Friday, 30 October 2009

Miranda July for Venice Biennale

Lovely installation at Venice Biennale this year. Big afro hair or head in the clouds?

'No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories', Miranda July

Delightful stories of a girl's everyday life. Miranda July is a real artist, she writes what passes through her mind, what she feels in that instance.
She makes appear normal such impossible and funny situations.I loved this book as I love her work.

Costanza Algranti

Loving the simple interiors she makes out of found elements.

'I segreti di New York', Corrado Augias

I've just finished reading 'I segreti di New York' by Corrado Augias.
Every time I went to NYC I couldn't really get why is everyone so in love with it, I only saw change, new openings, nothing that could become mine, my city.
So I've started reading Augias book and really opened my heart to the city.
I loved how he showed me a Big Appple that I could never see with my own eyes.
He tells stories about the past, about characters like Edgar Allan Poe, George Gershwin, Antonio Meucci, Dorothy Parker, Keith Haring,Michael Basquiat, Marilyn Monroe..the first juish and italian families tht arrived on the island...
And all this places are enriched with their objects, inventions, art pieces and books written...

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Perfect Chair

Nendo chair made of metal and covered up so it looks like fragile wood. It's essentially beautiful.

Viktor & Rolf Upsidedown Boutique in Milan

It's really surprising to see such a shop on elegant and classical Milan fashionable streets! It's perfectly maded, it really disorients, I wonder if anyone actually buys things! :/

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The Death of Bunny Munro

The new Nick Cave novel came out and I'm reading it every day on my way to work.
The tale is about a travelling salesman who's wife commits suicide, and now goes on a desperate road trip with his nine-year-old son. Cave has also adapted the novel into an audio book with his beautiful music.

Monday, 26 October 2009

The Fun Theory

A group of Swedish people, sponsored by volkswagen company, make installations for a better living. Their theory is that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. It works!

Vampire Weekend

Their second album Contra will be released on January 12th, 2010.
I saw Vampire Weekend for the first time in Torino at Spazio211 just before The Raconteurs(Jack White was so hot!!)played. I absolutely loved them.
They obviously learned a lot from listening to African music but they play it like college indie kids wearing polo shirts and boat shoes.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Elmgreen and Dragset for Danish and Nordic Pavilion

Just came back from a very nice weekend in Venice with here is some highlight of what I've seen...First of all,"The Collectors". the collectors is the title of Elmgreen & Dragest's Danish and Nordic Pavilions and is the most talked-about pavilion. It's decorated with work by twenty-four artists including Maurizio Cattelan, Tom of Finland, Han & Him, Laura Horelli, William E. Jones, Terence Koh, Klara Lidén, Jonathan Monk, Nico Muhly, Norway Says, Nina Saunders, Wolfgang Tillmans. The two spaces are turned into a domestic environment where the audience is invited as guests.

Steve McQueen at Venice Biennale

Another good pavilion is the one made by British artist McQueen, whos innovative approach has made him the exponent of English art. I enjyed this pavillion: visitors were put into a dark room, sat for 40 minutes watching the video. It was 40 minutes of relax, outside of the crazy movement outside of the pavilion.
McQueen's powerful and emotive work both challenges and inspires audiences to reflect upon the world in which we live.
His video is made of little things and encourages you to look again, in his film we hear the sounds of the park – the chanting from the nearby football ground, and the church bells. The dogs play an important role in the movie, they are a kind of ghostly presence.

Dj Set in Venice

dj using one of those old red telephones with a cable! U could actually hear the music really well from it!
The Bar was nice too...just around he Arsenale area, a hidden spot, but it's only opened during the Biennale, should go see it if u ever end up in Venice!
Good Job Guys!

I Love Torino

At Venice Biennale bookshop...look what I've found: I love Torino! What can I say..I do!

Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2010

Dutch designers, Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets from Studio Job have enjoyed a long and creative relationship with Viktor & Rolf and here together again for an amazing fashion show in Paris where singer Roisin Murphy was singing while stood on a giant speaker.

Robert Bradford Recycled Toys

Toys made out of toys! I could make it too...I have such a big collection of small little toys hidden somewhere..:((

Bed of Dreams

Angela Missoni, Jaime Hayòn, Satyendra Pakhalè and the Nel Colectivo created a range of fantastic bedrooms.
On the picture Angela Missoni's bed, inspired by "The Princess and the Pea", which is a fairy tale by Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875).
I love this story and I love telling it to friends before we fall asleep so here it is, in a short version:
The story tells of a prince who wants to marry a princess, but is having difficulty finding the one for him. Something is always wrong with those he meets, and he cannot be certain they are real princesses. One stormy night, a young woman seeks shelter in the prince's castle. She claims to be a princess, so the prince's mother decides to test their unexpected guest by placing a pea in the bed she is offered for the night, covered by 20 mattresses and 20 featherbeds. In the morning the guest tells her hosts that she had a sleepless night, kept awake by something hard in the bed; which she is certain has bruised her. Only a real princess would have the sensitivity to feel a pea through such a quantity of bedding. The two are married, and the pea is placed in the Royal Museum.
Isn't it just adorable?

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Olafur Eliasson

As you can see from all I posted abt him, Olafur is for sure my favourite contemporary artist of all. Olafur Eliasson is Danish, of course, and his studio is based in Berlin.
Im sure u are all know 'The weather project' installed at the London's Tate Modern in 2003.(2nd video)
The installation filled the open space of the gallery's Turbine Hall.
In this project Eliasson used humidifiers to create a fine mist in the air via a mixture of sugar and water, as well as a semi-circular disc made up of hundreds of monochromatic lamps which radiated yellow light. The ceiling of the hall was covered with a huge mirror, in which visitors could see themselves as tiny black shadows against a mass of orange light. Many visitors responded to this exhibition by lying on their backs and waving their hands and legs. The work reportedly attracted two million visitors, many of whom were repeat customers.
As the New Yorker Mag writes, his work suggests both the mental discipline of a scientist and the emotional responsibility of a poet.
There is a lyrical aura to any job that is done really well, and Eliasson distills that aura into a Platonic essence of know-how and impeccable execution. The effect is generous and contagious.

Curtain Wall House

CURTAIN WALL HOUSE - Tokyo, Japan, 1995 by Shigeru Ban Architects.
The curtain as architectural element refers back to traditional Japanese design elements such as shoji and sudare screens. It's a really poetic view on architecture and rigid structures. I love it.

It Looks Nice Out There



It's important to keep in mind...


I love this fashion shoot. Cool location, nice colors and best topmodel

It's Bed Time

When I was little my mum used to put my Teddy Bear in bed covered up just like this picture. Now I do it to...:))

Andreas Gursky

Gursky fascinates me every time I look at his photos; he makes huge, panoramic color prints. His pictures have presence, power. His subjects are taken from the contemporary world, seen dispassionately and from a distance.

Edible Flowers at Dean and Deluca!!

I found this flowers in the vegetables section at Dean and Deluca market in New York!!! Havent tryed them but didnt look really tasty! :///