Monthly Archives: January 2012

SOS crafts: why showing what we are good at will save the made in Italy

Those who follow my blog have by now figured out that I have a soft spot for manual knowhow. This is not only a metter of liking something but also of understanding that only by promoting and re-evaluating the professionality … Continue reading

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Matteo Ragni, from design to art direction: the challenges

Photo: Max Rommel A couple of days ago, Alpi, a group dealing with wood and also actively engaged in its sustainable production, has announced that it has apponted designer Matteo Ragni, as its new artistic director. In this … Continue reading

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Giulio Iacchetti: harmonious differences

Like an Italian piazza. The arts de la table collection by Giulio Iacchetti for Vhernier De Vecchi, introduced at Maison Objet, echoed the pretenceless essence of many places that are stunning in their effortless simplicity. As it often happens in … Continue reading

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Nordic style homes

I use this home – that may not be very different from other nordic ones but that, like most of them, truly fascinates me – to point out a blog that is an interesting resouce on interiors. It’s edited by … Continue reading

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From kimonos to home fabrics: Hosoo

Hosoo – recently presented at Maison Objet a Parigi – is no news: it exists since 1688, and since then it works on textiles. But it’s been only a year since this extremely sophisticated Japanese brand – whose textiles are very … Continue reading

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H: a small, precious magazine about creativity

Every now and then I receive a small, mysterious magazine. It’s called H and it always has a nice cover, followed by a series of images of photographic or graphic words, the biography of the artist and that’s it. Minimal … Continue reading

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Patrick Norguet: French elegance meets Nordic sobriety

I like these two new products by Patrick Norguet ( for Kristalia (, that will be presented this week in Paris during Maison Objet. Compas is a stackable chair for in and outdorr that boosts a pleasing mix between two … Continue reading

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