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 A multidisciplinary

art & design studio

in the beautiful city

of Florence, Italy



Welcome to Studio Milledisegni, the online home and shop for my design studio

In Italian, mille is the word for "thousand" and disegni means "designs" or "drawings."  My wordplay attempts to capture the abundant spirit of intricately-patterned millefiori beads, or the luscious layers of a millefeuille pastry, but as relates to the many different avenues that my creative work follows.

The current Studio Milledisegni collection includes a selection of paper goods—photographic prints, typography posters and cards. (2020 calendars and holiday cards will be available toward the end of October.) I also design custom stationery suites for special occasions and everyday moments.

Feel free to contact me with special requests at any time.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Lisa McGarry


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A little about me...

I am an American artist & writer. Along with my daughter, I have lived in Florence since 2004. Art, design, books and music are part of every beautiful day around here, both in our home & in the city.

Few things thrill me more than contemplating a fresh sheet of paper, a blank canvas, a new computer file—or an empty dish, for that matter—and figuring out how to bring it to life. Although I’m formally educated as an architect, I prefer to work at a smaller scale, moving between pencil, paint brush, camera and computer in a very organic way. My work is often influenced by spaces and places, typography and language, nature and geometry.

Creating one-of-a-kind books is another passion of mine, and I have also written/illustrated a book that wanders through the history, architecture & everyday rhythms of a dozen of the lovely local squares: The Piazzas of Florence (Murdoch Books, Sydney & London, 2008).






Learn more about what goes

on in my studio by visiting

my personal website.

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