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Archive for ‘November, 2012’

Oh Joy (2012, 4 min.), dir Kut. A screenshot from the film

Oh Joy! (2012)

“How ready are you to accept whatever life throws at you with a smile?”

Lady Dior Bag as seen by Ruven Afanador. Credits Vaida K.

Art & Allies: Lady Dior Bag @ the Triennale

How one bag became the centre of the story for tens of photographers, visual artists and filmmakers: Lady Dior Bag @ the Triennale Milano.

Hundertwasser's toilets in Kawakawa, New Zealand. Credits Flickr / Eliduke

The uglier the better

Since the very beginning of the series on Psycho-poetry, the name of Friedensreich Hundertwasser kept lingering on my mind. One of the psycho-poems of his I love most, is situated in New Zealand – that’s the public toilets of the small town of Kawakawa.

Ruties, small wooden gifts with a cosy feeling. Credits EtnoDesign

Ruties, psycho-poetic sagas on wood

Ruties… what? “Small wooden gifts with a cosy feeling”. That’s the definition their creators, EtnoDesign studio, gave them. Born out of a fusion of wood, memory and legend, Ruties run, fly and swing. But most of all, they love telling stories. That’s what they’ve been doing for the past 48 hours, or more, here in Italy, at the on-going Operae 2012, the 3rd edition of the Self-produced Design Exhibition held in Turin.

Pen can save you. Credits Giulia Ferrari

Nero saved by a pen

“Se non fosse stato per quella penna che, goccia a goccia, mi teneva in vita, sicuramente ora non sarei qui.”
Peter Ustinov
English version of the post is included.