I know technology has transformed every area of our lives and work. These changes will probably be even harder to control. Which is precisely why, more than ever, we need the old sorcerers to work their magic.
A screening room is where we caught up with Tim Burton whose latest film, “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", a screen adaptation of the children's book with Eva Green in the title role, will be released this autumn. Comfortably seated, we set out to discover what goes on in the mind and on the wrist of this most unconventional of directors.
The Earth’s satellite waxes and wanes on countless wrists as if it were a decorative element without any real function. Thus deprived of its deep meaning, the moon has sadly become an increasingly commonplace motif.
"Survival means knowing how to adapt." Philippe Belais, CEO of Vaudaux 1908, Geneva's oldest luxury leather "gainerie", looks back at the company's golden years, its trials and tribulations, and how it is reconquering markets.
On his arrival in Italy in 1786, Goethe was struck by the light and colours of the Mediterranean, prompting him to make this observation: "It is evident that the eye forms itself by the objects which from youth it is accustomed to look upon; and so the Venetian artist must see all things in a clearer and brighter light than other men." We perceive reality through nature, we understand art through technique; Goethe's research is morphological, it spans poetry and science. His Italian journey would lead to the Theory of Colours that would influence artists all over Europe.