When: Thursday, May 19 at 6pm CT - Register for the online Webinar at this link. Delimiting, separating, excluding, and isolating—at times architectural structures have implicitly reinforced the nature/culture divide that has not only defined our daily activities but that has also shaped our anthropocentric conception. This lecture focuses on selec...

After his ateliers in Pietrasanta (Italy) and Casa de Campo (Dominican Republic), sculptor Jo Endoro is ready to land in the USA. The inauguration of AM House art gallery (257 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables) is scheduled for April 30th, 2022. For the Italian artist, who has been active in Europe, South America, and the USA, this is an important recognit...

New York’s newest day spa is now open to the public on Governors Island — with a level of decadence its former inhabitants could only dream of. The island’s abandoned Army barracks and officers’ family quarters were transformed into the new spa, dubbed QC NY, by CEO Andrea Quadrio Curzio. His 74,000-square-foot wellness palace cost an eye-popping $...

When the pandemic arrived in 2020, Roberto Visani didn't just hole up with a new puppy or sourdough starter. He got to work on an art project that would span 19th-century history and 21st-century design technology. Over the next two years, the Brooklyn-based artist created a collection of sculptures that is nothing short of remarkable, both aesthet...

Superheroes are ubiquitous in today’s world: they are everywhere, from comics to movie franchises, from commercials to video games. Children dress up like them, adults enjoy watching or reading about their struggle to defeat evil and let good triumph.  The American superhero is a modern product. Many of them were created after the end of the Second...

Filigree is magic: gold or silver threads, twisted together to create ephemeral shapes and delicate patterns. There is something so incredibly alluring in filigree jewelry, perhaps because it is such an ancient tradition and one so strongly tied to our peninsula, too.  However, today, the art of filigree has almost disappeared, and only one center...

“The Buccellati story is an Italian story of beauty,” says Alba Cappellieri, who curated the Assouline book Buccellati: A Century of Timeless Beauty, celebrating the 100 years of the house’s history. “More specifically, it is a Milanese story, one that symbolizes the city’s creativity, its craft smanship, its traditions and its adventurous, innovat...

A great dealership experience is a sure-fire way of gaining loyal customers and repeat business. Just ask Lincoln. A luxury boutique based in Arizona is raking in the dough with its unique approach to sales; one couple strolled in and placed an impromptu order for a $120,000 Navigator. Those vying for attention in the luxury segment know just how i...

What a movie, Casablanca. The cinematography, the aesthetics, the music, the actors, of course. Who doesn’t have in mind Humphrey Bogart, dark and handsome, with his fedora hat and trench coat, in the famous airport scene where he says goodbye to Ilsa, interpreted by Ingrid Bergman? That hat, that fedora, was a Borsalino.  Borsalino: a name that be...

ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and the Italian Trade Agency are organising an Italian Pavilion of 17 Italian machinery builders at Techtextil North America in Atlanta from May 17-19. ACIMIT members taking part are 4M Plants, Aeris, Arioli, Computer House, Fadis, Flainox, Guarneri Technology, Ima, Kairos Engineer...