For centuries, Milan was at the crossroads of trade between the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. The city's skyline has changed a lot in recent years and is constantly evolving. Newly built skyscrapers dot Porta Nuova while the constant construction...
Founded by former skater Matteo Rancilio, Dictionary opened in 2011 and very quickly became a point of reference for emerging, high quality streetwear. Italian, Japanese, Korean and European brands are the focal point for the Milanese store, which...
HangarBicocca is one of the most interesting contemporary art spaces in Milan. Pirelli is the sponsor of all the exhibits and guarantees free access to the venue, thanks to a dedicated foundation. Many of the installations in this huge post-industrial...
Born from the passion of a group of friends who love art and cuisine, Pisacco is a charming restaurant and bar. It's a place characterized by a direct relationship with contemporary art: from the name (an intentional misspelling of Picasso) to the...
10 Corso Como Bookshop
10 Corso Como needs no introduction—Carla Sozzani's brain-child was born more than 20 years ago and is considered to be the very first concept store in the world. A passionate art collector and fashion enthusiast, Sozzani has created a unique place...
GUM is a collective of hairdressers that owes its name to the special grease used in the States back in the 1950s to shape extreme hairstyles. Located in Milan’s Porta Ticinese area the venue—despite its old school appearance and the vintage furnishings...
Pavé is a "living room with a laboratory" and is one of the yummiest places in town for sweets and pastries. Located in Milan's Porta Venezia area, this bakery and pastry shop represent a singular case of successful young entrepreneurship and quest...
Isa e Vane
Isa & Vane are Isabella Coppini and Vanesa Pellizza Tricarico, two friends and colleagues who conceived and now run one of the most interesting delis in Milan. Food is freshly prepared each day by kitchen staff who also takes care of other external...
NEW YORK CITY
Chloë Sevigny Book
The term "It Girl" tends to be overused and is borderline meaningless at times, but when you're talking about Chloë Sevigny, it's an ideal descriptor. In her self-titled photo book—published by Rizzoli and boasting a foreword by Kim Gordon—Sevigny...
Lykke Li: Hold On, We're Going Home (Drake Cover)
Leave it to Swedish indie-pop dreamboat Lykke Li to turn Drake's hit "Hold On, We're Going Home" into a heartbreaking song that oozes sex and sadness. This unpolished, live version lets the singer's raw vocals do most of the work over delicate electric...
Ramen Lapel Pin
Hungry Eyes NY has released a very cute collection of soft enamel pins that are small, but have big personalities. With donuts, pizza and more on the menu, Hungry Eyes NY injects humor into their pins (and humanizes some of our favorite snacks) with...
These pit-tanned leather high-tops are entirely unlike your kick-around sneakers. Hand-dyed in a deep ultramarine blue, worked to create a buttery and supple texture (that's still durable) and reinforced with a vegetable-tanned nine ounce heal counter...
Jhené Aiko: Eternal Sunshine
LA-based Jhené Aiko has returned with an emotional video for "Eternal Sunshine" off her Souled Out album. It's a pared-down ode to loved ones that blends melancholy and joy. The video (directed by Jay Ahn) is striking and tells the stories two tragic...
Palmtastic Hidden Treasure Earring
Melbourne-based designer Lucy Folk's HONEYMOON collection is full of tropical delights that provoke images of palm trees, sunsets and fruity cocktails. The Palmtastic Hidden Treasure Earring (sold as a single piece) is available in sterling silver...
Bring art to the beach or pool with Barbara Kruger's instant classic beach towel. The 100% cotton, 70" by 60" towel boasts the conceptual artist's iconic text-based style and was made as part of Art Production Fund’s "Works on Whatever" series—for...
Emerald Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
Named for a popular hiking trail across the Golden Gate Bridge, the new Sunski Dipseas combine classic styling with bold touches. The polarized lenses are super-bright emerald green (and offer certified UVA/B/400 protection), but the shape and tortoiseshell...
GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW
Georgia Anne Muldrow: Ankles
The very talented Georgia Anne Muldrow has a new album—A Thoughtiverse Unmarred—due out 19 May 2015, and from it comes "Ankles." It's a track that's equal parts spacey and soulful, and Muldrow's rich vocals sound entirely effortless over the dusty...
Bang! Volume 1
Full of photography by Jonathan Leder and words by Jacq Frances (all under the art direction of Amy Hood), Bang! Volume 1 is a darkly cinematic NSFW zine. Exploring beauty, sexuality and "the fantasy of the female at its climax," the publication is...
Fuga Bike Helmet
Closca won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award this year with its Fuga helmet. Not only is the Fuga safety-certified in Europe, Canada and the States, the helmet is super-convenient. The thin-shell design folds down—reducing its own space by 50%—meaning...
Zayn Malik: I Won't Mind
While plenty of music snobs have dismissed One Direction as saccharine pop for tweens (who many also like to believe have terrible taste), the recent departure of 1D member Zayn Malik—and the news that he has been working on solo material—has intrigued...
Cool Bananas Pillow
Brooklyn-based Aelfie Oudghiri offers up plenty of playful designs through her cushions and rugs, but our favorite is this 16"x16" "Cool Bananas" pillow. The three sunglasses-wearing bananas hand-embroidered on the pale blue fabric bring a dash of...