Saturday, November 26, 2011

There is no future without a past

Tonight I took some time to surf around and read lots of blogs from my reader-list, leaving comments takes a lot of time and I do try to always leave a note but sometimes I got distracted by a beautiful picture or a link you give...  So as tonight.. I saw this picture above of the workplace and a link to an interview with fashion designer Antonio Marras.

It must have been the name that caught my attention , because I recognized it as being a Sardinian name. A name I have seen hundreds of times on signs or on the walls while spending over 25 long summers at my mother in laws place where she had a house in a little village nearby the sea, that could look like this. If you read my blog for some years you may know we went there every summer and I love this beautiful Island with all its traditions, where I have so many memories.

Antonio Marras was born in Alghero and the inspiration for his eponymous label is drawn from travels, tradition, history and memories... Unlike others who work in Paris or Milan he prefers to stay on the Island and work from there. If I look at the pictures of his collections or at this videoclip  {look under ADV} I can't help to see images of Sardinian women in traditional customs, I even spent some time looking at pictures {being distracted again} and collecting some of them... I guess I got carried away a bit that ended up in this strange post.. a post that supposed to be about his workplace... There is no future without a past says Antonio in the interview ... I think he is right!
Update: When being in Milano in april 2012 I visited his atelier and shop An amazing place where I bought the book with pictures of this collection I love it so much <3 



  






18 comments:

Lau de Casalil said...

Hi Desiree how amazing... I've tiltedon this place yesterday also... I didn't know the guy... I don't know Sardegna... but I really love this studio.. have a nice & inspiring sunday!

Le Style said...

Oh,geweldig!
Die paspop met industrieel onderstel op wielen, zo mooi!!

Fijne zondag.....

Rosabears said...

Er is geen heden zonder verleden, ik kan het er alleen maar mee eens zijn. Het hoeft allemaal niet zo moeilijk te zijn.
Dikke knuffel,
Marja.

It's me said...

Zo ruige en stoer !! geweldig !!...en zo waar geen toekomst zonder verleden......liefs van mij...........♥.. ♥... ♥....

Cez said...

Looove that site!!!! great selection!!! ;)

Sandra said...

This is so wonderful. Die gevoel wat die studio het. Baie spesiaal

Creative Living + Wabi Sabi Style said...

Thanks for pointing me to this Sardenian photographer. Yes, Sardenia is a great place to visit. I spent a couple of weeks there, with some artist friends, some years ago, and people were so friendly and generous: they came to see what we were doing, when we worked outside. Offered us drinks and cookies. Thanks for bringing me back in time with your post. Love from Sweden //Lisbeth

Ruthe said...

Xo many cool pictures! Had to save a few for my inspirational wall...

Love,

Ruthe:)

Just White said...

I spent many long summers here too!! Not surprise such a talent person "was born" here with its striking mountains, the clear waters, so vast, so empty and so crowded at the same time.
Love it!

Nicole said...

Geweldige woning!
Fijne dag!
NIcole

Mirjam Decoratieve Verftechnieken said...

Prachtige foto's weer. En 't klopt; no future without a past. Hoewel ik steeds meer probeer zoveel mogelijk het NU te beleven. De tijd glipt me door de vingers af en toe...

Anonymous said...

J'adore l'univers d'Antonio Marras...
Merci de nous le faire partager et merci pour votre blog qui est une belle source d'inspiration pour moi.
Florence Bouvier (Lyon - France)

JAMIE SAYS DREAM said...

I'm glad you got distracted, because the photos of the women are sooo beautiful!

bee bon said...

So glad I found your blog.
How amazing are Antonio Marras's photographs?
bee

seventeendoors@gmail.com said...

What a beautiful post!
I want to go there now..
Have a nice week!

H A N N A S - F O R M said...

I,m in love...so beautiful..BEAUTIFUL!

From Hanna

PRINCESSGREENEYE said...

Das sind atemberaubende Bilder - so wuerde ich auch gerne wohnen !!!

matilda said...

bellissime foto
Sardegna e una favola

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