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Boxes and Dresses and Rossi, Oh My.

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…)

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ITOYA, Tokyo’s greatest paper store

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…)

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Museo Italo Americano

San Francisco is a museum-rich city, with many museums, particularly its small ones, scattered about in the city’s colorful neighborhoods. One in particular, The Museo Italo Americano, also known as the Italian American Museum was started by Giuliana Nardelli Haight in 1978 in a small space in North Beach in San Francisco. Solely focused on Italian and Italian-American art and culture, the nonprofit museum is now housed within the Fort Mason Center. (more…)

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Pettinaroli, the Milan Legend

Founded in 1881 by Francesco Pettinaroli when he first moved to Milan from Lago di Orta, this historic store has been known for years as the ‘Bottega Storica”. Right at the start, it took the form of a stationery store with an adjacent printing and binding shop. It quickly became very popular and well known in Milan, as it filled an obvious need. (more…)

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