YOU Autumn/Winter 2014

Handmade footwear from Milan mixes high-quality materials and diverse stylistic influences

We first met with Milan’s Your Own Universe (YOU) creators after the launch of their well-recieved Spring/Summer 2013 Nomad collection. We loved their unique use of varied materials, textures and stylistic influences. Their upcoming Autumn/Winter 2014 line is no different, think Bedouin herding garb meets American lumberjack boots in Northern Italy. YOU sent us a preview of their upcoming line and we were impressed with …

Interview: Daniele Lago and Paola Jannelli

We chat with the designers about their newest collaboration “Luci e ombre” illusionist wallpaper

Considered one of the most interesting furniture companies in Italy, LAGO shines for its vision and often surprising and extremely innovative approach to design. Together with Jannelli&Volpi—also a leader in Italian design for wallpaper and furnishing fabrics, and for their JVstore in Milan—they have now developed a line of poetic and surreal wallpaper called “Luci e Ombre,” or “Light and Shadows”. The two companies meld …

Magna Pars Suites Milano

The world's first hotel-à-parfums opens in the heart of Milan

Located in the heart of Via Tortona—Milan’s mecca for fashion and design with its plethora of showrooms, advertising studios, architecture and fashion houses, plus hundreds of events during Design Week—the Magna Pars professional complex provides an essential reference point for creativity in the Italian metropolis. At the helm of Magna Pars is the Martone family, who recently expanded their enterprise by opening Magna Pars Suites …

Travelteq Travel Wash Bag

Sophisticated nylon makes for a near ideal accessory


 In the never-ending hunt for the perfect Dopp kit, we recently tried Travelteq‘s latest contender, the Travel Wash Bag. Accented in fine Florentine Vachetta leather, the interior and exterior are both composed of high-grade and easy-to-clean nylon. Design-wise, the bag triumphs in a lot of ways, starting with a magnetic closure for the main compartment that runs the length of the bag and makes …