There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Car

Italian media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi began his political career in 1993, as leader of the Forza Italia party, and in 1994 he became Italy’s Prime Minister. No. In actual fact, Berlusconi had already dipped his big toe in the pool of Italian politics ten years earlier, in 1983. To ensure his election in 1984, he promised that every Italian who …

The Devil's Pin Cushion

The Devil’s a sneaky bastard (though technically, he has no parents). Ever since his early days in the Garden of Eden, he’s been plotting to pervert and enslave man. His latest trick was the internet. Initially, it was intended as the digital era’s apple: a means to drown man in a world-engulfing sea of knowledge of everything and all, in …

This Is How I Roll and Fall

O dear, it’s gone all figurative! Sometimes dyslectic this happens. I try to be a good deconstructionist and capture the soul of objects in the coldest, most engineeringlike way possible by arranging the parts as close to their relatives as I can. And so I did with this roller skate from Mezo Holland. But sometimes, clinical deconstruction results in a …