The Cadillacs and of Chryslers of Detroit's exuberant heyday in the late 1950s, with their high tail fins and low, wide bodies, owe a small debt to Italian car designers, according to an exhibition called “Crossroads, the US-Italy intersection from post-war to the economic boom,”at Turin's car museum the Museo dell'Automobile. The show explores the...

Without too much of a stretch, Giorgio Borlenghi could play a suave, playful diplomat in a Federico Fellini movie. Relaxed yet formal in the relaxed yet formal setting of his hilltop Hotel Granduca Austin, Borlenghi, 65, is the very image of Old World gentility: impeccable manners, immaculate attire, artful conversation. Alert to the social dynamic...

What: Debut of Molteni&C shop-in-shop. Where: BeDESIGN. The scoop: BeDESIGN CEO Adrian Dueñas and lead designer and partner Marcelo Saenz welcomed more than 100 guests to check out the new Molteni&C shop located inside the design store's 6,500-square-foot showroom on West Alabama. Houston Symphony violinist Maxine Kuo performed as guests sipped on...

If you like the quality of luxury goods, but snarl at the prices, you’re gonna love the new boutique: C’Art Miami. They’re all about affordable luxury! But that’s not all. C’Art sells only Italiano! Shireen is crazy for their sunglasses and satchels. Tonight, it’s one of her favorite things. Ever dreamed of shopping in Rome? How about Venice – gond...

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded 8 Honorary Fellowship Awards for the year 2017. Recipients include Italian architect Mario Cucinella and architect Giancarlo Mazzanti, winner of the 2016 edition of the Next Landmark contest sponsored by Floornature. The Honorary Fellowship Award is an annual award for architects who are not US...

Giulia features beautiful Italian design crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Frosinone, Italy. Built around the driver, Alfa Romeo Giulia designers focused on simplistic elegance, with an emphasis on incorporating the essential elements for performance. Inside, Giulia’s high level of craftsmanship starts with an asymmetric-styled...

When: April 26 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960 - Costs: $20 - $40 Ladies’ Night Out is back and you won’t want to miss it! In celebration of special exhibition, Lino Tagliapietra: Master of a Glass Renaissance (opening March 12), we’re thrilled to welcome you to enjoy Italian-themed finger...

Earlier this month, the literary gods that decide these things sent me a message from the great beyond and said it was high time I finally read, front cover to back cover, Pietro di Donato’s 1939 novel Christ in Concrete.  (What, you think we only read Irish stuff around here?) This raw New York story is about an Italian immigrant laborer working u...

"The Invisible Pyramid" by Loren Eisely contains a chapter entitled "The Spore Bearers". In it the fungus, Pilobolus, is likened to a rocket. The spore which will project the descendants of Pilobolus into the future prepare themselves with a light sensitive capsule to aim ever toward the brightest light. When the right chemical pressures are built...

Wellness is a veritable industry: in Italy, it generates €22 billion per annum's worth of business. Turnover is split into some 40,000 enterprises: the sector's heftiest share is beauty salons, totaling 21,000, plus 4,200 hotels, 2,500 spas and wellness resorts, and 12,000 gyms throughout the country. Out of around 120,000 wellness professionals,...