19 dicembre 2011

Collective Painting

This is the winning graphic of the 95th exhibition of young artists of Bevilacqua la Masa  - a contemporary artistic foundation in Venice. Caterina did it, StudioFludd chose it, Alberto experienced it during his graduation party last October. Academy of Fine Arts, painting and further dirty stuff. The prize will be devoted to a trip in January  :-) 

02 dicembre 2011

The Country of the Blind

"L'avventura è una faccenda troppo seria per lasciarla in mano agli uomini / Adventure is a too serious matter to be left to men." (Venexiana Stevenson, from Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt)

Venice, again. Following faint trails of alchemic, hermetic past. This floating city has an unbelievable golden church built by pirates during the sixth century. It's a mixture of everything, it's a huge crux of the matter.

30 novembre 2011

Handbook of Fantastic Zoology

Venezia: Where the Wild Things Are. In the shady background, beyond the dust of tourists viavai (to-ing and fro-ing). Not the cutest beasts, just a few ones met along the way from our place, Castello, to st. Mark square, going through the Arsenal.

28 novembre 2011

Fludd Interview / Focus On #1/ It's Raining Elephants

Girls just wanna have fun and give life to vivid works. We stumbled across these brilliant duo in the wide world of the web, since then we are quite elephant addicted. Signore e signori meet It's Raining Elephants alias Nina Wehrle + Evelyne Laube, Berlin based, from where the milk-chocolate, red-cross, esoteric-bank and great-graphic things are.   +) In addition, a little Focus On a particular project - this time we choose the sophisticated illustrations they made for The Grosse Flut / The Great Flood. The book speak by itself, but we have to say that it gained a Special Mention at Ilustrarte (Portugal) and it's a finalist of the 4th Picture book awards (Korea). Well done! 

0: Who are you?
N: Nina Wehrle, 27, illustrator, swiss accent, dracula tooth, elephant & mouse.
E: My name is Evelyne Laube. I work with Nina Wehrle together under the name "It's Raining Elephants" as an illustrator. I am interested in drawing as a permanent process of observing and interviewing. I work with the material that I have and that I am. I love to work with my hands and to play around and to see what comes out of it. With Nina work is very fun. Sometimes we work very systematically and sometimes we break all rules.

1: Five words to describe your childhood... ?

16 novembre 2011

G. draws / 3. Nasty Beasts

3rd part) G. is for Giovanni. He drawn, he draws. We are periodically showcasing some works of him as 6 and 7 years-old whimsical guy.

14 novembre 2011

Fludd Interviews / 18. Andrea Mongia

A) nome / name: Andrea Mongia
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: Italia / Italy
C) età / how old are you?: 22
D) area d'azione (disegno, pittura, fotografia, animazione, ...) / your sphere of interests: Illustrazione, disegno, pittura, incisione / Illustration, drawing, painting, engraving.

07 novembre 2011

The Magic Pyramid / Wunderkammer / 7+8+9+10 /

* * * The Wunderkammer Series * * *

Materia Prima n.7+8+9+10: Nigredo (Blackness), Albedo (Whiteness), Citrinitas (Yellowness) and Rubedo (Redness) - made by 4 sophisticated manufactures, inspired by the 4 stages of Matter in perpetual transformation. Changing moods, for every type, season, cardinal point. Don't forget to take the TEST.

The Magic Pyramid / Primary Series / 4+5+6 /

Our solid & basic Materia Prima. Models number 4 and 5 and 6 - respectively Y (as Yellow - rich mustard), M (as Magenta - intense rust) and C (as Cyan - deep ultramarine). The triadic primary colour scheme - the pure impact of the colours, the shades of the light. Deviant Bauhaus. It is what it is.

NEW ! Introducing the Magic Pyramid / 1+2+3

Ta-dan !  Et voilà, finally, our new Materia Prima Collection FW 2011 - Cose Naturali e Segrete. Our wooden crystal a.k.a. the Philosopher's Stone evolves in 10 new and improved models and unstable stages of Matter that made the Magic Pyramid (1+2+3+4). Quirky alchemy + lot of fun !
* * * 
1. AETHER - Sidereal pale yellow (glow in the dark !)
2. MERCURIUS & 3. SULPHUR - Bubblegum pink with grey-blue veins, or vice versa 

04 novembre 2011

-3 / Cosmogony

New Materia Prima Collection FW 2011 - Very Limited Edition / Preview & Backstage.
* * * Almost here ! * Available from 7th November * * *

" Heaven, heaven's bodies / Whirl around me make me wonder / They say back then our universe was a coal black egg  / Until the god inside burst out and from its shattered shell /

31 ottobre 2011

-7 / Cose Naturali e Segrete

/   NEW Materia Prima Collection - FW 2011   /   Countdown  / 

Our Materia Prima evolves in a Magical Pyramid made by 10 unstable and primeval stages of matter,  in 4 different series with multiple personalities. / Do you feel like unsure about choosing? Let yourself be helped by our special Stream-of-Consciousness TEST (download it!). Fate knows you better. 

 * * * Available in 7 days - on 7th November 2011 * * *

Stay tuned !

19 ottobre 2011


A few shots from our fitting in Spazio Pelodrilli, Treviso - a new creative space for handmade and young design ideas. We projected and realized all the cardboard furniture and a big white balloon cloud for the opening party in September. 

22 settembre 2011

Cartolina / S


2nd episode. Sara went to Stave - Andøy, Vesterålen islands / North of Norway.
Tags: far-awayness, fragmentation, extremity, loneliness, untameness, northitude, adventure, splendour, peace.

21 settembre 2011

Cartolina / C

Souvenirs from our Summer time!  Caterina went to Roma, Italy.
Tags: wildness; fragments; shards; history; past; magnificent; muddle; eternal.

14 settembre 2011

Fludd Interviews / 17. Anne Forest

A) nome / name: Anne Forest
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: My parents are both American but they moved to a city near Amsterdam, The Netherlands before I was born. I grew up there, and now live in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
C) età / how old are you?: I'm 28.
D) area d'azione (disegno, pittura, fotografia, animazione, ...) / your sphere of interests: Drawing and painting.

08 agosto 2011

Vacation Time

Time to travel, rest and lose time. We'll back soon with rad journey pics and renewed intentions. Happy Summer dears!

"I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion" (Albert Einstein)
"Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away" (J. W. Goethe)

03 agosto 2011

G. Draws / 2. Strange Things Happened

2nd episode) G. is for Giovanni. He draws, he draws. We are showcasing some works of him as 6 and 7-years-old whimsical guy.

27 luglio 2011

The Space in Between

Graphic project in bright tones for a special wedding.

The Stones of Venice

"Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery".
John Ruskin