Xerjoff Magazine

Woodnest, green paradise

Published on December, 29th 2020

The Helen & Hard architecture firm has designed Woodnest a series of small tree houses that offer breath-taking views of the nature surrounding Odda, Norway.
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Edward Hopper, the modernity of a great master

Published on December, 21st 2020

In the online exhibition “Hopperiana. Social distancing before Covid-19” four photographers interpret Edward Hopper’s aesthetics revealing its modernity.
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Kengo Kuma, green luxury hospitality

Published on December, 17th 2020

The Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designed 1Hotel, an eco-luxury Hotel that will open in Paris in 2022, giving the French capital city a refreshing green oasis.
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De Rosso, the playful side of design

Published on December, 14th 2020

De Rosso presents a Limited Edition signed by 5 creative talents who through pop quotes and references to the design style of Alchimia and Memphis retrace the history of this company, leader of laminate furnishings for over 30 years.
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Sky Pool, floating in the air in London

Published on December, 11th 2020

A 35m-high suspended pool offering an amazing view on the city will be inaugurated next spring in London.
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The domestic Eden of Bethan Gray

Published on December, 1st 2020

The designer Bethan Gray created the “Exploring Eden” collection which includes furniture and precious accessories fully covered with shells. In the name of sustainability and respect of the environment.
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David Adjaye and Aston Martin, an exciting synergy

Published on November, 23rd 2020

An unprecedented collaboration that led to the creation of 5 luxury apartments in the elegant skyscraper 130 William in New York involved the famous car company Aston Martin and the visionary architect Sir David Adjaye.
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Chelsea Hotel, the legend goes on

Published on November, 19th 2020

The book “Hotel Chelsea: Living in the Last Bohemian Haven” guides us into the apartments of the current residents of the legendary Chelsea Hotel in New York, showing us that creativity still lives here.
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Coveted Jewels

Published on November, 16th 2020

An elegant volume entitled “Coveted- Art and Innovation in High Jewelry” guides us through contemporary handcrafted jewellery making us discover some of its most interesting pieces.
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Women in fashion according to Norman Parkinson

Published on November, 9th 2020

Photographers Norman Parkinson, Milton Greene, Terence Donovan, Terry O'Neill and Jerry Schatzberg changed the way of portraying women in fashion in the years between 1948 and 1968. An exhibition tells us about it.
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Enzo Mari, designing for the world

Published on November, 5th 2020

A great designer, artist and smart theorist, Enzo Mari passes away just when Milan Triennale celebrates him with a great exhibition.
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Camp Sarika: the regenerating power of nature

Published on November, 2nd 2020

Located in the desert of Utah, Camp Sarika is a luxury resort made up of ten pavilion-tents allowing to enjoy a direct connection with nature.
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Luxury over time

Published on October, 26th 2020

How has the concept of luxury changed during the various eras? The exhibition “Luxes”, in progress at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, tells us about it.
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1900 seen by Margaret Bourke-White

Published on October, 15th 2020

“Prima, donna. Margaret Bourke-White” is the title of a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the great American photographer, in progress at Palazzo Reale in Milan.
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The Goddess of the road

Published on October, 8th 2020

Presented for the first time at the Paris motor Show in 1955, the legendary Citroën DS (déesse) has become a world-renowned style icon. A new volume, "The goddess - la déesse: investigations on the legendary Citroën DS" tells the story and the reasons that made it a legend.
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The poetics of Venetian glass that conquered America

Published on October, 5th 2020

The exhibition "Venice and the American Glass Studio" highlights the influence that the traditional glass working techniques of the lagoon city have exercised on American artists from the 1960’s to nowadays.
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Sacco, the informal lounge chair

Published on September, 21st 2020

Icon of Italian design, a symbol of freedom, imagination and a must-have for over 50 years, the “Sacco” lounge chair was recently awarded the ADI Compasso d'Oro award for product career.
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Copenhagen: getting a breathe of new life in the City Park

Published on September, 11th 2020

City park is an ambitious project carried out by Olafur Eliasson which involves the construction of a large area of woodland in the center of Copenhagen. An important urban artery will leave room for tree-lined pedestrian walkways, ponds, cycle paths and flowers of all kinds.
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Youssef Nabil: life is a dream

Published on September, 7th 2020

Palazzo Grassi in Venice hosts “Once Upon a Dream”, a monographic exhibition dedicated to Youssef Nabil, an Egyptian artist author of dream-like images with a melancholic feel.
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A Stopover at the lighthouse

Published on September, 1st 2020

Located in a small fishing village in the province of Syracuse, the gateway to the Noto Valley, the Faro di Brucoli (Sicilian Luxury Lighthouse) was recently renovated and transformed into an elegant resort.
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Cecil Beaton’s Golden Youth

Published on August, 25th 2020

The exhibition “Bright Young Things” focuses on Cecil Beaton’s early days, high society and avant-garde, artists and writers, socialites and revelers are the milieu that he has portrayed.
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Anthenea: the luxury eco-suite that James Bond would love

Published on August, 12th 2020

Anthenea is a floating eco-luxury suite designed by the French naval architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle.
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Digital architectural utopia

Published on August, 10th 2020

A volume titled “Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture” collects the works of 40 digital designers and 3D artists that have realized utopian architectural structures and interiors, remembering us how designers never have to stop experiencing.
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The Stone Cathedrals by Olivo Barbieri

Published on August, 6th 2020

The ancestral charm of the Dolomites, mountains whose history began two hundred and fifty million years ago, is at the center of a photographic project by Olivo Barbieri, which can be visited in Lagazuoi at an altitude of almost 3000 meters high.
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Obey, art, rights and peace!

Published on August, 4th 2020

Palazzo Ducale in Genoa is hosting an art exhibition dedicated to Shepard Fairey aka Obey, a well-known American street artist committed to issues of political and civil relevance.
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Mario Testino celebrates the irresistible Italian appeal

Published on July, 24th 2020

A thick photography volume titled “Ciao. Omaggio all’Italia” celebrates Italian style and creativity. Its author is Peruvian photographer Mario Testino, who states that his passion for fashion derives right from the Belpaese.
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A fairy-tale museum for Hans Christian Andersen

Published on July, 15th 2020

In Odense, a new museum designed by Kengo Kuma studio will celebrate the work of Hans Christian Andersen, whose fairy tales have fascinated generations of children.
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Magnum Photos, pictures and conversations during quarantine

Published on July, 8th 2020

Among the most important photo agencies, Magnum Photos has documented the pandemic through two interesting initiatives: “Diary of a pandemic” and “Quarantine Conversation”.
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The Smell of Books

Published on July, 6th 2020

A journey inside the thousands facets of the smell of books, magazines and newspapers.
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iSphere, like in a science-fiction film

Published on July, 3rd 2020

Characterized by an aesthetics that looks back at the comics of the 50’ and the sci-fi cinema, iSphere is a transparent, spherical face shield created by art collective Plastique Fantastique.
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Post-Pandemic: towards Self Sufficient cities

Published on July, 1st 2020

How will cities be after this global health crisis? More sustainable, for sure. This is the belief of Woha studio team, that has designed the “Self Sufficient city” in the north of Jakarta.
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Masters in quarantine

Published on June, 26th 2020

Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones and Michael Stipe, the former leader of R.E.M., have created new songs that extremely well express the anxiety of the present.
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Christo’s last intuition

Published on June, 24th 2020

Deceased last May, Christo, the master of Land Art, had been working for years to the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Due to the pandemic, the work of art has been postponed until September 2021.
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Sabine Pigalle and the revised classics

Published on June, 15th 2020

In a series titled “My Corona Days”, French artist Sabine Pigalle has revisited the masterpieces of painting realized by great masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli and Jan Vermeer.
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“Here comes the sun” to keep safely friendly

Published on June, 11th 2020

Conceived by British designer Paul Cocksedge, “Here comes the sun” is a funny blanket to be used during outdoor social happenings that helps us keeping the right distance.
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Scented reopening in Venice

Published on June, 8th 2020

Mocenigo Palace houses the Perfume Museum in Venice, which is opening again after lockdown. Guided tours for a time-travel to discover the wonderful history of perfume.
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The world of art between solidarity and hope

Published on June, 3rd 2020

Works of art created to raise funds amid this heath crisis or that simply invite us to hold on and have hope. Damien Hirst, Quentin Blake and Gilbert & George are the British well-known artists who conceived them.
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In Milan Fuorisalone becomes digital

Published on May, 27th 2020

Talks, interviews, product presentations, concerts, meetings with designers and manufacturers. Fuorisalone digital scheduled for mid June promises all this and much more.
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Banksy’s new superheroine

Published on May, 25th 2020

With “Game Changer” Banksy pays tribute to the nurse staff and NHS that are engaged to struggle the virus and to ensure our health.
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Wes Anderson, when social distancing becomes art

Published on May, 21st 2020

A funny video by video editor Luiz Azevedo, in cooperation with the web magazine Little White Lies, examines social distancing in Wes Anderson movies.
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David Hockney, Coronavirus won’t stop nature

Published on May, 18th 2020

From his lockdown in Normandy, David Hockney portrays the reawakening of nature by capturing the beautiful natural landscapes he is surrounded with.
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, SMELL!

Published on May, 11th 2020

Iconic examples throughout the history reveal how incredibly strong is the bond between smell and cinema. The sense of hearing may seem an essential entertainment, but only movies in which we can perceive the smell can really become unforgettable.
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Italy in Steve McCurry’s heart

Published on May, 4th 2020

American photographer Steve McCurry has created a video titled “Tribute to Italy” to express his true love to this beautiful country.
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Design serving people

Published on April, 20th 2020

In emergency times like the one we are living, many designers have been engaged in useful projects for the society.
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6 feet covers: musicians at the right distance

Published on April, 8th 2020

Some of the most iconic rock-pop covers have been reviewed by two American artists, following the rules of social distancing.
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The Great Empty: the new face of places

Published on April, 2nd 2020

The New York Times has launched “The Great Empty” project asking various photographers to document the new face of places in this period of social distancing.
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Rat Island, sustainable luxury

Published on March, 23rd 2020

A project curated by Jendretzki Design involves the creation of a luxury eco resort in Rat Island, private island a few kilometres from New York.
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A Century of Home Interiors

Published on March, 16th 2020

How has our lifestyle changed in the last century? The answer is provided by the exhibition "Home Stories -100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors" taking place at the Vitra Design Museum.
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Every object tells a story

Published on March, 9th 2020

The evolution of objects from the birth of industry to the present is the topic of the “Big Design Atlas” of which Mondadori Electa has recently published an updated version.
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Electronic music between design, art and fashion

Published on March, 6th 2020

The London Design Museum dedicates an exhibition to electronic music exploring the links that this genre has had with art, design and fashion.
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Architecture is female!

Published on March, 4th 2020

The women’s contribution to architecture is relevant as underlined in an interesting book edited by Jane Hall for Phaidon entitled "Breaking Ground - Architecture by women".
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Metropolises seen by Gabriele Basilico

Published on February, 19th 2020

An exhibition now in progress at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome highlights the interest that photographer Gabriele Basilico has always showed towards metropolises.
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Faena Hotel: cinematic glamour

Published on February, 13th 2020

A few metres from the ocean, Faena Hotel in Miami Beach is characterised by fascinating Deco vibes evoking the ‘30s and 40s glamour. The rooms and suites designed by director Baz Luhrmann make the place even more charming.
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Unforgettable Audrey

Published on February, 10th 2020

The private and intimate side of Audrey Hepburn, unforgettable protagonist of movies like “Roman holiday” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, is at the heart of an exhibition now in progress at Fondazione Carispezia.
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The Irishman, behind the scene

Published on February, 6th 2020

Assouline dedicates a volume to The Irishman, the latest masterpiece by Martin Scorsese. A fascinating “behind-the-scene” including images from the set and photographic portraits of the movie’s main characters.
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Time, nature and love according to Van Cleef & Arpels

Published on February, 3rd 2020

An exhibition now running at Palazzo Reale in Milan celebrates the history of Van Cleef & Arpels, renowned brand of fine jewellery. Over 400 pieces exhibited including jewellery, watches and precious objects.
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Federico Fellini, imaginative genius

Published on January, 30th 2020

“Fellini 100 Immortal Genius” is the title of the exhibition taking place at Castel Sismondo in Rimini, which celebrates 100 years after the birth of one of the greatest directors in film history.
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Paris chooses sustainability

Published on January, 28th 2020

It used to be a rail depot located behind Saint Lazare Station, today instead Clichy-Batignolles is an elegant district of Paris designed according to eco-sustainable standards.
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Luke Edward Hall: postmodern classicism

Published on January, 23rd 2020

He loves to create drawing from styles of the most diverse periods. We are talking about Luke Edward Hall, British designer/ illustrator who, despite his young age, has already collaborated with prestigious brands.
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The Tide, an elevated park in London

Published on January, 20th 2020

Located in the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula, The Tide is London's first elevated walkway. Designed by the architectural studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Tide allows to walk nine meters above the ground, suspended between nature and art.
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Balenciaga, fashion at the service of eco-design

Published on January, 16th 2020

The artist and designer Harry Nuriev in partnership Balenciaga emphasizes the importance of circular economy creating a couch made of cast-off clothes from the well-known fashion brand.
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Changi, the airport of wonders

Published on January, 13th 2020

The Jewel, a 200-meter-wide glass dome that houses a rainforest and an artificial waterfall makes Singapore's Changi International Airport an increasingly attractive location.
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A classic by Shiro Kuramata in Limited Edition

Published on January, 9th 2020

After almost 40 years from his birth, a new limited edition version of “Sofa with arms” by Shiro Kuramata. A must have for all design addicts.
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Arbre Blanc: a 17-story tree

Published on January, 7th 2020

Arbre Blanc -an original building whose shape is inspired by that of a tree- was recently inaugurated in Montpellier, the greenest city in France.
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Ornament is not a crime

Published on January, 2nd 2020

The exhibition "What A Wonderful World" proposes an exciting and original journey through the centuries, to understand how much decorations and the ornaments tell about us and the world around us.
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