All posts tagged: design

A Special Come Back: 2 Things that have changed my life // Un ritorno con il botto: 2 novita’!

I know, it’s been a long time since I last published a post on my blog, but everyday life with many things to do together with being lazy brought me to temporarily abandon this beautiful, relaxing and energising habit of writing.

How many times did I have something to write? Well, so many! But actually 2 things prevented me

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Needing an Unconventional Xmas Gift Idea? Want to support a Special Project? “On the Glo” is the way to go!!! // State cercando un’idea regalo originale per Natale? Magari supportando un Progetto Speciale? Ecco la soluzione: “On the Glo”!!!

Well, how did I find about the “On The Glo” Project? As most times, through a dear friend. We were catching up after a while, since I moved to Australia. When you’re far away you’re more prone to tell about yourself, your dreams, your projects, and so on. And so I did share with Titti my interest and passion towards jewellery and the desire of keeping this passion alive and maybe creating something in the future. The entrepreneurship theme seems to be a pretty trendy topic lately, although I’ve known it all my life somehow, unconsciously or not, since I was a kid, but had to go through a lot of amazing, exciting and interesting experiences before understanding my motivation, interests, etc… in short myself more deeply. And that’s when Titti told me about “On the Glo”, her sister’s project. So here’s my interview to uncover this fantastic Project! It’s a useful thing, it’s a fashionable thing, that keeps you safer and also an unconventional Xmas gift idea for you! You really need to read …

What’s the Melbourne Big Design Market? And what cool stuff to buy? // Cos’e’ il Big Design Market di Melbourne? ‘Cool stuff’ da comprare!

Last weekend was the Bid Design Market Melbourne (5-7th December) weekend, a great opportunity to know some local crafters, from Jewellery to leather and garden Designers, home décor and more. Definitely a good opportunity to buy your Xmas gifts or something to reward yourself. A Colour explosion housed at the Royal Exhibition Building, in the Carlton Gardens, that made me feel alive, that made me feel at home, surrounded by creativity, stimuli for the sight, …and mostly beauty! If you missed this year, keep it in mind for 2015 or have a look at some the craft brands I took note of or bought something J Here are some of the makers I liked the most, with a special focus on jewellery: Creative, fun and unusual T-shirts by ‘Hamb’ Colourful, candy Jewellery by ‘Emily Green’ Geometric, modern jewellery by ‘inSync Design’ Leather products by ‘A thoughtful spot’ Leather goods and jewellery by ‘Oktoberdee’ Resin jewellery by ‘Resinate’ Handmade Jewellery by ‘Kristina Brenke’ If you want to know more, this is the official website: http://www.thebigdesignmarket.com ———- …

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 …

MOVEMBER?? A mistake or what?

MOVEMBER WHAT’s Movember? You’d think that maybe it’s a mispelling. But it’s not! I simply never heard of it! It’s a charity initiative only for men. And I hope no women are participating 😉 Basically men pay something like 20$ and they let their moustache grow for the whole month of November. The aim is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health. They for sure do it in the US, UK, Australia and probably other countries. I think it’s something different and I just like it. It’s sometimes strange to see people on TV with evident moustache and it’s even stranger to see people you know one day without moustache and the next day they completely different! Well it’s just hilarious! And for a good cause! ———- // ———- Leggi Movember e pensi: “avranno sbagliato a scrivere la parola”. E invece no! Movember e’ un’iniziativa divertente di beneficienza. E’ solo per uomini, o almeno spero non ci sia nessuna donna che vi partecipo! Infatti consiste nel …

MADE IN ITALY … WOW!

I’ve been living in Melbourne out of 1 and a half suitcase for about 2 months and despite that I managed to get compliments on my attire (clothes, accessories, shoes) from random people on a tram, after a pilates class  and actually without trying too hard. This is not a kind of show-off line just to state how cool I am, but just to underline the fact that in Italy “we” make really nice products, especially Fashion-wise. And these kind of compliments were very welcomed for different reasons: they make me proud once again to be Italian and remember Italians are good at many things they allow me to interact with people and have a nice chat that help me understand more the Australian culture, just make me feel more integrated into the community or just have a good time they just some time cheer up my day, if I’m maybe a bit low for whatever well, at least I’m well dressed and have a chance here, since a lot is based on first impression …