Submarine crashes through the streets of Milan

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 10 October 2013

Ohmygod there’s a submarine in the middle of Milan! We assume someone flushed it down the toilet when it was little, it grew in the deep, dark sewers of the city, and now it’s back to get its revenge. On October 1, people were shocked and confused when they saw a submarine sticking out of […]

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Turned on its head: Viktor & Rolf’s topsy-turvy store in Milan

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Wednesday 20 March 2013

Dutch fashionhouse Viktor & Rolf’s neoclassical store in Milan is decadently elegant and all, but there’s something not quite right about it. For one, these chandeliers are sticking out of the ground. Nope, the designers weren’t drunk. The inverted decor was exactly what architect Siebe Tettero had in mind when they approached him to “twist […]

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Milan street artist Sea: swimming in remarkable street art

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Saturday 1 December 2012

Milan-based street artist Sea got his very first contact to the outdoor art scene as a little boy fequently visiting a particular part of the Italian sea side which was stuffed with graffiti back in the days. Ever since he felt very attracted to street art and to special places for sharing his work. Up till today he developed his talent and became a well known artist doing great walls and paintings and as well forming part of the Spruzzers team.

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Pipilotti Rist remakes Wicked Game for her art installation

Akvile Lesauskaite Reader Find

By Akvile Lesauskaite in New Art on Tuesday 24 April 2012

In Milan, there is Fondazione Trussardi. They have a cinema called Cinema Manzoni, which is located in the shopping district. Don’t get mislead: they do organize impressive exhibitions there. Last time I passed by, it was Parasimpatico, a bunch of installations by Swiss contemporary artist, Pipilotti Rist.

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Lovisa Burfitt illustrates the walls of H&M store in Milan

Akvile Lesauskaite Reader Find

By Akvile Lesauskaite in New Art on Saturday 21 April 2012

When I was living in Milan, I simply could not just pass by the H&M shop located in the old part of the city. Every time I went there, it was like entering an enormous closet with painted walls, full of cute dresses and heels. The illustrator that the store collaborated with is Swedish artist Lovisa Burfitt. Her work is stunning.

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Vertical Forest by Stefano Boeri Architetti

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By Gerry Mak in Architecture on Friday 21 October 2011

The idea of high-rise farms and gardens is nothing new at this point, but I still find the concept compelling. This Vertical Forest designed by Milan-based studio Stefano Boeri Architetti is another interesting version of the idea of urban reforestation.

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Star Wars typography posters

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Friday 21 January 2011

Matteo Civaschi and Gianmarco Milesi of Milan-based ad agency H-57 created this cool type out of Star Wars character heads.

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Rub My Buddha jelly moulds

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 15 October 2010

With the recent jelly craze raging abroad, it seemed inevitable that someone would endeavour to bring it home to us closet jellymongers and wannabe gastro artists the world over. Luckily Milan’s crafty Nobody & Co has done just that with it’s cheeky set of Il Buddino pudding molds adorably shaped as portion sized Buddhas.

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