The classic black Moleskine notebook, created in 1997, is modeled after the French stationer staple of yore that was once the constant companion of writers like Hemingway and artists like Picasso. Another constant of Paris' golden age artistic set? Cafés—and now Moleskine has created one of those, too.
Sleek and utilitarian, yet with that classic understated style, Moleskine's first-ever owned and operated café is open in Milan's Brera Design District. Combining a café, library, store, and art gallery, the space plans to host talks and exhibitions, as well as be a place to get your caffeine fix (they're serving Sevengrams) and unplug.
Mostly white, black, and light wood, the color comes in small doses and from upholstery and the exhibits.