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STYLE
Etro + Marchon Eyewear
Whether it's the low-set winter sun or the tropical brightness of a holiday escape, there's a need for sunglasses in all seasons. The latest collection designed by Italian heritage brand Etro, and constructed by the eyewear experts at Marchon...
STYLE
RVS Eyewear's Rebirth Collection
Handmade in Japanese and Italian factories, Vidal Erkohen's RVS Eyewear continues to uphold a standard that extends even further beyond high-quality materials and manufacturing. Each design appeals aesthetically, anchored by its ability to be forward...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Gio Ponti D.153.1 Armchair
The bold design of Molteni&C's Gio Ponti D.153.1 armchair means that it will stand out in any room, and yet, strangely, work with all kinds of styles seamlessly. Designed in 1953, this chair was in Gio Ponti's house in via Dezza, Milan, and this re...
TRAVEL
Troubadour Weekender Bag
Troubadour isn't the first brand to dedicate years toward perfecting the travel bag (in this case: day bags, rucksacks, weekenders and briefcases). The London-based brand, however, does tap into something distinct. From high-quality Italian leather...
DESIGN
Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975
Even if you're not a gung-ho car enthusiast, the new hardcover tome "Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975" (published by Skira Rizzoli) is a breathtaking, alluring book. The pages inside are full of the most rare, collectible...
DESIGN
Italo Modern 2
The second half of last century was a golden age for Italian architecture, with many experimental buildings constructed in big cities, tiny towns and remote areas. These almost forgotten architectural masterpieces are explored with tenderness in...
DESIGN
Factory Visit: Cotonificio Albini, Albino
Visiting the Albini Group—a glorious Italian enterprise that specializes in fabrics for shirting—is an experience of contrast. It's a facility that feels futuristic, while remaining in the tradition of its deep history. It's a busy, mechanical factory...
STYLE
Rest in Peace, Elio Fiorucci
Yesterday, 20 July, one of the most colorful lights of the international fashion faded away. Elio Fiorucci has, for decades, been a reference for those who consider fashion as a synonym for freedom, color, fun, love. Fiorucci could seek and understand...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain
The perfect size to discreetly fit into your wallet, Herb Lester Associates' three-book set, "How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain," ensures you will always order correctly—and avoid feeling embarrassed or offending your waiter while traveling...
DESIGN
Interview: Gabriele Chiave of Alessi
Gabriele Chiave is a storyteller. A designer for Alessi, Dainese, Foscarini and more, Chiave has lived everywhere from Dakar to Caracas, Rome and Amsterdam. Not only is his own existence rich with stories, each one of his works has its own. “For...
CULTURE
The New Fondazione Prada, Milan
With over 100 years of history, Prada has long been respected for originality and subtle contradictions—and finding a visually striking balance between dichotomies is what makes the fashion house unique. Milan's Fondazione Prada complex maintains the...
DESIGN
Art of the Italian Two Wheel
Stuart Parr's expansive collection of vintage Italian motorcycles is a sight to see, so we took a trip to 285 Madison Avenue in New York City where Parr is currently exhibiting a selection of his beautiful bikes. While there, renowned motorcycle...
DESIGN
Foscarini's Ritratti Catalog
Italian lighting company Foscarini is known for its innovative lamp designs and history of creative collaborations. The brand (which turned 30 last year), has been creating catalogs for its products since 1990, but recently changed it up a little;...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
251_500
TRAVEL
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
The Jack Sunglasses
Putting a modern spin on the '60s swagger of JFK in the summer, Traps Eyewear presents the universally flattering Jack shades. Lest anyone thinks these are your run-of-the-mill sunglasses, the frames' high-quality Italian acetate is paired with aged...
ART
25_AND_UNDER
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
Scugnizzi
Captivated by the vivacity of Neapolitan families frolicking in Italy's warm summer waters, photographer Brett Lloyd began snapping images of them, hoping to capture the carefree scenes playing out in front of him. Dashwood Books took notice of Lloyd...
HOME_OFFICE
26_100
LIMITED_EDITION
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
HANDMADE
Ruffino Modus Luminaria, 2011 Vintage
The only bad thing about a good bottle of wine is when it's finished. Ruffino lets the spirit captured in their Super Tuscan Modus 2011 wine linger longer with their limited edition luminaria, a brushed metal lantern designed by Milan's Poli.design...
HANDMADE
101_250
TRAVEL
HOME_OFFICE
Tablet Notebook Case
Classic meets modern with Travelteq’s tablet case, which houses your 7” tablet, Moleskine notebook, and business cards in vegetable-tanned Florentine Vacchetta leather. The Dutch design company promises quality, with each case handmade in Italy.
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
26_100
25_AND_UNDER
HANDMADE
GROOMING_HEALTH
GREEN
SMN Melissa Water
Anxiety isn't a modern disorder, but in the past people didn't pop a pill to calm their nerves. Instead, they turned to the naturally soothing properties of the Melissa plant, a lemon balm used medicinally for the past 2,000 years. Premier Italian...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
26_100
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
KIDS_PETS
FOOD_DRINK
The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles
Pizza enthusiasts rejoice: this tome offers a comprehensive guide to making the ultimate pizza. From Neapolitan to deep-dish to calzones, New York slices to Chicago's deep dish, eleven-time world pizza champion, and author, Toni Gemignani has you covered...
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
26_100
25_AND_UNDER
WEDDINGS
FOOD_DRINK
Voile Spaghetti Measure
Inspired by the pinched finger gesture that has come to symbolise delicious Italian cooking, the Voile spaghetti measurer by Paolo Gerosa brings a touch of minimalistic design to the culinary art of pasta. Voile makes a stylish yet pragmatic accessory...
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
25_AND_UNDER
LIMITED_EDITION
FOOD_DRINK
Alici di Menaica Anchovies
Only a small pocket of fishermen on the Cilento coast of Italy still catch anchovies in the ancient Menaica technique, named for the nets they use. Their process epitomizes the concept of slow food, and involves a nightly excursion with the special...
HANDMADE
OVER_1000
TRAVEL
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
LIMITED_EDITION
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Riva Aquarama Special n.629
Only 277 Riva Aquarama boats were built between 1962 and 1996, capturing Mediterranean glamour in the form of a beautifully crafted speedboat. RAM, Riva's workshop in Sarnico, released a meticulously restored model of the boat dubbed "the Ferrari of...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
101_250
HANDMADE
GIFTS_THAT_GIVE_BACK
BENEVOLENT_GREEN
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Trinidad Zip Clutch
Working with silk threads on Khaddar fabric, fair wage female artisans in Punjab, Pakistan spend 48 hours hand-embroidering the graphic pattern on each Trinidad Zip Clutch. Inspired by Old Havana tile work, the 10” x 7”-wristlet features all the attention...
ART
25_AND_UNDER
HOME_OFFICE
ART_PRINTS_PAPER_GOODS
FURNITURE_DECOR
Perfetto Pencils
Everything about esteemed graphic designer Louise Fili's Perfetto Pencil set is perfectly retro. Harkening the graphic exuberance of vintage Italian packaging design, the bunch includes 12 double-sided, two-color pencils in red and black.
TRAVEL
Travelteq Introduces the Moro Collection
There are some definite must-have attributes to travel bags and laptop bags: proper weight distribution, functionality, durability—and ideally beauty. With Travelteq's newly released line, the Soft Moro, there's all that and more. The two bags in...
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