Imagining art triumphing over consumerism
in an urban utopia. (Art project, via.
GlamourFilter: Opening Night at La Scala.
Pictures from La Scala
's opening nights, dating through the fifties and sixties. (Main story here
, slideshow here
, those links in Italian, but easy enough to figure out for non-speakers.) Pictures of Callas, Toscanini, Princess Grace, Dick and Liz, and many more, all looking impossibly fab and glamourous. (Via
the always informative and entertaining Opera Chic
won the 1st prize in the competition “Expopack” for the design of a paper lunch box for Expo Milan 2015
, which is dedicated to food and sustainability. LunchBook is a recipe book made of paper dishes showing recipes from all over the world. The user can taste the food while walking among the Expo 2015 stands. Once a dish gets dirty, he can remove it and use the following dish. (via book patrol
) [more inside]
This 18 minute short film (SLYT)
travels to all the important locations from the movie Hoosiers
. "Coach stays," and apparently everything else does too as very little has changed since they filmed the movie in 1986.
"I've hidden myself and covered myself for too long. Now I want to show myself fearlessly, even though I know my body arouses repugnance. I want to recover because I love life and the riches of the universe. I want to show young people how dangerous this illness is."
French Comedienne Isabelle Caro
, 27, an anorexic who weighs just 68 pounds, was displayed on Milan billboards (NSFW)
for fashion designer Nolita
as the city celebrated fashion week. The prevalence of eating disorders within the fashion industry
have only recently been addressed
officially, however Georgio Armani
has complained that since Caro isn't a model herself it proves "even people who take no notice of fashion get anorexic."
has an ongoing collection of high-quality full screen Quicktime VR panoramas of European cities, focusing on famous artistic and cultural landmarks (in Rome
), with interactive maps and travel information. A collaboration with national tourist offices by Swiss company Vrway Communication
, which also publishes Vrmag
, a bi-monthly review of panorama photography, and the FullscreenQTVR
directory in collaboration with the well-known panoramas.dk (previously mentioned on metafilter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
. As featured on the BBC: Hackers re-invent political protests
Links ordered by quality, roughly. Some slightly NSFW with some NSFW connections. Various links include sound.
Swedish pixeldesign guy goes on vacation to Italy and England and makes Flash animation scrapbook
more fun than most TV shows I've seen lately. via JeanSnow.net
Oriana Fallaci of Milan's "Corriere della Sera"
wants people to stop denying that European anti-Semitism doesn't exist. Will other European journalists follow suit?
A small plane has ran into a skyscraper in Milan.
CNN is reporting that a small plane has struck the 25th floor of the Pirelli building
. The skyscraper apparently houses government offices. Details are still coming in.
More than 100 dead in Milan plane crash
There's no evidence as I post this that this has anything to do with the WTC / Pentagon attacks, or the retaliatory attacks by the Allied forces...still, a Cessna that comes out of nowhere seems odd to me, fog or no fog...