I’ve come from the isle of Manhattan, where clocks tick on New York minutes and anxiety hums in the streets. I’ve landed in Sardinia, a Mediterranean island (outsized only by Sicily) where stress feels out of place among the mountains, verdant with maquis, and blue waters that shift in color like an ombré of indigo. Regarding time, everyone seems t...

During a 2015 fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, Bryony Roberts spent a lot of time visiting medieval churches. Inside those spaces, the New York–based artist and scholar—whose work focuses on transforming architecture through unexpected, often beautiful activations—found herself drawn closer not to the divine, but to the floor. Decorated...

Beyoncé and Mariah Carey were back in Roberto Cavalli on stage this weekend – but unlike in 2014 when both divas wore the same embellished, black dress, this time they were dressed in custom-made designs by the Italian label’s new creative director Paul Surridge. Carey kicked off her Las Vegas residency on July 5 in a couture Cavalli dress, while B...

Pininfarina, the Italian firm best known for designing some of Ferrari's most famous cars, will create its own battery-powered "hypercar." The car, code-named PFO, will be the product of Automobili Pininfarina, a separate firm that has been spun off from the original design house. Pininfarina expects the PFO to have a top speed of more than 250 mil...

Reviewing a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda collection is a curious exercise; while fashion shows are typically directed towards editors and buyers, at these weekend-long extravaganzas we play second fiddle to their phenomenally wealthy client base, and the occasions themselves bear more similarity to Disneyland than they do traditional runway settings....

Giuseppina Projetto, born on March 20th, 1903 and dubbed the "grandmother of Italy", became Europe's oldest living person last December, and was the world's second oldest person when she died at home last Friday. She had said eating chocolate every day and keeping positive were the keys to her long life. Now Maria Giuseppa Robucci, known locally as...

The origins of glassmaking in the area of the Venetian lagoon date very far back in history, with the first reliable reports of activity placing this art form in the 8th century. However, many centuries had to pass before the artisans of the area embarked into what would be the beginning a fully fledged and unique production of decorative glass, ev...

Schola Italica, in collaborazione con l’Università degli Studi di Milano, sta selezionando laureandi, laureati e professionisti per partecipare alla Summer School "Made in Italy / Made by Italics. Italic Culture in Art, Music, Fashion, Design and Gastronomy". Si tratta di un percorso formativo residenziale finalizzato ad approfondire le peculiarità...

When you think of luxurious European cosmetics, I think we’d all look at the French beauty industry. It’s hard not to. With the likes of L’Oréal, LVMH, L’Occitane and Clinique all hailing from the country, it’s clearly a mecca for successful cosmetic powerhouses. However, there seems to be a rumble in the jungle of late, with the Italian government...

Italians and Greeks have a lot of cultural norms in common with some twists and if you happen to be a mixture of Greek and Italian blood lines, that means you are dealing with both your Greek yiayia and Italian nonna – So, good luck. They will undoubtedly both put their own flair on everything they do and ultimately you will find yourself in the mi...