THE GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI BOUTIQUE in River Oaks District is already small, but it felt positively cramped Sunday night when some of Houston’s biggest—and tallest—stars came out for the Urchin Rocks sneaker launch. The new special-edition sneaker is a collaboration between the famed Italian luxury designer and Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, a self...

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...

Un futuro brillante si preannuncia sul web da ora in poi. Il top si raggiungerà nel 2019 e bisogna essere pronti, saremo tutti influenzati dal digitale. Il benessere del comparto orafo e del luxury nel 2019 sarà buono insieme alle calzature ed abbigliamento, i gioielli saranno al top trainati dalla crescita del luxury Made in Italy. Si prevede un a...

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...

When Sophia Loren agreed to appear semi-naked for the 2007 Pirelli Calendar at 72 her decision was controversial. This was nothing new for the producers of the innovative calendar who have always been ahead of their time.  Surprisingly, this prestigious calendar which is given away to certain select VIP’s and celebrities started off simply. Giovann...

Amid what seems like unlimited choices, a key way for retailers to stand out is to try to offer products no one else has. For a small boutique, that could be exclusive access to a bespoke clothing line, say, but creating and manufacturing one is typically cost-prohibitive except for the largest of retailers. Enter MakersValley. The New York-based s...

Famous for its denim, the Italian retail clothing company Diesel hopes to make its name in real estate as well. The company announced Nov. 29 that it has partnered with Bel Invest Group, an international real estate investment company based in Vincenza, Italy, on a new Miami-area project. The development will be built on a 1-acre lot in the Wynwood...

The world-renowned Italian luxury brand Max Mara will serve as the presenting sponsor of feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago’s exhibition Judy Chicago: A Reckoning at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. A Reckoning connects work produced by Chicago between the 1960s and 1990s, including historic and lesser-known pieces that will be on public vie...

PARTY MODE: The inaugural edition of Prada Mode is setting up shop inside the easygoing hostel-hotel Freehand Miami for the Art Basel Miami Beach crowd. The club will serve as a cultural gathering ahead of the fair’s official opening Dec. 4 to 6, offering guests and Prada Mode members a packed schedule, as well as plenty of late-night music and dan...

After starting its sales journey this summer as a rental asking $110,000 per month, the home Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara designed for themselves has come to market as part of the Sinatra estate. The Sinatras bought the property in the early '90s for $3 million only to tear down the existing house and build the one you see here. It was comple...