Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
I haven't written for a lot of time. Things are changing fast in the last months and I still can't say much because I'm not sure of what is happening. My mum is still in the hospital, I had to let my Lizzy leave and my work is constantly changing. I'm generally not very good to talk about anything, I'm a few words person, you already noticed this,
01: Consider these 4 ways to give back this Holiday by Camille Styles | 02: Plan to Dream big dreams by Nellaino | 03: Words that inspire me - via my Words board on Pinterest | 04: Christmas photo shoot via Hannele's blog.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2015 updated the past record by receiving 2,545 entries in total from 69 countries and areas. Takayuki Fukada who is based in Tokyo is the first Japanese champion in 12 years. After the announcement of world rankings, ADAview conducted an interview with him. He talks about the journey to receive the Grand Prix, secrets for creations and his passion for his winning work, “Longing” in his aquarium room.
Source + Interview
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Last weekend, I visited the Abbazia of Sant'Antimo, near Montalcino (Siena). Everytime I go there, I'm awed by the natural light that plays inside through the 12th century windows and by the beauty of the naked interiors. As architect, I'll always have a lot to learn from masters of past centuries.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
I'm an admirer of the pen of Sophie Fontanel. Her words about Charlie Hebdo and sweet funny people (les gens drôles) are always in my mind and also this time - after the Paris attacks - I don't miss a post from her. I loved to see reactions like the pianist playing in front of Le Bataclan or the humour of John Oliver or to read her own words:
"J'accepte ma tristesse, mais je refuse de me désespérer. Si je me désespère, ces fous auront gagné. Ils ne gagneront pas. It means : Give me art today. Give me beautiful souls. Give me the softest music. Give me "more than life" words. Give me a dancer, open arms. I need this to deal with my sadness. And with barbarism."
"Les musées, les cinémas, les salles de spectacles sont fermés aujourd'hui à Paris. Pour l'art et la nourriture qu'il apporte, il nous reste à fermer les yeux, et à penser à de belles choses, à ce genre de belles choses puissantes et sublimes qui existe en ce monde. Et à se dire que toute force physique n'est pas la destruction, toute détonation n'est pas la destruction. Ça peut être le saut du danseur, le jet de peinture du peintre, le coude en l'air du musicien qui attaque son morceau, le mot qui fait mouche. S'accrocher à cette idée car c'est elle qui aura le dernier mot, justement. Toujours. It means : every museum, every art places are closed in Paris today. So we make our own private museum, just by searching images full of a positive strength. #noureev, for example."
Thank you, Sophie!
Sophie Fontanel Instagram | Twitter | Fonelle Time
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
My mini calendario Italiano is ready. This time, I wrote it in my mother language - Italian. "Mini" means little in Italian language but it's also the abbrevation for minimal. As past years, it's on one page and without a background- I like to save ink and paper! You can download the pdf file - ready to be to print - here.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
Mira Rai runs and wins - the history of this brave girl from Nepal will soon become a movie
Try this Stuffed Spaghetti Squash recipe (it looks delicious!) by Love and Lemons
Get ready (or dream like me) to visit Hogwarts in the snow!
Frrresh - visual arts magazine - 31 is out on Issuu
More time to read? Learn about the history of Fire escapes in urban America - the thesis presented
by Elizabeth Mary André to The University of Vermont.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Vincent Munier is a French photographer specialized in wildlife, often in extreme conditions. He was the special guest of the 5th Mont Blanc Photo Festival, last summer. I was stunned by his work about the Japanese crane - Tancho - on the island of Hokkaido and I discovered his others wonderful works - here.
I have something special with snow!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Reuse: all the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters.
Dismaland was a temporary art project organised by street artist Banksy, constructed in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Prepared in secret, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened 36 days only from august to september 2015. Banksy described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children." More
photo via The Indipendent - Text via Wikipedia.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
Dear friends, I'm sorry if I disappeared but I'm far from home taking care to my mom in a hospital. Now she's getting better and I hope she will be back home soon. I'll get back to my dear notebook as soon as I can.
Up, some happy memories of the beautiful weeks I spent in Haute-Savoie and Geneva last august.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015
I'm packing to Megève, and I'm looking forward to live some weeks at a colder temperature:) Getting in the mood for holidays, I was looking for some inspiration to dance and I accidentally discovered the "lil' empire" of Petite Meller - j'adore!
Thursday, July 30, 2015
01: Shiseido Parlour Hanatsubaki delicious cookies in gold cans | 02: Natural aloe soaps that are wrapped in virgin wool | 03: Encore!: The New Artisans By Olivier Dupon - Thames & Hudson | 04: toCharge, multitasking genius by Kreafunk | 05: Apple slice, solid brass weights by Alder + Co | 06: Chipperfield w102 by Wästberg