My five days in Italy with friends were bright and colorful, just like the tiles above at Temakinho in Milan. We walked for hours along several lakes, enjoyed the abundant sunshine, ate the most delicious Italian food, had many interesting conversations, laughed a lot, smelled the blooming wisteria on every street corner, got our design fix at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, had gelato only twice (!) and slept way too little. And what do bloggers do when they stumble upon patterned floors like this? They take a #fromwherewestand :
These amazing tiles made me wish I could run to Milan just to add another colorful picture to my IG running series 😉
These stars were a little bit more subtle:
Behind the scenes of this instagram picture with Deepa, Jillian and Kat:
And more pattern love near the Duomo, in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II:
Of course I took way too many pictures, so this week you'll be showered with a lot more Italy-love here on the blog. I hope you don't mind 😉
20 thoughts on “Patterns in Milan”
meravigliosi!!!! I have a crush for the cement tiles and those ones are to die for (the first one above all). I can't wait to read and see all the pictures of your Italian stay. So jealous ;-)
Thanks Ilaria! Floors like the one on top always make me wonder how you can make it look so random while keeping it stylish and pretty. Probably a lot more work involved than simply laying tiles. I took so many pictures, so I'm sure you'll get your Italy fix ;)
Totally wow, that first floor!!
And I love the behind the scenes pics!!
So happy to see more pics ;)
I wish you had been in the behind-the-scenes-pictures too! bisous!
Looking forward to see and read more and really still so sorry we didn't manage to catch up. xx
Me too! Hope we'll get another chance soon :) bisous!
Wat gaaf! Leuk dat ik een beetje mee kan kijken zo! Klint als een heerlijk tripje Milaan!
Het was inderdaad heerlijk! Wat lief dat je meekijken zo kunt waarderen, Lonneke :)
*YOU* took too many pictures? I'm still swimming through my sea of pictures! And after you taught me about lens correction, I see all the distorted lines in my pics… now it's driving me crazy.
I think your photos are so well chosen, you take them at just the right moments. In that respect, you are my idol!
Hahaha that's the sweetest thing to say, Deepa! You're my witty writing idol, that's for sure ;) I totally get what you mean with the distortion… once you go raw you never go back ;) Can't wait to see & read more of your Blago stories!
Ha I love the #fromwherewestand picture – brilliantly done. And what fun meeting cool ladies and looking at even cooler floors :)
Thanks Anya! Meeting up and enjoying la dolce vita in sunny Italy was such a nice break, I loved it. Hope you are doing well! xx
Oooooh wat een GEWELDIGE vloeren!! En wat klinkt je Italië trip gezellig!
Het was inderdaad echt super gezellig, Stephanie. Lekker eten, heerlijk weer, mooie omgeving, veel design, lieve mensen. Oh en mooie vloeren natuurlijk ;)
oh, I love all those tiles. reminds me of my time in Malaysia of all places :) beautiful pictures!!!
Really Malaysia? Interesting! Must check out your blogs from there to see what you mean :) Hope you are well! xx
Every time I read your posts and look at your photos I am just in awe! I love all these patterns. Each pattern seems to tell a story of integration and acceptance. Love it!
Thanks Jocelyn! All the different patterns were in very very different places too, interesting history for sure :)
this was such a blast of colour inspiration! speaking of running, I am feeling the itch and I feel it's happening sometime soon. ;) rock on Judith!
Oh yeah, Kat! Hope you'll find the rhythm soon! Let me know if you need some cheering ;) xx