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Limited Edition Capsule Collection | Tokidoki x Karl Lagerfeld

Limited Edition Capsule Collection | Tokidoki x Karl Lagerfeld

  Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer who always dresses in black and white.  Tokidoki is the chaotic and colorful Japanese-inspired world of Italian artist Simone Legno. While the two brands might seem to  be complete opposites, Karl’s eccentric and elegant look gets Simone’s cartoon treatment in the limited edition Tokidoki x Karl Lagerfeld...
Octopus | IUTER

Octopus | IUTER

Since it first debuted in 2005, Giorgio di Salvo’s octopus print has managed to hold the attention of streetwear aficionados firmly in its tentacled grip. Thanks to the continued success of the design, originally created for the now defunct Milanese brand VNGRD, Italian streetwear company IUTER is launching the Octopus concept-brand for the Spring / Summer 2013...
Killer PVC Sneakers | Forfex x Opening Ceremony

Killer PVC Sneakers | Forfex x Opening Ceremony

  Have you ever seen a pair of sneakers that looked so fresh and amazing you just wanted to eat them? It might seem like a silly question, but given that the limited edition FX Killer pair of sneakers by Italian designer Gio Forbice of Forfex for Opening Ceremony comes in translucent gummy bear candy-colored...
Try on Fabric Division

Try on Fabric Division

Future Fashion from Faenza     The Italian region of Emilia-Romagna might be home to one of the oldest universities in the Western Hemisphere, but with its young and dynamic population it’s also an incubator for new and innovative ideas.  It’s against this unique background that the Italian fashion label Fabric Division has emerged in the city...
Limited Edition Camouflage Fall-Winter 2013 | N.D.C Made by Hand

Limited Edition Camouflage Fall-Winter 2013 | N.D.C Made by Hand

      The first signs of fall might make you want to blend into the background or hide away until the next summer season with some well-designed camouflage.  Luckily, the limited edition Camo Collection from N.D.C. Made by Hand has a different take on the concept of concealment.  Rather than blend the green, grey,...
Il Fiasco Toscano | Vintage Italian Wine Bottle

Il Fiasco Toscano | Vintage Italian Wine Bottle

  Growing up in my house autumn was always marked by one important weekend trip : a car ride to visit my uncle in the hills of Tuscany.  This wasn’t just a family visit to see the cousins, there was an element of business about these trips because waht we did was buy close to...
Coffee-Cappuccino Lamp | Vesoi

Coffee-Cappuccino Lamp | Vesoi

  A good Italian cappuccino is sure to brighten a dreary morning, so it’s fitting that this favorite breakfast beverage has inspired a lamp design. The Coffee-Cappuccino Lamp by Vesoi brings a playful and illuminating take on the Italian obsession with espresso and cappuccino to the wall or ceiling of your kitchen. Designed by Mario...
Limited Edition T-Shirt for Charity | Marcelo Burlon x IWISHUSUN

Limited Edition T-Shirt for Charity | Marcelo Burlon x IWISHUSUN

  As a PR consultant, stylist, editor and DJ, man of all trades Marcelo Burlon seems to have become truly prolific when it comes to working on multiple projects.  Following the success of his collaboration with Hypebeast on  a limited edition iPhone case, he has now teamed up with IWISHUSUN on a limited edition t-shirt....
Yorick Skull Lamp | Vión Studio

Yorick Skull Lamp | Vión Studio

  Drawing on the name of the skull in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Vión studio brings us the Yorick lamp, a darkly playful and well-designed take on our current obsession with skulls. Hand-crafted in Italy, the white or black ceramic exterior of the Yorick lamp emits a warm LED light from its center. By re-imagining the decorative...
How to Make Espresso at Home | 5 Tips for the Perfect Italian Coffee

How to Make Espresso at Home | 5 Tips for the Perfect Italian Coffee

  Have you ever gone to your favorite café and watched in awe as the barista expertly makes a rich and flavorful espresso?  Well, if you’re as addicted to Italian coffee as we are, you dream of that aroma even when you’re sitting at home. That’s why an Italian moka is something we can’t live...
Dritto Table | Piero Lissoni x Salvatori

Dritto Table | Piero Lissoni x Salvatori

    Angular and minimalist, from afar the new Dritto (straight in Italian) collection of tables by Piero Lissoni for Salvatori looks almost like a group of line drawings. However, before you decide that the series is about straightforward design, take a closer look and you’ll discover an inspired combination of rational planning and natural...
Brooklyn Supreme Stars Sneakers | Gucci

Brooklyn Supreme Stars Sneakers | Gucci

  If you love the Made in Italy luxury of Gucci, but find the signature brown GG print a bit too traditional and maybe even over-played, then you’ll find Gucci’s subtle white-and-beige take on the classic in their Brooklyn Supreme Stars sneakers a refreshing twist. Featuring the retro Brooklyn hi-top sneaker silhouette, Gucci adds a...