Studiocinque e altro is moving and they’ll be waiting for you on the 15th of December!

Handmade design where the main character is always the fabric.

Almost two years ago I wrote about this wonderful workshop in Trieste and today I’m going back to it because they are moving to a new location, always in the same neighbourhood. From the industrial building in Viale D’Annunzio 4, Paola Fontana (sister of Alessio Fontana from Fontana Luce Light Lab, remember?) and Roberta Debernardi…

7 Things to do in Villach

Will two days be enough?

It’s almost Christmas time, and lights and decorations are popping up all over the place. As soon as I see the first decorations I always feel like taking a trip somewhere, but there’s always very little time and even less budget, so today I’m going to suggest a low budget trip away from Trieste and…

The largest vinegar producer in the world? In Manzano (Udine): it’s Midolini!

2.300 barrels store an incredible balsamic vinegar!

I’d visited the vinegar producer Midolini a few months ago, but I’ve already gone through my batch, so my son requested some more and, as the good mother I am, I went back to Midolini to buy some more. Surrounded by 35 hectares of vineyards of their property, among Refosco and Friulano I finally reach…

MissClaire Home: I’m finally opening up this new project!

Local artwork, recovery and…

I’m tired but very happy, and if I think about last year when I was facing an apartment that needed to be completely renovated and redesigned, I’m amazed. As it so often happens, even this adventure started off by chance, with an opportunity I could take advantage of: my mum was trying to rent this…

Blu di Prussia: handmade art in Trieste.

Wood, fiberglass, recovery, poetry and lots of passion!

In Via Cadorna 10, in the area that is developing in Trieste, one of those streets that I often confuse (Via Diaz or Via Cadorna? I always need to be careful not to mix them up), there’s a little shop with a handmade wooden wing at its entrance: here I discover Blu di Prussia (Prussia…

Atelier Laboratorio degli In-Perfetti in Trieste – a mix of wood, Murano glass and metal.

Two artists who moved from Veneto to Trieste

In 2014, in the old part of Trieste, precisely in via d’Aosta 6/a, the Atelier degli In-Perfetti opened (which means the imperfect workshop). There can be beauty even in imperfection: this is their workshop’s claim. The owners Raffaella and Sandro, two creative and friendly people with an infectious enthusiasm, introduce me to their boutique. One…

KAAITA and its green production

Bags that will last forever…

Today I want to introduce you to Alenka Repič, the founder and creative director of the Slovenian Company KAAITA. I’ve fallen in love with this brand of sustainable products and Miss Claire Home will be proud to host Alenka’s laundry bag. It was about 12 years ago when Alenka started Kaaita. In an Indian language…

Alberto Rocca: wooden sculptures Made in Trieste.

Artwork born from a deep connection with nature.

Another casual encounter… When Trieste’s local newspaper “Il Piccolo” published an article about my web project connected to the opening of “MissClaireHome”, I received an e-mail from Barbara Chermaz, Alberto’s wife, asking if I was interested in their creations. I’d never seen their sculptures, so for the first time I went to have a look…

Vud: local designers Made in Trieste

Wood, ceramic and metal in a mix of Nordic and Japanese style.

In Trieste almost everyone knows about VUD and its workshop in via Diaz 15a, but I definitely need to talk about it for anyone who will come to visit Trieste, to remind them to stop by and visit this original concept. Vud is a project of Rosa and Filippo, two architects that lived for a…

A weekend of time traveling

The castle of Strassoldo (Udine) and the market stalls

It’s finally springtime and the first sunshine and the trees in bloom convince me to take a trip. I take advantage of the “Castelli Aperti” (Open Castles) event to go and visit the famous castles in Strassoldo. This small village in Friuli opens twice a year to the public: Palm Sunday weekend and the second-to-last…