Culture and Arts
"The architectural structures explore the connections and oppositions between Yang-houses (architecture for the living) and Yin-houses (architecture for the dead), and how these spaces are fundamentally intertwined through the Chinese concept of geomancy, or fengshui." more »
When you glimpse the production ledger, page recording the stages of manufacture of Breguet no. 160, the grand complication watch known as the “Marie-Antoinette”, the prices these collectible watches can command become understandable. more »
A pair of suede, instep strap sandals from circa 1939 sport red, white, green, and blue color sections, four tiny bows are sequenced delicately down the vamp while a narrow ankle buckle strap, oval toe, and triangular heel maintain the shoe’s elegant silhouette. more »
A blonde's dark secret: How a seductive beauty changed into a demure lady, 300 years after she was painted.
The painting that was revealed was hardly a likely portrait of an artist’s daughter. (It might even be a courtesan.) Nor does the painting look much like a work by Palma Vecchio. It is now attributed to an unknown Italian artist. more »