Pastel Room, Racconigi, Italy, 2016

Impressive interiors captured by David Burdeny

i’m sure you’ve been there, having just visited your hundredth museum on holiday somewhere in Europe, the hundreds of years old frescoes all blurring into one as you walk glassy eyed from room to room and take yet another photo without even thinking. i know i have! isn’t it crazy how…

Claudia Corrent: Insulae

The Islands

Claudia Corrent is an Italian photographer whose project Insulae (The Islands) offers a different perspective on Venice. i have been lucky enough to visit Venice twice – though never ventured beyond the main island. it’s interesting to see it like this, more from a local’s point of view (and minus…

Luca Moretti

An Island

Luca Moretti is an Italian photographer who was born & lives in Tuscany. this past summer he took a series of photos on Elba, an Italian island close to where he lives. it took me straight back to holidays i have been lucky to have in Italy and elsewhere on…

AH/OK

AH/OK

first of all, what a cool name for a fashion label! AH/OK is the baby of Italian designer duo Claudia Carieri and Francesca Errani, based between Milan and Como – where their gorgeous silk pieces are created.

Sophia's Villa

Sophia’s Villa

this set of photos of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti at their villa in Rome, taken in 1964 by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was one of the first stories i discovered in the Life Magazine archives way back when they first launched their digital collection in 2009. for some reason i never…

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Barena Venezia

i haven’t been able to get the spring lookbook for Barena Venezia out of my mind since spotting it at Honey Kennedy yesterday. Jen and i were actually swooning over it on twitter too, and we might have gone off on a tangent about bearded men and Roman gods… and…

Casa Malaparte

Casa Malaparte is a house on the Isle of Capri which sits on a cliff 32 metres above the sea overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. it was designed in 1937 by Adalberto Libera for the italian writer & journalist Curzio Malaparte. in 1963 the house was used in Le Mépris, a film…

summertime

have you seen summertime with katharine hepburn? looks like i need to watch it. screencaps courtesy of marcine miller

jardino

janine is a photographer & stylist from cape town whose blog jardino i’ve been following… basically since i started blogging. her latest photographs from a recent trip to italy have been making me mind numbingly jealous, not just because i really want to go back there – but also because of her…

roma

when i saw this photo on flickr several things ran through my mind: fifties, vintage, kodachrome… that is until i noticed the car in the background. wayne bremser did indeed use kodachrome film, but the shot is from a recent trip he took to rome. amazing. be sure to check…

italians

i have posted about giancarlo rado before, but he is always worth a revisit. his collection of italian portraits seem to just get better and better with each viewing… i’d love to own one of these as a print.