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Federica Sacchini Creates Wind LittleBag | Handmade Bags with the Scent of Salt Air

Federica Sacchini Creates Wind LittleBag | Handmade Bags with the Scent of Salt Air

“Reaching a small village of windsurfers in northern Brazil … a lot of sails destroyed by strong wind, and from there an idea, why throw them away? Let’s turn them into sail bags! “ Simple?! Not really! All of designer Federica Sacchini’s collections and Wind LittleBag products give you the feeling that you have your...
Murana | Fabio Novembre for Venini

Murana | Fabio Novembre for Venini

  With an enigmatic expression and androgynous features the profile of Fabio Novembre’s latest project called Murana for glass-maker Venini offers a fascinating, but coy vision of beauty. Fabio Novembre took his inspiration for the project from the Carnival in Venice and its world-famous masks.The Italian designer has reinterpreted this tradition in hand-blown glass.  Conceptually...
Manoteca | An Italian handcrafts new meanings

Manoteca | An Italian handcrafts new meanings

“Manoteca is a little house in a park, a lab where old and abandoned things are hosted among recycled materials, reinvented and reassembled.” If you happen to visit Elisa Cavani’s studio, don’t be fooled  by how many seemingly abandoned objects you find.  When she developed Manoteca Elisa wasn’t looking for a project that would be...
Art Journal | Moleskine x Art for Business

Art Journal | Moleskine x Art for Business

  Are you so in love with the arts that you feel a little lost when you try to remember everything you’ve seen? The new Moleskine Art Journal designed by the non-profit Art for Business for the Moleskine Passions series, will help you find the way to artistic bliss. Save and sort your ideas, thoughts...
Ciclotte | Luca Schieppati for Lamiflex Group

Ciclotte | Luca Schieppati for Lamiflex Group

  Easter is coming and we are all ready for some excess, but for those who struggle every year to get back in shape for summer it’s already time to think about how to achieve this goal. Enter the Ciclotte.  Produced by  Italian company Lamiflex and Italian designer Luca Schieppati, the Ciclotte is the perfect...
Bookbike Bookcase | BYografia

Bookbike Bookcase | BYografia

  Do you know someone who has never had a bicycle stolen?  I for one do not.  The worst part though is how many friends have had their bike stolen when it was parked right in front of their house! Sure, it’s not a problem for  those who believe that this is just an example...
Virgilio Villoresi | The hand is "Fine"

Virgilio Villoresi | The hand is “Fine”

“Fine is the story of the birth, life and death of a soldier, represented on a hand” by Virgilio Villoresi     What can an artist represent with just his own hands as material?  It’s hard for most people to come up with an answer, but Virgilio Villoresi  took the challenge and used it to...
RememberMe Chair | Casamia

RememberMe Chair | Casamia

  Is your favorite t-shirt ruined? Do your jeans no longer fit? Do you have trouble getting up the courage to throw out the clothes you can’t wear anymore? So, sit on them! No, it’s not a strange new way for lazy people to iron their clothes; it’s the RememberMe chair by Casamia. The Italian...
Sorry Giotto Lamp | Catellani & Smith

Sorry Giotto Lamp | Catellani & Smith

  No one would have thought it could  happen but, after about five centuries, the famous “perfect circle” by Giotto has been improved! The Sorry Giotto lamp was designed by the Italian lighting company Catellani & Smith to blend the beautiful minimalism of a circle, the relaxing atmosphere of LED light and the attention to...
Biodegradable iPhone cover | iNature by Biomood

Biodegradable iPhone cover | iNature by Biomood

    Inspired by the concept of ecologically sustainable technology, the Italian companies Med Computer and Biomood decided to design a new way to protect your smartphone. The result is INature, a 100-percent biodegradable iPhone cover. Its name comes from the combination of the two words me and nature and iNature is the perfect answer...
Miryaki | Italian Fashion as Exaggerated Elegance and Elegant Exaggeration

Miryaki | Italian Fashion as Exaggerated Elegance and Elegant Exaggeration

Interview with Miryaki Two young and attractive students of the opposite sex meet each other while working at a night club in Milan.  What happens next?  The easy answer, the one we would see in the movies, would simply be a one-night stand. What if we were to jump forward in time and I showed...
Hi-Tech Canopy Bed | HiCan

Hi-Tech Canopy Bed | HiCan

  Have you always wanted to have an amazing bed, but couldn’t afford it because your budget goes into your entertainment center ? No sweat..give up the living room and bring media into your bedroom! HiCan gives a new twist to the classic canopy bed. It’s a unique blend of vintage and contemporary design that...