Posts Tagged ‘Italian’

10,000 yellow construction helmets lined up outside Milan Stock Exchange

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Via designboom. In a “day of anger,” unemployed construction workers hit by Italy’s recession stage brilliant protest outside Milan’s Stock Exchange. For more photos see link.


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Arcosanti, by Paolo Soleri

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Arcosanti, designed by Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri, is an experimental architectural complex perched on the side of a gulch in the Arizona desert, about 70 miles north of Phoenix. Arcosanti was begun in 1970 as a multi-stage project, but it is not—and perhaps may never be—finished.

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Interview with radical Italian design firm Poltronova on RoLu

Monday, July 12th, 2010

There’s a superb 5-part interview with radical Italian design company Poltronova on the thoughtful design blog RoLu. We’re currently at Part 4 and I’m looking forward to part five. Read parts one, two, three and four here. And see this related post on Wary Meyers.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Commercial Drive, Vancouver. I hope this category of sign isn’t a thing of the past, but I expect it probably is. Who makes hand drawn signs on this continent anymore?

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Artists and architects for Sawaya & Moroni

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The Italian design firm Sawaya & Moroni often commissions new furniture pieces by guest designers who are primarily artists or architects. Many design firms follow this strategy, but for some reason most of the really original design commissions come out of Sawaya & Moroni. I’m not sure why. I’m not a fan of all their work (especially the Zaha Hadid benches), but they take chances.

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Rita Pavone, “Il geghegè”

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Rita Pavone.

Thanks, Kay.

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