Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Last Sunday before Xmas in Florence

S.Niccolò Tower with changing light.
Under, Zizzi in Bianchini's chocolate showroom, a delice! We bought some gifts like chocolate with lampons and a special jam to eat with cheese. Bianchini is in via de' Macci 50.
After we had a wonderful vegeterian plate at Persian corner in via de' Magazzini 7 rosso.
( 7 red: Numbers of Florentine streets are black for houses and red for shops, they run indipendently)
http://www.andreabianchini.net/

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday before Christmas in Florence


We did enjoy a long walk in the streets od Florence last Sunday.
Shops were open and Zizzi reached to go in a lot of shops (only to sit down), I don't know how she love that so much. Above, she's in Procacci's (via Tornabuoni) a wonderful little place to drink a glass of good wine and taste truffle sandwiches. The staff were so lovely to offer her a cup of water (look how pretty is the cup).
Under, Zizzi was asked to enter in Elisir, an animal-friendly parfumery in Borgo Albizi 70r. They were really nice too! More, the parfumery has a large choice of parfums not easy to find and very special.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Recycle water of spaghetti!

This is an Italian lady that teached me how to recycle water. Every midday she cooks spaghetti and recycles the hot water, doing a footbath while she eats! It's more cleaver that it seems: this water contains starch and it really soothes your tired foot. More, leaving them to soak while you're eating is a gain of time:-)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Milano: gardens of Guastalla


Guastalla Gardens in the centre of Milano is a wonderful public garden when dogs can run free some hour in the morning and some hour in the afternoon. The timetable changes every month, depending on daylight.
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardini_della_Guastalla

Below, a milanese breakfast - colazione - cappuccino and cornetto!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A nice corner in Milano

these houses are right in the centre of Milano, near Piazza 5 Giornate. It looks like being in Liguria. I think this is an interesting example of how the use of colours enhances our towns!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dog of Milano

I love this curious little dog taking funny from the window.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Zizzi in Milano

Zizzi in Piazza Duomo and Zizzi in via Montenapoleone.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dolci in Alto Adige


Sopra, non è un dolce ma una pubblicità di asciugamani da bagno, soffici come un dolce, bella l'idea e la realizzazione, vero?
Sotto invece, dolci veri: le deliziose frittelle di mele mangiate alla sagra della polenta di Fié (mele tagliate a rondelle, immerse nella pastella e fritte) e una fetta di montebianco in un caffé di Castelrotto.




Thursday, September 4, 2008

Castelrotto / Kastelruth


Back from holydays in Castelrotto, Alto Adige, I post some pics...



Cat hay bathing

A nice window's stencil shot in Kastelruth. Sometimes it takes not so much time to gentle things!


Friday, July 25, 2008

Cina at Firenze!

L'expo sur la China at Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze
Printemps 08

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Something green...


A stripe for the table

For my jewels

I have a passion for looking around finding objects. These are simple pieces, not signed, coming from flea markets but also from the great distribution.

A new pot without water for my tissus flowers

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cuchara

Diego Granese has reinvented the spoon turning it into a indoor rocking chair.
Produced from the Spanish firm Frajumar, Cuchara is made from integrated polyurethane with a steel frame and base.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ferlea

Ferlea in near Siena, Tuscany.
We love Pop and Gap chairs with floreal or linen fabrics!
Look at the stand in Milano:



Pop by Enzo Berti

Gap by Ilkka Suppanen

Friday, May 2, 2008

MyBest at Hay's


Normann Copenhagen + Claydies

From February 2008, Normann Copenhagen makes the grass grow all over the world in collaboration with the designer duo Claydies:
ceramists Karen Kjældgård-Larsen and Tine Broksø, who established Claydies in 2000.

I particularly like the concept of these photoes!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

SOFTLINE

I said I like green....I found these pieces of SOFTLINE (in Denmark from 1979) extremly comfortable. Have a look!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Boffi's Scubism



I Fratelli Boffi hanno presentato a Milano Scubism, la nuova collezione disegnata da Nigel Coates che, valorizzando l'abilità della ditta nella lavorazione del legno, concretizza il desueto come un simpatico "Cappellaio Matto". From a Scubist Manifest: Furniture can flirt...

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