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November 30, 2006

Minilogue & Hitchhikers

Via Julia.

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Andrea Marzagalli

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Milan based Photographer Andrea Marzagalli does some good shots.
Very vice: www.andreamarzagalli.com

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Grisha is leaving the building

Germany is leaving. Grisha Morgenstern, pure sex from the Graphics Department has cleaned up his desk and is ready for the big wide world.

the kid
Photo by Reed Young.

What did you do before coming to Fabrica?
Clicking colors, selling used Q-tips on eBay Germany. Now I have such big international collection after leaving Fabrica to rule the world wide used Q-tips market. But the right question would be: What was Fabrica doing before I arrived?

What's the plan now?
I will try to make money and live a healthy and peaceful life. Before I turn 30, I want to have a nice house, money and time to renovate my Dad’s first car and maybe a dog! A big one with a head like a horse and paws like the hands of cute Asian school girls. Ohhh one or two nice girlfriends interested in what I am interested at.
Then, when I turn 32 I want to have a child with maybe one of those two girls. But that doesn’t mean that I want to marry her. Then with 34 or maybe 35 I want to adopt a second one! Maybe from Korea or Vietnam, don’t know yet. Lets see. So I am still available. If you are interested don’t be shy.

Your most priceless accomplishment here?
I learned that not everything what is sparkling is gold!
Living in my Grandmas flat without a grandma.
The names of Donald Duck’s nephews around the world:

German - Tick, Trick & Track
Arabic - Karkoor wa Farfoor wa Zarzoor
Canadian - Mike, Dave and Pierre
Czech - Kulík, Bubík a Dulík
Danish - Rip, Rap og Rup
Dutch - Kwik, Kwek, en Kwak
Estonian - Hups, Tups ja Lups
Finnish - Tupu, Hupu ja Lupu
French - Riri, Fifi et Loulou
Greek - Khi, Nti & Lioúi
Hungarian - Tiki, Niki és Viki
Icelandic: - Ripp, Rapp og Rupp
Indonesian - Kwak, Kwik, dan Kwek
Italian - Qui, Quo, e Qua
Japanese - Hyuui, Dyuui, Ruui.
Lithuanian - Bilis, Vilis ir Dilis
Norwegian - Ole, Dole og Doffen
Polish - Hyzio, Dyzio i Zyzio
Portuguese - Huguinho, Luizinho e Zezinho
Spanish - Hugo, Paco y Luis or Juanito, Jorgito y Jaimito
Serbian - Raja, Gaja i Vlaja
Swedish - Knatte, Fnatte och Tjatte
Russian - Billy, Villy, & Dilly

Your favorite part about living in Treviso?
The summer time wine sessions in the evening with people I like. The sun that woke me up burning my naked ass every Sunday morning between May and August.

Your least favorite part?
No H&M, too many pink trousers on boys and chicks with no natural beauty left.

Any last words for the Fabricanti?
If someone is calling you dude or dog, turn around and leave the Department as fast as you can.
I will always have a place for you; my flat is your flat.

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November 29, 2006

Karol entered the building, like a month ago

Three weeks later, Karol de Rueda, the newest member of the writing department, has given exactly what we've wanted: important answers to important questions.

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What were you doing before coming to Fabrica?

Freelancing graphic design in México and the USA. Walking around both countries, writing about the mysteries of life and closing another circle in my life.

What was your first impression when you arrived on trial in Fabrica?
Multicultural creativity everywhere, great architecture, free food, free place to stay (the trip overseas was worth it!). The only problem was with the fabricantes, they can be mean people.

What do you expect to learn from your time in Fabrica?
Beside all stereotypical answers (to learn about cultures, to make friends, speak Italian), I want to use a bike as my medium of transportation and to taste the difference between Pinot, Merlot, Chianti, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.

Anything else to say?
Check benettontalk.com, they have pretty cool stuff there...
And don’t worry trial kids, I will be nice.

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Friendship vs. Super Mario Brothers

This was brought to my attention today in Mensa. A band named Friendship put out an album in 1979 only to be totally ripped off by that guy that created the Super Mario Brothers music in 1985. Have a listen here.

Special thanks to our dearly departed David O'Reilly.

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War Related Crap

Hey, wow! Normally I hate boring war realted crap, but someone's gone done and colored these photos from World War One and they're quite lurvely.

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Useful Stuff: Logorrhea

Logorrhea


Don't you hate when you are told something very important on iChat and then you close the window and it's gone? Logorrhea (nice name uh?) helps on that situation.

It's a small utility that lets you search through all your chat history. It requires you to enable saving your chats though, which can be done on the iChat settings window.

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Logorrhea lets you browse all your old chats, either browsing by person or searching for words. It's free, and very useful; I would say a lifesaver, sometimes.

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Leaves the building: Kuschmirz, Gregor

If they leave, they leave together. This week three Fabricanti will pack their suitcases. One of them is named Gregor. He's known for sharp comments and a strong love for sharp mountains. With him leaves a piece of German quality. Viel Glück Gregor und hoffentlich bis bald.

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What did you do before Fabrica?
I did my degrees in communication-, film- and TV-design.

What's the plan now?
To take a break.

Your most priceless accomplishment?
Don't understand the question.

Your favorite part about living in Treviso?
Cadoro.

Your least favorite part?
The missing nature.

Any last words?
Thank you Luciano Benetton, thank you Laura Pollini, thank you Alfio Pozzoni, thank you Joe, thanks everybody else for tolerating and supporting me!

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November 28, 2006

Belle and Sebastian vs. Mimi' La Ragazza del Pallavolo

Belle and Sebastian totally ripped off, Mimi' La Ragazza Del Pallavolo. Both are amazing songs, one is an original. It's just like it is with Seba and that other guy.

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Von Schreber vs Seba

Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739-1810) totally ripped off Albertus Seba (1665-1736.) Both did amazing work, one was an original. It's just like it is with Yianni and that other guy.

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Coco de Mer

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Coco de Mer is an erotic emporium in the heart of London's Covent Garden. It is owned by Sam Roddick, the daughter of Anita Roddick who is of course famed for The Body Shop. The shop has been open for about 3 years and is a wonderful erotic experience well worth a visit if you are in the city. I was there after it first opened and was beginning working with them on my nipple badges.

They have since designed one of the sexiest websites i've ever seen. The design details within it are beautiful and the items for sale are an absolute luxury. But this is not a sex shop for bargin hunters, a double ended vibrator retails at £800. Yes that is eight hundred english pounds! Maybe not the cheapest of christmas stocking fillers but if you want to invest in a seriously sexy sex toy this is the only place to go. Take a peek here. Enjoy it . . . .

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Techno Tuesday

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November 27, 2006

In Almost Every Picture

I bought a very lovely book of photos from the Photographers Gallery in London. That book was composed by Erik Kessels. It is one book in a series sharing the same title, "In Almost Every Picture." Each book focuses on one particular subject. This one is of animals in the wild taken by a motion detecting camera. Here are some of those pictures.

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Fancy Pong

Moritz Waldemeyer created a fancy Corian-based table, for the combination of super Pong fun and sleek minimalistic dining.

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The savvy designer incorporated a series of "LEDs and touchpad sensors" into the otherwise plainly-styled piece of furniture in order to provide a fresh rendition of a heralded classic.

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November 24, 2006

Featuring Yianni Hill

We close the week with a sketchbook drawing. Yianni drew his buddy and flatmate Oriol. It's very naaaiiz. Have a nice weekend everybody.

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If you want to see more of Yianni's work visit his website: yiannihill.com

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Trial Tip: #7 and #8

I missed last week's so here are two. Happy trialing!

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Useful Stuff: iStumbler

Istumbler

We all know that we are not allowed to install any kind of internet service in our flats. For some of us, that is a big big inconvenient, especially for those geeks up there in Interactive Department.

As wireless networks expand, more and more families and business decide to install wireless access points. That makes us lucky, as the only way for us to have internet in our flat is "stealing" it from our neighbors... And what makes us especially lucky is the fact that most people are totally clueless about wireless security, so they just buy this "magic device" that makes internet work anywhere in the house, they plug it in, and they forget about it.

That is great for us, as it usually means password-free wireless networks ready to be joined. The problem is that the wireless range of those devices is usually quite limited, and it's hard to find out in which part of our apartment we are getting wireless signal...

iStumbler is quite helpful in those situations (for mac people). You only need to launch it, and it will start looking for wireless signals continuously. That means we can slowly walk around our apartment, trying to find a spot with wireless range, or where the signal is stronger. We can usually join a network (if it's open) as long as the signal strength is over 20. Otherwise the computer might refuse to join it.

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iStumbler also looks for Bonjour and Bluetooth devices in range, but that might not be less useful for the not-so-geeks fabricanti.

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November 23, 2006

Jin has left the building

jini in a bottle

What did you do before Fabrica?
Working through the night, sleeping during the day, eating dinner as breakfast...

What's the plan now?
Just got to Amsterdam. Going to Los Angeles for Christmas and new year. eat lots of good Korean food. Back to Amsterdam in February.

Your most priceless accomplishment from the experience here?
Learning how to bike!

Your favorite part about living in Treviso?
love the fact that it is nothing like Los Angeles, especially love the biking part. Got into too much trouble by driving back home.

Your least favorite part?
Ignorant Italians who don't get the concept of being American while looking like an Asian.

Any last words?
Fabrica is a reality show. Rest of the world is watching. "They" planned out everything, Who's gonna live with whom, who's gonna be in which department... cameras are hidden everywhere. There are some spies within Fabricanti with cameras hidden in their shirt buttons. The viewers voted me out so I'm out of the show now. But I will be watching. Good luck!

Thanks Jin, good luck to you as well. Fare well.
Visit her website and give her love: www.angdoo.net

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Featuring Yianni Hill

This is a work from the Norm workshop Yianni created together with Marian Grabmayer.

stones

The objective was to choose a three-dimensional space, remove its contents, make an inventory of the contents, order the contents and finally return the contents to the space in order.

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Where babies come from

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Once again i've Mr Purdy to thank for bringing this book to my attention. Just click here to see it and then click on each page and it will clearly show you exactly where babies come from, (just incase you didn't know).

I do actually remember the first book my mother gave to me about where babies came from. I spent hours staring at the illustration on the page where 'mummy and daddy get very close and have a special cuddle' The illustrations in this German book are wonderful and the special naked cuddle certainly does look special!

via planetdan

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Scott Heinrich has entered the building

Our newest entry. Scott Heinrich, our mate from Australia has joined the Visual Communication Department yesterday. Say hi to him when you meet at the coffee machine.

 beam me up scotty

What have you been doing before?
I finished a degree in visual communication last year, and have been working at Detour Design in Adelaide ever since. I also travelled for three months earlier this year.

What was your first impression of Fabrica?
I was overwhelmed by the kindness of the 'Fabrica family', everyone seems to be having a great time living and working together.

What do you expect to learn from your time here?
I really enjoy trying to understand how people think. Given the diversity of the group at Fabrica, I cant wait to learn from the varying thought processes that each person brings to a project.

What are you afraid of?
That I wont be home to watch my favourite football team next year! What am I going to do!? I havent missed a game for a very long time so Im not sure how Im going to cope.

What are looking the most forward to?
Boat parties! ...and pizza (of course).

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Pictaps

Now you can combine dancing and drawing and sitting in front of your computer, and the results are uber cool.
Visit the Pictaps site here.

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The music does get a bit annoying though.

via Nobu

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Convert in a Click

This is not a joke.

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"Do you need to change religion to grab the chance for a career outlook? Are you going to work abroad? Getting a new customized god is easy with Plug'n'Pray. A new spirituality and a new respectability can be yours at a mouse click."

Visit Plug and Pray here.

via Guillermo

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November 22, 2006

Featuring Yianni Hill

This image was created by Yianni Hill and Nicole Kenney for the Fab magazine (Turning Points) over a year ago.

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Funny, I just received yesterday the brand new issue of a Swiss magazine (Das Magazin), with exactly the same idea. Hmmm...

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November 21, 2006

How to make friends:

You can craftily make yourself, or others, look better by using math! So long, lonely Trevisian nights.

From the BBC: "Scientists believe they have worked out a formula to calculate how "beer goggles" affect a drinker's vision."

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An = number of units of alcohol consumed
S = smokiness of the room (graded from 0-10, where 0 clear air; 10 extremely smoky)
L = luminance of 'person of interest' (candelas per square metre; typically 1 pitch black; 150 as seen in normal room lighting)
Vo = Snellen visual acuity (6/6 normal; 6/12 just meets driving standard)
d = distance from 'person of interest' (metres; 0.5 to 3 metres)

Keep this equation with you, wallet or purse works great, so you know when to or when not to strike.
And read here for a better understanding.

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Do Not Put in Face

Oh Yay! Now you can grow your own super cool 1Up Mario Shrooms. Check it out, that's a real living mushroom that you raise yourself, and here's an actual account of someone's skepticism being shattered.

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"The packet claims that eating the 1up Mushroom will grant "immortal life beyond dreams of man." It also has the warning: Do not put in face. "

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Featuring Yianni Hill

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A short animation done for the TV panels in the Benetton shops.

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Exactitudes

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Photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek pick up people from the streets of Holland and categorise their dress codes. Like that they've been building a great collection over the last eight years. Check www.exactitudes.org.

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Techno Tuesday

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November 20, 2006

Featuring Yianni Hill

Our next featured Fabricanti is Mr Yianni Hill, born and raised, down under, in Australia. One of our most precise Graphic Designers and probably Fabrica's best football player.

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We start with an editorial image. It was created for a Japanese magazine for the Love & Peace issue.

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Live from Seoul (feat. Mr Lee)

Video from the afterparty at the opening night of the Fabrica exhibition in Seoul. Made by our Catalan blood Oriol Ferrer Mesi .

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November 18, 2006

Alphabet

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We have come to letter D.

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November 17, 2006

Reactable

The reactable, is a state-of-the-art multi-user electro-acoustic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical artefacts on the table surface and constructing different audio topologies in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.

Via Creative Juice

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Featuring Merche Blasco

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Merche's last and final piece is as well video, together with her music. It is based on a text from a popular spanish song. Click here to see the video.

“anton carabina
killed his wife
put her into a sack
and started to grind

the miller said
this is not flour
this is the wife
of anton carabina”

Thank you Merche. Have a nice weekend everybody.

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November 16, 2006

Featuring Merche Blasco

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Merche did the music (together with Paco de Lucia) for the portrait of Miren. This clip was shown in Centre Pompidou, Paris. See it here.

Concept: Miren Marañón
Director of photography: Alex Healey
Music: Burbuja and Paco de Lucia

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'Venice is Not Sinking' is out!

Hey Kids, now you can finally own your own copy of "Venice is Not Sinking" a compilation of 10 short stories and 6 short films that were written, produced, and illustrated from some of your very favourite Fabricanti and special guests.

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Published by Marsilio, in collaboration with Venice is not sinking, an association promoting cultural initiatives in Venice.

Visit the official website here, where you can download some of the stories and videos.

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November 15, 2006

Featuring Merche Blasco

Her next piece uses video and text. You have to read the text (best you print it) at the same time as you watch this video. (I know that sounds strange, but it works. Somehow.)

Continue reading "Featuring Merche Blasco"

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Waiting for Fabrica

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Tomorrow another Fabrica exhibithion will open its gates: Fabrica - I've Been Waiting For You is taking place in the Triad New Media Gallery in Seoul, Korea. The displayed work will contain interactive and relational works. Have a look at the website, especially at the lucky contributors eating Korean noodles: www.fabrica.it/waitingforyou/

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November 14, 2006

Brad Hasse has entered the building

Brad Hasse joined the video department and he has a monkey on his shoulder, just like in that song.

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What were you doing before coming to Fabrica?
Freelancing as a cameraman/editor in New York. Staring in awe at how beautiful fall is in that city. Trying (and failing) to learn Italian.

What was your first impression when you arrived on trial in Fabrica?
That the grass outside was unbelievably perfect. When I asked if I could roll around in it, I was promptly told that I'd be deported if I did so. I took a picture instead.

What do you expect from your time in Fabrica?
To "let go," work on some ideas and concepts and projects that I didn't have the time to work on (or just didn't spend the time to work on) at home. To smother the right side of my brain with lots and lots of love.

Anything else to say?
IIIIIII
IOOI
I - I
U

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Featuring Merche Blasco

This week we feature our most interdisciplinary Fabrica talent. Merche Blasco, born in Tudela, Spain. She does video, music, performances, drinking and chewing. Let's say everything. To start we show her music album, called Burbuja, wich will be out end of January.

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See a live performance from Madrid.
Listen to a preview of all the tracks.

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Techno Tuesday

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November 13, 2006

THIN

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Acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield has turned her lens to eating disorders. She has produced her first feature length documentary on the struggles of young girls suffering from the condition in America. It has won several awards and i'm sure it will continue to grab more over time. Her other photographic work of 'Girl Culture' is amazing and beautifully captures a variety of different girls lifestyles. Check out her work and also the film preview here.

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November 10, 2006

Featuring Reed Young: Finale

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This man's smile is the most infectious one I've seen. Thanks Reed. Happy weekend everyone.

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Trial Tip: #6

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We need cups not ichat

ichat is the primary means of communication amongst the Fabricante. Then comes the mailing list, the phone and then talking face to face. But guess what's way cooler than all of those - cans!

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"The Cup Communicator allows ‘live’ communication in the same way as a 2 way radio does but it is no longer a mobile device like a walkie talkie. The product would be used in the home, on your desk at the office, in schools or colleges, in villages or apartment blocks to link together social groups."

We need these.
via we make money not art

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Alphabet

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Here is fridays C. Have a nice weekend!

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Yesterday at 18:03

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Working with Grisha Morgenstern.

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November 09, 2006

Featuring Reed Young

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Iranian Underground Artists

In Iran you still can get in a lot of troubles for expressing your thoughts. The more impressive it is to find a website dedicated to Iranian artists who do exactly that. And they are good. Please visit their gallery here: www.kolahstudio.com/Underground/?cat=22

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Painting by Serhiy Kolyada.

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Newbee 4

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Oh this thursdays tip is top notch. As you know we are at Fabrica related to a certain company working almost primarly with knitwear and this country we spend our time in is known for high quality knitwear and are very proud of it, which they of course have a reason to be. Still, I think it's important for them to see that there are countries making it even better, and also I want to give them some inspiration for their future collections.
And for the people of Treviso that are bound to freezing humidity all winter, they should reconsider their posh cashmere lifestyle and see how the professionals keep warm.
All respect to Italy, but Bulgarians do it better.
Look for more inspiration here:
http://www.aristofashion.com/

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November 08, 2006

Featuring Reed Young

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the Metaphorical Fabrica Relationship

Rumor has it, there are a fair amount of relationships that start here in Fabrica. And fact has it, those relationships do not often last for long. Sooner or later socializing, sleeping, eating, and working with the one you love(d) takes its toll and those peaceful bike rides home become something quite different.

Behold, the metaphorical Fabrica relationship:


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"Irreconcilable Differences #1" by the artistic entity known as "leonardogillesfleur."

via VVORK

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black holes

A new website for Reporters Without Border against internet censorship. Please visit www.rsf.org/24h and leave your voice for the liberation of the world wide web.

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November 07, 2006

Diego will enter the building...

The long man with the long name. Spain's very best Diego Hurtado de Mendoza has arrived yesterday in Fabrica's video department. Please say hi to him.

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What were you doing before coming to Fabrica?
Yes, a lot, I barely had any spare time.

What was your first impression when you arrived on trial in Fabrica?
Yes, thank you.

What do you expect from your time in Fabrica?
Yes, yes, ha, ha, ha... of course.

Anything else to say?
Yes, yes, of course.

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Featuring Reed Young

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Mr. Young's portrait of the day.

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Techno Tuesday

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Learning to Love You More

One of my favorite web-site/art projects of all times is "Learning to Love You More," created by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher.

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From Assignment#39: Take a picture of your parents kissing. By David Harrison Levi.


Assignments are posted and the public is invited to accept and post their responses. All mediums are covered (music, illustration, design, writing, sculpture...) Some are simple. Some are complex. "Like a recipe, meditation practice, or familiar song, the prescriptive nature of these assignments is intended to guide people towards their own experience." The perfect solution to those boring Trevisian Sunday afternoons. And the perfect cure to your arts and crafts blues.

Be sure to get some done, as they're making a book from people's reports due out next Autumn.

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Gwon Osang

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Yianni showed me yesterday the work of Gwon Osang, a young artist from Seol:
www.osang.net

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November 06, 2006

Featuring Reed Young

After a couple weeks of failing to deliver, we're back and are featuring a photo a day from our favorite Minnesnowtan portrait artist - Reed Young.

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Wäääh!

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I just like them, the Grueslis made with love by swiss artist Natalia Gianinazzi.

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when your logo looks like a dink...

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It's a part of b3ta's phallic logo awards and this blog has got too much penis.

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November 03, 2006

Alphabet

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Here is the second letter of the alphabet. And it's still friday.

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Trial Tip: #5

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November 02, 2006

Some Fabrica gossip

Time for another fabloid...

I was well surprised when I entered Fabica last Saturday. The tree... it was gone. It was old, 40 years, I was told. They had to cut it and they plan to plant a new one.

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It seems to be symbolic. After a long run of rumors, it is now official. Fabrica will change. We have been told in these days that they don't want to divide the departments anymore. They want to work more project-oriented. The direction also plans to cut down the number of students to about 30, so selection will be even tougher.

However, we will see how fast and how deep these changes will be. It's hard to say if this is something good or bad. Time will tell.

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Swiss Sticks

Those, and a lot of other things, are inventet by Atelier V, located in Bern.

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Newbee 3

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This morning was not a wonderful start so sadly I did not suceed to dress as todays tip. So these drawings are to illustrate how you can make everyday life nicer just by dressing according to this. So, from now on, what I warmly recommend is to by clothes in the same colorscale and try to dress gradient. By doing this you will certainly feel more harmonious or at least make your collegues, friend and family feel more harmonious when they lay their eyes on you. Dressing gradient is also a way of expressing where your focus is that day, if your head is heavy, start with the darker colors there. If your stomach feels strange you can start from the middle and light up everything around. It's not only beautiful, it's a perfect way of communicating through clothing!

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The ever lasting pen ...

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Thanks Reed for sending me this wonderful Bic advert by TBWA Paris. Personally I think it's a genius piece of memorable advertising.

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Sentimental Journey

The kids love Michel Gondry-esque things. They also love cute Japanese girls, cute Japanese songs, one-shot short films, and brilliance. That's why the kids will love Nagi Noda's music video, "Yuki Sentimental Journey." It seems to combine all the aforementioned in some sort of wonderous sad/happy flavored potion of love. Nagi Noda's work has also been featured on UBTV. Maybe you've seen the poodle fitness video?

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