According to the market research firm InfoTrends, global consumers will take more than one trillion digital photos this year with a large part taken on vacations and trips. So what do you do with the over the top number of pictures taken on your trip to Italy. Of course there’s your Facebook wall album and the obligatory photo book. Your annual Vista Print calendar and family Christmas card. Perhaps a Vimeo video. But like many Italian travelers the street art and iconic landscapes and architecture of Italy create such great photo opps that they want to bring Italy home with photos framed for wall art that deserve to be properly displayed.
According to pro designers the proper way to display your framed photos as art and make them look good on your wall is to follow a standard used in many galleries and museums. Always hang your artwork at 57″ on center meaning that the middle of the artwork is always at 57″. The 57″ standard represents the average human eye-height known to be most pleasing for viewing. Click here to learn how Maxwell Ryan from Apartment Therapy applies this standard when hanging artwork and enjoy your fotos of Italy!
Space is a luxury in Italy. Italians tend to live in smaller spaces than we do in the States. The typical Italian apartment is about 750 square feet, small by American standards . This is not uncommon. According to Apartment Therapy, if you’re traveling the world this summer, chances are you’ll come across smaller living spaces than your average U.S. house. Italians look for simple ways to maximize space without compromising on design or convenience. Multi-functional furniture providing high quality and high design can transform small spaces into attractive, livable effortlessly luxurious spaces. Like these –
Living space is tight in Italian cities, which are often geographically constrained with ancient fortress towns the architectural footprint for building and construction. Italian clothes are closely cut, Italian cars are small and compact. Even delivery of goods and services relies on a mini-mode of transportation, the 2 stroke engine powered Ape.
The legendary “Ape,” (pronounced ‘Ah-pay’) which literally translates into the “Bee,” is basically a Vespa scooter with a large square trunk and a cabin. First manufactured in 1948 by Piaggio, the three-wheeled mini truck was favored by workers and small contractors who needed a cheap and efficient vehicle capable of carrying heavy loads and parking in small spaces. I’ve seen the Ape in vineyards and orchards, driving the narrow streets of every Italian city but never like this.
German industrial designer Cornelius Comanns has converted a Piaggio APE 50 delivery vehicle into the Bufalino, a small camper equipped to meet the basic needs of one person.
A minimalistic approach to RV traveling with a small Italian footprint.