Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Hilfigers

Of course I was not capable to resist January sale's craze. Tommy, you are to blame (as well as you, Hugo), but still, I was modest :) I just loved the campaign of Tommy Hilfiger's house of 2011 fall-winter collection as well as the interior design of the shops (apart from the stuffed animals there).

Friday, January 20, 2012


In so many levels absolutely brilliant collaborative production by Akram Khan and Nitin Sawhney called "Confluence"


Don't miss out if there are any tickets available, tomorrow they have one more show in Grand Theatre of Luxembourg.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Esthetical Treat

I won't be original saying this but there are two excellent movies from the last year one has to see:

Melancholia by Lars Von Trier

and The Tree Of Life by Terrence Malick

Monday, January 16, 2012

Art Nouveau in Riga

My dearest city and my hometown is claimed to be the gem and the capital of Art Nouveau style of Europe. Forty per cent of buildings (approximately 800 in total) in the centre of Riga belong to Art Nouveau style but there are more spread in other parts of Riga as well as in other cities of Latvia (Liepāja is the second in range).  The video below gives a very good insight.

Art Nouveau buildings in Riga have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The majority of them are concentrated in the central part of Riga, especially on Alberta Street and the so-called Quiet Centre or embassy district. This is where you will also find the Art Nouveau museum of Riga which we visited during the holiday period. You can have a guided tour there but it is better to call in advance and to arrange an appointment. This is the beautiful staircase of the house of the museum on Alberta Street 12 (entrance from Strēlnieku Street).

On the same street - Strēlnieku Street 3 to be exact - there is a beautifully furnished art café called "Sienna". The menu lists a variety of coffee drinks, high-quality teas and several options for wine and exquisite sweet lovers. This is a place to have a quiet moment while having your cup of coffee, gazing through the window at one of the Art Nouveau masterpieces just across the street and listing through hundreds of books in Sienna's library.
Inspired :)

And I almost forgot - HAPPY NEW YEAR! :))