The Artists Behind the Accessories: Illustrated Style with Bibiana Grave

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  “Curiosity is in our blood. In fact, many Japanese words come from Portuguese. We were the first Europeans to reach Japan and establish trade routes.” said our tour guide.   Aneta and I were in Lisbon on our honeymoon… Continue Reading

A Preview Of The Blugiallo and R. Culturi Pocket Square Collection

    An idea to pay tribute to the nature and beauty of the Swedish landscape led to a collaboration between NYC-based R. Culturi and Blugiallo of Sweden.   The result. A beautifully designed collection of artwork pocket squares marrying… Continue Reading

The Artists Behind the Accessories: Digital Impressions with Joe Paczkowski

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  When you trade government bonds for a living, you tend to get acquainted with a country on a level beyond its economy. You try to understand its people, their culture, their history, and their language. This is the kind… Continue Reading

The Artists Behind the Accessories: The Tell-Tale Totem with Jennifer Hawkyard

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  When you read a good fantasy novel, you get lost in a world created by the writer’s imagination. It’s a chance to escape the mundanity of daily life and immerse yourself in an enchanting tale. When I first saw… Continue Reading

Your Style Is Your Story: Indira Mersiyanova, Prolific Artist And Painter

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  Indira Mersiyanova is a young painter from Moscow. With a professional education in art and design, Indira’s work straddles the boundary between classical and contemporary, often leaning one way or the other based on her mood and personal circumstances. In fact,… Continue Reading

The Artists Behind the Accessories: Into the Wild with Bylgja Lind Pétursdóttir

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  Because of my past career and background in finance, I read a lot about the financial crisis that almost wiped out Iceland’s entire economy. Not long after the collapse, though, the country was back on the path to recovery… Continue Reading

The Artists Behind the Accessories: Being Human in Lviv with Serhiy Fedynyak

Serhiy Fedynyak

  I’ve always wanted to go to Lviv.   I’ve read a lot about the city’s history – good, bad, and often controversial. Nevertheless, Lviv is, without a doubt, the arts and culture capital of modern-day Ukraine. It’s a place… Continue Reading

Your Style Is Your Story: Maria Cossutta, Artisanal Jewelry Maker

  Maria Cossutta is an artisanal jewelry maker based in Monaco. Originally from Belarus, Maria lived in Dubai for 10 years working as a model before making her way to the French Riviera. Her beautiful, hand-made jewelry immediately caught our… Continue Reading

Creating a Sartorial Memento, Part II – The Production

R. Culturi Packaging

  The drive from Monaco to Como, Italy is absolutely beautiful, passing along the seaboard of Liguria and heading north at Genoa, past Milan, towards the foot of the Alps in Lombardy. It’s a drive that Aneta and I have… Continue Reading