I’ve been home quite often in the last month (due to a special event I’m planning in October…). The last time that I was there, I had the opportunity to visit this amazing design Hotel: La casa sull’albero in Lecco.
The hotel is composed by two modern villas made of wood and glass designed by a local Architect: Giorgio Melesi.
With just 12 rooms and suites it looks like a private house, surrounded by a peaceful garden, and tall trees and with a breathtaking view over Lake Como.
I think it’s time for a new home tour today! A while ago my friend Massimo asked me to photograph one of his project: this stunning flat not far from Regent’s Park in North London.
The Bedroom is simple but bright and minimal. The two bedside table are Meduse from Casamania. The Black & White Photo on the wall is by James Morris, one of my favourite architectural photographer.
The little wood side chair, found by the owner at a flea market is probably my favourite piece in the all flat.
The Bright Living Room found space for the dark metal of the Standard Jean Prouvé Chairs by Vitra and the Cavalletto Table by Cassina.
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 !!
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.
Don’t you have that deep urge of decluttering things in January? I do every year, and I think this is the perfect month for it (despite the winter sales).
I have to admit that the owners of this lovely house in Toronto totally nailed it:
I have to admit I am a last minute Xmas present kind of person, running around like crazy the last days to try and find something. So I’m happy to share with you some last minute GIFT IDEAS:
So I’m happy to share with you some last minute GIFT IDEAS:
1/ GIFT FOR SISTER, MOTHER, GIRLFRIENDS:
- Marble Coasters – Oliver Bonas
- Roud Mirror- Moebe
- Personal MINI Jewels box – Nomess
- Bottle Grinder – MENU
- Hang On – Norman Copenhagen
- Räsymatto apron – Marimekko
- How to Hygge – The Secret of Nordic Living
- Sholder Canvas Tote – Stighlorgan
2/ GIFT FOR BROTHER, FATHER, BOYFRIENDS:
- Passport Case – MUJI
- Rolltop Backpack – Stighlorgan
- Wireless Headphones – Urbanears
- Tumbler Alarm Clock – Menu
- Webbing Belt – Stighlorgan
- Bike Light – Lucetta
- The Right Tool – Card
- Cognac Glasses – Normann Copenhagen
I hope you’ll find it useful! Have you got all your presents sorted already?
P.S.Most of the pieces are available with prompt delivery, but always double check on the website or try and find it in a shop.