Thursday, June 21, 2012

Something Different: Marcelo Burlon

What do you get when you mix Lea T's celestial visage, culty Masonic-looking symbols, exotic bird feathers, Mapuche crosses from Patagonia, and kaleidoscopic images straight from a rave flyer? You get County of Milan, a new T-shirt line from Marcelo Burlon, the Milan-based DJ, stylist, photographer, self-described cultural nomad, reluctant Argentinean expat, and sometime Givenchy collaborator—with the graphic help of Giorgio Di Salvo. Multiculti was never like this.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Temperance – The Culture Hub

Temperance – The Culture Hub is here to take Mumbai by storm!

Mumbai, June 9th, 2012: Temperance, Bandra’s own premier culture hub welcomed the rains as it opened its doors to all that is artsy, quirky and fun at its quirky launch party on June 8th at Sherli Rajan Road, Bandra. Celebrated as Mumbai’s new culture destination, the entrance to the looked no less than a star studded event as Stilt Walkers, Fire Poi and Rope Malakhamb performers zestfully welcomed all who entered. Each floor showcased its own personality as different acts adorned all floors.  The ground level came alive as painters, crooners and guitarists put their best foot forward. Musicians Helena and the Mariachis, along with the stand-up comedian Daniel Fernandes kept all entertained whilst the sumptuous spread of food kept many gluttons within sight on Level I. Level III boasted of an intense Contemporary Dance performance by Temperance Dance Director Amey Mehta and Aastha Gulati; whereas Level IV showcased a Mixed Martial Arts demo by India’s undefeated MMA fighter Khushnoor Jijina, Martial Art Veteran Akhil Kapoor, Sensei Rishi Dev and Martial Artist Shiva Malani – all set to crazy African beats by Tribal Fauna.

Hema Thakur and Viola Wadia, sisters and owners of Temperance, played the perfect hosts to the special gathering which saw Taneesha Mukherjee, Manasvi Mamgai, Pavan Anand, Prerna Wanvari. Shampa Sonthalia, Monikangna Dutta, Mohena Kumari Singh and with over 600 people in which included supporters of culture, media personnel and artists alike who believed and wished to further the cause.
Barmobile served various mocktails at the evening along with finger food.

About Temperance – The Cultural Hub

Temperance – The Cultural Hub is a milieu of the many artistic expressions we commonly call life. The 4 storey building, spreading across 8000 sq. ft, houses a deli, dance & yoga studio, and a mixed martial arts facility, all  under one big roof that is deservedly in Bandra.
The culture hub also promotes book clubs, movie clubs, film-makers clubs and weekend workshops – slated to start June onwards. Started in May 2012, Temperance aims at going pan-city with its offering within the next two years. If it’s creative, it’s associated with Temperance.

To know more visit or call us on 98338 33270 / 274
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Address: St. Xaverian Court, Sherli Rajan Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai – 400050.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Ten Years of Henrik Vibskov

The flip side of the staid, straight-laced Scandinavian ethos is a kind of dizzy, frizzy fantasyland inhabited by the likes of Bjork and Fever Ray. Add to that esteemed list Henrik Vibskov, fashion designer, visual artist, musician, stage designer and all-around great Dane whose runway shows are always a colorful and welcome escape from the confines of other, trend-oriented collections.

And now Henrik Vibskov is the author and editor of a self-titled book from Gestalten ($50), the first compilation of his multifaceted vision. Many of the stories and recollections are written by the designer himself, offering insight into the twisted worlds he's created in the last ten years.