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In celebration of its Silver Anniversary, Coverings is headed to the entertainment capital of the world for four days of tile, stone, and glittering lights.   From April 29 - May 2, 2014, the Las Vegas Convention Center will be the ultimate meeting ground for industry experts, architects and designers, and Ceramics of Italy is pleased to be...

La moda italiana grande protagonista a Las Vegas. L'ICE-Agenzia sarà infatti impegnata, nei prossimi giorni, in due missioni nella città americana, che vedrà impegnata una folta delegazione di aziende tricolori attive, da una parte, nel settore abbigliamento, e, dall'altra, in quello delle calzature.   Si inizia il 17 febbraio con il MRket T...

The Miami-based Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is considering opening an Atlanta chapter, but first needs to determine how much local support the organization would receive.   Nevio Boccanera, the chamber's executive director, told Global Atlanta that it is critical to have "bottom-up" support for such an initiative. "We first m...

by Courtenay Hameister    Look at that picture. Look. At. It. That woman is surrounded by art that's been around for hundreds of years, and it's ogling her. It's the foofy dress. I mean, it's the hair, makeup, the weensy waist, and the stunning, jaw-dropping splendor of the foofy dress.   A couple weeks ago, I went...

Perhaps no single architect has had a more profound influence on the buildings and public places that defined 20th-century Seattle than Fred Bassetti. From the Seattle Aquarium to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, from Woodland Park Children's Zoo to Seattle Municipal Tower, Bassetti's portfolio includes some of the city's most iconic spaces....

Since Borders in Redmond Town Center (RTC) closed almost five and a half years ago, the space had remained vacant. This has recently changed with the opening of Ducati Redmond. The elevator and stairs of the space were removed and the Italian motorcycle dealership — which had its grand opening on Saturday — has taken over the first floor of th...

Lamborghini has officially cut the ribbon on its new Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington, paving the way for the Italian automaker to continue its relentless pursuit in further developing carbon fiber technology.   The research center is going to operate as an outside entity from Lambo's headquarters in Sant'Agata...

Italian automaker Lamborghini is gearing up to provide a handful of aspiring racers the ride of their life. The Pilota Lamborghini will take place April 7-9 in Las Vegas for eight select participants, who will hone their racing skills in preparation for the real thing. As consumer interest turn toward the experiential, track experiences will prove...

Ansaldo Honolulu, a joint venture between Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy, unveiled the first driverless and staff-less train for urban transport in the U.S. in Honolulu.   The joint venture between the two Italian subsidiaries of the Hitachi Group will design and manufacture Honolulu´s rail transit system, as well as build 20 driverless...

The world's largest eyeglass maker has signed a deal with the U.S. department store chain Macy's to open up to 500 LensCrafters optical retail centres inside Macy's. Macy's and Luxottica already have a deal that has put 670 Sunglass Hut's in Macy's department stores, with the number tripling in the last six years.   The companies said i...

by Ted Land   There are strong indicators that a region is experiencing economic prosperity -- new construction, growing population, and higher wages. Well how about Ferraris?   "I would say the Northwest region is getting more active lately," said William Howard, regional director for the Ferrari Club of America, which held their ann...

By Dan Wheat   He arrived in Wenatchee a year ago, heralded by those who hired him at Washington State University as one of the best thinkers in tree fruit physiology and production in the world. And Stefano Musacchi hasn't disappointed as endowed chair of tree fruit physiology and management at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension...