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Antigua Espadrilles | Manebì Shoes

Antigua Espadrilles | Manebì Shoes

    Saint Tropez, Ibiza, Antigua, Sardegna who doesn’t love these beach destinations? A day in the sun and maybe even a treasure hunt in the sand is just what you need to enjoy some summer relaxation. Manebì shoes are designed for the elegant chic dress code of the most fashionable vacation locations. Manebì Espadrilles...
Babele Lamp | Manifattura Italiana Design

Babele Lamp | Manifattura Italiana Design

    Created for people who have a creative outlook on home design, the Babele Lamp is made from several wooden blocks that can be combined in endless variations. Manifattura Italiana Design’s latest creation lets you act as an architect as you divide, shuffle, combine and reorder the wood sections to create different patterns of...
MORE LIGHT Ecodesign Bookshelf / Stool | Giorgio Caporaso Design

MORE LIGHT Ecodesign Bookshelf / Stool | Giorgio Caporaso Design

  Modularity and sustainability are the driving ideas behind Giorgio Caporaso’s Ecodesign Collection, but with the More Light Bookshelf these concepts translate into a good dose of fun as well. Each module of the More Light can be combined to create room dividers, bookshelves, consoles or anything else you can manage to come up with....
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    Graye Collection
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    Amarcore Studio Design
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    Sundek Swimwear
Salvatore Ferragamo for Marilyn Monroe | Vintage Italian Shoes

Salvatore Ferragamo for Marilyn Monroe | Vintage Italian Shoes

If I were to think of an all-time icon who will never loose appeal and charm, that would definitely be Marilyn Monroe. She also is the woman who affirmed: “I don’t know who invented high heels, but women owe him a lot!”  Marilyn thought shoes were a woman’s best friend, just like diamonds.    ...
Vinyl Necklace | Norbu Designs

Vinyl Necklace | Norbu Designs

    Vinyl can be an obsession for some music fans. While a vinyl record might be a thing of beauty, with a slip of the wrist or too many plays it can be ruined. Italian designer  Bruno Di Costanzo gives unused or unusable discs new life with Norbu, his line of vinyl necklaces, bracelets...
Mulino Bianco | Vintage Italian Cookies

Mulino Bianco | Vintage Italian Cookies

  Eating Mulino Bianco cookies and biscuits in the morning is a well known Italian tradition.  What most people don’t know is how the story of these biscuits is tied to the history of Italian pasta. In 1877, in Vittorio Emanuele Street, Pietro Barilla Senior (1845-1912) opened a small shop with an adjoining bakery inside...
Marostica Low and Mid Sneakers | Carhartt Heritage x Diemme

Marostica Low and Mid Sneakers | Carhartt Heritage x Diemme

  From the  heart of Southeast Michigan to the foothills of the Alps comes another brilliant footwear collaboration. Iconic American workwear brand Carhartt has joined legendary Italian boot-maker Diemme for a new adventure, the creation of their Marostica sneakers. Available as part of the Carhartt WIP Spring / Summer 2013 Heritage line, the Marostica Mid...
Coleos Computer Backpack | Piquadro

Coleos Computer Backpack | Piquadro

    Even if you love minimal design, you probably feel like a maximalist when it comes to how much stuff you carry around with you. The Coleos Computer Backpack by Italian brand Piquadro allows you to organize and protect everything – smartphone, tablet, laptop, tech accessories, bike helmet, water bottle, credit cards – without too...
Italian Cashmere and Silk Pirate Scarves | Barbanera

Italian Cashmere and Silk Pirate Scarves | Barbanera

  Want to have a look that is ‘dandy’ but still classic? Modern but with a touch of vintage? These Barbanera scarves will make it happen. You might think that the skull look is played out, but thanks to the attentive selection of colours and materials, this pirate version is fresh and vintage at the...
Spring Summer 2013 Multicolor Swimsuit | Missoni Mare

Spring Summer 2013 Multicolor Swimsuit | Missoni Mare

    Missoni always does it right and with its swirl pattern and signature Missoni knit, this multicolor swimsuit is perfect for summer chicness and elegance. With a plunging neckline that gives it a retro look, this crochet-knit one-piece fits perfectly with the rest of Missoni’s feminine and fun beachwear collection.  Wear it in the...
Lily Lapenna | Power to the Young

Lily Lapenna | Power to the Young

  International experience transformed into social enterprise. Lily Lapenna is a 32-year-old with Italian parents who was raised in London and went to a French school. But wait, it gets more exotic:  while working for an NGO in Bangladesh she witnessed the difference microfinance projects made. In 2007, she set up MyBnk, a London-based social enterprise...
Je m'en fous | Sexy / Chic by Giulia Zoppas

Je m’en fous | Sexy / Chic by Giulia Zoppas

A rising Italian fashion designer remakes Lolita in Italy My friend Giulia Zoppas is a Milanese stylist who started the Je m’en fous fashion experience in 2007 by mixing sexiness and elegance to create unique looks that are always Made in Italy.     Je m’en fous: I couldn’t care less … What Giulia can’t...