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Type Spaghetti Measure | Studio Lievito

Type Spaghetti Measure | Studio Lievito

  When you move from Italy to the U.S., you will find everything you need to make pasta: crushed canned San Marzano tomatoes, olive oil imported from Italy, Barilla and De Cecco pasta, but there will be one big problem. After years of having a 500g package of pasta you will find yourself with a...
The Italian National Soccer Team | Vintage Italian Soccer Spirit

The Italian National Soccer Team | Vintage Italian Soccer Spirit

103 years of Italian soccer Normally, I’m someone who doesn’t care very much about sports, but put me in front of the TV when the Italian National Soccer Team is playing and you’ll see me laugh, cry and jump off of the sofa! I can’t explain it, but I go nuts. Maybe it’s because, in...
Bold Botanical Style for Guys | 6 Italian T-Shirts for Summer 2013

Bold Botanical Style for Guys | 6 Italian T-Shirts for Summer 2013

Spring / Summer 2013 T-shirts Summer must be just around the corner because it looks like designers have headed out to the garden already. Celebrating the glowing greens and fresh fuchsias of flora, the Italian Summer 2013 menswear collections have embraced outdoor inspiration from the backyard to the tropics.  Whether they feature bold oversized green leaves or...
BamGoo | Sara Urasini

BamGoo | Sara Urasini

Bamboo bicycle solution Today, many of us see bicycles as a fun eco-friendly way to stay fit and get to work without worrying about traffic.  In other, words we think of bikes as an alternative to taking the bus or driving a car. The BamGoo project by Sara Urasini, winner of the International Bicycle Design...
V12 Engineered Espresso Machine | Espresso Veloce

V12 Engineered Espresso Machine | Espresso Veloce

  Are you wondering why we would include a car engine in our buyer’s guide?  Well, because this isn’t a piece of automotive equipment, but a stunning espresso coffee machine  made from a car engine! Handcrafted from automotive materials like magnesium, aluminum and titanium,  the Espresso Veloce Machine celebrates 1990s era Grand Prix engines through...
Get Loud! | Interview with Rock Band KingQueen

Get Loud! | Interview with Rock Band KingQueen

The rock band KingQueen might be based in LA, but if you consider the fact that Sabrina, the lead singer, is a Polish-Italian raised in Sweden, while the bassist, Marky, is American and the guitarist and drummer, Dario and Edoardo, are both Italian, then the group starts to seem more Italian than American! Despite what...
Felt Hat | Barbisio x Camo

Felt Hat | Barbisio x Camo

  Master hat maker Barbisio and fashion-forward label Camo have teamed up on a capsule collection of felt travel hats that are beautiful, versatile and selling out quickly. Handmade in Italy from felted wool, the hats can be folded up and carried using the attached leather band. The high-quality materials and craftsman’s attention to detail...
Smeg 500 Mini Fridge | Fiat x Smeg

Smeg 500 Mini Fridge | Fiat x Smeg

Food under the hood     When you think about Smeg, the Italian domestic appliances manufacturer and Fiat, the Italian automobile manufacturer, you might think they have nothing in common aside from the fact that they’re both Italian.  Well, the companies probably saw something we didn’t, because now the two have teamed up for an...