Design Objects - Small table 419 designed by Eileen Gray
Eileen Gray was born in Ireland in 1878 but got her studies in painting at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, and later moved with her family to France in 1907, where she lived and worked until 1976 when she passed away.
Black Magic - color scheme
10 Reasons to love ORANGE
ORANGE is the color obtained from mixing red and yellow. Every shade/tint of this color depends on the proportion of the two main colors, adding more white or black to the mixture.
Until the 15th century, orange color was used in Europe, but without the name; it was simply called yellow-red. Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees from Asia in the late 15th and early 16th century, along with the name Sanskrit naranga, which gradually became part of several European languages: naranja in Spanish, laranja in Portuguese, and orange in English. Therefore, comes the origin of the name ORANGE.
However, oranges (the plant itself and its cultivation) became popular in northern Europe only in the 17th century because of the invention creating heated greenhouse for plants, a construction type known today as an “orangerie”.
Discovering Apulia - the land of Carribean beaches, amazing caves & unique baroque Leccese style
If you want to see some of the best places from Apulia, the south part of Puglia region in Italy, then pack your bags for 7 days out and follow our itinerary. I promise you will enjoy the best beaches, swim in deep blue waters and caves, be amazed by the Baraco Leccese architectural style and fall in love with simple yet beautiful landscapes this part of the Italy has to offer.
The trip I invite you in will base in Porto Cesareo – a great place where to locate and meet every sunrise, while on evenings enjoy great Mediterranean cuisine and intense nightlife in the port. Every morning you cand drive from here in every of the destinations from our map discovering the beauty of these places. The purpose of this vacation was to mix leisure with exploring new places and make new memories, swimming in different places and explore waters, enjoy Mediterranean gourmet food, and see architecture.
Design Objects - Table Lamp Snoopy (1967)
The playful character of the Castiglioni brothers is remarkably evident through their work, and some design pieces particularly express their love for experimenting with shapes and using their imagination skills with reflecting or creating personages.
Design Objects - Table Lamp Taccia (1962)
The Castiglioni brothers often created designs that challenged our perspective, and the table lamp Taccia, which gives the illusion of an upside-down hanging lamp, is an inspired example of that.
FLOU - The Culture of Good Sleeping
When we say “the culture of glass” we think of FIAM ITALIA, when we say “the culture of plastic” we think of KARTELL, when we say “the culture of modern sofas” we think of B&B ITALIA, but when we say “the culture of good sleeping” we inevitably think of FLOU.
The Italian producer FLOU, who introduced the concept of uniting great design and good sleeping, was founded by Rosario Messina (and his partners) in 1978 at Meda, a city on the North of Milan, a company which he will own entirely, with the purpose to create beds of elevated comfortability, quality, and unique design style.
17 Unusual surfaces of Italian design from Cattelan Italia for your inspiration
Today is the day I share a small selection of design objects to inspire your Home Décor Styles! It is a series I write every week on my blog, and soon I will start doing the same on my YouTube channels (with a longer list and additional technical information, which is easier to explain by telling, then by writing).
In the meantime, today I selected creative design items for home made by the Italian producer company CATTELAN ITALIA. This choice was based on specific criteria: to give your pieces of design that are unique in shape or/and surfaces, modern and sophisticated, made 100% in Italy, of high-quality materials and at a reasonable price-point. Indeed, the Italian brand CATTELAN ITALIA is knows to be among the brands that offer good quality furnishings and lighting objects, all designed by artists and design studios, that are proposed to the public at an accessible price.
9 my favorite items from the FLOU Collection 2021
I am IN LOVE with the beautiful aesthetics with whom the Italian brand FLOU is creating its products and ambientes. Therefore, I’ve decided to share this week a selection of 9 my favorite items from the last catalogues of this brand. Hope to inspire you enjoy the naturalness and high-quality of these items, creating peaceful atmospheres where to relax and surrender to coziness and pleasure.
The French Riviera Style
Hello Gorgeous Ladies,
Most of us must wear business attire every day of the week at the working place, no matter what we do for a living and where we work. But on weekends we desire to relax and spend our free time in joy, doing what we love the most. To feel this change of atmosphere and relief ourselves from the working stress and routine, we usually do some activities outdoors, wearing something that makes us feel free, comfortable, and stylish at the same time.
If you live in a city, you probably observed many times women wearing casual styles mainly because of the comfortability in silhouettes and garments with a prevailing percentage of neutral tones that can be easily matched to create a major number of different outfits. However, the risk of wearing only BASIC ITEMS IN NEUTRAL COLORS is that it may look boring and sometimes lack personality.
So, how can we create a basic wardrobe for the weekends that will always be comfortable, require minimum pieces but easily mixed and matched, and at the same time look stylish and express our individuality? Well, I might have just the right solution - THE FRENCH RIVIERA STYLE!