Made from #platinum and #gold enameled in #blackandwhite, the #pendulum holds a large rock #crystal which covers the #watch face. This one can be moved to read the time. The #pendantwatch, typical of #ArtDeco design, exhibits a bombé shape and is set with #diamonds and #emeralds. The dial is signed #Boucheron Brevete and the clasp displays typical hallmarks. Platinum and diamond chain comes separately and is by #MorelleDavidson. #Jewellery #Necklace
HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL, commonly called the Atomic Bomb (or Genbaku) Dome, is a ruin which serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of August 6 1945. Over 70,000 people were killed instantly, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from the radiation. The building was originally a product exhibition hall designed by a Czech architect. The building was the only structure left standing near the bomb’s hypocenter.
The V&A Disobedient Object Exhibition was a powerful exhibition which showcased the work of many artists, who tried to change social change. it focused on the period from the late 1970s to the present day. This exhibition showed how political activism drives the wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.
Partly as a result of the following essay, which was originally posted on Design Observer in 2008, the International Center for Photography in New York is exhibiting a selection of these photographs. The exhibition, Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 runs from May 20-August 38, 2011. A catalogue, which contains an extended version of this essay, is also available.