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.
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…)
Wouldn’t it be great if you could e-mail a company and tell them what you would like to buy and if enough people felt the same way, they would order it for you at wholesale prices? Enter Massdrop.
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…)
Itoya in Ginza is hands down the best stationary store in Tokyo.
There are 8 floors of stationery and writing products.
Explore the Ginza district, one of Tokyo’s swankiest and most posh districts, where every square meter of land in the area’s center is said to be worth ten million yen, or over one million USD…. think 5th Avenue, Rodeo Drive or Saville Row. (more…)