With its unparalleled purity and finesse, porcelain has been synonymous with luxury and craftsmanship for centuries. While the first porcelains go back to 1600 BC in China, it took centuries to perfect the technique and create the refined material we know today as hard porcelain. From Jingdezhen in China to Limoges in France, let's follow the road of porcelain.
In the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice of 2022 will occur on December 21 at 10:48 p.m. Central European Time. This day will be the shortest of the year and it is not a coincidence that it falls during the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year... The festivities follow one another around the winter solstice because originally what we all celebrated was the power of light.
Symbols of celebration, remembrance, romance, candles’ magical power on our emotions has been known and used for thousands of years. Their warm impermanent glow soothes the senses and creates intimacy. More than simple sources of light, candles are true emotional catalysts.
Aged, brushed, hammered, sometimes called red gold, gilded copper or Venetian bronze, brass has always been a treasured material. Its ability to capture light, its refinement and its extreme versatility have made it a material of choice in many fields. From ancient Rome to today, from coins to musical instruments, its golden palette has brightened our daily lives.
Shishi-Iwa House is the perfect place to find your ikigai - in Japanese, bliss or purpose in life. Built in the heart of Karuizawa, only an hour from the excitement of Tokyo, the place feels like a natural sanctuary. Wild birds singing, trees whispering, forest dancing...
Magnificent, splendid, extraordinary, captivating. These are the words that come to mind when one thinks of the alabaster stone. Since the beginning of art and craft, the stone has imposed itself as an infinite creative playground.