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Nutella | Vintage Italian Delicious Chocolate Hazelnut Nutiness!

Nutella | Vintage Italian Delicious Chocolate Hazelnut Nutiness!

Nutella: Need I say more? Type Nutella into Google and you get more than 41,000,000 results. Crazy, don’t you think? Each result endlessly repeats words like “fabulous,” “delicious,” “creamy,” “super-tasty.”  In a nutshell, what we get are an enormous number of words that are good for our heart, even if a little less good for our...
Elementary School Smock | Vintage Italian School Uniform

Elementary School Smock | Vintage Italian School Uniform

  7:30 AM, September 8 – school starts again     I’m still dreaming about walking on the moon with my little teddy bear when the voice of my mum starts to wake me up. “Buongiorno cucciola” (Good morning darling) she says, “it’s time to get up.” “Please mum, just a few minutes more!” I’ve...
Sergio Toppi | 1932 - 2012

Sergio Toppi | 1932 – 2012

Thanks to Sergio Toppi, Italian comic art will always have a unique artistry.
Made in Italy FW 2012 Collection | Nike Sportswear

Made in Italy FW 2012 Collection | Nike Sportswear

  Back in February we were excited to tell you about the Nike Sportswear Made in Italy Collection.  This month we want to tell you about the latest Nike Made in Italy release for Fall / Winter 2012 currently available at Oki-ni. With the same premium craftsmanship as the previous collections, this edition features clean...
Round & Round Calendar | Seletti by David Weatherhead

Round & Round Calendar | Seletti by David Weatherhead

  What is it? A piece of art? A game? Well, it could be probably be both those things, but its intended use is another: to keep track of the date.  The Round & Round Calendar by Italian design brand Seletti is one of the most fun calendars we have ever seen. “Three circles indicate...
Hill High FW 2013 Limited Edition | D.A.T.E.

Hill High FW 2013 Limited Edition | D.A.T.E.

  The Hill High is already a popular style for Italian sneaker brand D.A.T.E, but for FW 2013 they’ve taken the risk of redesigning the classic in a limited edition collection.  As you probably know, Italian fashion brands have recently been obsessed with studs.  Now, D.A.T.E, which is known for designs that are urban and...
Cielo Watch | Lambretta Watches

Cielo Watch | Lambretta Watches

    Love the style of your vintage Lambretta scooter?  Addicted to fashion?  Wish you could combine the two?  Then take a look at the Cielo watch from the Lambretta watch collection.  The bright colors and simple style of the Cielo will help you enjoy every minute of summer weather. Featuring a solid metal case...
Fruttolo by Nestlé | Vintage Italian Children's Snack

Fruttolo by Nestlé | Vintage Italian Children’s Snack

  If you grew up in Italy your childhood definitely wasn’t complete unless you tasted the Fruttolo at least once.  Can you remember how many times you found yourself walking through the aisles of a supermarket and begged your mom to buy it?     Fruttolo was invented in 1984 as a sweet cheese that...
Embroidery Bracelet | Cruciani Braccialetti

Embroidery Bracelet | Cruciani Braccialetti

    Walk down the streets of Milan and you’ll notice it right away. The Italian women you pass might each have on a unique outfit, but we can predict that if you look at their wrists you’ll see at least one colorful embroidered bracelet.  Originally from the seaside town of Forte dei Marmi, Cruciani...
Francy Sneakers | Golden Goose

Francy Sneakers | Golden Goose

  Golden Goose is a relatively young brand, but within a short time their Francy sneakers have reached close to iconic status.  Proof of just how popular these Italian shoes are? They’re featured in Noel Gallagher’s recent video “Everybody’s on the Run” which stars Mischa Barton. The features that have made the Francy a star...
4Occhi | Giulio Iacchetti x Aspesi 1910

4Occhi | Giulio Iacchetti x Aspesi 1910

  Those of us who are not among the 20/20 elite are familiar with the “4 eyes” insult.  So does the Italian designer Giulio Iacchetti who has had far less than perfect vision since he was child.  It is no surprise then that  the man who has become one of the most famous Italian designers...