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Explo­ring the crea­ti­ve life of Milan cou­p­le Tos­ca & Danilo

The creative couple behind one of Milan's cultural hotspots, the store Gogol & Company, shares a very personal insight into its life – Tosca Bua and Danilo Dajelli let us know what it's like working with a partner, from owning a bookshop together, to having a child and living together. During the period of one week they documented their daily routine. Find out more about the beautiful, strong, and inspiring couple in the following:

To get to know you a bit: When and how did you two meet?

T: How and whe­re I saw Dani­lo for the first time, I don’t remem­ber, what I do know, is when I fell in love with him. We were tra­vel­ling, bet­ween Spain and Morocco.

D: A trip to Moroc­co all tog­e­ther and I fell hopel­ess­ly in love with her.

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What was the first thing you noti­ced about the other per­son?
T: His hands.

D: Her beau­ty. And her empa­thy. She was special.

What is his or her most out­stan­ding fea­ture to you today?
T: His ten­aci­ty and stubbornness.

D: Her beau­ty. And her way of living in a time we don’t belong to…

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How do you mana­ge to com­bi­ne your work rela­ti­ons­hip and per­so­nal rela­ti­ons­hip? What came first: The per­so­nal con­nec­tion or the con­nec­tion on a crea­ti­ve level?
T: We live tog­e­ther, work tog­e­ther, and we have a baby girl tog­e­ther. The book­shop is our second home, open to all, without making any dif­fe­ren­ces. Doing a job that you like and that you cho­se means ever­ything is pos­si­ble. If we don’t see each other, if we would­n’t live tog­e­ther, we would just stand still without any pro­gress, so working tog­e­ther is the solu­ti­on to be able to always move on.

D: We live in total sym­bio­sis, we work tog­e­ther and we love each other at the same time. Ours is a bygo­ne bond which does­n’t need the water­tight com­part­ments of modern life. Our rela­ti­ons­hip is based on belie­ving in fai­ry tales, abo­ve all our own. Crea­ti­vi­ty is a part of each of our dis­cus­sions, a ran­king of what came befo­re or after can­not exist.

How much is the other per­son part of your own work and crea­ti­vi­ty?
T: I’d say 100%, he is a visio­na­ry, and so of con­ti­nuous stimulation.

D: We do ever­ything together.

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What is one place espe­cial­ly inte­gral to your rela­ti­ons­hip? Why does it hold so much mea­ning?
T+D: A fun­da­men­tal place is one which gives us silence. Silence is our secret, which we can enjoy shamel­ess­ly. The sofa, too – when we had a com­for­ta­ble one – it was real­ly important. And the sea. It brings us to life, it rege­ne­ra­tes us, it puri­fies us.

Which place makes you feel the most inspi­red?
T: The­re is no par­ti­cu­lar phy­si­cal place that inspi­res me. Any place can inspi­re, knowing how to lis­ten is enough. I have to say, any­way, that the inter­net isn’t bad.

D: The sea has been this place for years, and I think it will always help us. Recent­ly, the ter­race. I smo­ke and she talks.

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With the col­der sea­son approa­ching, what would your per­fect win­ter day as a cou­p­le look like?
T: A blan­ket and Net­flix. Even though he’d pro­bab­ly only agree to Netflix…

D: Does the ques­ti­on refer to cou­ples in gene­ral, or to us? In gene­ral, I would say both of us under a blan­ket. In our case, her under the blan­ket try­ing to con­vin­ce me to cover mys­elf. I hate being under blan­kets, it irri­ta­tes me. This is our ide­al day. Flip­ping out, teasing, loving.

And last­ly: If you would have to pick the per­fect Christ­mas pre­sent for your part­ner, what would he or she be the hap­piest with?
T: Let’s begin with the explana­ti­on that he hates Christ­mas and recei­ving presents…

D: Right now, a car would make her hap­py, may­be an old Beet­le (I’d like a black one). But may­be going to live tog­e­ther in a house of our own would also make her hap­py. In rea­li­ty, it would be enough to choo­se a lilac colo­red era­ser and some pen­cils with genui­ne love. May­be some mul­ti-colo­red tape.

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08 Dez. 2017 · NEUBAU EYEWEAR
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