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 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.
Soul paper is a gem of a paperie (and a bit of a creative hub) in the heart of the largest city in central Saskatchewan, Canada; Saskatoon is often called the “Paris of the Prairies” in similarity to its river, the many bridges and abundance of Art Nouveau architecture.
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…)
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…)
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…)