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 –
Inspired by the Renaissance architecture of Italy Alessandro Zambelli and Stefano Seletti have created a set of dinnerware to see and savor. The Seletti Palace Collection was designed as a series of iconic Italian buildings and monuments that when disassembled form a tablescape of design with plates and bowls illustrated on both sides showing the details of the buildings they represent. When not in use the sets can be stacked to form the object and then unpacked again for use at the dinner table.
There is no documented evidence to suggest that James Bond had a pen like I’m going to describe. But I would venture a guess that if he could he would. As he was found of gadgets, this pen may have caught his eye. It is a pen created by Italian designer Guiliano Mazzuoli, inspired by the famous Bialetti cast aluminum stove top espresso pot. The upper portion of the pen resembles the Moka pots of Mazzuoli’s youth still used in Italian kitchen’s today.
The pen is beautiful, a work of art and a statement of Italian design but with a price tag in excess of $250 you would need the resources of Her Majesty’s Secret Service to afford it.