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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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Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...