Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall is for knitters

Fall is basically the perfect season for knitters.
It's when you switch from cotton to wool and you start dreaming up big ideas for sweaters and scarves and accessories in chunky yarn, or soft mohair, or luxurious alpaca... It's the season for inspiration and ideas that will be then carried out through winter, it's all about the potential now!
I for one, have started gathering inspiration from Kim Hargreave's new book Embrace, just take a look for yourself at the pure beauty of all this...

All images from

My first fall/winter project is coming along pretty quickly, and I am trying to be more monogamous with my knitting and not start fifty different projects at the same time. I decided to stick to not more than three at a time (which is not exactly monogamy, but closer to it). I have so many ideas right now so it's a bit challenging but I will try!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Timeless elegance

When I was about 12, I would always say I wanted to be an interior deisgner when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. While I ended up doing something entirely different, the art of creating beautiful, inviting and warm interior spaces that people will live in and call home continues to intrigue me.
That's why, when I discovered California based interior designer Heather Hilliard's website while perusing the internet this week, I was absolutely in awe.
While the homes shown on her website are probably far beyond anything we normal people will ever be able to afford, we can still gather inspiration for creating indoor spaces that are sophisticated, uncluttered, extremely refined, and that exude a timeless elegance while remaining warm and soothing at the same time. I dream of curling up on one of those couches with a book or tucking into one of those beautiful beds in the evening.
You can visit her beautiful website here or read her impressive bio here.
All images are from her website.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

End of summer

The summer vacations are over, I'm back at the office and the end of summer is aproaching, a part of the year that always makes me slightly sad, even though I do enjoy fall once I get into the groove of it.
Here is a small collection of photos from my summer travels...we decided to travel through Italy for a change, including parts of Italy that I had never been to before, specifically the Marche region, which I found beautiful and quite peaceful as mass tourism doesn't really seem to have discovered this area yet.
It is an incredible country I live in, wherever you go there is so much beauty to explore that a whole lifetime would not be enough to enjoy it completely...

(If you are wondering where any one of these pictures was taken just let me know in the comments!)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Inspiration: Miami summers

While I have been to Florida before, I have never been to Miami, and it is one of those places I would love to get to see at some point.
I am particularly drawn to the iconic colorful art déco architecture that I've always only seen on magazines and in movies and the vision it creates in my mind of a blistering hot afternoon where the sun rays bounce off the pale colored surfaces of the buildings and almost hurt your eyes.
Here is a little collage of Etsy finds inspired by this atmosphere and by my favorite of all seasons...

1) Travel poster of the Carlyle Hotel,WhiteOneSugar
2) Red Wrap Dress, Kulayan
3) Avalon Hotel Fine Art Photography, CestLaVieArt
4) The Colony Fine Art print, GwenMeyerson
5) Art Deco Building, Miami, Fine Art Photography, VictoriaPhotoShop
6) Vintage Lanvin Sunglasses, PNB vintage 
7) South Beach Peach Architecture Photography, inthisinstance

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy first day of summer!

I took this picture yesterday evening as I was on my bike to go have dinner with friends. I love the way summer evenings feel, and I miss them all winter...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

F.O.: Light blue summer dress with mesh detail

I finally have an F.O. to show you, a cotton sun dress with a mesh detail on the collar which I made thinking about this top I made a while ago. The dress is short and sweet in a lovely light blue 100% cotton yarn from the french company DMC. I can imagine it worn both as a summer dress and as a beach cover up and it is very comfortable and stretchy, so perfect for summer travels.
Details on my etsy page...

Finalmente ho un capo finito da mostrarvi, un vestitino estivo in cotone con lo scollo traforato che ho realizzato basandomi su questo top che avevo fatto un po' di tempo fa.
Il vestito è corto e molto confortevole per via della lavorazione rasata che gli da elasticità e lo rende comodo da portare in viaggio, ed è perfetto sia come vestito che come copricostume. 
Dettagli sulla mia pagina etsy...

Saturday, May 23, 2015


If things have been particularly quiet on the blog lately it is because I have just started a new job, which is no longer on shifts but on a regular nine to five schedule (nine to six actually). While I am really happy about this, this kind of schedule makes it sooo hard to, pardon my french, get shit done. It seems like you get home, you do one thing, and then it's time to prepare dinner and go to bed. I am loving the fact of having weekends again but I still have to get in the groove of it for all the rest of the week, I'm sure it's just a matter of adjusting my life to this new schedule and finding new habits and time management skills I still lack! I have had very little time to work on my spring summer projects but they are very slowly coming along...expect updates soon!

Scusate per il silenzio stampa! Ho recentemente iniziato un lavoro nuovo che non è più su turni bensì con un orario normale dalle 9 alle 18. Sono molto felice di questa cosa, e soprattutto di avere di nuovo i weekend liberi, ma devo ammettere che questo orario rende difficile fare qualsiasi cosa, mi sembra di non avere tempo per nulla! Arrivo a casa, faccio una cosa ed è già ora di cucinare e andare a dormire. Probabilmente devo solo entrare nel giro e prendere nuove abitudini, e sviluppare nuovi skill di time management che ancora mi mancano! Ho avuto pochissimo tempo per lavorare ai vari progetti estivi che ho sui ferri, ma pian pianino sto andando avanti, presto avrò delle novità da mettere nel negozio!