Winner of the 2016 “Best Department Store in the World” by Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS), the most prestigious international association of department stores, la Rinascente marks its 100th Anniversary.
One of the hottest “apps” right now is not a technology app at all; it’s a bullet journal. Yep, it’s not done on an iPad or your phone using some complicated program — it’s all written down on paper, which is why a lot of us who are paper and pen, old -school fanatics, love this.
Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Wasatch Mountains of Utah you will find Hobble Creek Craftsman, a small, home based shop that strives to offer products that cannot be found anywhere else. We strive to make items that have intrinsic value that can be passed down from generation to generation, friend to friend. (more…)
Paper Story is located inside the trendy Ebisu Mitsukoshi in Tokyo where exquisite boutiques and high end companies are the occupants. Apparel, lifestyle products, fashion, art, shoes, spas and restaurants… it’s the sort of place one could spend a day. (more…)
Pietro Mascagni was an Italian composer most noted for his operas in the style of Verismo, an opera marked by melodramatic plots with characters drawn from everyday life where the subjects are not mythological figures, or kings and queens, but average contemporary men and women and their problems. Considered a virtuoso of his times, he wrote 14 operas and operettas, symphonies and soundtracks for the cinema and toured all over the world. A true divo, he was an ingenious and eclectic composer, open minded to every change and innovation. (more…)
The Alte Hof (Old Courthouse) in the center of Munich is the former residence of Emperor Ludwig IV (of Bavaria, 1282-1347). It was destroyed in the Second World War and was rebuilt around 1950. Manufactum, the department store extraordinaire, has been in this building since 2007, encompassing almost 900 square meters and housing their entire range of goods. (more…)
In a town on the River Stour, about 16km south of Stratford-upon-Avon, Sharon Highway produces her beautiful leather journals.
“I always loved creating things. I did a lot of sewing with my Mum as a child. “ In 2011 she stitched up her first- ever leather journal for a gift, ”and that was it, I got hooked.”
by guest blogger, Charlene Quint
“I have long thought that the world does not need more technology or money or advancements. What we need – what our hearts long for – is to be inspired by the good in others, blessed by thoughtful acts of kindness, and encouraged by gracious words”. Charlene Quint