Rodolfo

Rodolfo

Founder of Taller Tornel, artist, and creator

After a long day of work, Rodolfo welcomed me in his studio with a skull-shaped glass cup with fine tequila to zip on. This post is only a glimpse of Rodolfo's geniality, a peephole-portrait of his work and complex material exploration. He is an arts & crafts man, the funniest company, and always a source of interesting/inspiring ideas.

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Sonja & Jeff

Sonja & Jeff

Photographer, Creative Director, and Producer

&Photographer, BMX Rider

Sonja & Jeff ... two photographers, two incredibly talented and creative people. I thought: how about spicing things up little bit, and instead of me taking pictures of them and their objects, let them photograph each other. Whilst Sonja was 'directing' Jeff, I was standing in the corner, sipping my coffee and thinking: 'this is so much fun, keep going guys!' 

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Sara

Artist, Investigator, Method Maker

Walking into Sara's apartment was like entering an urban jungle; plants and more plants, surrounded by remarkable objects that she and her husband brought with them from Australia. Functioning as home as well as Sara's studio, the place is an archive that captures Sara's taste and personality. While I admired everything my eyes could have seen, Sara made us a coffee, and then walked me through her projects. 

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Ben & Ryohei

Ben & Ryohei

Last time I saw Ryohei was about a year ago at the Artsy afterwork party. I remember I was annoying and pestering him to get me one of their tote bags. Since then we hadn't had the chance to catch up. I was excited when he and Ben accepted to participate in our project. I knew there will be many -and indeed there were- many stories to be told. Their sunny apartment in Astoria is like a cabinet of curiosities; meaningful, gorgeously curated objects that they have acquired, inherited or found. While I was sniffing around, they lit Japanese incense, and served us a lavender tea with a chocolate. Could not have asked for more!!

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Jue

Playwright and technologist

The fist time I visited Jue's place was about two weeks ago, when she hosted her Dessert Dinner. This time Jue made a breakfast - eggs with kale on tortilla. She just returned from Mexico, where she spent  two weeks exploring Mexican architecture and places of natural wonders in Oaxaca, followed by a week spent camping in freezing Canada. "Kitchen is the most important place in my apartment, I spend most of my time in this area. I had moved here because of the sink. When I walked in for the first time, and saw the sink, I knew this was it."

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Stefan

Photographer, brand and marketing consultant, teepee maker, mezcal aficionado

Backpacks, cameras, travel books and climbing training board. Stefan’s place speaks of an adventure and his love for the outdoors. We tuned in Reverberation Radio, took pictures with one of Stefan’s cameras and spoke about Stefan’s family treasures that he has collected over the years. Also, his truck that got stolen about a month ago was just found, making Stefan even chattier than usually. As he would say: “YEW!”

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Luisa

Philosopher, adorable baker, promising seamstress, co-founder of El Olvidado
// By a thick wooden table at a melancholic -almost alienated, yet brand new- coffee shop, El Olvidado (The forgotten one), Luisa waited our table and joined us while telling us stories about the origin of the place and her passion for cooking. As a philosophy student, opening a coffee shop has been a brand new experience that has opened a door to a new kind of lifestyle. 

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