Vanitography

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Pimm’s Good: Monday Night Jazz in Trastevere

Monday night is always funny. It’s the night you’d - theoretically - never dream of doing anything. Either because you’re still tired from the weekend or already tired from your first day at work. And yet, practically, you often find yourself missing the fun of a Saturday night and wishing you had somewhere to go. Thanks to Pimm’s Good, a bar in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere, I may have my new “appuntamento fisso”.

Open all day, and serving everything from coffee and chocolate cake to curry and quiche, Pimm’s Good comes alive on a Monday night with live music starting from about 9pm, and going on past midnight. Last Monday was 1920’s jazz night, and last night we skipped a couple of decades into the 1940s with Red Pellini and Andrea Pagani playing, respectively, the saxophone and the piano. Towards the end of the night a gentleman joined them and did a beautiful rendition of “Georgia on My Mind”. The atmosphere was just great - it’s such a rare pleasure to experience live music in a bar in Rome like this. Next Monday we were promised Calypso music, so I plan to be there for sure.

Another very good reason to come here: the cocktails. Alejandro, the barman, mixes perfect drinks (which are about as rare to find in Rome as the aforementioned live music) and his Manhattan was the best I ever had.

Pimm’s Good
Via di Santa Dorotea, 8 
00153 Roma, Italy
06 97277979

Circolo degli Artisti Concert: 2CELLOS

On Saturday, March 9th 2013 Rome’s Circolo degli Artisti hosted the young Coatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser - better known as 2CELLOS. The concert was simply amazing! The duo performed the song for which they are, perhaps, most famous - Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” as well as other terrific tracks like “With or Without You”, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Highway to Hell”. The crowd was going crazy and 2CELLOS were just mind-blowing, both as musicians and entertainers.  

Circolo degli Artisti
Via Casilina Vecchia, 42
00182 Rome, Italy 

Phone:+39 06 7030 5684

Vernissage: Stefano De Luigi at ILEX Exhibition Space in Rome

ILEX Exhibition Space in Rome’s historic Trastevere presents the exhibition titled I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity by three-time World Press Photo winner and celebrated photographer Stefano De Luigi. No stranger to the Eternal City, where he was raised, De Luigi has worked for international publications like Vogue, The New Yorker and Le Monde Magazine and is currently represented by VII Photo Agency.

His most famous projects include Pornoland and Blanco that deal, respectively, with sexuality and the lives of the visually challenged. A self-proclaimed explorer of human representation Stefano de Luigi has shot expensively in this world’s fashion capitals, including Milan and Paris. But unlike most glamour photographs De Luigi’s works are raw, vintage and intimate, allowing the viewer a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Italian and French designers, models and femme fatales. Sometimes humorous, other times intense and borderline disquieting, his work is a refreshing glance at a superficial world that through his lens appears devoid of artifice.

There is an opportunity to meet the artist in person on February 22, 2013 at the ILEX Exhibition Space at 19.00. 

I thought this was just so beautiful and wanted to share….!
That’s not Photoshop. The Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create a small, perfect white cloud in the middle of a room. It requires meticulous planning: the temperature, humidity and lighting all have to be just so. Once everything is ready, Smilde summons the cloud out of the air using a fog machine. It lasts only moments, but the effect is dramatic and strangely moving. It evokes both the surrealism of Magritte and the classical beauty of the old masters while reminding us of the ephemerality of art and nature.
http://techland.time.com/2012/11/01/best-inventions-of-the-year-2012/slide/

I thought this was just so beautiful and wanted to share….!

That’s not Photoshop. The Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create a small, perfect white cloud in the middle of a room. It requires meticulous planning: the temperature, humidity and lighting all have to be just so. Once everything is ready, Smilde summons the cloud out of the air using a fog machine. It lasts only moments, but the effect is dramatic and strangely moving. It evokes both the surrealism of Magritte and the classical beauty of the old masters while reminding us of the ephemerality of art and nature.

http://techland.time.com/2012/11/01/best-inventions-of-the-year-2012/slide/