Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Atlanta High Design

Again we were pleased to participate in the
Atlanta Gift Show this January.
Thanks to all who visited us and inspired us to the next show

Bella Cucina ...all delicious

Always very nice to meet our friends at Bella Cucina
and feel a little taste of Italy.

All delicious!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

All New on High Design

A new year begins it is always nice to start fresh.
We will be presenting a new look at the Atlanta Gift Show,
new designs and trends for the new season.

La Regata

The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta" rowing calendar. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race. Scores of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume carry the Doge, the Doge's wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade. An unforgettable sight and a true reconstruction of the glorious past of one of most the powerful and influential Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean. The Regata Storica dates back centuries, probably as far back as the mid thirteenth century when the Serenissima needed to train the crews of its huge navy in the art of rowing.
Today there are four races divided in terms of age and type of craft. The best known and most exciting of these is the "Campioni su Gondolini" race, where a series of small, sporting gondolas fly down the Grand Canal to the finishing line at the famous "machina", the spectacular floating stage located in front of the Ca' Foscari palace.

The Champions

This sailing boat is part of our new collection, we Introduces in January at the Atlanta gift show 2011

A regatta is a term used to describe either a boat race, or series of boat races. Although the term typically describes racing events of unpowered water craft, some powerboat race series are also called regattas. Most commonly, a regatta is either a series of rowing, sailing, canoeing, gondola races or yacht racing. A regatta often includes social and promotional activities which surround the racing event, and except in the case of boat type (or "class") championships, is usually named for the town or venue where the event takes place. However,the term originated in Venice. Some maintain it is derived from the Italian "riga", line, for the starting line; some say it comes from the Latin "aurigare" which means to race; others consider it derived from the Latin "remus", oar,...

Vigneto Italiano

Italian wine is wine produced in Italy, a country which is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Etruscans and Greek settlers produced wine in the country long before the Romans started developing their own vineyards in the 2nd century BC. Roman grape-growing and winemaking was prolific and well-organized, pioneering large-scale production and storage techniques like barrel-making and bottling.
The Italian Vineyards are set amongst some of the most spectacular landscapes in Italy; even if you're not into wine, don't miss a chance to see this beautiful part of the country.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

High Point Show at Salon

As always in High Point we presented the new trends for next year,
new collection of 24 new paintings was inspired by the "European Aristocracy " .

Once again we thank all
friends and customers for visiting us .

Happy Birthday Jack !

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Old Looking Books

Ancient books are always an unique style,
especially when they are personalized.
This is a detail of our summer show in Atlanta.

Antique World Maps

This beautiful Vitorio Splendore creation was inspired by
ancients European 18th century Maps .
This particular print is part of a series of four Italian
cities .
available size 12 "X 9"

The earliest maps, prior to the invention of printing in Europe, are almost all manuscript – that is hand drawn. These are exceptionally rare and characterized by the fact that each is a unique work of art. Manuscript maps will not exhibit a pressmark or any sign of printing. Generally speaking they will have been produced with meticulous care in European monastic libraries and tend to exhibit elaborate color work and other embellishments. Such maps are often drawn on broad sheets of vellum rather than more contemporary paper and usually require detail laboratory test of the inks used to fully authenticate. Later manuscript work, dating will into the 19th century, is more common and will follow different patterns according to the period. Often early nautical charts, produced at sea, and military charts, produced on the battlefield, tend to be manuscript work and are highly desirable. Around the late 18th and early 19th centuries the schoolboy or schoolgirl map begins to appear. These manuscript maps, drawn by school children as classroom exercises tend to be beautifully rendered whimsical productions. Often drawn on low quality papers with inferior and caustic inks, many exhibit considerable wear and aging such that many can look far older than they are.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Beautiful Horses

Crabbet Park Stud
Oil Painting By Vitorio Splendore
Perhaps the most famous of all Arabian breeding operations founded in Europe was the Crabbet Park Stud of England, founded 1878

Founded in 1982 by Yves Bienaimé, this private museum became not only the most beautiful and the biggest museum of its kind but also a truly internationally renowned institution.
It is a must for all horse riders and persons who love art and culture.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


"A new juried selection of style-setters
with the help of jury of retailers,designers,and national stlyle editors,we have gathered a phenomenal section of brilhantly-designed furniture and decorative accessories never seen in High Point.If you are searching for a new products,fresh ideas and inspiration,SALON is a must-see"

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Crowns of the World

A crown is the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, immortality, righteousness, victory, triumph, resurrection, honour and glory of life after death. In art the crown may be shown being offered to those on Earth by angels. Apart from the traditional form, crowns also may be made of, for example, flowers, stars, oak leaves or thorns and be worn by others, representing what the coronation part aims to symbolize with the specific crown. They often contain jewels.

The precursor to the crown was the browband called the diadem, which had been worn by the Achaemenid Persian emperors, was adopted by Constantine I, and was worn by all subsequent rulers of the later Roman Empire.
These two panels made with ancient techniques of decapé finish, Vitorio Splendore interprets the crowns of the English monarchy representing the King and Queen

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Carnevale Di Venezia

Carnival in Venice
The history of Carnival in Venice goes back roughly 800 years. It is the most famous and most magnificent carnival in Europe and also one of the most fascinating ones in the world.
The Italian lagoon city with its unique charm, its canals, alleyways and squares embodies the atmosphere of times long ago.
The attraction of Venice seems to be mysteriously manifolding during Carnival time. The "masks" worn throughout Carnival stand for magic moments, romantic hopes and secret longings. The symbolism links back to the myths and fairytales of the people.
In its time of prosperity Venice was the European centre of amusement, festivity and love - and this awareness of life comes alive once a year for a period of about ten days filled with glamour and intrigue...

Pulcinella, hunchbacked and with a beaked nose, is the eternal bachelor and skirtchaser .... Ferrara, at Venice during the Carnival.
This particular painting is part of a collection of four pieces by the artist Vitorio Splendore made 22 years ago to decorate a music room at a Palazzo in Venice.