Thursday, December 12, 2013

nice one

nice one
Nice idea for packagings found on the Tumblr: For Emma, Forever Ago.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

last 7 days

Sketching after class #improveyourskills #sketchingNew cards on the wall of my studio #homesweethome #cards #paper #collectionsWhat would you do after coffee? #saturday #aftercoffee #minigoals #marykatemcdevitt
New metal boxes in my collection #homesweethomeHappy BDay @handmademafiaTwo tea kits ready almost for the post office #theteakit #etsy#handmadewithlove @pollaz & meSnack time #fromwhereistandThree topics I love in this moment #books #lettering #knitting #bento
Last week was quite relaxing, Band Loch Markt on December 1st was placed into a drawer and I enjoyed some time with Andrea. Yesterday was my sister's bday and we spent the entire day together, the I also sold some tea kit and shipped them.

Few reminders: Black friday discount will be on till Dec 20th on my shop.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

instagrammers: mamawatters

One of the things that really relaxes me is using Pinterest and checking new pictures on Instagram. And one of the most relaxing woman on Instagram is Amanda Watters as known as Mamawatters.
I love to enter in her life and to check how she spend the days with her 2 kids (I wrote as mistake sons), I also asked her about the filter she was using to take pics (I told you something about VSCOcam last week).
Amanda is also the kind blogger behind it's the little things, where she really allows you to enter her life on the tiptoe. I am pretty sure you'll love her.

Friday, December 6, 2013

gluten free diet

gluten free diet
Did I told I am on a super strict diet?
I must say I do not have any kind of affection, at one point I thought I must talk with a nutritionist because I am vegetarian since 15 years right now and I felt like I was bored by the food I had and I lost all the interest into it.
Right now I can't eat nor drink milk and cheese and it is a kind of gluten free diet, it means no pasta (only the one made of spelt and other cereals), no beer, no pizza, no bread, oh I love bread. It has been quite difficult during the first month and now I can have pizza once a week again, but it is the only concession I have (in the last 3 months I have lost 6kg).
Recently it looks like gluten is the poison of the XXI century, how do you feel about that?
Avoiding gluten made me think more and more about the importance of a diet with a lot of variations and in these days I am thinking about a 2weeks diet for winter.

The picture was taken from Taste William-Sonoma.

PS= I am also focusing more and more on Bento boxes, they are so cute! Do you remember the post I made almost a year ago? Check it out here.

hand lettering

hand lettering hand lettering hand lettering
Hello there, in the last days (due to a discount on the cyber monday) I bought a 2 classes on Skillshare and I am really happy.
The classes I bought are made by Mary Kate McDevitt, she really drives you through materials, technique and the research of nice inspirations.
Here you are the titles of the classes just in case you are a bit curious: The First Steps of Hand-Lettering: Concept to Sketch (Lettering I) and The Final Steps of Hand-Lettering: Color & Texture (Lettering III). I just started but as soon as I'll have a nice project I'll share it with you too!

Mary Kate is also on Etsy if you are looking for a nice Christmas present.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

interesting display /225

interesting display /225
I think we need something like this in the kitchen, don't you? (this is a message for Andrea)


20% discount on all the products in my #Etsy shop for a minimum purchase of 12€ till Dec 20th. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY #blackfriday #cybermonday #etsy #milktoothrain
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you already know I participate to the Black Friday with my Etsy shop: 20% discount on all the products for a minimum purchase of 12€ till Dec 20th. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY.

last 7 days

MOKAlab arriviamo! #milano #bandloch #mokalabMixed greens, pasta with tomatoes and sesame #healthyfood #itrytimakebento #vegdiet #fromwhereistandI am in love with Etsy and Etsy is in love with me #etsylove #etsy ❤️❤️❤️Working and eating #atmydesk 
Last seven days were quite busy, I am getting ready for the Band Loch Markt #6 that is going on this Sunday afternoon and a week ago I went to Milan with the team for a small meet up about the Markt project. In the pics you have my sister on the train to Milan, one of the healthy dishes I had this week, me going to a meeting for work, my desk and a supernice dedication from Etsy (it cames with a package). Uh I am using a new app to take pictures with my iPhone, it's called VSCOcam (suggested by Amanda Watters from It's the little things - I'll make a post about her soon)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

the tea kit

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During the last months I worked on a Christmas project with my dear friend Pollaz, we made a new Tea Kit as idea for Christmas presents. It is available on a specific Etsy shop we created for it (link here). The Tea Kit includes: _ 1 white mug _ 1 leaf shaped cup cozy _ 1 house-shaped placemat _ 1 wooden spoon The leaf created by me, it is 50% wool 50% acrylic and is washable at low temperatures and lay flat. The placemat created by Pollaz is made of cotton and is machine washable at low temperatures. The kit is a limited edition, 30 kits have been created in the following colours: blue, red, grey, lilac and green.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

leaf animals

leaf animals
As you might know I love foxes, they are my fav animals, like totems...And I do love love this kind of representations with leaves. Source of the picture Handmade Charlotte.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

buy me brunch

buy me brunch
Last week I bought the t-shirt in the picture, how do you like it?
I can imagine it with skinny bluejeans and a red cardigan, my Carhartt hat and the new Oxford shoes I bought at H&M.
It comes from Buy me brunch.

oh nice

oh nice
Very very nice knitting needles found on for ARTS SAKE.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

interesting display /224

interesting display /224
I like the display of the shelves in the bedroom.
I am sorry I am not able to find the source of the picture (found via Pinterest, but sourced on an unknown tumblr).

Monday, November 18, 2013

instagrammers: keiyamazaki

What are you having for breakfast? Keiyamazaki instagrams (shall I use instagram as a verb?!) every day her breakfast. I am quite fascinated by the variety of her breakfast. Well take a look and have an inspiration for tomorrow!

Follow Keiyamazaki in Instagram...

geometric shelf

Isn't this shelf amazing?
The shelf is very sculptural; an art piece unto itself that shifts with changing daylight. It's finished with a hand brushed satin sheen. Available on Etsy.

Monday, November 4, 2013

floresta poster

floresta poster
I love this poster found on the Japanese website Asatte.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

instagrammers: upthewoodenhills

Upthewoodenhills is just one of my favourite Instagrammers ever!
I love all the photos she makes because they are so bright and full of creativity.
Flowers, origami and her home are the main topics. I am sure you'll love her as I do.

Follow upthewoodenhills on Instagram and maybe me too.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

interesting display /223

interesting display /223
This is amazing! It reminds me the apartment of Charlie from Girls (Lena Dunham's TV serie).

Friday, October 18, 2013

miniio dollhouses

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Miniio is a project made by are two mums from Poland and created modern designed dollhouses and furniture for Barbie and other fashion dolls. I wish I could have a dollhouse like that when I was young, I wish I could have a real house like that now. Don't you?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

a pattern for band loch

Did I told you?
On Oct the 9th we celebrate the second birthday of Band Loch and for the second time we want to offer to Band Loch's fans the chance to take part to the celebration.

Create a design for our tote bag and send it to, you have time till October 9th 2013 and we ask you to design a pattern with something that reminds you our motto: Handmade with love!
_ please use 2 colors maximum (don't consider white, because it won't be printed anyway)
_ the design must have the Band Loch logo inside (you can find it HERE)
_ dimensions of your design must be less or equal to 21×30 cm
_ the pic has to be in Hi-res (at least 150 dpi) _ format file should be *.jpg or *.pdf and less than 500Kb
_ you can participate with one design only
_ please do not place your logo in the design, we will inserti it in the label of the bag as unforgettable sign of our coop
_ do not use more than 2 colors (in silk-screen printing every color respond to a different frame)
_ if you have questions please drop me a line (

As prize you have the time to win:
_ an Etsy Gift Card (value 100,00 USD)
_ the book DIY Furniture A step-by-step guide by Christopher Stuart
_ 3 tote bags with your design printed by Corpoc
_ your name will be printed on every single tote bag as coop with Band Loch

Monday, September 23, 2013


From today my Pillow drops and my Leaves shaped potholders are on sale on Buru-buru too!
Buru-buru is an italian e-commerce for crafters, they selected me (as well as other 200 makers) and asked me if I wanted to join the community.
I love the idea of an italian craft community, which focus on a new DIY wave!
This is something we are trying to do with Band Loch - in different channels of course - but the goal is the same: build a direct connection between people and independent makers/businesses.

Oh and I am in homepage!

Friday, September 20, 2013

more & co.

more & co. more & co. more & co. more & co.
How many time can we fall in love with a shop each day, week, month? The More & Co. shop is in constant motion, taking shape every few months around a certain theme or set of ideas. It is minimal and original and there are a lot of objects both for kids and adults, things that you'll appreciate day by day.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

interesting display /222

interesting display /222
This picture is taken from a post on Design*Sponge (one of my fav blogs dedicated on homedecor), I really like the colors and the chair.

Friday, September 13, 2013

custom orders

This year I decided I want to take a little advance on Christmas, so I start today the promotion about CUSTOM ORDERS.
You can drop me a line here in the comments or on the socials and I give you all the info about the colors available and timing for your item to be made and prepared for shipment.
The products available for the custom orders are:
1. Drop shaped pillow (check also here).
Perfect for cuddling, playing, gift-giving, and decorating your room, the cover is made of wool (70% virgin wool, 30% acrylic) the stuffing is 100% polyester.
Size approx L 22cm x H 32cm (8 3/4" x 12 1/2")

2. Drop stuffed with lavender
Perfect on the radiator to diffuse the smell of lavender, as a draft excluder on your windows, as ornament for your home sweet home, made with yarn (50% wool 50% Nylon) and stuffed with polyester and a ball of organic lavender.
Size available are Large 15cm high, Medium 12cm high, and Small 8cm high.

3. Leaves shaped pot holder/coaster (check also here).
Size are 12cm large and 14cm high, the package is made of two leaves in 2 different colors. If you wash 'em: hand wash and lay flat to dry.

4. Christmas decorations
Pendants for your Christmas tree, made of wool and stuffed with polyester, about 10cm high.