One of my earliest memories dates back to when my grandmother prepared the homemade pasta. We were ecstatic by the ritual she staged: the wisdom of the dough, the homogeneous leveled mass, the domestication of the surfaces.
Gestures handed down for generations, unifying practice and imagination, codes and extemporaneousness. The world has changed so much since then, and practice and imagination refer less and less to a single actor.
I am free to roam the endless fields of fancy, building precarious bridges between conceivable and possible, in a process that ignores the temporal variation. On the contrary, those who turn my thoughts into substance, through manual dexterity and mastery of gestures, consider time as a plus value. The names of these two objects of memory, fellow adventurers in one’s raids of fantasy, refer then to the temporal element that each of them requires ,as a pledge in the hands of skilled craftsmen, in honor of their work and of the value that they’ll assume for those who will own them.
Usefulness is a concept that more and more fades away among the objects surrounding us. What we expect from these silent friends is to keep us company, make us laugh or in the best option, excite us.
Hormonal chemistry influenced by material chemistry.
Happy Pills are a placebo coming from Murano that, with shapes and colors, would substitute pharmacological solutions.
BLOOM: An eco-design jewel for your home.
Bloom draws inspiration from the blossoming and blooming of nature’s elements, as well as from Lucio Fontana’s reinterpretation of flat volumes in art: Like Fontana’s slash on canvas, in fact, Bloom goes beyond the two dimensions. Designed by Giovanni Tomasini as an explicit reminder of the universe’s organized chaos and primordial crystalline forms, Bloom wants to communicate the energy of a surface that opening, follows a geometric balance in order to offer all its warmth.
Bloom is a product designed to reduce waste, according to ecological values. In the hydraulic version, the heating circuit, wisely distributed, takes an amount of water 20 times lower than a conventional radiator. This is due to technology used by HOTECH, which requires a very limited involvement of the masses. Moreover, the use of noble materials such as aluminum and copper, allows quick and effective heat transfers in the environment, as well as a saving of energy and performances without parallel. Moreover, in the electric version a portable radio thermostat gives full control of the temperatures and complete functions programming.
Available in a wide range of colors, the varnishing is done with latest generation plants, and by using eco-friendly paints. Moreover, handmade sheeting in gold, silver or copper leaf are offered, according to Italian artisan tradition.
A design inspired by art and nature with a strong semiotic meaning and an advanced exclusive technology that ensures high performances and low consumptions; the use of noble materials and precious finishing details, assembled with the meticulous care that only "Made in Italy" can give you: all this is BLOOM.
For all you Trekkies… if you wanna go half on a house from this guy, lemme know.
No, this isn’t a still from the new JJ Abrams’ Star Trek film; it’s a flat in Hinckley, Leicestershire. After his wife left him, Tony Alleyne set out to create the ultimate bachelor pad, painstakingly turning his flat into a Star Trek set :: read more ::
Unfortunately, it seems that just today Tony has lost his flat in a divorce.