Milan + Expo 2015

From Jain-Studio Mumbai ©Francesca Molteni

Milan | Design Week 2014

Design Week in Milan kicks off today! Six days of furnishing frenzy irrefutably bigger and better than ever, and that covers both the mainstream trade fair at its regular Rho Exhibition Centre venue and the cutting-edge design events and temporary spaces of the ... More

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Sporting memorabilia

Milan | The Yard

Smart small hotel near Porta Ticinese in the city centre, The Yard is entirely designed around an original theme: sport. But don't run away with the idea that this is some cheap gimmick or - perish the thought - anything ... More

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Looks inviting

Milan | Drogheria Plinio

A clear-cut philosophy is what they call it: food as experience, culture and the pleasure of good company. No arguing with that, or even with the less philosophical aspects of Drogheria Plinio. Open from 8 till late, the grocery-with-cuisine serves continental-style breakfasts and ... More

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Sediments, Sentiments (Figures of Speech) 2007

Milan | Allora & Calzadilla

The sound of music, the pure, clear notes of well-trained female voices echoing out through the portal. That - rather than the magnificent 17th-century architecture - was what drew me into Palazzo Cusani last week as I was strolling along Via ... More

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The Small, detail

Milan | The Small

Not so much a restaurant as an experience, The Small, just off the far end of Corso Buenos Aires, does its best to defy definition - and even description. It's not just fashionably shabby-chic, it's refined and sexy; a concept, yes, but ... More

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His-and-hers wardrobe at Rossosegnale

Milan | RossoSegnale

If you favour B&Bs for the personal touch, this one is awash in it. And if you adore the stories behind them, well, at RossoSegnale thy cup positively runneth over. In a previous life, in another home in another city, Alberto and Raoul lodged a ... More

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28 Posti

Milan | Seats 28

Well, you know exactly how many friends to round up to fill this little place in the Navigli neighbourhood of Milan, abuzz with nightlife every day of the week. But there's more to 28 Posti than its diminutive size and finely-honed cuisine ... More

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Cykno

Milan | Cykno

The e-bike is one thing, this is another. Designed and produced, yes, for getting about independently and sustainably using pedal power with the extra surge provided by an electric motor, Cykno is the ultimate, top-of-the-range, designer electric bicycle. Made in Italy, of ... More

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18th century Venetian glass bowl in the museum

Milan | Most Des Res

Everyone who's anyone in the global rag trade boasts a flagship store on or off Via Montenapoleone. Five blocks of high-class ready-to-wear and jewellery, the zenith of the whole Quadrilatero fashion district in Italy's fashion capital. What were once the finest Italian brands, ... More

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YCIA, bilingual warnings...

Milan | You Chat I Am

You Chat I Am is the maverick message coming from designer Elena Corazza, and it takes the form of this year's must-have summer fashion accessory in this part of the world. That is, a collection of bracelets labelled YCIA , silk crêpe laces in vivid ... More

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The new D & G offices in Milan

Milan | D&G Architecture

Architecture studio Piuarch is quite a favourite with Dolce & Gabbana. It may well have bagged exclusive rights, as the new Milanese office building of the ultrachic fashion house is at least the fifth commission in a decade. This one is right ... More

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NonostanteMarras

Milan | Marras Notwithstanding

Sardinian stylist Antonio Marras closed his flagship store in Milan's plush fashion district last year. That's the bad news. The good news is he reopened in trendy Tortona-town, in another of those so-contemporary abandoned industrial spaces. The new store is accessed from ... More

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