intOndo Magazine

Everyone wants her: who is Lina Cavalieri?

Poet Gabriele D'Annunzio dedicated her a copy of his novel "il Piacere" (the Pleasure) and described her as "a Venus on Earth". Davide Campari used her as an excuse to leave on his business trips. Gina Lollobrigida played her character in the movie "The most beautiful woman in the world", in 1955, winning the Donatello David as best actress. And when Piero Fornasetti saw her face in a late 19th century magazine, he fell in love with her enigmatic look. Since then he made screenprint of her face on every ceramic he produced.

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5 tips to create a successful Bed & Breakfast

Hospitality has silently become a source of income for many. The business usually starts by renting a single room or a small apartment and little by little other environments flourish. The demand is very high, but how can our B&B stand out in the mare magnum of the offers proposed for example on Airbnb?

Compasso d'Oro: the ultimate Italian design award

Have you ever heard of ADI's Compasso d'Oro award? It is the eldest and the most authoritative world design award. In its fifty-year history this Italian prize has been awarded to about 300 projects, which are now formally part of the Italian national heritage. This award, created in 1954 on the base of Gio Ponti's idea, is like an open window on the history of Italian design. Explore it with us.

The story of inflatable furniture

We are not big fans of plastics in general, but we are aware that since the 1950s this has been the preferred material in all areas of production. From Fisher-Price games, to the typical 60s shiny clothes, to 3D printing design and architecture projects made with recycled plastic techniques, we have to acknowledge that this material is extremely versatile. The simple idea to take advantage of a plastic shell to create lightweight, beautiful, modern and affordable furniture is still valid today.

Travel and inspiration diary

Traveling can make you grow, learn and explore both new locations and the inner part of yourself. When we leave our comfort zone, we get new ideas and inspirations. Keeping a dedicated diary of all the steps of our travel is the best way to bring these suggestions with us. Let's be clear we are not talking of becoming travelers, in the romantic sense of the word, but we just want to give you some advice on how to pin down design ideas encountered on the way, in order to have them handy when you have to decorate or update your home.

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Gloria Vanderbilt: “Decorating is autobiography”.

Our home decor is the reflection of our imagination and mirrors our personal fantasy. Gloria Vanderbilt (New York 1924-2019), artist, actress and designer and descendant of one of America's richest families, was convinced of this. intOndo's philosophy fits perfectly with her vision, so we pay tribute to her with this article about how to use unique pieces of furniture to create a home that evolves with us and with our personal taste.

From the sea to your home: seashells between modern look and DIY

Don't think we are only following the recent fashion trends, or that we want to go hand in hand with the summer season, today we want to talk about seashells especially because we think that they are the symbol of how the house, even that of a small creature, can and should be beautiful and refined. Here are a few tips on how to bring a little sea decor to your home.

Rustic style in the round

We can almost say that it is as old as man, the rustic style is possibly the most antique of all styles. Yet it holds its charm even in a global world like ours. The arrival of summer makes us think of villas immersed in unspoilt nature, where from a loggia or a window, you can breathe the countryside's aromas, the scents of plants, flowers and fruits. But what rustic suits you better?

A short history of music on vinyl

intOndo is always enchanted by music, and most of all, we love it for its accessibility and reproducibility. Nowadays with a pair of headphones or a speaker you can connect to your mobile phone and... you have music to your ears! But it hasn't always been like this and that's why we offer you a brief history of sound reproduction.

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Cabinets of Curiosity

If you think that unicorns, mermaids, taxidermy and rare collections of shells and butterflies are just a fashion of our time, you are wrong. Far from being a modern invention, they have been the core of Wunderkammers in royal palaces, churches and aristocratic residences since the Renaissance. Today, between an exotic-themed party, an animalier runaway and a dip into a pool full of rainbow-colored unicorns, intOndo wishes to emphasize the most intrinsic value of these wonders.

Frug dance, an evergreen cult

Bob Fosse's (1927-1987) style seems to be timeless: isolated movements, use of hats, gloves and accessories, and ingenious snappy choreography. These are the elements that have made his choreographies so influential today. But do you know where Fosse himself draws his inspiration from?

Art Hotel, the new frontier of cultural tourism

Have you ever slept in an Art Hotel? These hotels, often situated in evocative location, offer to their guests the possibility to enjoy site-specific artworks, art installations and cultural events. Art Hotels, Design Hotels and Vintage Hotels are constantly developing and their uniqueness became a business full of opportunities for both hoteliers and artists.