Polvere di tempo
In the heart of Trastevere, on the promenade of Via del Moro, you will see the small and well-stocked "Polvere di Tempo" showcases, the Argentine architect Adrian Rodriguez's shop, which has become a craftsman for pure passion. The lab is a fantastic world populated with meridians, hourglasses and other time gauges. Here, where everything seems to have stopped, it remains enchanted to observe objects of a reality that we know only through cinema and photography.
Here you can find glass ampoules that stand out in seconds and minutes, sifted sands with great care to slip gently; beeswax drops gently flush to escape moisture while maintaining intact balances and symmetries. There are indicators for all tastes: small hourglasses for a few minutes or immense for two hours, up to 50 minutes for psychologists. The architect manages to build exquisite craftsmanship more than a thousand pieces a year: classic and minimalist lines, in wood, iron, as well as reproductions that reflect on historical models.
To these are added the more modern and artistic design clocks. The craftsman's story is well-known in China, Japan, Russia and the United States, as television programs in those places have talked about him, who, freshly in architecture, was forced to flee from the Argentine dictatorship and found refreshment in Italy, by some family members.
Adrian welcomes us in his shop by giving us the illusion of possessing time, while admiring the thin dust that slowly comes down and we forget about a bit of daily frenzy.