intOndo Magazine

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.

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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.

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).

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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.

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.

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The evolution of design for Giorgio De Ferrari

One November afternoon, under a grey sky and with a slightly pungent air that let you imagine the arrival of winter, we go to meet the architect Giorgio De Ferrari, who welcomes us in his villa of the early '900, a house with few furniture but well selected. The living room where we start to converse has two windows overlooking a garden with a majestic persimmon tree, the same represented on the ceiling decorated with the same, on the walls there are several works of modern artists, with pieces of Pistoletto, Lichtenstein, Mondino or Jones.

What does vintage really mean?

Vintage in the collective imagination is certainly in the first instance associated to fashion: second hand clothes such as those you can find at the flea markets or in well known shops specializing in the search for designer clothes from the most important fashion houses.

Scandinavian style: design and much more

When you think about the Nordics, or Scandinavian countries, you immediately feel some thrills due to the very cold temperatures and the days too short (up to polar nights) or long (midnight sun!) depending on the season. Yet the Nordic countries ...