The best from Elle Decor from 4th to 10th July 2022

This week, the design world took its final farewell to Marcus Fairs, the journalist and founder of the online magazine Diéen, who died on June 30, 2022 after a brief period of intensive treatment. Friends, designers, architects have remembered him by praising his extraordinary ability to believe (always) in the power of creativity and design. After this farewell, the week’s most talked about news concerns the houses. We went to Campania to cross the threshold of a house that goes back to the Mediterranean style. I Palinuro, Villa MV it regains the Ibizan aesthetic and enriches it with a totally white home landscape and wooden furniture. Again, NaMora is the love story of the house, which in Portugal traces a granite structure that covers itself with a sloping roof. And then the clock stopped in the seventies: how was Procida at that time? We tell you here!

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GOODBYE TO MARCUS FAIRS, THE JOURNALIST WHO NEVER HOPED TO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF DESIGN

At the age of 54 years June 30, 2022 is dead Marcus Fairsdirector and founder of the online information portal on architecture and design, This one. The news, cold and unexpected, comes from the magazine itself: “We are very sad to announce (…) Marcus Fair’s sudden and unexpected death”. The author, entrepreneur and father of a family died after a short period of intensive treatment and left his wife Rupinder Bhogalalso Director of Dezen, her children Jordi and Millie Fairs, her parents David Fairs and Georgina Ledward and her sister Elly Fairs.

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THE PALINURO VILLA, WHICH CELEBRATES THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE SOUL AND IN COLORS

Nothing to envy Ibiza’s architecture: Villa MV, a totally white home landscape and wooden furniture, is the home with an Ibizan atmosphere in Italy. It is available at Palinuroin a poetic sea view corner of the Campania region, and bears the signature of the studio that designed it: AT + C. Of the Spanish isla bonita, it boasts the same aesthetic language, so loved by those who live there. After all, the home is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Thus, simple geometric shapes and natural and modern materials were combined with the idea of ​​creating a harmonious silhouette in step with the times.

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THE NEW DINING TABLES PRESENTED AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK CHALLENGE THE PRINCIPLES OF STABILITY

They are the result of experimenting with fascinating creative combinations, in the name of sharing, but above all of the contemporary. THAT new tables set at Furniture exhibition 2022 realizes more and more technical and design challenges, whether they have organic or geometric and stringent shapes. Aesthetically powerful, they are extremely light and functional and invite to new habits, inviting coziness or work or study. They know how to create warmth and intimacy with elegance and versatility, with an eye for conscious production that looks at the sustainability of the materials and the manufacturing process.

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WHAT IS HALO, FORMULA 1 RIDER PROTECTION SYSTEM (ALSO)

After contact with George Russell’s Mercedes, theAlfa Romeo from Guanyu Zhou it dragged itself onto the asphalt Silverstone circuit tens of thousands of meters, traveling upside down. Sunday, July 3, 2022 at British Grand Prix thus began, at curve 1, with a scary accident which held everyone – athletes and spectators – with restrained breath for a few minutes. The Chinese driver, who recovered unharmed from the collision, remained inside the vehicle until the car crashed into the grandstand’s boundary barriers. And while the roll bar was removed – the vertical protection was designed to respond to the shock in the event of a rollover – to keep up, indestructible, a security system designed to protect pilots’ heads exactly:hallor.

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NAMORA, THE HOUSE THERE IS A LOVE STORY

Near Mora, a town in the hinterland of the country, at the foot of the Serra da Estrela, Filipe Pina and David Bilo they put their hand to one typical farmhouse, now also dated. The granite structure was the simplest with a rectangular plan and a sloping roof. It was therefore decided to extend it in the same style with two other similar buildings, but in concrete, flanked by the central body on the extension of an already existing terrace.

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FIVE ACCESSORIES TO REDUCE WATER WASTE TO THE MAXIMUM

In just two years, Po has reduced its flow by 80 percent. And while the epicenter of the water crisis is moving towards the center, especially in Marche, Tuscany and Lazio, it is no longer raining in the north, with temperatures rising by only 2.5 degrees in the Po Valley. In the South, the waste of water in the distribution network reaches and exceeds 52 per cent. L ‘drought warning in Italy it’s a serious matter. That contingency plan prepared by the government therefore allows for some targeted interventions regarding remedy the problem of water shortages, including the exceptional construction of infrastructures to support water circulation, which will also temporarily connect nearby aqueducts to compensate for the most critical situations, and rationing. At home, therefore, the attention is maximal: but cwhat can be done to reduce water waste? From kitchen to bathroom, the precautions deal – above all – do-it-yourself installation of water-saving systems, can also be easily purchased online. Here are a few.

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Tribute to SPONTANEOUS ARCHITECTURE: THAT’S WHAT PROCIDA WAS IN THE 1970s

In 1972, the black-and-white goal was changed Paolo Monti settled on the poetic cracks that built landscape Mediterranean of Procida. Yes, Flegrean Island in the seventies was like this: foreign to the phenomenon of mass tourism. There was a courtyard where the lines for drying clothes in the sun intertwined, as if they were a web woven by a spider; there was a house completely vaulted; there was a rusty bench behind a staircase; and there was an access to the sea made of white, smooth steps. And who knows if all this is still there now, in a different form and with a different color. Procida 1972 is the latest title in the series Humboldt books Time Travel – Time Travel which for the first time conveys a series of shots signed by Paolo Monti, one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century and founder in 1948 of the photographers’ club The gondolas.

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AGENDA FOR EXHIBITIONS TO BE SEEN THIS WEEK IN ALL OF ITALY

Exhibition agenda for July dedicates a prominent place to contemporary art, the absolute protagonist of many cultural proposals this week. Galleries, museums and foundations welcome to exhibition projects dedicated to painting, sculpture – numerous at the beginning of this month! – not forgetting installations, videos and digital experiments. That agreements of the month they range from group exhibitions to personal ones focusing on works by artists from often different generations, to give voice to the diversity of expressive languages ​​and artistic research.

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