Posts Tagged ‘ italy ’

a match made in heaven

October 24, 2011

some strange cosmic serendipity has brought two phenomenal artists into my life, the first being tomas saraceno and his mind-blowing balloon structures and cities; the second, italo calvino and his two collections of outrageous short stories about the origins of the universe and imaginary cities, cosmicomics and invisible cities. the use of space, air, lightness and being, plus...
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ladies of the night

October 16, 2011

found a fantastic gem on netflix this weekend, fellini’s nights of cabiria. the 1957 film follows cabiria, a petite, snarky prostitute, on her adventures around rome with her hooker crew and abusive clientele. her searches for god, happiness, and most of all, true love, prove disappointing until she finally meets an eligible bachelor… starring...
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lone traveler

August 24, 2011

when i read about ruth orkin‘s “american girl” photo turning 60 this week, it got me all teary-eyed– i absolutely adore this photograph and know all-too-well the pleasure and plight of traveling alone as a woman in a foreign land! ruth (then 29) and ninalee craig (then 23), another lone female traveler, met at...
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food nation

August 15, 2010

YUM!!! delicious-looking flags made for the sydney international food festival last year. they must have left out the american flag made out of jello, spam, and ambrosia for aesthetic reasons. thanks eat me daily!
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movie madness

January 26, 2010

oh my god im swimming in movies right now. like i mentioned earlier, jaws was the beginning of my attempt to view all the classics that i’m embarrassed to have never seen. here are some of the most recent. any suggestions?? La Strada, 1954 Watch it if you like: The Circus! Fellini; exploiting the...
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swedes do it better

December 10, 2009

have been trying to clean out piles of old magazines in my room…but i always go through and tear out any last-minute sources of inspiration before submitting the paper mountains to the recycling. last night i found the above image of hans krondahl’s “gallop” textile in a free magazine i picked up in copenhagen....
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molto bene

November 23, 2009

nico and i stayed in last night to watch my latest movie from the library–michelangelo antonioni’s l’avventura. the shots were incredible, slow, moody, achey. the film is a great exploration of characters and their relationships, and yet another glimpse into the unhappy, tumultuous lives of the upper class. monica vitti looks stunning atop italian...
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