Welcome Home and New Discoveries

After being on holiday for a week, I’m back in a sunny London full of energy! Sometimes a little break is what you need!!!

And what’s better than discovering that there’s a new kid in town? Yes, because ARKET just opened a shop on Regent’s Street

The Scandinavian brand from the H&M group is a ‘modern day market that offers essential products for men, women children and the home. ARKET in Swedish means ‘sheet of paper’ and it alludes to concepts like Archive, Archetypes, Market. Sustainability is also one of the main values of the company,  from the materials sources to the making process.

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Highlights from Milan Design Week 2017

Highlights from Milan Design Week 2017

This past design week in Italy it’s been sooo nice. I’ve never seen Milan that busy !!!! Since I spent just two days there I decided to concentrate on two areas: Brera (my overall favourite) and Tortona, I regret I didn’t visit the Ventura – Lambrate since I saw so many nice things on Instagram.

Anyway here’s my Top Ten:

1/ INTERNO ITALIANO 

Hidden in a little corner of Brera I discover this brand inspired by the Italian way of living and created by Giulio Iacchetti. Internoitaliano objects “enjoy a special status: they are happy objects, the fruit of a 50/50 joint effort between the designer who designed them and the craftsman who lovingly made them,” I think you can really tell by the look of them !!


2/GIOVELAB

giovelab_Ceramiche

giovelab_Ceramiche

GIOVELAB is a small but sparkling ceramic studio based in Trentino. They are inspired by simplicity and produce an unconventional table collection made of porcelain, stoneware and wood from their local land. I was absolutely in love with those little spoons and the all ceramic collections (the packaging is also very cute! Perfect for a nice present). You can order from their online shop.

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St. Patrick Day Inspiration

Finally, after five years that I’m with an Irish Boy, on Friday I’m going to Dublin to see the St. Patrick Day Parade!!! I’m super excited about it, I saw it a couple of time here in London but it just isn’t the same thing.

So here’s some great green inspiration from Irish design and traditional crafts. Get the craic started!!!

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PER/USE Accessories

Hello everyone! This weekend it really felt like Spring is finally coming here in London, and that put me on such a good mood!!  I have a very busy month ahead ( I’m off to Ireland next weekend and to Lisbon the one after) so here’s a quick post of some cool accessories that I recently discovered from the brand  PER/USE.

Per_Use_White hanger

PER/USE it’s a new Belgian manufacture that offers a mix of contemporary design furniture, lighting and accessories designed by international designers. My attention has been captured by the stylish Piano Coat Hanger  that’s completely customizable to fit your needs, with a clever’Piano Keyboard’ effect…

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The Perfect Armchair

The Perfect Armchair

Say welcome to our new Lounge Chair (I still have to give her a name)!!! If you remember my last post about the top 10 Best Lounge Chair I had a clear idea that a Mid-Century piece was the style to go for.

the perfect mid-century armchair

I had almost decided to buy the IKEA EKENÄSET Armchair, but my boyfriend made the point that if we wanted a vintage style chair we should perhaps trying and look in a Vintage shop for an actual vintage one (good point, well made….). That’s where our research started: we visited few vintage flea market (there are lots here in London) and some antique shops, but we couldn’t find what we wanted (or it was out of budget). Continue reading “The Perfect Armchair”