Archives for June 2011

Solo exhibition by Antonio Pio Saracino @ LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea TRIESTE

We are happy and proud to announce Antonio Pio Saracino’s solo exhibition at LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Trieste. The name of this stunning exhibition is “UNITAS MULTIPLEX – A New World”.

The opening will take place on Friday, July 1, starting from 6 p.m., in Trieste.

Our beloved Designer and Artist Antonio Pio Saracino was born in Puglia (Italy) in 1976, and is currently based in New York and Italy. He has conceived a refined exhibition for Trieste, including modular furniture, prototypes, architectural interventions, mixed media drawings and the world premiere of his latest design, the Leaf Chair, produced in Brussels.

Design is the place between humans and nature,” says Antonio Pio Saracino. Inspired by mythology and by such natural forms as plants, bones, animal horns, crystals and microscopic elements, he demonstrates a rare ability to translate exotic notions into feasible blue-prints for construction.

This solo show is an anteprima to an exhibition which will develop in Trieste as a work-in-progress throughout the summer.

For more info click here: > Antonio Pio Saracino @ LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea TRIESTE <

LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea
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Antonio Pio Saracino - Molecular  Arm Chair

Venice Biennale 2011


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Cricket Fine Art Summer Exhibition – View Trudy Montgomery’s paintings!

Trudy Montgomery - Jamboree

Trudy Montgomery - Jamboree

ASPIRATIONS is happy to announce that our friend and artist Trudy Montgomery has several paintings in this year’s summer exhibition At Cricket Fine Art Gallery in Chelsea!!
The opening will take place this evening – June 28, 2011 – don’t miss it!!!
Cricket Fine Art
2 Park Walk
Chelsea, London SW10 0AD
020 7352 568367
Opening reception: Tuesday 28th June, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs until Saturday 30th July.

Ryan Trecartin’s Any Ever at MOCA

Ryan Trecartin’s Any Ever (2009-2010) is a seven-movie epic video produced in Miami with collaborator Lizzie Fitch and other contributors ranging from friends and artists to professional child actors.
Ryan Trecartin was rewarded as “the most consequential artist to have emerged since the nineteen-eighties” by Peter Schjeldahl, (The New Yorker, June 27, 2011).
The presentation of Any Ever at MOCA was the first time that the work was shown in its entirety in Miami, the city that was not only the setting for the movies and inspiration for some of their content, but also a character within the works. For the exhibition, MOCA’s galleries transformed into spaces that are quasi-recognizable as particular public and private settings, anchored by key seating elements.

Any Ever is on view at MOCA, North Miami from June 24 through September 4, with another iteration simultaneously on view at MoMA PS1 in New York from June 19 through September 3, 2011.

The presentation of Any Ever at MOCA is organized by MOCA Associate Curator Ruba Katrib.

Porsche Service Clinic Day: what a tasty day!

During the Porsche Service Clinic Day held in Pordenone, we held an event dedicated to classic Porsche cars, we had the opportunity to organize an event between two companies to enhance the experience.

These companies excel in their respective fields of excellence- Adamas, which produces and distributes an Italian caviar and Berlucchi sparkling wine.

During this glorious day of viewing the classic and beautiful sports cars, we tasted the caviar produced by Adamas combined with an excellent Berlucchi.

Customers enjoyed the pairing, and of course all the Porsches!

We look forward to seeing you at the next tasting!

Porsche Service Clinic Day

Milano..Men’s Fashion Week – Jun 18, 2011

Dinner at Just Cavalli

What better reason to go to Milan than to see the beautiful MEN of Milan… ?  Of course, the new fashions and parties are fantastic.  My personal favorites – fashion: Prada!  And party place: Just Cavalli.   (Photo from Jan 2011 Fashion week Swarovski party)

Waiting for the next move

June 18, Quivira Winery – Our Summer Solstice Pizza Soiree advice!

Quivira WineryQuivira is a family-owned organic & Biodynamically-farmed winery specializing in Sauvingon Blanc, Zinfandel and Rhone varietals. They are committed to making the finest wines that showcase the unique terroir of this remarkable Dry Creek Valley location.

Quivira specializes in small-lot wines from varietals specifically matched to the soils, seasonal strength of sun, and coastal influenced nights that accentuate the unique characteristics that flow from the vine directly to the wine.

ASPIRATIONS is happy to announce that on this Saturday, June 18, Quivira is running “Summer Solstice Pizza Soiree”, a great tasty event!

Saturday, June 18, 12pm – 2pm “Summer Solstice Pizza Soiree”

As we move from spring to summer, Quivira is introducing our new white wines, the first to be crafted and released by their new winemaker Hugh Chappelle. To celebrate the change in season and the addition to their portfolio of refreshing Sauvignon Blancs, they’re hosting a Summer Solstice Pizza Soiree! They’ll begin by picking fresh summer produce from the estate to use for the toppings on your pizza….Quivira’s 2010 Sauvignon Blanc/Gewurztraminer will be wonderfully refreshing as you wander through the garden! Rosso Pizzeria will be there to customize and make your pizza with the toppings of your choice and will provide a fresh summer salad from the estate garden. Winemaker Hugh Chappelle will be greeting guests, talking about Quivira’s new white wines including the 2010 Viognier/Sauvignon Blanc, and will toast the Summer Solstice!

For tickets and informations: Contact Meghan Smith at 707-431-8354 x212 or or visit Quivira’s website

Vogalonga 2011 – ASPIRATIONS was there!


The Vogalonga is one of the most important event in Venice. It is not a competitive race and there are no winners. Almost all rowed or paddled boats can participate, and there’s even a separate category for kayaks.

The Vogalonga originated 36 years ago with the aim of making Venetians aware of the problem of swell created by engine-powered boats, thanks to the initiative of a group of Venetians who were lovers of rowing and of the traditions of the “Serenissima”. Since then the number of participants, especially from abroad, has continued to grow, with entries totaling up to 1500 boats.

The 2011 edition has taken place on Sunday June 12, and ASPIRATIONS’ Team has been able to watch this colorful happening from its great House terrace in Riva Schiavoni.

In the morning a large number of boats of every type and shape gathered in St. Mark’s Basin opposite the Doge’s Palace to await the start; they then set off on a roughly 30 kilometer long course that winded its way among the lagoon islands before returning to Venice along the Rio di Cannaregio to finish at the Punta della Dogana.

According to Vogalonga tradition, those who are not able to do all the 30 km, are used to organize large tables on the banks of the canals, terraces, roof terraces and wait for their friends to celebrate their transition to offering a good glass of wine.

Venice in Venice

Venice in Venice kayaks aka gondolasThis week, after the craziness of the vernissage of the Biennale, we are exploring in more depth the amazing art works of over 200 artists and individual installations. The city of Venice is a true treasure hunt of spectacular (and not so spectacular) works from all over the world. One of my favorites is “Venice in Venice”