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Few artists have shown the complexities of royal life as fast as New Delhi-born Sunil Gupta. Now 67, the artist and activist has recently received the first, and longest-running, in the UK: “From Here Forever,” at London’s Photographer’s Gallery. It has 16 photos in 50 years – from Stonewall New York to Section 28-Britain to LGBTQ + cases in India. Of particular interest is the story of Gupta’s black and white “Christopher Street” (1976), which records homosexuality before he was born in Greenwich Village – “when sex was political to inform family and property,” Gupta said. The most recent works include “The New Pre-Raphaelites” (2008), in which Gupta made elaborate photographs of South Asian LGBTQ + studies in a bid to help portray a well-known 19th-century English group. ” Now I am very much encouraged by fiction as a way to work, “says Gupta of this break, who studied at New School in the 1970s under the direction of Lisette Model, among others. “Even medicine, now digital, allows for permanent translation,” he adds. “So which of the following statements best describes you?” “From Here To Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective” is on display at the Art Gallery until Jan. 24, 2021; 16-18 Ramillies St, Soho, London;

Growing up in Orange County, Calif., Crystal Ung – the first Chinese-American generation – heard the news that a special jade ring protected her paternal grandfather from being injured when she fled Communist China to Southeast Asia in the 1940s. Indeed, the precious green salt represents security and development, and Ung’s father, who emigrated from Cambodia to the United States in 1979 to escape assassination, also gave him the heart of the jade. In order to connect with his descendants, Ung soon began looking for other jade jewelry. But the deeper they go, the more disappointed they become. It was hard to know where some of the jade pieces came from. In addition, traditional paintings were not compatible with Ung’s modern decor. “I realized how modern Eurocentric jewelry is and how it feels on Instagram,” he said. “I have seen the need for more delegates, to create an Asian-American nation that can identify itself.” Launched this month is Ren, who owns a five-piece jewelry collection with names honoring Asian-American women that Ung admired as a child in her 90s. There is a necklace of Lucy (called Lucy Liu), featuring a natural jadeite on a light gold chain. And the Michelle ring (called the skater skater Michelle Kwan), with a small round jadeite box on a dark gold band. Ren will also be selling grapefruit pieces and other Asian jewelry brands. Part of the funding is donated to Apex for Youth and Asia Youth Center.

Lilikoi, or the favorite fruit, has grown in Hawaii since it was introduced to the islands in the late 19th century and is seen in a variety of interesting places, including shaved ice cream, locally known POG (lust, orange and guava) water mix and, lilikoi butter. This fragrant, sweet-smelling goldenrods flavor has long been preserved by Hawaiians – on pancakes with French toast or on their own with a spoon – but a new generation of chefs are now selling their unique, small ingredients. Made through the same process as making lemons, using eggs, butter and sugar, the spread has a similarly different aroma. “When I cook, the smell fills the room,” says Etsuko Ono, who has been making butter, as well as jam from missing fruits in Hawaii, and his business, Ohana Jam, for the past few years. Recently, Debra Mershon began selling lilikoi butters and spices, plus pink varieties of POG fruit, called Lilly Joy Hawaii. Although Hawaii exports about 90 percent of its food supply today, Mershon recalls the wisdom of his uncle, a fisherman, who had taught him since childhood that the country could provide plenty of food. Not surprisingly, her customers describe her lilikoi butter as a “Hawaiian gold water jug.” From $ 12; and

Palm Springs shopping malls tend to rely on the city’s mid-term time to create inspiration – music artists with yellow accents more. But the city’s tallest hotel, the Casa Cody, which will be reopened in January after a major renovation, is a way of decorating: adobe walls and hacienda monuments. Harriet Cody, a cousin of Buffalo Bill who came to the area from Hollywood in the early 20th century and built the house with her husband, the place has been a refuge for artists such as Charlie Chaplin and Anaïs Nin since the 1920s. hospitality company Casetta Group took on nearly a century later, it said he turned to the Electric Bowery studio – the Silver Lake Inn and Erewhon Venice – to refresh the area by preserving his bones and a nearby bed-and-breakfast request. “We want to bring in something unique,” explains Cayley Lambur, one of the founders of the studio. “And we did our best to stay in the house,” says her friend Lucia Bartholomew, “as if you were going to a friend’s house in Spain.” The two were inspired by Spanish architecture, painting the original wood floor of the house, and removing white walls with brightly colored chairs, handmade and indigo handles and green tiles. 30 rooms offer the idea of ​​a place – with lawn mower and two swimming pools – and, far, far, the mountains of San Jacinto. In an effort to promote the idea that the site is still a house, the architects upgraded the rooms with the materials found on the site, including an old water book, pages created by themselves and hanging in the air. Casa Cody is accepting reservations now at the opening of Jan. 28, 2021;

Faculty’s beautiful art was founded in 2019 by Umar ElBably and Fenton Jagdeo with the idea of ​​creating a jewelry company for men who can adopt male traditions. The pair were inspired by graphic portraits such as Bad Bunny Latin singer and British singer Harry Styles, whose embroidered nails, beautiful jewelry and floral prints help to define ideas of masculine beauty. Jagdeo and ElBably also want to emulate the way street clothing like Supreme produces less – with the Faculty’s first lacquer, a green forest called Moss, which was sold out immediately. The most recent contribution to the line, BLM, is a black-and-white nail polish, which, like all Faculty items, is noninvasive, non-violent, non-toxic and manufactured in the United States. Each of the shadow companies will go to organizations that strive to be equal, such as the NAACP, Empowerment Programs, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, and the Black Lives Matter, among others. It is a mission in line with the Faculty’s mission: to help establish a world where celebrities are free to wear whatever they want. “Why are you wearing APC?” ElBably said in an interview earlier this year with Hypebeast. “Why do you pull Frank Ocean’s hair? You make these choices because people give you permission. At the end of the day, nail polish – just a mask – it’s just a cure. Nothing makes these men gay, it’s just imaginary.”

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