• L'ART BRUT - Art as primal force at Millesgården Museum

    Written by Fashion Tales

    “What is art and who determines it? These questions are raised by the exhibition L’ART BRUT – Art as primal force, which opens at Millesgården on June 1, 2024. The term l'art brut, French for raw art, was coined by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). The concept refers to artistic expressions created by individuals outside the established art world and its academic framework. During his lifetime, Dubuffet amassed over 5,000 works, and the collection has since expanded to nearly 70,000 pieces. In the art hall, the works are organised thematically, showcasing geometric compositions, vibrant paintings with emblematic figures, and small paper scraps with drawn narratives interspersed with writings, sculptures, creations featuring animal motifs, and landscape depictions. The exhibition at Millesgården is a collaboration with the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is based on 19 Swiss creators, presenting over 100 works.”

    The exhibition, focused on Swiss creators, is thematically organised, beginning with Adolf Wölfli's characteristic and geometric compositions, followed by Aloïse Corbaz's vibrant paintings featuring emblematic figures. Works by Adolf Wölfli were among the first acquisitions in Dubuffet's collection, and Aloïse Corbaz played a pivotal role in the collection's eventual relocation to Lausanne. Subsequently, there is a collection of creations acquired from the country's mental hospitals. These works are distinguished by their format; small scraps of paper with drawn narratives, including pieces by Julie Bar and Jules Doudin. Additionally, there are presentations of works where the creators reference their own selves, such as Justine Python's writings and Gaston Teuscher's swirling motifs, along with Angelo Meanis's sculptures. Finally, we encounter Aloïs Wey's imaginary palace architecture and Samuel Failloubaz's animal motifs alongside Benjamin Bonjour's landscape depictions.

  • AIRA

    Written by Jahwanna Berglund

     A Culinary Journey: Exploring the Exquisite Realm of AIRA in Stockholm

    Nestled away from the bustling hum of Stockholm lies a sanctuary of culinary excellence: AIRA. Settled gracefully in the serene bay of Biskopsudden, this two-Michelin-starred restaurant offers a panoramic view over Saltsjön.

    Upon entering AIRA, guests are greeted by an ambiance that seamlessly blends contemporary elegance with timeless Nordic design. Culinary Excellence Redefined: Every inch of AIRA's open-concept space is carefully curated, reflecting the essence of Scandinavian nature through materials such as stone, wood, brass, leather and sumptuous textiles. Whether seated by the panoramic windows overlooking the city skyline the ambiance exudes both intimacy and expansiveness, inviting guests to immerse themselves in a world of unparalleled comfort and sophistication.
    Engaging all the senses at once.

    AIRA isn't merely a destination for gastronomic fulfilment; it's an experience that captivates diners from around the globe. Under the masterful direction of Swedish star chef Tommy Myllymäki, each moment spent at AIRA is a journey into the extraordinary. From the carefully crafted interiors to the precisely prepared dishes, every detail is thoughtfully considered to evoke a sense of wonder and delight.

    The culinary creations at AIRA transcend mere sustenance; they are works of art meticulously arranged on each plate. With each bite, guests are transported to a realm where flavour, texture, and presentation harmonise seamlessly.
    Chef Myllymäki's  dedication to making people happy is obvious in every dish, as he infuses his creations with passion, skills, and a touch of magic.

    AIRA, which can be translated to “The Principal,” epitomises excellence in every aspect. From the exquisite porcelain, adorning the tables to the carefully selected ingredients sourced from the finest producers, every element contributes to an unparalleled dining experience. The restaurant's philosophy revolves around the sensory journey, each dish designed to tantalise not only the taste buds but also the senses of sight, smell, and the touch of the perfectly chosen cutlery for each dish.

    The architectural brilliance of Jonas Bohlin further enhances the dining experience. There is a seamless fusion of natural elements and modern design that creates an atmosphere that is both timeless and contemporary. In four hours, guests are treated to a symphony of sensations—a true visual feast!

    At the heart of AIRA's culinary philosophy lies a deep reverence for the bountiful offerings of the Nordic region. Led by Executive Chef Magnus Johansson, whose expertise is complemented by a team of culinary artisans. The restaurant's menu showcases a creative fusion of traditional flavours and modern techniques. Each dish is meticulously crafted to perfection.

    AIRA proudly presents the culmination of culinary mastery and sensory bliss.
    Here, guests embark on a culinary odyssey that feels as familiar as home yet as extraordinary as a dream. It's an invitation to savour the joys of life, one delectable bite at a time, in a setting that celebrates the beauty of nature and the artistry of gastronomy.

    In conclusion, AIRA is more than just a restaurant; it's a sanctuary where culinary dreams come to life. With its unwavering commitment to excellence, AIRA continues to redefine the boundaries of gastronomic innovation, inviting guests to embark on a lovely journey of taste, texture.


    Photo by Gustaf Björlin/ Food Office

  • Miley Cyrus Is The New Face Of The Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2024 Eyewear Campaign

    Written by Fashion Tales

    Dolce & Gabbana introduces its Eyewear Campaign for Spring/Summer 2024, photographed by Mert Alas. The campaign features Miley Cyrus, the American singer, songwriter, actor, and performer, who also wrote the accompanying soundtrack to the Campaign video, inspired by her on-set experience

    The campaign features Miley Cyrus, the American singer, songwriter, actor, and performer, who also wrote the accompanying soundtrack to the Campaign video, inspired by her on-set experience.

    A Los Angeles studio, a vermilion bed, dishevelled bedsheets echoing a night to remember. Miley is there, in all her allure, standing in a moment frozen in time. Beside her is American actor and model Matthew Nozska.

    The seductive essence of the morning after perfectly blends with graphic and sensual poses: Alas’s lens captures the essence of the protagonists, revealing their unfiltered characters free from preconceived notions.

    This is the soul of the new Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear Collection.

    The new Spring/Summer 2024 items will be available worldwide starting from March 2024 online at www.dolcegabbana.com and at the best EssilorLuxottica opticians and retailers.

    image courtesy of Mert Alas