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The hand

by Johannes Isaac Hollandus sources: Deutsche Fotothek Hand of the Mysteries Also known as The Hand of the Philosopher, or The Hand of the Master Mason, it holds in signs and symbols the secrets of the Art Alchemia and nobody can…

Iris Apfel

 When you see Iris Apfel for the first time you might think: who’s this queer lady? She’s a genius. Not because she was able to create a textile firm like Old World Weavers, not because she took part in…

90′s vibes pt 1: Telefilm

CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL (1991-1994) Everybody knows Melissa Joan Hart for her role in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, but the younger Melissa J.H. took part previously in this tv series from Nickelodeon. It describes the teen-Clarissa life with all the…

Yayoi Kusama

Reach Up to the Universe, Dotted Pumpkin, 2010 Yayoi Kusama, born in Matsumoto, Japan, is now 82. Her art can be considered as contemporary art brut expression; she calls it obsessive art. People who struggles with mental illness like hallucinations…

Coppedé a Roma

Unusual morning spent walking around Piazza Mincio. Here’s placed the Coppedé quarter, built by the architect Gino Coppedé in 1913-1926. The great but dark arcade in Tagliamento street  is the main entrance: a big ironwork chandelier is hanging from the…

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