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Creative Conversations on the Microscale | Interview with Maurizio Montalti

Creative Conversations on the Microscale | Interview with Maurizio Montalti

  When you think about fungi what comes to mind? You might think of mushrooms in a supermarket or spores spreading in a dark space, but where we see the conventional, Italian designer Maurizio Montalti sees a series of possibilities that transcends the boundaries of design, art, science and engineering.     After receiving a...
Autogrill | Vintage Italian Rest Stop

Autogrill | Vintage Italian Rest Stop

  It’s been a long day on the road with miles (well, kilometers really) left to go. As I stare out the window at the flat fields and old farmhouses I start to nod off, but my stomach grumbles me awake.  That’s when I see it ahead: an arched building that spans the highway.  It’s...
How to Drink Italian Wine | 5 Tips for Enjoying Wine Like an Italian

How to Drink Italian Wine | 5 Tips for Enjoying Wine Like an Italian

  Ask two people to describe a traditional Italian dinner table. While their answers might differ in terms of what kind of food is on the plate and what color the tablecloth is, there will probably be one thing in common: a glass of wine next to the dinner plate.     From the slightly...
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One Shot Folding Bicycle Concept | Valentina Vecchia and Marilena Alberga

One Shot Folding Bicycle Concept | Valentina Vecchia and Marilena Alberga

Bicycle design for public transportation     You might love your bike and biking to work, but you probably could do without the hassle of having to carry your bike down the stairs to your subway stop or push it past passengers when you climb on the train. The One Shot Bicycle designed by Valentina...
Seletti Wears Toiletpaper Dinnerware | Seletti x Toiletpaper

Seletti Wears Toiletpaper Dinnerware | Seletti x Toiletpaper

  Featuring wonderfully nightmarish images by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, the Seletti wears Toiletpaper collection will turn your table into surreal style banquet worthy of a Dali dinner.  We’ve been dreaming about the collection since it first debuted at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, but now it’s finally available at retailers around the...
Summer 2014 Women's Derby Shoes | Fratelli Rossetti

Summer 2014 Women’s Derby Shoes | Fratelli Rossetti

  If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping into the world of a Japanese cartoon, then Fratelli Rossetti’s recently presented Summer 2014 women’s collection will have you wide-eyed with happiness. Featuring one model in 21 bright shades, the collection offers a pop voyage into classic manga-inspired design. Based on Fratelli Rossetti’s classic derby shoe, the new...
Marianna Gatto | Interview with a Voice for Los Angeles' Little Italy

Marianna Gatto | Interview with a Voice for Los Angeles’ Little Italy

  Ask someone walking down the street in New York where Little Italy is and the person will point the way for you, but ask the same question in downtown Los Angeles and all you’re likely to get is a puzzled expression.  Historian, author, educator and advocate Marianna Gatto is determined to change this situation...
Sound of Iceland | Hver Design and 7factory Design

Sound of Iceland | Hver Design and 7factory Design

A multi-sensory Italian impression of Iceland     The Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland might be far away from the sunny beaches of the Italian coast, yet it was here, in a small and windy harbor, that an Italian designer and architect chose to captured the sound of their environment.  Since sound is essentially a mechanical...
4C IFD Bicycle | Compagnia Ducale x Alfa Romeo

4C IFD Bicycle | Compagnia Ducale x Alfa Romeo

  On the road the antagonism between bike riders and car drivers might be legendary, but get off the street and auto makers seem to be happy to approach the world of bicycle design. A perfect example is Italian auto manufacturer Alfa Romeo which has teamed up with design company Compagnia Ducale for a range...
Bulgari | Vintage Italian Jewelry

Bulgari | Vintage Italian Jewelry

  Bold, brilliant and glittering, Bulgari’s perfectly arranged fine jewelry has graced the profiles of notable women and men for more than a century. From 1884 to today, what was once a name almost exclusively associated with fine Italian jewelry has expanded into precise watches, elegant leather handbags, exclusive hotels and more. Yet the history...
Ducati 899 Panigale 2014 Motorcycle | Ducati

Ducati 899 Panigale 2014 Motorcycle | Ducati

  Only a powerhouse like Ducati could make something smaller, but call it super.  Intended as an introduction to Ducati’s high performance line, the new Ducati 899 Panigale is described as a “Supermid” bike.  In other words, it’s more expensive than an entry-level Monster motorcycle, but smaller and less expensive than the brand’s flagship Ducati...
What to Wear When You Can't Tell if the Weather Will Suck | 6 Italian Padded Vests to Wear this Fall

What to Wear When You Can’t Tell if the Weather Will Suck | 6 Italian Padded Vests to Wear this Fall

Whether it’s a cool afternoon in the middle of July or a hot evening at the start of September, it seems like these days the weather has its own ideas regarding when our seasons should start and stop. So, despite the fact that thanks to our up-to-the-minute smartphones and radar-trained weathermen we have even more...