Monthly Archives: February 2012

Play it again Renato

As a business captain, Renato Preti is used to navigate through storms. And to get out of the unharmed. After working for years in finance, he became famous in the sector as one of the co-founders of the Opera fund … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s shopping? It’s +

It happens sometimes to talk to people who say so many interesting things that it is a pity to summarize in short article. It occorred to me a while ago after interviewing Silvia Barbieri, RetailWatch editor and expert on strategies … Continue reading

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From the hands of those who cannot see

A small, simple object for the home that gathers together not only the passion for a natural material such as wood but also the desire to give creative space to those who are gifted with a talent and decide not … Continue reading

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Dolomites, here I come…

Sadly, it will not be on these beautiful wooden skis – produced by Castiglioni in Bregnano (near Como, Italy), designed for off piste and made by hand by skilled carpenters – that I will be riding on the Dolomites’ slopes as from … Continue reading

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Details, then the whole: Eric Jourdan

I love this lacquered metal and walnut veneer lamp that the designer himself, Eric Jourdan, calls “a pure exercise in design”. Like many other his other pieces, this Sign floor lamp will be on show, until April 7th, at the … Continue reading

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And the ‘faker of the year award’ goes to…

   Amongst all the (ever more numerous and often frankly meaningless due to redundancy) design awards, here is one that actually matters. Yet nobody would like to win it and not one cent is asked from candidates: as a matter … Continue reading

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Dream-like photographs

Until March 11th, the la Chambre Gallery in Strasbourg http://www.la-chambre.org, France, will exhibit the work on British photographer Lottie Davies: a series of images that stem from “Memories and Nightmares” (the title of the collection) and that generate dream-like, surrealistic … Continue reading

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