What is Marcopoloni?

Our goal is to bring people like you, who cherish and appreciate fine artistry, closer to the artisans who create them. Everything we offer is handmade by carefully-selected artisans who pour their love and pride into each piece of work.

Much as Marco Polo brought the Western world in contact with the treasures of the Far East in the late 13th century, Marcopoloni strives to put you in touch with beautiful handmade goods from around the world!

SUPER Quick and Easy Japanese Cod Roe Pasta Recipe

Japanese Cod Roe Pasta

Japanese Cod Roe Pasta with Nori Seaweed Topping

As a kid and recent immigrant to the US, I remember being teased by a classmate because “you people eat raw meat!” As a kindergartner, I must have been offended by his derogatory tone – but what I remember more clearly is my amazement at . . . → Read More: SUPER Quick and Easy Japanese Cod Roe Pasta Recipe

The First Peroni Frames in The United States

If you want the coolest frames in the nation, get in touch with me. These Peroni hardened leather frames are stylish and one-of-a-kind in the United States. . . . → Read More: The First Peroni Frames in The United States

At Pitti Peroni Made Me Feel

At Pitti, style runs wild. When I walked into the Peroni booth I fell in love with their new eyeglasses and I bought a pair right away. Now I feel young and confident. Imagine that! . . . → Read More: At Pitti Peroni Made Me Feel

I Am Back, or at Least I Should Be

I haven’t blogged in a while because I have taken on a software development contract with Cisco Systems. But I still very much love my Marcopoloni. . . . → Read More: I Am Back, or at Least I Should Be

Third Time Is The Charm

Basic Focaccia

Third time is a charm except when perfection is your goal. My focaccia was very edible on my first attempt yet not yet to die for. More tries are needed. . . . → Read More: Third Time Is The Charm

My Second Shot at Focaccia

Homemade Focaccia

My second attempt at making focaccia was almost perfect, except for two crucial details, which I completely messed up. . . . → Read More: My Second Shot at Focaccia

My First Focaccia Attempt

My first attempt at focaccia was far from a success.

Failure is just a learning lesson. If you try again and again with improvements in the process you will eventually excel at it. . . . → Read More: My First Focaccia Attempt

Campomaggi in Via Della Spiga Is A Big Deal

If you are not familiar with Milan, Via della Spiga may mean nothing to you. But I was born in Milan and know very well that all major fashion brands are either in Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone, or thereabout. The fact that Campomaggi is going to open in Via della Spiga means that it has grown enough to at least reach a much wider audience. Something that we wish to all worthy artisans and designers. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi in Via Della Spiga Is A Big Deal

Integrating with QuickBooks Online Using Node.js

Importing orders in QuickBooks desktop is a pain. sending them to QuickBooks Online at the click of a button via a cloud application is a breeze. I can’t wait! . . . → Read More: Integrating with QuickBooks Online Using Node.js

Gianni, Our First Artisan, Is Always Creating

Gianni Drawing In Alicudi (Lipari)

There are places where the sky and the sea inspire you ideas.

I just got off the phone with Gianni. Today it was easy to get a hold of him because, having fallen during a mountain bike race, he just cracked three ribs and now he has to rest quite a bit. That’s . . . → Read More: Gianni, Our First Artisan, Is Always Creating