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December 19, 2007

FAB

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For my last post, I thought it would be a great idea to do something perfect for the chilly winter.
A few days ago me and Rita Botelho managed to take this image of Fabrica in ice on one of the highest spots in the Dolomites. If left undisturbed the image is likely to last for several thousand years.

Happy Travels to all and have a Great Christmas !!!

2 Blogger spots are now open at Fabrica as me and Michael both leave. Karol, our Mexican Blog Queen, continues to rule ...but i am sure she would love some company on board!

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December 18, 2007

Restaurant reviews

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Above, la pizza musicista at Da Roberto.

My restaurant reviews of Treviso, come to you today, as one of my last blog entries, and also in Simple English.

All'antico Portico

Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore 18
Price: €€€
Favorite dish: Gnocchi ripieni di radicchio
The service here is really great. Nice to sit on the terrace outside on a cool summer night. The gnocchi is fucking ridiculous. Also, try the baked pumpkin flowers as an appetizer. The inside has amazing vintage signs and things of that like. One of my favorites.

Filodrammatici
Via Filodrammatici 5
Price: €€
Only been here once so I don't really remember it, i have to say. I remember being really hungry and having a really small portion of pasta. But maybe it was normal size and i thought it was small because i was so hungry. Maybe. Small interior.

Osteria al Radicchio Rosso
Via Tolpada 25
Price: €€
Favorite dish: Spaghetti alle vongole
Went here when i first arrived with Marian, Lizy and Karol, and they made Karol wear this amazing bib with a tuxedo printed on it because she ordered spaghetti con frutta di mare. Classic. Amazing food at reasonable prices, large pasta portions. Weird lighting inside.

Pizzeria Madam
Via Risorgimento 10
Price: €
Favorite dish: Curry rice pilaf
Least favorite pizzeria i have been to. Really slow service no matter the party size. Interior is eurotrashy and the pizza ain't so great.

Pizzeria Sant'Agostino
Via Sant'Agostino 35
Price: €
Favorite dish: Penne mamma rosa
A Fabrica favorite, a great place that will host a really large crowd of us. Really fast service – the pizzas often arrive before the waitress if finished taking the order. Often gives free limoncello at the end! Nice selection of pizzas although my favorite dish is the pasta listed above.

La Colonna
Via Campana 27
Price: €€€€
Most expensive restaurant i had been to in Treviso, but the classiest (maybe even a bit too classy for my taste). When I went, they only gave the men the menus with the prices on them, and the women just had a list of dishes, supposedly so that they could feel like they could order whatever they wanted. Classic!

Pizzeria Spaghetteria La Gioconda

Viale Fra' Giocondo 35
Price: €
Simple pizzeria with a nice outdoor terrace that can accommodate quite a large group. Not much else to say.

Pizzeria All'incrocio
Piazzale Pistoia 5
Price: €
BEST pizzeria in Treviso, although akwardly located (across from Panorama nearest to Treviso). The pizza guy is from Naples, and the pizza is extra thin and crunchy and bubbly. Try the Cico pizza and be sure to order an Agliata first!

Pizzeria da Pino (fuori le mura/outside the walls)

Viale della Repubblica, 219
Price: €€
Haven't been to the one in the center, but this one is quite average. I'd put it up there with La Gioconda.

Osteria da Arman
via Manzoni 27
Price: €€€
Another one of my favorites. A classic place in town to get a quality risotto, have a leisurely drink. See and be seen here. Make a reservation for dinner.

Ristorante Sbeghen
Montello, www.sbeghen.it
Price: €€
Need a car to get to, but well worth it. In late winter, they do an amazing buffet on the weekends for 12EUR with great things like pumpkin ravioli, grilled meats and different types of salads. The farmhouse is on a nice property with peacocks, chickens, ostriches and donkeys running around.

Toni del Spin
Via Inferiore 7
Price: €€€
Most overrated restaurant i've been to in Treviso. But there is a decent artichoke soup sometimes.

Pizzeria da Roberto
Via Cadorna Luigi 16
Price: €
The biggest bang for your buck. Amazing prices for amazing quality and service. A really large menus with great pizzas, pastas and meat dishes. An ongoing list of desserts, too. Free sgroppino at the end.

Buon appetito.

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December 17, 2007

Connectionmap

Former fabricante Helder Araujo and some impressive information design skills, came out with a site called connectionmap, which, as the name says, creates connections between social sites and users.

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The topics can be books, places, feeds, friends, and their beta version is "MUSIC". To see it work, just enter a band to discover people or a last.fm user to discover bands. With this version, besides finding new artists, you can also listen to their sounds. Pretty amazing!
Try here.

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December 14, 2007

We love you, truck drivers

A national strike promoted by truck drivers has brought Italy on the edge of a crisis. Without trucks you don't carry around fuel nor any other good. Consequences? In some cities, fruit and vegetables prices rose as much as 100%. Some industries idled thousands of workers because of a lack of supplies.

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Finally, two days ago truck drivers found an agreement with the Government (they were protesting high gasoline prices, long working hours and foreign competition) and everything is now going slowly back to normality. Yet it was pretty impressive to see how fast a country can turn into an absolute chaos and how miserable we would be if we ran out of oil tomorrow.
Via Biagio Rampante

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December 12, 2007

Wieden + Kennedy

Wieden + Kennedy is seeking for people who can turn thrash into pixelated heat. Old-fashioned thinking for the modern world and vice versa. People whose migraines are made of words and pictures.

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This advertising company has offices in Portland, New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, London, Shanghai and Delhi.
Click here to apply.

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Other Names for the Devil

The International Illustrated is a magazine created by two Brazilian designers to evoke and inspire a different sense around designing and illustrating.

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Their third issue runs under the label “Other Names for the Devil”.
See some ‘diabolic’ images here.

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December 07, 2007

All music, no dogma

Greek station Galaxy 92 put together a set of print ads called "DOGMA" with help from Lowe out of Athens. According to writer Nadia Santorinaiou, the campaign, being inclusive, targets multiple music demos.

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The first poster says “Black people are the future of music.” The second: “Hard Rock is the Real Cultural revolution,” and the last one explains: “I bless America for Rock ‘n Roll.” Interesting (and brave) approach.

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December 06, 2007

Foldschool

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Foldschool is a collection of free cardboard furniture for kids, handmade by you. The downloadable patterns can be printed out with any printer. Follow the instructions and assemble a stable piece of furniture. And they appear pretty strong. Dont miss seeing the picture of a person standing on a cardboard stool!

See more here

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Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords, formerly “New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo,” is made up of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement who became the main characters of one of the best TV series ever.

The show, called as the duo, follows their trials and tribulations as they try to make a name for themselves in their adopted home of New York City, hoping for a successful music career, always following an honest, simple, innocent and very refreshing humor.
Yeah, "New Zealand...Rocks!!!"

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Choose your theory

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Northern Ireland based Northern Salmon Co. recently discovered that their entire fish stock of salmon had been wiped out by a swarm of foreign jellyfish who swam their way up all the way from the Mediterranean.

Pelagia noctiluca, who normally only stings swimmers off the coasts of France, Spain and Italy (and never killing them), floated over cages in Glenarm Bay, prompting head UK fishery officer Mark McCoughan to assume new stock wouldn't be ready until autumn 2008 when fish in nearby Red Bay were mature enough. Days after the assessment, however, the jellyfish had taken out this stock as well. The overall loss cost NSC £1 million ($2 million, €1.4 million).

So the real question is – was this a natural movement, are we overfishing, or is it proof that we are creating warmer waters?

Belfast Telegraph

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December 05, 2007

Magicomora

Sergio Mora claims to be a fried egg, but others consider him to be an onion that paints magic-cures.

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He has some magic pictures, or living symbols that change their meaning according with to the spiritual state of the person who watch them. They answer your questions, grant your wishes. It’s a magic world. It’s Magicomora.

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December 04, 2007

Techno Tuesday

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Via technotuesday.com

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December 03, 2007

Vintage Science

The old days where design was more important than production.

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Here you can find an awesome flickr set of Vintage Science Book Illustrations.
Innocent, colorful, simple and useful.

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Typographic hands

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Don't know much about this one but just check out the flickr set of abakesflickr here.

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