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Legendary Porcelain Artworks for Your Home

Published: February 6, 2014 (Issue # 1795)




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The Gift Projects online showroom welcomes you to a world of original artistic presents that you would be proud to give... but may rather want to keep for yourself.

Gift Projects features exquisite designer porcelain items outstanding decorative objects for the home and pieces for everyday use made by such famous Russian artistic personalities as Andrey Makarevich, Evgeny Grishkovets and others. Offers include the limited edition Five oCat porcelain tea set by Andrey Makarevich, which is almost sold out. Five oCat is remarkable for Makarevichs exceptional award-winning graphic art and decoration using real gold. Hurry and get yourself this unique artwork for your daily tea party!

Our newest arrival is a porcelain collection made in collaboration with the renowned artists Yuri Norstein and Francesca Yarbusova, the authors of the legendary Hedgehog in the Fog cartoon. Themarvelous porcelain collection consists of tea and coffee sets, decorative plates and other pieces, and features recognizable shots from the award-winning cartoon.What an amazing gift idea for creating an atmosphere of warmth and coziness!

An unconventional approach and subtle local flavor are evident in the porcelain tea sets and mugs, decorative plates and meticulously made figurines created by Russian artists G.A.V. Traugot, Mikhail Shemyakin, Alexander Florensky and Vasily Golubev.

Incredibly realistic and absolutely stunning biscuit porcelain and bronze figurines are made by Russian sculptors Anatoly Danilov and Galina Belash, who regularly take part in the most challenging and ambitious artistic projects run by the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory including the reconstruction of artworks from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum. The work of Danilov and Belash no matter whether it be aminiature sphinx cat, a life-size sparrow, sculptures of thoroughbred horses or a retro-style swimmer figurine always amaze anyone who sees them with the authors' attention to the smallest details.

The famous artist Ivan Tarasuk presents selected artworks that include paintings, bronze and ceramic figurines and porcelain items. The artists style is recognizable and unique, so explore and enjoy the collection!

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Wednesday, Oct. 1


The St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum 2014 kicks off today at Lenexpo, where it will be presenting the latest and greatest ideas until Oct. 3. Focusing on economic development and the decisions and measures necessary to encourage development in Russias most important industries, the event is a possibility to discuss the innovations currently available in a variety of fields.


Representatives of the Russian and international media industries arrive in St. Petersburg for the first ever International Media Forum being hosted by the city until Oct. 10. With a variety of events on tap, including workshops, lectures and film screenings, the event plans to reemphasize the citys reputation as the countrys culture capital and as an emerging market and location for the visual arts.



Thursday, Oct. 2


The celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Mikhail Lermontov continues with todays free exhibition in the citys Lermontov Library at 19 Liteiny Prospekt. Titled Under the Rustling Wings, the temporary exhibition will feature the costumes and scenery used in the 1917 production of Lermontovs play The Masquerade, which he wrote in 1835 when he was only 21 years old.



Friday, Oct. 3


Learn more about how to manage and evaluate employee performance during SPIBAs Human Resources Committee meeting this morning on Employee Assessment: Global and Local Trends. Starting at 9:30 a.m., the discussion will touch on such topics as the partnership between HR and business, reliable assessment strategies and more, with Tatiana Andrianova, the head of the SHL Russia and CIS branch in St. Petersburg, as the featured guest. Confirm your participation by Oct. 2 by emailing office@spiba.ru or calling 325 9091.


AmChams Procurement Committee Meeting is at 9 a.m. this morning in their office in the New St. Isaac Office Center on Ulitsa Yakubovicha.



Saturday, Oct. 4


Wine and cheese lovers will get their chance to revel during Scandinavia Country Club and Spas Wine Market Weekend. Going on today and tomorrow, wining diners can listen to live music, take part in culinary classes and, of course, sample a variety of fine wines from around the world. The cost of admission is 400 rubles ($10.30) for adults and 200 rubles ($5.15) for children.



Sunday, Oct. 5


Look for the latest fall fashions at the Autumn Market today in Freedom Anticafe at 7 Kazanskaya Ulitsa. The minimarket plans to offer clothes more flattering than the puffy jackets that are a staple of the citys cold-weather fashion, while offering the same amount of protection from the biting winds blowing off of the Baltic.



Monday, Oct. 6


SKA St. Petersburg, the citys KHL affiliate, welcomes Slovakian club HC Slovan in a match-up tonight at the Ice Palace near the Prospekt Bolshevikov metro station. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased on the clubs website or in person at either the arenas box office or the clubs merchandise store on Nevsky Prospekt.



Tuesday, Oct. 7


Learn more about Russias energy industry at the St. Petersburg Energy Forum that begins today and runs through Oct. 10. Attracting industry experts and political and business representatives, the forum plans to welcome more than 350 plus companies and their representatives to discuss the future of Russias largest economic sector.



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