Nimrod Borenstein has composed a piece for the Gandini Jugglers which will be premiered at the London International Mime Festival on 13th January 2015 with further performances on 14th and 15th January. The world premiere of Suspended op. 69 will be performed by up-and coming-string ensemble Camerata Alma Viva who regularly perform Nimrod’s works.
The preview video below introduces the Gandini Jugglers and Nimrod’s Concerto for violoncello and orchestra, giving an insight into the upcoming performance.
To celebrate the launch of their Spring-Summer 2015 collection Hermes have released a free Tie Break iPhone app. Available here, it includes a helpful How to Knot guide, explaining a few different ways to attach your tie to your neck. It also shows samples of the new season’s designs along with information on the making of ties and some (silly) games.
The new accessories collection is wide-ranging and includes hats, bags, saddles, pens and even a bike. A few highlights include:
Pantographe Desk Lamp
A draughtsman’s instrument, the pantograph has lent its name to a lighting family. Made of a jointed stem and arm, this lamp dutifully follows the hand to better light each movement. Decorated with leather and metal, it rests on a leather-cased base that doubles as a change tray.
Creation Michele De Lucchi
Jean-Jaques Rousseau Carreé de notes Silk scarf
The words of Jean-Jacques Rousseau are released from a notebook to form embroidered and printed calligrams.
La lanterne d’Hermès
This portable lamp’s dual origin lies in the world of travel: lighthouses and ship navigation lights on the one hand, and carriages equipped with lanterns on the other. It is composed of four led light sources, each with its own rechargeable battery. Cased in sturdy calfskin, the aluminium structure elegantly frames a thick glass lens.