Corten steel iron gate

18 Sealinthefog Corten steel Iron GateYou might recall from this post that Matteo’s dad has been restoring his house. One of the things that Matteo helped him do in the long process was restoring and updating both the gates, one for pedestrians and one for cars, that lead to his yard and entrance. Continue reading

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Williamstown and its views

1 Sealinthefog Williamstown Victoria Australia

Three months have passed since we left Italy again and landed in Melbourne. Apart from this post describing our first weeks in the city, we haven’t shared much about our lives here.

Three months have passed, and if I look back I have many feelings and thoughts. Continue reading

A chandelier makeover in black

1 sealinthefog brass lamp

You might remember that while we were living in Padova we updated a brass chandelier with a bright coat of blue spray paint. Well, that was actually our second attempt of painting that sort of material.

We had tested our hand on another chandelier. Continue reading

Black Mamba bicycle

6 Sealinthefog black mamba atala bike

As I promised last week, here is the second bike that Matteo up cycled before leaving Italy and the last one that we will be sharing (for now!)

We called it the Black Mamba, because at the end of the project it had a total-black aggressive look! Continue reading

The Red Palma bike

1 Sealinthefog Palma red bike vintage

Do you remember the many bikes Matteo updated more than one year ago while we were living in Padova? [check our wheels section on this page]

Well there is a couple more that we didn’t have time to share. So excuse our delay but here comes the first of two bicycles. Continue reading

Cividale: a jewel of Friuli Venezia-Giulia

1 Sealinthefog Cividale - a jewel of Friuli Venezia-Giulia

Cividale is a tiny town, not far from my home city Udine. Despite its small dimensions and tranquility, it a little jewel that offers to the visitors the beauty of its history. From the Romans, to the Longobards, the Carolingians, the Republic of Venice, to the Austrian Empire, Cividale has been an important political and commercial centre for the region Friuli Venezia-Giulia throughout the ages and its past kings and sirs have left some amazing traces of their lives.

Thus it is surely worth a half-day visit. Continue reading

The faces of Galicia

8 Sealinthefog The Faces Of Galicia Spain

Galicia is a beauty. We visited Matteo’s aunt, who has been living there for many years, for a long weekend. The region, to the north-west of Spain, washed by the Cantabric Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is the final stop of the Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage route that extends from different countries of Europe on to Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre. In any case, whether you’re a pilgrim, a tourist or a resident, Galicia won’t disappoint you: it has incredibly fertile vegetation, amazing beaches, delicious food and cute towns and cities. Continue reading

Flea marketing in Bruxelles

1 Flea Marketing Bruxelles

Our friends know us very well and when they suggested to visit the best flea market in Bruxelles during our stay there [check our visit of the city here], they imagined our reaction: we were trilled!  Continue reading

A long weekend in Bruxelles

1 Sealinthefog A long weekend in Bruxelles

After almost two months, I finally found time and inspiration to write the second post on our short trip to Belgium. You might remember that we shared with you our impressions on Antwerp: we loved it!

And here come some of the highlights of Bruxelles! Continue reading

50’s bedside cabinet

3 Sealinthefog 50s bedside cabinetWe don’t know whether to include this post in our ‘vintage finds’ section or consider it another diy furniture makeover project.

We found a 50’s bedside cabinet at a secondhand store and we updated it. Continue reading