Monday, 23 April 2012

It's a floor lamp...

Unfortunately I didn't take the time to find out
who designed/made this nor whether or not
it is glass. It sure looked like thick hand blown
glass. Whatever...I love it!

Picture Puddle

As I walked past this puddle near my home in Milan,
I noticed that it was a picture in the pavement,
reflecting the blue sky and the honey and cream tones
of the architecture.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Garden Wall

This is a great idea that was being presented
at the Milan Design Week. These white bricks
are made to enable you to fill the spaces with
earth in order to allow plants to grow from
your wall and have holes for birds to rest or
build nests in.

Bed room for the homeless by Social-Unit (Wouter Kalis & Corinne de Korver) - Milan Design Week

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Feathered Lamps by Pluma Cubic at Milan design Week

Something between clouds and birds these feathered
lamps by Pluma Cubic float dreamlike with their
warm gentle glow creating a magical atmosphere. 
All the feathers are from geese or hens.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Tom Dixon - Stevie Parle in Milan

For Design Week in Milan this year there are many venues. 
The one where Tom Dixon is showing and also has the
role of Art Director is the 'National Museum of Science
and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci' which was once an Olivetan
Monestary built in the early fifteenth century.

This evening a friend and I were lucky enough to get a table
for dinner in the beautiful halls of the ex monastery.
The chef who mastered our delicious meal of three starters,
one main course and two deserts was Stevie Parle who's
reputation is well earned if the food I just ate is anything to
go by. This was the first time I'd ever eaten the tips of hops 
plants in a salad, or monk's beard with fish...fantastic!  

Todays total experience in the Museum was a triumph of
sensual stimulation.