The Art Of Shade

The M.A.C.-Musica Arte Spettacolo in Milano is now featuring The Art Of Shade, a show of LA Graffiti, shot by the photographer Andrea “Jako Vonjako” Giacomini, complemented each by the addition of Saturnino Celani’s shades. (testo italiano qui)

Andrea Jako Giacomini, “The Art of Shades”

Saturnino is a musician. He plays bass in the group of Italian rock legend Lorenzo Cherubini (aka “Jovanotti”). He is also a designer of eyewear in the enterprise co-founded with Claudio Terruzzi.    Continue reading

The Winter of our Discontent

«When a condition or a problem becomes too great, humans have the protection of not thinking about it. But it goes inward and minces up with a lot of other things already there and what comes out is discontent and uneasiness, guilt and a compulsion to get something–anything–before it is all gone.»

― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

John Steinbeck, “The Winter of Our Discontent” Nikon D810, 24 mm (24 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/80″ ƒ/8 ISO 640

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Badrutt’s Palace Cocktail Reception

The Swiss have a gift for amusing themselves while pleasing their guests.  In conjunction with the Snow Polo World Cup, which takes place annually in St. Moritz, Cristina and I were graciously invited to the Badrutt’s Palace Cocktail Reception.

General Elchin Guliyev leading the dance at the Badrutt’s Palace cocktail reception.

Here tout le monde gathered to seep Perrier-Jouët, tasting bocadillos while listening to the last pettegolezzi and – a very few – setting the bases for multimillion-dollar international deals. Continue reading


November 10th through 12th, 2017, “The Mall” – the new exhibition space in the Porta Nuova district – stages the first edition of GrandArt, Modern and Contemporary Art fair.

Setting-up Grand Art

Setting-up Grand Art, Modern and Contemporary Art fair

Just over the entrance of this show, one experiences the nice feeling of being surrounded by objects one can appreciate without being compelled into acrobatic mental concoctions. Alleluiah! Continue reading


From CoderDojo website: «The Foundation of CoderDojo was established in 2013 [in Ireland] by co-founder James Whelton to provide a structured entity to support the rapid expansion of a global movement.

The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so». Continue reading


Sumirago is a village 15 km from Golasecca, Rosita Missoni’s birth place. Along with her son Luca and her daughter Angela, she is the owner of the homonymous fashion house.

Ottavio’s work desk, about to be moved inside the Company Museum. Nikon D810, 78 mm (24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/100″ ƒ4 ISO 800

Well known for its colorful garments, Missoni was founded by Rosita and her husband Ottavio “Tai” Missoni (1921-2013) in Gallarate in 1953.

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Sebastião Salgado 25 years after the I Gulf War.

Sebastião Salgado does not need a presentation. In October 2017, the photographer was in Milan to promote his book and the exhibit, Kwait. A desert on fire. A couple of thousand people attended the event.

Sebastião Salgado, Kuwait. A desert on fire

Sebastião Salgado, Kuwait. A desert on fire. Fondazione Forma per la fotografia Milano

We arrived at the location in front of Forma Gallery around 9:45 AM. At that time the situation was manageable. Cristina set the tripod and I found an available chair. Continue reading