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in Color Inspiration, Furniture, Interiors, Ispiration, People

Boa Boa restaurant in Milan

Since last week things have massively slowed down in Italy and in the rest of Europe. The progressive and relentless spread of the Covid-19 has forced people to stop and reconsider their habits. The Italian government is doing a good job in keeping its citizens informed, not instigating panic and making decisions aimed at limiting the spread of this new and unpredictable disease.

To take our mind off this uncertainty let’s see what our Vito Nesta is doing. Do you remember him? I am sure you do. We have spoken about his designs more than once and a few months ago we published an interview where he explained his recent projects and he answered some questions about his creative process.

Today we are looking at one of his latest projects, the decoration of Boa Boa, an Asian-fusion restaurant in Via Pontonaccio, Milan. Vito created a fun and relaxed interior; he used mainly three colours (rust blue and bottle green), eye-catching wallpapers , lovely lampshades, velvet and a touch of gold to give the restaurant plenty of character.

The wallpapers Casablanca and Samoa are designed by Vito Nesta for Devon&Devon.

We just have to hope that Milan will be back on its feet in no time so that I can go and experience Boa Boa‘s cuisine that I have been told is delicious.

(Images courtesy Vito Nesta)

in Color Inspiration, Furniture, Interiors, Outdoor

Ikea 2019 summer collection

The month of February is going to be coloured by Ikea 2019 summer collection and it is going to put us in the mood for some good weather!

The collection is designed by Lotta Kühlhorn, Malin Unnborn and by designer group Papperian, a studio started in 2001 as part of an initiative for people with disabilities and a strong passion for art.

The colors and some patterns remind me of Marimekko first textiles.

The collection is joyful and perfect to decorate a sea holiday house.

in Color Inspiration, Interiors, Ispiration

Rusty shades, earthy reds and melanchonic pinks

Violet is the 2018 Pantone color but we like rusty shades, earthy reds and melancholic pinks this year. To be honest, we are a bit bored of the fuss about Pantone‘s favourite colors.

Here is a selection of beautiful spaces dominated by colors that are between terracotta, bordeaux and red.

As you know I am looking for a new house, if I find it tomorrow I will definitely use one of these hues.

Images from Pinterest

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in Furniture, Interiors

Hay for Ikea

Hay has just released a few images of the products they designed for Ikea; the collection called Ypperlig will be released in October worldwide.

This is another prestigious collaboration, after the Sinnerling collection designed by one of my favourite interior designer Ilse Crawford in 2015. One of prettiest Ikea pendant lights is part of that collection;  you can still spot this lamp made of bamboo lattice in so many cool houses and bars published in magazines.

The Ypperlig collection looks very well made, in perfect accord with Hay‘s philosophy  but at the very competitive Ikea’s prices.

I will definitely get for me and the people I work with the black stationary set; it is difficult to find affordable stylish objects for the desks (in fact at home I keep stationary in a draw)!

The red framed mirror, also available in green, seems to be a very good idea for an entryway.

Ikea is getting better even in presenting their products, the styling in the Ypperlig campaign photos is wonderful, the images are very catchy and inspirational. For instance I love the dark red wall with the pink pipe, definitely an idea to copy!

Which one is your favourite Hay/Ikea piece?

Have you already thought about what would you like to change in your house or working space in Autumn?

 

in Interiors

Hobbs Barbers Shop, London

 
I have just spent a few snowy days in London seeking inspiration, working (not much really) and wandering around with my beloved friends.
Speaking about creative ways to hang pictures (see my previous post), I find the wall of this little quirky barber shop by Borough Market in London very clever. What makes it  captivating is the overall arrangement and the colours of the walls, not the objects themselves. The red paneling, the purple frame and the touches of gold and yellow really enhance the objects displayed ;  the same wall in cream would be so much more insignificant. 
in Furniture

Is Vola by Arne Jacobsen over-priced?

 
 Look at this tap called Vola. Pretty, don’t you reckon? It could give a lovely splash of colour to a modern lacquered white kitchen, for instance. That’s what I thought and was tempted to use it in the flat that I’m renovating at the moment to add a bit of spiciness to a medium sized, average kitchen. The only little problem is, that, it costs a fortune. It costs over $1000, over £1000 , over 1000 euros. It costs too much in my book. It is definitely striking and comes in funky colours, it’s designed by Arne Jacobsen but at the end of the day it looks quite ordinary when you consider how much you’re paying for it. I wonder if there are colorful taps out there that stretch the imagination but not your wallet?  What do you think? 
in Arts+ Crafts, Color Inspiration, DIY

God (and Pantone) save the queen’s sense of colour

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Most Italians believe that she hasn’t got much dress sense and that she often looks like a kid’s ice-cream or a bottle of Lemoncello (for instance at William and Kate’s wedding). 
I think she is faboulous: she never clashes with the background even if she wears quirky colours, she is always elegant and appropriate, she has always been faithful to herself, she loves colour and she uses it to express a feeling or help to transmit a message.
Today she was wearing white, a peaceful calming colour that stood out but didn’t clash with the red and gold of her surroundings on the barge (Kate also did well with a red dress).
I would love to have one of the limited edition Panton Queen’s Colour Guide released with Pantone and Leo Burnett London! It displays the monochromatic outfits of the queen over the  last 60 years as a colour palette with the Pantone references. Brilliant.
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