“…as soon as you buy IKEA, you start working for IKEA…” that’s what a friend of mine complained about the swedish furniture retailer. I’ve worked hard for IKEA in these years, customizing the basic items to fit my personal needs. Here’s a gallery of examples (beware, name of items may vary from country to country).
VINK, from CD holder to dish drainer.
Two BILLY modules, piled one above the other.
FAKTUM front panels fit on a BILLY 60cm structure.
FAKTUM modular kitchen integrated in a handcrafted frame.
Bookshelf combines PETER stands with handcrafted shelves.
RADIUM rail spotlight system deconstructed.
Spotlight prop screwed to a clip.
VINK is supposed to hold CDs, but by coupling two of them you will get a dish drainer (works also with circular dishes, design Enrica Vatteroni).
BILLY is a very cheap shelf system. Modules come in two heights, 202 and 106cm. I piled them up to maximize wall coverage.
BILLY comes in two different shelf spans, 80 and 60cm. First bends under book load, second has no front panels. I accomodated FAKTUM front panels on a BILLY 60cm structure.
FAKTUM modular kitchen system is here integrated in a handcrafted frame.
Bookshelf combines PETER stands with handcrafted shelves. I had to shorten the legs of LIDEN tv carrier to fit a larger screen.
RADIUM rail spotlight system was deconstructed to fit on the bathroom mirror.
Spotlight prop was screwed to a clip gripped on the mirror.
If Leonardo Da Vinci were to be alive in our days, he would have painted his masterpiece pixelating it. Ok, you lose all the details, but squeezing your eyes you will still be able to see Mona Pixa’s Smile (first image).
I managed to index the color palette, allowing diffusion so to match original colors. The result is a new pattern that adds to the original checkers (second image). You can download a hi-res version, to be printed at the original size of the painting (GIF, 1.8MB). As you can see in this enlargement of the smile (third image) details are back! By the way, I’m not the first to discretize Mona Lisa.
antispam@digitalkOmiX.com (This is my personal antispam contribution.)
Durante il Crack!, festival di fumetto indipendente tenutosi al Forte Prenestino per la prima volta nel 2005, ho avuto l’opportunità di parlare davanti ad un piccolo pubblico. Visto il tema dell’evento, mi ero preparato un discorso sulla guerra, ma il dibattito ha virato in un’altra direzione, ed in questa animazione ci sono le parole che ho tenuto per me (in inglese).
During the CRACK! comics convention, celebrated in Rome, June 2005, I had the chance to speak in front of a small audience. According to the main theme of the event, I had prepared a speech on WAR, but debate took a different direction, so here are the words I held for myself:
Clicca qui per vedere / Click to watch (flash animation, 990KB).
Few remarks on past, present and future, +3 good links. Drawings by Anna Guerra.
<<click to watch (flash animation, 352KB).
GROWABRAIN is a wonderful weblog, full of interesting topics remarkably linked. You must pay a visit.
LE DERNIER CRI translates “The Latest Fashion”, but also “The Last Gasp”. It’s a collective artwork that has independently produced hundreds of picture books in the last ten years.
RADIOACTIVE CAT – Home of the drunken scientist (improve taste of cheap vodka through Brita water filter).
Allies or enemies? Objects observe and judge us. Original pic by S. Catasta from the Brain Research Campaign.
<<click to watch (flash animation, 73KB)
Trailer for a Flash animation serie scheduled for december 2013. BIO-MECHANICAL-INFANTRY, new weapons, new soldiers, new rules.
<<click to watch (flash animation, 105KB).
There is a lot of talk about mass destruction agents, but what it takes to produce them? In this section I will show you a laboratory suitable for this purpose, affordable for any organized structure and easy to disguise. Unit can be moved by truck, it only needs water and power supply (380-220V) to operate. Complete facility budgets around 100.000$. Don’t have to be Saddam to own one!
Unit lenghts about 12 meters
Mantainance door. Visible are water and power inlets
Air treatment units. A very conventional equipment
Drainage. Treatment is recommended before sewage
Lab is equipped with a ventilated fume hood and a surgery table
Sink and autoclaved bypass
In this video I’ll try to explain my repulsion towards Apple Computers. Have a wireful day!
<<click to download (Real Media, 1656K).
Scanned images from the past millennium.Featuring the Mutant-Machines-Monsters (1991),Wrench Precision Toolbodies (1992) and Engines (1993) calendars. Special thanx to Miki B who holds the original drawings and helped me in some coloring.
Wrench Precision Toolbodies (1992).