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Spring / Summer 2013 Bags | Simone Rainer

Spring / Summer 2013 Bags | Simone Rainer

    The minimal geometric forms of Simone Rainer’s clutch bags come from a truly interesting career path. Originally en route to a university degree in mathematics, the grandson of tailor switched directions and enrolled in a fashion institute. The result is a collection of exquisitely designed and detailed leather bags that are the perfect...
Teatro alla Scala di Milano | Vintage Italian Opera and Ballet

Teatro alla Scala di Milano | Vintage Italian Opera and Ballet

  On stage in one of Italy’s great theaters When you think about opera music and ballet in Italy, one theater inevitably comes to mind: La Scala. When I was little and wanted to become a ballerina, I dreamed of gliding gracefully across the stage.  While at a young age I knew that La Scala...
Party Hard and Be Yourself | Interview with Turbofunk Italians RESET!

Party Hard and Be Yourself | Interview with Turbofunk Italians RESET!

  Rocoe changes gears to Turbo drive Reset! is a collective of four young DJs who divide their time between creating music and managing the business behind it.  Starting with a remix for Cassius, they’ve created parties where people have fun while listening to energy-driven happy music. The result is a fresh new genre of...
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Cannolo Siciliano | A Vintage Italian Treat

Cannolo Siciliano | A Vintage Italian Treat

Sicilian sweetness I’m not a sweet person. Of course I’m nice, but when it comes to food I definitely prefer the savory over the sweet. My only weakness is cannoli.  When it comes to this Sicilian specialty, I am an entirely different person. With its delicate ricotta cream filling that contrasts perfectly with the toothy...
Gold Plated Brass Vertebrae Bracelet | Giuseppe Zanotti

Gold Plated Brass Vertebrae Bracelet | Giuseppe Zanotti

      When fashionistas talk about animal trends you probably think of leopard-print leggings and alligator bags. Yet, with this Gold-Plated Brass Vertebrae Bracelet, Giuseppe Zanotti has literally gone back to the bare bones of animal inspiration. Made in Italy, the elegant bracelet takes its form from animal anatomy and its sleek look from...
Let's buy some Happiness | Interview with Michael Scarpellini

Let’s buy some Happiness | Interview with Michael Scarpellini

Sharing Italian positivity one T-shirt at a time Michael Scarpellini and his wife Eiman Hamza have taken the Italian word “felicità” and, translating it into Happiness, have created a brand that not only stands for great clothes, but also shares a positive state of being with its employees, collaborators, customers and the founders themselves. The...
Kartell | Vintage Italian Plastic Design

Kartell | Vintage Italian Plastic Design

  Re-designing an everyday material When I look at the transparent body of a Kartell Bourgie Lamp, with its refined finishing and stylish curves, it seems to me that it is made from pure crystal. It’s surprising to discover that such an elegant piece of lighting is made from a much more common material …...
The Parallel Lives of a Young Olympian | Interview with Italian Gymnast Carlotta Ferlito

The Parallel Lives of a Young Olympian | Interview with Italian Gymnast Carlotta Ferlito

A member of the Italian artistic gymnastics team, Carlotta Ferlito is a young girl with a strong personality. She had just returned to Italy from the 19th French International FIG World Cup with a gold medal for the balance beam and a bronze for floor exercises when she had to leave again to take part to...
PF1999 Classic Leather Sneakers | Planet Funk x Reebok

PF1999 Classic Leather Sneakers | Planet Funk x Reebok

    Born in 80s, a decade when fashion trends were inseparable from music (just think of leggings, gold chains and sequins), the original Reebok leather sneakers made fashion history. Now, Italian electro-dance band Planet Funk is  celebrating its 2012/2013 tour by collaborating with Reebok to re-design the iconic Classic Leather Sneakers. Incorporating vintage materials, the sneakers...
Rediscovering Elegance from Naples to Bali | Interview with Rocco A. Galluccio

Rediscovering Elegance from Naples to Bali | Interview with Rocco A. Galluccio

Rocco Adriano Galluccio is the founder and creative director of Alcoolique, an Italian fashion line. Rocco might be  a young guy, but he has already done a lot. While travelling across the world he has picked up the colors and flavors of different cultures and combined them with his own native Neapolitan style to produce...
Totem Creatures | Luca Boscardin x Kidsonroof

Totem Creatures | Luca Boscardin x Kidsonroof

  Created by Italian designer Luca Boscardin, Totem Creatures is a collection of 4 fantasy creatures made from recycled cardboard and creativity.     Did you think toys were just for kids? Even an adult’s imagination can run wild with Totem Creature. Produced by Dutch Brand Kidsonroof, Luca Boscardin’s modular toy is meant to stimulate...
Shaky Vase | Gianluca Sgalippa x Enzyma

Shaky Vase | Gianluca Sgalippa x Enzyma

  Shaky might seem to be a very dangerous adjective for a vase, but there’s no need to worry about Gianluca Sgalippa’s creation.  Sgalippa – an Italian designer and the founder of Enzyma – has managed to combine the appearance of instability with a perfectly balanced design. Shaky is a minimalistic white vase similar to...