Constancy & Change | Triennale | Salone del mobile 2014

Just amazing to enter this hall with Lee Bong-ju’s “Bangjja Meditation Bowl Bells”. Hand-beaten brassware, or bangjja, are made with a tin and copper alloy. The sound was just really beautiful |they are often called singing bowls| and together with the Patchwork Wrappers hanging from the ceiling my favourite exhibition at the Triennale! Hansan Ramie […]

Kanjian Creations | Triennale | Salone del mobile 2014

Kanjian, the main promoter of contemporary design inspired by the traditional Chinese arts, is a design platform with a cultural initiative that brings together top designers to revive forgotten arts such as silk embroidery, ceramics and black canvas prints.  The exhibition, Kanjian creation was one of the exhibitions at the Triennale and included a number […]

COS X nendo | Salone del mobile 2014

After skipping last years Salone, this year I went back to Milan to join thousands of Design lovers in Europe’s largest Design event. This is such a huge event, and it’s almost impossible to see everything and you can spent a whole day in one of the Fuori Salone area’s. We also spent a day downtown […]

The art of RAW | Circolo Marras in Milano

When I saw this picture above (that for some reason disappeared…) I had to think of some pictures I made last year in Milano while visiting the studio of Fashion designer Antonio Marras. I was in Milan during il Salone. Six months before visiting his studio I wrote about him in this post There is no future without a past.  I […]

10 Corso Como {calling all hipsters}

Totally forgotten about the pictures from our 10 Corso Como adventure last April in Milan… So here they are. Not of the best quality as taking pictures in the store was forbidden, so they are all a  bit of a sneaky taken. 10 Corso Como is a multifunctional concept dedicated to art, fashion, music, design, […]

MERCI Pop Up Store – Salone 2012 {Paola Navone limited edition for MERCI}

Being a big fan of the MERCI Concept Store in Paris, my heart made a little jump seeing a little red fiat cinquecento in front of Studio Otto di Paola Navone. And it even got better! Ofcourse seeing a MERCI Pop up Store in Via Tortona during the Salone is like a big and pleasant surprise to […]

simple + beautiful

I am sorting out about 200 pictures for the blog…. what to keep , what to post and what to throw away… I am loving this picture made in the MERCI Pop up store in Milan .. definitely a picture to keep… and an awesome lamp.

Over Size & Co {salone 2012 Brera district}

Very pleased to meet up with the team from Arcade in Via Palermo 1 at their Over Size&Co presentation in the  Brera design district and so pleased to finally see their work in real life. And of course I loved to finally meet Stefano and the team in person… Thanks for the great afternoon, the chats […]

Salone del Mobile 2012 {Zona Tortona unplugged}

After the quiet morning at the Ventura Lambrate (where I went back the last evening in Milan with some people and found it loaded with people) we headed towards Zona Tortona to meet up with another friend of mine….. After crossing the little green bridge over the railway at Porto Genova it was like entering […]

Industrial scoop …. Federico Angi – Tools {Brera District}

After the first day of the Salone in Milano, when we visited the Ventura Lambrata and in the afternoon had a walk in the sun at Zona Tortona. I was, despite the beautiful buildings and all the ‘new’ things I had seen, still seeking for that one thing. One thing different from all other and close to […]

Fuorisalone Milano 2012 {Ventura Lambrate}

Last week I was in Milano for 6 days to visit the city and the Salone e Mobile… Despite the rainy weather it was a great experience to wander around a city full off exhibitions, designers, journalists and other design addicts. And of course for me it was also a bit of coming home being in Italy […]