The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: This pen, designed way back in 1911, splits into two halves when in use
In 1936, the first Quadretti Colorado, a prototype of a highly unusual double-nibbed fountain pen, was created by an Italian named Orlando Quadretti who was born in Bologna in 1911 in San Giovanni, Persiceto, in Bologna. He did not patent his pen until after WWII had ended, with the dates variously given as 1946 and 1949.
Launched as the world’s first spreadable beer, Birra Spalmabile is made of 40 per cent beer and comes in two flavors – one light and delicate from its blonde ale content, and the other with an intense aroma and stronger taste from its dark ale content. The result of a collaboration between Italian chocolatier Pietro […]
Do you fancy some awe-inspiring, panoramic views over the Italian Alps? They’re naturally free for the taking, courtesy of Mother Nature. But what if we tell you there’s some snuggy accommodation you can stay in the vicinity that’s absolutely free? Would that hasten your climb up the mountain? This little cabin in question is built at 8,300 feet (2,531 metres) on the top of Foronon Buinz Mountain, in the Julian Alps of Italy.
Have you ever fallen asleep on your keyboard? I bet it wasn’t every comfortable. But thanks to Italian design firm ZO_loft, we can all take comfortable naps on our keyboards. This QWERTY sofa is the most cushioned keyboard out there! Trust me, you’ll sleep like a baby.
The Capo Hotel blends old world Italian charm with the modern flash of glass and polished metals. The hotel, situated in Shanghai, was voted Best Restauarant 2013 by the China Tatler. And no wonder! Fresh, oven baked pizzas and scrumptious cocktails are readily available to enjoy in this super cool atmosphere. I love the strange classical art found throughout.
I feel a bit like Alice walking into Wonderland. This new retail space all glass, huge sculpture, and black and white floors. Designed by Italian architect Fabio Novembre, Hit Gallery in Hong Kong brings the retail experience to a new realm of surrealism. The shop is meant to communicate the Italian fashion and lifestyle. This design elevates shopping […]
When these angry members of the construction industry decided to take a stand, they did it with art. Instead of destroying something or creating chaos as most protests tend to lean towards, these Italian citizens joined together to set up 10,000 yellow helmets outside the Milan stock exchange building. Rather than being destructive, they organized […]
You’d know him from Faith No More, as the lead singer of Mr Bungle who played with Tomohawk. Yes! Mike Patton. Just recently, my iPod switched into a phase of progressive, experimental and metal sounds and is now playing my favourite album of the moment, Mondo Cane. I know, I’m behind the times. Released in […]
I started the Vaughn de Heart brand, which is sold through the Lost At E Minor online store, two years ago. This is a video to celebrate and tell more of the story. The music is by Lemolo.