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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...
DESIGN
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Reimagined
One of the world's best-known stories, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was published way back in 1900 by L. Frank Baum (who went on to write 13 more Oz books) and it's remained a favorite for both children and adults—thanks in large part to the 1939...
DESIGN
CT Scuderia's City Racer Chronographs
Third generation watchmaker Enrico Margaritelli, founder and CEO of Contatempo Scuderia—better known as CT Scuderia—embodies the fundamental element that make his watches distinct: modern, yet rooted in history. Margaritelli launched the brand in...
DESIGN
MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept
On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera...
STYLE
Three Sustainable Sunglasses
Few things are as guaranteed as losing your favorite pair of sunglasses. No matter how close you keep them, they never last forever. Aside from the disappointment, the problem creates unnecessary waste as well. To lessen the impact on the environment...
STYLE
SuperDuper Handmade Hats
When we think of Made in Italy, we usually assume that family traditions, ancient techniques and heritage are naturally involved. SuperDuper Handmade Hats are the exception. The Florence-based company produces entirely handmade hats using unique...
DESIGN
The DNA of Things
by Stefano Caggiano Italian multidisciplinary designer, artist and engineer Maurizio Montalti is the founder and director of Officina Corpuscoli, a laboratory of scientific creative research dealing with the role design could play in the bio...
DESIGN
New Alchemies
by Stefano Caggiano We currently live in a world surrounded by varied design, and people commonly appreciate peculiar features that work together as opposing aesthetics. But in the past, when coherence and rationality were keys to any solid example...
STYLE
Interview: Andrea Buglione of TOTHEM
The relationship between photography and fashion is very strong today, in particular when it comes to T-shirts. Sometimes the link is purely opportunistic and instrumental, but other times it’s an authentic and deep bond. This is the case with...
DESIGN
Interview: Alessandro Mendini at Venini
Alessandro Mendini is a living legend in the field of international design and architecture. His versatility and outstanding ability to cross disciplines has helped pioneer the multi-pronged approach to design so commonly applied today, and has led...
DESIGN
Re-lighting Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 by Flos
Gino Sarfatti is possibly the most important lighting designer in the history of Italian design. Between founding the beloved Arteluce in 1939 and selling it to Flos in 1973, the self-taught designer had over 600 lamps and "light fittings" under...
TECH
Buxxxer
The anatomically correct offerings from Italian company Kokoro balance sex, sophistication and humor in a series of colorful pleasure toys. Designed by Madeindreams, the Buxxxer line offers an approachable alternative to market offerings, which...
DESIGN
L'uomo che Firma il Legno
Pierluigi Ghianda, known to many as the "poet of wood," has in his career left an indelible mark on the world of design. The master ebonist was born in Brianza, a region that is considered the real factory of the Milanese design—if Milan can...
TECH
Stukk
Stukk is a new computer stand that finds innovation in simplicity. Entirely conceived and produced in Italy, the design is modular, versatile and made of expanded PVC. The choice of the material makes Stukk resistant to chemicals and corrosives...
DESIGN
Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947
Coinciding with the events of Venice Architecture Biennale, Venini presents an exhibition dedicated to its famous collaboration with Carlo Scarpa, artistic director of the glassware firm from 1932 to 1947. The exhibition of 300 pieces (large and...
FOOD-DRINK
Muà Gelatieri d'Italia
On a recent trip to Istanbul we got to experience that magic mixture of Europe and Asia—the harmonic balance of historic venues and international retail chains, the reflections of lights on tiles and the Bosphorus, the best aubergines, the...
STYLE
L’F
L’F is a line of unisex shoes from Licia Florio and Francio Ferrari, a fashion designer (Florio) and artist/photographer (Ferrari) who also live together. Wanting to create something together the couple came up with L'F, which is comprised...
STYLE
Bottega Veneta Parfum
As anyone who's sought a signature scent knows, selecting the right one is much harder than it seems. From the balance of notes and allusions to something that stands out from the crowd, perfume bears the burden of channeling the most poetic aspect...
DESIGN
La Selva
Lighting up Milan's famed wallpaper studio Jannelli & Volpi last spring with their collection of mesmerizing "RGB" wall coverings, Carnovsky will continue to entrance gallery-goers with a new jungle-inspired series at London's Jaguar Shoes, dubbed...
DESIGN
FildeFer
Italian furniture designer Alessandra Baldereschi's work, while often surreal and usually ironic, is always completely functional. A moss chair lends a modernist form to an earthy material; a glass whale engulfs an indifferent fish. In her 2011...
FOOD-DRINK
Nudo Cioccolatini
With chocolatiers known simply as "Ivan and Michele" and packaged by local nuns, Nudo's new olive oil Cioccolatini are a community project from top to bottom. Based in Italy's Le Marche region, Nudo (a family-run operation itself) tapped Ivan and...
DESIGN
Bertelli Biciclette Assemblate
Finding inspiration in vintage track racing catalogs and archival images, Francesco Bertelli builds gorgeously minimal bicycles in his NYC workshop Biciclette Assemblate. The Italian transplant's one-of-a-kind creations combine new, dead stock and...
DESIGN
Bilou Bilou
Bilou Bilou, a play on Thonet chairs, recently caught our attention for its subtly luxurious reinterpretation of the classic cafe seating in the Beau Rivage bar in Lausanne, Switzerland. Now, with the just-opened NYC branch of Promemoria, the...
STYLE
Paula Cademartori
Italian-Brazilian accessories designer Paula Cademartori toys with tradition in her signature line of handbags, which bridge classic construction with modern silhouettes and unusual combinations of leather, suede, deerskin and the like. Cademartori...
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