Posted by on Nov 25, 2007 in craftulence, I wanted to be an architect | No Comments

Unfinished Objects: Baroque chair: must finish peeling off old paint, take to reupholster, repaint. Tulip stool: must sandpaper and take to car painters to paint white, reupholster. Whales: must sew them: my 56 year old Bernina sewing machine will be here this week. Bottle Rack: must bring the project to the carpenter, find chalkboard paint, […]


Posted by on Nov 24, 2007 in craftulence, images | No Comments

After the edelweiss and the violets, I decided to make a pin cushion with my favorite flower: Anemones!

Damiano does Rome

Posted by on Nov 18, 2007 in globe-trotting, my sons are smarter than me | No Comments

Dear Damiano, this past week we spent in Rome together, you and I, was a beautiful one. People stopped us in the streets, to tell me how cute you are. I must confess I felt so proud, for the way you look at me, for the way you trust me and let me soothe you. […]

pansy, forget-me-not and hearteases

Posted by on Nov 11, 2007 in craftulence, images | One Comment

or What to do in Vipiteno when it keeps snowing like it were winter, part II. A pincushion a day keeps the doctor away.

What to do in Vipiteno when it snows.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2007 in images | One Comment

Amongst other things, you can sew a beautiful pin cushion entirely by hand, using this idea from a book you got for your birthday – Softies. The design is from Bella Dia. You can’t imagine the contentment you get when you sew the final stitch.

Fennel gratin

Posted by on Nov 8, 2007 in food | No Comments

ingredients: 1/2 cup of milk 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp flour 4 tbsp grated parmigiano 4 tbsp shredded gruyere 1 small garlic clove salt&pepper Blend and cook for 5 minutes until sauce thickens, pour over 4 fennel bulbs, cut into 8 wedges and steam cooked for 7 minutes in pressure cooker (15 minutes otherwise) in […]

For all you voyeurs out there

Posted by on Nov 7, 2007 in I wanted to be an architect | No Comments

You can take a look at my former apartment in Milan with before (when I bought it) and after(when I moved in) photos, and many other (more)amazing home-turnarounds at RenovationVoyeur Many thanks Rusty!


Posted by on Nov 6, 2007 in my sons are smarter than me | No Comments

This tub is like a bucket and it is designed to make the baby feel in a sort of uterus. It also documents Damiano’s growth. March 3rd 2007: first bath in the TummyTub, not really thrilled about it. April 24th 2007 : one of the first baths at Home, still not very sure he likes […]

My little Pirate

Posted by on Nov 6, 2007 in my sons are smarter than me | No Comments

He must have inherited his right eye from me, because it is a lazy eye. But no problem, we just cover the left eye and now let’s see how you gonna make that eye move. (he wasn’t really amused by this patch, but it surely is becoming – I want one too!!)

Laitakaupungin valot (Lights in the Dusk, Le luci della sera)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2007 in life, poetry | No Comments

Kaurismaki in Vipiteno. That, I never thought of as possible. Thanks to my friend Christiane who proved me wrong. The city theater offers good movies, not italian crap or hollywood blockbusters, once a week. Today it was a beautiful evening. I cooked risotto with green pumpkin and bacon, I won playing cards against my loving […]