Sebastian Herkner interprets tradition to create the future

The 2021 ELLE Deco International Design winner relies on craftsmanship to imagine a modernity that he wants to be qualitative and sustainable. By giving back its importance to the human being, he gives a soul to his creations. What does design mean to you, and how do you see your mission as a designer? Personally, […]


In VIEW From the ancient trompe-l’oeil to the trap paintings of Daniel Spoerri, artists have always been determined to give the illusion of reality or to reproduce pieces of the real with meticulousness. After all the realisms – antique and neo-antique, naturalist, verist… – there was, throughout the twentieth century (the century of abstraction), the […]

The Salk Institute of San Diego in four points 

The setting for the Louis Vuitton cruise show, the brutalist building was designed by American architect Louis Kahn to house a research center. A Sustainable Space: John Salk, who initiated the center, which opened in 1960, asked Kahn to create spacious, uncluttered laboratory spaces that could be adapted to the ever-changing needs of science. Building […]


By EMRE AROLAT A former gas factory and warehouses transformed into exhibition spaces; no less than four museums in the making in the new Tersane district, spread out around the old arsenal rehabilitated by the famous Istanbul architect Murat Tabanlioglu; a former freight port transformed into a marina and a new promenade along the Bosphorus […]

 The nostalgic collages of Vesna Vrdoljak

Discovered during her first solo exhibition at the Amélie Maison d’Art gallery in Paris, Vesna Vrdoljak transmits with her artistic collages a poetic melancholy where design, architecture, fashion, and nature create a moving symbiosis. Mixing both black and white and color photographs, as in her series Louis XVI, the contrast that is based in the […]


Contrapposto Studies The body – truncated, made-up or performed; space – oppressive, blinding or alienating; and sound – disconcerting and haunting: these are the three fundamental materials of the theater of cruelty and absurdity utilized, via video, performance, photography, and sculpture, for nearly sixty years by the precursor of body art (born in 1941 in […]


Swedish fashion house Acne Studios has just opened its brand-new store in the legendary rue Saint-Honoré. As usual, the brand breaks with the boredom of stores that look the same all over the world. The 385 square meters of the new Parisian address faithfully reinterpret the historic heritage of the City of Light. To bring […]


Generative mutations Stars of the Crash exhibition, which unveiled the NFT works of the Feride Ikiz collection during the 15th edition of the Contemporary Istanbul art fair in June 2021, and incredibly active on the Istanbul scene, the duo ha:ar operate a disturbing fusion between the real and the virtual. Work of the third kind, […]

A lush valley by MVRDV 

The Dutch architectural firm has unveiled the silhouette of its first ever project in South America – “The Hills.” Located in Ecuador, along the Guayas River in Guayaquil, this singular building is a group of six residential towers with organic silhouettes. The objective? To give birth to a “valley” with abundant nature and forms suggesting […]

Eau de Cologne: the origins of perfume. 

Perfume was born in Ancient Egypt, in the form of divinations addressed to the Gods through the smoke of incense. It was reborn in the Middle Ages in a therapeutic light, marking the beginnings of Eau de Cologne.   The Middle Ages saw the emergence of plant-based mixtures, prized for their purifying benefits. One example […]