Milan 12 + London 1


Iza loves to collect.

These few things were picked up by Iza during the Milan & London Trip 09.
... pebbles from the Hempel Hotel, London
... pine cones from Kew Garden, London
... chestnut from the studio museum "Achille Castiglioni", Milan

Putting side by side the other 2 sets of "treasures" from Japan and Vietnam ...
having a glimpse of iza's library...

The Hempel, London ... picking pebbles

Kew Garden, London ... searching for pine cones

The studio museum "Achille Castiglioni", Milan ... for chestnuts

( images from daily icon magazine and the studio museum "Achille Castiglioni" )

It was a place where the master Achille Castigliono worked and creative ideas were born.
I love this place more than any other exhibitions in Milan Design week 09.
I'm touched by these classic designs.
They could still move one's soul after decades!!!

On a comment book of the studio museum,
Iza drew these.
A chain of light bulbs,
and a chair which can be unfolded into a bench.
They are remarkable!
We have bumped into the Corraini's Gallery in Milan, by accident.
We met Steven Guarnaccia.
He was signing iza's new book - the three little pigs.
It is another place I would HIGHLY recommend.
Though small, but contented.
Corraini has a sophisticated collection of children books.
They even conduct workshops for children and teachers.
I hope one day they will come to HK!

In this new story, the 3 pigs are architects.
The first little pig decided to build his house of scrapes ... representing Frank Gehry.
The second little pig built a glass house ... representing Philip Johnson.
The third little pig built the Falling Water ... yes, he was Frank Lloyd Wright.
I then showed iza pictures of this great building.


Anonymous said...

beautiful "treasures"....

Yoli said...

What a beautiful and amazing world you are opening up to her? It is such a delight to see parents so involved in their children's education.