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San Sperate, a hidden gem in Sardinia. 8 reasons to visit it. // San Sperate e un’ineSperata gemma Campidana (Sardegna). 8 ragioni per visitarla.

It took us a rainy day to go and explore the town of San Sperate, that at first doesn’t look like anything interesting, if you don’t know about its numerous artists and you don’t push yourself into the little lanes. We actually went there because my dad is a big fan of a sculpturer residing in San Sperate: Giampaolo Mameli. I’ll tell him about him and his craftsmanship in a separate post. Here 8 reasons to visit San Sperate: 1. Loose yourself, or better follow the different coloured path, in the little lanes and admire the diverse collection of “murales”. You’ll find some of them are really astonishing and will capture your interest completely! 2. Have lunch at Trattoria-Pizzeria “Da Ada” for a local, delicious experience. I have now discovered it’s among the 20 hidden trattorias to try at least once by “Corriere della sera”, a national newspaper. The choice is varied, but I’d suggest: – the “insalata catalana”, a salad with chopped fish, onions, tomatoes and condiments. – the unusual salad with celery, apples, …

Dove si trova il paradiso della carta a Melbourne // Where’s the Paper (art & craft) paradise in Melbourne?

A lazy Sunday and hot morning in Melbourne, went out to get a couple of things done and indulged in visiting a shop I longed visiting for a while: Paperpoint. Well, I started exploring what was on the shelves and from the start I got positively overwhelmed by the colours and textures that were all around, let alone all the cute Xmas decorations, little puppets and little things all over the shop. I was in heaven. It was about just about joy! the little neurons or people that are in my head, just started running and jumping around, happy! A new idea after the other came out of all the things that Paperpoint was selling. Well, you’ll know I bought half of the shop and luckily it was lunch time and /i had to go home, otherwise it would have a been a much worse “economic disaster”! 🙂 It made me feel excited like when I used to spend hours at “Il Paradiso della carta‘ (The Paper paradise) in Milan or at ‘L’antica Cartoleria Novecento” …

Milano, the Place to Be this Week: 9-14 April 2013 Design Week

Milano, la capitale del business, della moda e anche del design d’Italia. Milano, una città di lavoratori, dove la professionalità è altissima, dove non c’è mai tempo e dove il lavoro, purtroppo o per fortuna, riveste un’importanza esagerata. Una città dove tutti sono indaffarati, dove le persone corrono da un posto all’altro. Dal lavoro all’aperitivo, alla cena, al dopo cena, dove non c’è un minuto da perdere, anche quando ci si diverte. L’ “agenda” fitta ed organizzata del lavoro si riflette anche nella vita privata e sociale. E così si corre, corre, corre… per vedere l’Ale, l’Andre, la Francie, la Maggie, ecc… tutti i nomi rigorosamente con l’articolo davanti, come è usanza qui e da un ritrovo all’altro. E per uscire bisogna organizzare con almeno una settimana di anticipo. Se la confrontassi con Madrid, una città attiva tutti i giorni della settimana a tutte le ore del giorno e della notte, direi che Milano, almeno in questi ultimi anni, è principalmente attiva dal mercoledì sera in avanti con punte il giovedì sera e durante il …

Friday at 7 back to heaven

It’s Friday, actually it was Friday yesterday, it was 7 o’clock, the weather was warm, spring, or more spring to summer and I was getting home, walking, just because of such a good weather. I was walking from Bourke St in Melbourne back to the Docklands and I just seeing load of people walking down. I crossed Southern Cross Station, so I thought everybody was in a hurry to catch their train and be back home as soon as possible to start their own weekend. Then I started seeing people wearing a scarf, definitely not the weather to wear a scarf. I then noticed that all the scarves looked more or less the same, well, oh yeah, Friday = Football game. Then, you could discuss what kind of football, if “real football”, and with that I mean European or Southamerican soccer, or one of the Australian football or rugby. Anyway, this is not important! The good thing is that there was really a nice atmosphere, relaxed, joyful, with the sun warming up the air and …