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Fornasetti, an artist who got obsessed with the face of a woman he didn’t know

It is surprising to think that Piero Fornasetti’s famous design, the face of a women, was inspired by a picture from a magasine. One would have imagined that this muse of his was a very important woman in his life, perhaps his wife or his mistress. But the story is much simpler. Fornasetti found a picture of Lina Cavalieri in a magasine and found her beautiful. So when he started working on ceramic in 1950’s he used her face in over 500 different variations.

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Let’s close this Christmas season with a contest: Paris vs. London

Today, I’ve put away (back in storage) the Christmas tree and all the Christmas decoration. So I decided to close the Christmas season properly and have a look at the pictures I took over the last two Christmases. The funny thing is that I was in Paris this year, and in London last year. So I thought I’d turn this in a little game – the London 2017 vs. Paris 2018 Christmas decoration contest.

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Ceiling lighting, memories from across Europe

From folkloric to iconic design, ceiling lighting is no longer just a functional appliance. Nowadays it is often integrated in home and commercial design as a statement piece, sometimes borderline with modern art installations.

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Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel

I was in Barcelona with my family for Easter. Of course, there are numerous architectural landmarks throughout the city, especially the Gaudi’s masterpieces. But this time I’m going to talk about a more modern one, the Torre Agbar designed by Jean Nouvel.

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Futuristic Bus Station in Slough

For work, I have to take the train from London Paddington to Maidenhead and passing through Slough train station, a building has always caught my attention. This is the ‘new’ Slough bus station created by Bblur architecture. It is part of the ‘Heart of Slough’ town centre redevelopment plan, with the aim to revamp the perception of Slough.

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