Design + Art + Interiors + Coolhunting Inspiration from Italy

Ott 19, 2014 / 6 note


Hidden away in a little square in the center of Treviso, in v.lo San Gregorio, Gustolia is a picturesque bistrot that offers a clever menu that combines organic veggie dishes with typical gastro pub hits. A NY industrial atmosphere is soften up by details typical of the traditional Venetian “hosterias”. You can eat also in an unexpected cute back garden lit up by intimate light bulbs hanging down from a bamboo roof. Definitely a must in Treviso!

Ott 15, 2014 / 6 note

Maurizio Pecoraro’s home in Milan

What an apartment! Designed by Milanese studio Dordoni Architetti, the space boasts dark grey walls and concrete floors that create a dramatic effect enhanced by Pecoraro’s extraordinary collection of modern art. Furniture by Jean Prouvé, Charles & Ray Eames, Franco Albini and Giò Ponti mix with ceramics by Fornasetti. Via and
Ott 13, 2014 / 1 nota


For the grand opening of Ca’ Spineda, Welldom, Gervasoni and Viabizzuno,  decorated the 16th century villa’s interiors with elements of luxury design combined with vintage design pieces re-assembled by interior designer Alberto Colbertaldo. The most iconic pieces by Gervasoni’s Creative Director Paola Navone, such as the Ghost, Brick and InOut series, Viabizzuno’s Mosaico lighting system and French-style industrial elements gave life to an ensemble in which architectural beauty and interiors complement each other.

Ott 10, 2014 / 3 note


Welldom, Gervasoni and Viabizzuno, celebrated the grand opening of Ca’ Spineda - the sixteen-century villa that has recently won the REbuild 2014 award as the best residential renovation in Italy - with a garden party and an interior design installation on the concept of “The Ideal Living”. The luxury Made in Italy brands, that combine sustainability, fine craftsmanship, high quality materials and a refined aesthetic, surprised their guests with an amazing installation that mixed elements of luxury design with vintage design pieces re-assembled by interior designer Alberto Colbertaldo. The most iconic pieces designed by Gervasoni’s Creative Director Paola Navone, Viabizzuno’s Mosaico lighting system and French-style industrial elements gave life to an ensemble in which architectural beauty and interiors complemented each other. For the first time the “ideal living” has been interpreted according to a holistic concept that considers construction, design, lighting and recycling as part of a unique ecosystem founded on the principle of kalos kai agathos, beautiful and good. Such a cool and inspiring project! Ph. Marco Zanta

Ott 6, 2014 / 11 note


Have you ever wondered how many design objects can be created with the 3D printing? For instance artist and designer Janne Kyttanen envisioned a future in which products would be scaled down into digital files, their distribution becoming as simple as downloading music from the internet. 
A pioneer in design for 3D printing, Janne has created award-winning collaborations with brands including Hyundai, Asics, Nivea, NIKE, Philips and L’Oreal. Moreover Janne’s work has been extensively exhibited and integrated into permanent design collections at leading galleries such MOMA, FIT, MAD and the Vitra Design Museum. Check his website for some amazing creations. Or, if you fancy creating and producing a design piece by yourself, get in touch with Cosmami3d, an extremely professional 3d printing service based in Milan, Italy. For sure they will advise you well and make your 3d dreams come true!

Ott 5, 2014 / 70 note


Developed by architect Denis Krasikov, I love this loft, to be developed in Murmansk, Russia, decorated with some scenographic industrial light bulbs hanging down from the ceiling. Read more on:

Set 30, 2014 / 38 note


Who said that antiques are out of fashion? Robert De Niro asked Belgian interior design and antiques dealer Axel Vervoordt to style his TriBeCa penthouse after discovering his work at the NYC Winter Antiques Show. The result is a stylish sanctuary based on the principles of wabi-sabi, using a refined palette of scavenged architectural elements, luxe textures, and muted colors. Main photos by David Prince for Vanity Fair and via Remodelista

Set 28, 2014 / 1 nota


This weekend I was in Milan to visit Vogue Italia 50th Anniversary exhibition: what a surprise when I saw the walls of the Condé Nast Headquarters in Milan’s Piazza Castello 27, the birthplace of Vogue Italia, completely decorated with a special wallpaper made up of more than 200 blown-up photographs taken from the most famous images featured on the pages of the magazine. Pretty much my ideal apartment (!!!) showing legendary top models such as Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington…captured by photographers like Patrick Demarchelier, David LaChapelle, Craig MCDean and Helmut Newton. It’s the first time that the magazine opens its archive to the public, who can visit the exhibition till October 5. Check to enjoy Vogue Italia’s entire history of 623 issues, from services, photographs and articles to advertising campaigns, portfolios and much more. And what a great idea having an apartment decorated with top photographers icon pictures!

Set 25, 2014 / 524 note

Lovely deco book covers :-) so stylish

(via typographie)

Set 24, 2014 / 7 note


Again another fab house in Ile De Ré, off the west coast of France. Portrayed by Karel Balas, this is the holiday home of Laurence Simoncini, founder of Parisian concept store Serendipity. I love everything about its decoration, from the black fittings, to the desert like garden design which is easily maintained, from the sophisticated color palette to the wooden ornaments that just make you feel like part of the surrounding nature. Via Elle Decoration. Ph. Karel Balas