The new David Webb

While we are getting used to yellow leaves and gloomy skies, all the seasonal flowers are bursting with color at David Webb’s boutique in New York City. The Maison has launched the new Asheville collection. It is the first completely new collection by David Webb since his passing.Bewildering at first sight; it might look as if the new pieces have nothing in common with David … Continue reading The new David Webb

Iconic Designs. David Webb

SURREAL GENERATION continues the Iconic designs series. Today we introduce the 3rd chapter about the quintessential American jeweler – David Webb. Animal Kingdom In 1957 David Webb made his first animal-inspired bracelet. By the end of the 1960s, precious animals became a must-have for the smart set, and David Webb turned into a synonym of animal jewelry in the USA. He wasn’t the only one to create … Continue reading Iconic Designs. David Webb

Hemmerle Harmony bangle turned 30

Hemmerle celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Harmony bangle.First created in 1991, Harmony has since become a truly iconic piece of the Maison and a must for jewelry collectors. Harmony bangle is an out-of-time piece. Its minimalistic shape looks modern but makes one think of archaic ornaments. It is basic and constant, and at the same time, is an object of endless experiments of designers … Continue reading Hemmerle Harmony bangle turned 30

Art exhibitions in Rome, fall 2021

An exhibition – The Yōkai Parade – is on display at The Japanese Institute of Culture in Rome. The show tells the history of Yōkai – supernatural creatures of Japanese mythology, spirits, and ghosts embodying the forces of nature. Originating in Japanese culture around 1000 years ago, these exotic monsters have been traveling from ancient scrolls to modern anime and manga eventually becoming an ordinary part of … Continue reading Art exhibitions in Rome, fall 2021

Letter from Evgenia Pukhaeva

Hi, dear readers! Today, with the launch of the 5th issue, we celebrate the 1st year of SURREAL GENERATION. Time flies and flies even faster when you are busy with what you love doing, which keeps you enthusiastic and inspired. The current issue is intended to immerse you in the cozy season of fall. For the next three months at SURREAL GENERATION, you will find … Continue reading Letter from Evgenia Pukhaeva

High Jewelry favorites, summer 2021

SURREAL GENERATION paid great and committed attention to the sequence of releases in the new High Jewelry collections. Now, that the waves have died down, our jewelry expert Evgenia Pukhaeva is glad to share some insights about her three favorite picks. Each jewelry Maison has its distinctive aesthetic that has evolved over the years. The heritage makes the fundament of it: iconic designs and stories … Continue reading High Jewelry favorites, summer 2021

Letter from Evgenia Pukhaeva

Dear readers, in these weird covid-times, we’ve made it to get to the 4th issue of SURREAL GENERATION still full of enthusiasm and inspiration. Apparently, the pandemic has slowed down, and life is moving back step by step toward normality. Restaurants, museums, and galleries are reopening their doors, and we can even consider traveling. As you know, SURREAL GENERATION is happily based in Italy. Thus, … Continue reading Letter from Evgenia Pukhaeva

Art exhibitions in Rome, summer 2021

After a long covid-pause, museums and galleries in Rome have finally reopened their halls. Touch the wood. Surreal Generation has prepared a short selection of art exhibitions in Rome for the upcoming summer. Archaeology Now, a personal exhibition of Damien Hirst, is on at Galleria Borghese. Over 80 objects from two series were inserted between the pieces of the permanent collection throughout the halls of … Continue reading Art exhibitions in Rome, summer 2021

Baccarat Pop Ring vol. 2

Adorable candies! – these words came to my mind after the first look at the new Baccarat rings collection.  These are good old Baccarat Pop Rings redesigned by Jaime Hayon. Jaime Hayon is one of the most influential creators of the last decade, according to Wallpaper Magazine, and one of the most creative icons as Times magazine says. The new collection includes 4 rings of … Continue reading Baccarat Pop Ring vol. 2

Iconic Designs. Cartier

SURREAL GENERATION continues the Iconic Designs series with a second chapter devoted to the house of Cartier. Panthère Panthère de Cartier is probably the most recognizable and desirable animal in the jewelry zoo. Firstly introduced in 1914 as an onyx-spotted panther-pattern female wristwatch, this cat has never left the Maison ever since and found its place in collections of the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, … Continue reading Iconic Designs. Cartier