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Creative Conversations on the Microscale | Interview with Maurizio Montalti

Creative Conversations on the Microscale | Interview with Maurizio Montalti

  When you think about fungi what comes to mind? You might think of mushrooms in a supermarket or spores spreading in a dark space, but where we see the conventional, Italian designer Maurizio Montalti sees a series of possibilities that transcends the boundaries of design, art, science and engineering.     After receiving a...
Cioccolato di Modica | Vintage Italian Chocolate

Cioccolato di Modica | Vintage Italian Chocolate

  The truth is I love sweets and will always choose a piece of chocolate over something salty. The fact that I was born and raised in a small town in Sicily has only enabled my sweet tooth. The Sicilian tradition is full of rich and delightful sweets, from famous Cannolo to typical Cassata and...
New Street Ghosts | Paolo Cirio

New Street Ghosts | Paolo Cirio

Haunting Google’s Street View Brooklyn-based Italian artist Paolo Cirio creates provocative and intellectually stimulating media interventions that challenge us to take a closer look at everyday processes of communication. As part of his Google Street Ghosts project, has just added 7 new wheat-pasted posters to the walls of Williamsburg and Bushwick.        ...
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    Graye Collection
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    Amarcore Studio Design
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Birdie Shelf | Hiroshi Kawano x Ex.t.

Birdie Shelf | Hiroshi Kawano x Ex.t.

  Looking for a bookshelf that is so light it seems to glide across your wall?  Hiroshi Kawano’s Birdie bookshelf for Italian design community and production company Ex.t takes its inspiration from Japanese origami to give wing to great home design. Breaking the mold of traditionally rigid and linear bookshelves, the Birdie has a gently...
Celebrate the Italian Screen with Striking Design | 9 Movie Posters for Italian Films

Celebrate the Italian Screen with Striking Design | 9 Movie Posters for Italian Films

  As the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival gets underway in Italy we’ve been thinking about the history of Italian cinema and how moviegoing has changed over the past seven decades.  From the silent costume drama of Giovanni Pastrone’s Cabiria in 1914 (written by Gabriele D’Annunzio) to the criminal world of Matteo Garrone’s...
Iranian Living Room | Fabrica

Iranian Living Room | Fabrica

Far away and close to home Iranian Living Room, the new self-published book of photographs by Italian communications research center Fabrica, expresses the three basic desires of the art of photography described by Helmut Newton: to discover, to move, to capture the flavor.     Under the creative direction of Italian photojournalist Enrico Bossan, the...
Identity in 3D | Interview with Italian Graffiti Writer and Artist Peeta

Identity in 3D | Interview with Italian Graffiti Writer and Artist Peeta

  When you imagine graffiti you probably think a of flat image painted on a wall. If this is the case, then Italian artist Peeta’s work will defy your expectations. With formal training in industrial design and a love for sculpture, Peeta, also known as Manuel di Rita, has developed a unique 3D style of...
Never Without a Smile | Interview with Illustrator Elena Xausa

Never Without a Smile | Interview with Illustrator Elena Xausa

Visit Elena Xausa’s online portfolio and you might notice something strange: her logo is moving. The hand-drawn set of slightly squinty googly eyes looks from side to side and blinks, as though happily contemplating the world beyond the computer. It’s the perfect introduction to a young Italian artist who is colorful, sweet but crazy, and...
Modiano Playing Cards | Vintage Italian Cards

Modiano Playing Cards | Vintage Italian Cards

Rolling papers to playing cards in Trieste     There was always a certain routine to the end of a festive family dinner in my house. After drinking coffee and liqueur, we moved on to telling stories that everyone had heard before, but still managed to make us laugh.  Finally, my grandpa would reach for...
An Honorable Italian Tattoo Artist | Interview with Marco Cerretelli

An Honorable Italian Tattoo Artist | Interview with Marco Cerretelli

  Since I’d heard that Marco Cerretelli’s career as a tattoo artist began with a prison style tattoo gun crafted from a walkman, toothbrush and pen, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to meet him on a beautiful sunny day in West Hollywood. Born and raised in Campi di Bisenzio outside of...
Street Fighter Making of Video | ZED1

Street Fighter Making of Video | ZED1

Italian street artist ZED1 (Florence native Marco Burresi) is known above all for his colorful and playful characters.  Indeed, they’re front and center in his latest mural which took him out of Italy to Amsterdam the Netherlands. The two battling characters of “Street Fighter” are painted on De Overkant (The Other side), an old industrial...
FW 2013-14 Women's Collection Look Video | County of Milan

FW 2013-14 Women’s Collection Look Video | County of Milan

Marcelo Burlon’s new video       The latest County of Milan look video, this time for the Fall / Winter 2013-14 Women’s Collection, has been released.  Sexy, fierce, playful and coy, the dancing models representing Marcelo Burlon’s clothing project capture the spirit of a range of women, but they always have personality. Wearing t-shirts...