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 A multidisciplinary

art & design studio

in the beautiful city

of Florence, Italy



Welcome to Studio Milledisegni

Studio Milledisegni is 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 those 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 in 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 are part of every beautiful day around here, both in our home & in the city.

Few things thrill me more than contemplating a blank canvas, a fresh sheet of paper, a new computer file—or an empty dish, for that matter—and bringing it to life. Although formally educated as an architect, I prefer to work at a smaller scale, moving between pencil, paint, camera and computer in a very organic creative process. My work is often influenced by nature and geometry, and tends to incorporate a warm, rich palette.

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).






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