When Chicago launched a massive plan in 2000 to overhaul all public housing in the city–knocking down high-rises like Cabrini-Green and slowly rebuilding new communities–residents resisted. They didn’t want to lose their homes, or the tight-knit communities that had formed over decades. But as the plan moved forward, they rallied around a new goal:...

Stylist, photo producer, and author Annette Joseph wanted a space to expand her workshop and teaching business. What she found, or — as the Italian saying goes — the house that found her, is an 8,500 square-foot 12th century fortress in Lunigiana, Italy.  "I knew it would be the perfect location to conduct creative workshops and retreats, and, ever...

At a time when retail is testing new technology and innovation, traditional footwear becomes especially compelling. Fittingly, the Italian Trade Agency — an organization committed to supporting footwear and leather goods made in the country — on Wednesday celebrated a daylong New York exhibit of Italian products. Prior to the event, Stefano Miotto...

Massimo Vignelli may have been Italian by birth, but he lived and worked in New York City (even designing its most notorious subway map) for most of his life—and for more than 30 years, he and his wife/collaborator, acclaimed designer Lella Vignelli, called a three-bedroom duplex on East 67th Street home. Now, that elegant apartment is on the marke...

Alfa Romeo has been the butt of jokes for years. Even — especially — during those years, it hardly sold any cars in the United States. (In 2016, it posted 516 total US sales.) Older Alfas are known for their propensity to rust and for any number of frustrating mechanical hiccups that happen with no apparent consistency or common theme, while electr...

Ducati Motor Holding continues to grow. In 2017 the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer delivered 55,871 bikes to customers worldwide, strengthening the success of the previous year (55,451) and continuing the upward trend that has been a stable company characteristic for eight years. “2017 was another great year for Ducati, both commercially and...

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Italian supercar maker Lamborghini announced that it will be bringing the 2019 Urus SUV to the United States this September. It's by far the oddest car the automaker currently makes. Lamborghini has been known for making insane low slung supercars that drape the walls of adolescents' walls....

While the Ferrari market has retreated a small amount since its meteoric rise over the past half-decade or so, Gooding & Company found the Italian delicacies of significant importance to its bottom-line during its Scottsdale auction this past weekend. Of the top four sellers, Ferrari accounted for three spots, including the most expensive vehicle G...

Karen Musarra is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Health and Beauty in recognition of her role as CEO and Founder of Victory Park Italy Inc. & Victoria Park Academy. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Karen Musarra started Victoria Park Academy because of her passion for fashion. "Living in Milan,...

For a man who has made his millions from being light years ahead of the rest of the fashion crowd, it’s only mildly surprising that Federico Marchetti has now set his sights on the moon. The founder and boss of the world’s largest online luxury fashion retailer, Yoox Net-a-Porter, whispers in his Milanese office that his next frontier involves “t...