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Igloos in Milan. A post war housing solution

Igloos in Milan are a major example of architectural diversity of the capital of fashion and design. Their construction demonstrates how iconic and vibrant was the design scene just a few years after the second world conflict. Igloos in Milan. A brief history The igloo houses in Milan were built in 1946 on a project by architect and engineer Mario Cavallè, who also designed the mushroom houses which were demolished at the beginning of the sixties. These particular contructions own their origin to the need of those left homeless by the allied bombing which took place in Milan during the…

Oscar Winners: where are they now?

Oscar winners: where are they now? Among the past oscar winners there are some who belong to a new category: the oblivion. Yep! Some of the talented actors who were lucky enough to hear their name during the most important event of the cinema industry well…disappeared. They were not abducted by aliens they just stop to be part of that magic circle. They did not take part in any major film after their win. Some turned to TV or theatre, others were discharged by the industry. Let’s see together what some of the past oscar winners are doing now. Marlee…

10 Corso Como in New York is now open

10 Corso Como in New York is now open We had the chance to visit 10 Corso Como in New York just a few weeks before the grand opening of the store in the South Seaport District, and now that the iconic negozio owned by Carla Sozzani has officially opened its doors we went back to Manhattan to see how things are going in the up-and-coming district next to Pier 17. Accessories The store surely replicates the same look and feel of its Milanese version. The fashion, design and photography enthusiasts will not be disappointed. It opens on a grand…

Goodbye Google +

Google + its about to be permanently deleted by its creator Google. Did you save your content? make sure to do so, it all ends on the 2nd of April!

Hugh Jackman skiing on the Italian slopes.

Hugh Jackman the Australian actor know the world over for movies like Wolverine and the Xmen has chosen the Italian Alps to enjoy skiing during this winter season. According to his Instagram profile he spent a few days in Livigno, a well know location for winter sports just a two-hours drive north of Milan. Livigno is a very popular destination for those who like skiiing and enjoying the snow. The view from the top of the mountains nearby the small towns of Livigno and Bormio is breathtaking. Livigno is also a popular city for shopping. Due to its close proximity…

Milan brings its Coliseum back to life

Milan brings its Coliseum back to life As you probably know Milan has a long history! Founded back in the VII century before Christ. Its Roman era left an impressive heritage to the city which is about to come back to life. Roman ruins are visible throughout the city. Particularly worthy of note are the roman ruins in Via Brisa, just a few steps from the city centre and the ones at the metro station of Piazza Duomo. Milan used to be the capital of the Western Roman Empire (286 BC), and a city of this calibre needed to have…

Christmas movies to get you in the right mood

Christmas movies to get you in the right mood! When it comes to Christmas there is nothing like sitting on your couch with your loved ones and enjoy a good movie to enhance the festive atmosphere. Here is our chart of the best christmas movies that will get you in the right mood. 5. The Grinch Released in 2000 and directed by Ron Howard, the movie won an academy award for best make up. It stars Jim Carrey as The Grinch. It was a major success and since the beginning of the new century has become a Christmas classic. The…

Christmas in Milan. Here is what to do.

Christmas in Milan is a not to be missed experience. Here is what to do if you happen to be in town in the upcoming weeks. And if you are still planning what to do here below there are plenty of good reasons to book your next flight to Milan. Christmas shopping in Milan First and foremost…Shopping! When it comes to Christmas choosing the right store to find the perfect gifts for the ones we love is paramount. The city of Milan offers plenty of opportunities from the flagship stores of the Montenapoleone fashion district to the boutiques of Italian…