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Inspiration without Rules | Interview with Designer Valentina Brugnatelli

Inspiration without Rules | Interview with Designer Valentina Brugnatelli

  Crafted from gold, brown diamonds and ebony, Valentina Brugnatelli’s necklaces, rings and bracelets are unique art objects that some of the world’s top fashion designers choose to pair with their own creations. Behind this signature style is an Italian designer who developed her individual point of view while living in Switzerland and studying fashion in...
Espresso | Vintage Italian Coffee

Espresso | Vintage Italian Coffee

Un espresso, grazie! The lady with the big yellow hat stares at me: just for a short moment, then all returns to black. I turn over then open my eyes again. I see myself reflected in the large mirror that is placed next to my bed. “Good morning Giuli,” I think to myself. In just...
Pao Brings the Gift of Street Art

Pao Brings the Gift of Street Art

Interview with Pao What happens when Pao, a young theater technician working with Italian comedy genius Dario Fo and the La Scala Opera house, sets out to bring a bit of fun to the streets of Milan?  Penguins.  Lots of penguins. On traffic markers, on walls, on rusty pipes.     Years before the term...
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Happy 100th Anniversary Poltrona Frau | Vintage Italian Furniture Design

Happy 100th Anniversary Poltrona Frau | Vintage Italian Furniture Design

Made in Italy Armchairs Turn 100 I think that the most valuable time is that spent packing and unpacking suitcases in the distant corners of this wonderful world. It Is the time that I am personally most proud of. Despite this, I am only 23 years old and it’s never too late or too early...
Ferrero Rocher | Vintage Italian Chocolate Indulgence

Ferrero Rocher | Vintage Italian Chocolate Indulgence

  “Ambrogio?….I’m not really hungry….I feel like something good…” If you’re Italian, this quote will surely remind you of a beautiful lady dressed in yellow and her chauffeur, Ambrogio. The highlight of  this memorable TV ad for an unforgettable Italian treat was when a pyramid of sparkling gold-tinfoil wrapped Ferrero Rocher chocolates appeared.     Produced...
Happiness x La Gazzetta dello Sport | Happiness

Happiness x La Gazzetta dello Sport | Happiness

You’re not Italian if you don’t like great food (of course!), read “La Gazzetta dello Sport” and don’t pay the right attention to clothing. Considering this, the project of Happiness is aimed at creating something that can really be part of Italian everyday life. The famous journal is incorporated in every t-shirt by using the...
Special Edition Margom Sole Shoe Collection | Del Toro

Special Edition Margom Sole Shoe Collection | Del Toro

  Del Toro shoes started from the sticker shock experienced by three childhood friends.  They wanted the classy velvet slipper style shoes that prep school graduates dream of.  Unfortunately, when senior year came the shoes were too expensive for them. Their goal of creating a more reasonably priced, but equally high quality product led to Del...
Hemp Chair | Moroso by Werner Aisslinger

Hemp Chair | Moroso by Werner Aisslinger

    The Hemp Chair designed by Werner Aisslinger for Italian design house Moroso is not just a chair, but an eco-friendly innovation in industrial design. The low environmental impact of the chair is thanks to a manufacturing process borrowed from the auto industry. It begins with a  single sheet of hemp and natural fibers. This...
Bookyard | Massimo Bartolini

Bookyard | Massimo Bartolini

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” I can’t find a better way to start telling you about the Bookyard project by Massimo Bartolini than to use these words by George Martin.   I’ve always thought that books have a magical quality. It’s easy to...
Miniskirt Italian Style | Vintage Italian Fashion

Miniskirt Italian Style | Vintage Italian Fashion

Close your eyes for a moment, count to 10 and open them again. It’s 1960. You’re in London, in a small clothes shop, called Bazaar, on King’s Road. Inside, a young girl in her twenties wearing a miniskirt runs from one side of the store to the other. She stops for a second and you...
Wise O'Clock | Emanuela Berardi

Wise O’Clock | Emanuela Berardi

  “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”  - Harvey MacKay How many times have you found yourself wondering “am I really making the most of this moment?”  Well, the Wise...
Microbombata Bags | Bombata

Microbombata Bags | Bombata

  Now more then ever, we can do anything just by pressing a key on our laptop or selecting an app on our mobile device. It goes without saying that if technology rules the world, then we have to find a way to bring technology with us pretty much anywhere.  That’s why I love Bombata...