The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia by Santiago Calatrava

Exploring modern Mediterranean architecture: La Muralla Roja and the City of Arts and Sciences

Gentle light, Mediterranean flora and deep blue sea can only enhance visual sensations triggered off by great works of architecture. My recent holiday in Spain gave me the chance to admire two landmarks of contemporary architecture - La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill and the City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava. Read on …

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Dan Flavin Cardi Gallery Milano

Contemporary Art in Milan: Dan Flavin and Carlos Amorales exhibitions

Besides fashion and design, Milan is known for its vibrant art scene. And here I don’t mean only Leonardo da Vinci and masterpieces of the past, but also contemporary art at the local galleries. There are still a couple of days left to see two of them - the Dan Flavin exhibition at Cardi Gallery …

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Noroo Group Tides Ventura Centrale 2019 Milan Design Week

The most beautiful site-specific installations at Milan Design Week 2019

The most intense design week of the year is over. It took me quite a few weeks to digest all the information and the visual input, but in this post I would like to share my personal impressions instead of offering you a summary of trends and new products. The sheer number of events of …

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Bauhaus 100 – books, architecture trips and must-see exhibitions

This year we celebrate the centenary of the influential movement in architecture, art and design. One hundred years since its creation, the Bauhaus philosophy still defines what we consider modern and minimal and has significantly influenced our tastes in interiors, furniture and fashion. Here’s my selection of books, exhibitions and travel ideas that will give …

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The Ribbon chair by Nika Zupanc for Queeboo

My favourite pieces by 5 women designers

Following International Women’s Day I’ve felt the need to feature my favourite pieces of design by some of the leading women product designers. It’s not that I believe that women’s creativity should be put into a separate compartment or celebrated only once a year. In fact, it’s been challenging to narrow down my list to …

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Hanna Anonen Cocktail ceiling lamp and Merry-go-round tables

Inspired by Finland: from cult classics to new interior brands

Finland, a country within the Arctic circle, strewn with thousands of lakes, sauna, reindeers, great outdoors and introverted locals. A Nordic nation that treasures silence, but has nevertheless succeeded in building a coherent visual narrative, where everyday design objects speak louder than words and communicate the values of Finnish society. When it comes to furniture …

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Inspiring floral accounts to follow on Instagram

Inspiring floral accounts to follow on Instagram

Are you looking for ways to summon some much needed spring vibes? Start with your Instagram feed and follow some extraordinary floral profiles that cross the boundaries between nature, art and interiors. From florists and set designers to avant-garde magazines and established institutions - discover ten accounts to get you in the #inspiredbypetals mood.  Mary …

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The Neon and Mellow collection by Umzikim

Creative design brands for art lovers

Art and design are natural allies when it comes to creating spaces that are vibrant and full of character. It’s not uncommon to see iconic design pieces exhibited at art galleries as these pieces alone can usher in creative vibes with or without additional artworks. But are these to be found at the galleries only? …

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victor vasarely centre pompidou

10 European art and design exhibitions to inspire your imagination in 2019

January is the perfect month to start planning your holidays and cultural activities in the coming year. Here’s a Dreams & Design roundup of some exciting contemporary art, fashion, photography and design exhibitions likely to inspire your future weekend getaways. Ten different cities in Europe, ten exhibitions that might encourage you to book a trip …

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Favn sofa Fritz Hansen

Design and zodiac signs – interior ideas for 2019 part 2

In my previous post I shared some interior design picks for the first six astrological signs, from Aries to Virgo. Now it’s time to talk about the remaining half of the Zodiac. Have you already read about your sun sign? If so, don’t forget about your ascendant. And if you don’t believe in astrology, well, …

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