Category Archives: Craftsmanship

De Vecchi’s silver dreams

This is a place where it takes a day to make a jug. Here, metals get heated up with a manual torch and gauging the correct time for the exposure requires an expertise that only time can provide. Welcome in … Continue reading

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Digital Makers in Florence

Photo: Giuliano Koren I use the beautiful images by Giuliano Koren for the Edition of 9 project by Something Good (more about that below) to tell you about a promising meeting that takes place today in Florence:  ‘The craftsmen of … Continue reading

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Giulio Iacchetti: a recipe for happy design

With his «diffused factory» of  interno italiano Giulio Iacchetti proposes the relaunch of craftsmenship as new economic engine. And happiness as the final goal of design. It does not often happen: a book about economics turning into a best seller. … Continue reading

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Why some design is worth what it costs

On Sunday, Nov 4th, the new Victor Hunt DesignArt Dealer gallery opens in Antwerp. It’s the second one for the props and talents’ hunter Victor Hunt. The world is full of design galleries. Why then should we spend time talking … Continue reading

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Astrid Krogh’s tech fabrics (with a soft touch)

Danish designer Astrid Krogh has been working with light and fabrics for many years. She has made power generating curtains, wooden tapistries with interwoven fibreoptics, neon sculptures and installations. Her work, that marries technology with a soft, craftmanship-based design approach, … Continue reading

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What’s new in DYI design and self-production?

At the beginning there was Enzo Mari, with his famous Proposta per un’autoprogettazione / Proposal for self-design (1974), a book (now rare) in which the Maestro used to explain, through simple illustrations and recipes, how to remake projects that he … Continue reading

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Ideas for DYI crazy moms (and kids)

The other day a friend – a Dutch stylist whose beautiful home you will soon see on DCasa) has suggested to me a blog that is packed up with nice ideas ready to copy for interior decoration. It’s called Bloesem  and it … Continue reading

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