Italy was a fantastic, wanderlusty smorgasbord of delectable eats, mesmerizing art, sightly architecture, age old richness and grandeur- all of which recharged and completed me. One of the highlights for a pair of designers like us was scoring Carlo Scarpa masterpieces in the flesh in his hometown of Venice. Scarpa is hands down one of the utmost important interior designers/architects/industrial designers of the 20th century, and was quite the clever and crafty stair-master. Scarpa is a precious obsession. Seeing his work in real time was a dream. Continually studying it is a living.