I liberi pensatori

«Cogli la rosa quando è il momento, ché il tempo, lo sai, vola e lo stesso fiore che sboccia oggi, domani appassirà.»

Le persone ci dicono chi sono ma lo ignoriamo perché vogliamo  che ci piacciano come decidiamo noi

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Xiaojing Yan

Xiaojing Yan creates mixed media installations, which express personal ideas of identity, history and communication from the perspective of an immigrant working between cultures. Yan employs traditional Chinese materials and techniques and reinvents them within a Western aesthetic and presentation. In several of her series, Yan uses the reeds and fibre papers of Chinese lantern making to mold the fragile cocoons of an immigrant life – where staying safe and protected within an unfamiliar, often intimidating cultural environment is essential to emerging and adapting with a reincarnated identity.” [via]

Sto bene da solo, ma non sono un solitario. Cerco gli altri per scelta, ma non per timore della solitudine. E scelgo con chi stare. Perché siamo fatti per stare con pochi.

—Sconosciuto

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Interface: People, Machines, Design Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

  • 2+7 Telephone. Designed by Marcello Nizzoli, made by SAFNAT, Italy, 1958.
  • Regency TR-1 pocket-sized radio. Designed by , made by Texas Instruments and Industrial Development Engineering Associates (IDEA), USA, 1954.
  • The Blickensderfer 6 portable typewriter. Designed by George Canfield Blickendsderfer, USA, 1906.
  • The Olivetti Valentine typewriter, designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry King, made by Olivetti, Italy, 1969.
  • Divisumma 18 portable calculator, designed by Mario Bellini, made by Olivetti, Italy, 1973.
  • Macintosh Icons. Designed by Susan Kare, made by Apple Computer Inc, USA, 1984.
  • IPOD Digital Media Player. Designed by Jonathan Ive, made by Apple Computer Inc, USA, 2001.

This exhibition examines how design has been applied to information technology products; and about how a handful of companies made complicated technology appealing and easy to use. It is also about the visionaries who started some of the great consumer product companies of the 20th century and how the designers and engineers they hired found a means of imparting their ideals into the products they designed.”

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Harmonia 57 Triptyque Architecture

"This studio is built in the heart of an artists’ neighborhood in São Paulo. Located in a flood zone, its construction offered several challenges. The building is designed as a manufactured object, a living body in constant change; it breathes, sweats, ages and regenerates. The water is the main element of this project: rain and ground water are treated and reused through a complex system whose low tech elements such as the pipes, pumps, automatic irrigation, etc., are highlighted, forming a sort of protective shell around the building. The heart of the project is thus exposed on its façade. The building appears to have been designed inside out. By contrast, the interior is sleek and minimalist.”