On June 26, 2020 the world lost one of its brightest mind. Milton Glaser died on his 91st birthday after an incredible and extremely long career in the creative field. But where do I begin to tell what Milton Glaser really represented to the design world? Well, he was a real legend, let’s start from here.  Born and raised in the Bronx, New York Cit...

The story of Italian Masters begins in the southern Italian town of Agrigento on the island of Sicily during the early 1900’s. It was here that a talented young artist with a keen eye for color and a strong desire to learn offered his services as an apprentice to master painters Giuseppe and Vincenzo Guadanga. Under the tutelage of these revered an...

You can find Pittsburgh-based muralist and graphic designer Brian Gonnella’s artwork on walls as far away as New Zealand. His work is colorful, fun, and even Rick Sebak-approved. When he painted a sweet mural of the local icon holding up a sandwich and posed in a yoga position above floating pierogies and a banner reading "Zen of Yinz" a few years...

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency announced the winners of the 2020 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition. After reviewing a record number of projects from North America, the international jury of design experts selected four winners and three honorable mentions. The chosen projects demonstrate c...

Ocean Drive, (formerly Ocean Dreams) the latest ‘Miami-inspired’ double tower apartment complex in Coney Island at 3514 Surf Avenue, will have a D’Agostino supermarket on the ground floor. Plans are in place for the store to open by the Fall, developer and CEO of Red Apple Group, John Catsimatidis tells us.  “We are going to have a staff meeting in...

The average Alfa Romeo may not rearrange your organs in the same way that a Lamborghini or Ferrari does, but this Italian automaker's fan base is just as passionate. The brand's 110th anniversary was a perfect occasion for fans - well, at least some of them - to head out this week. Of course, Alfa fans are affectionately known as "Alifisti", and so...

The world of cookware is extraordinarily vast and is a key marker of personal taste in the home. Outfitting a kitchen is akin to curating a wardrobe. From treasured heirloom casserole dishes to dusty, unused china gifted per a once exciting wedding registry, cabinets can run the risk of serving as a home to a hodgepodge of kitchenware, bakeware, an...

La passione e l’entusiasmo con cui Federica Pittarello parla della sua azienda Three to Five è un’emozione d’altri tempi. La sua attenzione alla bellezza, la costante ricerca della perfezione e di un’estetica sempre raffinata, hanno portato Federica a fondare Three to Five, società di design solutions nel cuore di Manhattan. Tradizione manifatturie...

Renzo Piano, the acclaimed Italian architect, received a Lifetime Achievement Award on 18 June during a digital marathon by Rome's MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts. The accolade, part of the Italian Architecture Award 2020, was organised by MAXXI and Triennale Milano, with the patronage of Italy's culture ministry. The award was prese...

Every year, when April comes around, Milan becomes the center of the design world thanks to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and Fuorisalone, two of the most important events for the design addicted. Unfortunately, last April the Milan Design Week was cancelled due to Covid-19 but Fuorisalone found a new creative way to still offer its magic to...