It was love at first sight. A beguiling little store tucked into a corner of Como called Gloook where most everything is made from recycled cardboard. (Gloook is just one brand of a small design firm, Alpac.) These furnishings are surprisingly strong and polished and in many cases exactly what you’d want. A tactile person’s haven…I wanted to touch and experience everything. They never said “Don’t touch,” and they even offered us a cup of coffee. Here’s their entire catalog of products. Nice. Human. Unpretentious. I like that.
What is it?The Daily Cure for me is trying to smell taste touch—really experience— something, each day, that reminds me that I'm alive and, mostly, happy to be here. A small moment that should go a long way, at least in theory.
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I watched a TV show about this company so was pleasantly surprised at your post! Isn’t their stuff just stunning. One would not think it is recycled anything!
Lovely stuff and it gave me an immediate flashback to Frank Gehry’s work.. http://www.netropolitan.org/gehry/chair2.html
Now, where can I buy those fabulous shoes in the first photo?
Just LOVE that last chair.. all this furniture would need space around it to show it off, did you buy anything!?.. c
No, I didn’t. I just drank it in with my eyes. I’m in a no-buying phase. If I don’t need it, it basically doesn’t get bought. and you’re right. It needs space. And that’s something we don’t have to give it 🙂
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