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Silkscreened T-shirts and Shorts | Roba di Sangue

Silkscreened T-shirts and Shorts | Roba di Sangue

    If you want make an amazing product you’ve got to work hard, maybe so hard that you’ll sweat blood and tears.  That’s exactly the kind of effort put into the silkscreen-patterned T-shirts and shorts made by Italian fashion brand Roba di Sangue. Inspired by the southern Italian landscape of hometown of Grottaglie, Angelo...
Drop Bookcase | Nendo x Cappellini

Drop Bookcase | Nendo x Cappellini

  When some people think of reading they think of stuffy libraries and heavy books with yellow pages, but the Drop Bookcase  designed by Oki Sato aka Nendo for the Italian furniture company Cappellini definitely celebrates the lighter side of reading. Inspired by the colors of Japan’s natural landscape, the Drop Bookcase is crafted from laser-cut sheet...
The Cioccosofà Chocolate Sofa  | Diego Maria Gugliermetto

The Cioccosofà Chocolate Sofa | Diego Maria Gugliermetto

  It has been a hard day at work. Clients have been a pain. I haven’t even had time to take a break or grab a snack. Now that I’m home there’s only two things that could save this disaster of a day: a nice little nap and a piece of chocolate. That’s why the...
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    Graye Collection
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    Amarcore Studio Design
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    Sundek Swimwear
Persol | Vintage Italian Sunglasses

Persol | Vintage Italian Sunglasses

    I remember looking at some old photographs of my Dad and suddenly realizing that the sunglasses he was wearing were really cool. When I asked him about those amazing glasses he told me they were Persol sunglasses and then I understood why it was they had stood out in those vintage photographs  ...
Handmade Italian Snowboards | Dazzle Snowboards

Handmade Italian Snowboards | Dazzle Snowboards

    Your fingers are frozen, your eyes are watering and your lips are chapped, but you can’t remember the last time you felt so alive.  That’s the magic of snowboarding. When you’re high up in the Italian Alps with a fresh layer of snow around you and your adrenaline pumping, the only thing that...
Italian Leather Bracelet | Goti

Italian Leather Bracelet | Goti

    Since the beginning of human culture, we have adorned ourselves with bracelets and necklaces. In a world where men wear suits to work everyday, Riccardo Goti’s hand-crafted  bracelets offer a rugged quality that reminds me of those original forms of human adornment. Featuring a series of antiqued silver beads on a dark brown...
La Lira | Vintage Italian Money

La Lira | Vintage Italian Money

  Before the Euro A national currency is a powerful symbol.  It represents a country’s sovereignty and the independence of a country and its people.  When I was ten, I did not realize all of this.  I used the Lira, which at the time was the national currency, to buy candy before soccer practice.  That...
Diego Fazio | Photorealistic Pencil Drawings

Diego Fazio | Photorealistic Pencil Drawings

  In elementary school all of us tried at least once to make a portrait or a drawing of a classmate during art class. Some of us (like me!) weren’t good at all, others were particularly gifted. One of those gifted kids must have been italian artist Diego Fazio. His photorealistic pencil drawings are so...
Oltre XR 2013 Bicycle | Bianchi

Oltre XR 2013 Bicycle | Bianchi

    Even the smartest kids in school study to pass tough exams.  Why?  Because no matter how smart you are you can probably always be a little bit smarter.  The same thing can be said about a great product.  The Bianchi Oltre was the Italian bike manufacturer’s most advanced model, surpassing its competition with...
Brooklyn Chewing Gum | Vintage Italian Chewing Gum

Brooklyn Chewing Gum | Vintage Italian Chewing Gum

  Where does Brooklyn Chewing Gum come from?  The answer might surprise you. Just after the end of the Second World War, Italy was hit by an obsession with American pop culture. As part of the Allied forces that helped end the Nazi occupation of Italy, US soldiers brought American chocolate, cigarettes and chewing gum...
Fighter Motorcycle Helmet | Momo Design

Fighter Motorcycle Helmet | Momo Design

    Here you are with your brand new motorcycle, ready for a ride in the countryside. Or maybe you’re just waiting on the porch for your boyfriend to come pick you up on his trendy motorcycle. The only thing that could spoil such a great moment would be an uncomfortable and unfashionable helmet.  That’s...
Renault Twizy Limited Edition Car | Paolo Gonzato

Renault Twizy Limited Edition Car | Paolo Gonzato

   The Artist’s Car Picasso once said that “the hidden harmony is better than the obvious.” Perhaps this is what Italian artist Paolo Gonzato was thinking as he designed a special edition of the Renault Twizy that celebrates the legendary Spanish artist.     Dedicated to the Picasso exhibit now on display in Milan, this...