Sunday, April 30, 2006

Buildings and Graphics


These are some images left over in my 2BLOG folder, from the trip to Lugano a couple of weeks ago. They are buildings with metal graphics on them, two butterflies and a fabulous logo that Angelo pointed out to me. It says "riri".

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Printing a building



Printing a Building is definetly up there with Being able to Fly or Reading Peoples' Minds, but 3D printing technology is still inproportionally expensive so I decided to make a lo-fi 3D print using my 3D programs' unfold options, a very heavy coated paper and a very cheap printer.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Jules for Ever


I've forever been obsessed with Jules Vernes' "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "20000 leagues under the Sea". Both seem to be about escaping from where you're at. Some of these images via the great Cylon Alliance a site dedicated to preserving the future's past.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

If you read Japanese...

...tell what this review of my show at Inmo says. Only thing I know is that the lovely Rika Hiro wrote it, and that this magazine apparently rocks in Asia. Together with the review I got the invites for Inmos' booth at the 2006 China International Gallery Exposition, otherwise know as the Beijing Art Fair. Where you there? Did you see it?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Monday, April 17, 2006

The Blog Project


Havent blogged in a few days because I'm just drowning in deadlines and also I'm sorting through this blog to choose which pieces will go in the architecture section of Textfield magazine of which I'm guest editor.

Meanwhile have a look at these great Textfield related t-shirts

Friday, April 14, 2006

Scary Skyscrapers

I know I said arriverderci to Milano, but there's still stuff in my 2BLOG folder so bear with me. why o why do I like these? I wonder if post modernism is ready for the big comeback, and this is so scary, it cant be happening.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Arriverderci Milano

Milan is surrounded by 70's satellite towns that don't feel like suburbs but like a ghost office park. Opera is one of those places, and it takes it's name from an amphitheatrical hi-rise grandly facing nothing. Next to it is what seems like endless empty office buildings in the middle of empty fields, filled with empty roads and trees without leaves.Next to Opera is Milano Tre, another satellite city modeled after the American dream of quiet roads and two story houses and trees and squirrels and neurotic lonely kids bicycling around aimlessly where nothing is happening and everything is under control.
How fast can you say arriverderci?

Monday, April 10, 2006

Manetas' Feelings



So our Lugano weekend is over, but the feelings remain. We went up to Locarno where Miltos had his Feelings show at Fabbrica. 20 amazing large-scale digital drawings of feelings, looking like memories, floating in a liquid smoke, in a unique technique . At night we stayed in a loft that was part of a clown training center.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Swissminiatur

Passing through Lugano, we stopped at the Swiss Miniature Village which includes many mini Alps, Airports, many Swiss Chalet and funnily enough 80's deserted mini malls with what seemed like drug dealing. Not what you would expect to find in a toyland.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Friday, April 07, 2006

Casa Vogue

Casa Vogue is the Architecture/Art/Strangeness quarterly supplement to Vogue Italia, and its usually the most inspiring magazine around. Stuff you see in Casa Vogue are almost impossible to see anywhere else, like weird tree houses, gypsy camps, metal villas on remote mountans etc etc etc, the list is really endless. I'm always excited to see a new issue, and the current issue features a page on Hotel Blue Wave with a really nice text/interview by Flavia Fossa Margutti so the excitement is, ermm, double.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Double Take

I'm in Milan but also just spoke at the L.C. Vers conferance on Le Corbusier in Volos (via DVD). Sometimes its fun to be somewhere that you're not.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ride This: Annika Larsson

Havent seen this video but I LOVE Annika's work. I was in a trance when I saw her New Gravity video. This one has has amazing stills

RIDE THIS20.45 min DVD loop(c) 2004 ANNIKA LARSSON Music by Sean McBride

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Say Hi to Mark Online


Mark magazine just launched their new website and issue #2, with a great cover, again.

Altar: For the Sacrifice of my Solitude [Before it is desecrated by the Deceit of Politics]

I almost spilled my coffee this morning when I read this title.
How much more fabulous
could the name of a table and chairs be? The tremendous Ettore Sottsass at LACMA
via the International Herald Tribune (Paper! edition)
but you can also read it here

Monday, April 03, 2006

Armin Linke: Book on Demand

Sometimes I post photos from books I like, mostly architecture. This book could be full of architecture that I like, and landscapes, events, places and people. You can make your own version by going to ArminLinke.com and choosing from his amazng archive the photos that you want on your book.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Baghdad Blues

I've been meaning to post this for AGES, ever since I saw it photographed by Armin Linke.
It is the Qadissiya Martyrs' Monument and it is meant to celebrate Saddam's "victory" over Iran in what he termed the second Qadissiya war (the first Qadissiya war being the original Arab victory over the Sassanian Empire of Persia that led to the Islamicization of modern-day Iran). The second war was a victory because Iraq regained exclusive control of the river that flows between it and Iran, at a cost of nine years spanning the 1980s and a million lives.