October 14, 2012 00:00
By The Nation on Sunday, Agencies
Art4d goes online
After 17 years of paper and ink, art4d magazine is stepping up to a new media platform. Launched at 100% Design Singapore this week, the website Art4d.asia also focuses on movements and trends in the region’s architecture, design and the arts.
The site features hot issues, exclusive interviews and current events in the region, as well as comments and opinions on controversial projects and video clips on innovative projects, including interviews. Wherever its team is attending seminars, exhibitions or design fairs, they will live-tweet with updates.
The print version of the October issue focuses on young creative minds in Singapore.
Smells like Pitt
Brad Pitt is the first male face of Chanel No 5, a role previously filled by such actresses as Marilyn Monroe and Nicole Kidman.
A new 30-second ad campaign for the iconic women’s perfume was unveiled on YouTube on Friday.
In the ad, made by British director Joe Wright, Pitt recites a poem, specially written for the campaign, to a mystery woman.
Chanel sees the ad campaign as a new direction, saying that the perfume “has to go where we are not expected”.
According to press reports, Pitt is being paid $7 million dollars (Bt214.6 million).
No 5 was created in 1921 by French perfumer Ernest Beaux, under the direction of Coco Chanel, who wanted a fragrance to complement her clothes.
For the modern gladiator
Jean Paul Gaultier forges a unique bond between ancient bravery and today’s modern man in his new perfume collection, Le Male Gladiator.
The limited-edition scent is about strength, fighting spirit and charm. Inspired by ancient Roman armour, the powerful fragrance wears a bluish flacon on its bottle’s “chest”. The sculptural, masculine bottle is made of matte glass, coloured blue and enhanced with metal armour decorated with relief. The fragrance is created of fresh mint and aromatic, beneficial lavender, traditionally enhanced with vanilla, tonka beans and amber.
Wrap your hands around one yourself at a local leading department store.
Living on Tiesto time
Having collaborated on the iPhone, Dutch DJ Tiesto has teamed up with Guess to design a limited-edition watch for men.
Tiesto’s personality fits perfectly with the brand’s free-spirited, adventurous and sexy image, Guess says.
The gunmetal stainless steel case carries an oversized crown, waffle-detailed dial, chronograph function and electric-blue second hand, with Tiesto’s logo embossed on the back.
The watches are available at Guess kiosks in CentralWorld and Central Plaza Grand Rama IX. For more details click www.Guess.com/tiesto.