As part of an effort to contextualize and conceptualize the field that is Fashion Studies, we will be interviewing notable figures in the discipline and sharing their insights in an ongoing series.  Our first subject is Dr. Eugenia Paulicelli, the founder and director of the Fashion Studies program at The Graduate Center at The City University of N...

The Washington Post has proposed the worst idea I've heard in a while. One of the few things in the world that I do not wish I could magically fix is Italian coffee culture. In fact, I have in the past held it up as a model for the rest of the world, a coffee culture that we would do well to emulate. The prices are affordable, the calorie count is...

Enel, through its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. ("EGPNA"), started construction of the around 450 MW High Lonesome wind farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, in Texas. Once completed, High Lonesome will be the largest wind farm in Enel's global renewables portfolio. The energy generated by a 295 MW portion of the wind...

This pink-hued Italian villa outside the small town of Diso in Salento was once a tobacco warehouse – and it retains its industrial proportions. Architect Raffaele Centonze revived the 1930s structure for an Italian diplomat and his Vietnamese wife last year, and Il Tabacchificio retains its working heritage as part of its adaptive reuse. Metal and...

The first word that comes to mind when stepping foot inside one of The Royal Poinciana Plaza’s newest boutiques, 100% Capri, is crisp. As the store opens its doors one late morning in November, a customer confirms this thought: “It’s so white and clean, my goodness!” Rows of linen clothing delicately hang inside the space that features lightly colo...

Every year, J. D. Power highlights the automobiles that retain the highest percentage of their original price after three years. But the vehicle that beats them all never makes the list. This winner would seem an unlikely value champ. It looks much as it did 72 years ago, when it made its debut. It has a sparse half cubic foot of luggage space, and...

We all know that Milanese women possess an old school glamour that (rightfully) cements the city's place as one of the most stylish in the world. How often, though, do we give the Milanese nonnas (that's 'grandmothers' in Italian) credit for their chic looks? Luckily, Instagram account Sciuraglamis seeking to do just that. Founded by Angelo, a dent...

Today, we are featuring the gorgeous 1957 Fiat-Stanguellini 1200 Spider America, presented at the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance in 2004, and at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015. Detailed documents record the purchase of a Fiat 1100 TV (Turismo Veloce) by Nuccio Bertone in 1957. Bertone was an entrepreneur in Turin, and had taken over...

Pietro, Antonio, Ireneo MEO (negli Stati Uniti scelse di chiamarsi solo Ireneo) nacque a Castelguidone (CH), in corso del Popolo n.10, il 16 luglio del 1894 da Beniamino e Carmina “Carminuccia” D’Amelio. Partecipò alla Prima Guerra Mondiale guadagnandosi prestigiose decorazioni. Poi, nel 1921, decise di tentare il “sogno americano”. Arrivò ad “Elli...

The look on Michael Andretti’s face suggests dental surgery performed with forks and knives would be more pleasant than discussing his ill-fated Formula 1 season. IndyCar’s best driver, heading east in 1993 to test his mettle against F1’s titans, was shipped home early—three races shy of the finale—in embarrassing circumstances. A lone podium finis...