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

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

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

Stylishly sustainable

Having a 100% sustainable life is far more than utopistic. Anyway, all of us can reduce the impact on the environment in a way, which suits our lifestyle. Upgrading your wardrobe might be one of the options, and it doesn’t require any compromises, thanks to an impressive variety of brands offering sustainable apparel of different styles. Here is a short, yet comprehensive list of male … Continue reading Stylishly sustainable

Fashionable anatomy

Humans’ anatomy is one of the most unpopular motifs in jewelry and fashion. We might like seeing body parts in photographs, we admire naked bodies on paintings, and we find beautiful the nudity sculpted in marble, but are we attracted to wearing a brooch depicting a naked butt? It appears that the design of garments, which cover and decorate the body, almost excludes parts of … Continue reading Fashionable anatomy

Sentimental gifts

Happy Saint Valentine’s everyone! For this occasion, we could share with you a list of gift ideas, or inspire some ‘how to celebrate this date in Covid times’. Instead, we have decided to tell you about three precious gifts with sentimental stories behind them. To the Moon and back These Apollo earrings were given as a present by Aristotle Onassis to his wife Jacqueline Kennedy … Continue reading Sentimental gifts

Ten/ten Botswana: small rings with a big meaning

Engagement is one of the few rituals celebrating love in its purest form. The value of an engagement ring is not in its price, but the symbolism, in a promise and the hopes it gives. In January 2021, De Beers, in partnership with Blue Nile, released the Ten/ten Botswana capsule collection of engagement rings. Ten female jewelry designers were asked to make 10 rings, reflecting … Continue reading Ten/ten Botswana: small rings with a big meaning