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The Rossimoda Footwear Museum: shoes, women, and views of the world

The one thousand five hundred models on display at the Footwear Museum in Stra (Venice) tell a story that is almost 70 years long. The...

Sepo and Noveltex: from advertisement to art

Severo Pozzati (1895-1983), also known as Sepo – pronounced “Sepò” as it would be in French – was a painter and advertisement poster artist...

Giovanni Mingozzi and Barbisio hats

Giovanni Mingozzi – the Bologna-born illustrator who went by Atla, a pseudonym that also became the name of the advertisement agency he founded in...

“I vestiti dei sogni”, dreamy costumes in Rome

The clothes that populate our dreams have materialized for an exhibition in Rome’s Palazzo Braschi, ending on March 22. They are the film costumes...

The nine pathways of Vicenza’s Jewelry Museum

Bracelet, ring, necklace, earring, jewel, gem, pearl... these are the protagonists of some beautiful tales in Vicenza’s Jewelry Museum. The word “jewel” itself has...

NONOSTANTE MARRAS

In the end Antonio Marras has given in, and given his consent to the opening of “Nonostante Marras” (literally, “Despite Marras”) in Milan. As...

Opificio JM in Prato

Opificio JM, in Prato (Tuscany), is John Malkovich’s concept store. It is not the first time that the star’s initials are lent to the...

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After the slopes of the Dolomites, après-ski by LOOX

by Barbara Palladino LOOX is an après-ski hotspot, at the station at the foot of the Obereggen Latemar ski and trekking area in the Dolomites. It...

The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...