Fair in Japan

Rosalinda has always participated to international fairs outside of Italy. The most relevant to be mentioned is the Japan one. This allowed the exports of her products and of the beloved Made in Italy even in the East, where some retailers are located. The picture below represents the preview of the Fair she has been to. 


Art, high craftsmanship and research: the Pop Gallery of the Capri Palace is renewed

A pottery collection exclusively designed for the Capri palace by the painter Rosalinda; the oneiric sculptures by Paolo Sandulli that tell the stories of sea and mermaids; the sea urchins and the artist ceramics of Rosario Renino; the photographs “Capri a metà” by the Caprese Alessandro Catuogno: these are just some of the proposals of the Pop Gallery, which is dedicated to art, design and high craftsmanship of the Capri Palace. The palace has been renewed in 2011 expanding its spaces and focusing on a collection made in Campania.
The laboratory to which the project has been handed is not a simple shop, but a creative laboratory of ideas and unique pieces born from the inspiration of carefully chosen artists, craftsmen and designers who were asked to create objects exclusively for the Pop Gallery. Below presented the pottery line designed for the table by the Sorrento painter Rosalinda Acampora: they are vases, jugs and plates of different sizes with innovative designs and contemporary taste that reflect marine and terrestrial motifs. This is a sample collection colored with garfish and sea urchins, octopus and starfish tentacles and then artichokes and other vegetables, all in the style of the young Sorrento artist.
The sculptor and painter Paolo Sandulli, famous for his half-length female busts with sea sponges for hair and portraits of fish women that evoke mythical tales, created a series of sculptures of female figures in terracotta on glass, made for the Pop Gallery, who are bathers with abundant shapes and giant octopuses, starfish, mask, snorkel and life jacket.
The Neapolitan architect and designer Rosario Renino instead puts his signature on a series of unique objects entirely handmade with chisel points: not only the famous urchins, but lamps, candle holders, vases and bowls where the marine element recurs in minimal and stylized silhouettes. .
The photograps exhibited in different formats an in the original souvenir-box are taken by the photographer Alessandro Catuogno: images of great awesomeness that portray the island and the sea with extraordinary chromatic and expressive power.
Alongside the limited editions and unique objects, the Pop Gallery also offers products for home and table, result of a constant research both in Campania and Italy that is continuously updated: quality objects, for their workmanship and design, ideally made for wedding lists, signature souvenirs and gifts.



Story of a trip to Italy

Italy week comes to a close today, and what perfect timing, a very special package arrived at my doorstep from Sorrento, Italy this afternoon, and I can’t help but gush about the sender.I fell in love with the artwork of a local Sorrentine artist on my last visit to Italy. Her name is Rosalinda Acampora and I first saw examples of her vibrant artwork in the fabulous boutique hotel, La Minervetta. I asked the owner of the hotel, a well-known interior designer, who the artist was, and he gave me her name and telephone number. He is a huge fan of her work and uses her paintings to decorate some of the most fabulous hotels along the Amalfi Coast. You can see tons of her work on the website of the nearby hotel Capo La Gala as well.

Rosa Linda came to meet me in the lobby of the hotel, we reviewed many of her pieces via her handy iPad, we discussed a price, and just like that, I had commissioned a painting! I was most impressed by the massive hand-painted headboards she created for a luxury boutique hotel. Basically, if you can dream it, Rosa Linda can create it.

Rosa Linda covers many different subject matter, from the sea, to flowers, vegetables, cakes and sweets, the Madonna, plants, traditional italian terra cotta vases and the like. She is so talented that I am certain there are no limits to what she can paint.

What I love about the almost 6ft. painting she did for me is the perfect balance and the intricateness with which she incorporated all the creatures of the sea. A piece like this takes Rosa Linda two entire weeks of work to complete and the level of detail that goes into each stroke of the paint brush are apparent. The colors she uses are bright and brilliant and pop off the canvas.

Rosa Linda will ship anywhere in the world, and my painting arrived in Boston from Sorrento in perfect condition; she packaged and wrapped the painting with extreme precision.

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Art on the table: Rosalinda Acampora’s dishes

The Italian painter Rosalinda Acampora lives and works in Sorrento, the land that inspires all her works. In her studio flowers, seafood and land fruits come to life. The artist creates several works including paintings and she expresses the best of herself in the decoration of ceramics. Among her most beautiful works, there are ceramics with geometric shapes and plates with tomatoes and peppers, with which their intense red lotus become the protagonists of every table. Rosalinda Acampora’s handmade ceramics, are also often used in some prestigious restaurants. Among the most recent and fruitful collaborations, there is the one with chef Alois Vanlangenaeker. She also created the cover of the Belgian-born chef’s book who today manages the Carlino restaurant of the San Pietro hotel in Positano (Salerno).



The rooms of Maison Lauren

Halfway between a modern style and respect for tradition, the rooms of the Maison Lauren have been furnished with a selection of the best hand-painted Vietri ceramics. An ecstasy of colors and sensations that will make your stay even more enjoyable.

The rooms available to customers are treated in every detail. Starting with the color-varnished oak furniture, continuing with the upholstery made with fine fabrics and hand-sewn. And to conclude with a full optional bathroom, including chromotherapy and air conditioning.

To make the atmosphere even more unique, the doors of the different apartments have been painted by the Neapolitan artist Rosalinda Acampora. They uniquely represent the Mediterranean Art perceived in this land

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Space for art

In the medieval heart of CAPRI, an eighteenth-century building with multiple vocations, where architecture and nature interact. A place where the colors and shapes of the island’s tradition echo, but also suggestions of distant cultures.

On the Faraglioni of Capri lives a rare blue lizard that camouflages itself with the sky and the sea: it is found only here, on these rock peaks that rise majestically from the water. Its color is called “Cerio blue” in honor of the doctor and naturalist Ignazio Cerio, the first to discover and describe it in 1870. And this intense shade, unique in the world, inspired the interiors of the new Iki Capri space, inaugurated in July inside Palazzo Vanalesti, in Piazzetta Cerio: a project born from the love for the island that combines art, design and Japanese cuisine.

The halls of the eighteenth-century palace, characterized by very high vaulted ceilings, have been transformed into a restaurant, Iki. Not only a Japanese trattoria but also an art gallery and a design shop, thanks to the intuition of the architect and designer Francesca Faraone and Massimiliano Neri, a visionary entrepreneur and pioneer of Japanese cuisine in Southern Italy. “The project stems from the collaboration with the Ignazio Cerio Foundation and is connected to the homonymous Natural History Museum in the square,” explains the architect. The goal is to integrate its cultural activities through an innovative space, but deeply rooted in the culture and tradition of Capri.

Iki’s architecture is inspired by the philosophy of Edwin Cerio, architect and son of Ignazio, who explained in his writings: “I have created the completely architectural illusion of living in a village whose houses are connected by plant architecture, pergolas and climbing plants, vines and roses “. «We are in medieval Capri, in an ancient palace whose terrace overlooks Punta Tragara and offers exceptional views. This is why I wanted to create a space in which nature and architecture are in balance, while at the same time enhancing the majestic interiors ”, explains Francesca Faraone. On the terrace, bougainvillea pergolas and plant structures surround the tables with a light iron structure and the back of the bar, designed by Faraone. The floor and the counter are also made to measure, with hand-painted ceramic tiles with geometric designs by the young designer Rosalinda Acampora. The colors – blue, white, green – reflect the bright shades of the surrounding landscape . In the inner room, which is both a restaurant and an art gallery, a grand piano and the large “Cerio blue” sofa with a versatile shape, designed by Francesca Faraone and made to measure for Iki Capri, dominate. Art is the real protagonist here.



Maisons Côté Sud – Juillet/Août 2020 (No. 184)

Maisons Côté Sud is a magazine that helps rediscovering the spirit of the Mediterranean and the colors of the South, opening the doors to the most beautiful residences with photo reports, furnishing ideas, lifestyles and cooking recipes … On the July/August 2020 release La Maison – The Conservatory is mentioned; you can find the portfolio specific page here. It is a hotel accommodation facility located in an ancient 16th century building in the heart of Sorrento; the peculiarity of the furniture is the multitude of colors with which it is enriched. To achieve this magnificent combination mostly paintings, ceramics and sculptures entirely made by Rosalinda Acampora are used.


From Sorrento to Milan: a journey on the Amalfi Coast between variations of pizza and handcrafted ceramics

When typing “pizza” on Google you get about one and a half million results, stories and anecdotes that try to reconstruct the story. The most impressed one in the Italian collective imagination tells the story of the Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito. In the late 1800s, Esposito submitted to Queen Margherita of Savoy a pizza based on tomato, mozzarella and basil. She was so entranced that he decided to give the pizza the name of the queen: the margherita was born more or less like this. Even the story you will read today has Neapolitan origins, but the protagonist – also an Esposito! – has decided to take his pizzas beyond the Amalfi Coast, to discover Milan. Antonino Esposito and his restaurant “Così fa” land in the historic Via Solferino, a few steps from Brera.

Antonino’s story is a mix of talent, dedication and sacrifices. Today, with over thirty years of experience, he is a true authority in the sector. In the restaurant you can taste all his creations, starting with the most famous: the Sorrento whip, a patent registered in 1996 and exported all over the world. It is a particular type of pizza, elongated and intertwined in the center. The plus of Antonino and the driving force of his incredible career is undoubtedly creativity: like any artist, Esposito loves to push himself beyond the limits imposed by tradition. The pizza then abandons its characteristic round shape and becomes a bouquet, a square, an oval or a boat, without forgetting the morsels and donuts: the shape becomes a way to best enhance the ingredients.

Creativity and experimentation merge with a more traditional search for selected raw materials: in the menu of “Cosi fa” you will find IGP lemons, Sorrento walnuts, Provolone del Monaco DOP, Fior di latte dei Monti Lattari, anchovies from Cetara, cherry tomatoes from Vesuvius and buffalo mozzarella from Campania DOP. Tradition also finds space in the dessert menu, all typically from Campania. Between baba and fried pearls, a delicate (and spatial) Delizia al Limone stands out.

The restaurant has about forty seats, divided between the wonderful tables with ceramic tops made by the designer Rosalinda Acampora. The creations of the Sorrento artist color the entire room: on the walls you will find dozens of hand-decorated plates with geometric motifs and typically Neapolitan representations, such as peppers and tomatoes, which will give you a taste of the Amalfi Coast. And if after the pizza you want to take home a piece of Sorrento with you, don’t worry: even the dishes are on sale!



New Wellness Center for Capo La Gala in Vico Equense

The brand new Wellness Center of the Romantik Hotel Capo La Gala in Vico Equense opens in the Sorrento coast. The spa is inspired by a marine nymphaeum, a kaleidoscope of green and blue enriched by corals, floating algae, jellyfish, shrimp, dolphins, octopuses, shells, hedgehogs, anemones and white bream. Behind a small sea inlet there is a cold water source, where the spa is located and named Aquarium. Welcoming guests in the sea cave, where places and colors of the Mediterranean Sea have been artfully recreated, there is a heated seawater swimming pool, where you can also try counter-current swimming, hydromassage and water blade. The perfect wellness program begins with the bio sauna in untreated woods and continues with the Calidarium, Tiepidarium and Frigidarium from which body and mind benefit with an absolute relaxation, thanks to the beauty of the rooms hand-painted by the painter Rosalinda Acampora. It continues with the aromatherapy and chromotherapy room where the colors and essential oils of mint, lavender, rosemary, lemon, mandarin, conveyed by the flow of water over the body, giving immediate and rediscovered serenity, balance and renewed energy. Nature and Sea are the protagonists of the scene, and also treatments to dedicate to yourself, to restore yourself after a sunny day and get ready for an evening in pure Dolce Vita style.