In his 1865 book about the history of the local Grue family – which between the 17th and 19th centuries included many fine maiolica painters – expert Gabriello Cherubini wrote about the famous ceramics traditionally produced in Castelli, a beautiful medieval town in the province of Teramo: “It is a small town in the area of Teramo in Abruzzo, found...

Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue in New York City need no introduction, but few may know the stories behind these streets and their buildings. In fact, while the imposing walls of the limestone apartment buildings that frame Central Park may feel like the very fabric of the city, these buildings are a relatively modern creation, less than 100 years old...

Yelp.com participated in a recent report deeming Columbia Heights'  Meridian Hill Park (also known as Malcolm X Park) as the best park in the District! With plans dating back to 1910, Meridian Hill's roots lie in Italian landscaping.  The Interior Department commissioned architects George Burnap and Horace Peaslee to create a park inspired by urban...

It’s Sicilian tradition meets Seattle quirk at Linda Miller Nicholson’s highly sought-after pasta workshops, where those in attendance learn how to turn their macaroni into masterpieces worthy of a museum.  Miller Nicholson has been hand making some type of pasta or noodle at least once a week since the age of four. That’s a whole lot of practise....

Fantini USA has announced its second annual Fantini Design Awards, recognizing excellence in kitchen and bath design throughout North America. The call for entries runs through July 15, 2018 and encourages architects, designers and developers inspired by water and passionate about Italian design to submit entries at www.fantiniusa.com/designawards....

C’era anche l’Italia la scorsa settimana a New York alla 30esima edizione della International Contemporary Furniture Fair una delle più importanti fiere internazionali del design di interni e del mobile, a cui prendono parte oltre 36.000 fra produttori, architetti ed esperti, distributori, grossisti. Tenutasi nei 165.000 mq. del Jacob K. Javits Con...

It all started with a chair. When Jacob Sudhoff and Jerry Hooker were furnishing their home two-and-a-half years ago, they selected a white chair from Italian brand Giorgetti for their foyer. They were smitten with its elegant shape and exquisite finishes, and started looking into its Italian designer. They discovered in Giorgetti a 120-year-old br...

Istituto Marangoni Miami, considered one of the world’s top ten fashion colleges, has named Destiny Charles, a senior at DASH, the inaugural winner of the prestigious university’s new Academic Excellence Scholarship. Launched this year, the aim of the scholarship is to promote and support excellence in education and design by financially supporting...

"Not an artist - Toyboyz Edition" è la mostra che sarà inaugurata domani, mercoledì 6 giugno, negli spazi dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles, che l’ha organizzata insieme allo IED - Istituto Europeo di Design. La mostra, in programma sino al 20 settembre, indaga il fenomeno artistico del Toy Design attraverso il lavoro di quattro illu...

When the Italian FREMM-class frigate ITS Alpino (F-594) sailed into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor earlier this week, the ship was not just on a good will tour but offered a chance for its builder to show off their entry into the Navy’s new frigate design competition.Alpino was built by Italian ship builder Fincantieri, which through its Marinette, Wisc....