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.
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
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!
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!!!
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 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…
Life has been pretty hectic in the last few weeks, lots of deadlines at work, and trying to squeeze in my half-marathon training with the rest of the daily tasks it’s been pretty challenging….pffff relax that’s what I need!!!
This amazing Vincent Van Duysen Penthouse in Antwerp seems to offer the perfect place to relax and clear the mind. I wish I could spend some time there today:
I’ve always been a big fan of his architecture and style and this penthouse it’s not disappointing me: it seems to be a brilliant expression of his minimal style.