Luciana Bianchi is a chef and food writer. After working for many years in the restaurants and hotels of Germany, she transitioned into catering, where her clientele included superstars and ambassadors. An admirer of avant-garde culinary geniuses such as Ferran Adrià, Massimo Bottura and Andoni Luis Aduriz, Luciana pursued a complementary education in molecular science. With roots in Brazil and Italy, these days Luciana lives in Hampshire, England, where she and her lab research team develop projects to aid chefs in the kitchen; the group’s first assignment, for Heston Blumenthal and his Fat Duck restaurant, was a huge success. Bianchi’s writing has been published in Brazil, Portugal, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Korea, Italy and the UK. She’s currently working on several book projects, as well as a collaboration with the award-winning food photographer Sergio Coimbra.
In the short film above – directed by Maryam L’Ange - she makes her debut as art director for London-based electro-pop band Eaux’s new video, Hold On. Shot in the Town Hall Hotel in East London, the video – produced by Somesuch & Co - sees lead singer Sian Ahern use sinister and seductive charms to entice a lover. VOGUE’s creative director Jaime Perlman was drawn to the project through her friendship with L’Ange, aiding director in making decisions concerning fashion, set and location. Via Purple.
Camilla Engman is an incredibly talented artist, illustrator, and graphic designer living in Göteborg, Sweden. Her works have been exhibited across Europe and USA and she has undertaken commissions from the likes of The New York Times, Google and Converse. Lately she’s been working/playing (as she likes to say) with swedish sculptor Per Agélii on a project about what they call 2,5 D, some sort of scenography, but involving actors too. Besides from that Camilla is illustrating children books and hopefully she’ll be writing and drawing her own one. Dont’t forget to check her exhibition together with Helena Roos in Göteborg, it’s on until June 2nd!
Thames & Hudson published a new book by design editor and writer Linda O’Keeffe celebrating stripes in all of their many incarnations, across architecture, art, fashion, interior design, and in the natural environment. One of the most enduring decorative markings, stripes can be found everywhere, from early cave drawings to the ubiquitous Breton shirt. Stripes: Design Between the Lines, is a journey through the structural, the horizontal, the jovial, the paradoxical, the tribal, and all other variants of the simple stripe.
Kathi Kauder is a stylist and fashion consultant based in Berlin. She is fashion editor at I Love You magazine but she’s always juggling various project at the same time: styling editorials, lookbooks and offering design consultancy. One of her most emotional projects has been published a few weeks ago: a two months trip, together with photographer Amira Fritz, to follow the road from Shanghai to Paris, documenting the change of faces from Asia to Europe. Next month she’ll be styling the ballett dancers of Bayerisches Staatsballett don’t forget to keep an eye out for her new projects as she’ll be working more on the editorial side of her work.
Yoko Ono is set to host this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, revealing a star-studded line-up carefully curated. The event series will take place between 14th and 23rd June, following on from last year’s Antony Hegarty-picked outing. Among those booked are Patti Smith, Iggy and the Stooges, Deerhoof, Boy George, Marianne Faithfull, Sean Lennon and Savages. Siouxsie Sioux will also play her first show in five years, while ex-Sonic Youth pair Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are scheduled to perform solo sets. More info and tickets can be found hitting the link below.