Impressed : Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi

Another one I saw in Milan:
Associazione, the ceramic vases by Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi do remind me off enlarged (iron) building materials (screws, plugs, ...), strong forms with a wink to Ettore Sottsass' ceramics.
For her its experimenting with ceramics, juxtaposing volume and finishes. An very succesful experiment that speaks for itself.

Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi has a background in product design and is now a freelance consultant and creative director for a wide range of brands and magazines. Her personal work explores the relationship between the artificial and the natural, through various media, especially photography, video and ceramics. (represented by Simona Venier)
© all images Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi


Top of the Pile : Wanderlust

It's summer and I have some more time to read, these offer a good escape in anticipation of my holiday.

Openhouse (n°1): The first kickstarter project I ever funded and it felt good! The magazine is a project of our Kinfolk co-hosts in Barcelona. In Openhouse you can read about the life of creative personalities and experience their tips in different European cities.
Another Escape (volume 3): Stories of crafters, promising projects and nice photography, the perfect inspiration.
GRANTA (127): Granta is a literary magazine, each issue has a theme and is filled with short stories of young writers. The next issue (128) looks interesting as well, American Wild!


The Basket : Backpacks

I'm preparing for a holiday to Montenegro and Albania (Oh Holiday) and am looking for a companion..

in this order: visvim - topo designs - YKRA - Epperson Mountaineering - kokosina - Khoi Le - Ada Blackjack


Time off : Berlin

I took some time off and it became two months, some days of it I spent in Berlin. It was great again (or should I say supergeil)!

When in Berlin:
* have breakfast at Im nuGorky Park or Beakers. These three are very good options, but the possibilities are endless and practically every corner has a breakfast spot.
Do you read me? magazines on top!
Boros collection a contemporary art collection inside a bunker put together by Christian Boros. Book in time for a guided tour and prepare mentally with this report on Freunde von Freunden of the owners' loft.
Lavanderia Vecchia a little bit of Italy hidden in the neighborhood Neuk├Âlln
Tempelhof & Prinzessinnengarten to take a rest