[多摩大学図書館・TAMAlibrary] Ito Toyo

11 07 2010

yesterday I went to see Toyo Ito’s Tama Library, inside the Campus of Tama University in Kanagawa. even though it was saturday you could see a lot of people on campus O.o as if they had nothing better to do on a weekend than to go again to uni…

you could appreciate the absolute care with which the minutest details were treated. the concrete was smooth as silk and where it joined the glass of the arching windowpanes both were at the same level, not a millimeter off! さすがに日本だな。

also, there were some guys sleeping like babies in a special resting lounge. they were so cute, lol.

HOW TO get there:

from Shinjuku take the Keio line to Hashimoto (橋本),  it costs about 430 yen.

once there you will have to take a bus to the campus. the buses are outside on the ground floor

taking the north exit of the station. I think the one taking you to the campus leaves from quay 6.

from the bus stop to the campus entrance is just a matter of three minutes walking and most likely

other students will be getting off with you, just follow them. 以上

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[celineDESRUMAUX+yannBENEDI]

16 06 2010

I found these two videos while roaming around vimeo. they’re just a peek of the wonderful work of celine desrumaux and yann benedi. be sure to check their page for more surprise, like the oncoming series “gIant” [first ep already out!]





[@the station]

2 11 2009

for all those who (like me) tend to embarrass themselves in public by doing ridiculous things… I dedicate this strip. hope you enjoy it!





bureaucracy sucks

10 10 2009

this is a little story I sketched during the first week of classes this year. I had been back from an erasmus exchange and I had some paperwork to do. it wouldn’t have been so bad if it weren’t for the bureaucratic system and it’s lack of efficiency.





[temporaryLOVE]

6 10 2008

an interesting designers project in rome, located in hip, low-key trastevere, proposes an utopic encounter between art and fashion. working side by side with different creators of the italian panorama, [temporaryLOVE] opens a new collection every now and then. the pieces (all for sale) range between clothing and accesories, to pictures.

the small shop is exquisitely decorated, matching each exhibition – for every time they open a new collection they inaugurate with an “apperitivo”: the hidden streets gets crowded with people drinking wine and biting on sweets and chocolate. the atmosphere gets very intimate and the exhibition is always worth taking a look at. the last one was entitled [GODsaveTHEpop], featuring works by [elioVARUNA] and [DeSiDeRiO].

you can find more information on this amazing proposal in their website or their myspace.

for those visiting rome, you can easily get to [temporaryLOVE] from piazza di santa maria in trastevere. the actual address is:

via dell’arco di san calisto 9 (beside piazza san calisto).





[my furry monster dad] – a. gropius

15 04 2008

it’s been a long time since I last posted a story from a. gropius. we were working on [some of my best friends], painting it, when the computer died swallowing all our progress… that’s one of the reasons this new story is hand-painted. the plot revolves around a little girl whose father is a big, blue, furry monster. just as before, the story is meant for children and parents alike. [my furry monster dad] opens a new series of funny, endearing children stories. enjoy!!!





[mortal instruments] fanart – isabel&alec

14 04 2008

I finished isabel and alec today while working at my university’s student association. yey! only jace to go!

the kanji on isabel’s cheek means “beauty” or “beautiful”, while alec’s is “ai”, from “love”.

hope you like it!