Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body…

Katsushika Hokusai

From the age of five, I have had a mania for sketching the forms of things. From about the age of 50, I produced a number of designs, yet of all, I drew prior to the age of 70 there is truly nothing of any great note. At the age of 73, I finally apprehended…

Old books in piazza

Every second Sunday of the month, from September to June, more than 100 exhibitors get together under the arcades of Piazza Duomo and Piazza Diaz in Milano to show and trade books. You can find ancient, rare, untraceable, curious, collectibles and second-hand books. A magnificent source of inspiration from every angle in one of the largest outdoor book event in…

The Fall

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.…

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

‘All I did was go to the library to borrow some books’. On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his…

Butterflies and Moths

I love insects in general but I have to admit that Butterflies and Moths are my favorites. That’s why I started this series based on original drawings of scientific studies of the eighteen century. I don’t think I will make all the existing butterflies in the world but for sure I will be adding some more…