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23 giugno 2017

OKI SATO || NENDO Studio and its Ha-Ha! moments

to keep design simple, spontaneous and fun

Oki sato in his "bunker house" with the doubtfully cute Kinako [ roasted soy flour ]



Icon of the month in #transparentMOOD:

OKI SATO

NENDO Studio and its «Ha-Ha! moments»

"... lo stupore di vedere per la prima volta il Giappone, 
le piccole cose che agli altri parevano normali, me la sono portata dietro. 
Anche oggi disegno così, cercando la meraviglia in quello che gli altri ritengono ovvio." 

The Otaku [nerd] japanese / canadian designer has the power to represent reality further behind transparence. A poet of the minimalist zen approach able to create ideas through bullet points. A design which is not telling, but leaves to a free experience.

Oki Sato brings my thoughts to a next level and imagination to the infinitive point of investigation.
   
No words can express more than images.

Anyways ...while I was preparing this article I realized that I never wrote about my last Milano Design Week back in April...

I promise I will [soon enough] ! 








16 giugno 2017

#1 BESTGRAM snapMOOD EDITION :

only the best instagram galleries !

[ in boards of course ]


 The top instagram galleries ever! Follow up!


EDOARDO TRESOLDI, architect from Italy
HEIKE RITTLER, from Germany




| T R A N S P A R E N C E  |  t r a s p a r e n z a | 


noun, plural transparencies.

The quality or state of being #transparent.

Something transparent, especially a picture, design, or the like on glass or some translucent substance, made visible by light shining through from behind.

Photography >>

    the proportion of the light that is passed through the emulsion on an area of a photographic image.
    a photographic print on a clear base for viewing by transmitted light.

From the Medieval Latin word trānspārentia, dating back to 1585-95


LAST ONE : OUT  OF  TRANSPARENCE 
Impossible for me not to mention in this first #BESTgram edition

ANNA DEVIS BENET, from Spain

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11 giugno 2017

EILEEN FISHER MOOD: stay conscious, chose timeless!


Today Design Board is inspired by Eileen Fisher MOOD, a mix of natural materials, neutral colors and american design, to create a timeless and cosy interior design.

Hartmut Esslinger, founder of Frog Design, the San Francisco firm responsible for the design of the first portable Apple computer in 1984, once said 

"Just a few things become classics, what lasts are those things that 
remain relevant at a broad emotional and psychological level."




WOOD FLOOR 
CARPET
BENCH
PENDANT LIGHT
HANGING CHAIR IN RATTAN

09 giugno 2017

SEE YA! London, I am in Lisbon now!

I Love you so and I need a MOOD board to explain what you mean to me!

A presto mia adorata

Just arrived in Lisboa but still thinking about my beloved London !


A chi mi chiede 'Perchè Londra?' ecco la mia amata London,  colori e profumi inclusi.

C'è una cosa che Londra mi ha insegnato: a divertirmi, ad apprezzare di più la persona che sono, senza voler piacere a tutti. Mi ha insegnato che il segreto è nel presente, non nelle assenze.

Londra è una città nuvolosa, immensa e discreta, per conoscerla le devi dedicare del tempo, è da ascoltare in silenzio e vivere intensamente sapendo che ogni giorno potrebbe stupirti. Devi attraversarla in bicicletta da un polo all'altro, mille volte e in ogni stagione, seguendo la strada più lunga. E' bellissima anche quando piove e stupenda di notte. E' una città che non giudica, che sorride a tutti, ma solo se ti appresti a lei senza preconcetti, con mente libera si aprirà a te, è una città che arrivata ai trenta sta ancora esplorando le possibilità, Londra è come me.









The Japanese House on until June 25th

Field day || can't wait for next edition, so much fun!

Wellcome Collection

Tate Modern || Membership very recommended if you love contemporary and modern art, so many events going on!

OYBO untuned socks, italian independent brand, the way I like it!

IZIPIZI screen glasses >>> so much love <3 a="">


Sono triste, quelle persone che giudicano e accusano sempre, demonizzano a priori e insultano persone senza conoscere la loro storia mi rendono triste, molto. Mi spiego, mi riferisco al fatto della mamma che ha gettato il neonato dalla finestra, alla mia riscoperta socialità su fb, e alla mia maestra preferita delle elementari, la Maestra Emilia, persona che ho sempre ammirato dai tempi e che qualche giorno fa ha esordito su Facebook con un link e commento "Non sei degna di essere chiamata mamma. Che il rimorso ti accompagni x tutti i tuoi giorni!!!!!!!!!!!!!", io ci sono rimasta male e per la prima volta, che io mi ricordi, mi sono lasciata coinvolgere in una corrispondenza di commenti tra me,  lei e le altre commentatrici.

Ma allora, sono io un essere umano speciale o ci vuol poco a capire che una persona che arriva a compiere un gesto tale non è certamente un mostro, come tanto l'hanno definita, un errore, una vergogna ad essere denominata madre, meritevole solo di rimorso eterno?

Poi la mattina successiva, puntualissima è arrivata la spiegazione più ovvia, è una donna che sta male, una donna che attraversa delle difficoltà psicologiche e non è stata seguita, non è ascoltata, non è guardata con attenzione ne capita.  In inghilterra, per aggiungere carne al fuoco, il servizio psicologico è gratuito, considerato dalla sanità come un problema da risolvere prontamente, come qualsiasi problema fisico. È un investimento, per una società migliore, perchè se le persone stanno bene, il Paese vive meglio, ed è in grado di affrontare le difficoltà con dignità e senso di comunità. 

Mens sana in corpore sano, dicevamo noi, latini, un tempo impossibile da considerare il nostro passato, di mostri ormai.

Qualche giorno fa ero al Field Day, non abbiamo avuto paura e siamo andati, migliaia di persone al sole, circondati dalla musica, in un parco in centro città, il Victoria Park. Nel frattempo verso la fine, poco distante da dove ci trovavamo, in London Bridge, si stava scatenando un altro inferno, l'ennesimo ormai e a Torino la gente correva durante Juventus-Real Madrid, in preda al terrore, causando feriti.

Siamo vivendo un tempo difficile, complesso perchè ancora incompreso, perchè presente e ambiguo, ma non possiamo dimenticare cosa è stato il nostro passato e tutte le agonie che hanno segnato l'umanità, e che abbiamo superato. Ogni generazione ha le sue paure e le sue sfide, siamo arrivati all'oggi, stiamo vivendo il tempo in cui ci avviciniamo al momento in cui, per la prima volta nella storia dell’umanità, il numero di adulti di età pari o  superiore  a 65  anni  supererà  quello  dei  bambini  al  di  sotto  dei  5  anni.  Entro  il  2050, il  numero degli adulti in questa fascia di età supererà quello dei bambini al di sotto dei 14 anni (...). Questo è possibile grazie alle scoperte che abbiamo fatto, al lavoro condiviso, all'impegno e alla dedizione di molti nell'individuare problemi, indagarne le cause e trovarne le soluzioni, questo non sarebbe stato possibile se ognuna di queste persone avesse puntato il dito e inflitto un'accusa. 

Allora forse potremmo fare uno piccolo sforzo anche noi? Ognuno nel proprio piccolo intendo, di cercare la motivazione per aiutarci, senza bisogno di scienza e tecnologia, ma semplicemente stando uniti e credendo in un futuro migliore. Facendoci la guerra non progrediamo, inneschiamo esattamente lo stesso meccanismo di odio che ci sta causando la paura di andare ai concerti, possiamo invece creando e apprezzando il bello, tendendo la mano invece che puntando il dito.

Io adoro il design, la pittura e la fotografia, e solo immergendomi in colori e luci ho trovato una serenità che non sapevo dove fosse nascosta. Ho capito che dovevo diventare più leggera e farmi trasportare dalla brezza.

Ho meno paura.

01 giugno 2017

La rubrica a tutto colore si tinge di Trasparenze,

Transparent for June!

What transparent is?
And how can I say transparent and define it, without knowing its opposite?

This month stories will be based on this colour, materical in its unappeareance.
It can only exist thanks to wthat's behind.

June as a month of transition - in Lisbon SOON!

>>>

Trasparente è invisibile?

you can find all the pictures in my transparent PINBOARD

 >> notes from day 23rd of May  2017

Something append today, and it's one of those things rarely happening in life, certainly never before to me:
my friend prayed for me, 
with me. 

She didn't want to let me go before sharing a moment for us only. She dedicated her time to prepare the speach for me, she waited until the perfect time arrived, the quiteness needed for a moment to remember. She gave me a gift made of love, pure love, the one that is so precious you need white gloves to touch, it took my breath. 

She gifted peace to me, to my journey, to my new adventure. 

I realised how deep she has been looking inside me the whole time we spent together since we first met, she tried to understand me without that judgmental attitude that scares and hynibit the deep self, we built a relationship made of mutual honesty, and true laughs. 

(...) This morning I woke up sad, [Manchester Ariana Grande concert happened the night before] has been a very tough day, I felt the desire not to smile, to be free to be sad the whole day, as I believe happened to many of you. 
Than, in the afternoon, a tiramisu cake and a colourful card from my colleagues (at Eileen Fisher) brought the sun into my day, that sun that meanwhile started shining outside. But the day wasn't over, and you surprised me my friend, unexpectedly, before shutting the door forever, one of the thousands I've lost the keys of in my life, you broke the wall, you let me go leaving an open door.. 

London you always give me so much, and this, again, it's not a farewell.

<< while I was taking these notes on my phone, in the tube on my way back home with the cardboards boxes ready to pack, I received a call from my flatmates: someone broke into our house. 
All their laptops and cameras taken, I was running with the fear of loosing all I have, which is here, is this Mac, and well, yes, this is still here, they completely by passed my room, possibly it was too messy and they thought someone went in before or, maybe, she was praying for me, and she protected me, she gave me the peace, and that's how I feel since than.
Peaceful.

31 maggio 2017

One day I promised to my young self : We will never go abroad if we don't get to know our Country and our Continent well enough first

I want to see it all and go away #01


 A few days ago I finally had the chance to catch up again with my finnish friend Noora. We met last year during the blog tour ( did I ever show you the book about it?) and we started talking and talking.. she used to live to London a few years ago but now she's back home (several travels escluded) where she lives with her french husband.

We tried to meet in Milano during Salone del Mobile this year but, as you know already, I haven't been very healthy and we missed the chance back then. But well, lucky she had a work trip already planned and we met at with her Morocco/Canadian/Romanian friend at Temakino in Soho for a cocktail with brasilian ingredients...

I love Noora because she is genuine and full of energies and ideas, and after a few minutes and updates she also invited me to visit her during the next edition of Habitare, the Helsinki design fair from 13th to 19th of September.

Well... long story short, since than I am tring to plan the trip!

I can't wait to go back there to spend some time together in that amazing city and also, finally meet in person my pen pal Pasi maybe (can't tell the story... it's too long to explain... but well... if you ask maybe....)

Well let's go back to the topic:
Helsinki > trip 

: just to complete the pattern in case you missed it : I am about to move to Portugal : 

 flight London to Lisbon attended for day 7th of June 2017 

Why Lisbon : my brother (Umberto the Aerospace Engeneer, smart, good looking, funny, tall, etc...) lives there, #0 job waiting for me (in case you wonder)

Ambition : dedicate the next months to relax, sun tan, surfing, discovering, learning portuguese, improving this blog, collaborate and create connections, working on my portfolio.

Back to the topic again:
Helsinki > trip 

Status : so much time to plan, no commitments

Why not enjoying the journey instead of a quick flight Lisbon straight to Helsinki?

Flashback : To make my life simple (as I always try to) when I was younger and I started having no doubts about my love for travelling and meeting people and learn languages and so on...

Meanwhile, everyone around me started taking flights and go far, on holidays far away... pictures from the ocean, in beautiful bungalows on the beach in some tourist villages around the world...
Friends, friends of friends, friends of my parents friends... away and far but (from my dictatorial childhood mindset) not pure travellers, 'They lack in the cultural aspects of the journey' I said, or something like that!

And then I realised that I wanted something different for myself: I started travelling around Italy, taking train first, driving my car as soon as possible and planning roadtrips with friends, trying always to catch the opportunity to meet someone local or to visit some friends around, I started couchsurfing, without knowing there was a name and a website for it.

I decided I wanted to know my Country first, Europe second and only later let myself going out (I travelled with my family to Morocco once, but that was before) for a longer flight, to other continents, overseas... I promised myself I would have lived in a few places for a while: first experience in London, the city that makes me feel free like no one else, the following year Instanbul for a month or so with the (good) excuse of a workshop in landscape architecture (which is the exact opposite of what I do now, but teached me the importance of layout and the interaction between cultures), I lived in Spain, Alicante in Erasmus for a year (classic!party and friends), than straight to Amsterdam (internship and some english courses, plus travelling around to visit my Erasmus friends...) and now here I am, in London, after a bit longer than 2 years ready to start a new adventure, no farewell and no leaving do planned, I already know I will come back soon or later...

Ok... I lost the track... but I need to tell the whole story to make sure you can understand the matter!

we were saying...  

> Lisbon to Helsinki 
> Promise made to myself : Europe first
> break a promise made to oneself is mean
> Countries still unpinned on my map : 






Wow, I didn't realize I am still so far to accomplish the mission.. I need to plan one last long trip!

COUNTRIES VISITED TO DATE :  #20
COUNTRIES LEFT :  #18

Russia, Kazakhistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia, together with Turkey are half Europe half Asia, and I'll just leave them for now.

So, here the idea : why not taking advantage of my time off to plan a long trip around the week in Helsinki for Habitare 2017 to visit all those Countries?

Let's face it : it looks like the best idea I've ever had, and come on, I am 30, almost 31, and it's time for me to be free to put my feet on to new ground... (can't wait to decide which one will be the first! :)) )

Practicle issue : how to plan such a trip ? I am not a billionaire and I am always more than happy to crush on a couch but I am not sure I can take the risk of take all the flights now... I will be no working for the next months and I have ridiculous saving on my bank account

The easy part : via skyscanner I can find the best flight offers thanks to my potential flexibility (ping pong style) and the fact that I will travel between September and October so, after a preliminar research, it seems it could be possible to fly here and there with less than £300

The hard part : how to plan an idilliac journey one month long or so just traveling and enjoy it as much as I can not having to consider money as my limit? I know is do-able, there are so many people around the world just traveling their whole life, but I am a bit scared: is it matter of mindset, or there is some secret I am not aware of (yet)?

Request : HELP AND SUGGESTION <<< please!

Meanwhile, it's the early morning of a brand new day and all the excitment about this all, made me forget of sleeping.

Here my rough plan at stage 01 >> Check the Map
[ wedding party of Sandy and Mathi in London end of September included]



Ok, there is so much work left, can't keep my eyes open any longer... sorry, but I don't have any energies left for a checking, hope you'll understand, have a good day!

26 maggio 2017

M Y (and Leanne) B R I S T O L grams | colors and feelings

I am so excited to see this new little meetyourMOOD project taking life!
The instagram column has been in my mind for at least a year, 
but well the last 12 months have been too unpredictable to decide to start something new.

The time is now! Hope you'll enjoy!
You can find my travelgrams here 

I am so glad to start a new adventure in good company.
This is my first travel MOOD board, a collection of insta shots from my last weekend in Bristol, sunny days of May with Leanne, following the paths of Banksy.  




My life is visual, I think visually, and I can't find any better way
to tell stories and express my feelings than creating images. 

The first chapter of a story made of pictures collected while wandering about.

The following pictures tell the same story, from a different point of view. 
You can find Leanne on instagram











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