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Alphonse Mucha and Art Nouveau

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-gen-2016 15.13.32 / by Anna Letizia posted in art, Art Nouveau, Decorating, Milan, Milano

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The city of Milan dedicated an exhibition in Palazzo Reale to  Alphonse Mucha : 100 of his most famous works of art where displayed near works by other artists from the same period, who depicted with taste and sensitivity a unique period in history, not only of art but also of architecture, handicraft and culture in general.The exhibition featured eight themes, through which visitors could immerse themselves in the lively and joyful atmosphere of Art Nouveau.

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Homi 2016: the countdown begins

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-gen-2016 13.51.11 / by Anna Letizia posted in fairs, Fairs and Exhibitions, Furnishing, furniture, Homi, Milan, Milano, news

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Homi 2016: the countdown begins

The countdown begins for Homi 2016, the project of the Milan Fair dedicated to people, their styles and their spaces. From 29th January to 1st February 2016 Milan Fair will host a journey through 10 "satellites", 10 thematic areas that will investigate lifestyles and living spaces, with interesting opportunities for producers and customers.

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Custom design objects

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-nov-2015 11.41.16 / by Anna Letizia posted in ceramic, custom design, Customisation, customising, decor gifts, design, design items, furniture, interior design, porcelain

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Custom design objects

Nowadays the demand for custom design items created on customers' needs is increasingly recurring.
Taylor-made, the practice of creating products with specific characteristics by request is not just a recent fad or trend, but it is the best way to create something exactly as you want it.
There are various reasons why people might want custom-made things. For example, to stand out from the crowd, the need for precise dimensions, or a decorate something that matches to a particular environment.
All this occurs exponentially in contract and commercial interior design, which needs a turnkey-formula, specifically designed products and delivery within the stipulated time.

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Dog loyalty stories: an endless love

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-nov-2015 15.26.01 / by Anna Letizia posted in animal, Animals, ceramic, Collecting, customising, dogs, porcelain

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Dog loyalty stories: an endless love

A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. How many people can you say that about?
(John Grogan, Marley & me)

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How to invest money safely

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-nov-2015 15.26.18 / by Anna Letizia posted in art, ceramic, Collecting, invest, porcelain, valuable, works of art

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How to invest money safely

In recent years we have unfortunately witnessed periods of economic crisis, that have dismantled our established certainties: some people think the best way to save money is by stuffing it in a mattress. Is this the only answer to current financial uncertainties?

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Smart tips to decorate your home

[fa icon="calendar'] 4-nov-2015 11.57.59 / by Anna Letizia posted in customising, Decorating, design, design items, Furnishing, furniture, Ideas, interior design

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Smart tips to decorate your home

If you are decorating your home and you want it to be modern and elegant, you do not need to ask for an architect or a professional to help you make the best choice.
Perhaps not everyone knows that  decorating a home is easy. These are simple tips that will help you choose the best interior design items.

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How you can choose unique gifts for every occasion

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-ott-2015 16.17.10 / by Anna Letizia posted in art, ceramic, customising, decor gifts, furniture, gift, Gift Ideas, gifts, Ideas, porcelain, present

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How you can choose unique gifts for every occasion

There are plenty of opportunities to give gifts: birthdays, weddings, baptisms, anniversaries, graduations… The tricky part is to chose original and unique gifts, which stand out from the crowd and will be admired for their genuineness. Today we are submerged by in mass-produced, identical and conventional things; it is always more difficult finding one-of-a-kind pieces in the middle of a chaos of cheap copies. Nonetheless we want are gifts to be admired and remembered. If we think about prestigious works of art in art galleries, we could have a problem, both for their considerable cost and for their shocking appearance if contemporary. However art also appears in contexts other than traditional painting or sculpting: you can think about glassmaker of Murano, Venice, or handcrafted ceramics, or artisan wooden objects, or design accessories.

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Custom trophies

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-ott-2015 14.42.07 / by Anna Letizia posted in awards, ceramic, competitions, cups, Customisation, customising, porcelain, trophies

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A Trophy is the main target in any competition, in spite of the maxim "the important thing is taking part" - as de Coubertin said. Of course amusement is essential, but victory is the first motive in a challenge. Holding up the trophy at the end of the tournament, in front of an exulting audience, being proud of the result, is an incomparable feeling.
The pride of victory lasts so long that trophies are not kept in the closet, but they are proudly shown in the main room: looking at them lets you revive the feeling of power when winning.

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Exclusive shop window display ideas

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-ott-2015 15.45.17 / by Anna Letizia posted in ceramic, furniture, porcelain, Retail, shop window, show room

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Exclusive shop window display ideas to attract new customers

The first and the most important contact with a potential client happens in the shop window.
But how you can make people stop when they are busy with their smartphone, always in a hurry, lost in their own thoughts?
Let's take a look at some exclusive shop window display ideas which will break these habits. When you put  extraneous objects which tell the story of your products in your shop window you’ll create something unusual compared to the traditional display of products.

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Investing in art: how to make money with art pottery

[fa icon="calendar'] 6-ott-2015 10.36.44 / by Anna Letizia posted in art, ceramic, Collecting, porcelain, valuable, works of art

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Investing in art: how to make money with art pottery

The first painting to be stolen from a museum was the Mona Lisa, on August 21, 1911. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso was the first to be suspected…
A story about art collecting could start like this, a famous painter wishing to own one of the most important works of art ever. It is on record that Picasso himself upset one of his reviewers with such a cruel joke: they were chatting along the seaside and the Catalan artist enjoyed drawing on the sand. The reviewer was horrified because the works of art would be lost and because Picasso would sacrifice his own work to the sea.
However, as Mona Lisa is most valuable and out of reach yet, other works of art are affordable.
A quality work of art would create a sense of prestige and elegance in anyone's home.

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