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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...
DESIGN
Mille Miglia: Racing in a Living Museum
by Michael Frank It’s 4:30AM and Des Sellmeijer is on a shuttle bus in Parma, Italy. He’s headed to the start of the fourth and final leg of the 2015 Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile road rally around Italy that circuits from Brescia in the north, outside...
DESIGN
Storied Cars of Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015
Determining highlights from Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este—one of the world's most exclusive car shows—is no small feat. The annual affair, hosted on the shores of Lake Como and sponsored by BMW and luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, features a...
CULTURE
Venice Biennale 2015: Order and Chaos
Okwui Enwezor—the curator of the 56th Venice Biennale, themed as "All the World’s Futures"—has accomplished a very difficult task in selecting artists for this year's event. Famous names are exhibited alongside emerging artists in a colorful, bold...
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...
TRAVEL
Vintage Bikes, Gravel and Wine in Water Bottles: Eroica California
Leave your Lycra at home, forget about carbon fiber, stop meticulously counting the grams of your new crankset and prepare for a healthy dose of fatigue. At the inaugural Eroica California ride—part of the Italy-based Eroica series of non-competitive...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2015: Lee Broom's Department Store
At this year’s Milan Design Week, British designer Lee Broom is presenting his largest and most mature collection to date. Known as “The Department Store,” this installation consists of 25 of Broom's newest pieces—from furniture to lighting and accessories...
TRAVEL
Le Collectionist's Italian Villa Giulia
For those not familiar with Le Collectionist, imagine a service much like Airbnb—only with 24-hour concierge service on-call and only the most magnificent hand-selected, and carefully approved properties around the world. From a 20-bedroom chateau...
TRAVEL
Milan
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...
CULTURE
Arts & Foods at the 2015 Milan Triennale
Expo 2015 is rapidly approaching and the city of Milan is bubbling with energy and is ready to welcome the world. The main theme of the international exhibition is “Feeding the planet. Energy for life." with the majority of events from now to the...
STYLE
Eight Colorful Socks for Spring
Spring has almost entirely sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the warmer weather comes the ability to show off your ankles. (Soon, legs and arms too.) What better way to celebrate cuffing season than with some fun, bold and playful socks...
CULTURE
Manufacturing Renaissance Pop-Up Book
Once upon a time, there was young tailor who decided to move from Naples to Soragna, a small town in the north of Italy. Thanks to his skill and passion, the tailor's little workshop grew and eventually became a factory capable of making beautiful...
CULTURE
Margot Bowman’s w.e.t. Exhibition
It’s a dark, rainy night in Venice and the stone floor of the Piazza San Marco is flooded, leaving people no choice but to cross the square on a row of wobbly wooden tables, raised high above the water. It’s the perfect night to launch digital artist...
DESIGN
Four Creative Clocks to Spring Forward
Daylight saving time, as we know it, is thanks in large part to one man in New Zealand who wanted a bit of extra daylight for his hobbies. George Vernon Hudson worked as a clerk at the Wellington post office, but his passion was in entomology, astronomy...
FOOD-DRINK
Mercato Centrale, Florence
by Ananda Pellerin When visitors walk through the sliding doors into Florence's Mercato Centrale they are immediately hit by the earthy smell of truffles. The intoxicating scent is emanating from the Savini Tartufi counter, where they have (among...
TRAVEL
Escape to Eremito, a Tranquil Retreat in Umbria, Italy
In what seems like the fourth consecutive month of winter here in New York, cabin fever is rife in those glued to their computers on a daily basis. To keep spirits up until spring offers its sympathy, we found inspiration in dreaming of simple escapes...
DESIGN
Mountain Maneuverability with Snowfoot
There's no getting in the way of a skier or snowboarder on the hunt for untracked, deep snow. While the lengths some riders go to for a fresh covering might seem ridiculous to an outsider, alpine touring veterans know that the journey up is all part...
CULTURE
Inside Italy's Growing Sneaker Expo, Ginnika
Sneaker culture is varied and constantly evolving. It's a world in which art, music, sports, fashion and of course shoes, all play a part. It generates passions and manias, as well as interesting connections between different places and people that...
DESIGN
Test Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler
Originally introduced in 1962 exclusively in the United States, the Ducati Scrambler was a 250cc single-cylindar thumper on par with much of the enduro-style bikes coming out of Japan at the time. In 1968, its stateside popularity led to the launch...
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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...
TRAVEL
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa on the Amalfi Coast
by Kelly Phillips Badal Vacationing in a former convent may sound a bit austere—that is, until you experience Monastero Santa Rosa on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This monastery-turned-hotel offers all the peaceful seclusion the sisters enjoyed...
DESIGN
Joey Roth + Blue Bottle Coffee Moka Pot
As many of us have, Blue Bottle founder James Freeman discovered designer (and CH favorite) Joey Roth through his incredibly attractive Ceramic Speakers, which have long been a staple at Blue Bottle's Brooklyn and Rockefeller Center locations. As...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Paula Cademartori
Constantly surrounded by architectural and natural beauty alike, Italians sometimes need someone from abroad to remind them of their exceptional surroundings. This may happen when friends and family visit or when some talented creative mind falls...
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