31 dicembre 2012

the final kaboom

* * *   H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R   * * *

29 dicembre 2012

Anime Belle

Wayfarers and Friends, our migliori auguri (=best wishes) for a  
W  I  D  E  O  P   E  N  brand new 2 0 1 3 !

Things to keep, remember and protect: licorice, sage, basil, trips alone, wide-open spaces, adherence, wildness, novels, cotton candy, frankness, beards, soups, stamps and envelopes, real ice-creams, presence, sharpened pencils, research, museums, accuracy, essential oils, pudding, clean nails, interests, passion.

Pictures via Duke University/Animated Anatomies (>check it out!).

27 dicembre 2012

Fludd Interviews / 31. Anna Deflorian

A) nome / name:  Anna Deflorian
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: Italiana / Italian
C) età / how old are you?: 27
D) area d'azione (disegno, pittura, fotografia, animazione, ...) / your sphere of interests: Disegno, illustrazione, fumetto, e poi pittura e ceramica / Drawing, illustration, comic, plus painting and ceramic.

16 dicembre 2012

Breaking the Mould

We have been caught by the idea and the outputs of the vast project BREAKING THE MOULD (>To Break the mould: (expr.) to do something differently, after it has been done in the same way for a long time), relevant and promising form many points of view. Here in Venice we met the charming design collective AUT (Federico, Riccardo and Luca), the group behind the project together with Tommaso Cavallin, Chiara Onida, Anna Perugini, Dario Stellon, Matteo Stocco, Marco Zito (= 7 designers + 1 material scientist).

11 dicembre 2012

New Collection / The Packaging

Our last collection Opuscula Miscellanea wouldn't be complete without an opulent packaging. The origami envelope is an original double screenprint about watery geography, anatomical elements and pasta-shaped elements.

All the significant printing has been the first (and not last) collaboration with the brave Marco Tavarnesi / Inuit and his Tuscan lab.

18 novembre 2012

New Collection !

OPUSCULA MISCELLANEA - Cultivated Variety / Venezia 700

"Solo nei resoconti di Marco Polo, Kublai Kan riusciva a discernere, attraverso le muraglie e le torri destinate a crollare, la filigrana d'un disegno così sottile da sfuggire al morso delle termiti.  /  Only in Marco Polo's accounts was Kublai Khan able to discern, through the walls and towers destined to crumble, the tracery of a pattern so subtle it could escape the termites' gnawing." 
Italo Calvino, Le città   invisibili / Invisible Cities, 1972 (trad. W. Weaver)

This collection features things to hang around your neck, handmade and in limited edition. Born from an atmosphere of lively decadence and anarchic vitality, harkening back to 18th century Venice, the island of quirks and delights. A celebration of formal exuberance and the eccentric spirit, embracing colours both electric and powdered. Materials that are lightweight and also sumptuous along with echoes of artisanal knowledge combined to produce varied and unusual results.

I / Things Not Yet Described

OPUSCULA MISCELLANEA - Cultivated Variety / Venezia 700

I / Cose non ancora descritte / Things Not Yet Described
#1. Cicisbeo; 2. Erbaria; 3. Lattimo; 4. Ninfa; 5. Impirarissa; 6. Dogaressa.
Tags: minimal, fluo, light, bright, magic, neat, stark.

II / Things Previously Described but Then Forgotten

OPUSCULA MISCELLANEA - Cultivated Variety / Venezia 700

II / Cose anticamente descritte e poi dimenticate / Things Previously Described but Then Forgotten
#7 Avventurina.
Tags: colourful, Murano, irregular, artisanal, rare, rich, quirky

III / Things Described by Many in Different Ways

OPUSCULA MISCELLANEA - Cultivated Variety / Venezia 700
III / Cose da altri descritte in modo diverso / Things Described by Many in Different Ways
#8. Materia Prima - Trittico 700; 9. Materia Prima - Bòcolo; 10. Querina; 11. Sprota; 12.Trabacolo
Tags: solid, classic, basic, white, statement.

14 novembre 2012

Fludd Interviews / 30. Daniela Tieni

A) nome / name: Daniela Tieni
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: Italiana / Italian
C) età / how old are you?: 30
D) area d'azione (disegno, pittura, fotografia, animazione, ...) / your sphere of interests: Disegno e pittura / Drawing and painting.

06 novembre 2012

TFN / 1. Fall '12

Hurrah ! The campaign for the new season of the super nice Teatro Fondamenta Nuove in Venice is on the walls! A red collection of little objects generates chain reactions of unpredictable events. A sort of polished quote of The Way Things Go (1987), by Fischli and Weiss.

04 novembre 2012

Spoiler / 4. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

Frames, pages, whitenesses. With the new handmade collection (we're really close to it!) we ventured into a combinatorial game among rich white matter and geometrical structures together - as in frames and decorative stuff you can find in palaces, for example. A general kinda joyful decadence like in the 18th century. Despite all this is still the city of delight and wonder

30 ottobre 2012

Fludd Interviews / 29. Cachetejack

A) nome / name: Cachetejack (Nuria+Raquel)
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: Spain
C) età / how old are you?: 24
D) area d'azione / your sphere of interests: Illustration.

19 ottobre 2012

Spoiler / 3. Sac à Poche

Emptying our pockets: visual references of the next (coming-soon) handmade collection. We have this rich white matter all around and we look at it. More, soooon.

10 ottobre 2012

Puro Spazio Comune / 1

First of four posters for nice active citizenship events in Venice, parts of the ambitious Puro Spazio Comune (Pure Common Space) project. We worked on the visual metaphor of the board game in order to express the sense of potential energy, necessary rules, interchange of ideas and fun.

09 ottobre 2012

Workshop with Formafantasma / UniBz

A short while ago, Valeria took part in the exquisite Formafantasma's workshop at Unibz Design Festival. The theme of the two workshop full days was "To wonder"
The participants were invited to observe how natural phenomena and nature itself work and to translate this concept in original design proposals.

02 ottobre 2012

Fludd Interviews / 28. Maria Vittoria Piana Brizio

A) nome / name: Maria Vittoria Piana Brizio
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: Italiana / Italian
C) età / how old are you?: 23
D) area d'azione (disegno, pittura, fotografia, animazione, ...) / your sphere of interests:
Principalmente fotografia, ma qualche volta disegno o incido
/ Primarily photography, but sometimes I draw or I etch.

30 settembre 2012

Spoiler / 2. Quick Sand

Yes, we are working at our New Collection, with our distinguishing straightforward and impeccable organization, as always (...). It's being a kind of exploration deep into our heritage : sand, fire, maestria (mastery).

17 settembre 2012

Fludd Interviews / 27. Miriam / Ouididi

I stumbled across Miriam and her project in a remote place in south Iceland. (Probably it wasn't so, but that was the sensation). After a few weeks, when I was sadly rambling in Keflavik airport on the way home, accidentally I met her again!  I think you should do so as well. (S.)

a) Name: Miriam.
b) Where are you from? Canada.
c) How old are you? Just turned 27. 
d) Your sphere of interests: Writing, photography, music, travel. 
e) Studies: Integrated Media at OCAD University in Toronto.
f) Please tell us a bit about your project. What is it about? How did it start? I've just started a website called Ouididi: stories and photos from some of the interesting people that I've met while living abroad. It's about people's dreams and adventures, the roads they've travelled, what they create. I would love to get it to the point where people regularly send in contributions from their own journeys.