Design + Art + Interiors + Coolhunting Inspiration from Italy

Apr 16, 2014

TORCH LIGHT BY ESTABLISHED & SONS

Established & Sons celebrated a decade of design with new collaborations from the worlds of fashion, art and architecture at Istituto dei Ciechi in Milan during the Design Week. A variety of non-domestic, but yet familiar and functional forms of lighting inspired Sylvain Willenz for the beautiful Torch Light, winner of Elle Decoration International Design Award 2009. I am sooooo in love with it!

As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Norman Foster
Apr 16, 2014 / 2 note
Apr 16, 2014 / 1 nota

NODUS RUGS AT CHIOSTRO DI SAN SIMPLICIANO

The luxury rug atelier Nodus Rugs presented its beautiful limited edition pieces at the San Simpliciano Cathedral during Milan Design Week. Nodus selects the best producers in six countries of the world (Nepal, Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan, China, Turkey, Portugal), visiting them one by one, verifying materials, techniques, expert craftsmen and ethical production. Each carpet from Nodus is a unique piece, entirely made by hand and designed by some of the top architects and artists around the world. I fell in love with the rug in the picture design by Studio Job and produced in Nepal. It would just look great in a white minimal loft!

Apr 15, 2014 / 1 nota

HERMES NEW LIGHT COLLECTION AT PALAZZO SERBELLONI

During Milan Salone del Mobile, Hermès launched Hermès en Lumière, the luxury brand new light collection designed by Michele de Lucchi and Yann Kersalé, at the stunning late 18th-century Palazzo Serbelloni

The rooms of Palazzo Serbelloni were beautifully decorated with Hermès’ signature fabrics and wallpapers featuring new designs inspired by the Ancient Tea Route.

The exhibition also featured the line Curiosités d’Hermès by designer Philippe Nigro, consisting of three cabinets dedicated to the care of wine, shoes, and tea and some revisited pieces born out of the collaboration with designer Jean-Michel Frank dating back to the 1920s. I fell in love with the new Jardin d’Osier wallpaper print (in the pics). More pictures here and here

Designing a product is designing a relationship
Steve Rogers
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014

SALONE DEL MOBILE REPORT: NEW FULL SPOT DESIGN SUNGLASSES

Walking down via Tortona for the Fuori Salone, I came across Full Spot temporary store, decorated in a nice post industrial way for the launch of the Italian brand’s new sunglasses collection design by Emanuele Magenta. In line with the brand signature watches that are fully customizable, Full Spot spectacles boast interchangeable frame, temples and lenses. Besides the cool patters such as camouflage, animalier, pied-de-poule…I love the possibility of having 2 different colors for the right and left lens frames. Full Spot has also created a new line for its iconic watches, evoking the symbolism of the Navajo Indians (what a must in fashion right now!), the Maori people and both the traditional Japanese and African art. I just love my white one!

Apr 14, 2014 / 1 nota

SALONE DEL MOBILE REPORT: PARIS STORE MERCI GUEST OF PAOLA NAVONE’S MILAN STUDIO

Paola Navone hosted Merci, the cool Parisian design store, in her studio located in via Tortona, 31, right in the center of the main Fuori Salone hotspots. For the occasion, Paola created a pop up store with an outside chill out area made of bins full of climbing plants and some scaffoldings used as a shady pergola. In an Ape car parked outside the store, a selection of the bags and accessories created by Paola using the coated paper provided by Essent’ial, a supplier of the French store. For sure, one of the coolest setting ups that I have seen at the recent Salone del Mobile. Inside, Paola’s studio original set up was replaced with Merci’s iconic selection of interior decoration objects and furniture. More pictures here via http://dsgnarea.com. Pictures by me and by Enrico Conti. 

REPORT ON MILAN DESIGN WEEK COMING UP SOON
With Milan Salone del Mobile ending today, just expect a super report of the best of the design week starting here with tomorrow. I just love this pic, reassuming so well the spirit of the Fuori Salone: Converse, dotted dress, Full Spot watch, i-phone headphones, a cool quote shopper…and a scooter just waiting aside. Cool girl!
Apr 13, 2014 / 1 nota

REPORT ON MILAN DESIGN WEEK COMING UP SOON

With Milan Salone del Mobile ending today, just expect a super report of the best of the design week starting here with tomorrow. I just love this pic, reassuming so well the spirit of the Fuori Salone: Converse, dotted dress, Full Spot watch, i-phone headphones, a cool quote shopper…and a scooter just waiting aside. Cool girl!

Apr 11, 2014 / 13 note

CONTEMPORARY NY LOFT WITH A SLEEK 80IES VIBE

Tribeca Loft is a stunning apartment by NZ Fearon Hay Architects in the heart of Mahattan.The huge space has been ingeniously divided, preserving all the original “loft” features such as the exposed pipes and the strong columns. The interior design is by Penny Hay Ltd who has collaborated with artisans from both New Zealand and New York to create custom features such as the bespoke glass pendant lights. I love the natural fabrics used for draping curtains that create a sense of warmth and cosiness. 

photo © Richard Powers

Apr 10, 2014 / 2 note

BOHO LUXE INTERIORS: PATRICK DEMPSEY HOUSE

Patrick Dempsey and his beautiful family live in one of Frank Gehry’s earliest houses created in 1968 for artist Ron Davis. In order to help the metamorphosis from avant-garde atelier to bohemian family the Dempseys called on Estee Stanley, a decorator and fashion stylist. Stanley brought in numerous antiques and vintage objects rich with patina, giving the interiors a cosy and relaxed rustic chic vibe. Via AD, ph. Roger Davies