A true nose composes the essences while I do mash-up of combinations. This is why I like to say that every essence is a suggestion of a journey; real or imagined, yet always creative.
A triumph of the imagination which finds expression in the many artisan hat shops still to be found in Italy, especially in the regions of Lombardy and Piedmont. Amongst these workshops stands out the historic Melegari hat shop in Milan.
Tarot cards appeared in Italy in the 15th Century, most likely just in Milan in the Visconti Court (Lords of the city from 1277 to 1447), one of the main sites for the spreading of the culture of that period.
The biggest secret of Italian excellence, the key that helps make “Made in Italy” unique and unmistakeable, is the ability to translate into objects of high aesthetic and functional quality, the sense of its surrounding territory.
Heroes, like superheroes, are all young and beautiful. At least until the clamorous discoveries of the Marvellini Brothers, whose name alone evokes Marvel, the legendary publisher of comics super.
by Elena Tralli