Minimal Valentine’s Day Gifts

I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s day: if you’re single it’s just a horrible day when the all world seems to remind you about it (I’ve been there so many times), but also as a couple I don’t think you need a special day to celebrate love….

That said, a part of me still loves and hopes to receive a little gift, something minimal that maybe makes you remember a special moment you spent together.
So here’s my minimal Valentine’s day Gift List:

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My (B&W) Xmas gifts

This year I’ve been a good girl again, so Santa got me some lovely gifts. All in Black &White (of course, he knows my taste very well)…

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“Milano – Storia di una rinascita is a beautiful book with black and white photos from 1943 -1953: a reportage from the destruction caused by the II World War, to the rebirth of the City. It’s the catalog of the exhibition at Palazzo Morando (Via Sant’Andrea, 6 – 20123 Milano). Highly recommended if you’re around!!!

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The cashmere blanket is gonna be perfect for the cold winter London days, while the Menu Salt and Pepper grinder have been on my wish list for a long long time, I think they will be a nice addition to my kitchen.

black and white xmas gifts

Paris is now awaiting me for NYE and the Cereal City Guide is just the perfect gift for it.But before that, I am gonna enjoy the best present today: a day in Milan with my sister 🙂

What did Santa bring you this year?

xx

Silvy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Minute Xmas Presents

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:

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  1. Marble Coasters – Oliver Bonas
  2. Roud Mirror- Moebe
  3. Personal MINI Jewels box – Nomess 
  4.  Bottle Grinder – MENU 
  5.  Hang On – Norman Copenhagen
  6.  Räsymatto apron – Marimekko
  7. How to Hygge – The Secret of Nordic Living 
  8. Sholder Canvas Tote – Stighlorgan

 

2/ GIFT FOR BROTHER, FATHER, BOYFRIENDS:

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  1. Passport Case – MUJI
  2. Rolltop Backpack – Stighlorgan
  3. Wireless Headphones – Urbanears 
  4. Tumbler Alarm Clock – Menu
  5. Webbing Belt – Stighlorgan
  6. Bike Light – Lucetta
  7. The Right Tool – Card 
  8. Cognac Glasses – Normann Copenhagen

I hope you’ll find it useful! Have you got all your presents sorted already?

xx

S


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.

 

Minimal Xmas Trees Inspiration

Minimal Xmas Trees Inspiration

It’s been a few years since I decided to make minimal Xmas trees instead of traditional ones. Here are a few trees I did over the years: I hope you like them…

1/ WHITE BRANCH 

Minimal Xmas treeA simple branch from a tree I found in the forest in Italy and then painted with white spray colour. Add some simple red white and black baubles (found at a local DIY shop) and some whole nuts to cover the base.

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HEMA: a new Discovery

I recently discovered the dutch brand Hema in one of London airport departure shop:

hema wishlist

  1. Candleholder  / 2.Storage Boxes  / 3. Metal Basket / 4. Storage Felt Box / 5. Cappuccino Mug  / 6. Paper Clips  7. Fleece Throw 8. A5 Notebook 
Apparently founded in  1926 as a department store for “ordinary” people, I’m surprised that I never heard about it but I’ve been attracted by the variety of things, the lovely color palette of the shop and the really convenient prices…

The above is my wishlist! As autumn is here I’m in love with the grey&yellow combination.

Have a look on their website for the full catalog (it changes really quickly, so keep an eye on it) …the stationary section is my favorite 🙂

Have you ever heard of this brand before?


p.s. All comments are mine, I am not affiliated with the brand in any way…