Monthly Archives: April 2011

cazzo guardi…?

Milan Graffiti…

With all the chi chi design, it’s nice to enjoy some earthy lo-fi home grown talents with emphasis more on the content than the execution…. Got to love a sense of humour. Cazzo guardi?  – What the fuck are you looking at?

Too right, but it is fun to look at… both taken around Zona Tortona at the heart of the Fuori Salone

Other posts from this and previous Salones

reflections

top notch people watching

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

japanese…

Looks a little like a hamam, but actually its very dry a la Olafur Eliasson…Twilight – an installation by Tokujin Yoshioka

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Exterior, just off Tortona – part of the joy of the Salone is getting to enter courtyards that are normally closed to you.

Meanwhile inside… Luce Tempo Luogo – Light Time Place by DGT Architects and Nobuhiro Fushiya. And speaking of Olafur Eliasson, this is not a million miles away from the principles i saw at the Venice Architecture Biennale (see previous post). Anyway it was an interactive/spectacle type of affair….

The light that the installation emitted was not constant but pulsing, this was barely perceptible but it effected how we perceive movement as you can see below, that strange ghost effect is not an editing trick…

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

future artist…

Back at the Salone in Milan, in the square in front of the Duomo i come across this robot portrait meister…the subject sits for a few seconds on a little stool, the robot lurches its arm/eye towards the subject, watches and records his details, draws, displays, erases and begins again…

ROBOTLAB – Autoportrait, 2002 – from ZMK Center for art and media Karlsruhe, Germany and KUKA Roboter GmbH, Austria

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My favourite bit is at the end when it displays the work to the crowd, and then rubs it out. The robot worked tirelessly all day and did not stop for lunch…

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

under cherry blossom…

Interrupting Milan Salone posts because Edinburgh’s cherry blossom is in full bloom and it’s perfect…i particularly love it at night

…and during the day, strange people gather around it…because they are in red and we are nearish the 1st of May am guessing they are practising for the Beltane…otherwise they are just  crazy people…

and people play sport in between it…

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…and on a completely different matter…

one of my posts on the matanza and the making of morcilla/black pudding got picked up by a new food website dedicated to black pudding!! What’s not to like?

click on the article to go to the site:

taken from www.blackpudding.org

salone di milano 2011

“Nice Ball’ by Paola Pivi (bloody terrible title!)

Lots of posts to follow about the Salone, a city-wide furniture and design fair held in Milan every year. Could not go last year because of a certain pesky volcano in Iceland…Reminds me a bit of Edinburgh during the festival when suddenly you get to peek inside every nook and cranny of the city that is otherwise closed to you. Best thing about the Salone though is it’s all free (if you avoid the vast but tedious “official” Salone in the city outskirts of Rho)

Some things i saw:

chairs…


click on any of the above to get a better view

Taken in the one of the courtyards of the Milan Università Statale

Chair made from rolled up newspaper, part of a Chinese installation, from the China Redstar Design Award.

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past