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Alessi’s 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

I recently met with Mr Paolo Cravedi, Managing Director for Alessi Americas in their San Francisco flagship store to view the 2015 Spring/Summer Collection. As you may know, I am personally a big fan of Alessi and their work, so I am always excited to see what’s new. Trinity by Adam Cornish The Australian designer…

Issey Miyake’s Reality Lab Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

About a week ago, Issey Miyake’s REALITY LAB opened in the Aoyama district of Tokyo. This experimental shop houses Issey Miyake’s new brand HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE and the men’s product line by 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. The space design by Tokujin Yoshioka comprises of contrasts between the texture of peeled walls and the futuristic…

Fiato Sul Collo Necklace by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

We recently viewed Alessi’s latest collection of products, and this is one that caught our eye. This Fiato sul Collo necklace by Mario Trimarchi comes with a story. The piece is inspired by the harsh Scirocco winds from Trimarchi’s early life in Sicily, with small, rectangular metal card pieces combined creating this asymmetrical piece. This…

Heritage Chair (CH419) by Frits Henningsen for Carl Hansen

Designed in 1930, the Heritage Chair (CH419) by Frits Henningsen was recently re-released by Carl Hansen & Son. This contemporary armchair combines a high level of detail and quality, with warm and elegant lines that marks perfection in design. Originally inspired by classic British styles, this armchair has become a classic in itself with a…

Welcome to my home: the living room

It’s been just over 3 months since my last post. How time flies! I’ve been busy dealing with the house and trying to put things together, and I’d like to share the 99% finished living room with all of you. Here it is! In my post from February, I shared the furniture components of the…

Ro by Jaime Hayon: Comfort and Tranquility

Fritz Hansen revealed Ro, a 1 1/2 chair designed by Jaime Hayon that was built as a space where comfort and tranquility come together. It is not a very difficult concept to explain, as the original Fritz Hansen brief to Mr Hayon was “…to create a comfortable seat for one person”. So he did. The…

ALESSIEYES Eyewear by Frederic Gooris

Eyewear. Alessi. In the same sentence? Think again. This year Alessi went in a very different direction in Milan. The Italian company introduced a line of eyewear called ALESSIEYES designed by Belgian designer Frederic Gooris. The debut collection, called “Kompas”, includes 8 sunglasses and 15 frames, with four color variations for each style. But why…