Monthly Archives: May 2012

salone spaces…

Best part of the Salone di Milano is getting into spaces that are not normally available to you or getting to nosy into shops that normally are way too chi chi for the likes of me!

terracotta wall of fragrant rosemary, off via Tortona

courtyard off Tortona

Stone Island installation

Beautiful In the Forest matrix multimedia installation by Canon, more on this in a later post…

“Growing vases” reflecting their surroundings by Nendo -metal pipes used by glassblowers left in place, so the light becomes the bulb and the pipe the flower…

From tasteful white surroundings to the über eclecticism (and over pricedness) of Rossana Orlandi’s store in the Magenta area:

Yes my friends, those are stuffed tapestry animals for hanging on your wall, the stuff of nightmares, but rather magnificent in their awfulness (and ridiculously expensive by the way…).

more salone photos here

Other posts from this and previous Salones

giants among beautiful micro worlds

in the courtyard of the university

serendipitous interacting children

fuorisalone and potholes

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

giants among beautiful micro worlds…

Tortona graffiti above still in the macro world, but i’m on my way to the Triennale to see more of the Salone…

Now i really love a good architectural maquette me, so i spent a lot of time in the Triennale at the Repower (swiss power company) and Italo Rota (milanese architect) exhibition. In the following photos you see models relating to our relationship with energy, conveyed via architecture, technology and the environment… and they are brilliant!!!

…of course there is an Italian element here, so there are an inordinate number of tiny female models in even tinier bathing suits…but isn’t the plastic water good??

Did i mention i love these things?…these quiet, intimate little spaces…obviously am missing the whole point of the exhibition…too busy obsessing over these models…oh well…off to read something more…

GIANTS among the microworlds!!, more maquette photos in my flickr here

Other posts from this and previous Salones

in the courtyard of the university

serendipitous interacting children

fuorisalone and potholes

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past