Always excited to learn more about different perceptions of beauty.
I.- Who is Marius Janusauskas?
Born in Klaipeda in 1979, Marius Janusauskas is a Lithuanian fashion designer. After graduating from Vilnius Design College (Fashion Department) in 2000, he completed a course on fashion and textile forecasting at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design (London) and he graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (Fashion Department) in 2012. Competitions are nothing new for Marius, as he has been winner of multiple fashion design awards including the 2012 Diesel Award over the summer. What’s more, in 2011 he was a finalist at the wgsn Global Fashion Awards in The Most Creative Student Collection category with experimental collection Algabal.
His last two collections are Sleeping Beauties and The seven veils. Go on reading to discover more!
Performing as Jo Quail, she is a cellist and composer of instrumental music that has played live in countries like the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Japan (Jo previously wrote and performed in the ambient post-rock group SonVer, releasing two albums and three EPs on Line Out and Disconnected Music). In her live solo performance, Jo plays an electric cello and uses looping to combine atonality with rich orchestration and deft percussive sounds to produce ‘majestic soundscapes’ (Irene and I can vouch for this, we had the pleasure to attend to a superb solo concert of Jo Quail just a couple of years ago).
Jo also writes specially commissioned pieces for music, film and theatre companies. Jo’s previous commissions include Orphic Film (Fade – 2008), Teatro Vivo (The Three Sisters – 2009), and Caesar Productions (String Casear – 2010) Paul Schoolman’s latest film starring Derek Jacobi and Alice Krige.
‘From The Sea’ was her debut solo album, a journey from meditative ambience to dark brooding urgency. Her second solo album, entitled ‘Caldera’, was released yesterday (and presented live on 28th June in The Islington, London) and it aims high: the Cauldron is her metaphorical receptacle for all she sees, hears, feels, imagines, experiences, dreams and forgets.
We have chosen the video of ‘Adder Stone’, extracted from ‘Caldera’, as a representative sample of Jo’s style. Directed by Richard Wakefield of FX Media, it was filmed on location in April 2014 at St Leonard’s Church (London) and Pett Level (East Sussex). We invite you to relax, turn up the volume to a comfortable level (and do not touch it until the song ends) and play the video full-screen.
Bonus.- Do not miss ‘From the Sea to the Desert’, a live DVD recorded in St. Leonard Church (London) in October 2011. It features a full ensemble performance of ‘From The Sea’ plus The Pilbara film by Michael Fletcher: eleven musicians and artists from disciplines including rock and post rock, experimental and classical music joined Jo to perform her album From The Sea in its entirety (with such illustrious participants as Tallulah Rendall, Roger O’Donnell from The Cure or Matt Howden from Sieben).
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We are revisiting today the words of our first ‘Ambassador of Singularity’, Viktoria Modesta Moskalova. If you have no read our blog post about her, do not let another day go by without doing it!
Everyone holds the power to change themselves into the person they want to be.
1.- Who is Sheguang Hu?
Sheguang Hu is a Mongolian-born fashion designer who moved from China to the Netherlands at the age of 16. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts and Design and has been designing clothes for numerous Dutch and Chinese figures since then. His first fashion store was opened in Amsterdam some years ago.
Having showed during Amsterdan and Hong Kong Fashion week, he presented a fascinating collection at Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week 2012. In this blog post we would like to draw your attention to the challenging haute couture collection presented by this artist at Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week S/S 2014 in Beijing under the theme “sting”.
Today we want to share with you the review of our Machinarium Collection published on EXITo, a desinghunting platform located in Madrid and directed by Nieves Noha and Javier Miguel. EXITo drives two initiatives: an online magazine that focuses in national and international product design, and a private area addressed to professional designers looking for inspiration, time-saving contents and trend analysis about product design, interior design and the creative industry in general.
The review about the Machinarium Collection has been written by one of the collaborators of EXITo, Ángela Pérez Brunete. She is a true connoiseur of the art jewelry world and, in addition, the alma mater of APB Contemporary Jewelry.
Naturally we would like to thank Ángela and all the EXITo team for this kind gesture. Do not miss this review about Decimononic and the Machinarium fine jewelry collection! (Spanish language).