The name given to the trend that sees individuals socializing less and retreating into their home more. The term was coined in the 1990s by Faith Popcorn.


verb, drew, drawn, draw·ing  /’drô/

1. to make a representation of by producing lines on a surface

2. the act of drawing, or making an image with a writing utensil

3.  to cause to move in a particular direction by or as if by a pulling force; pull; drag (often followed by along, away, in, out, or off )

4. to bring toward oneself or itself, as by inherent force or influence; attract: The concert drew a large audience

5. to sketch (someone or something) in lines or words; delineate; depict: to draw a vase with charcoal; to draw the comedy’s characters with skill

6. to compose or create (a picture) in lines

7. to exert a pulling, moving, or attracting force: A sail draws by being properly trimmed and filled with wind

8. to sketch or to trace figures; create a picture or depict by sketching

synonyms: sketch, draft, illustrate, render, pull, tug, extract


‬(plural disegni)

Noun, Italian /di’senno/

1. drawing, cartoon

2. design, pattern

synonyms: intention, plan, design


noun  \ˈglif\

1. a symbol (as a curved arrow on a road sign) that conveys information nonverbally

2. a pictograph or hieroglyph

3. a sculptured figure or relief carving

synonyms: character, icon (also ikon), sign, symbol


noun: iconography; plural noun: iconographies
  1. 1.
    the visual images and symbols used in a work of art or the study or interpretation of these.
    • the visual images, symbols, or modes of representation collectively associated with a person, cult, or movement.
      “the iconography of pop culture”
  2. 2.
    a collection of illustrations or portraits.
early 17th century (denoting a drawing or plan): from Greek eikonographia ‘sketch, description,’ from eikōn ‘likeness’ + -graphia ‘writing.’


The raku pottery technique has it’s origins in Japan. Raku potters were producing wares expressively for the Japanese tea ceremony. Raku, meaning “pleasure” or “enjoyment”, was not introduced to the western world until the first half of the 20th century.

Raku is a process of taking pots, while they are still glowing red from the kiln, and placing them immediately into containers filled with combustible materials such as sawdust, dried leaves, newspaper, etc.

A reduction or carbonization process begins once the red hot pots ignite the combustible materials. Lids are then put on the containers to create a totally smoke filled atmosphere. The result is that any unglazed areas on the pots will absorb and turn black from the smoke. During this extreme temperature change of cooling down, crazing or cracking occurs on many of the glazed areas on the pots.



Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures, that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century.[2] Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

svuota tasche

In Italian,literally means pocket emptier; to empty your pockets of coins, keys receipts etc. Svuota- means to empty ; tasche means pockets. In Italy, this refers to an object dish, bowl or container used at the entrance of the house to dump your coins and other object from your pockets

(i.e. coins,keys, smartphone, charger , receipts etc.)


verb  /twēk/

1. a fine adjustment to a mechanism or system: a few minor tweaks were required

synonyms: adjustment, modification, alteration, change



1. adjective: in ceramics, a pigment applied or painted onto pottery or porcelain before the application of glaze

2. noun: color or decoration applied to a piece before it is glazed