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Parallax 2014 Fixed-gear Bike | MASH x Cinelli

Parallax 2014 Fixed-gear Bike | MASH x Cinelli

  After 18 months of development and field testing, San Francisco bike retailer and enthusiast community Mash has released its collaboration with legendary Italian bike maker Cinelli. The finished Parallax track bike is a fixed-gear masterpiece. Every detail of the Parallax design was elaborated by the Mash team and influenced by their passion for camerawork....
Mediterranea Mediterranean Diet Tableware | Studio Natural

Mediterranea Mediterranean Diet Tableware | Studio Natural

  Among the things Italians do better, design and food are definitely at the top of the list. If you think about a combination of the two, the first thing that comes to mind is probably food design, but that’s not the only way these two Italian talents intermingle.  Mediterranea, the new dish collection by...
Pastiglie Leone | Vintage Italian Candies

Pastiglie Leone | Vintage Italian Candies

  A unique Italian candy     As a child, my favorite part of going to the coffee shop in the morning with my family was when we had to approach the cashier to pay. After patiently waiting for the adults to finish their cappuccinos, I would finally get my chance to pick a pack...
mSound Passive Amplifier | mLab Italia

mSound Passive Amplifier | mLab Italia

  If you are looking for an iPhone speaker combining sound quality and aesthetics you’ll probably have a hard time picking out the best from the plethora of models available. However, if you are also looking for  something that is simple and just plain cool, then the answer is mSound. This passive speaker created by...
Famous Guns | Federico Mauro

Famous Guns | Federico Mauro

Digital illustrations of iconic firearms Can you imagine Clint Eastwood without his gun? And what about Bonnie and Clyde? Photographs of these  personalities holding their guns have made history and contributed to turning them into the most famed American outlaws. Sometimes the accessories used by famous characters become an icon as much as the character...
10.55 Limited Edition T-Shirts 2013 | 55DSL

10.55 Limited Edition T-Shirts 2013 | 55DSL

  Since 2008 Italian clothing line 55dsl – Diesel’s spinoff streetwear brand – has been producing an annual capsule collection of t-shirts designed by talented international artists. This year they celebrate the 5th anniversary of the limited edition collection with 13 new designs by a group that includes photographers, fashion designers, illustrators, but also a...
Perfect Design Down Under | Interview with Federico Maccapani

Perfect Design Down Under | Interview with Federico Maccapani

An Italian Graphic Designer in Australia Growing up in Varese, Federico Maccapani knew he probably wanted to live outside of Italy one day, but as he played with his cousins around their textile factory and attended their fashion shows, he had no idea just how far that dream would take him. A passion for graphic...
Francesco Vezzoli | The Trinity Trailer

Francesco Vezzoli | The Trinity Trailer

  Francesco Vezzoli is one of the most famous and acclaimed contemporary Italian artists alive today. A new series of exhibitions, the Trinity, will celebrate his career in art.  Announced via a hilarious trailer, the 15 year retrospective is named for the three locations where it will take place. Currently based at the MAXXI museum...
Summertime Sofa | Valerio Berruti x Gufram

Summertime Sofa | Valerio Berruti x Gufram

  Chilling out on a park bench is definitely one of my favorite activities for a lazy summer afternoon.  While the outdoors might be great, Gufram’s Summertime sofa by Italian artist Valerio Berruti promises easy summer living at home. Inspired by the famous George Gershwin tune, Summertime is a limited edition trompe l’oeil sofa. Crafted...
How to Serve Italian Prosecco | 3 Cocktail Recipes for Summer

How to Serve Italian Prosecco | 3 Cocktail Recipes for Summer

The best Italian Prosecco Forget the price and pretension of fancy champagne! If you want to stay cool this summer enjoy a cold glass of light and bubbly Italian Prosecco. Produced in the northeastern Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, Prosecco is a sparkling wine that comes in two styles: spumante (extra bubbly)...
ARPT Headquarters | Mario Cucinella Architects

ARPT Headquarters | Mario Cucinella Architects

Natural Cooling Building     What would an architect based in Bologna know about designing for the desert climes of North Africa?  Apparently, a lot. Mario Cucinella Architects, one of the foremost Italian architecture studios focused on sustainable design, has won the international competition for the design of the new headquarters of ARPT, the Algerian...