When I returned to New York after being away for winter break, I was looking forward to one thing in particular: food. The restaurants in the city are arguably some of the best in the world, and if I’m being honest, were a major reason why I chose to go to college here. A week before flying back I made a reservation at what I thought was one of the...

The phrase “Made in Italy” conjures up images of sexy cars and impossibly sleek chairs and lamps—a sophisticated industrial aesthetic that began to be forged in the 1950s. But in the late 1960s and 1970s things got weird: A sofa that looks like oversized fake grass, a chair that looks like a cartoonish toppled column, a lamp with an umbrella for a...

We know by now that the makers of the world’s supercars, led by Porsche, have turned their design and engineering skills to the SUV. This is not a new trend, and while it initially horrified purists, most car lovers would say it’s a positive thing. Still, it was a bit bracing a few years back to see Maserati introduce its SUV, the Levante—maybe it’...

The strength of Nivola in New York: Figure in Field, running until March 15 at the Cooper Union, lies not in treasures borrowed from distant museums but in the focus on much unlikelier sites: in Brooklyn, Tottenville, Brighton Beach, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and in Jamaica, Queens. Of course, there are excellent, rarely seen models, paintings, and sketc...

Kate LoMedico Marriott, the 29-year-old artist behind history’s most exhaustive reconstructions of heteromorph ammonites and multiple visual conservation projects, has been inducted into the world’s most elite alliance for ocean artists, the Ocean Artists Society. The Ocean Artists Society, or OAS, was founded by legendary ocean painter Wyland, who...

Dawn Mello, former president of Bergdorf Goodman, died on Sunday morning at her home in New York. As president of Berdorf in the 1980s, Mello helped transform the department store from a carriage trade retailer into an emporium of the world’s most sought-after labels, introducing Americans to now-household names such as Michael Kors, Fendi and Arma...

Tuesday evening, the Consulate General of Italy hosted an important reception, Italy@NYC, in collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission, to celebrate Italian Style and the participation of the best in Italian fashion in New York Fashion Week 2020 and the Coterie Fashion Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The reception was attended by the Italian...

Giulia Zoavo is an Italian-born, Brooklyn-based graphic designer and illustrator. After several years spent working as a graphic designer in Italy, in 2016 she quit her job to pursue her passion for illustration. One year later she started collaborating with the creative agency Sagmeister&Walsh and moved to New York City to follow her dreams. While...

The wooden horses, lions, tigers and giraffes of the DeAngelis Carousel have spun all over the South Shore. The all-wood menagerie captivated local children from Pembroke to Stoughton to Houghs Neck through the '20s, '30s, '40s and into the '50s, until its original owner died and the carousel sat aging and unused in a Quincy home for several decade...

Italians in Italy embrace a slower pace of life, which explains the extended lunches and partaking in a daily aperitivo. The idea of the Italian aperitivo, is a quintessential Italian concept in step with living la dolce vita. It enhances the spirit of connecting with family and friends, to have good conversation and stimulate the appetite. Typical...