A look at Milan Design Week 2019

When Katie invited me to contribute to Pirouette and explained that my first assignment would be to go to Milan Design Week I jumped at the chance. As an interior designer based in Paris the opportunity to explore the goings-on in Milan and share my feelings about it with you…

Art and culture in Milan : Osservatorio & Academia dei Bambini by Fondazione Prada

Milan is becoming a must-visit culture hub. Last month, the Prada foundation in Milan opened a new space in the city center called Milano Osservatorio, dedicated to photography and visual languages. Next week will be the opening of a space dedicated to children, Academia dei…

Art with Kids in Milan

This summer will take us to Switzerland (for only long enough to allow us a swim in an Alpine lake), to Italy (Milan, Bergamo and Venice), to Lithuania (Vilnius), to the Latvian countryside (near Daugavpils) and to France (Saint-Remy de Provence, Les Landes - just above Biarritz…

4th Edition of Kidsroom Zoom in Milan

April fools, April showers, April the month of Milano Mobile, the super exciting and vibrant event that turns Milan into an absolute must-visit place for almost a whole week. It will be the 4th edition of kidsroomZoom!. Here's the selection of  brands and artists, all around…

Pet Lamp by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

Designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón knows that pollution generated by plastic bottles is a problem that affects us on a global level. With his project PET Lamp, he is turning an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture…

News from Milano, Italy

Milan is always at its best under the sun and when crowds arrive in heavy numbers for the Salone de Mobile. This week end was incredible, with tons of energy, smiling faces, sun beams and creative happenings, including KidsroomZOOM. Reportage...

How was Playtime Paris? Three retailers share their experience

Corinna from Kidsen (London),  Sabrina form Boucle d'or (Brussels), Barbara from Mezzanotte (Milan) comment their visit at Playtime and share their precious finds.

Miniteo : Bravo!

  Miniteo just opened in Milan, a few steps away from its big sister, boutique Teo. The store focuses on shoes in small sizes with a thought for moms (range up to size 40). The main brand on display is Pepe (well done; I always wanted their models for myself!), surrounded…

Crochet, new way

  I don't know very much about Loredana Bonora, but her crochet  and feathers installation at Milano Mobile (Fuori salone, Zona Lambrate), in front of the great Richard Hutten carpet, stayed with me.

kidzoom, for all design lovers – Milano Mobile April 2011

  Ninetonine   Nonjetable   Great news for all the Design lovers : some smart people are cooking up an exclusive project around children's design, to be displayed during Milano Mobile in April. Exactly what that vibrant, exciting and very international furniture fair was…

Ada Pilastro, 5 and half years old – Roma, Italy

Ada Pilastro, almost 6 years old, lives in Rome with her mother. She practices artistic gymnastic and she has an immense admiration for her uncle Andrea, who lives in Milan. Andrea Pilastro, also called "Zio Andrea", recently reminded the importance of role models for children :…