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I love this monthly coloumn, first before it’s a way to look back at my  Pinterest and to find out all those things I wasn’t able to share before, second because it’s a small moment for some considerations about the month. Did you ever do this? However,  the comparison between last month and this one sounds quite weird, for myself…

I have to get used to ups and downs, I suppose. If you choose a job which is different from a 9to6 standard one, you have to expect this kind of things, to spend hectic days when you even can’t find your time for sleep, and other days which are quiter. And this May has been a quiet one, a good thing was to have some time to mess with all those stuff I procrastinated during last months.

First, I’ve done a complete restyling of italianbark. From the header, to the pink logo as well, finally to the page template. Back to the roots, with a standard blog layout instead than the grid: I needed pages to be simple and images big, and I’m happy now with this choice.

Second, I’ve created the italianbark facebook page. Yes this sounds incredible but I’ve never created it before, almost everybody suggested me doing this, so here I am, with a new page. I’m not a fan of facebook, I must confess you this, before running a blog I really did use my fb account just for private messages and as a birthdays reminder. I always thought that it’s an intrusive social network, and a place where people pretend to be the way they would like to be, not the real one.  Didn’t find it so useful as a working source as well, and i’ve always preferred twitter or pinterest. However, here we are, many new ideas are coming in my mind for this new page, just like it here if you want to! 

Third, I’m working on a brand new professional interior design website as well. By the moment, I disclose just this!

So, here we are with many interior design inspirations and reads for the long weekend 🙂



Let’s start as for every Monthly Inspirations post with some interior design inspirations I would have included in

I’d like to live here








1. This living room of a summer holiday house in South Africa via TheStyleFiles. 2. A minimal dining room can become more interesting with design chairs in different colours (these for example are Prouvè Standard ones by Vitra) 3. I had a crush with those turquoise azulejos of this kitchen, shared by MechantStudio. They really add a special touch to all the kitchen! 4.  The living room of a concealer (to learn more about what I mean, have a look here), minimal and bright, from Scandinavia of course – via Erik Olsson  5. And this is the home office of a releaver, instead…(as I am). This workspace in particular belongs to the same house with turquoise accents as the kitchen above there  6. Let’s finish with this bed in ethnic style (anthropologie): isn’t it gorgeous??


Colour Palettes | monthly interior design inspirations

The Pink Dog has restyled all its graphic during this month, inspirations came from tropical athmospheres and bright rainbow colours.

I created this moodboard as well while creating the new graphic layout, but didn’t share it in my post about the new palette here .

However it’s not all about tropical places..,.have a look at the above picture of Venice I snapped last weekend: I’m in love with its colours (yes, no filter here!)





Original Interiors | monthly interior design inspirations

I choose every week a new interior design concept to share on ItalianBark Thursdays original interiors coloumn, among web and your submissions.

In my May selection, there was this home interior by Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen, an architect living in Denmark and two other Danish architects Louis Becker and Jens Thomas Arnfred, with a clever wooden solution to transform an old warehouse into a stylish house…and what about the below idea for decorating the walls of a restaurant interior? (the photo belongs to  Yellow Fever, a restaurant in california designe by Fleetwood/Fernandez firm)




Original Finds | monthly interior design inspirations

Lot of new interesting discoveries on Behance this May. I had a crush with these photographic projects:

1. Sydney Sie, from Taipei, and its collection Says

2. Justin Fantl and its funky illustrations (nail plished-addicted, these ones are for you 😉 )


00 original finds italianbark


Quote of the month

This is the mot I’ve chosen for this month (via).

I couldn’t choose any different one, being two years without facebook 😉


I close this Monthly best post with a big kiss to all of you that have already liked the Pink Dog’s new Page!!!

Enjoy the long weekend and see you on Wednesday


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Mi piace scrivere questo post mensile perchè, oltre a ripescare dal mio profilo Pinterest quelle cose che mi hanno colpito nel corso del mese e che però non ho pubblicato qui,  è un piccolo momento che mi prendere per fare un piccolo bilancio del mese trascorso. Voi lo fate mai? Comunque, fa specie vedere pensare all’aprile scorso e a questo maggio.

Immagino di dovermi abituare a questo tipo di alti e bassi e di vita in generale. Se fai una scelta di vita diversa dal classico lavoro 9-18, lo devi mettere in conto, di avere giornate in cui non riesci a trovare il tempo nemmeno per dormire (è successo, eccome…) alternati a momenti più calmi. E’ il prezzo da pagare del fare il lavoro che ci piace, suppongo, no?

E questo è stato un maggio calmo, che finalmente mi ha dato la possibilità di mettere mano a tutta una serie di questioni che mi trascinavo da mesi.

Per prima cosa, ho fatto un restyling di ItalianBark: se lo seguite già da prima, avrete notato che è cambiato completamente l’header, e pure il logo (cambiamento impercettibile forse!!), ma anche tutto il template della homepage. Sono tornata a una classica impostazione da blog, volevo che le immagini fossero più grandi possibili, e che la lettura fosse immediata e in ordine cronologico.  Cosa ne pensate del nuovo look?

Seconda cosa, incredibile ma vero, ho creato una pagina facebook di italianbark. E’ una cosa che mi porto dietro da un pò (esempio ve ne parlavo qui), che tanti mi hanno suggerito di fare, a quanto pare sono l’unica blogger al mondo a non aver creato una propria pagina per così tanto tempo e merito un applauso 😉 Non ho mai amato facebook, tra i vari social penso sia quello con meno risorse interessanti in assoluto, sarò snob in questa cosa ma non riesco proprio ad andarci d’accordo, è un pò troppo invadente come social network, non trovate? Lo trovo un mondo parallelo in cui le persone si dipingono per quello che vorrebbero essere, anzichè per quello che sono, e prima di italianbark lo usavo praticamente solo per messaggiarmi con persone lontane e per ricordarmi i compleanni (per questo sì invece che è utile, soprattutto per me che ho un pessimo rapporto con le date). Ora mi ritrovo in una condizione opposta e che dire bisogna farsene una ragione. Comunque ho un bel pò di idee per questa pagina quindi se vi va di seguirla la trovate qui!

Terza cosa, sto anche lavorando a un sito professionale tutto nuovo, ma questo proprio non ve lo posso ancora mostrare 🙂

Vi lascio un pò di idee e letture per questo lungo weekend 🙂