met on 29 august

We've finally opened the magic box, we were 12 and everything worked.
It has been the best present ever. 
Thanks to:
- obviously and first of all, Dino
- my other great 10 helpers.

it would have been great meeting
Whoopi Goldberg, the woman who never gets older

i'll take care of you

met on 23rd august

Andrea, Festa di Radio Onda d'Urto, Brescia

Andrea's dad was the photographer I always used to go with my family when I was a child and lived in Verolanuova: I perfectly remember him, the shop and his fluffy dog. 
Andrea is now also a photographer and you can take a look at his work here:
I met him because he's now dating Anna.

i was in love with his chow chow Lulu

lose it

special edition: met on H O L I D A Y

Azzano Mella
Ivan and Yessen (pic stolen from their facebook, taken at Venice Biennale) came visiting me at my place, we went to Iseo Lake and I've discovered that I don't know Iseo at all!

The weather in July has been fine and when August arrived... everybody felt it! 
Above on the left is my brother, able to sunbathe only because of the fan next to him.

Manuel, official winner of the kitsch-tombola!
What's a kitsch-tombola? It's a sort of bingo, but, as a prize, we put up all those awful objects we did not want anymore. Manuel won many things: the zebra cap he's wearing, a rucksack branded Algida, a married couple made of ceramic, a terrible heart-shaped-clock and many other things.


Dino and Ste, just chilling out on the beautiful island of Favignana. 
We met Stefano just for one day, before he went back home. 
If you go to Favignana, rent a bike and enjoy the amazing coastal little roads. 

Irene, who will be my flatmate starting from next September, hosted Dino and me in Marettimo, island next to Favignana. If Favignana was beautiful, I'd say Marettimo is almost perfect. 
I spent awesome time there and I'll endlessly thank her and her fabulous parents for giving us such a great hospitality.

Roberta, Robi, Ro! (pic stolen from her facebook)
We virtually met last summer (she had to be my Couchsurfing host in Berlin), but actually met in March in Milano, because she moved there. 
While having breakfast in Favignana, Dino asked me: "Isn't she Roberta, your friend from Palermo?". Yes, she was. Fate. We casually met for breakfast in Favignana, so she offered us an accommodation  in Palermo. She's a crazy, outgoing and incredibly nice girl and her friends too. Thank you! 
In Palermo I totally fell in love with the tree in the picture above: ficus macrophylla.


Marchino, we missed you so much! He's just back from Shanghai, where he spent six months. We could hardly wait to meet him after such a long time. 
Also his parents are amazing: his cute mum, Manu, is really famous among our friends because of huge breakfasts she prepares for her guests. 

it has been great receiving
Dino gave me this wooden box as a present for my 24th birthday.
Actually, the box is the container of the present, but it has one big peculiarity:
in order to be opened, it needs 24 hands, I can't open it by myself. On the sides of the box there are some little keys/wrenches that have to be pulled at the same time to unlock the cover; the keys are in total 23 and the 24th hand has the fundamental task to open the cover.
I still don't know anything about the content, but I loved it. I love that he spent so much time to figure out this idea and the way to realize it, but I mostly love the final result and the thing that this box is so fascinating and cute that gives me patience to wait for the right night to open it.

king of the beach

met on 1st august

Martha, at my place, Azzano Mella

Last time I met Martha I was 12 years old and, after 12 years, here she is again!
Martha comes from Kyoto, but worked in Europe as a textile designer for many years. She's a friend of my aunt, who met her in London while studying there during the 90s.
She's incredibly calm, but always has a smile ready for you. 
She was really happy and fascinated by the big change happened in me and in my brother, who has become "a Hollywood star".

it would have been great meeting
Helena Rubinstein, who's story really made me dream.

splitting the atom