Church living space

architecture, ancient, modern

Combining old Italian church, minimalism with industrial staircase – Massimo Vitali takes us around his home.  (Massimo is an Italian photographer but has previously worked as a photo journalist and movie camera operator.)


Massimo doesn’t directly say that he gives large dinner parties, but he opens the fridge with a nonchalent “The Fridge is always full” – and this is his china cabinet.  It hardly looks like a man who dines alone (unless he’s an obssessive china collector…)Screen shot 2020-02-01 at 09.48.25Screen shot 2020-02-01 at 09.49.35Screen shot 2020-02-01 at 09.50.31Screen shot 2020-02-01 at 09.51.08

There’s something refreshing about seeing an older man puttering with comfort about a place he has made his own – yet leaving untouched the old features of its past: a Mussolini quote, graffiti by builders handwriting that a wall was built in 19th century.



Creative Takeaway

Using camera phone, take photos and video of each room in your house.

Then sit and view them, as if they were a stranger’s.  As if they were a set for a film, the main character has yet to walk in – and see what you can deduce from it.  What story will your living space say about you – your passions, recurring themes, interest in orderliness, sense of colour.

Is it possible to pick one thing which strikes a jarring note with how you want to feel and use the space?  Perhaps it can be changed.  Is it worth changing?

Published by commaandco

Poet and blogger at encouraging personal creativity and linking arts and life

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