Silvia Campello didn’t set out to take over her family business. The Chief Executive Officer of the luxury, Italian intimate apparel brand, Cosabella, was an avid student who studied both business and pre-med as an undergrad (which she finished in three years), and then went on to study ballet at the Sorbonne during a gap year. “I was conflicted, s...

Companies that build performance sports cars, trying to sell steak and sizzle at the same time, continue to offer vehicles that increasingly erase the space between street cars and track cars. McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche all build vehicles now that are street legal but track-ready, for the driver who either wants to take his or her Eu...

Radical: Italian Design, 1965–1985, from the Dennis Freedman Collection is the unusual, fascinating new show at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. The “Radical movement” — composed of young Italian artists, teachers, and architects — was a fleeting, disorganized one, with more than a few aesthetic bomb throwers. Prepare for an abundance of fun, even...

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln. Houston, TX Since 2000, the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has granted over $230,000 in scholarships to college students. Each year, new scholarships are awarded via the several scholarship opportunities the ICC...

Just completed, Eighty Seven Park in Miami is Renzo Piano’s first residential commission in the United States. The Pritzker Prize winner, known for his cultural interventions around the globe, imagined an architecture that creates the illusion of a floating building above the ocean and park. With interiors designed by RDAI in Paris, known for their...

When I moved to New York in 2002, I tried the nine-to-five corporate job life, but it just wasn’t for me. At night, I started working as a promoter with some of the high-profile clubs in the city, such as Bungalow 8, Cain, and the old Marquis. Coming from a small city in Italy, I was eager to explore New York, and I really enjoyed being able to be...

Saturday, March 7, 2020: 4 p.m.–6 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts - Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection. Film Screening: SuperDesign (Directed by Francesca Molteni, Italy, 2017, 62 minutes) SuperDesign retraces the history and...

Maserati is in the midst of yet another reinvention, and the current plan is to breathe new life into the brand via a fleet of new electrified vehicles. In an announcement about its future strategy, the automaker also revealed a few key details about a second SUV offering. The new SUV is expected to slot under the larger Levante, and apparently, it...

Compie 89 anni la “nave più bella del mondo”. La Marina Militare celebra l’Amerigo Vespucci, varata il 22 febbraio del 1931, ancora oggi ammirata Nave Scuola ancora in servizio, in Italia e all’estero. Per celebrare l’importante compleanno, la Marina ha pubblicato il resoconto della cerimonia del 22 febbraio 1931 quando, alla presenza delle autorit...

Italian railway company Salini announced that it won the giant high speed train project tender in the USA. This tender of $ 5,9 billion consists of a package that includes the design, construction and maintenance of the high-speed train line between Houston and Dallas. 386 km long line The design works of the high speed train line between Dallas an...