Window shopping (sandals)
Late for work
Gonna be a BIG bonfire.
What Luminarie are made of (or were, before LEDs). The bulbs, which run on 220v, were hand painted, baked in an oven to harden the pigment and then polished to give them brilliance....
Lamps in a former factory canteen, Eindhoven
DAF Kini prototype, a one-off design by Giovanni Michelotti presented to the Dutch royal family in 1967 as a run-around for holidays in Porto Ercole. Fabulous nautical detailing. Why...
Coolest dude on the block, adieu.
Somehow not on Airbnb (yet)
The alpine art of piling wood (notice the perfectly orthogonal stacking around the window)
Bonus Quaresima (aka Zoe)
The tree-men of Satriano di Lucania
In the Carnival of Satriano, the bear (l’Urs) is a symbol of prosperity, good fortune and success. It represents early citizens who emigrated to distant lands, made a fortune, and...
The "Quaresima", depicted by men and women, represents an old woman dressed in black with a red face drawn from the mouth up to her cheeks. Covered by a black cloak and walking was...
THE NOTION OF PLAY can only escape the linguistic and practical confusion surrounding it by being considered in its movement. After two centuries of negation by the continuous idealization...
Ritual floor-raising at the new Galerie Lafayette by OMA/Rem Koolhaas
Il filosofo e la fanciulla
Useful guide to places to avoid in 2018 (except Matera, obv ;)
Casa Rosa, winter 2018
Zoe taking her oak for a walk.
Milanesi dancing in the streets during lunch break...
An Archaeology of Knowledge
Below grade, the Heritage Library - an extraordinary collection of manuscripts, maps and rare publications related to the history of the Gulf
Qatar National Library by OMA. 45,000 sqm, 1m books (of which 400k open access)
Morning Nouvel 1
Morning Nouvel 2
Cities of gold and mirrors
One of the first refrigerators in Milan. Still chilling Cokes to exactly 4 degrees C. Originally designed for cruise liners, installed circa 1965
Aviorimessa a Linate (Duilio Torres, with engineering by Arturo Danusso, 1936). Built by Cantieri Breda, upon opening it was the subject of great national(ist) pride due to its status...
One of the best buildings in Milan
Gran Ristoro - 150 Types of Panini. Best sandwiches in Sottoripa (and the world)
Armin deep field research
Site visit with Mr. Linke
My favourite example of Genoa-style mixed use - church of San Pietro in Banchi on top of the F.lli Morchio, the best hardware store in town
Sunday night social cinema screening Algerian films on the facade of San Luca
A blast from my past
Philip Johnson's best work, without a shadow of doubt.
Where it all began
Social Dentist - Rates proportional to Means - for: Labourers - Pensioners - Farmers - Students - Artisans and Artists
Tomorrow night don't miss the opening of the century RAMAK FAZEL: MILAN UNIT at Viasaterna Milan 7pm!