It's no secret that I love Scandinavian design. Scandinavian design is «beauty for all» as stated in the book by Swedish philosopher Ellen Kay. Scandinavian design does not make noise: it has a muted elegance and creates a peaceful and
A few years ago, I was sitting in the hall of the Kunsthaus in Zürich listening to a presentation by British-Swiss philosopher Alain de Botton. He was talking about a stay at a poorly finished hotel in Essex. That night
For the first home tour of the blog, I'm really happy to welcome Simona Ortolan, architect, interior designer, and blogger based in Milan. Simona and I virtually met thanks to CasaFacile magazine (I've been a reader since forever) and we've
I have different ways to collect visual inspiration: Pinterest, Instagram clippings and mood boards. But my favorite is definitely making mood boards. I have always found the research phase of the creative process to be the most exciting part.
The fifth since its launch. The first of 2020. February 19th a new Design Apéro took place and this time it was all about networking and Japanese craftsmanship.
If you are already following me, you know that once per month
Photo: Marcos Pérez marcause
If I had to summarize my 2019 in just two words, these would be «WHY NOT?».
Question mark included.
Because at the beginning of 2019 the morale wasn't exactly skyrocketing. I was experiencing a dismissal (4 years in
On the occasion of the reopening of the Molino Select in Zürich, I had the chance to spend some time with Ushi Tamborriello — the creative mind behind the interior design concept of the restaurant. The interior designer and scenographer
Can you have fun while networking? My answer is definitely YES! The fourth Design Apéro has been a very funny and inspiring evening and the perfect roundup of an amazing first four months of Design Apéros.
In the beautiful setting of
A few days ago I took a dive into Zürich history, visiting one of its most legendary places: the former Café Select today housing the renovated Molino Select. Maybe not all of you know this iconic place, but it has
15 creative talents. One beautiful location in the heart of Binz. A special guest with a local biz story about food and design. Lots of ideas and professional collaborations blossoming. These are the main traits of the latest Design Apéro:
What's a story angle? Once I found a definition I simply love that states as follows: «It's the lens through which the writer filters the information he or she has gathered and focuses it to make it meaningful to readers.»
On November 1st I headed to Langenthal to visit the exhibition and attend the award ceremony of the Design Prize Switzerland 2019/20. 44 nominees selected from 262 entries were «on stage», charting the best in current Swiss Design.
Today I want to share a story of love for design and handmade objects sustainably produced. It's the story of a new venture called Crafture, a quarterly subscription box containing design items for the daily life. The idea is born
I'm amazed by how different each Design Apéro can turn out. Since its nomadic soul (once per month in a different location with different attendees) each Apéro develops a unique atmosphere and, therefore, unique conversations between its guests. The second
Born in 2017 with the aim of bringing the real Japanese design and craftsmanship in Europe, Nanban is today an e-commerce that is a real bridge between East and West design cultures. I got the chance to make some questions
September 27th I've been in Basel attending the fourth edition of the IKEA DDD in Switzerland. This year topic has been «Design for purpose» and involved speakers tackling this challenge from many point of views and with the tools they
Wednesday 4th kicked off the first Design Apéro, a new networking event in Zürich I conceived for bringing together professionals in the design and architecture industry.
Design Apéro: Waiting for the guests to arrive
Design Apéro: Setting up the table
Ever wish that there were 25 hours per day? A bit of extra time for getting things done or simply to have some time for yourself. Well, in Zürich there is a hotel that has made its twenty-fifth hour its
«Networking is not about just connecting people. It's about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.»Michele Jennae
Zürich has a vibrant community of interior design professionals and I had the pleasure to meet many of them during
This year's DesignMiami/Basel edition has been one of the most inspiring of those visited so far. I've seen playful collectibles, installations that blend design, art and innovation and a renewed commitment to explore new techniques and sustainable solutions.
Located nearby the banks of the «Petite France», one of the most characteristic neighbourhoods in Strasbourg, Les Haras Hotel is the former National Stud Farm converted in a charming four-star hotel inspired by the equestrian world.
The housing complex has
On the 15th May I checked out what's new at Architect@work fair (Zürich chapter). The exhibition, created by C4 -Creative Fo(u)r, is known for showcasing innovations in the fields of building envelopes & systems and interior finishings. Among the main
This text has been originally published on thedesignpot.net journal in 2016. The words you are going to read, reflect my thoughts at that time when I was thinking about why I founded an online publication about interior design and young
I read a lot. I really read a lot. I love it and is an essential part of my job. As a journalist, I usually read articles, essays, and books about journalism, publishing, and interior design. Some time ago, my