Elinno Finland: Tablewares & Decorations

Enchanting and beautiful, a modern-day fairy tale greeted me in the Elinno exhibit at the 2015 Ambiente design fair.  Drawn in by the timeless, elegant allure of Scandinavian design with distinct threads of traditional Chinese heritage woven throughout the romantic patterns on the dishes, I found myself giddy with delight at discovering this nearly hidden gem. The Elinno booth sat in a far corner of the the main tabletop and dinnerware ...

Creative Cafe // Photographer Paul Anater

The majestic play of shadow and light upon a brick edifice weathered by age and time. I’m inspired by struggle and beauty and the more I think about those two seemingly disparate threads, the more I’m convinced that they’re actually the same thing. I see photography as the best means of self-expression I’ve yet found. Photography, better than any other medium I use, allows me to interpret how I see the ...

9 Eye Catching Vintage Furniture & Decor at Roberta e Basta Milan

Earlier this month I shared one of Roberta Tagliavini's Art Deco and Antique shops, today I am delighted to share another. This second eponymous shop, located in Milan's Brera design district, is filled with gorgeous Italian and European vintage decor and furniture from the 1960s through 1980s. Decorative vintage glass and ceramic vases. Striking emerald green blown glass vintage fruit bowl. Decorative porcelain statue depicting dancing couple during Venetian ...

Art Deco & Vintage Design Style at Roberta e Basta Milan

Wrought iron day bed/lounge dressed in exotic zebra hides and accented with tribal influenced decorative pillows set the tone for the Roberta e Basta style that evokes the sense of a global nomad with roots firmly planted in the world of fashion and bohemian sentiment. Roberta Tagliavini's eponymous antiquariato on via Fiori Chiari in the heart of the Brera Design District in Milan, was one of the several antique ...

Antique & Mid Century Lighting Style at Rita Fancsaly Milan

Just steps away from the famed Brera Academy, is Rita Fancsaly's vintage boutique - one of Milan's finest purveyors of 20th century lighting fixtures.  With a specific focus on lighting designs produced between 1930 and 1990, the boutique offers a beautifully curated collection of lighting from the Art Deco period through the Post-Modern period. Guided by Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva, the largest antiques touring and shopping company in Europe, ...