Milan EXPO2015

Expo 2015 silvia casali photography

Last October I visited the Milan Expo with my daughter Matilde. We wanted to enjoy the experience in its wholeness, skipping the long, huge lines to enter the pavillons - actually any pavillons, October showed to be the worst time to visit Expo2015

Fuorisalone 2014 | ZonaTortona VenturaLambrate

The Milan Design Week is almost over, and the web is full of images and articles about what happened during these last four days. This year too I visited Milan Fuorisalone - a faster than light visit to two of my favorite locations: ZonaTortona e VenturaLambrate.  While editing the photographs I took during those exhausting [...]

Mine Kafon Video | Massoud Hassani

I always get very emotional when I realize how beautiful human creativity is, and how many incredible and good things humans can create thanks to it. Today, I have discovered this jewel, Mine Kafon, designed by Massoud Hassani a 25-year old Afghani refugee now living in the Netherlands. Mine Kafon is a mine sweeper which [...]

Wine Bottles Upgrade | Lucirmas

Nino by Lucirmas at Superstudio piu Fuorisalone Tortona Milan

Yesterday I had a nice email exchange with Lucia Bruni, designer from Lucirmas, a design studio based in Barcelona whose creations I find extremely appealing. Lucirmás designs and produces sustainable glass products which tell a story. They make original, handcrafted objects from 100% recycled glass, offering the quality of a beautiful, artisan product. Lucirmás’ mission is to create [...]

Barn Design | Armando Ruinelli

Another very interesting architectural project. Today we are in Soglio, Switzerland, where the Suiss architect Armando Ruinelli has redeveloped an unused farm barn into a single family residence. The dwelling merges the traditional structure with a contemporary aesthetic, maintaining its place within the villages context. The three storeys are set into the steep slope, placing [...]

Fortune | Mark Braun

I first met Mark at the Salone Satellite in Milan in 2009. He had to leave his booth for a sec and asked me and my friend to keep a look at it - and we were very happy to help him, so that we had plenty of time to admire the displayed prototypes which [...]

A biblical bridge | Ro&Ad

I did not know Ro&Ad Architecten from  Netherland until yesterday, when I received my daily Fast.Co Design newsletter. Simply Wonderful. I would pay to cross this bridge. Then I visited their website and found this project description I would like to share: "At times, it can be good to come up with something senseless. The freedom of [...]

Introducing Miharu Matsunaga’s Ten-Ten

Another great design related spotted in Nicole's blog. Enjoy this wonderful "ten-ten"  (dots) flow by Miharu Matsunaga, talented Japanese Designer, Artist and Photographer. Miharu Matsunaga's Got Me Seeing Spots. In Mihaur's  website, you can also find other interesting works, such as the below featured Tarzan.

Are 21 bathrooms enough for a home?

Some call this a home, some call this a dream, I would call it a great architecture design a little bit intimidating. I would not mind to spend a short holiday there though. Designed by Paris-based Agence Jouin Manku for YTL Design Group, this amazing residence belongs to a Malaysian power family, hosting three generations of the family [...]

Liteon Succulent Concept by Yu-ru Chen

Apparently plastic bags are a resourceful means to collect morning dew and many mountaineers use it to collect water. Needless to say, not all climbers are conscientious enough to carry back their litter, and as a result many of our peaks are getting polluted. To offer a better alternative, we have here the Succulent Concept, [...]

Omer Arbel

When I first saw Vancouver Olympic medals I asked myself  "What brilliant mind can create such a great design and cool concept?" The answer was Omer Arbel. The whole process of conceiving and designing the Olympic medals is carefully described in this Boomdesign post. What I would like to submit to your attention are the many [...]


  The iTree is a top-quality iPhone and iPod docking station made out of a simple tree trunk. This is hollowed out using a special technique and specialized tools, expertly proportioned to produce optimum sound quality. Each iTree is unique – costumers choose the wood, the length and the built-in technology. They can even take [...]

Botanica by Formafantasma

The Eindhoven duo takes a look at the world of polymers pre-oil times as well as combining nature and plastic. Botanica is commissioned by Plart, an Italian foundation dedicated to scientific research and technological innovation for the recovery, restoration and conservation of works of art and design produced in plastic. Maria Pia Incutti, founder of Plart and [...]