This is a book about little everyday pleasures. Since the ancient times people always have been on the look for ways to escape from their hectic life schedules. This project is ment to be a sensorial exploration of all those small gestures that are somehow essential parts of our routine. They might be almost insignificant actions and sensations, though they unconsciously lead us to a momentary state of pleasure.
Modern life is getting more and more to a whirlwind of pressures, to dos and deadlines. From time to time however, human beings, still far from being machines, manage to stop and enjoy themselves. From this perspective idleness stands for an “ornamental function” in the everyday where the perception of time plays a very important role.
Pleasure is explored through a book which makes the reader aware of actions or sensations that refer and activate his personal sensorial memory. Senses are brought into play by making use of transparencies, overlapping images and typographic elements. There is no particular order nor priority given since every sense is connected to each other. No explanatory texts are provided and illustrations are as essential as mysterious to meet the requirements of a very personal experience by the reader which should boost his curiosity into further investigations.
“Far Niente” offers a small break from the hustle and bustle providing a sustainable way of distract yourself and chill out. Enjoy everyday ornaments!