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

The 23-year lost is back

Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady” (1917) will finally be unveiled to the public this October at the Museum Of Rome in Palazzo Braschi. The portrait was initiallly set to be exhibited earlier, but the opening was delayed due to the pandemic. The legendary art work will be exhibited for the first time following its dramatic discovery in 2019, within the walls of the gallery … Continue reading The 23-year lost is back

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

She is on fire

Christina Rusu, Editor-in-Chief of SURREALGENERATION, was inspired to work on this photo project by the words of David Webb: “Beautiful women and jewels are synonymous. Rarely do you see a woman so beautiful that accents of jewelry do not flatter her physical beauty and the costume she chooses… Today, a woman is not looking for just a bracelet, clip, or a ring, but a jewel … Continue reading She is on fire

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