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Mestieri LAB’s work is characterized by creativity, authenticity, and learning by doing. In this section, you’ll find our collection of articles dedicated to the topics that are closest to our hearts:

  • Personal Growth: essential for evolving professionally as well;
  • Case Histories: examples of how we work;
  • BAO: a creative and authentic collaboration;
  • Upcycling: our passion for giving a second life to the things we love.
  • 01/02/ 2023

    Autore: Marina

    I am a graphic designer and illustrator, I mostly deal with digitally produced caricatures and I like to range across different fields: vector illustrations, logos, pixelart, comics, ink drawings and watercolours. What I want for my works is that they correspond to the desires of their users, it is different when I create graphics for myself, where there is no defined purpose. In these cases I dedicate myself to the emotion or memory of the moment, giving it a shape to make it material and concrete.

  • 28/04/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    Drawing has been with me since I was a child, it has always been a way to distract me. In my artistic growth, understanding the value of authenticity was fundamental. BAO: What is your art? that you want to communicate and convey? Luca: I never paused to reflect on what my "art" should be [...]

  • 20/04/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    Colours, shapes, illustrations and much more: this is Simona Alunni's world.BAO: How would you define your art?  What do you want to communicate and transmit? Simona: From geometric shapes to doodles, from animations to illustrations. I would define myself as a multidisciplinary artist. I like trying new things, experimenting, trying things out. I like to tell what's on my mind in a fun and

  • 05/04/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    My poetry was born because I live on the tip of my heart. Because, just like Atlas, I hold a world above my shoulders that pains and strains me. And poetry is the horizon to which I look with hope. BAO: What is your art? What do you want to communicate and convey?

  • 29/03/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    My art evolves every day, this allows me not to turn off my curiosity. BAO: What is your art? What do you want to communicate and transmit? Martina: I can't define with certainty what my art is because it evolves every day in different styles and forms! [...]

  • 24/03/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    My poetry was born because I live on the tip of my heart. Because, just like Atlas, I hold a world above my shoulders that pains and strains me. And poetry is the horizon to which I look with hope. [...]

  • 15/03/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    I don't think I can define the moment when this passion was born, I think I find it every day in everything I see and do. [...]

  • 08/03/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    BAO: How did your passion start? Shivalika: When I was a little girl I used see my father painting with colours on canvas with his favourite brushes, used old brushes with different colours layers coated on it. I always wanted to hold that brush [...]

  • 01/03/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    I have always been creating art in various forms. The illustration strand was born during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The characters I draw always keep their eyes closed. They are resting, almost in meditation. BAO: What is your art? [...]

  • 22/02/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    I've always been passionate about drawing, I was the classic kid who would get distracted at school and draw on the desk. After years, in 2017, I rediscovered my passion, which had never really left me. Since then I haven't stopped. BAO: What is your art? What do you want to communicate and convey? [...]

  • 15/02/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    BAO: WHAT IS YOUR ART? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE AND TRANSMIT? Eleonora: My main art is photography, but I also create videos. BAO: HOW IT STARTED, TELL US ABOUT EPISODES IN THE PAST RELATED TO YOUR PASSION AND YOUR ART. Eleonora: My passion for photography has been with me since [...]

  • 08/02/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    "Niente di serio is a project that started almost as a joke, knowing that it would be yet another unfinished hobby in my life. Instead, it has turned into a very important little slice that I would like to be part of my life for a long time to come.[...]

  • 25/01/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    Sometimes it happens that we are completely lost in another universe. Through this disconnection from reality, I have found myself again by writing my poems. BAO: What is your art? What do you want to communicate and transmit? Demetra: My art is writing, for me writing means CARE.

  • 18/01/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    In my art there is no right or wrong answer. The real power lies in the colours. As an artist, I think each colour has its own fundamental importance: the impact that is triggered with the feelings of the viewer is art itself. My work is based more on emotions, feelings that colours can arouse.. [...]

  • 11/01/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    We interviewed Clara, a talented photographer from our collaboration with Bao. In her photos she explores and exposes the fragility and beauty of the body, through a stylistic signature rooted in Sicily, particularly the island of Pantelleria.

  • 04/01/ 2022

    Autore: Marina

    BAO: How would you define your art? What do you want to communicate and convey?

    Eleonora: My art is writing, more precisely poetry. Through poetry I want to communicate the way I feel about life, my emotions, reactions and the deepest part of me. But I also want to convey complicity to the reader, I want to make him understand that he is not alone in facing everyday life, that we are similar, that he is understood and loved. Each of us has different feelings, but often we can find ourselves in literature because someone else was able to write down those feelings that we have. I want to be that someone else and give hope to those who read my poems. You can cope with everything as well as I can, there are other people who experience similar emotions and that we can support eachother.

  • 28/12/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    We interviewed Cripe, the first artist to be part of the collaboration with BAO "Tutta la gustosità di oggi". Between past and present, what triggers his passion, his inspiration and the difficulties he encounters. BAO: How would you define your art?  What do you want to communicate and convey? Cripe: My art is totally introspective, it is the materialisation of the states of my spirit. [...]

  • 24/06/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    What blocks our authenticity? What blocks us from becoming fully who we are? What blocks our self-fulfilment? What blocks creativity? What blocks empathy? What prevents us from really understanding ourselves? Again: judgement. It is natural and intrinsic to human beings to judge a behaviour, an action, a product or even a person as right or wrong according to [...]

  • 18/06/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Do you feel ready for change?Do you really want to change?Lately we have talked about creative adaptation: the ability to adapt to changes is certainly a useful resource, it allows us to find solutions, to learn from the small or large problems that life throws at us in front. In this case the change taking place comes from the outside, you can [...]

  • 11/06/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Others are not you! Each one of us sees the world from his own perspective. Others see the world in a strange way because it is different from our point of view, but there is no right or wrong. WE ARE ALL STRANGERS TO SOMEONE ELSE. Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are feeling. [...]

  • 03/06/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Why do some people respond aggressively when faced with uncertainty? Why do others close themselves off in doubt and fail to react? Why are some people driven towards change and others terrified of it? We do talk a lot about emotional intelligence, social intelligence, soft skills that are essential for healthy relationships with ourselves, [...]

  • 27/05/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    How do we use creativity in everyday life? We are in constant relationship with the outside world, in constant exchange. An exchange that allows us to satisfy our needs, while respecting the needs of others and the environment. This is what I mean when I talk about the sustainability of human relations. Adapting creatively to [...]

  • 20/05/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Are we ready to go out into the world? Yes, now that the personal dimension is clear, we can open up to a broader perspective. In organisational counselling we always start from the person, from self-management. If you do not know yourself, how can you manage other people or even organisations? Yes, I know, a lot of people in positions of [...]

  • 13/05/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    In companies we now talk a lot about purpose: the ultimate goal, that key element that drives the business, that goes beyond profit. It is clear to everyone now that the organisational model whose sole purpose is to make a profit does not attract talent and no longer works. Paradigms have changed, and I personally find myself [...]

  • 09/05/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Now you are clear about which things you like, which things give you energy and which things you are good at, right? Have you noticed that some of these things come easier to you than others Talent is a gift we are born with, a natural inclination to be able to do something spontaneously, without effort. [...]

  • 01/05/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Whatever we want to do, whatever change we want to make, even minimal, requires us to put our resources into play. But what are resources? Any cognitive, emotional, experiential skills at your disposal. We use resources to solve problems. What have you done in the past to solve a problem? Did it work? Well, then that's your ! [...]

  • 24/04/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Where does your life energy come from? When we live an authentic life things start to flow, things start to go right. We are in tune with ourselves, we give ourselves goals to achieve that are congruent with our nature, with our intrinsic values. It is our motivation that drives us. [...]

  • 16/04/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Which things make you feel good? How do we find our purpose in life? What if the purpose is to live authentically? What if it's simply learning how to function at our best? To flourish for who we are and flow? We have told ourselves many times that if [...]

  • 11/04/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    We said that we constantly relate to the external environment to satisfy our needs, right? How do we relate to the environment? Are we able to see things as they are and evaluate the most functional way to interact? Each of us perceives reality according to our character, according to [...]

  • 02/04/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    In order to realise our potential we need relationships that are rich in empathy, genuine. Relationships that make us feel unconditionally supported. We need to be in relationships with people who inspire us to bring out the best in us. [...]

  • 27/03/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    I am only good if... On what conditions do you recognise your value? What is the distance between your introjected expectations and your true and authentic vision of life? Let's take a closer look at how all those external factors that we have introjected affect our self-esteem, the value we place on ourselves. As children we learn to [...]

  • 19/03/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Do you struggle to find motivation? Do you struggle to find solutions? Did you play enough as a child? Today we explore the relationship between having good motivation, i.e. having a reason to act, and having played freely as a child. But what does this have to do with ... you might say? [...]

  • 10/03/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, FREEDOM, BELONGING and CONDITIONING We have all been children: do you remember what you really needed? What were you willing to do in order to feel seen and loved? How important was it for you to play and feel free to explore? We have said that our character is formed in response to the environment in which we live. In the [...]

  • 01/03/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    We are born with potential: as children we are spontaneous and authentic. Just as our courgette seed grows into a beautiful courgette plant when placed in the soil with sun and water, we human beings naturally tend towards becoming fully who we are, towards self-realization. But it is not always so,[...]

  • 23/02/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    Do you remember at school interviews when the teacher would say to the parents: "She's good, but she could do so much more!" What is that "much more"? That more is all that you have inside you, which has the possibility of being realized. It already exists in power. The more is [...]

  • 15/02/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    What does it take to be authentic? Has anyone ever told you that to be able to improvise you need to know the subject matter really well? To be authentic we need to know ourselves well, to know how we function, to be aware of what is going on inside us in response to the environment, to know how to manage ourselves, to be prepared. [ We enter the big chapter of knowing ourselves, the heart of [...]

  • 08/02/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    INNER WISDOM Stop for a moment, I'm sure your mind is doing some talking! Is this your wise inner voice? No!!! This is the mind. Useful, fundamental, only we humans have this ability, but it is only the mind. Don't waste time trying to be someone else, better to invest time in [...]

  • 02/02/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    LISTEN TO YOU! Stop for a moment: listen to yourself right now, while you are reading. Let's bring your attention for a minute to... Where does the air you take in go when you breathe in? Up to your collarbones? To your chest? Does it go into your belly? Down to your genitals? Simply notice where the air goes at this moment, without judging. There is no right or wrong [...]

  • 27/01/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    START TELLING YOURSELF THE TRUTH! At the end of this Monday's episode of the podcast "Re-Discover Your Authenticity” (Italian only), I greet you by saying that in order to start telling ourselves the truth we need: 1. courage to see ourselves for what we are. 2. humility to accept what we learn about ourselves and 3. discipline to act. This is why so [...]

  • 20/01/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    NEEDS and INTEGRATION. Paola's case. Last week, in introducing the great theme of authenticity, I wrote: "In order to realize our potential we must take care of us, cultivate our resources, nurture our relationships, so that we can grow like beautiful plants nourished by water and sunshine. When our basic needs like a [...]

  • 13/01/ 2021

    Autore: Marina

    AUTHENTICITY: the way to a full and happy life. I have decided: this year I want to focus on the theme that is closest to my heart: authenticity. Articles, posts, webinars and... a podcast! Vlady convinced me, and after installing the microphone and the programs I can no longer hold back. I have always written and posted on topics that [...]

  • 16/12/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    QUALITY TIME: THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF. The only person with whom we are certain we will spend our whole life, until our last breath, is ourselves. It doesn't matter what roles we have: child, parent, artist, manager, warehouse worker, farmer, cook, witch, sorcerer... We are all human beings, with our needs, our passions, our [...]

  • 09/12/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    DO YOU TELL YOURSELF STORIES? The mind lies, the body does not lie. We are so clever that we have learned to keep quiet in the face of uncomfortable situations. Verbal communication and our cognitive are able to find words, justifications, stories. Stories that when told well seem true, they save us from embarrassing situations. The problem arises when [...]

  • 02/12/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    PLAYING TO GROW Human beings, children or adults, are only able to be creative when they play. In the game he explores his entire personality, not just the most neurotic part. In the game he explores his resources, finds solutions to problems. In being creative he discovers himself for who he truly is, in his total authenticity. [...]

  • 24/11/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    1, 2, 3: TRANSFORMATION! What used to be a limit is now a resource. The transformation. As a job I facilitate change in people and teams, but more than change it is about transforming what doesn't work into something that works. Our character structure cannot be changed. Our passions and [...]

  • 17/11/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    Many people ask me how to understand what their way is. I discovered it by living, walking, sometimes by bike and sometimes by plane. Today I can tell you that helping others to re-discover themselves is my way! My name is Marina Tonella, I'm 44 years old and I am Mestieri-LAB® founder, [...]

  • 29/07/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    MATERNAGE. I'm glad to see that last week's article intrigued you! Today I speak to the feminine that is inside every human being, in percentages that vary regardless of sex and gender. Motherhood is an aspect of the feminine. Some of you know that my path to becoming a mother is [...]

  • 22/07/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    HOW TO STAY FOCUSED. Hot - or rather, very hot these days - and like every July for six years now, the project for which I work all year round comes to an end. Mestieri-LAB® is a community where creativity, education and industry meet, and ISKO I-SKOOL™ is the project that most represents this real bridge. It is all about sharing knowledge and values, shaping ideas and - most of all - love for denim: this is ISKO I-SKOOL™, the educational project started back in [...]

  • 15/07/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    THE PLEASURE OF FRESH WATER. It's the middle of July and I really want a holiday and lightness. I leave the most serious topics for the autumn and I remain on the subject of "pleasure", the topic for the next course on September 16 (link will follow shortly!). This weekend I was in my beloved Green Valley and I had [...]

  • 08/07/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE? You're right, maybe I just assumed you know what you like. Especially during the individual sessions, I realize that the answer to the questions "What do you like? What makes you feel good?” is not that immediate. Knowing yourself means understanding how we work, and at the basis of [...]

  • 01/07/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    EMPTY & FULL. Today is Wednesday, and like every Wednesday I write an article. A year ago I met Elisabetta, and we started working together shaping the website, the socials. Elisabetta taught me to be patient and consistent: the online requires withdrawal, I can't write and post only [...]

  • 17/06/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    INSTINCTIVE CHARACTERS (EIGHT/ NINE/ ONE). Today we will talk about the upper part of the Enneagram map: we have already said that Anger, expressed and not, covers the emotions of Fear and Sadness, so it is no coincidence that the three enneatypes that feel Anger as the main emotion, are placed at the top of the diagram. By "expressed or not" [...]

  • 03/06/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT A TEMPER YOU HAVE! (FIVE / SIX / SEVEN) Finally, today, we get to the heart of the Enneagram. Last Wednesday we said that Enneagram is a geometric figure, formed by a circle on whose circumference are marked nine points, equidistant from each other. Three of these points are connected to each other and form a triangle, [...]

  • 27/05/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT'S THE ENNEAGRAM? I've been mentioning the Enneagram in every article for at least two months, are you curious to know what it is and why I'm so passionate about it? The Enneagram is a "map" for self-comprehension and inner transformation that describes nine personality types and the relationships between them. Each personality [...]

  • 20/05/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    JOY!!! Do you remember when we talked about the fascinating Japanese model IKIGAI? We were talking about the broad concept of finding the meaning of life to be happy, right? And here we are, finally, coming to Joy, the happiest of nuclear emotions.Joy is inside each of us, we can all experience it, just like Fear, Sadness [...]

  • 13/05/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO ANGER? In the past few weeks we've known Fear, the most nuclear of emotions. We then explored the nuances of Sadness. Today it is the turn of Anger: less primitive than other emotions, it emerges as a reaction to something that we do not like, that we do not accept, that we desire and that we do not get. [...]

  • 04/05/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SADNESS? Today I want to explore Sadness, an emotion that I have kept away from me for a long time for Fear of not being able to handle its intensity. I'll tell you now, so that you can read this article with the awareness that the writer does not see the world [...]

  • 29/04/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    HOW DO EMOTIONAL NUANCES COLOR YOUR LIFE? The journey through emotions continues: this time I would like to explore the nuances that most characterize our palette, our way of seeing the world. Why do some people respond aggressively in the face of uncertainty? Why do others close themselves in doubt and fail to react? [...]

  • 22/04/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH OUR EMOTIONS?Tonight at 6.30 pm CET on Facebook Live, as every night for 40 nights, we will choose an emotion to explore and then express it with colors and recycled material. I’ve never talked about it here on the website, but today, on the 40th day, I feel like I can say a few words. [...]

  • 18/04/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    SUSTAINABILITY OF HUMAN RELATIONS. I often use this expression in my workshops, both with students and with managers, and during this time of hyper information I want to stop for a moment and explore the meaning that "being sustainable in our relationships" has for me. [...]

  • 07/04/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT GIVES YOU ENERGY? Attracted by the cover showing a cherry blossom, and by the Japanese term, I red a book by Bettina Lemke: IKIGAI. IKIGAI is a Japanese term that cannot be translated in a single word, but it can be explained by the concept of finding the meaning of life in order to be happy. Japanese culture has always fascinated me and [...]

  • 01/04/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    PROCESS. The life cycle of the project. Last week I shared with you my passion to design new projects, today I would like to focus on the process. Let’s take a step back. Each project differentiate for the goals that it proposes, for the products and the results to achieve, for the context in which it is placed. [...]

  • 25/03/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO DESIGN? Since the very first years in the companies I have always worked on "special projects”: following new paths, without established procedures, but to be invented. Thanks to the Enneagram character map, I discovered that planning is my most marked neurotic trait. In a broad sense, planning means taking a break, understanding [...]

  • 18/03/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    WHAT ARE CONVICTIONS? "I'm like this, I can't help it", "I've always done like this", "It's impossible", "I can't" ... Have you ever heard these sentences? They are convictions, things we believe to be true. When we believe something could be possible, we act consistently to achieve it. If I know how to use excel I think it is possible [...]

  • 11/03/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    CHANGE. Change is the transition from the current state of a situation to the desired state, with the use of resources that we have available. With the years and the experience we acquire skills, which together with the resources should accompany us in the change, right? So what blocks us in this process [...]

  • 04/03/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    SELF-REALIZATION. What does it mean to be realised? In what? Why? What does self-realization mean? To become truly and fully ourselves. To accept and grow what we really are. It is an intrinsic process: I have everything inside, I realise myself by becoming what I already am [...]

  • 26/02/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    When we talk about resources it is often difficult to identify them, especially for some characters it is much easier to start from the defects, right? I guess you can write right now a list of at least 10 aspects of you that you don't like, that you think are dysfunctional. [...]

  • 19/02/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    TALENT, CREATIVITY AND POTENTIAL. Aware of taking the risk of sounding banal, today I would like to share with you the meaning of talent, creativity and potential. [...]

  • 14/02/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    GET TO KNOW YOURSELF BETTER. A year and a half ago they asked me to be part of a leadership course as a teacher. Initially I had many doubts: what can I teach about leadership? Then I asked myself: why did they choose me? My area of ​​expertise is about getting to know yourself better. Too often we spend our lives imitating a model, an ideal we aspire to. But are we sure that the model we have chosen cannot become an obstacle to the development of our potential, rather than help? [...]

  • 30/01/ 2020

    Autore: Marina

    CREATIVITY FOR EVERYONE Creativity is often confused with art or talent. Talent is a gift that we have from birth and it is not very useful when used without creativity. The purpose of the majority of my workshops is to let the participants get in touch with their self creativity. To recognise the strong, revolutionary energy that brings both joy [...]

  • 28/09/ 2019

    Autore: Marina

    RECYCLING and INCLUSION – WORKSHOP. Creative experience in a mental health day center. Nobody is perfect, we all have to deal with our imperfections, our insecurities, our weaknesses, our wounds. And why not do it by creating beautiful things, using what we have? [...]

  • 22/07/ 2019

    Autore: Marina

    LOOK, TOUCH, FEEL & PAINT – WORKSHOP. An experiential laboratory day to get in contact with your true creativity. [...]

  • 07/12/ 2018

    Autore: Marina

    TWO DAYS WORKSHOP. 100% AUTHENTIC YOU® is a soft skills development workshop, designed to support young talents in their creative process and beyond. An experience to help new generations in being authentic, responsible and aware. Being a designer today is quite challenging, and I strongly believe both emerging talents and experienced ones need a [...]

  • 20/07/ 2018

    Autore: Marina

    PROFESSIONAL HUMAN BEINGS. Honored to be part of the fifth edition of ISKO I-SKOOL® and inspired by Paola Maugeri job title, I named this post PROFESSIONAL HUMAN BEINGS. My mission is never been so clear: supporting new generations in being authentic, responsible and aware. Working so close with the [...]

  • 30/05/ 2018

    Autore: Marina

    CREATIVITY BOOSTER: 100% AUTHENTIC YOU®. The first full day 100% AUTHENTIC YOU® workshop took place in May 12, surrounded by the nature, in our place. This WORKSHOP has been structured in #4 phases. They can all be explored more in depth and we are available to design bespoken workshops. [...]

  • 26/03/ 2018

    Autore: Marina

    100% AUTHENTIC YOU®: SOFT SKILLS & DENIM INDUSTRY. Being a designer today is quite challenging, and I strongly believe emerging talents need a support for their personal growth. The market is full of products and the competition is extremely high. Is it enough to be good at concept design? Either good at sketching? [...]

  • 14/12/ 2017

    Autore: Marina

    MY PERSONAL GROWTH DIARY. It all started with the need of feeling better and taking care of myself, that actually make sense being my structure a 7 Conservative following the Enneagram map. I started working in fashion in 2001 and my love and passion for [...]

  • 08/12/ 2017

    Autore: Marina

    HOW CAN WE CHANGE? Trying to make it simple, I see the personal growth path divided into 3 main steps: 1_becoming aware, seeing reality for what it is; 2_learning to stay with what is there, accepting reality; 3_then it is possible to change! Together we wake up the resources sleeping inside us [...]

  • 24/11/ 2017

    Autore: Marina

    HOUSE_above. As soon as we go up the stairs we come across the "Males Room". The sofas: I liked the shape of Vlady's sofas but not the material, so I had some hemp and linen blend sheets dyed gray and made some new custom clothes. I made the drape first, then made the paper pattern [...]

  • 22/11/ 2017

    Autore: Marina

    HOUSE_GROUND FLOOR. Recently a friend came to visit us for the first time and told me: “this HOUSE is YOU Marina, in every single detail!” His comment inspired me to write this article that tells you about our house, with all the stories behind each piece. [...]

  • 30/07/ 2017

    Autore: Marina

    Proudly write your words on your skin. 12 July 2017, Milan, BASE: ISKO I-Skool 4th edition Mestieri-LAB® in collaboration with ISKO create a new WORKSHOP where Denim, Words and Creativity meet. The Jury is composed of: Ella Grace Denton, Verena Erin, Simone Guidarelli The President of the Design Award: Adriano Goldschmied, Godfather of [...]

  • 09/11/ 2016

    Autore: Marina

    CIRCUS Collection - Event. On October 21, 2016 I turned 40! I thought it was time to celebrate with a big party, combining the launch of my first collection. A limited edition of cushions and home textiles: CIRCUS COLLECTION. From the great-grandmother's dowry chest, ancient fabrics, obtained with [...]

  • 06/08/ 2016

    Autore: Marina

    WOOD WOOD WOOD. Talking about heritage, we received a major gift: raw wood boards. So I asked to my friend Giorgio how to keep them raw whilst clean, I mean we do like raw effect but we wanted to use  the boards as main part of our interior throughout the whole house.[...]

  • 06/08/ 2016

    Autore: Marina

    MY CHAIRS ARE THE SAME COLOR OF SANTA MONICA'S OCEAN. Summer 2015. Whilst renewing our home we took and holiday in California, a land we love for its colors and for the feeling of freedom we can experience. Free to be ourselves (as usual!!!). One morning we were sitting on [...]

  • 04/08/ 2016

    Autore: Marina

    MY HERITAGE. Zia Bianca, Zia Florice, Zia Ventina: are all my grand aunties who did not get married. In addition to that, grannies and their mother's dowries. Since I was I child I love opening the trunks, touching, feeling and smelling those fabrics!

  • 04/08/ 2016

    Autore: Marina

    A ROOTED GIFT! A PRESENT FOR YOU = MADE WITH HEART + HANDS  When hands and heart are connected creativity is just flowing. [...]

  • 24/04/ 2016

    Autore: Marina

    CREATIVE WORKSHOP: DENIM CUSTOMIZATION. For ISKOOL FINALISTS, July 14th, Villa Corner. The first international workshop branded Mestieri-LAB took place during the jury and awarding session of Iskool, a world wide contest that aims to link young designers and marketing managers to the denim industry with an educational content. Thanks to [...]