Design Hotel in Lecco – Casa sull’albero

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.

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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.

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Summer is here: Top 10 outdoor furniture

Looks like it’s been ages since my last post, but lots of things happened in life lately and I’ve been doing few little trips that kept me very busy.

But finally summer arrived also in London, when most of the people here struggled with the warm temperature, I’ve been enjoying it so much, and wish we had a garden in our house to fill in with lovely furniture.

So here’s my little list of best garden outdoor furniture:

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  1. Skargaarden – Kryss Lounge Chair 
  2. Made.com – Edson Concrete Stool 
  3. Habitat – Tico Table
  4.  OKDesign – Point Chair
  5. Habitat – Maui Armchair 
  6. Trimm Copenhagen – Moon Pouf
  7. Röshults – Garden Easy Chair
  8. Massproductions – Tio Small Table
  9. Cane-Line – On the Move Table
  10.  Menu – WM String Armchair

 

I Hope that could be useful to any of you with a nice garden. Enjoy the Sun!

 

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

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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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10 Best Cafes/Restaurants in Milan

Next week the Milan Design Week kicks off (also called il ‘Salone del Mobile’), I’ll be spending just a couple of days there and I can’t wait for it.

Milan is showing off the best of itself during the week and all the showrooms and art galleries open their doors to design events and installations.  In this city furniture is almost as important as food, so don’t forget to treat yourself to a nice meal. Here’s my top 10 list of cafes and restaurants around the city.

1/ 10 CORSO COMO

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This cafe’ is hidden inside a traditional Mialense Courtyard, once you crossed the door from the busy/party Corso Como road you’ll find yourself transported into this amazing space: it’s a cafe, a fashion shop and also an art gallery and bookshop at the first floor. It’s definitely one of my favourite places in Milan, I have to say, I never try the food, but I had coffee and drinks few times and  I’ve never been disappointed!

Corso Como, 10
20154 Milano
www.10corsocomo.com

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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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