Text Cesare Cunaccia. Jeff Koons, hotter than ever right now, meets the craftsmanship of Louis Vuitton. And it all started with the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, than followed up Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Monet and Géricault. The signature of the collection is the bunny, reinterpreted by the artist himself. A true Koon-style manifest.
Text Angelica Carrara. A fog river covers the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, the Grand Dame of the valley. The exterior is like a castle in a fairytale and the restaurant has the ambience of a theatre. The Kulm Hotel is in the same group. The suites, designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, enjoy the best views of the lake St. Moritz.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, spent the last years of his life in Hollywood to write screenplays for the cinema: not one was ever made into a film. Infidelity, describes the couple’s crisis, the cooling of the relationship, the boredom of life together and the shattering of the lost dream of love.
Text Angelica Carrara. On Monte Seceda, in Val Gardena, there are secrets to discover: the botanicals. Among those of the Gin 8025, with zero sugar, there are stone and mountain pine cones. Down in the valley, in Ortisei, the last five-star Hotel MontChalet smells of stone pine. Where luxury lives in only sixteen suites.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. In Saint Moritz, behind the last hill on the water edge, the most beautiful hotel in the world appears in the midst of fir trees: Suvretta. It overlooks the Lake Silvaplana. It soars as stronghold before the Engadine villas. It resembles a Ludwig’ s court palace, but with no frenzy. All this fantasy exists and resists.
A first by Sinclair Lewis, he had won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel in 1926, but refused to collect it, with a letter which we are publishing here for the first time in Italy. Sinclair, to date, is the only writer to have refused the Pulitzer. He certainly didn’t decline the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930.
Text Angelica Carrara. She cannot live without scissors in her hand and have a distorted view of reality – when she looks at a bag, she’ll find a rabbit snout. After her debut in a theatre where she made puppets, now she’s engaged in the art of making things. Billie designed creatures also for Lampoon.
Text Émile Zola. The writer published an article in 1865 on Le Messager de l’Europe of Saint Petersburg. He anticipated the decay of the culture of his time: to make room for news and art and leisure section the literature was moved from the front pages to the last ones of the journal. Everything that is already our reality.
Text Angelica Carrara. Ermenegildo Zegna is close-knit to his territory. Casa Zegna and the wool mill collect the water from the Alps of Biella region, the wool from New Zealand up to Mongolia. The hotel Bucaneve is hidden a midst of these mountains. A path among conifers and rhododendrons, aces of Oasi Zegna.
Text Arianna Pietrostefani. White sand, turquoise water and temperatures above 21° C: the magic formula of a dreamy beach. Seychelles and Mauritius top The Independent list. A hotel chain has forged its jewels within these earthly paradises: the Constance Hotels and Resorts.
Text Sara Emma Cervo. What if, before clicking like below a photo for inertia, we stop to evaluate the truth of its content and then we find out that it is a fake? A new hashtag on the net has revealed the lies: #TBT, or to be true. An example is the project of the three girl stereotypes of Amalia Ulman.
Text Angelica Carrara. It was tsarina Catherine the Great’s favourite headdress. According to tradition, it was worn by all the ladies invited at Tiara Ball, the party held by jeweller Axenoff held at Saint Petersburg Astoria’s winter garden on the occasion of the presentation of his latest collection: Anastasia.
Text Cesare Cunaccia. It’s all in one hotel: two sculptures by Urban Solid and a mural painting by Joys welcome guests to NYX Milan, Europe’s first art and lifestyle hotel hailing from the Leonardo Hotel Group. It offers a tattoo artist on demand as well as room hair and beauty treatments. Exhibitions, events and creative expressions of the third millennium.
Text Mario Schiani. The beauty and joy of not taking part. After years spent opening accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Klout and FourSquare – in the name of the fear of missing out – now it is seeking for the shadow. The luxury to organise their own lives without the spotlight today required by social relationships.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. The new issue – Magnifico. Magnifico – Magnificent – is the cover shot starring UglyWorldWide lensed by Nick Knight. Magnificent are the previously unpublished works by Émile Zola and Francis Scott Fitzgerald. And Magnificent is our new world, the new Lampoon. In Italy and in the world.
Text Alessandra Lanza. Timed with the tenth anniversary of his death, from November 17 to June 23, Milan provides the backdrop to Solomon ‘Sol’ LeWitt’s artistic research. We had a talk with the museum curator, Francesco Stocchi, to explain the artist’s concept of communication between surroundings and art.
Text Simone Mosca. Milan, from 18th November 2017 to 10th February 2018. The 29 Arts in Progress Gallery today opens ‘My name is my style’ to the public. Five masters of contemporary photography confront over walls of portraits and artistic nudes. A show about their style and on how they still influence photographers of the last century.
Text Angelica Carrara. He made an artistic expression out of fashion, and also for this year, the French marquis signs the F/W collection for Rossignol. JC/DC, as his rapper friends call him, dreams of functional fashion yet with a poetic drive. He told us about his life, made of fashion, art and rock’n’roll.