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Buona Pasqua ! Frohe Ostern ! Happy Easter !

Year after year I am never disappointed by the witty, creative, and inspiring designs of ArchDaily readers from across the globe. From over 700 submissions, here are the most egg-celent (in my opinion)!

Buona Pasqua ! Frohe Ostern ! Happy Easter !

And thank you for following me so far, after 5 years. Help me keep a good blogging … 🙂

ADES Rubén Vázquez

Ali Eslami

Archi graph

Cicero Kroeff

Igor Vukičević

Karol Kremski

Simone Vioglio

Tomoki Takei

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Buon Natale | Frohe Weihnachten | Merry Christmas

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo ! Con gli auguri più belli e originali ricevuti in questi  giorni … Arrivederci al 9 gennaio ! | Frohe Weihnachten und Gutes Neujahr ! Mit den besten und originellsten Wünschen erhalten in diesen Tagen … Auf Wiedersehen bis zum 9.Januar ! | Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! With the most beautiful and original wishes received in these days … We’ll see you on January 9th !







A presto 😉

Buona Pasqua ! Frohe Ostern ! Happy Easter !

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The Italian designer Giorgio Armani has agreed to stop using fur for all his products following years of lobbying by animal rights activists. Armani, 81, said in a statement on Tuesday that new technologies “render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals” and that the decision reflected his luxury group’s attention to “the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals” [The Guardian, March 22, 2016]

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Buon Natale | Frohe Weihnachten | Merry Christmas

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo ! Con gli auguri più belli e originali ricevuti in questi  giorni … Arrivederci all’11 gennaio ! | Frohe Weihnachten und Gutes Neujahr ! Mit den besten und originellsten Wünschen erhalten in diesen Tagen … Auf Wiedersehen bis zum 11.Januar ! | Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! With the most beautiful and original wishes received in these days … We’ll see you on January 11th !

Rigorosamente in ordine alfabetico … Happy Solstice and Best Wishes
from Biomimicry 3.8 [Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”— Rachel Carson]

Biomimicry 3.8

gli auguri di Datatellers, (data journalism agency) start-up del TIS,

Datatellersi Season Greetings di EverythingAboutWater, “India’s only knowledge and marketing solutions provider in the area of water and wastewater management”

Everything about watergli auguri della nostra Macro Design Studio (il cubetto magico con i colori del logo MDS – Lego_Logo …) e del Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (attenzione – le candidature per REGENERATION 2016 scadono il 29.01.2016!)
LEGO MDSXmas 2015gli auguri del MIP, la business school internazionale del Politecnico di Milano,

MIPe quelli di TerrapinBright green (“Joy to the squirrel!”) “which collaborates with organizations to challenge assumptions and develop solutions that lead to improved environmental and financial performance”


e per finire, due video, quello simpatico del TIS innovation park

e quello … criptico, misterioso e a tratti inquietante, in una parola “sui generis” (Felice Inverno – Merry Winter) di Centrale Fies. Sì, sarà un Natale diverso dagli altri.

A presto 😉

Gonsalves’ dreams.

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Sailing Islands © Rob Gonsalves

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Toward the Horizon © Rob Gonsalves

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Sweet City © Rob Gonsalves

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A Change of Scenery II © Rob Gonsalves

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Beyond the Reef © Rob Gonsalves

2015_10_30-10 Gonsalves“A childhood of daydreaming and drawing has evolved into a career of making paintings that are primarily a celebration of imagination. Along the way I took a detour into the world of Architecture, but after an enthusiastic response to my paintings at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 1990, I began painting full time. Huckleberry Fine Art, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area took the success of my work to a new level, and began publishing limited edition reproductions of it. Three children’s books have been created using my paintings: Imagine a Night, Imagine a Day and Imagine a Place. Master of Illusion is the name of the calendar series that contains my artwork, now in its sixth year.” – [from the Facebook page of Robert “Rob” Gonsalves]

Robert “Rob” Gonsalves (born in 1959) is a Canadian painter of magic realism (surrealism). He produces original works, limited edition prints and illustrations for his own books.
The Magic Realism of Rob Gonsalves at Saper Galleries
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Tree House in Autumn © Rob Gonsalves

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Big Air © Rob Gonsalves

Salvate il marziano Damon.

Matt, ma quanto ci costi.

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“Salvate il soldato Ryan” (Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg – 1998), budget: 70 milioni $; “Interstellar” (Christopher Nolan, 2014), 165 milioni $; “The Martian” (Ridley Scott), 109 milioni $. Per non parlare della trilogia “Bourne”, con “The Bourne Identity” (2002), 60 milioni $; “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004), 75 milioni $ e “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007), 110 milioni $. Fanno già 589 milioni di dollari spesi per recuperare Matt Damon (in realtà nella serie Bourne con scopi poco caritatevoli). Un po’ tanti, vero? Ma questi film ne hanno già incassati 2,4 miliardi $ (quattro volte tanto), stando alle cifre attuali, con il blockbuster tratto da “L’uomo di Marte” di Andy Weir di fatto appena uscito nelle sale. Insomma, pare che il “giochino” «Andiamo a riprendere Matt.» funzioni, e alla grande.

Ho visto in rapida sequenza sia “Interstellar” che “The Martian”, e ho una simpatia d’impeto per il secondo (2 ore 1/2 volate via senza accorgersene) anche se il primo ha più spessore concettuale e lascia in eredità delle riflessioni filosofiche che lo avvicinano all’inarrivabile “2001: Odissea nello Spazio” (Stanley Kubrick, 1968!). Ma per gli amanti della tecnologia, Matt Damon nella versione MacGyver dello spazio è un vero spasso. 🙂

Articoli correlati:
Perchè The Martian è diverso da Interstellar (18.06.2015, Screenweek)
Sopravvissuto – The Martian, Interstellar, Alien: La Top 5 dei film ‘spaziali’ (30.09.2015, Melty)
The Martian: Interstellar with quips (01.10.2015, The Telegraph)
What ‘The Martian’ Gets Right That ‘Interstellar’ Did Not (o1.10.2015, ET)

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The works of Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, born in 1946, has always had a passion for the animal world and the natural environment. When he was 30, he travelled to Kenya with his wife with whom he carried out a three-year study on the behaviour of a family of lions in the Massaï Mara reserve. While in Africa, he earned his living as a hot-air balloon pilot. This was when he really discovered the earth from above and the advantages of viewing what he was studying from afar to gain an overall picture of an area and its resources.

Little by little, Yann became a reporter focusing on environmental issues, and collaborating with Géo, National Geographic, Life, Paris Match, Figaro Magazine etc. In 1991, he founded the first aerial photography agency in the world.

2015_09_25-01 Yann-Arthus BertrandFor the First Rio Conference in 1992, Yann decided to prepare a big work for the year 2000 on the state of the planet: The Earth From the Air. This book encountered a great success and over 3 million copies were sold. The outdoor exhibitions have been seen so far by about 200 Million people. Yann then created the Goodplanet Foundation that aims to raise public awareness of environmental issues, implement carbon offset programmes and fight deforestation with local NGOs.

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Within the Foundation, he developed the 6 billion Others project, that has just changed names and become 7 billion Others. More than 6000 interviews were filmed in 84 countries. From a Brazilian fisherman to a Chinese shopkeeper, from a German performer to an Afghan farmer, all answered the same questions about their fears, dreams, ordeals, hopes: “What have you learned from your parents? What do you want to pass on to your children? What difficult circumstances have you been through? What does love mean to you?” Forty or so questions that help us to find out what separates and what unites us.

2015_09_25-04 Yann-Arthus BertrandIn 2006, Yann started the series Vu Du Ciel, a television documentary series of several one-and-a-half hour episodes, each dealing with a particular environmental problem. Encouraged by his television experiment, Yann Arthus-Bertrand undertook the production of a full-length feature film, HOME, that deals with the state of our planet. The film was released on 2009 on television, on the Internet, on DVD and in cinemas simultaneously worldwide, almost entirely free of charge to the public. More than 600 million people have seen it so far.

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In 2011, Yann directed two films for the United Nations : the film Forest, official film of the 2011 International Year of the Forest, and the film Desertification. For Rio + 20, Yann directed the film “Planet Ocean” with Michael Pitiot. This film aims to promote understanding of the importance of oceans in the ecosystem. In the same time, the GoodPlanet Foundation initiated a “Ocean Programme”, to raise awareness of the importance of marine ecosystems.

HOME (2009) – the movie

In 2012, Yann began filming his next feature film called “Human“. At the crossroads of “Home” and the project “7 Billion Others”, “Human” is comprised of interviews with people from all conditions in over 45 countries, and aerial images gleaned all over the world. Filming takes place in very diverse landscapes since June 2012. Particular, from January 2014, Thailand, Antarctica, Dubai, Brazil, Pakistan, Cuba or Japan. The film is now available.

In July 2013, Yann Arthus-Bertrand opened his photographic studio in Paris. This friendly place, open to all, is to allow everyone to discover his way of working, to better understand what happens behind each of his photos and meet his team.

FacebookThe work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand has shown its commitment to awaken a collective responsibility and conscience. In this awareness “campaign” the objective is to reach to the most people possible. All the films produced by HOPE are available free of charge to NGOs, nonprofits and schools in the frame work of environmental education [from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s web site].

Here is the complete series of “Human” movies. Enjoy 🙂

HUMAN (2015) – the movie