6 shops to upgrade your home

Home has become the center of our life in 2020 and will probably continue to be a place where to spend most of our time in the next months. We had time, not only to enjoy this mandatory staycation but to come up with ideas for making our homes look better, cozier, more functional. For…

A short introduction to sustainibility

If you search for hashtag #sustainable on Instagram, it will give you 9.1 million results with pictures of literally whatever: clothes, interiors, food, animals, skincare products, landscapes, and people. The core concept of sustainability deserves a series of books, and can’t be thoroughly explained in the format of a magazine article. This only wants to…

Iconic Designs. Bvlgari

Iconic designs are those designs that stand out, like the iPod Touch. Evergreen milestones of design. Even if we can’t immediately recall the name of the author or don’t know it at all – like the Volkswagen Beetle, we connect our collective memory to them. So deeply intertwined with our society that they look as…

Lovely chatting with Francesca Grima

The father of modern jewelry, the engineer who is considered the most influential British jewelry designer of the 20th century. The creator of the most remarkable watch collection. The owner of the record of 11 de Beers Diamonds International Awards. One can see his pieces worn by the Queen during official ceremonies and on Instagram…

Christmas gift ideas

I believe that the best present is something, that a person won’t buy themselves because there are always more important things to spend money on. This way, wishes end up being at the end of the list of priorities, in the “I don’t really need it” group. Christmas is a perfect occasion to make the…

Autumn in jewelry

What is your favorite season? Mine is fall, color-wise. Let me take the advantage of being an editor to share a selection of jewelry pieces that represent fall motifs and demonstrate the variety of warm-shade gems. For some reason, fall motifs are not very popular in jewelry. Though even the banalest fall attribute, such as…

Fattoria di Caspri

“I have a winery in Toscana, come visit me one day!” – said jewelry designer Suzanne Syz during the interview. An article about wine producers, famous in first place for some other activity, had already been scheduled. For a lucky coincidence, Suzanne and her Fattoria di Caspri were exactly matching the case and thus the…

Slow coffee in Rome. Sant’Eustachio

SURREAL GENERATION had the pleasure to be invited for breakfast at the legendary Roman coffee bar Sant’Eustachio. Over a cup of espresso, we had a conversation with Raimondo, the owner, about the culture of coffee, its history, and the life-long passion for it.  “Why do people spend time choosing a restaurant, when they want to…

Art exhibitions, fall 2020

The year 2020 has become the year of cancellation of cultural events. Moreover, it made us all understand that if you have planned to see one, you’d better not put it off to the last days. Here is a selection of ongoing and upcoming art exhibitions worth your attention. London London, widely recognized for its…

5 hotels in the middle of nowhere. Italy.

Casadonna Hotel Casadonna is located in a XVI century monastery in Abruzzo, surrounded by the mountains of the National park. The main feature of Casadonna, and the reason for its birth, is the 3 Michelin stars restaurant Reale run by chef Niko Romito and Cristiana Romito, his sister. Looking for a location that would host…