MANTILITY’s Eve @Pompeii, House of Venus in the Shell // Napoli, Italy

About House of Venus in the Shell

The house was built in the 1st century BC and underwent a number of significant changes in its internal layout. Just like in the House of the Vettii, the tablinum is sacrificed for the garden with peristylium which becomes the focal point of the house around which there are various frescoed rooms, including the enormous oecus second bigger after the House of Menander.

The back wall of the peristylium is decorated with a great and spectacular fresco of Venus, which gives the house its name. On the lower part, a luxurious garden is depicted over a barrier with exotic plants and animals. The upper part of the wall is divided into three panels with different scenes: to the right, a fountain from which birds are drinking; to the left, a statue of Mars with a spear and shield on a pedestal. In the centre, two cherubs accompany Venus, protectress of Pompeii and of the erotic sphere, lying in a large shell.

The goddess, completely naked, wears only a tiara on her head and jewellery around her neck, wrists and ankles. The house belonged to a branch of the family of the Satrii, very prominent in the last few years of the city.

About MANTILITY’s Eve by Kostas Karakitsos

Holds an apple just as enormous as was her decision to violate the prohibition order being, thus, evicted from the eternal monotony of paradise in the name of a perpetual exploration of life.

So this journey is an Hymn to all women, goddesses or not.

Get your “EVE” here

Photos by SnapShot Studio Photography

MANTILITY’s “Make Some Noise” @Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About The Netherlands

Dutch design has received international acclaim, with the design company Droog Design leading the way, while Dutch architecture was made world famous by Rem Koolhaas. Thanks to Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Mondrian and Cobra, the Netherlands was traditionally known as the ‘land of the painters’. What is striking about modern fine arts, however, is the large diversity of media and styles. Many Dutch e-culture organisations are literally pushing back frontiers, among which the functionally pioneering Waag society, the activist Mediamatic and the conceptual V_2. Their tangible and immaterial heritage has many manifestations, and insight into their common cultural heritage contributes to the understanding of history as well as modern political developments.

About MANTILITY’s “Make Some Noise” by Fani Boukouvala – Skoulikidi

The scarf depicts colourful silhouettes of humans and animals, but can be also viewed from a distance as an abstract garland, mimicking traditional patterns, or fringes of a woven fabric. Firstly, a personal visual identity is created on paper, with silhouettes made of several materials (pencil, pen, watercolours, plastic paint). These are then multiplied digitally to create a new, complete composition.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together..” 

Vincent van Gogh, painter

Get your “Make Some Noise” here


Photos by SnapShot Studio Photography

MANTILITY’s The Peasant Wedding @Jardin des Plantes // Paris, France

About Jardin des Plantes

First, it is over 375 years old! The Jardin des Plantes, enriched by four centuries of scientific adventures, lies in the historic heart of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (National Museum of Natural History). Each day it hosts thousands of visitors, hundreds of researchers and students. It houses most of the Museum’s naturalist collections in its many buildings. Unique and manifold, this extraordinary place is a museum, a botanical and zoological garden, a research centre and a university all at once.

About MANTILITY’s The Peasant Wedding by Bildact

A take on The Peasant Wedding, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. A piece of Art History that seems to begin with the elaborate use of light in the extremely complex compositions of the “Golden” period of Flemish painting could end with the introduction of light as the main cause of creating kaleidoscopic hallucinatory images which are also unlimitedly compound and complex. As Robert Sobieszek writes, “Art History is over. The light writes in space. Art is a comet’s tail.”

Journey through nature, traditions & history!

Get your “The Peasant Wedding” here


90x90cm 90x90cm

Photos by SnapShot Studio Photography

MANTILITY’s Houses of Kards @National Library & Polytechnic // Athens, Greece

About National Library

The National Library of Greece (Greek: Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη) was situated near the center of city of Athens. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen, as part of his famous Trilogy of neo-classical buildings including the Academy of Athens and the original building of the Athens University. It was founded by Ioannis Kapodistrias. The Library has moved from this historic neoclassical building in downtown Athens to its new premises at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC).

About Athens Polytechnic

The National  Technical University of Athens, sometimes known as Athens Polytechnic, is among the oldest higher education institutions of Greece and the most prestigious among engineering schools. Its traditional campus, located in the center of Athens on Patision Avenue, features a suite of magnificent neo-classical buildings by architect Lysandros Kaftantzoglou (1811–1885).

About MANTILITY’s Houses of Kards by Konstantinos Fidanis

From a very young age, the house used to be quite simple to our childish eyes, it was just a square with a simple roof regardless of the house we used to live in. To be more specific, the square is the shape of logic and safety while it is the most ‘’digestible’’ shape form to the human due to the the easy and the wide variety it provides in order to configure it internally.
The sense and deprivation of the square shape is internationally common to every human being at every geographic and chronological state due to the fact that every population of the world through the centuries used square or rectangular structures without having lent architectural inspiration of other countries. We can witness the incident above just by looking at some example; the Japanese pagoda, a classic Tuscan cottage, the American modernism structures, the parliamentary Victorian residences in London, all of them have one main thing in common, a rectangular shape.

*The word cards is here spelled with a “K” instead of a “C” by the designer’s choice, as an interplay between the english and the greek word of the same meaning.

“God is in the details.” – Mies van der Rohe, architect

Get your “Houses of Kards” here

Photos by SnapShot Studio Photography