Design connoisseur Stephen Markos started design platform Superhouse on Instagram at the end of 2019, a few months before the brick-and-mortar abruptly transferred into an online space. From his Brooklyn apartment, he posted about designers he admired and, as of last summer, online fundraisers to benefit anti-racism organizations. Since then, Marko...

In the cartoon Futurama, New York City was an idealized version of the cities of the future: hyperlinked and highly technological with robots fully integrated into society. While we still don’t have flying taxis and tele-transportation solutions, innovation has nevertheless begun to impact modern society with the development of smart cities. Silico...

Frank Stella's name means star in Italian, and for decades that was the problem, the reason he stopped making them. "When I started out, I didn't really want to hear about, 'My name was Stella and I made a shape painting of a star.'" But then, computer design technology came along, and 3-D printing. Suddenly the star had possibilities. "It's pretty...

Dozza Imolese is a quaint village of about 6000, that quietly sits on the rolling pre-Apennine hills outside Bologna. One of FAI’s most beautiful borghi, its name may fail to evoke any memory of important works of art or historical events; but Dozza managed to carve a little space for itself in the book of Italy’s memorable places to see, thanks to...

Cold Spring è una cittadina immersa nel verde a novanta chilometri da Manhattan (NY). Ed è il luogo scelto dai due coniugi Nancy Olnick e Giorgio Spanu – appassionati di arte italiana, soprattutto di arte povera – per realizzare la sede della loro Fondazione, il Magazzino Italian Art, un edificio interamente dedicato a esposizioni, ricerca, studio...

“It did my heart good to see rows of gleaming knives and copper pots at the ready” Julia Child wrote in her autobiography about her time cooking in Europe. Like many people well trained in cookery, Child knew the importance of specific tools for specific tasks.   Giulia Ruffoni, President of Ruffoni United States agrees, “copper is my favorite mate...

The Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, will exhibit “Andrea Palagiano: Self Conscious” in Studio M from April 3-25. The exhibition reflects the relationship between introversion and projected self and the balance between personal identity and societal expectations. Palagiano, a Northeast Ohio artist, received a bachelor’s of fine arts in 2020 wit...

As half of Italy heads back into lockdown, the French artist JR has unveiled a major installation on the façade of the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence that stresses the importance of maintaining access to culture during the public health crisis. Several Italian cities, including Rome, Milan, and Venice, have been back under lockdown since March 15, and...

Sarà attribuito a Lina Bo Bardi, architetta, designer, scenografa, artista e critica italiana naturalizzata brasiliana, il Leone d’oro speciale alla memoria della 17ª Mostra Internazionale di Architettura della Biennale di Venezia. Se esiste un architetto che meglio di ogni altro rappresenta il tema della Biennale Architettura 2021 questa è Lina Bo...

Cesare Colombo (aka, Joe), whose death marks 50 years this year, was one of the great Italian geniuses of the second half of the twentieth century, although Wikipedia insists on defining him as "simply" an architect and designer. Someone has rightly called him the James Dean of Italian design for his life, short but intense (he died of cardiac arre...