Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Milan’s Green Balconies

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I love how the balconies and windows of Milan overflow with flowers and vegetation! I show you these examples not because they are so special or unique but because it’s so common! It’s like a gift to the city because the people in that apartment get to enjoy it a little bit but it really just beautifies the city. It’s much more common in Milan than in Rome or Florence or almost any other city in Italy.

 

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Come on New York we need to up our flower game!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

On the Street….Wooster St., New York

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On the Street….Via Monte Napoleone, Milan

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Monday, June 8, 2015

On the Street….Corso Magenta, Milan

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Friday, June 5, 2015

On the Street…East 10th St., New York

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

On the Street…Varanasi, India

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Reading List…Antiques In Italian Interiors Volume II

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It’s so odd that when I flip through a book like this, Antiques In Italian Interiors Vol II, I get lost in imagining what it must have been like to actually live in these spaces.

 

I don’t get so caught up in the chair designs or the frescos on the wall, but instead I think, how fun it must have been to create a space like this.

 

And unlike modern design which is so minimalist right now, I love the mix of colors and texture and pattern. It really is an education in truly beautiful design. Design for no other effect than beauty and to make a great impression on the viewer. There’s very little “form follows function” in this book and a lot of “bella figura,” (beautiful shape).

 

When I go to Florence this month I hope to meet with Mario Ciampi, maybe he’ll have a few interesting stories from photos in this book.

 

 

Book Details:

Antiques In Italian Interiors Volume II

By Roberto Valeriani

Photographs by Mario Ciampi

Published by Verba Volant Ltd.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On the Street…Essex St., New York

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

On the Street….Lafayette St., New York

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

On the Street…Grand St., New York

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