intOndo Magazine

Everyone wants her: who is Lina Cavalieri?

Poet Gabriele D'Annunzio dedicated her a copy of his novel "il Piacere" (the Pleasure) and described her as "a Venus on Earth". Davide Campari used her as an excuse to leave on his business trips. Gina Lollobrigida played her character in the movie "The most beautiful woman in the world", in 1955, winning the Donatello David as best actress. And when Piero Fornasetti saw her face in a late 19th century magazine, he fell in love with her enigmatic look. Since then he made screenprint of her face on every ceramic he produced.

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Compasso d'Oro: the ultimate Italian design award

Have you ever heard of ADI's Compasso d'Oro award? It is the eldest and the most authoritative world design award. In its fifty-year history this Italian prize has been awarded to about 300 projects, which are now formally part of the Italian national heritage. This award, created in 1954 on the base of Gio Ponti's idea, is like an open window on the history of Italian design. Explore it with us.

Gloria Vanderbilt: “Decorating is autobiography”.

Our home decor is the reflection of our imagination and mirrors our personal fantasy. Gloria Vanderbilt (New York 1924-2019), artist, actress and designer and descendant of one of America's richest families, was convinced of this. intOndo's philosophy fits perfectly with her vision, so we pay tribute to her with this article about how to use unique pieces of furniture to create a home that evolves with us and with our personal taste.

A short history of music on vinyl

intOndo is always enchanted by music, and most of all, we love it for its accessibility and reproducibility. Nowadays with a pair of headphones or a speaker you can connect to your mobile phone and... you have music to your ears! But it hasn't always been like this and that's why we offer you a brief history of sound reproduction.

Word to the "Light Giver"

We are pleased to share with intOndo's community what we have learnt from Adriano Caputo, an architect who defines himself as a "giver of light" rather than a lighting designer. For his profession he illuminates works of art and their historical contexts to present them to the modern public.

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Frida's Universe: the house as a personal expression

"I thought I was a surrealist too, but I never was. I've always painted my own reality, not my own dreams. Reading Frida Kahlo's diary we can come across this and many other enlightening sentences which, in addition to investigating her work as an artist, help us to understand her spirit as a wife and woman at the beginning of the last century.

Marie Kondō: contemporary queen of tidying up

The house reflects the soul of those who live in it. Whether it is messy, full of decorations, family photos, minimal or more traditional, our home is the space that identifies us more than anything else. Our living space is the guardian of our secrets, joys and sorrows, for this reason it is important to establish a good relationship with it.

The emotional value of things

What is the value of time? What is the value of memories? When you lose a train and buy another ticket, the not planned extra cost, also has within the value of our time (and our mistakes, in this case).

The lover's eye

Today we celebrate the feast of all lovers. It seems that its origins are due to the Christian martyr Valentine - sanctified in 496 AD by Pope Gelasius I - who became protector of lovers after giving money to a girl to bring it as a dowry to the family of his beloved, who otherwise would never have accepted the wedding. A great gesture of love for a matter of true love.

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Everyone to bed after Carousel!

Do you know Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, the program that raised an entire generation of Americans? If you're not familiar with the name today, you'll probably have a better idea of this cross-section of American television culture after watching the Fred Rogers film - released this fall with Tom Hanks.

Seats of Power: where you sit, matter

Today we are dealing with what is perhaps the most common object of use in every house, waiting room, meeting room, theater, restaurant, etc.. The chair, a characteristic element of our everyday life, appears to us today as an extremely popular comfort, but in history it has always had an elitist connotation.

Wabi-sabi: defects are better

The idea of the perfect is purely western: the Greeks influenced us with this idea, constantly in search of ideal beauty, between kuros and capitals. Exactly it was the Greek sculptor Polychletus of Argos (5th century BC) who, after having taken measurements of different parts of the body of a certain number of men, came to define certain measures, imposing them as ideals. Polychletus therefore sculpted a perfect but possible body, whose proportions would be supposed by nature.