April 9, 2014

For you Leo, who loves glitz but in moderation. For you who adore animals without having one of your own. For you, who prefers sunshine but covers every window in your home that doesn’t have curtains or blinds in some metal grating. For you, who is in love with freedom, but didn’t mind that partner who committed you to the washing machine every weekend. For you Leo, who goes to Salone del Mobile exclusively to look but not buy, to drink but not to pay, to participate without having to contribute, to eat without making small talk, to have fun without laughing out loud and to sleep without resting, I thought that the object that would represent you best would be the Tweetie lamp designed by Jake Phipps for Casamania. A lamp that is not a lamp. A cage that is not a cage. Birds that do not chirp. It looks like gold but it’s not. In short, everything you’ve always wanted but never dared to ask for manifested in a single product. Once installed in the center of your beautiful 20m2 living room you’ll finally have something to stare at for longer than 10 seconds without repent. Tweetie is the tangible representation of its opposite. Cheep, cheep. (translation by Stefania Quaini / Erin Russo)

The following astrological horoscopes  were born from a verbal confrontation between a self-proclaimed architect  and an uninsured city planner and are lacking any sound foundation.The following statements are an excuse to re-imagine the way in which we experience the Salone del Mobile 2014, and the surrounding area. All islands included and Chinese calendars permitting.