A testimony about us, our times and the world in Antonin Kratochvil’s photo essays

PRAGUE — The prominent Czech-born American photojournalist Antonin Kratochvil throws light upon the nature of contemporary human society in the retrospective exhibition Photo Essays. His exhibition in the House of the Stone Bell explores the relationships between humans and nature, the horrors of war, and countless social and political conflicts.  The exhibition consists of more …

Bookshelves covered with dust

By Anastasia Linevich May 21, 2020 MOSCOW - Today is Thursday, it means that the weekly online meeting for the staff and all comers of the “Giperion '' bookstore will start at 6 p.m, everyone is welcomed. And the topic of the day is best female authors of the last decade and it is planned …

The invisible troops on the battlefield against the Coronavirus.

MOSCOW - Dmitriy Zanosov is a psychiatrist of the private clinic “Empatia” in Moscow. Every evening he checks if there are scheduled appointments for tomorrow, and which of the clients he will be able to see from home, via Skype. Recently, he stays at home more often, while the number of appointments is increasing. Mental …

Jiří Hanke Photographs 1973-2018

As a Czech, photographer Jiří Hanke has a subtle perception of the Czech culture and lifestyle. The series of photos from Czech cities reflect the national features and mirroring the history of the end of 20th century better than words could describe. Fragments from Lidé z Podprůhonu portray the life of the working class in his …

Lola Arias’ Theatre of War (Documentary Film Festival, 2019)

35 years after the conflict over Falklands, 6 participants of the forgotten and vain war got a chance to get to know each other and spend some time together thanks to Lola Arias’ documentary project - The Theatre of War. The movie is hitting the documentary film festivals since the end of 2018 and slightly shed light on …

The Simplicity of Essentials

    AT SOFFA WE PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS, BECAUSE IT IS DETAILS THAT ADD A SPECIFIC ATMOSPHERE AND ITS ORIGINALITY TO ANY SPACE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE DANISH BRAND, THAT CREATES THE ELEMENTARY DETAILS OF THE DECOR AND FINDS THE BEAUTY IN ITS SIMPLICITY. Moebe is the Copenhagen based design brand founded …

Ambitious forms and its Formations

DESIGN IS INTERNATIONAL, THERE ARE NO DISTANCES OR OBSTACLES TO SHARE IT AND AMALGAM DIVERSE CULTURES AND STYLES.  AT SOFFA, WE DISCOVER FASCINATING PROJECTS, MEET CREATIVE PEOPLE AND SEE UNIQUE STUDIOS ALL AROUND THE WORLD. THIS TIME WE WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT AN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT — THE DESIGN STUDIO OBJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST. Elene Petaloti …

Ikea’s Path to Democratise Art

BEING SURROUNDED BY PIECES OF ART BECOMES AS EASY AS EVER BEFORE. PROGRESSIVE OPEN MINDS AND CREATIVITY OF THE CRAFTSMEN DEMOCRATISE THE ART AND BRING IT TO A WIDE AUDIENCE.THE IDEAS THAT INSPIRE AND BRING LIGHT INTO AN EVERYDAY LIFE ARE MAINLY INFLUENCED BY THE CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULTURE. There is absolutely no need to …

The wild evolution of the Vampire in cinematography.

Since the moment the epic novel of Bram Stoker “Dracula” was published in 1897, the archetype of a Victorian England vampire occupied an essential place in Western pop-culture. He has been appearing in countless forms and shapes since then. The fear of folklore monsters — vampires, was successfully used in cinematography for over a century …

How Alessandro Michele made Gucci great again

“If the industry stopped thinking that fashion is just a product, that would be much better. Because that’s something that has happened in the past 10 years…and it can destroy fashion.” says Alessandro Michele, The South China Morning Post This is the phrase which Alessandro Michele, who is currently the CEO of GUCCI, is guided by.  This …