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Mirto di Sardegna | Vintage Italian Liquor

Mirto di Sardegna | Vintage Italian Liquor

  If you’ve ever been to Sardegna (or Sardinia as it’s called in English) chances are you’ve tried Mirto, the liqueur made from the berries of the myrtle plant.  If you’re Sardinian, like me, then it’s a tradition you’ve known from childhood. The steps to create Mirto are like a ritual for Sardinian people. The...
Trash Chic dustbin | Selab x Seletti

Trash Chic dustbin | Selab x Seletti

    There are some people who just can’t help but be chic no matter what they’re doing, even if it’s taking out the trash.  For those of us who are always immaculately dressed and make it through even the most hectic day looking perfectly polished there is Trash Chic, a trash bin designed by...
Fashion Bike | Brian and Barry and Lamborghini

Fashion Bike | Brian and Barry and Lamborghini

  Just how exclusive can a bicycle be?  Well, just take a look at the new Automobili Lamborghini Impec bicycle debuting thanks to the Italian fashion brand Brian&Barry. The Lamborghini DNA is clearly woven into the carbon fiber components of this sleek combination of fashion object and sports car.   Produced by Swiss bicycle manufacturer...
RGB Silk Scarves Collection |  Carnovsky

RGB Silk Scarves Collection | Carnovsky

  After an amazing series of RGB (red, green, blue) wallpaper hit all the best design blogs, the italian artists Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla of Milan-based Carnovsky have turned their striking series of prints into a collection of scarves. The original wallpaper patterns were called RGB because the elements that stood out depended on...
Daniele Papuli | Cartoframma, paper comes to life!

Daniele Papuli | Cartoframma, paper comes to life!

First Impression When I first saw Daniele Papuli’s work, I though I was looking at a peaceful lake of silk or a gentle waterfall of colors.     Second Impression Surprise! What I saw was actually an installation made of 10,000 strips of paper. The Milan-based artist has been working with paper since a trip...
Symbolik | Karim Rashid for Bitossi ceramiche

Symbolik | Karim Rashid for Bitossi ceramiche

    If you love Italian design it makes sense to grab yourself a design totem.  The latest installment in Karim Rashid’s Symbolik collection for Italian ceramic design house Bitossi Ceramiche celebrates six magic elements of contemporary design: velocity, modularity, phenomena, love and soul. As a tribute to iconic design, the six new pieces presented...
Quby Modular Bookshelf | Stefano Bench x B-Line

Quby Modular Bookshelf | Stefano Bench x B-Line

  Do you consider your books to be a reflection of your winning personality?  If you’re tired of using that same old wood veneer shelf that reminds you of the library, then Quby can help you reorganize your books to align with your colorful life. Quby, designed by Stefan Bench for B-Line, offers the perfect...
Campari Soda Bottle by Fortunato Depero and Matteo Ragni | Vintage Italian Re-design

Campari Soda Bottle by Fortunato Depero and Matteo Ragni | Vintage Italian Re-design

80 Years of Campari Soda and Design   As a young Futurist artist, Fortunato Depero was bursting with creativity when, in 1915 he announced his intention to reinvent the entire universe.  While he might not have met his goal, in his lifetime Fortunato did manage to redesign  one everyday object and turn it into an...
Lucy and Jorge Orta for Zegna | Fabulae Romanae ZegnArt

Lucy and Jorge Orta for Zegna | Fabulae Romanae ZegnArt

Created by Ermenegildo Zegna’s Italian fashion group ZegnArt collaborates with curators, cultural instituions and organizations all over the world to promote international contemporary visual arts projects. The Ermenegildo Zegna Group participates in each phase of the project’s conception and in the realization of single initiatives that seek to the objective of creating a meeting point...