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From Londji interview:  "I don’t think we go against the tide. The toys we played with, the same toys our parents and grandparents played with, and our children are playing with now do have a ludic and pedagogical efficiency proven for a number of generations. There has been a sort of natural selection and we have now the best of each time. We just want to give them back the dignity they deserve."

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How much do we envy the kitchen desks of professional chefs?!? As they do, we also would like to handle kitchen tools and main ingredients at hand. But, as soon as we face our kitchen, we have to adjust our expectations to less generous spaces and tools. Here are some tips on what tools can be used next to the cooker without spoiling the working space nor jeopardizing your kitchen style.

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“Innesti / Grafting” is the theme of the Italian Pavilion at the next Venice Architecture Biennale edition. Big noise around the “Well proven chair”, both for the ecological awareness as well as for the figurative impact. The chair is made out of the grafting of a wooden frame and a seat, produced using the wooden chips, waste material obtained by the frame processing. The wood turning process causes a waste in wood ranging from 50% to l’80%, a huge amount! The two young designers James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel wanted to recycle the chips and they have learned that...

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The sense of wonder is very vivid in contemporary achitecture. Madness still exists, rather in the public parks than in home gardens. An example: the “Folly 2014” annual competition, organized by the Architectural League of New York in the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. The contest invites emerging designers to present their projects, expressing the folly installation and realizes the most interesting work which decorates the park. In this year edition the jury and the press got impressed by the "Invisible barn” project, an idea of the New York studio STPMJ. Althought the project did not win, the studio gained a honorable mention and a big media interest.

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Having a look at it today, it seems quite a young and dynamic Company, but Kartell was born in 1950's, manufacturing reachable tableware, made out of plastic. Paiis, draining racks, carpet beaters and anything you could find in metal or wood just after the war. Giulio Castelli, Kartell founder, strongly believed that the new polymeric material would be able to develop a new entrepreneurial project.  From then on, after 65 years, Kartell presents the new tableware collection.

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The last Salone del Mobile event in Milan devoted a large importance to the bathroom. Innovation and function keep surprising and suggesting environments solutions keen to take care of ourselves. Inda, the Made in Italy bathroom furniture and accessories producer since 1944, presented a booth, reach of details, able to obtain a very personal space. In our blog you can find few tips we got from Inda exhibition.

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From the interview with the Prometheus of design, Francesco Faccin

"I am trying to work behind the scenes, never imposing a trait which makes my design recognizable. What matters is that ideas start floating around, in objects as in literature, music or arts. Ideas that tell utopias, the way we would like the world to be. The Masters do this better than others, sharing visions and dragging ourselves to better paths."

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On March 18th Eataly, the "high-end" food shopping mall opened the door to its second Milanese headquarter in the building that previously belonged to the Smeraldo theatre. The history of the place that represented for years the landmark in the music, dance and entrateinment field, both in Italy and abroad, drives us today to the opening of a new symbol of the Made in Italy.

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Milano Design Week discloses an event in any backyard of the city. Should you be looking for something interesting without getting lost, we suggest to visit SpazioFMG, a gallery which organizes architectual exhibitions, interesting for the casual reader. Luca Molinari, historian and critic of the discipline, calls together four ateliers working in the African continent. Wolff Architects and Noero Architects are precisely from Cape Town, selected as the 2014 World Design Capital and location of interesting international events focused on social reconciliation.

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