores the pressing issues such as migration,...

Its almost summer and we are ready to take flight. Journalist Thijs Demeulemeester and art historian Jacinthe Gigou just published an incredible compilation of beautiful homes around the world that are now functioning as "house museums". The book features 150 houses scattered all across the...

Architect Massimiliano Locatelli converts a 16th-Century church in Milan into his firms office space. San Paolo Converso, not far from Milan’s celebrated Duomo, now houses CLS Architetti, a firm co-founded by Locatelli, a 48-year-old Bergamese architect who studied under Kenneth Frampton at Columbia University. The...

In 1860 Antoine Roset, a young, former waiter, opened a woodworking workshop in a small village in the Ain region of eastern France. The company was named Veuve A. Roset and specialized in walking sticks and parasols. Towards the end of the 19th century, as...

 It has been over 30 years that we lost France's most adored prolific performer, song-writer, Serge Gainsbourg. The "artiste genial's" Parisian home seems to still be inhabited by his charismatic presence...