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Italian Hats a Head Above the Rest | Interview with the Designers of SuperDuper Hats

Italian Hats a Head Above the Rest | Interview with the Designers of SuperDuper Hats

Tuscan millinery It all started with an old wooden hat block found in a flea market. Almost as in a fairy tale, this vintage inspiration gave birth to a far-reaching Made in Italy story that changed the lives of Veronica Cornacchini, Ilaria Cornacchini and Matteo Gioli and became SuperDuper Hats. Driven by a passion for...
Intrecciato Suede Lace-Up Sneakers | Bottega Veneta

Intrecciato Suede Lace-Up Sneakers | Bottega Veneta

    When hear the name Bottega Veneta you might think of seriously elegant dress shoes, but under the direction of Tomas Maier, the brand has turned that elegant touch to eminently wearable sneakers as well. With their Intrecciato suede trainers featuring the brand’s iconic weave design, Bottega Veneta has created the perfect shoe for...
An Italian Dinner Party in Your Garden | Top 10 Designs for the Perfect Outdoor Meal

An Italian Dinner Party in Your Garden | Top 10 Designs for the Perfect Outdoor Meal

Summertime means it’s warm enough to enjoy  a delicious dinner outside with your friends. Start with a fresh breeze, a green backdrop and the right guests and you’re on your way to a great gathering. But what if you’re tired of hosting your usual get-together and instead want to create a memorable outdoor meal? When...
Iranian Living Room | Fabrica

Iranian Living Room | Fabrica

Far away and close to home Iranian Living Room, the new self-published book of photographs by Italian communications research center Fabrica, expresses the three basic desires of the art of photography described by Helmut Newton: to discover, to move, to capture the flavor.     Under the creative direction of Italian photojournalist Enrico Bossan, the...
How to Enjoy Fresh Tomatoes | 4 Ideas for Easy Italian Food

How to Enjoy Fresh Tomatoes | 4 Ideas for Easy Italian Food

Tomato season in Italy As the weeks get hotter and the days get lazier, it’s time for one of our favorite foods: fresh tomatoes. Red and juicy, plump and bright, when tomatoes are in season they are the ideal ingredient for a delicious meal that celebrates authentic Italian cuisine.     Whether you choose San...
Craftsmanship Beyond the Crowd | Interview with M.L., the Founder of Delirious Eyewear

Craftsmanship Beyond the Crowd | Interview with M.L., the Founder of Delirious Eyewear

Absolutely unique sunglasses Forget the standardized production techniques put in place by Henry Ford. Forget focus groups and the lengthy statistics involved in market analysis.  Back in 2012 that’s just what M.L. did and today that drastic refusal has turned into Delirious Eyewear, a collection of unbranded sunglasses handmade in Italy. With a desire to...
Giorgio by Moroder | Daft Punk Featuring Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio by Moroder | Daft Punk Featuring Giorgio Moroder

The legend that is Giorgio Moroder and his collaboration with Daft Punk Today more than ever, DJs are becoming the new stars, but what about the birth of disco music, the musical genre that gave rise to these stars? As part of their album Random Access Memories, Daft Punk features the story of the pioneer of...
Calla Italian Chair | Stefano Giovannoni x Domodinamica

Calla Italian Chair | Stefano Giovannoni x Domodinamica

  After an entire day of work or study, sometimes you just need to relax, but in today’s world, where we spend most of our time seated in front of the computer, the idea of going home and sitting down in yet another chair might not seem so relaxing.  If you’re tired of a normal...
Life Therapy Rings | Ida Callegaro

Life Therapy Rings | Ida Callegaro

  Sometimes life gets so hectic that you might wish there were a cure for all the stress. Rather than resort to a doctor, why don’t you give something more pleasant a try? Italian jewelry designer Ida Callegaro gives us her solution: Life Therapy Rings. Forget the usual capsules, syrups and lozenges. Sure Life Therapy...
How to Enjoy Italian Gelato | 5 Perfect Accompaniments to a Frozen Treat

How to Enjoy Italian Gelato | 5 Perfect Accompaniments to a Frozen Treat

A cool Italian classic When summer comes, hordes of eager children – and adults – run to to the closest ice cream parlor. Maybe you have noticed that some of these frozen treats are very creamy while others are smoother and a few are denser. Not all of these desserts are made the same which means...
Fiat 600 Multipla | Vintage Italian Minivan

Fiat 600 Multipla | Vintage Italian Minivan

A Different Kind of Vintage Car When you think of a classic vintage car one of two types of automobiles probably comes to mind, either an upright antique similar to a model T or a sporty hot rod such as a Lamborghini, Mustang or Porsche. Yet, when someone  brings up vintage automobiles, my first thought...
Kloe Armchair | Marco Acerbis x Desalto

Kloe Armchair | Marco Acerbis x Desalto

  Created by the Italian architect Marco Acerbis for Desalto, the Kloe design armchair has an uber-chic cube shape perfect for the modern fashion-conscious home. Rotation-molded from polyethylene or nylon, the unique silhouette of the Kloe armchair plays with the possibilities of negative space. In its flowing lines and block form, visual and tactile rigidity...