Category Archives: Something different

Gardening in Rome

We have had enough with the winter! Still one month to go before the Spring but the good news for outdoor lovers already start coming in. The guys behind the diffused gardening project Zappata Romana have just announced the re-start … Continue reading

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Ready for a green Xmas?

Eco-fashion, local design, bio-cosmetics. The presents for a sustainable Christmas arrive in Milan with Green Christmas, the market that, from 14 through to 16 December, will trasform the beautiful industrial site of the Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia, in the Isola district. … Continue reading

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Not the usual futuristic train

Talks about the future are often translated in hightech looking concepts. And when the subjects are trains, the result is always a testosteronic missile, clearly ready to challenge the latest speed record. It is therefore a breath of fresh air … Continue reading

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I visit London (and sleep in a cell)

After the Dutch, with the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam, proved that it was possible, the English decided it was time to also turn their own prison into a hotel. It’s called  Clink78 and it has actual cells instead of rooms: it’s all absolutely … Continue reading

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What does design has to do with meat balls?

Who has never had a meal at Ikea? And how many were ever tempted to bring home crisps, biscuits, drinks or the über classic, the Swedish meat balls thanks to a quick visit at their food store? Doesn’t that feel … Continue reading

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Knitting is for grannies? Think again.

Ever thought that knitting is an old school hobby? You’d better open your mind. For years already, designers have been proposing a comeback of crochets, laces and knitted fabrics, boosting a pleasant home-made look. For all those who would like … Continue reading

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Activists engage designers in a Q&A about work conditions

What is the life of a designer really like? How does he or she get paid? How many graduates actually find a job? Who, amongst them, can afford to have children? And to survive without the support of parents, friends … Continue reading

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