Thursday, November 29, 2007


PIN-UP issue 3 is out, and it's as good as you expected, and even better
Thierry Mugler
Czech Scenography
Hong Kong cultural center
boys on chairs,
Robert Wilson,
Terry Riley & John Keenen,
David Whitney & Phillip Johnson
and lots more, so run to the newsstands

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Day to Night in Istanbul

behind the billboard building is a holea mirror column
money makes the world go roundand Sylvia upsidedown
she's dreaming of dolphins and seagulls
as the sun goes down

Rodeo Republic
great Huseyin Alptekin (R.I.P.)
great Tobias Bernstrup on the YAMA screen

lime green and fuschia, who would have thought

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Walking around a screentree

One more walking around video, and this time Lichtplein is playing inside the screen. ScreenTree is a piece I did for the SuperNeen exhibition in Milan, and then a year later a video about it.
as audio we used "Untitled" by Amon Tobin & Kid Koala

Monday, November 19, 2007

Prop Cemetery

Recently we visited a prop warehouse, and it looked like the place
where theatrical ideas go to die.

a city
some columns
something sphericalsomething lyrical
a bit of venice
a hole in the floor
where you can see what's below

Rescue Dawn

Last night we watched Werner Hertzog's "Rescue Dawn",
starts off with great explosions

Christian Bale
is great

Monday, November 12, 2007

Walking around (like a record)

I'm slowly putting all my videos on Youtube, and it just makes me realize I haven't made one in more than a year... Anyway, here's Lichtplein from 2005

My favourite avatar is walking around the ideas for the Lichtplein project in Eindhoven.
the music is "La Strada" by the lovely Methadone Kitty (thanks Thanos! )

Friday, November 09, 2007

Printing more buildings

Here's two more Second Life buildings that arrived in First,
Terraform House

and Idea
3D prints thanks to the nice people at PV Engineering Co. once again

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

Monday Ponti Chair

Well obviously it wont be a whole Ponti week, because I'm not THAT hot for Ponti, but here's some flotsam and jetsam I picked up while searching for the churches...

The superleggera chair is an obvious one so I wont post it, but this one here looks like she's wearing tights or stockings or something and she's definetly makin an effortI thought this was real cute until I realised its Ponti+ Fornasetti, and it still looks cute but perhaps I've seen enough Fornasetti for a lifetime

this newspaper covered little bureau is definetly interesting, maybe its Fornasetti too?
and these chair-table looking things are not Ponti but made from original Ponti furniture which Martino Gamber cut-up during the last Design Miami

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sunday Ponti Church

It was summer of 1979, we were driving in my dad's khaki green Mercedes in southern Italy to catch the boat back to Greece after a trans-europe not so express, the car stereo was probably playing "I will Survive" or "No More Tears" and we thought everybody was a mafioso.
Suddenly I saw this building off the autostrada, and it was just the most exciting thing I had seen. My parents said : "It looks like a church", and I thought "It looks fabulous".Later in life I realized that this was Gio Ponti's Cathedral in Taranto, and today browsing through some books I found it again.

Next to it in the book (a vintage A+U) was another great church by Ponti, slightly less published, the San Franscesco in Milan.

I've always been obsessed by Ponti's polygon window phase, like in the De Bijenkorf which I blogged ages ago

some of the pics from this Ponti link