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visiting milan in may

Last weekend I visited Milan for the first time in eleven years. Although I had a few memories about my short holiday back in 2006 (for instance, I had to buy a second suitcase because I'd been shopping big time...), I had the feeling I visited it for the first time. I was looking forward to meet up with my friend Michael Gardena at his studio Fusillo Lab, but my first meeting was with dear Constanza, who kindly invited me to spend the weekend at her Origami Loft. The apartment is located in one of the most renowned shopping area of Milan: Corso Buenos Aires. It is the perfect location to stay, the metro takes you to Duomo in only five minutes.

The space was gorgeous! Constanza has a great eye for design, as you can tell from the pictures of the interior. I felt at home immediately. I love the use of green combined with black, white and natural tones.

The apartment has two spaces: one 'chillzone' with a beautiful green wall where you can crush on the couch (also used as a double bed). This room is connected to the small kitchen, where you can prepare a meal and eat at the foldable table. The other space is divided by a sliding wall. On one side there is the master bedroom, on the other a bigger dining table.

Tip: Go to my favorite spot around the corner: Sgroi Pasticceria. They serve fresh croissants, pastry and a perfect brew, but you can also bring it to the loft (that's what I did).

After my tour around the Origami Apartment it was time to pay Michael a visit at his studio on the other side of town. Stay tuned for my next blog!

In collaboration with The Origami Loft