A PICTURE A DAY

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Below this post there is a series of pictures of things I saw, made or bought over the past 11 months. One for each day, though they were not posted daily, but once a month. Soon I will start posting on this blog page again. A new project will begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/12/2015

Goshka-Macuga---The-son-of-man-who-ate-the-scroll
Goshka Macuga installation at her exhibit “The son of man who ate the scroll” at Fondazione Prada in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/12/2015

bread-sculpture
Composition with breadsticks and sliced bread. Made at my parents house in Imola after lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/12/2015

giuseppe-rivadossi-l'alba-la-terra-la-mia-casa-1976b
L’alba, la terra, la mia casa. 1976 Giuseppe Rivadossi sculpture seen at his workshop in Nave.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/12/2015

goshka-macuga---sphere
Goshka Macuga sculpture from her exhibit “The son of man who ate the scroll” at Fondazione Prada in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/12/2015

poker-lapel-pin
Lapel pin from the early 90′s. Probably recieved as a present when I was a child. Seen at my parent’s home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/12/2015

paper-placemat-from-spaghettinotte
Paper placemat from Spaghettinotte, Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/12/2015

moon-trax-tiger-tateishi
Moon Trax, book about Japanese artist Tiger Tateishi. Bought online from otaku.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/12/2015

mask-seen-in-idice
Wooden mask. Idice flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/12/2015

tablecloth-bologna
Embroydered tablecloth on the table of a diner in via degli Orefici in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/12/2015

cocktail-stirrer
Cocktail stirrer used as a stake for a small plant. Seen inside a bar in via degli Orefici in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/12/2015

fruit-expedition-box
Shipping container for pineapples. Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/12/2015

digitally-colored-lici
Digitally colored lici. Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/12/2015

esotic-tour
Sign of a travel agency in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/12/2015

fantanimali-playing-card
Fantanimali playing card. On the pavement in down town Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/12/2015

indian-curtain
Embroydered curtain. Seen at the home of Martino’s mother in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/12/2015

still
Still life with plastic animals and glass bowls made while testing color combinations for my totems. Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/12/2015

vintage-american-pendant
Vintage pendant probably from the U.S.. Bought in Bologna as a present for Lucia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/12/2015

drawing-in-tortona
Grafiti outside Porta Genova station in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/12/2015

anna-gili-regina
Regina. 2010 silver and porcelain piece by Anna Gili. Seen at the shop of the Mudec museum in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/12/2015

anna-everlund-aluminum-bowl
Anna Everlund aluminum bowl. Bought at the flea market in Faenza then sold.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/12/2015

plexi-paper-holder
Plexiglass paperweight with silver foil. Bought at the flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/11/2015

big-piece-of-chipped-solid-glass
Big piece of chipped glass. By the staircase at the home of Martino’s mother in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/11/2015

1950s-glassb
1950′s drinking glass with a decoration that was frequently used by manufacturers in Romagna. Seen near Cento at a flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/11/2015

fusella-sculpture
Feminine ceramic figure by Giorgio Fusella, outside my new studio in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/11/2015

barca-a-venezia2
Bow of a small boat moored in a canal in Cannareggio, Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/11/2015

odd-postmodern-teapot
Ceramic teapot with ornamental plastic cover. Seen in Idice at the flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/11/2015

brush
Brush with synthetic bristles I saw at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/11/2015

3-for-blog
Small totem composed with four separate pieces I made for my instagram project.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/11/2015

g-gimini-packaging
Gift box for a pair of sunglasses I bought for a friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/11/2015

murano-glass-clown
Murano glass clown figurine inside the window of a closed shop in Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/11/2015

dolce-di-san-martino-venezia
Typical Venetian San Martino cake. Seen inside a bar in Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/11/2015

japanese-sweetener
Single-portion package of Shiya Koso Yoru Osoi, Japanese Metabolic Support product. Seen on the streets of Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/11/2015

fabric-rose-in-resin
Fabric rose sunk in a cube of resin. Seen at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/11/2015

Boris-Achour-Games-whose-rules-I-ignore2
Detail of a Boris Achour instalation titled “Games whose rules I ignore” at the Venice art biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/11/2015

unknown-so-far
Stone wall sculpture at the Venice art biennale. Was not able to find author’s name.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/11/2015

bird-in-iuav-crociferi-residence
Battery operated chirping bird inside the IUAV Crociferi residence in Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/11/2015

so-far-unknown
Detail of an Ellen Gallagher painting at the Venice art biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/11/2015

bruce-nauman-installation-at-venice-biennale
Bruce Nauman neon installation inside the Venice art biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/11/2015

original-mona-lisa
Small replica of the Mona Lisa inside the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/11/2015

art-piece-promoted-by-the-Pinault-association-as-homage-to-James-Lee-Byars-and-the-7-martyrs-of-Venice
Detail of an art piece promoted by the Pinault association as a homage to James Lee Byars and the 7 martyrs of Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/11/2015

Walead Beshty ceramic sculpture
Walead Beshty ceramic sculpture at the Venice art biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/11/2015

Boris-Achour-Games-whose-rules-I-ignore
Detail of a Boris Achour instalation titled “Games whose rules I ignore” at the Venice art biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/11/2015

ceramic-poodle
Ceramic poodle I saw at a flea market in Cento.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/11/2015

gig-ceramiche
Round ceramic container marked GIG Ceramiche on the bottom. Seen at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/11/2015

wooden-toy-fish
Wooden fish from a toy cutting-board set. Seen in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/11/2015

pet-turtle-tank-3
A plastic tank for pet turtles at the flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/11/2015

part-of-a-Herman-De-Vries-series
Part of a Herman De Vries series from the Dutch pavillion at the Venice art biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/11/2015

rainbow-in-iuav-crociferi-residence
An iridescent reflection on the wall of the IUAV Crociferi residence in Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/11/2015

portion-of-a-panel-by-a-kindergarden-class-for-a-contest-named-Cari-Nonni-exhibited-at-the-local-grocery-store
Portion of a panel by a kindergarden class for a contest named “Cari nonni” exhibited at the local grocery store in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/11/2015

art-piece-promoted-by-the-Pinault-association-as-homage-to-James-Lee-Byars-and-the-7-martyrs-of-Venicedetail
Detail of an art piece promoted by the Pinault association as a homage to James Lee Byars and the 7 martyrs of Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/11/2015

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Brass doorknob seen in Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


31/10/2015

Melvin-Edwards-iron-sculpture
Melvin Edwards iron sculpture I saw at the Venice art biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/10/2015

mask-inside-tommy's-house
Ceramic mask from the home of my friend Tommaso in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/10/2015

Fiona-Hall-castless-in-the-air-of-cave-dwellers-(2007-2008-series
Sculpture by Fiona Hall frome her 2007/08 series “Castless in the air of cave dwellers”. Seen at the Venice art biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/10/2015

ferrara-post-office---bad-pic
Glass wall lamp inside the central post office of Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/10/2015

for-blog
Small totem I made from a vase, a bowl and a piece of one of my son’s wooden toys.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/10/2015

spoon-and-synthetic-rock
One of my son’s plastic spoons in front of a small piece of synthetic stone I collected in Chiampo a while back.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/10/2015

rear-of-senzafine-chair-by-gaetano-pesce
Rear side of Senzafine, a giant silicon chair by Gaetano Pesce which he designed for the Eataly pavilion at Expo Milano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/10/2015

aztek
Colorful embroidery of Aztec inspiration, for sale at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/10/2015

Maria-de-Rossi
Lace embroidery by Anna de Rossi. Seen at Rossano and Lara’s home in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/10/2015

pierrot
Porcelain doll with silk clothes suspended inside a black frame with glass on both sides. In the window of an art gallery  in Padua.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/10/2015

drawing-by-3yo
Drawing by a three year old preschool student. On the wall of Silvia and Salvatore’s home in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/10/2015

dolce-magia
Graphic decorations of a candy truck in Imola. Originally photographed for Belle Grafiche Brutte.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/10/2015

nara-table-by-shiro-kuramata-for-memphis2
Nara, synthetic stone table by Shiro Kuramata for  Memphis Milano. At Museo del Design 1880-1980 in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/10/2015

Senza-titolo-2
Thin slice of travertine with dynamic LED backlighting. Seen at Marmomacc in Verona.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/10/2015

ettore-sottsass-ties-from-museo-del-design-milano
Memphis Milano neck ties by Ettore Sottsass from the shop of  Museo del Design 1880-1980 in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/10/2015

stickers-from-a-1992-vw-golf-movie
Stickers on the door of a 1992 VW Golf Movie. Seen in Milan and photographed for Belle Grafiche Brutte.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/10/205

smurf-sticker
Smurf sticker on the microwave inside the kitchen of Mario and Valentina’s restaurant in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/10/2015

Tin-toy
Mechanical tin toy of unknown origin. Found by Lara in a drawer at her old workplace. Photographed at her home in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/10/2015

nebulizer -mask
Mask from my 1980′s nebulizer.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/10/2015

chiedere-alla-pola
Material sample of unknown origin made with wood and colored resin. Seen in an architecture studio in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/10/2015

farfalla-brillantini
Adhesive butterfly decoration made of strass crystals, seen on the wall of a bar in the outskirts of Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/10/2015

circo-minimo
Close-up of my Circo Minimo marble race track for marbles. Photographed at Marmomacc in Verona where it was exhibited.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/10/2015

ettore-sottsass-ultrafragola-mirror-museo-del-design-1880-1980
Ultrafragola mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova in 1970. Seen at Museo del Design 1880-1980 in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/10/2015

Raffaello Galiotto - micete
Micete, marble sculpture by Raffaello Galiotto. Seen at Marmomacc 2015 in Verona.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/10/2015

metal-sample
Bent metal sample shown by Giorgio Taldo during his lesson on metal crafting at the University of Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/10/2015

miasma-lace embroidery
Andrea Kotliarsky embroidery of the Miasma logo by Lara Marangoni . Seen at Rossano and Lara’s home in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/10/2015

votive-Romanian-image
Romanian Catholic votive image in small glass display. Seen at Marzia and Marco’s home in Padua.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/10/2015

composition-cork,-ceramic,-giraffe
Composition involving a small ceramic vase, a cork and a plastic giraffe.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/10/2015

Martine-Bedin-cucumber-vase-for-memphis
1985 Cucumber caramic vase, designed by Martine Bedin for Memphis Milano. Seen at Museo del Design 1880-1980 in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/10/2015

chicco-toys
Stack of wooden ring-shaped objects from one of my son’s toys.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/10/2015

pappagallo-piratesco
Parrot head I made for Pirati Grafici. It is a stack of glass, plastic and rubber objects I had. They all hold just by shape and friction.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/09/2015

Lines-hippo-Armando-Testa
Advertising gadget designed for Lines by Armando Testa in the 70′s. Pulled out from the basement at my parent’s place.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/09/2015

ghana-pavillion-mask
Painted wood mask I photographed at the Ghana pavilion at Expo Milano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/09/2015

mexican-calendar
Metal and enamel Astec calendar hung on the wall at Silvia and Salvatore’s home in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/09/2015

floor-lamp
Modern floor lamp with plstic lampshade. Seen in the home of Lara and Rossano in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/09/2015

lamp-shade
Metal shade for a wall lamp, enamel coated with brass finish. Bought at the flea market in Gambettola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/09/2015

Ceramic-unicorn
Ceramic unicorn sculpture at Massimo’s home in Castel Guelfo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/09/2015

embroydered-panel
Hand woven decorative panel seen at a flea market in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/09/2015

Huntertwasser A Rainy Day on the Regentag - color serigraph 1971
“Regen auf Regentag”, 1971 screen-print with metal embossings by Friedensreich Hundertwasser (private home near Imola).

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/09/2015

Alice-Landi---Liberta-e-amicizia-nel-mondo-1995-wall-painting
1995 wall painting by Alice Landi titled “Amicizia e libertà nel mondo”. Photographed outside a health facility in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/09/2015

Andrea-Salvatori-sculpture
Ceramic sculpture by Andrea Salvatori photographed at is exhibit in Ravenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/09/2015

Mimmo-Paladino-wall-panel-imola
Detail of a 2008 ceramic work by Mimmo Paladino called Encyclopaedia. Near my home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/09/2015

mexican-revolutionary-sticker
Sticker of Mexican revolutionary organization Zapatista Army of  National Liberation. Seen at Massimo’s home in Castel Guelfo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/09/2015

venetian-mask
Ceramic mask in Venetian style seen at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/09/2015

unknown-mask
Wooden mask of unknown origin I saw at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/09/2015

chinese-porcelain-figurine2
Fisherman and wife porcelain figurine. Picture taken at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/09/2015

awkward-batman-and-jocker-moment
Vintage Batman and Joker tin figures arranged in an awkward situation for this picture. At Dante’s home in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/09/2015

Almazetta Casey - elevator
Plaster replica of Almazetta Casey’s Elevator sculpture dated 1970. Seen at Massimo’s home in Castel Guelfo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/09/2015

Andrea-Salvatori-sculpture3
Andrea Salvatori ceramic and glass sculpture seen at his solo exhibition at  Ninapì gallery in Ravenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/09/2015

fussss
Solid glass collector’s item in the shape of a Coca Cola bottle. Bought on commission at All’Origine in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/09/2015

veart-jar-with-fruitbowl-as-lid
Veart glass jar with perfectly fitting glass fruit bowl used as a lid. Both objects found at the frairs’ market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/09/2015

veart-jar-with-fruitbowl-as-lid2
Veart glass jar with perfectly fitting glass fruit bowl used as a lid. Both objects found at the frairs’ market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/09/2015

yet-another-small-totem
Alternate (and preferred) version of the glass and balsa wood totem I first published here on August the 24th.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/09/2015

dirty-old-brush
Hair brush seen on the ground in the streets of Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/09/2015

Hungarian-firefighters-bucket
Hungarian mid century bucket used by firefighters to throw sand on fires. Bought on commission at All’Origine in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/09/2015

red-plastic-cup
Red plastic cup I bought at the frairs’ market in Imola to build one o my totems (published on august the twentyforth).

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/09/2015

Andrea-Salvatori-sculpture2
Ceramic Sculpture by artist Andrea Salvatori I saw at is solo exhibition at Ninapì gallery in Ravenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/09/2015

t-post-playing-card
Playing card released by T Post mag. At the home of Massimo in Castel Guelfo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/09/2015

giuditta-family-crest
Terracotta family crest of my friend Massimo. Photographed at his home in Castel Guelfo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/09/2015

woven-carpet-with-image-of-Jesus
Carpet with the image of Jesus’s sacred heart. Seen in Ferrara inside a flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/09/2015

Czechoslovakian-stamp-Hviezdoslav
1969 Czechoslovakian stamp dedicated to Slovakian poet Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav. Bought at a flea marker in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


31/08/2015

Czechoslovakian-stamp-Majakovskij
1969 Czechoslovakian stamp dedicated to Vladimir Majakovskij. Bought at a flea marker in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/08/2015

Czechoslovakian-stamp-Matisse
1969 Czechoslovakian stamp dedicated to Henri Matisse. Bought at a flea marker in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/08/2015

Czechoslovakian-stamp-Chesterton
1969 Czechoslovakian stamp dedicated to the British writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Bought at a flea marker in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/08/2015

Alfonso-Frasnedi-screen-print
Detail of an Alfonso Frasnedi screen-print I bought at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/08/2015

another-small-totem
Totem I made from objects I found at the frair’s market in Imola (glass fruit bowl and ceramic cup) and a brass cigarette box.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/08/2015

soap-bubbles-in-the-shape-of-a-wedding-cake
Container for soap bubbles photographed at the wedding of friends Martina and Filippo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/08/2015

russian-wooden-toy
Wooden toy with bottom label in Cyrillic characters and the date October 17th 1980. Seen at a flea market in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 


24/08/2015

another-small-totem2
Totem made from object I bought at the frair’s market in Imola: glass lamp and fruit bowl, plastic drinking cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/08/2015

balsa-wood-and-corck-miniature-sculpture
Small object I fabricated whith balsa wood and a corck while working on a model as a distraction while waiting for glue to dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/08/2015

Lucio-Del-Pezzo-screen-print
Lucio Del Pezzo screen-print on laminated chipboard I won in an auction on eBay a few days ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/08/2015

Lucio-del-pezzo-casellario
Detail o a mixed media work by Lucio Del Pezzo I bought at the flea market in Idice three years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/08/2015

ornamental-rug
Framed rug I bought at the fleamarket in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/08/2015

IKEA-rug
Ikea rug seen at the home og my friend Massimo in Castel Guelfo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/08/2015

helicopter-childrens-embroydery-patch
Embroidered clothes patch for children inside the window of a sewing shop in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/08/2015

part-of-a-pinwheel
Glittery wing broken off from a pinwheel. Seen on a windowsill while walking downtown in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/08/2015

Marion-Godart-brooch
Vintage Marion Godart brooch (circa 1980) I bought in a shop in Bologna as a present for Lucia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/08/2015

human-skull
Human skull seen in a private home near Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/08/2015

mort-subite-corporate-logo-on-beer-glass
Logotype of the Belgian beer brand Mort Subite on a glass I took from a pub 15 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/08/2015

water-and-wine-hand-blown-drinking-glasses
Stacked wine and water glass at the home of my parents in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/08/2015

Andrea-Branzi-profile-vase
Profilo Vase by Andrea Branzi. Edited by Design Memorabilia. Seen at the bookshop of the Centre Pompidou.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/08/2015

ferrari-horse
Metal coated bas relief in the shape of a rampant horse. Photographed in an architecture studio in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/08/2015

flyer-of-a-restaurant-in-Rome
Flyer of a restaurant found on the street in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/08/2015

golden-island-with-palm-tree
Small metallic ornament inside the window of a jewelry shop in via dei Serpenti, Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/08/2015

Constantin-Brancusi-Coloana-Infinitului
“Coloana Infinitului” by Constantin Brancusi at the Centre Pompidou.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/08/2015

Regina-Viola-ceramic-sculpture-by-Giovanni-Cimatti-2014
“Regina Viola” ceramic sculpture by Giovanni Cimatti (2014). Seen in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/08/2015

toy-block-totem
Small totem made in Finale Emilia using my nephew’s toy blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/08/2015

da-nominare
“Ville fantôm”, 1996 work by Bodys Izek Kingeles. Photographed at the Beauté Congo exhibit at Fondation Cartier in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/08/2015

euclid-lamp-l'atelier-d'exercices
Euclid lamp by L’atelier d’exercices photographed inside the bookshop of the Centre Pompidou.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/08/2015

representation-of-the-visible-spectrum
Three dimensional model of the visible spectrum at the Palais Decouverte in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/08/2015

neon-light
Neon light in the shape of an incandescence lightbulb at the Palais Decouverte in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/08/2015

neon-da-nominare
Neon globe by Mona Hatoum at her exhibition inside Centre Pompidou in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


31/07/2015

uprooted-sunshine-poster
Poster of a dance hall I attended at The Shelter in Shanghai. Removed from the wall and brought back to my home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/07/2015

Mona-Hatoum-why-not-squeeze
“Why not squeeze?”, ceramic piece by Mona Hatoum at her solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/07/2015

material-samples-from-the-Habitat-shop
Material samples in the mattress section of a Habitat store in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/07/2015

logo-of-bakery
Plexiglass sign with logo outside a macaron shop in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/07/2015

divieto-di-sosta
No parking sign on a freshly painted wall near Canal St. Martin in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/07/2015

Mona-Hatoum-One-Year
One Year (2006-2007), piece with nail clippings by Mona Hatoum. Seen at her solo exhbition at Centre Pompidou in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/07/2015

scaled-up-3d-model-of-hepatitis-b-virus
Scaled up three dimensional reproduction of the hepatitis B virus at Palais Decouverte in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/07/2015

childrens-embroydery-patches
Embroidered clothes patches for children inside the window of a sewing shop in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/07/2015

crucified-christ-table-lamp
Lamp with crucifixes whose author I can’t remember. Seen at Mudec in Milano earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/07/2015

damaged-mannequin-head
Damaged mannequin’s head found lying in the empty room of  my friend Giacomo’s flatmate in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/07/2015

ceramic-head-marked-crazy-pillow2
Ceramic doll head marked “Crazy pillow – Italy” I bought in a flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/07/2015

hand-made-sticker
Handmade sticker on a cupboard in my friend Simones house in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/07/2015

foot-of-mannequin-on-persian-rug
Foot of a plastic mannequin over a Persian rug. Seen at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/07/2015

sticker-unknown
Sticker seen in the home of Simone in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/07/2015

Shipwreck-of-the-Costa-Concordia-model
Paper reconstruction of the shipwreck of Costa Concordia. Made in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/07/2015

italian-union-of-the-blind-sign
Sign made of ceramic letters outside the headquarters of the Italian union of the blind in Ravenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/07/2015

petshop-shutter--Bologna
Shutter of a petshop in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/07/2015

vortice-ariante-closeup-xs
Grid of a Vortice Ariante fan. Bought at the flea market in Idice then sold on internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/07/2015

lane-divider
Lane divider in compound material. Picture taken in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/07/2015

Martino-Gamper-Together-library and bricks owned by Maki Suzuki
Martino Gamper Together bookshelf  with collection of bricks owned by Maki Suzuki. Seen earlier this year in Bolzano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/07/2015

Simone-Luschi-wooden-shelf-piece
Simone Luschi wooden shelf sculpture, photographed some weeks ago at his exhibit in Ravenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/07/2015

wooden-statue-architecture-studio-mola
Wooden sculpture inside an architecture studio in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/08/2015

ceramic-samurai-statue
Ceramic samurai statue seen in dice at the flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/07/2015

ceramic-clown-figurine
Ceramic clown figurine seen at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/07/2015

human-skull-anatomical-model
Anatomical model of a human skull seen in the window of a specialized shop in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/07/2015

oil-painting
Part of an oil painting for sale at the flea market of Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/07/2015

ceramic-ashtrai-with-floral-decorations-xs
Ceramic ashtray with floral decorations from a flea market in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/07/2015

childrens-toy
Ring shaped plastic baby toy.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/07/2015

Nikolai-Carels-present-time-watering-can
Nikolai Carels watering can by Present Time from a private home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/07/2015

formula-one-car-model
Formula 1 inspired toy car. From the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/07/2015

chinese-restaurant-in-bologna
Neon sign of a Chinese restaurant in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/06/2015

eggon-sculpture
Cut and welded metal sculpture by French artist Eggon seen in a private home in Ravenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/06/2015

piece-of-asphalt
Piece of asphalt found between the grass in a park, then photographed hanging on the wall of my home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/06/2015

red-ceramic-heart
Small plastic reproduction of a human heart hanging on the wall of a venue in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/06/2015

fragile-sign-on-cardboard-box
Warning on a box containing a print I ordered from an online printing service.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/06/2015

glass-vase-with-face
Hand painted glass vase from the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/06/2015

jaime-hayon-vase
Jaime Hayon ceramic vase seen at Mudec in Milan earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/06/2015

jesus-christ-paper-boat
Paper boat made from a flyer on the train between Bologna and Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/06/2015

mannequin-eye
Eye of a mannequin from the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/06/2015

mauro-luccarini
Allegoria con giovane donna, 2011 artwork by Bologna based visual artist Mauro Luccarini.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/06/2015

Koppu-no-Fuchiko-ear-plugs xs
Koppu no Fuchiko ear plugs bought by friend Simone in Japan. Seen at his home in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/06/2015

children's-toy-from-the-collection-of-Bethan-Wood-xs
Children’s plastic toy from the collection of Bethan Wood. At Martino Gamper’s exhibition in Bolzano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/06/2015

headcap
Broken swim cap I bought in a Chinese shop near my home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/06/2015

unknown-buffet2
Small cabinet from the home of friends Francesco and Barbara in Bolzano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/06/2015

ikea-svarva-lamp-by-front-design
Base of an Ikea Svarva lamp by Front Design inside the home of my friends Francesco and Barbara in Bolzano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/06/2015

minimalist-cucu-clock
Minimalist Coockoo clock from an architecture studio in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/06/2015

MMB-special-edition
Special edition t-shirt from my Magliette Molto Belle project.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/06/2015

chinese-medicine
Antique Chinese anatomical slide. Bought by Simone Luschi in China some years ago. Photographed in his studio in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/06/2015

signo-of-an-beautitian-in-Bolzano
Sign of a beautitian in Bolzano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/06/2015

marble-sample-arch-studio-Rome-xs
Marble sample seen in an architecture studio in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/06/2015

Piece-from-the-Super-Fake-collection-2-by-Bethan-Wood-(2010)
Geometric piece by Bethan Wood. Seen in Bolzano at Martino Gamper’s exhibition “Design is a state of mind”.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/06/2015

Piece-from-the-Super-Fake-collection-by-Bethan-Wood-(2010)
Piece from the Super Fake collection by London based artist Bethan Wood (2010). Seen in Bolzano at Gamper’s exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/06/2015

Gaetano-Pesce-Nobody's-shelves-short-body-2002
Gaetano Pesce, Nobody’s shelves (2002). From Martino Gamper’s Exhibition “Design is a state of mind”, at Museion in Bolzano

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/06/2015

chinese-Buddhist-Guan Yin-altar-in-restaurant-window-(Bozen)
Buddhist ceramic altar representing Guan Yin. Seen in the window of a Chinese restaurant in Bolzano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/06/2015

from-the-collection-of-Andreas-Schmid-and-Andrew-McDonagh
Head with Mikey Mouse ears seen at Martino Gamper’s exhibit in Bolzano (lended by Andreas Schmid and Andrew McDonagh)

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/06/2015

doll xs
Doll parts found by Simone Luschi on the beach. Seen in his home a few days ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/06/2015

apple-remote-xs
Apple device remote control photographed in a private home in Bolzano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/06/2015

small-bic-lighter-in-water-baloon
Small Bic ligheter inside a water baloon.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/06/2015

modified-eni-logo-Verona-gas-station xs
Altered Agip logo on the pump at a gas station near Rovigo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/06/2015

Sticker xs
Anouk Ricard sticker bought at a comics fair in Faenza by a friend. Seen at his home.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/06/2015

italian_liquor_label
Label of an old bottle of Italian liquor. Seen in a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


31/05/2015

Gianluca-Gimini-salty-dandruf xs
A silly project that was concieved during a silly conversation: a hairy salt shaker that I really felt the urge to make today.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/05/205

Giovanni-Lanzoni-collage xs
Collage by Giovanni Lanzoni. Seen at the Sovrimpressioni exhibition in Ravenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/05/2015

Flos-Viscontea-lamp-by-Achille-and-Pier-Giacomo-Castiglioni-xs
Viscontea lamp. Manufactured by Flos. Designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Private home in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/05/2015

Simone-Luschi-Japanese-plywood-wall-sculpture xs
Unfinished artwork in Japanese plywood by Simone Luschi. Traded for one of my works.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/05/2015

Simone-Luschi-wooden-knife xs
Wooden knife (prototype) designed and manufactured by Simone Luschi. Seen in his studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/05/2015

Ex-voto-ceramic-figurines-by-Elvira-Keller xs
Ex voto bas relief figurines by ceramic artist Elvira Keller. Seen in the studio of Simone Luschi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/05/2015

Simone-Luschi-painting xs
Painting by Simone Luschi. Photographed in his studio in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/05/2015

Japanese-Koppu-no-Fuchiko-doll xs
Koppu no Fuchiko doll hanging on the edge of a glass. Seen in the home of artist Simone Luschi. Bought by him in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/05/2015

cover-of-illustrated-childrens-book
Cover of an Italian illustrated children’s book from the late 50′s. Seen in a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/05/2015

Saucony G9 SHADOW 6 xs
Saucony G9 Shadow 6 limited edition. Bought at Suede in Rome. Photographed at my home on top of a blue glass cylinder.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/05/2015

carretto-siciliano-boxed-sicilian-souvenir
Boxed carretto siciliano, souvenir from Sicily. Seen in Idice at the flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/05/2015

maurizio-cattelan-LOVE-miniature xs
Snowball souvenir version of Maurizio Cattelan’s L.O.V.E. Seen in the window of the Aghea sneaker store in Turin.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/05/2015

switches-Arch-studio-Rome-xs
Light switches in an architecture studio in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/05/2015

toothbrush-holder-in-Rome-xs
Toothbrush holder inside a guesthouse in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/05/2015

hawaiian-or-polynesian-tribal-mask-(miniature-souvenir)xs
Small wooden mask seen at the flea market in Idice. Likely a souvenir from Polynesia or Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/05/2015

flyer-seen-outside-MACRO-(Rome)-xs
Flyer on the ground outside MACRO museum in Trastevere, Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/05/2015

fish-ornament-xs
Ornamental fish covered in golden glitter. Flea market of Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/05/2015

toy-elephant-on-runway---open-air-flea-market-Finale-Emilia-xs
Toy planes on artisanal runway occupied by a toy elephant that was placed for the picture. Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/05/2015

indian-bed-model-at-local-diner
Scaled model of a traditional Indian bed. Seen inside an Indian restaurant in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/05/2015

paper-tray-with-decorations-xs
Decorated paper tray from the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/05/2015

childrens-chair-xs
Children’s chair seen at the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/05/2015

drawing-by-7yo
Drawing of a soldier in uniform by my 7 year old niece. Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/05/2015

shutter-of-a-piadina-kiosk-in-Garbatella-area-Rome xs
The shutter of a piadina kiosk in the Garbatella area in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/05/2015

detail-of-a-tray-from-a-freeflow-restaurant-(Turin-train-station)-sx
Close up of the bottom of a plastic tray from a free flow restaurant inside the trainstation in Turin.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/05/2015

door-covered-in-buttons-Finale-Emilia
Door covered in buttons inside Mario’s restaurant in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/05/2015

underpass-ceiling-Rome-xs
Deteriorated ceiling of an underpass in the Garbatella area, Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/05/2015

lammp-and-wallpaper-from-Temakinho-in-Rome-sx
Wall lamp at Temakinho restaurant in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/05/205

small-framed-painting xs
Framed miniature seen in an architecture studio in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/05/2015

small-portrait-of-pope-roncalli xs
Small portrait of Pope John XXIII in plastic frame. Flea market of Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/05/2015

small-bust-of-pope-Roncalli-xs
Small plaster bust of  Pope John XXIII. Flea market of Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/05/2015

stone-statue-private-home-Finale-Emilia xs
Small stone statue with toy candelabra placed for the photograph. Private home in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/04/2015

deer-head-cup-xs
Pewter drinking cup with base in the shape of a deer head. Private home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/04/2015

yen-object-tape-dispenser-xs
Tape dispencer by Yen Object. Seen at Salone Satellite in Milano during the design week.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/04/2015

die-cast-toy-plane-xs
Die cast aluminum plane model. All’Origine, Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/04/2015

bismuth-crystal-xs
Bismuth crystal. Seen in Milano during the design week.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/04/2015

brass-tronconi-minikini-xs
Brass Tronconi Minikini lamp by Barbieri & Marianelli (1981). Bought on ebay in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/04/2015

terracotta-mask
Terracotta mask from All’Origine, Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/04/2015

disassembled-puppet-theater-xs
1960′s wooden puppet theater at a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/04/2015

Jaime-Hayon-ceramic-figurine-for-Paul-Smith-xs
Jaime Hayon porcelain figurine for Paul Smith at the design store at Mudec in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/04/2015

glass-pitcher-with-equine-themed-illustrations-xs
Glass pitcher with horse head and horseshoe motif. Seen in Idice at the flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/04/2015

pain-pain-fly-away-bandaid-by-3xdesign-studio-xsk
Tondeike bansoko bandaids (pain pain fly away) by Japanese design studio 3X Design seen during Milano design week.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/04/2015

swarowski-eagle-xs
Swarovski eagle seen at a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/04/2015

PioIX_Marco_Jannotta-xs
Small Marco Jannotta painting hanging in the restroom of a bar in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/04/2015

Satsuki-Ohata-Fondue-slipper-xs
Fondue slippers by Satsuki Ohata seen at Salone Satellite in Milan during Salone del Mobile.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/04/2015

Dahomey-royal-simbols-on-wall-blanket-xs
Wall carpet with royal symbols of the reign of Dahomey. On sale inside the bookshop at Mudec in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/04/2015

Estudio-Campana-hemp-and-rag-doll-carpet-xs
Hemp and rag doll carpet. Limited edition by Estudio Campana, for sale at the design store at Mudec in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/04/2015

Anatomical_model-xs
Anatomical model bought by my friend Filippo at Tiger Shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/04/2015

Mari-Ohira-ceramic-sculpture-xs
Mari Ohira sculpture seen in via Tortona in Milano during Salone del Mobile.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/04/2015

etched-engraving-1980-xs
Portion of an etched engraving by Furio Liperi dated February the 13th 1980. At my parents’ home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/04/2015

iosa-ghini-coffee-maker-original-sketch-xs
Original sketch of the T espresso maker by Tutto Espresso by Massimo Iosa Ghini. Seen at his exhibition in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/04/2015

Marcel-Wanders-egg-vase-for-Moooi-xs
Moooi Egg vase by Marcel Wanders, 1998. Bought by Lucia in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/04/2015

Mulino-Bianco-serving-dish-xs
Promotional ceramic dish manufactured by Richard Ginori for Mulino Bianco in 1987. Seen in a cafè in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/04/2015

round-carpet-souvenir-from-Venezuela-xs
Round carpet mounted on plywood. From the flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/04/2015

wooden_toy_clown-xs
Wooden toy clown from a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/04/2015

wooden-box-souvenir-from-Cuba-xs
Wooden box with hand painted lid. Souvenir from Cuba.  Seen at a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/04/2015

Gianluca-Gimini---totem-with-pineapple-xs
Stack of pieces from two of my totems and a pineapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/04/2015

Art-Deco-icense-burner-xs
Deco style incense burner from the 1920′s. Seen in a private home in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/04/2015

souvenir-from-Courmayer-xs
Stone, paper and varnish wall piece  (religious souvenir from Courmayeur). Seen in a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/04/2015

striped-glass-vase-xs
Black glass flower vase with enamel decorations. Bought in a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/04/2015

lamp-not-too-close-up-xs
White glass table lamp bought in a flea market in Ferrara in 2006. Sold in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/04/2015

hand-blown-glass-fish-xs
Hand blown glass fish. All’origine, Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


31/03/2015

Original-sketch-from-Enrico-Ruggeri-album
Original drawing of an Enrico Ruggeri album cover by Massimo Iosa Ghini. Photographed in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/03/2015

ettore-sottsass-nilo-vase
Nilo vase by Ettore Sottsass, in the studio of Massimo in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/03/2015

street-art-bologna-via-orfeo
Piece of street art seen on a wall in via Orfeo in Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/03/2015

childrens-mirror
Cildren’s mirror with rubber decoration. Seen in a flea market in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/03/2015

cigarette-holder2
Plastic cigarette holder with mechanism. Seen at All’Origine in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/03/2015

alessi-euclid-thermos-michael-graves
Alessi Euclid thermos designed by Michael Graves in 1993. Bought in Bolzano in summer 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/03/2015

distilerias-campeny
Bottle of Spanish brandy from Campeny distilleries. Seen in a market in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/03/2015

plastic-toy-ox
Plastic bull toy. Seen in a flea market in Ferrara.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/03/2015

animal-totem-under-glass-bulb
Toy animals and glass bulb totem (16 cm high). Made yesterday using parts bought over time in different flea markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/03/2015

wooden-antilope-mask
Painted wooden mask with fabric and metallic insertions. Bought yesterday at a fair in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/03/2015

ugo-nespolo-wood
Ugo Nespolo acrylics on wood. From a private home in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/03/2015

murano-glass-door
Colored glass insertion from a door inside a private home in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/03/2015

lufthansa-cuttlery
Stainless steel Lufthansa cutlery. Stolen from a flight from Frankfurt to Shanghai in June 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/03/2015

brass-and-glass-wall-lamp
Brass and Murano glass wall light seen in a private home in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/03/2015

casa-azzura-ceramic-tile-art
Ceramic wall sculpture inside the train station of Imola by the guests of Casa Azzurra, a day center for the mentally challenged.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/03/2015

beggars-note
Note from a beggar riding a train I was on between Imola and Bologna.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/03/2015

Valerio_Baroncini_business_cards3
Business cards designed for Valerio Baroncini. Arrived this friday from the printing company.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/03/2015

still-life
Still life involving a small piece of synthetic rock, a photographic filter and a plastic toy cow I had in my home.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/03/2015

Simone-Luschi-wood-fabric-string-art-piece
Simone Luschi sculpture: bent plywood, fabric, strings. Traded for one of my works in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/03/2015

guggenheim-museum-1994-skgf
A wooden figurine based on Kazimir Malevich paintings. Guggenheim giftshop, 1994. Seen in the home of Dante in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/03/2015

hay-du-pasquier-pillow
Wrong for Hay pillow by Nathalie Du Pasquier, bought online some months ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/03/2015

mauro-andrea-head
Ceramic sculpture by Andrea Mauro seen at the home of my parents in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/03/2015

porcelain-figurine
Porcelain figurine at the home of my parents in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/03/15

barbie4-gif
Barbie doll being sold at a flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/03/15

iosaghini-cuttlery
Cutlery prototypes designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini. Seen in the studio of Massimo himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/03/15

damasco-ceramic-vase
Glazed ceramic vase bought in Damasco by Lucia in 2005. Seen at her parents’ home in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/03/15

lint-from-washmachine-filter
Plastic cilinder containing layers of lint collected by Lucia from the filter of our dryer.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/03/15

romanian-learning-table
Part of an illustrated panel from a Romanian school. Bought as a present in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/03/15

waving-mao-wrist-watch
My own waving Mao wrist watch, bought in a fake market in Pudong (Shanghai) in 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/03/15

ceramic-mao-statue
Mario’s ceramic Mao Tsetung statue. Seen in his home in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/03/15

anguria
Watermelon shaped sing outside a go kart track in Conselice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/02/15

brass-pheasant
Metallic reproduction of a golden pheasant from Mario’s restaurant in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/02/15

villeroy-boch-Gerard-Laplau
Villeroy Boch porcelain box with naif illustration by Gerard Laplau, seen in Faenza at the flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/02/15

miniature-frau-vanity-fair
Miniature Frau Vanity Fair armchair from the home of Dante in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/02/15

taxidermy-art-mario-pola
Taxidermized deer seen at Mario’s restaurant in Finale Emilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/02/15

Elevator-sign
Elevator sign inside the hospital of Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/02/15

copper-and-brass-tray
Small brass tray from a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/02/15

doll
Doll for sale in a flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/02/15

hour-glass
Brass hourglass seen in the home of my friend Massimo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


20/02/15

Riihimäen-Lasi-Pablo-vase-Erkkitapio- Siiroinen-1976
Pablo vase by Finnish brand Riihimäen Lasi. Designe by Erkkitapio  Siiroinen in 1976. Bought in a flea market in Ferrara in 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 


19/02/15

Piero_Fornasetti_L_Antipatico_urn_Bitossi
L’Antipatico ceramic urn by Piero Fornasetti (manufactured under licence by Bitossi). Bought years ago as a present.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18/02/15

boxed-vortice-ariante
Boxed Ariante fan, designed by Marco Zanuso for Vortice. Bought in a flea market in Imola, then sold.

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/02/15

framed-illustration-idice
Framed illustration I’ve been seeing inside the Idice flea market for months.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/02/15

old-tin-box-elephant-print
An old tin box with a colorful elephant pattern. Photographed in Idice at the flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


15/02/15

ceramic-candle-holder-with-butterflies
White ceramic candle holder with butterfly decals. Seen in my favourite flea market in Idice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14/02/15

Marcello-Jori-sculpture
Marcello Jori wall sculpture seen in bologna in the studio of another Massimo I know.

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/02/15

blue-glass-vase
Blue glass vase from the home of my friend Massimo in Castel Guelfo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/02/15

valentines-day-ornament

Handmade Valentine’s day paper ornament near a tobacconist in Castel Guelfo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/02/15

peakock-shaped-container

Small peacock-shaped jewelry box I saw in the window of a hardware store in Milan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/02/15

Tigota-shopping-bag2

A shopping bag from a chain store that sells soaps and detergents called Tigotà.

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/02/15

goose-shaped-paper-ornament

A goose shaped paper ornament seen in a shop in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


08/02/15

faenza-flea-market-glass2

A glass seen in a flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/02/15

Gianluca-Gimini-Cross-branding

Part of a personal project called “Cross Branding”. A conjoined souvenir from Berlin and the Vatican city.

 

 

 

 

 

 


06/02/15

Lladro-porcelain-figurine-Jaime-Hayon

Lladro porcelain figurine by Jaime Hayon. Seen in a shop in Tokyo in 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/02/15

minoccheri

Business card of  Mario Minoccheri, an artist that lives and works in my hometown. Found on the ground near his studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/02/15

Mr-Baby-childrens-mattress

Elanflex Mister Baby.  “Un’idea firmata che veste il letto”. Children’s mattress from the 70′s I saw in a flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


03/02/15

pregate-per-la-pace

Commemorative ceramic dish in a flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/02/15

tender-tronconi-lit

Tronconi Tender table lamp by Romolo Lanciani. Bought many years ago in a flea market in Imola.

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/02/15

Songye-wooden-mask-Congo

A Songye wooden mask allegedly from Congo which quite unexplainably was bought in Brussels as a souvenir.

 

 

 

 

 

 


31/01/15

childrens-toy-head

Unidentified children’s toy I saw today in a flea market in Faenza.

 

 

 

 

 

 


30/01/15

Ariston-chair-Augusto-Bozzi-1958-Saporiti

An Ariston chair by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti (1958). Found broken near a trash bin in Ferrara back in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 


29/01/15

 

Simone-Luschi-wooden-sculpture

Wooden sculpture by artist Simone Luschi that I traded for one of my design works.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28/01/15

Il-coccio-humidifier-Giulio-Iacchetti

Il Coccio ceramic humidifier designed by Giulio Iacchetti, photographed in my apartment

 

 

 

 

 

 


27/01/15

Pink-plastic-sheep

A pink plastic sheep I bought together with a bunch of other little plastic animals, as usual in a flea market.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/01/15

ceramic-rhino

Today’s object is a small ceramic rhino with gold decorations. I bought it at a flea market in Ferrara as a present.

 

 

 

 

 

 


25/01/15

Gianluca-Gimini-business-card-holder-paper-prototype2

A paper prototype of a business card holder I designed for a client.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24/01/15

romanian-mill_warning-sign

A very old hand-painted warning sign from a Romanian mill that I bought as a gift for a friend

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/01/15

small-brass-and-glass-totem

A small totem I made from a brass cup, a glass vase and the lid from a glass container.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22/01/15

sad-clown-umbrella-Bologna

An umbrella with a sad clown I saw in the window of a shop in Bologna

 

 

 

 

 


21/01/15

Santuario-portatile-di-Padre-Pio-(artista-sconosciuto)

Padre Pio portable Sanctuary (unknown artist). Purchased today at a flea market in Idice

 

 

 

 


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