THE LUXURY OF TRAVEL
SLouis Vuitton stirs the imagination with its evocative “Travel Book” collection.
tart with Congolese artist Chéri Samba’s portrait of Paris, punctuated with vivid strokes of pink and blue. Samba revealed he had specifically chosen cheerful shades to add movement to an otherwise grey atmosphere, and one can’t help but notice how they also lend a lively sense of romance. Share a kiss by the Notre Dame cathedral or add another love padlock to the Pont des Arts, as suggested in the book.
Alternatively, escape to Daniel Arsham’s Easter Island, where sparkling waters wait to be surfed and mysterious giant statues kick up conversation. “Easter Island has this strange architectural quality – this mixture of man-made and natural that creates a very unique scenario,” says the talented American. “When you’re on this island, you have the sense that it shouldn’t really be there.” Jean- Philippe Delhomme’s vision of Central Park
French painter Jean-Philippe Delhomme explores the Big Apple with bright gouache depictions of such brilliance, they awaken a strong desire to relax under lush green trees in Central Park and admire the dappled light playing across the skyscape as the rousing crescendo of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” plays in the background. “There is something extremely visual about New York,” he muses. “There’s something very pictorial, with strong lights and shadows. I constantly see things that make me feel like returning to my studio to draw new pictures.”
Lastly, visit London with Japanese illustrator Natsko Seki and commit the city’s signatures – red telephone booths, doubledecker buses, black taxis, and brollies for England’s delightful drizzle – and old-world charm to memory. www.louisvuitton.com
The Travel Book Collection from Louis Vuitton