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5 unmissable Italian furnishing and interior architecture blogs.

So, if for example you’re thinking about demolishing walls in order to transform your kitchen into a single space with the living room, and you’re …

Great Italian international architects: Carlo Colombo

A rigorous style, generated above all by his vivid passion for his work, which also leads him to give lessons and conferences in Israel, Greece, …

How to make ecological detergents for cleaning steel.

<b>3 home-made detergents, eco-compatible and absolutely environmentally friendly</b><p>There are two very good reasons to use natural detergents every day: …

Choose a Personal Organizer, and transform chaos into harmony.

The words our Professional Organizer will say most frequently will be: “keep”, “throw out” and eventually, when possible “donate”.<p>These represent the …

Modern kitchens and living in Amsterdam: from a video to a story

What happens when you decide to set a video about a line of appliances for <b>modern kitchens</b> in the capital of Holland? Curiosity arises, and wondering …

Typical Veneto Recipes: how to make Risotto alla Trevisana

Colours and tastes from the Veneto tradition<p>Risotto alla Trevisana is one of the best-known and appreciated <b>Veneto dishes</b>, ideal as a prestigious …

Chinese Cuisine - Recipe for Chinese Dumplings

Chinese cuisine: the classic recipe for Jiaozi dumplings<p>Chinese cuisine actually consists of various very different regional cuisines, all of which …

Ethnic African Cuisine: Recipe for Kenyan Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf (or Pilau) is a typical dish in Kenyan ethnic cooking. It offers a journey among spices and flavours so intense that it may leave you with …

Living in London, in renovated spaces with contemporary designer kitchens

This evening they have invited us to dinner: sophisticated simplicity, based on sushi accompanied by a fine white wine.<p>They laugh and joke about …

Bruno Barbieri on Mount Argentario: a star-studded master chef and a breathtaking panorama.

A chef juggling with Mount Argentario’s treasures<p>Bruno Barbieri chooses his ingredients from among the countess flavours of this land a stones-throw …

Masterchef

A journey through Spain: on motorbike routes with Bruno Barbieri

Cooking, travelling on two wheels: riding in the passionate saddle of our MasterChef.<p>The raw, warm notes of flamenco accompany us on the beginning of …

Inventions

Vegetarian main course recipes: Seitan Strips

Vegetarian main courses: a recipe with seitan, a high-protein alternative to meat<p>One of the best-known <b>vegetarian foods</b> is undoubtedly <b>seitan, a</b> …

Vegan recipes: Soya Meatballs

Ideal as a main course or as starters at a party, soya meatballs are one of Vegan cookery’s most delicious dishes, as well as being healthy and easy …

Shan Jiang, Chinese illustrator, master of the visual arts

The world of Visual Arts and the creativity of Shan Jiang, an eclectic illustrator from China: of himself he says only “Behind everything beautiful …

Coca-Cola advertising illustrated by Amaia Arrazola Otaduy

<b>Amaia Arrazola Otaduy continues to astonish her admirers: collaborations with agencies on communications for the biggest brands (did you see her</b> …

Experience Florence through the flavors of Italian cusine: the Schiacciata Toscana

The first thing you have to do to prepare this delicious aperitif is to stand beside grandpa and observe how he prepares the dough.<p>It’s Tuscan …

Eat well and healthily, with Food Blogger Nadia Damaso

Nadia Damaso: “<i>Cooking is art</i>”<p>We all know now that the ideal lifestyle must include a balanced diet and a commitment to eating well and healthily. …

Wooden fruit & veg crates: simple furnishing for sophisticated kitchens.

One outstandingly practical kitchen furnishing solution involves using an ex-fruit crate for shelving purposes<b>. One or more wooden crates fixed to</b> …

Milan Design Week 2017 and Icon Design: be-there talks, come what may.

In this 360 degree view of <b>Milan Design Week 2017, we recommend in particular three events that offer original and innovative ideas on living spaces</b> …

Amazon Go delivers the fastest food!

Amazon Go: how does it work?<p>In just three parts, here’s how the new computerized super-store works:<p>as shoppers enter the Amazon Go shop, they are …

Street food: recipes and useful tips. Ready to try them?

<b>Street food menu: typical regional foodstuffs or exotic international options?</b><p>Buns, rolls and sandwiches with classic Italian cured meats, stuffed …

Shabby chic: definition and advice about a very on-trend furnishing style.

Shabby chic and design. Shabby chic and furnishing. Shabby chic, definition, meaning, history… People talk a lot about shabby chic these days. But …

How product design ideas come to life for Marc Thorpe, a New York architect.

In the footprints of creative thinking in product design, together with New York architect Marc Thorpe, who tells us when and how he gets the ideas …

App Vivino, the wine scanner to help you choose the right wine.

You very much enjoy wine tasting and quality wine, but you’re not an expert yet? You’re invited to a friend’s home but you don’t know which wine to …

Smart Homes, intelligent kitchens and the internet of things

<b>Google Home</b>, <b>Amazon</b> <b>Echo</b>, <b>Olly, Apple</b> <b>homekit</b>… take your pick! Ready to try interactive cooking? The apron is not included in the kit.<p><i>The genie in the</i> …

Milano Design Week through the eyes of Giorgio Tartaro.

Thousands of written words and hundreds of hours of broadcast related to all things design. That’s Giorgio Tartaro’s world, a professional …

Baked artichoke and shrimp omelet: the recipe.

Bored with the usual omelet? Here’s a recipe for a lively variant on the classic artichoke omelet.<p><b>Artichoke omelet is a perfect recipe for all kinds</b> …

Interior design combining furnishing and fantasy: presenting the Pick Chair!

The Pick Chair is <b>simultaneously stool, chair, side-table or panel to be hung on the wall as a work of art.</b><p>It can be transformed from a seat to a …

Kate Sutton’s original illustrations for LeSportsac bags.

A pencil in love with nature’s animals and vegetals, re-observed with joyful fantasy. The hand guiding the pencil belongs to Kate Sutton, always …