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on safari

last week i visited milan design week for the third time, but whereas in previous years i've concentrated all my design explorations on the city centre, this time around i was determined to actually get out to the experience the actual main event: salone del mobile. i'll confess that i'm often guilty of seeking out my favourite brands at design shows ...
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when the sun hits the crystal

one of the most wonderful things about milan design week is all the presentations held in majestic awe-inspiring italian palazzos that you wouldn't otherwise be able set foot in. the historic palazzo crespi, where atelier swarovski home presented their new collections this week, is one such example. rarely open to the public, it was a privilege to be able to ascend its marvellous marble ...
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tilstedeværelse

 [soliloquy id="19247"] given my love of the 100% norway exhibition at ldf each year, it stands to reason that one of my favourite shows from my exploits in milan last week would be norwegian presence at ventura lambrate. a collaboration between klubben (the norwegian designers’ union), norwegian crafts and norwegian icons, the exhibition showcased the best of the country's handcraft and design, both ...
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translucence

[soliloquy id="19229"] i'm back from a wonderful week in sunny milan tired but inspired, as my lovely pal katie would say. it was a looong six days in the capital of design, with countless miles covered, espressos downed,  new design classics spotted, glasses of aperol spritz quaffed, pasta dishes inhaled and a mere few hours of sleep snatched in between late night ...
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ciao, bella!

i'm off to milan today for my first ever salone del mobile experience! ever since i was asked to coordinate a shoot during milan design week in my first week as a wallpaper* intern (from the london office, natch), i've been eager to attend the weeklong design festival that is arguably the most important - and glamorous - in the design calendar. ...
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