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…)
The new decorative papers are already printed!
Visit us! Be the first to preview our 2017 collection: 24 new designs, including a selection of letterpress papers with hot gold foil details, that will enrich our already vast collection of exclusive decorative papers. (more…)
People around the world, mostly Europe, know the glue, Coccoina…. a fantastic story of packaging, advertising and design. First manufactured in Italy in 1927, Coccoina glue is a memory of many Europeans’ childhood.
Amaca’s pop up stores featuring printed designs from Rossi, have an added element of design: new Rossi designer boxes.
Some of the most famous floral designs of Rossi 1931, were used in the creation of the 2016 Spring & Summer AMACA (by Sanyo Shokai) collection. Now, in their retail pop-up boutiques, are additional design features: boxes made from popular Rossi designs by Kyoto artisan box maker, Box and Needle. (more…)
AD 1404 papers, are soft, felted-textured papers (referred to as Corona) made for Rossi by Cartiera Magnani. AD 1404 features a subtle deckle and a range of cream, white and pastel colors. In flat and folded cards, card sets, and envelopes. (more…)
Letterpress stationery has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts, after nearly vanishing over the past centuries. Surprisingly very little has changed since the first days of letterpress. The original letterpress printing skills developed centuries ago, used raised metal type cast in individual letters. (more…)
One of the best stores in Lund, Sweden, is Lexis Papper (Paper). Lexis is an independent stationary shop with a wide range of well-known brands, as well as smaller lines with a specialized design. (more…)
When he was 17, Luca Palatresi bought his first SLR camera. His passion was in observing people…the faces surrounding his world and fantasizing about the hypothetical vs the reality of their stories. (more…)