We spent a long weekend in Milan for the wrap-up of Design Week. We usually are so engrossed, we often forget to take photos of some of the pieces we really like. There’s a lot to absorb, especially in three days. It is really difficult, for me at least, to capture the beauty, energy, and funkiness of the city. Missing from these images: too many beers at Galleria Rossana Orlandi; a fantastic meal at our favorite Eritrean restaurant, Da Samson; an aperitivo with our friend, Tommaso; a friendly and ridiculous argument with some know-it-all 21-year-old Dutch design students; and a return to an otherwordly hippy/gutter punk Social Club that we found last year.

My personal favorite design pieces were some 3d-printed containers by Bas Van Beek, showing at Era Studio Apartment Gallery in the Brera (I didn’t take pics – check out this and this). I am such a sucker for plastic: thin, brittle, colored plastic in particular – it comes across as vintage to me.

The photos below are random shots by both Steve and me. The faucets in primary colors are by a company called Fantini. They are out of production (booooo), but in the Moma permanent design collection.