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Helsinki Through Italian Eyes | The Warm Heart of Frozen Scandinavia

Helsinki Through Italian Eyes | The Warm Heart of Frozen Scandinavia

I ♥ Scandinavia I left a piece of my heart in Scandinavia. Why? I’ll try to explain by telling you about the 8 wonderful months I spent in Helsinki surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, unique sensations and deep emotions … even if I already know that this won’t be enough.     The breathtaking landscapes of Helsinki If...
Get Your Dress | Italian artist Laura Poluzzi

Get Your Dress | Italian artist Laura Poluzzi

It might be one of the most simple and old-fashioned children’s activities, but playing with paper dolls is always fun.  Young Italian artist Laura Poluzzi clearly thinks so.  In fact, she’s made this bit of child’s play larger than life with her Get Your Dress project. Head over to the project website and you can...
Italian Artist Nicola Carigniani | Tales from the Californian Desert

Italian Artist Nicola Carigniani | Tales from the Californian Desert

  We normally think of two things when we talk about the desert: heat and sand.  Instead, in “Obtainium – Tales from the Desert” Italian artist Nicola Carigniani seeks out and photographs the hidden side of the Californian desert.     His project consists of photographs which portray the daily life of everyday people in...
The Post-itable | SoupStudio Design

The Post-itable | SoupStudio Design

  If you are full of ideas, but you can’t seem to get them to stick in your memory then the perfect solution for you is … The Post-itable! This giant post-it supported by a table is made by SoupStudio design so that you can catch all of your brilliant ideas and record them on...
Blow Up | Anna Sponza

Blow Up | Anna Sponza

  An amazing project by Italian designer Anna Sponza plays with air to create avant-garde shapes.  Be sure to check out her portfolio on Behance!            
Montblanc Pinocchio Limited Edition | inspired by Collodi's fairy-tale

Montblanc Pinocchio Limited Edition | inspired by Collodi’s fairy-tale

  Montblanc decide to celebrate  the famous Italian writer Carlo Collodi, creating this special Limited Edition in his honor. Of course the protagonist of this precious writing instrument is Pinocchio. The masterpiece of children’s literature inspired Montblanc to represent the  wood-child in this luxury edition. The fairy-tale is worldwide famous: it has been translate in...
Trace Solar Lamp  |  Gionata Gatto & Mike Thompson

Trace Solar Lamp | Gionata Gatto & Mike Thompson

  Trace is an outdoor lamp designed by Gionata Gatto and Mike Thompson for the organization Transnatural (arts, research and future design) and was recently on exhibit at Milan Design Week 2012. Made from polyurethane, Trace is powered by solar energy.  The self-sufficient lighting unit produces an ambient glow with the energy it recycles from...
Minimal Movie Posters | Rocco Malatesta

Minimal Movie Posters | Rocco Malatesta

  Even better than the originals, these amazing movie posters are a set of limited edition prints from illustrator and graphic designer Rocco Malatesta. Based in Berlin, the Italian artist uses simple but iconic elements to recreate the spirit of great movies from the past and present. From the yellow of Uma Thurman’s jumpsuit in...
Molletta Bench | Baldessari e Baldessari x Riva 1920

Molletta Bench | Baldessari e Baldessari x Riva 1920

  Yes, this is a giant clothespin.  No, it is not meant for XXL t-shirts.  After Ganzo’s polemical laundry debate, we were excited to see that we’re not the only ones who think the humble clothespin is important.  Baldessari and Baldessari’s homage to the clothespin is called the Molletta Bench. Crafted out of blocks of...
Plimsoll Sneakers | House of Holland x Superga

Plimsoll Sneakers | House of Holland x Superga

  If you want to have the most awaited shoes of next summer, check out the new collaboration between House of Holland and Superga, the Italian footwear brand. Polka dots, “pastel punk” colors, and leopard prints, typical of Holland’s style, are now on the Classic 2750s. The platforms and flat plimsolls are already on the fancy...
PERSPE  | Gustav Willeit Italian Photographer

PERSPE | Gustav Willeit Italian Photographer

Take a quick look. At first glance you might wonder if what you’re seeing is real or just your imagination.  No matter what you think, the answer is not so simple!  Gustav Willeit, an Italian photographer, mixes reality with fantasy to create his surreal photo series PERSPE. Perspe | Gustav Willeit   PERSPE  is a...
FFFFFF!!! Bucket Fan | by Ivan Colominas & Marco Fossati

FFFFFF!!! Bucket Fan | by Ivan Colominas & Marco Fossati

    A bucket of fun!  A bucket of fresh air! A bucket of design!  No matter how you describe the FFFFFF!!! Bucket Fan, one thing is sure – I want one in my apartment. Designed by Ivan Colominas and Marco Fossati, this mod plastic and polyurethane fan has to be one of the coolest...