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Roll in Stones

Jewels are placed on industrial metal shelves in green, penicillin green, among half human and half gold plated mannequin heads. Upon them are settled sort of crystallized insects: bees, wasps, mosquitoes, flies. This is the Delfina Delettrez fall winter 2011/12 collection, presented…

The Butterfly

Inachis io in Buddleja davidii, D. Hirst 2009-2010 “What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” Lao Tzu Butterfly is a symbol of Vanitas, of ephemeral beauty. Ephemeral comes from greek επί “in/on” and ημέρα “daytime” that is…

ATLAS: come portarsi il mondo sulle spalle?

La memoria Mnemosyne deriva dal greco μνήμων e significa memoria. Era il nome di una delle figlie di Urano e Gea, una Titanessa generata all’inizio dei tempi. Dalla sua unione con Zeus nacquero le nove Muse, protettrici dell’arte. Fu così…

Florence day 3

Last day in Florence was sunny enough to go to the Boboli Gardens, the incredible park behind Pitti Palace. First, me and Gio, wandered around Duomo in daylight, just to see the contrast between the deep blue sky and the…

Florence day 2

It was a cloudy and gloomy day when we decided to take a walk trought the city. After having breakfast in a cute bakery near Pitti, we overpassed Ponte Vecchio, full of every kind of jewellery I loved like cameos,…

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