Palazzo Brancaccio was the last noble residence to be built in Rome. The project began in 1879 by will of New York’s high-society lady Mary Elizabeth Bradhurst Field, after her daughter Elizabeth married prince Salvatore Brancaccio (bringing him one million dollars in dowry). Construction was directed by architect Gaetano Koch at first, then by Luc...

When developer Alex Sapir needed an architect to design his luxury condo project in Surfside, he chose Antonio Citterio, knowing he could work creatively within the town’s height limit. “What’s interesting [about Surfside’s 120-foot height limit] is that you can be with the design a little bit more experimental, and that is why we brought in Citter...

In honor of Fendi’s 10th anniversary with Design Miami and of its Peekaboo bag, the Italian fashion house tapped Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis to create a series of sculptures that portray Fendi's identity. Marcelis’s luminous works in glass and resin have earned her many admirers in the fashion community; she’s also created installations for Repo...

“Not to get too political, but I feel like it is something that is greatly needed now,” says Raul de Nieves of the public art sculpture he will unveil during Miami Art Week in partnership with Bulgari and Art Production Fund. “We need a sense of uplift and a reminder that we should not lose this hope, as an adult especially. To allow yourself to be...

One IKEA store is opening its doors to more than just shoppers looking for a bargain. In Catania, Italy, IKEA is allowing stray dogs to come inside so they can stay warm during the winter — and the internet is loving it. Martine Taccia noticed multiple dogs lounging around while she was shopping at the furniture store. She decided to record the sle...

Artists and designers, creatives in general, have the capacity to draw inspiration from nature and from what surrounds us. Observation is of course an indispensable tool, artists see details invisible to most eyes and are able to translate them into the universal language of art, for us “common mortals” to enjoy.

The furniture produced on his factory floor won't bear his company name, but that's fine with Anthony Pennisi. The owner of Domenick's Furniture Manufacturer in High Point, Pennisi's workers assemble the sofa frames, foam and upholstery sent to them by hospitality and health care furniture firms into finished products that they ship to medical offi...

Ferretti Group once again conquers the American audience at the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, scheduled from October 31st to November 4th, with its magnificent fleet of 18 boats, including 2 premières for the American market. The United States, which has always been an area of strategic importance for the Group, has been char...

When the world was created, Slayer was playing. In his studio in northern New Jersey, Massimo Gammacurta, a photographer and candy artist from Rome, listened to hardcore music and worked over pots of boiling liquids at a small stove in his basement studio. He was working on the lollipop globe that would grace Sunday’s cover of The New York Times Ma...

Gallotti&Radice consolidates its position on the international market with a new temporary flagship store, located in the heart of Miami Design District. Miami and its atmosphere become the perfect home for Gallotti&Radice lifestyle collection.The Italian company is excited to showcase in Miami Design District its large selection of made in Italy l...