What to do in Maniago?

Choose among crafts, gastronomic excellence, and nature

What if I told you that in my 42 years of age, I’d never visited Maniago? You wouldn’t believe me, right? Well, it’s true, I’d never been here! But it’s easily fixed: I happily accepted the invitation I got from the Maniago Municipaity to come here and have a look… SMITHS AND CUTLERY Maniago, the…

MetMat by Mattia Meterc design

To the discovery of a heaven of twine in Jalamicco!

What I’m about to tell you is a story of work, passion and much dedication: it’s an Italian (and local) fairytale which sets its braided roots fifty years ago. We’re in Jalamicco, a small village in the county of Udine, a few kilometers away from Palmanova. Here, in the 1970s, a woman became a widow…

Tonini Interiors: the realm of interior design in Udine

A story of passion and great beauty

When I’m in Udine, there’s one thing I can’t not do. It’s mandatory. Nobody can take away my usual walk around the city center, that is usually combined to a good glass of wine and a frico (it’s not that light of a meal, I know…but who cares!). I also always stroll around the castle…

Paper Engineer: Annalisa Metus is one of a kind in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Special artisans in the heart of Trieste

“How does Annalisa make a living with Art Attack?” It all started with my interest in discovering everything I could about the work of Annalisa Metus, class of 1978, with a great passion for colored cardboard. I had been keeping an eye on her for a while now! Her name kept popping up during cultural…

Belgrade, the NY of the Balkans

History, museums, designers and clubs… the city that never sleeps!

Dear friends J many of you have followed my Stories on Instagram and Facebook and witnessed my enthusiasm for the six days I spent in Belgrade, one of my most incredible vacations. Get ready to read a pamphlet, because I tried to summarize as much as possible, but it’s really hard! First of all I’d…

Dezen Dezen, traditional prints in Trieste

Hand-made environmental friendly clothing

Traditional scarf prints are reborn here in Trieste (the ones that were onced used in Eastern countries). A traditional item that is reborn in a modern style and that I can’t wait to tell you all about… a story written by Dezen Dezen! This ambitious project (and delightful I should add!) was thought of by…

Massimiliano Schiavon Art Team: Murano’s glass art

Six generations of success in a new furnace in Venice

When you mention excellence, the art of glass manufactiring is definetly included. I’ve decided to talk about it today, taking you to the colourful island of Murano, in Venice, to discover  Massimiliano Schiavon‘s new furnace. When I meet him I gather that we’re not talking about recent history. Massimiliano’s family has been designing glass for six generations,…

ZoneOne72, Davide Comelli’s signature

China, acrylic, bic or graphite: different techniques with a unique spirit

There’s no better way to start this article than introducing the main character. Davide Comelli, born in Trieste from 1981, is a young talent and – as you’ll see –  does some impressive work. His father was a professor of painting technique and workshop at the Istituto Nordio in Trieste, and he learnt a lot…

Silverleaf: when silver becomes art

Face to face with Massimo Moreale, goldsmith from Udine.

“Beauty is a form of Genius–is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon”. With these words the poet and writer Oscar Wilde described the…

Farben1962: a passion for glasses!

A new eyewear line, ready to be discovered.

Today I’d like to tell you about another great passion: eyewear. I really like this fashion accessory, in all its variations, to define a look or enhance your face. And I definitely love to keep up to date on the latest trends and niche productions. If it’s also a handmade product connected to Trieste, I…