INFORMATION & INSPIRATION

LIGHT: THE PRIME MOVER (PART 2)

LIGHT: THE PRIME MOVER (PART 2)

April 12, 2021 5 min read

Candles, whether votive or tapers, make an evening more romantic and ceremonial. Candles do not have to be at eye level. Votive candles look wonderful . . .
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LIGHT: THE PRIME MOVER (PART 1)

LIGHT: THE PRIME MOVER (PART 1)

March 27, 2021 7 min read

There are certain places to which I return again and again for inspiration. The Criptoporticus, the ancient underground galleries in Rome, and the Caldarium, the hot-water bath at Pompeii, are two such places.
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ILLUSION: CHALLENGING THE EXPECTED (PART 2)

ILLUSION: CHALLENGING THE EXPECTED (PART 2)

January 23, 2021 5 min read

I aim to capture visual attention by challenging the predictable in many different ways. Taking objects out of context and presenting them in unexpected surroundings can cause people to stop mentally in their tracks.
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ILLUSION: CHALLENGING THE EXPECTED  (PART 1)

ILLUSION: CHALLENGING THE EXPECTED (PART 1)

January 11, 2021 5 min read

I was a young man in Rome when I fell in love with the idea of theatrical statements. I was on my way to the to top the Capitoline Hill to view Michelangelo’s stately Piazza del Campidoglio  visitors ascend ramped stairs
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SCALE: FROM MONUMENTAL TO HUMAN

SCALE: FROM MONUMENTAL TO HUMAN

November 14, 2020 6 min read

On the same trip to Italy during which we saw the Villa Rotunda, my brother and I went to see the splendid Teatro Olympico in Vicenza, designed by Palladio.
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AXIS: CORRIDORS OF DESIRE

AXIS: CORRIDORS OF DESIRE

October 11, 2020 6 min read

I was nineteen when I first visited Villa Rotunda, one of the sixteenth-century architect Palladio's most famous houses, in the environs of Vienna.
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STYLE BY SALADINO - GUIDING PRINCIPLES (part 2)

STYLE BY SALADINO - GUIDING PRINCIPLES (part 2)

September 13, 2020 8 min read

The concept of being part of a continuum of time is important to me and a recurring theme in my work. Any fragments from the past, especially those that you can touch, connect you to the makers of those pieces, making you aware that we are threads in a great tapestry of time.
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STYLE BY SALADINO - GUIDING PRINCIPLES (part 1)

STYLE BY SALADINO - GUIDING PRINCIPLES (part 1)

June 12, 2020 4 min read

We all need space that offers comfort and security, and shelter from the cold, noise or darkness outside. But, paradoxically, we also need space that liberates us from terra firma, allowing our spirits to soar and our imaginations to take flight.
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STYLE BY SALADINO - PREFACE

STYLE BY SALADINO - PREFACE

June 12, 2020 4 min read

By presenting the keys to the door of my way of "seeing" -- the principles and guidelines that frame my design thinking -- I hope that you may be helped to develop your own powers of perception, and create an environment that will lift your spirits and nurture your soul. 
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