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Top 3 Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns of Milan Design Week

Top 3 Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns of Milan Design Week

  There are a few things you can be sure of when Design Week comes in Milan: 1) it is going to rain all week long 2) few people really care about design, furniture and lamps – most of the them are only interested in the Fuorisalone.  What is Fuorisalone? It means parties, appetizers and...
Meet Me on the Equinox for Celestial Spring

Meet Me on the Equinox for Celestial Spring

At 12:14 (EST) on March 20 the sun passed for a brief moment at the intersection between the celestial equator and the ecliptic. Ok, so what? It took me a while to figure it out online and on Wikipedia: the celestial equator is «a projection of the terrestrial equator out into space», an imaginary circle...
The Baroque Genius of Giovanni Castiglione at the Nation Gallery of Art

The Baroque Genius of Giovanni Castiglione at the Nation Gallery of Art

I have to admit that the National Gallery of Art is my absolute favorite place in Washington D.C.  I’m really attached to it, so this is a necessary preamble, because you’ll never hear me say anything unpleasant about the NGA, its exhibitions, its buildings or even the café. Now that you know, let me tell...
Italians love Sunday brunch at Tabard Inn

Italians love Sunday brunch at Tabard Inn

As I told you before, I love to go to new restaurants and I’m so unimaginably glad when I find a hidden gem or a very peculiar place. Honestly, I have to say that if you’re going for an Italian restaurant you’d better try New York, where the choice is wider (a lot wider).  In...
Caffè Storico | Italian Food Worthy of a Museum

Caffè Storico | Italian Food Worthy of a Museum

A couple of weeks ago I had the luck of finding a new food spot in New York. I really like to go out and find new restaurants and bars in the city. Manhattan is paradise for that kind of stuff. And since I often miss my traditional dishes – who could possibly live without...
An Italian Girl at Thanksgiving Dinner

An Italian Girl at Thanksgiving Dinner

  So, what happens to an Italian girl invited to her first Thanksgiving dinner by an American family? Here’s what: •  She has to explain to her mother, father, friends & family in Italy what Thanksgiving is and what the Americans say “thank you” for.  Pretty easy, if the questions don’t go any further and...
The great character. Or not? | Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Museum

The great character. Or not? | Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Museum

Maurizio Cattelan is one of, perhaps even, the most famous Italian artist nowadays. He is the one who placed a huge marble middle finger in front of the Italian Stock Exchange in Milan (the base brings the sculpture to a total height of 11 meters). He also describes himself as an idiot and says he...
Infinite Jest | Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine

Infinite Jest | Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine

Infinite Jest — Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine is  one of the exhibitions currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of the most important museums in the world is hosting an exhibit on humor as an essential part of human nature. And humor in art is rarely given much attention....