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A 17th century retreat near the Adriatic coast
Recently, all of Italy’s hippest boutique hotels seem to be opening in Puglia: Palazzo Daniele, Palazzo Luce and, from next month, Masseria Calderisi. The latter’s owners, Max and Jutta von Braunmühl, had been returning to the region where the two were married in 2011 in search of property for more than a decade. Three years ago, they found a 17th-century farmhouse surrounded by nearly 20 acres of gardens and olive groves and they quickly grabbed it. The couple who live with their three In the past two years, children outside Munich have meticulously converted the main building, which has a spacious inner courtyard and is surrounded by whitewashed walls, into a light-flooded hotel with 24 rooms and suites. Jutta designed most of the interiors herself and mixed in handcrafted items – such as ceramics, sculptures and plates by local artist Enza Fasano Moroccan carpets, brightly patterned tiles from the Amalfi Coast and pillows by Pierre Frey. The menu at the property’s restaurant, La Corte, features regional dishes such as handmade orecchiette pasta served with a traditional ragù and a broad bean puree with wild chicory, many of which use ingredients grown on the premises ( Peppers), eggplants, lemons, rosemary and more). You also have exclusive access to Calderisi Beach, a private strip of the Adriatic just a 10-minute shuttle ride away. Room rates start at around $ 407, masseriacalderisi.com.
A foam waffle was the first thing British fashion writer Susie Lau ate on her inaugural trip to Hong Kong, the birthplace of her parents when she was 9 years old. She can still remember the sweet smell of the stand to this day as warm confectionery it is Trademark ping-pong spherical protrusions, was given to her in a paper bag. Last November, Lau and her local art director friend Yandis opened Ying Dot Dot, a grocery store in the east, to celebrate Hong Kong’s legendary street food Stoke Newington in London has a selection of bubble waffles and bubble teas. (The fact that these offerings harmonize The professional pseudonym of the writer – Susie Bubble – fits perfectly with chance.) The snack bar serves an optimized selection of delicacies with seasonal flavor combinations, including a spicy seaweed bubble waffle with tuna silk, Japanese kewpie mayonnaise and sesame seeds; a Swiss roll filled with oolong cream; and Boba with “coffee-tea,” a hybrid drink found in many Hong Kong cafes. With sustainability in mind, the company works with suppliers who prefer ethical ingredients, and its signature waffle batter is vegan. For Lau, who grew up above her parents’ restaurant in Camden, Dot Dot is a chance to proudly represent part of her identity and heritage. wearedotdot.com.
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A James Welling exhibition at Arias
Arias, a recently launched brand offering simple yet elegant women’s clothing, opened its first store in downtown Manhattan. Last summer, an exhibition of works by New York-based photographer James Welling was shown in the room. The exhibition, which can be seen until the end of June, is a collaboration between the artist and the creative director and founder of Arias, Nina Sarin Arias, and consists of five never-before-seen works that come from three different series, the last seven Years ago they were created and arranged so that the line’s cotton poplin blouses, silk frill dresses and gathered mid-length skirts complete the pictures’ vibrant hues that lead to what Welling aptly describes as a “duet” between fashion and art. Among the works – many of them Exploring themes of movement and human form – are “2966” (2018), which shows the shadow figure of the sculpture “Marble statue of Aphrodite crouching and arranging her hair” (from the first or second century), punctuated by orange and orange Blitzen weiß and “7712” (2017), which during the performance of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “Arbeit / Travail / Arbeid” in the Museum of Modern Art 2017 superimposed several figures in different dance phases, which were brought to life by pale splashes of blue, bright yellow and soft pink. But maybe my favorite is “1116” (2019), which captures the elegant poses of dancer Silas Riener – bathed in an aura-like shimmer of burnt orange, coral, and lavender – when he performed Merce Cunningham’s “Changeling” (1957) at the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art in 2015 The University of Pittsburgh exhibition in the late 60s and early 70s and Arias is a sign of renewal, confirmation that the city and the artists in it are alive and well – and are moving again. “Arias New York x James Welling” will be aired through June 30th at Arias, 466 Broome Street, Manhattan, ariasnewyork.com.
A t-shirt that supports the Stop Asian Hate movement
Four creatives from all over the world have come to fight anti-Asian racism together to bring out a t-shirt that they hope will raise awareness and resources for the AAPI and the Asian Deaf communities. Berlin-based Korean-American artist Christine Sun Kim, London-based Indian-Australian designer and art director Ravi Vasvan, and the Washington, DC-based artist Chinese-American illustrator Meeya Tjiang, all of whom are deaf, partnered with New York City Streetwear label Staple Pigeon was founded by Chinese-American designer Jeff Staple to create the faded black cotton long-sleeved shirt that was released last week. On the front is an illustration by Tjiang of two hands signing “Stop Asian Hate” in American sign language. These words also extend the length of the left sleeve, while the right one shows the Staple Pigeon logo and Deaf Power symbol: <0 /. The three deaf people The people involved in the project all grew up in mostly white deaf rooms. “I’ve always been too busy being deaf,” says Kim, who grew up in California. “It took me years to realize my other identities.” Vasvan grew up in Australia in the early 1990s, where there were no deaf Asian-Australian role models. Working with other Asian creatives has helped me develop a better understanding of my heritage and identity. So the shirts are a way to support the artists’ call for more representation of the Asian Deaf community and to fight the hatred and violence that Asians experience in the US. The shirt revenue will be split between Support the AAPI Community Fund and Stop #AAPIHATE With Asian Signers, $ 50, staplepigeon.com.
During a year when international travel was largely imaginary, Brooklyn-based ceramic artist Emily Mullin was drawn to references from distant places: intricate hand-woven Guatemalan textiles; the ornate murals of the 17th century Bundi Palace in Rajasthan, India; a short film from 1958 about the Côte d’Azur by the French filmmaker Agnès Varda; and mid-century Italian architect Franco Albini’s innovative museum exhibits. These inspirations crystallize in her latest solo exhibition “Get a Room”, which is currently on view at the Jack Hanley Gallery in Manhattan and comprises 25 hand-shaped vessels that are characterized by vivid colors, otherworldly patterns and graphic silhouettes. “Escapism has always influenced my work,” says Mullin, who is known for her fantastic modern pots that refer to classic shapes, but of course that impulse felt particularly acute during the pandemic. “The timing of the show is also excellent,” she says, “because the flowers I like to put in the pieces reflect the joyful and explosive emergence of spring.” Indeed, tulips overflow from a plump vase with twisted handles glazed in glossy chartreuse, while anemones fill a high-necked urn with black and white stripes. Mullin’s creations are made from a variety of clays, including porcelain and earthenware. They are sculptural and yet inspired by craftsmanship – many have ornate, flourish-like decorations – and are presented on colorful wall plinths and steel tables that she made in collaboration with her husband. the artist Tony Mullin. The booths were based on small paper maquettes that the couple originally made at their dining table – proof that creativity can also be nurtured near home. “Get a Room” will be on view in the Jack Hanley Gallery on jackhanley.com through May 8th.
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