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bernard tschumi

Architects do not just create buildings – they are iconographers and cultural interpreters. Architecture itself is a means of communication beyond the built form. It is the product of converging and diverging desires and architects are the interpreters of those desires. In turn, these interpretations give shape to our cities.

The architect Bernard Tschumi said that the way most of us experience architecture is through photographs in books, in other words, through our imagination of what the space would look like in real life. He then makes a comparison of the way that advertisements show you the same image over and over to create a desire for something that exists beyond the two dimensional page.”

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Avevamo già parlato della nostra passione per il Bento, consigliandovi Monbento per i vostri regali di Natale. E oggi ne riparliamo giusto in tempo per la pausa pranzo!
Parliamo quindi di cibo, illustrazione, grafica e Germania!
DAS BENTO BUCH di Cam Tu Nguyen è ancora un esperimento: parte infatti dalla sua tesi di laurea presentata alla Technischen Hochschule Georg Simon Ohm di Norimberga proprio agli inizi di quest’anno. Noi speriamo che abbia la stesso destino di Herbarium Taste di V. Raffaelli e che si trasformi presto in un libro da poter acquistare anche qui in Italia.
Il motivo è presto detto: questo libro ci piace molto.
Cam Tu Nguyen affronta il Bento partendo dalle origini e spiega in modo molto chiaro il motivo per cui il “contenuto” (cibo) e il “contenitore” (bento) sono un unico progetto, una vera e propria filosofia. La tradizionale cultura alimentare giapponese Washoku, patrimonio mondiale dell’UNESCO dal 2013, indica tra le varie regole la necessità di includere nello stesso pasto almeno 5 diversi colori, 5 diversi sapori e 5 diversi metodi di cottura. Questa modalità inclusiva, appunto, permette un corretto e completo assorbimento dei nutrienti.
Il libro è pensato come manuale di istruzioni: insegna le tecniche base per fabbricare il proprio bento, per riempire correttamente la scatola oppure per trasformare la vostra schiscetta occidentale in un portavivande giapponese.
A rendere molto speciale questo volume metodico e chiaro, le belle illustrazioni realizzate da Cam Tu Nguyen.
Una tecnica mista che ha permesso di giocare con carte, texture analogiche e digitali, passando allo scanner il riso, il formaggio e anche la salsiccia…!
Ok, basta: stasera sushi.


traduzione da http://www.designmadeingermany.de/2015/72449/

19th DECEMBER
IL SUONO DELL’ABBANDONO by Davide Guldoni
to give to: photographers and architects friends with a dark side

The first book of (we hope) a long series was presented Sunday 14th December in Reggio Emilia (Italy).

The title of the book’s title might not sound so christmassy, BUT if you look at it from another point of view you’ll find it very interesting and appealing to you and many of your friends and family. This book not only is more than a year of work, but it’s also a way to give dignity and attention to all those architectures that are considered “dead” in absence of human activities, but instead they are very much alive and have a lot to tell.

Davide Guldoni is a very talented photographer and graphic artist living in Italy and definitely kicking some asses!

To order it click here, and to like his facebook page here!

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16th DECEMBER
TAPIS INOPIA by Jean Jullien
t
o give to: obsessed graphic designers, comic writers and friends with sense of humor

Jean Jullien is a French graphic designer currently living in London.

Lili and Ralf. A lovely couple of hand woven rugs that with a small price will bring cuteness anywhere in your house.

To order them and to know more about Jullien’s work:

jeanjullien.com

lesmanufacturesdinopia.com

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7th DECEMBER
My Never Home by Labomint
To give to: hesitant and always “don’t-know” friends, architecture addicted.

“My never home” grown from the collection of designed but never realized interiors. laboMint started to collect all its forgiven design, little plans that tells about relationships and spaces in a dedicated archive and then they realized a collection of daily objects. These objects talk about 10 years of overtaken, discared and not preferred design… but with an appealing  and beautiful texture. In collaboration with Essent’ial.
From 5 euros (box) to 187 (wallpaper)
Buy HERE on laboMint store

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Christmas is coming. And we are absolutely bored to receive for the same scarf, the same gloves, the same shirt… for the 4th time.
So, with this selection MQD want to suggest to you some nice and cheap ideas to don’t waste your money in not-so-pleasant and not-so-original gifts.
Enjoy!

5th DECEMBER 
TRANSPARENT CITY by PALOMAR
To give to: globetrotters, geographers, poet and… for people that don’t have any sense-of-direction.
Transparent City is the urban geography of which you are the author, is a collection of city map booklets designed to help you create your own individual story of the cities you explore, love and live in.
price 16,90 euro (Choose your City and BUY HERE ON palomar store)

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