Hotels & Lifestyle

VIDEO | In Residence with Italo Rota

Nowness Presents The Uncompromising Milanese Architect Discusses His Designs For Living

“As an Italian, I have always found the Renaissance period an unbearable bottleneck,” says Milanese designer Italo Rota. “I think what blocked the modernity of the 20th century has been this kind of thinking." Renowned for his use of light and strong gestures—from the restoration of Milan’s Piazza del Duomo to Roberto Cavalli’s phosphorescent Florence residence—Rota is an advocate for the evolution of contemporary...

May 25, 2014

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VIDEO | Flower Power

A timely video from Nowness : the art of Ikebana is showcased at Tokyo’s Sogetsu School to launch modern design review

“Ikebanaexpresses not only the beauty of flowers,” says the Sogetsu School's Eikou Sumura, who here demonstrates the revered Japanese art of flower arranging. “It also brings out the essential brilliance and vitality contained in every plant.” Tokyo's Sogetsu School is renowned for its contemporary outlook toikebana, making strikingly balanced displays using branches, blossom, leaves and synthetic materials. To celebrate the...

May 23, 2014

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VIDEO | In Residence With Fernando Romero

The architect opens up his modernist villa for the first time, for Nowness to show us his luxury lifestyle…

“To me, this house is the ultimate modernity dream come true,” says Fernando Romero of the two-story, mid-century gem he calls home. “It is extremely flexible for all types of activities: for family, for socializing, for living.” Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, Bosque de...

May 18, 2014

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A Few Of Your Favourite Things

Luxury jewellers, Clive Ranger take over FOUR’s online lifestyle section today, and describe their collections, including rare Welsh gold, Canadian diamonds and their Fabergé watch…

“We’re a well-established jewellery retailer that has built up an enviable reputation since 1977. As an independent jeweller, we have to stand out from the rest by offering prestigious and often extremely rare pieces. We are known locally as the Diamond Ring Specialist and the staff pride themselves on excellent, old fashioned customer service and all have an extensive knowledge of precious gemstones and metals. “We’re proud to...

May 11, 2014

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