Content Tagged: Russell James

Experiencing Past, Present & Future in Berlin

Berlin, Day 1: After we had safely arrived in Germany (after a rather dramatic flight in a lightening storm), we immediately went to check on the set up for the Nomad Two World exhibition at a gorgeous landmarked building in Berlin called Alte Munze. Once there, we were greeted by Ute Hartien and Benjamin Jäger,… Read more »

Travel, Culture & Creativity: a Whirlwind Day in Haiti

The past few days have been another whirlwind of travel, culture, and creativity. I traveled to Haiti to pick up all of the last-minute artisan products that we needed for the Nomad Two Worlds exhibition in Berlin. Once in Haiti, the day started where it all began: with Joey Adler and Richard Coles. It was… Read more »

Summer: an Exercise in Finding the Calm in the Chaos

It has been a restorative season and as summer winds down, I am spending my time enjoying the last moments of sunshine while I gear up for an exciting and full fall calendar. My passion for preserving culture has been renewed and amplified by my recent trip to Haiti where I saw the results of… Read more »

Donna Karan & Nomad Two Worlds in Berlin

In just a couple of weeks, Donna will be heading to Berlin during the World Peace Festival. It is going to be an extraordinary gathering of some of the world’s most forward-thinking individuals, all brought together by their commitment to peace and their ingenious ability to generate innovative solutions. Once in Berlin, Donna will be… Read more »

Hugh Jackman In Performance: A Remarkable Experience

Last week I visited Canada to see Hugh Jackman In Performance. Through the stage, Hugh took us on a journey of his life through music, multimedia, style and personality. I have to say, Hugh leaves me in awe – as a performer, an artist, a father, a husband, and a spiritual person. It was just… Read more »

Summer Foundation Ambassador – Philippe Dodard

This month, we are thrilled to announce Haitian Artist Philippe Dodard as our Foundation Ambassador. We celebrate Philippe for his independent, unique approach to traditional Haitian artistry. Philippe’s work is unique and powerful, expressive and bold and his use of ink, paint and metal is celebrated throughout Haiti’s artisan community. While his Haitian influences are… Read more »

NOMAD TWO WORLDS BERLIN: A LIVE CONVERSATION WITH DONNA KARAN

DATE: Saturday, August 20th TIME: 5pm (17:00h) CET/Berlin Time LOCATION: Alte Münze Am Krögel 10179 Berlin Berlin,
Germany NOMAD TWO WORLDS OPENING & CULTURAL PRESERVATION PANEL PRESENTATION On Friday evening, August 19th Nomad Two Worlds collaborative art exhibition will open with an event hosted by Hugh Jackman, Donna Karan and
 Russell James. The exhibition will feature… Read more »

Journey of My Two Worlds, Los Angeles

Two years ago, Urban Zen launched Nomad Two Worlds with the brilliant photographer Russell James. A creative collaboration of aboriginal art and Russell’s photos, Nomad Two Worlds celebrates native cultures in a modern context. The first exhibit was exclusively aboriginal artists from Russell’s native Australia, where I toured with him in November to small villages,… Read more »

A Collaborative Effort: Nomad Two Worlds

“To experience the spirit of these people, to see and feel the craft and wisdom of their traditions, is to understand why we must bring their artistry to the world. We must illuminate, educate and raise awareness while cultures like this still exist.” – Donna Karan on the Nomad Two Worlds Exhibition Urban Zen is… Read more »