milan retrospective: villa necchi campiglio

There is one more thing about Milan I need to write about: Villa Necchi Campiglio. We visited this beautiful residence of the middle-class industrialists Gigina Necchi, her husband Angelo Campiglio, and her sister Nedda on our first day. The villa was built between 1932 and 1935 by the Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi, and is a real treasure of Rationalism…

milan: studio museo achille castiglioni

Today has been our last day in Milan. After breakfast and before heading off to Lenate airport we called a cab to take us to the Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni. What a delight for anyone remotely interested in design!

expo milano 2015

I am currently in Milan with our daughter for a (we think) well-deserved girls-only weekend. We started this tradition two years ago with Paris, then Berlin last year and now it is the Italian capital of fashion and design. I couldn’t make the Salone del Mobile 2015, which I regret, but Milan remained on my…

weekend envy: bertoia bird armchair

Yesterday morning when taking our puppy on a walk in the woods, the sun was still hiding behind a layer of mist. And for the first time this year the air felt and smelled like autumn is close. Hours later, the sun eventually came out, but not for long before the evening set in and with it a rather chilly breeze. I do…

the high and low of it…bar stools and breakfast bars

I have a love/hate-relationship with bar stools in general and breakfast bars in particular. More hate than love even, I would say, and that is why you won’t find neither in our home. The mere fact though that I write a post about it, could, however, be an indication that this is about to change…I…