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Objects symbolizing memories. A part of our past that we proudly keep in our homes.

Enrico Caputo — Creative Director.
기러기 (Kiroghi)

The object I’m sharing today has a very personal meaning for me. It is a traditional wedding gift from Korea, called Kiroghi: a set of two wood-carved wild goose which were given to my wife and me at our wedding as symbol of peace and fidelity. It is infact believed that this type of ducks mate for life. The red one is the female, the male is blue.

Silvia Argenziano — Graphic Designer.
Erasers collection

Today I’m showing you a little part of my erasers collection. Since I was a child I always had a crazy passion for stationery, which then turned into a collection of the strangest rubbers I could find. Usually when I travel I always find myself looking for a local stationary store to snoop and find possible new pieces, for example I found the rubber mic two years ago in a little shop in Lisbon.

Iridiana Luppi — Copywriter.
Always-full half-glass

“They told me I had to see the glass half full or half empty. I chose to change the game.”

Kim Costantino — Designer.
Chessboard

When I was a kid my dad used to travel quite a lot, and always brought back some gifts for me and my brother. Those objects had a great charm on my imagination. They came from exotic places and held an aura of mystery. But they also represented my father’s return home and his love for us. This chessboard is from India. I remember being intrigued and enchanted by the combination of wood, marble and silk (in the inside), by the majesty of the small carved pieces, and by the complex rules of that ancient game.

Marianne Yar — Designer and Illustrator.
матрёшка (matryoshka)

One of the most influential objects that remind me of my Russian roots is the Matryoshka. Feminine, layered, happy, constructed from infinite Russian symbols, it eternally expresses memories and longing.You can find Matryoshka figures in every Russian typical house, where several sets are placed in the living room closet. Some are open until the last baby figure, and some stay closed, keeping the other dolls safe inside.
This specific Matryoshka I have got from my friend before leaving Israel to Italy. Expect the reminder of where I am from, my family and friends, she also added small notes on each of the Matryoshka dolls. I had to open it slowly, during a one year period, discovering her writings on special occasions, birthdays and in between moments. It changed the whole Matryoshka experience; besides the long gradual attention to this object, it represented the passing of time and kept her presence close to me in times when we are physically far.

Alessandro Campisi — Photo Department.
Polaroid Camera

A 1975’s Polaroid camera. But this camera means other to me, it’s not just a beautiful, vintage and anachronistic object, it’s a confirmation of my career choice. My grandfather died when I was 8. I remember him as a really curious man, a technology fan, as well as a music and art enthusiast. 18 years later, when I was graduating, this camera came out from my grandfather storage closet and no one (my father and my auntie neither) knew about its existence. I like to think this is the last gift my grandpa made me and that he is supporting me from above.

Noé Kwok — Design intern.
Ukulele

I bought the ukulele two years ago on an impulse, without knowing anything about the instrument or how to play it. I remember choosing the cheapest one I could find, expecting to get bored of it and discarding it after a while, but since that day it has become a friend and comforting companion to me. When I’m feeling sad it is the first thing I look for to comfort me. When I’m happy it is the first thing I look for to celebrate with.