Heart says a '70s supercar is the peak of wedge-shaped cool. Head (and possibly a degree of prejudice) says you’re entering a world of nightmarish mechanical fragility, inflated running costs and cars whose looks take precedence over daily realities of ergonomics, reliability or usability. What if you could have all that exotic Italian style but po...

Il cantiere Italia Yachts si espande in Nord America grazie alla filiale Italia Yachts USA appena nata. Il progetto prevede lo sviluppo di una capillare rete di vendita e assistenza, coordinata dallo staff Italia Yachts USA, per garantire supporto commerciale e di customer care in tutto il Nord America. Questo investimento è volto a garantire una p...

FERRAGAMO’S HOLLYWOOD: “Italy in Hollywood” is the next exhibition to be staged at the Salvatore FerragamoMuseum, located in the 13th-century Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence, which also houses the brand’s headquarters. The exhibit runs May 24 through March 10, 2019. Curators Giuliana Muscio and Stefania Ricci focused on 1915 to 1927 — the years th...

It’s becoming the new normal: An American entrepreneur heads to Italy, finds a top-notch artisanal shoe factory, then sells the shoes online at a fraction of the price charged by designer brands making shoes in comparable factories. Sneaker brands Koio and Greats have done this, and women’s shoe brands M.Gemi and Idoni. This trend is fundamentally...

According to Ricky Bobby, it was Eleanor Roosevelt that said "America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed." Italy's Maserati has taken that quote to heart. That's why the automaker decided that the New York International Auto Show is the perfect place to show off its new Levante Trofeo super SUV, which was previously thought to be a Levant...

The head of the Italian Fashion Chamber says the body is working toward creating clear criteria of what it means for the fashion industry to be environmentally sustainable. Noting that fashion is the second-largest polluting industry behind oil production, Carlo Capasa said part of the challenge is communicating to consumers because "they love sust...

Tomas Maier craves authenticity. “Everything is so globalized, with so many stores that look alike in cities that have tons of personality,” says Bottega Veneta’s creative director. That realization has led him to develop retail spaces under the Maison rubric, flagships in which the materials, palettes, and details subtly honor their locations. The...

On the occasion of Italian Design Day, March 2, 2018, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in collaboration with DZINE, presented architect and designer Aldo Cibic at the DZINE Showroom, in San Francisco.   In 1981, as a partner in Sottsass Associati, Cibic was a founding member of Memphis, an artists’...

A thoroughly restored 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is for sale on eBay with a buy-it-now price of $199,900. The gorgeous two-seater is offered by the Daniel Schmitt & Company classic car gallery in St. Louis, Missouri. Intermeccanica was founded in Turin, Italy in 1959 by Canadian Frank Reisner. He hoped to blend reliable American powertrains...

In the prelude to the Italian elections this month, the far-right League party did not distinguish itself for rhetorical subtlety. Its leader, Matteo Salvini, called Islam “incompatible with our values, rights and freedoms.” He characterized the single European currency as a “crime against humanity.” And the senior League politician Attilio Fontana...