Milan + Expo 2015

LaFavia Four Rooms

Milan | LaFavia Four Rooms

Now here's one of those secret addresses that really will make the difference, particularly if you're weary of the great and glossy chain hotels. This one's in Milan, nice and central in Zona Garibaldi: a sublimely appointed B&B on the first floor ... More

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GUM, the pomade

Milan | GUM Salon

GUM: likely the coolest and certainly the most original hair salon in Milan, in trend-setting Ticinese neighbourhood just south of centre. This is where Stefano Terzuolo started up on his own after 15 years' experience with top international brands and a penchant for ... More

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The Bell lamp and more ...

Milan | Discipline

Design brand Discipline got a mention here a few months back as outfitter of Milan's Pisacco restaurant, still a showcase for some of its signature furniture and lighting. It just shows the two enterprises share a predilection for warm, vibrant interiors replete with natural materials. ... More

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Interiors by Tanja Solci

Milan | Carlo e Camilla in Segheria

Three creative partners - Carlo Cracco, Tanja Solci  and Nicola Fanti - and a dramatic vintage-industrial setting are the recipe for success in Milan's latest swank restaurant and cocktail bar. Carlo e Camilla in Segheria opened its doors a couple of months ago ... More

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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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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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