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,…

The lost flavours of Cavallo pastry shop in Udine

Surrounded by the warm scent of freshly baked bread let’s discover Enzo’s love for baking

Since 1958, while everyone else is asleep, Enzo Cavallo is in his workshop preparing bread according to the traditional recipe, the same one his father used. You need to look back to the past to properly understand a job which is very hard but very rewarding. A few crumbs of a family’s history. Enzo tells…

Molino Moras, a century of flours

In Trivignano Udinese to discover an old and fascinating trade!

  Often the most pleasant encounters happen by chance: as I was walking along via Felice Venezian one day, I discovered a very particular boutique; a little shop with warm colours and filled with sieves and grain ears. I couldn’t resist.. I headed straight in! I found myself in the Mecca of flours. Incredible! As…

A weekend break in Umago and Cittanova

Just a few kilometres from home, Istria has everything you need to feel on holiday

I’ve said it a million times but I’ll say it once more: The best thing about living in Trieste is being close to so many wonderful location, from mountains to sea locations, each with its own particular beauty and different price range: a choice for every season of the year. This time I only had…

The show Liberty at the stables of the Miramare Castle

A day in Trieste dedicated to history, art and the sea

It’s baking hot today, but that’s what summer is all about really. So, I decide to organize a “refreshing” day and visit the new show that just opened, about “Liberty and the European art revolution”, taking advantage of all the summer services that my city has to offer. I decide to reach the castle of…

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…

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…

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…

Italian Fable: From Italy to Trieste and then to the rest of the World

The start-up that offers a selection of delicacies in their Surprise Food Box

A few months ago, as I was taking a walk along Trieste’s Karst, I met an old friend, Paola Fonda, that told me that she spent the last two years traveling around Italy, looking for Italian food delicacies from companies that respect nature in their cultivation and farming techniques and that search for a balance…

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…