Last week’s annual Salone di Mobile furniture fair in Milan was overshadowed — quite literally — by Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, whose ash obscured European skies and stranded editors and designers in Italy’s most industrial city. Reports from the fair are now trickling in, and there’s a lot to parse. How to best make sense of all that design-y furniture? A Tumblr-er named Fueled by Coffee (aka Creighton Berman) has one meta idea: iPad illustrations doling out bits of pithy advice. Originally commissioned by design blog Core77, Berman has posted a few outtakes and greatest hits from his fair coverage — click through for more.
And some handy tips straight from Berman: everyone only goes to one bar in Milan, the metro stops running at 12:30 am, the hordes subsist on one panini per day plus infinite amounts of espresso and booze, and exhibitions can be found in warehouses the size of a loo.
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