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Nadia Cristina Beccaria
I so agree with lauraclaycomb! I am an Anglo-Italian now living in Italy and desperately trying to get Italians to take note of the wealth of beautiful objects they could still manufacture AND also take advantage of the many artisan crafters who's survival hang by a shoe-string. It is business they could well do with at the moment, but no, ho-hum, it isn't "IKEA" inspired, They are convinced that the whole world admires Italy for contemporary design. I work as a painter/decorator of traditional Italian wall decoration, (when possible in natural lime paint, as in the picture of a recent job I completed). I am considered simply out of date or an English eccentric (I am a bit!) since 99.9% here prefer "sleek and simple." Whatever happened to embracing your heritage?
ps Italy is passionately beautiful, I wish you a marvellous holiday!
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Lori Dennis, ASID, LEED AP
So simple, just bring in a Tuscan melon and proscuitto from Trader Joes!!
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Mariana Pickering (Emu Building Science)
Funny, here in Italy, everyone complains about the high maintenance of the gravel driveways! They don't like the grass and weeds that grow up on the edges.
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