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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...
One Shot Folding Bicycle Concept | Valentina Vecchia and Marilena Alberga

One Shot Folding Bicycle Concept | Valentina Vecchia and Marilena Alberga

Bicycle design for public transportation     You might love your bike and biking to work, but you probably could do without the hassle of having to carry your bike down the stairs to your subway stop or push it past passengers when you climb on the train. The One Shot Bicycle designed by Valentina...
Sound of Iceland | Hver Design and 7factory Design

Sound of Iceland | Hver Design and 7factory Design

A multi-sensory Italian impression of Iceland     The Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland might be far away from the sunny beaches of the Italian coast, yet it was here, in a small and windy harbor, that an Italian designer and architect chose to captured the sound of their environment.  Since sound is essentially a mechanical...
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    Graye Collection
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    Amarcore Studio Design
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    Sundek Swimwear
Arianna Lamp | Zava Design

Arianna Lamp | Zava Design

    Want to add a touch of color to your house? Available in five bright hues, the Arianna Lamp by Paolo Ulian and Caterina Di Michele for Zava Design is a simple an playful solution to liven up a room. Introduced during Milan Design Week 2013, Arianna mixes creativity and eco-sustainability to meet Zava’s...
Ipno "Rocking" Clock | Alessandro Zambelli x Diamantini & Domeniconi

Ipno “Rocking” Clock | Alessandro Zambelli x Diamantini & Domeniconi

  Have you ever been hypnotized? Well, if not, Italian designer Alessandro Zambelli’s Ipno “Rocking” Clock for Diamantini & Domeniconi, will definitely keep you under the spell of Italian design. In Greek mythology the god Hypnos (Ipno) is the son of night and sleep. The name is exactly right the distinctively hypnotic rhythm of this...
Digital Inspiration from the Dark Side of the Kitchen | Interview with Graphic Designers Giuliano Antonio Lo Re & Matteo Gallinelli

Digital Inspiration from the Dark Side of the Kitchen | Interview with Graphic Designers Giuliano Antonio Lo Re & Matteo Gallinelli

An original idea While we have always been intrigued by the mystery surrounding the night sky, stars and planets, Italian digital artists Giuliano Antonio Lo Re and Matteo Gallinelli invite us to take a look at this distant world  through an unexpected lens. Using ordinary household frying pans, the graphic designers created celestial bodies for...
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...
Italian Hats a Head Above the Rest | Interview with the Designers of SuperDuper Hats

Italian Hats a Head Above the Rest | Interview with the Designers of SuperDuper Hats

Tuscan millinery It all started with an old wooden hat block found in a flea market. Almost as in a fairy tale, this vintage inspiration gave birth to a far-reaching Made in Italy story that changed the lives of Veronica Cornacchini, Ilaria Cornacchini and Matteo Gioli and became SuperDuper Hats. Driven by a passion for...
An Italian Dinner Party in Your Garden | Top 10 Designs for the Perfect Outdoor Meal

An Italian Dinner Party in Your Garden | Top 10 Designs for the Perfect Outdoor Meal

Summertime means it’s warm enough to enjoy  a delicious dinner outside with your friends. Start with a fresh breeze, a green backdrop and the right guests and you’re on your way to a great gathering. But what if you’re tired of hosting your usual get-together and instead want to create a memorable outdoor meal? When...
mSound Passive Amplifier | mLab Italia

mSound Passive Amplifier | mLab Italia

  If you are looking for an iPhone speaker combining sound quality and aesthetics you’ll probably have a hard time picking out the best from the plethora of models available. However, if you are also looking for  something that is simple and just plain cool, then the answer is mSound. This passive speaker created by...
Perfect Design Down Under | Interview with Federico Maccapani

Perfect Design Down Under | Interview with Federico Maccapani

An Italian Graphic Designer in Australia Growing up in Varese, Federico Maccapani knew he probably wanted to live outside of Italy one day, but as he played with his cousins around their textile factory and attended their fashion shows, he had no idea just how far that dream would take him. A passion for graphic...
Italian Designer Hotels | Top 6 Dream Accomodations

Italian Designer Hotels | Top 6 Dream Accomodations

 The Best Luxury Rooms Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to stay in the beautiful home of an important Italian designer?  While you might never get an invitation to spend the night in the luxurious linens of Alberta Ferretti’s spare bedroom, you can come close by staying in her hotel. Find...