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Paolo Petrocelli | Creative Culture in Motion

Paolo Petrocelli | Creative Culture in Motion

Leader of the Italian branch of the National Youth Network of the European Cultural Parliament, Associate Director at IMG Artists, violinist, he’s not even 30, but Paolo Petrocelli already has so many titles that to list them all would probably crash our website. What unites these roles is a passion for music and a profound...
Barilla | Vintage Italian Pasta

Barilla | Vintage Italian Pasta

While walking the aisles of a supermarket in Italy an unfamiliar package of pasta caught my eye.  As I approached, I recognized it and realized that this box was actually an old friend of mine.     You see, Barilla has brought back the vintage pasta package designed by Erberto Carboni in 1952. Carboni, an...
Marola GG Shoe Collection | Gucci

Marola GG Shoe Collection | Gucci

      For most of us the Gucci brand is probably synonymous with luxury and high quality materials more than eco-sustainability, but that might be about to change with the Green Marola Collection.  This time Gucci isn’t using silk or fine Italian leather, they’re using … biodegradable compost!  Yes, these environmentally-friendly shoes are made...
La Grande Abbuffata by Giorgio Di Salvo | IUTER Uppercut x Wok Store

La Grande Abbuffata by Giorgio Di Salvo | IUTER Uppercut x Wok Store

    You can definitely say that this collection is delicious!  IUTER’s latest collection, designed by Giorgio di Salvo, features some meaty pieces, including a bacon-themed cardigan and t-shirt. The meat tops are part of a SS 2012 capsule collection inspired by and named after Marco Ferreri’s 1973 film La Grande Abbuffata. The original idea...
Monster Diesel | Renzo Rosso x Ducati

Monster Diesel | Renzo Rosso x Ducati

Renzo Rosso, Founder and designer of Diesel has joined with the Ducati Design Center to reinterpret the iconic Italian motorcycle.  The result is the new Ducati Monster Diesel, an urban military chic version of the 1100 Evo. With a camouflage-green livery, yellow brake calipers, a gas thank that bears Diesel’s unmistakeable mohawk logo and a vintage-style...
Kinder Surprise (Sorpresa) | An Italian Vintage

Kinder Surprise (Sorpresa) | An Italian Vintage

“SURPRISE amore!” … I can still hear the voice of my mum welcoming me and brother home after school with two Kinder Surprise Eggs in her hand! Best days ever! I felt like the happiest and luckiest kid in the world!     I used to unwrap it slowly, praying that I would find the...
Untitled Denim Bowties | Federico Batelli

Untitled Denim Bowties | Federico Batelli

  No matter what your taste, we all know an essential component of style is a good pair of jeans.  The Untitled Collection by Federico Batelli uses that casual style to re-design an accessory we normally associate with cocktail parties and weddings … the bow-tie.  Batelli’s Spring / Summer 2012 collection comes distressed in several different...
Foosball (Calcio Balilla) | A Vintage Italian passion

Foosball (Calcio Balilla) | A Vintage Italian passion

Every italian kid grows up next to a foosball table! I grow up playing foosball (Italians use to call it “Biliardino”) with my friends at the bar next to my house. I used to jealously save the 200 Lire coins needed to play then wait and hope that my grandpa would take my cousin and...
Massimo Nolletti | Photography Vibrations

Massimo Nolletti | Photography Vibrations

  Through his camera lens and the filter of his sensibility, Italian photographer Massimo Nolletti transforms musical notes into images of the world.  The result is a photography that mixes the power of musical vibrations with intense imagery. Nolletti currently lives and works in York. Don’t forget to check, after the interview, Massimo’s playlist and short...
Luna Park Fun Furniture | Attico

Luna Park Fun Furniture | Attico

  Despite the current craze for everything design, you have to admit that furniture has never been that fun. Italian design house Attico  turns this problem on its head as it draws inspiration from amusement park bumper cars for its amazing collection called Luna Park. The rounded lines of Luna Park’s cushioned armchairs and sofas...
Micol Lamps | Cristiano Mino

Micol Lamps | Cristiano Mino

    The Homeless Design Project challenges designers to develop great products that use minimal resources, but lots of creativity, and can be sold at a minimal cost.  Can you believe that the Micol lamp by Milan-based Italian designer Cristiano Mino is made from a single concrete brick, a few pieces of wood and a...
Inesha | Blatta & Inesha, the sound of techno nouveau

Inesha | Blatta & Inesha, the sound of techno nouveau

They might come from Sicily, but Italian techno duo Blatta & Inesha bring 100% international cred to all their shows.  After a 5 star review in DJ Mag and a place on the list of Italy’s 6 “top party rockers,” these two are Techno Electro nouveau innovators who have collaborated with artists such as Calverton and LA...