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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...
Exercise Your Laziness  | Campeggi Italian Design

Exercise Your Laziness | Campeggi Italian Design

Design overload After all the hustle and bustle of Milan’s design week, from the Salone del Mobile (design fair) to Euroluce (lighting fair) and the Fuorisalone (design district events), you might feel a little tired. That’s the moment when you need to find the strength to reach for one last Italian design catalogue and take...
Italiani, A Film | Giorgio Oppici x Lanificio di Tollegno

Italiani, A Film | Giorgio Oppici x Lanificio di Tollegno

Inside one of the oldest wool mills in Italy     The history of the Lanificio di Tollegno dates back over a century to 1900 when the Sella family founded a mill dedicated to producing carded wool. Since those early years the business has grown exponentially and today the company has offices around the world...
Salone del Mobile 2013, Part 2 | Materials

Salone del Mobile 2013, Part 2 | Materials

Experiments in substance and style No matter what trends or colors might capture our attention, great furniture design depends on two elements: creativity and materials. Using their creativity designers select elements and decide how to manipulate them, whether it be through attempts to challenge the constraints of the material or embrace their unique properties. From...
Salone del Mobile 2013, Part 1 | Combination and Contrast

Salone del Mobile 2013, Part 1 | Combination and Contrast

  Milan’s Design Fair As cocktail hours disappear and designers pack up their bags, another year’s design week comes to an end in Milan.  Now that the Salone del Mobile 2013 is over, our Ganzo friend Antonella brings us her photos and thoughts on the highlights of the past week’s events. If there’s anything that...
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...
Spring / Summer 2013 Video | Stone Island Shadow Project

Spring / Summer 2013 Video | Stone Island Shadow Project

    Italian label Stone Island has been using the acronym PARSEQ (proof, augment, resist, skin and equip) to summarize the concept of its Shadow Project sub-brand since it began ten seasons ago. For Spring Summer 2013 edition, the Stone Island Shadow Project continues to seamlessly combine those five functional design goals with a sleek...
Italian iPhone Cases | Top 6 Italian Designs

Italian iPhone Cases | Top 6 Italian Designs

  You love your smartphone and you can’t live without it.  You love Italian design and you can’t live without it.  Well, we thought why not combine the two?  After searching around a bit, we’ve put together our top 5 choices for iPhone cases by Italian designers.     APPLE iCAM –  ANTONIO DE ROSA |...
Hand Made in Italy Video | Del Toro

Hand Made in Italy Video | Del Toro

Behind the label     You know that the Made in Italy label means quality and craftsmanship, but do you know how it’s made? Miami-based shoe brand Del Toro goes behind the scenes in their factory on Italy’s Adriatic Coast to show exactly how a product is crafted under the Italian mark of authenticity.  ...
Holy Jackets | J. Crew and the Vitale Barberis Canonico Story

Holy Jackets | J. Crew and the Vitale Barberis Canonico Story

J. Crew Made in Italy With its preppy, well tailored staples, J. Crew is probably one of the most iconic American brands, but in their search for quality they have turned to Italy.   In their new video, Holy Jackets, J. Crew takes us to a family-run factory in Pratrivero, Italy, where tradition and passion...
Prada Candy L'eau Video | Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

Prada Candy L’eau Video | Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

  A sweet video from Prada starring Léa Seydoux     After 3 separate mini teaser-trailers, the highly anticipated new short video from Prada has arrived.  Directed by Wes Anderson with Roman Coppola and starring Léa Seydoux, the film celebrates the Italian brand’s new fragrance Prada L’eau Candy.  Fittingly, the quirky story of Candy (Seydoux) and the...
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...