Luigi Prina’s Flying Ships

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Blinking City is a love letter to creative people, places, and process, and they’d like everyone to meet architect Luigi Prina. As one can see from the mobile ships that dangle from his ceiling as if floating in the air, Prina makes flying boats. He started making things as a young man, winning an aircraft modelling competition and moving into his career as an architect. Then, fifty years after that first championship, he crossed paths with boat builder Eugenio Tomiolo and began to create flying boats. Prina crafts his boats from paper, balsa wood, nylon, and elastic bands. Light enough to fly and too beautiful to crash, they whirl and hang about his home, offering everyone who sees them a lift of spirits.

(via NOTCOT.org, photographs by Gianluca Giannnone)

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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