23.04.09

Street art reinvents itself

A few weeks ago I was walking in Milan next to a building site. This is a detail picture of the enclosure of the site. Interesting effect, isn't it? Builders place the timber boards, people paint on them, then they are taken down and put up in the next site. Obviously the builders don't respect the composition of the image, unless they want to play jigsaws at work, so a different image comes out. Someone paints over it again, the whole thing is taken down and reassembled elsewhere in a different way and so on. (picture by me)
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22.04.09

I like building sites

I had never paid special attention to building sites until I had one in front of my house in Milan. There use to be a row of old houses on the other side of the street and one day when I was walking round the corner I heard a great roar: they were knocking them down. A few days later I was waken at 7.30 a.m. by what would be my personal alarm clock for the next two years: the hammering of pneumatic drills and loaded trucks back and forth. Needless to say that I cursed them every morning but the whole thing had a few advantages. First,... [Lire la suite]
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22.04.09

The making of Akka's logo

Hello and welcome to Akka, my new blog. I’m still working on the design so consider everything as a work in progress.My name is Laura, 28, Spanish, living in Dublin since 2006. Before I lived in Milan for three years and in Prague for a short period. I like all sorts of things related to art, craft and design. The blog will be mainly about this.Apart from the blog another idea is cooking in my mind: opening an online shop for my handmade objects. But it’s too early to talk about that. I spent a few days brainstorming about... [Lire la suite]
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