It’s April in San Diego, spring is in the air, and a sense of hope and renewal can be felt through our city streets. This month also signals that baseball season is upon us—another crucial milestone being met, perhaps, in our collective grasp for a return to normality. While we root for a great season for our beloved Padres, however, another import...

“Made in Italy: a story rooted in a deep culture of beauty, uniqueness and harmony, combined with the ingenuity and vision that, throughout the centuries, helped Italy innovate in all arts and industries. Part of our Made in Italy’s history of excellence and innovation is written daily by the people of nautical industry.” This is what Lamberto Taco...

‘Should I add some prosciutto?’ Fumbling around in his kitchen, Massimo Bottura, the chef behind the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, is making a snack. We have just arrived at his home, a few kilometres from Modena’s medieval city centre. The motor of his white Maserati is still warm in the driveway. Around m...

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...