Must see: Mirror Installations by Shirin Abedinirad Reflect the Sky in Stairs and Desert Dunes
Shirin Abedinirad was born in 1986, in Tabriz, Iran. She studied graphic design and fashion design at Dr. Shariaty University in Tehran, where her research focused on conceptual art and the ways in which it overlaps with fashion design. In 2010, Shirin was chosen as the face of United Colors of Benetton F/W International Campaign. As part of the campaign, she was invited to work with Benetton’s research center, Fabrica, in Treviso, Italy. Abedinirad studied under Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami and now splits her time between Tehran and Florence. Around this time she explored issues of gender, sexuality and human compassion through her site-specific installations, performances, and conceptual fashion designs. In her recent public works, Evocation (Iran, 2013) andHeaven on Earth (Italy, 2014)she utilizes mirrors in both an urban and rural desert setting to reflect the sky above, perhaps mimicking the color or form of water..
Must know (and TRY, why not!): ART and FOOD: Massimo Bottura opens pop-up restaurant in London
The world's most artistic chef, famed for the beauty of his dishes, is coming to Sotheby's.
Fresh from having been crowned the second best restaurant in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards , Italian chef Massimo Bottura's three-Michelin-starred Modena restaurant Osteria Francescana (osteriafrancescana.it) is coming to Mayfair.
The restaurant will run in the capital for just three days at Sotheby’s auction house (sothebys.com), from 27-29 June. It will serve a seven-course tasting menu made up Bottura’s classic dishes, and will cost a hefty £250 a head – plus an additional £95 if you want wine pairings.
Bottura's dishes – which are heavily influenced by the worlds of art and design – will include ‘Beautiful Psychedelic Spin-painted veal, not flame grilled’, ‘Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart’ and ‘Camouflage: Hare in the Woods’.
Its setting in Sotheby’s art galleries will be pretty special – perhaps special enough to justify the price? – with diners surrounded by the works of artists who have influenced Bottura’s cooking over the years, including Lucio Fontana, Damien Hirst and Gerhard Richter.
Inspired by the unmistakable works of Jackson Pollock, these chocolate bars look nearly as good as they taste. Crafted by the dedicated artisans at Unelefante, the Pollock bar is first created by maitre chocolatier Chef Jorge Llanderal and his family. The bars are then hand-painted with cocoa butter in vivid colors, ensuring that each bar is totally unique and one of kind. Finally, the bars are tucked safely inside a hand-painted package. Perfect as a gift or a special treat for yourself. Eat half and frame the rest.
Founded by fine jewelry designer Tatiana Sanchez as a response to the mass-produced products flooding Mexico and putting pressure on hand-made traditions, Unelefante invites you to fall in love with Mexican design. Their multi-disciplinary team of artisans celebrates spontaneity and sees making your day as their personal mission.