Welcome to Studio Milledisegni
StudioMilledisegni is the new online home/shop for my design studio. In Italian, mille is the word for "thousand" and disegni means "designs/drawings." My wordplay attempts to capture the abundant spirit of those intricately-patterned millefiori beads, or the luscious layers of a millefeuille pastry, but as relates to the many different avenues that my design work follows.
The preview collection includes a selection of paper goods—cards, invitations, shimmer paper prints, typography posters and calendars*. Most items are customizable, and I'm excited about collaborating to create something that will make celebrations and events even more memorable for you and your family & friends. Complete collections of stationery for weddings and other festive occasions are in progress and will be launching soon.
Several of my designs are also available as notebooks, textiles & tech accessories through studioMdesigns (an offshoot of Studio Milledisegni). Details & links can be found here.
I love designing-creating-making, and my hope is that this passion can bring a little more joy to your everyday life as well.
Thank you for visiting!
* Please note that the 2017 calendars are no longer listed. Next year's calendars will be in the shop this fall.
A little about me...
I am an American artist & writer and have been living in Florence, along with my daughter, since 2004. Art & design are part of every day around here, both in our home & in the city.
My degree in architecture has definitely lent a voice to the different realms of my creative work—painting, photography, design & countless projects involving paper. I love to create one-of-a-kind books, and have also written/illustrated a book that wanders through the history, architecture & everyday life of a dozen of the lovely local squares: The Piazzas of Florence (Murdoch Books, 2008).
Whatever the material or media, it’s the process and effect of layering that most fascinates me...and this is undoubtably one reason I find myself so happily immersed in the intricately layered city of Florence.
© studiomilledisegni 2017