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Top Choice Glass in Dorsoduro

Marina e Susanna Sent

Wearable waterfalls and soap-bubble necklaces are Venice-style signatures, thanks to the Murano-born Sent sisters. Defying centuries-old beliefs that women can't handle molten glass, their minimalist art-glass state…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Paolo Olbi

Thoughts worth committing to paper deserve Paolo Olbi’s keepsake books, albums and stationery, whose fans include Hollywood actors and NYC mayors (ask to see the guestbook). Ordinary journals can't compare to Olbi o…
Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Ca’ Macana

Glimpse the talents behind the Venetian Carnevale masks that impressed Stanley Kubrick so much he ordered several for his final film Eyes Wide Shut. Choose your papier-mâché persona from the selection of coquettish …
Accessories in Dorsoduro

Madera

Restyle your life at this modern design showcase, which stocks a sharply curated selection of Italian and international jewellery, accessories, homewares and gifts. The emphasis is on handmade and harder-to-find obj…
Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Le Fórcole di Saverio Pastor

Only one thing in the world actually moves like Jagger: Mick Jagger's bespoke fórcola, hand-carved by Saverio Pastor. Each forked wooden gondola oarlock is individually designed to match a gondolier’s height, weight…
Antiques in Dorsoduro

Antiquariato Claudia Canestrelli

Hand-coloured lithographs of fanciful lagoon fish, 19th-century miniatures of cats dressed as generals, and vintage cufflinks make for charming souvenirs of Venice’s past in this walk-in curio cabinet. Collector-art…
Toys in Dorsoduro

Signor Blum

Kids may have to drag adults away from the 2-D wooden puzzles of the Rialto Bridge and grinning wooden duckies before these clever handmade toys induce acute cases of nostalgia. Calder-esque mobiles made of colourfu…
Glass in Dorsoduro

PerlaMadreDesign

Chances are you'll find glass-maker Patrizia Iacovazzi (known as Simona to her friends) at her work table, turning glass into striking, elegant wearables, from necklaces and bracelets, to earrings and cufflinks. Pat…
Books in Dorsoduro

Segni nel Tempo

Not so much a bookshop as a tiny time machine, where cramped shelves might reveal a 16th-century edition of Giovanni Pontano's De Prudentia or a History of Oxford dating from 1676. Most titles are in Italian, with a…
Jewellery in Dorsoduro

Trina Tygrett

American transplant Trina Tygrett studied glass-making at the Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently married into a Murano glass family. This solid foundation shows in her original jewellery which mixes semi-precious…