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Milan shopping_Antonio Marras

As you all know I visit every year Milan Design Week to sense the new vibes, not only on design & art level but also the new shops, the international crowd, the food, the resto’s… Enfin a yearly energy boost. I also check out with friends, get together and by doing so you sometimes arrive in a hidden gem that’s worth talking about to you guys. Leen Hilde is a friend who lives in Milan for several years, has a Milan boyfriend and kids there, so we can say she’s a local. We wanted to see each other so we agreed to have coffee at NONOSTANTEMARRAS, the flagship & headquarters of artist & fashion designer Antonio Marras. Not your average shop, not a mainstream collection. But what a great garden (with flower shop and lunch terrace), and what a great poetic shop. Check it out for yourself. The images speak for themselves. When in Milan, Antonio Marras NONOSTANTEMARRAS shop is a must go. For Milan Design Week, the Nonostante Marras space hosted a light installation, the outcome …

Rick Owens_Image of the day #23

I love the work of Rick Owens. Rick’s clothing lines, fashion shows and furniture collections are always bold statements, very pure and have a provocative nature. So does his shops, temples of Owens pure and black philosophy. They all have one eye catcher in common: in every shop you have a life size wax version of Rick Owens. In Paris it’s standing on the counter desk and nearly every hardcore fan takes a picture with their idol, standing on the desk. But in Owens Milan store Rick’s wax figure is not visible in the store. You have to go into one of the two fitting rooms to see them. Did I already tell you Owens has a fine sense of humor and certainly a huge dose of self relativity? You have to see the image to believe the position he’s in… Besides the particular fitting room seats, the Rick Owens store is, as always, very minimal designed, and the entire shop is pure white in a concrete bunker. No window displays, the windows are closed with a white concrete …

Burp, a food magazine, but not as we know it

I am HUGE magazine freak. Every new magazine that comes on the market I end up buying, one day or another. Every fashion, food, lifestyle related magazine I lay my hands on ends up on my Moooi magazine collectors plank, until a brand-new shipment is delivered. So it was no surprise I got invited by press agent Saskia from The Wicked PR to check out BURP, a new mini food magazine by pastry chef Erik Vernieuwe and photographer Kris De Smedt. God, what a surprise it was to see the first edition of this tiny, not-glossy-at-all microzine with styled food photography! Bye bye natural food sets, chaotic arranged food ingredients, crumbles and used wooden surfaces. Erik and Kris do not like the ’so-hip-it-hurts’ Instagram foodie-style. Burp food magazine re-invented the glam-style, über worked, glossed over the top food styling, inspired by the 80 ties. Think bright color back grounds, clean cut custom photography and bizar designed recipe lay outs. No advertising, articles, interviews or other clutter to distract, bore or seduce the reader. Burp is a look-and-enjoy …