The full extent of BMW's role in facilitating modern and contemporary art, jazz and classical music as well as architecture and design goes far beyond its Art Car project. BMW's Head of Cultural Engagement, Thomas Girst, explains.
Landscape gardeners, botanists, stage designers, visual artists and acousticians are behind the 30 new gardens on show at the 22nd edition of the International Garden Festival at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France. We take a tour.
Is it art? Or is it couture? A new exhibition showcases the dresses of Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen – who at 29 is the youngest member of the official Paris couture schedule – akin to sculpture. We take a tour.
A new exhibition of photographs by Tim Walker presents his work for the first time not as that of a fashion photographer but as an artist. In an exclusive interview, he shares with us his love of constructing surrealist scenes.
Pioneering naval architect John Shuttleworth employed three hydrodynamic hulls and a range of cutting edge technology to create a power trimaran that has been awarded Most Innovative Design at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards.
Sensuous Steel at Nashville's Frist Center is the first major museum exhibition of the "rolling sculpture" of the 1930s and '40s. We take a virtual test drive of a selection of the 18 elegant Art Deco masterpieces on display.
A new ballet the Paris Opera fuses the work of performance artist Marina Abramovic in collaboration with choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, and features costumes by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.
Nestled within (not below) the treetops of a densely wooded plot, the extraordinary sweeping lines and unusual forms found in the Wilkinson house are typical of the always-unique work of architect Robert Harvey Oshatz.
Reclusive artist Ron Mueck is exhibiting his latest work in a new exhibition of his startlingly lifelike sculptures of human figures on an unusual scale. We look up close at the hyper-realistic detail through an insightful 2003 documentary.
In keeping with designer Ross Lovegrove's signature approach that is inspired by nature, the Twin'Z concept car he designed for Renault appears to glow and react like a living organism. We take a test drive of the all-electric city car.
Reflecting the light and shade of summer, the catwalk this season was dominated by two tones. Whether in pyjama-like tailoring, ladylike silhouettes or the new take on rock 'n' roll, black & white is more in style than ever.
Even the architect admits it conjures images of "an abandoned spacecraft". But there is more to the Shell House by Tokyo-based practice Artechnic than just radical styling. We tour the weekend home for the 21st century.
As London's V&A Museum presents the first retrospective of the career of David Bowie, we take a virtual tour of the show and showcase a montage of videos that capture his talent for innovation in music, fashion, art and film.
"Innovative" and "timeless" were the words repeatedly used by the Pritzker Prize jury in its announcement of Japanese architect Toyo Ito as its 2013 recipient. We showcase his most groundbreaking projects.
The next generation of city cars and bikes are ultra small vehicles that are the result of big ideas in space saving, logistics and the environment. We showcase three of the cleverest, including Philippe Starck's new bike/scooter hybrid.
As the work of Irish artist, furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray continues to command staggering prices at auction, her influence is being showcased in a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
It's the ultimate trophy home for architecture aficionados and design connoisseurs: the 1959 Hailey Residence by master of mid-century modernism Richard Neutra. We make a virtual visit to the Los Angeles house.
The world's most talented watchmakers looked to the future to present groundbreaking innovations at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the annual Geneva watch fair which took place in January.
The first major European exhibition of the work of Chinese painter Yue Minjun reveals that there is more to the artist's oeuvre than his iconic images of laughing characters that are a caricature of the homogenization of Chinese society.
Can't make it to LA for the last few weeks of the Getty's spectacular show dedicated to American photography master Ray K. Metzker? We showcase the highlights and look at the market for Metzker's signature images.
The latest in a series of close collaborations between Prada and OMA is a vision for The Ideal House, which was the title of the Prada men's catwalk show and its sneak preview of a new furniture collection designed by OMA for Knoll.
A new initiative brings together six historic Kyoto craft companies with the Danish design studio OeO to create artisan objects for a global audience. Thomas Lykke, creative director of Japan Handmade, explains.