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“Giuseppe Franco Salon Opening Summer 2017” reads a sign in a window on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. Well, not exactly what you are thinking. This soon opening salon is the 5th Giuseppe Franco, born in Calabria and raised in New Jersey, is opening next to the other four he has been operating for 35 years in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Among his c...

“Art is a human activity consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that other people are infected by these feelings, and also experience them.” – Lyof N. Tolstoy: What is Art?, 1898 When I was a teenager my father would take us every summer down south to p...

Il prossimo 28 marzo, in occasione del 60mo anniversario della firma dei Trattati di Roma, momento costitutivo della Comunità Europea, il Consolato Generale d’Italia in Los Angeles – in collaborazione con l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura presso il quale si terrà l’evento – ha organizzato una tavola rotonda incentrata sull’attualità del progetto europ...

On March 2nd, San Francisco celebrated the First Italian Design Day. Hundred Italian institutes worldwide greeted designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, and professors, who acted as Ambassadors of culture and helped understand the impact Italian design has today on art, philosophy, and society itself.Industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti was the Amb...

It all started in Le Marche region, but the echo produced by The Hive program can now be heard also in California. The Hive Incubator and Accelerator was born in Ancona in 2014 with the support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, focusing on the territory of Le Marche Region. The organization has put together two visionary entrepreneur...

Enel doesn't do grid edge halfway. The Italian utility-turned-global-renewable-energy-developer rolled out smart meters to 100 percent of its Italian home and business customers in 2001 -- and achieved payback on the investment within four years. Nearly every utility is turning to renewable energy, but Enel's green power division has installed 36 g...

The first edition of the Italian Design Day (March 2nd) – brainchild of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, as well as La Triennale di Milano (“Milan Triennial Exhibition”) – that was simultaneously celebrated in one hundred d...

Quante divisioni ha l'Italia in Silicon Valley? Due. Sono infatti solo due le grandi aziende italiane nel distretto mondiale dell'innovazione. La fotografia assai impietosa si ricava dal primo rapporto "European corporation innovation outposts in Silicon Valley" presentato oggi a San Francisco da Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) e Mi...

Let’s start with a definition of “industrial design,” by Argentinian-born, Milan-based, painter, designer and philosopher, Tomás Maldonado: “Industrial design is a creative activity whose aim is to determine the formal qualities of objects produced by industry. These formal qualities are not only the external features but are principally those stru...

Renzo Piano is set to add a 36-story tower in san francisco to his north american portfolio. the ground-up development will be located in the city’s transbay neighborhood, an area undergoing major regeneration, which will also host foster + partners’ new oceanwide center. Plans for the mixed-use building include 69 residential units, a 255-room lux...

EasyDial with its portable machine Dharma, wants to improve patients quality of life. The company was set up by an Italian engineer in the US but is opening its new facilities in Italy. For people on dialysis, a simple, personalized, home-based program can make life much easier and help manage their condition. EasyDialThat’s the goal of EasyDial an...

The Consulate General of Italy, has organized a special event at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles to celebrate “Italian Design Day”. Promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the Triennale di Milano, MISE and MIBACT it will be celebrated simultaneously, throughout the world. The biggest...