Last week I was in NY for a work trip and as soon as I got a few hours free on the weekend, I visited this amazing concept store in Soho.
While the entrance could be a bit intimidating (the lift from the road is a bit like: ‘Where the hell am I going?’), once you get at the 3rd floor you’re catapulted into the most beautiful light-filled open-air apartment in the heart of SoHo.
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.
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.
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:
- Skargaarden – Kryss Lounge Chair
- Made.com – Edson Concrete Stool
- Habitat – Tico Table
- OKDesign – Point Chair
- Habitat – Maui Armchair
- Trimm Copenhagen – Moon Pouf
- Röshults – Garden Easy Chair
- Massproductions – Tio Small Table
- Cane-Line – On the Move Table
- Menu – WM String Armchair
I Hope that could be useful to any of you with a nice garden. Enjoy the Sun!
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.