“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...

The Vespa Club of America is very pleased to announce a huge scooter auction happening at the end of our national scooter rally Amerivespa Seattle July 6-9. One of our long time members and supporters is auctioning off their huge collection of mostly Vespas, both new and old, Lambrettas and a lot of funky other bikes. Many desirable bikes in this n...

Horizon Italian Tile, Inc. (HIT), vanguard importer of fine porcelain tile with offices throughout Texas, opens a new showroom in the heart of New Orleans. From a custom floor layout and Big Slab displays to the right lighting, everything in the showroom has been designed to maximize a client's visual and tactile senses. Strategically, tile on disp...

Si riconosce da lontano. Si staglia contro il cielo con forme sinuose, Perchè è proprio impossibile non restare incantati da tanta bellezza. Una bellezza che deve il proprio fascino a tre parole: Made in Italy. Solo lusso e materiali italiani per il Brickell Flatiron, 64 piani di grattacielo della CMC Group fondata da Ugo Colombo e situato nella zo...

Italian leather upholstery brands Incanto and Digio have a large introduction planned for this High Point Market with a product mix designed to differentiate and grow its U.S. business. High-end brand Incanto has eight introductions — two power motion groups, two stationary and four sectionals — all hand-crafted in Italy of 100% top grain leather....

Now in its 24th year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition—the longest-running award program of its kind—is proud to announce six outstanding projects that wholly represent the competition’s goal of honoring the admirable use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design. Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of...

Maserati has debuted the Nerissimo Black Edition Ghibli at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. This latest limited edition is only available in the U.S. and Canada and features a deep black exterior color to showcase the Nerissimo “extremely back” Italian expression. Complementing the dark paint are 20-inch Glossy Black Urano wheels, black d...

The Ferretti Group has announced that legendary yachting entrepreneur Carlo Riva, has passed away at the age of 95. Riva was born in Sarnico in 1922 where he still resided before his death, and at a young age he joined the Riva family business, which was founded by his great-grandfather Pietro in 1842. In 1954 he opened the new Riva futuristic ship...

Alfa Romeo will reveal the full lineup of the 2018 Stelvio SUV at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. First seen only in range-topping Quadrifoglio trim at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Stelvio is the brand’s first SUV since the Matta military off-roader of the 1950s.The Stelvio and Stelvio Ti will form the base of the nameplate’s lineup in...

Columbia University is set to unveil two new buildings in a campus expansion designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The new campus, located in the Manhattanville (or West Harlem) neighborhood in New York, is the university’s largest expansion in 100 years. Columbia hopes that the Manhattanville expansion will allow for a greater integration of...