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Arts & Culture

Horst, or Timeless Beauty


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Food & Leisure

A Silver Oddity





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World Bulletin

The Sky Over Berlin


Story Map

Arts & Culture

horst exhibition london

11.09.2014 / Arts & Culture

Horst, or Timeless Beauty

Over 250 photographs, lots of original vintage prints, haute couture items, magazines, videos and other objects: the amazing retrospective on Horst...

penguin

03.09.2014 / Arts & Culture

It’s Only Words

Once upon a time there were those convenient pocket-size phrasebooks teaching you how to say the basic stuff – from...

calcioretro

20.08.2014 / Arts & Culture

Old School Soccer

Italians and the game of soccer – this is definitely a longtime love affair, deep-rooted in the history of the...


summerbinge

04.08.2014 / Arts & Culture

A Short Guide to Summer Binge-Watching

Binge-watching is certainly something you have found yourself doing at some point, maybe when you were off sick from work...

donnemare

31.07.2014 / Arts & Culture

Mermaids

Once upon a time in Hékura, an island off the Western coast of Japan, there was a whole army of...

prager

30.07.2014 / Arts & Culture

Life Turned Art

Do you remember the last scene from the film 8 ½ by Federico Fellini, the one with all the characters...


toledano

16.07.2014 / Arts & Culture

Things Fathers Don’t Say

They say that you will be moved to tears as soon as you see your newborn. They say that you...

cars_films

15.07.2014 / Arts & Culture

Of Cars and Films

The Chevrolet Nova from Pulp Fiction, the yellow checker taxicab from Taxi Driver, Goldfinger‘s Aston Martin, the RV from Breaking...

serpentine

01.07.2014 / Arts & Culture

Floating on Kensington Gardens

Chilean architect Smiljan Radic is the author of the new temporary Serpentine Gallery Pavilion  that was unveiled a few days...


piatti

23.06.2014 / Arts & Culture

A Matter of Tableware

What makes a table truly sophisticated and unique? Some nicely presented food, a simple and freshly ironed linen tablecloth, maybe...

toolkit

18.06.2014 / Arts & Culture

Surviving Everyday Life

Can a book save our life? Probably not, but this box set of everyday survival guides can certainly add a...

collins

02.06.2014 / Arts & Culture

Observing the Crowd

We really love the free events at the Museum of London, especially when they have to do with beautiful and...


opera_japan

19.05.2014 / Arts & Culture

Italian Opera in Tokyo

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, soon on tour in Japan, is one of Italy’s best and most respected opera houses....

maps-to-the-stars

14.05.2014 / Arts & Culture

Attack on the Star System

David Cronenberg’s latest work, Maps to the Stars – the story of a disfuntional Hollywood family – was selected In...

damon

22.04.2014 / Arts & Culture

Damon Albarn’s Solo Debut

Everyday Robots, Damon Albarn’s first solo album, is going to be released on April 28, three years after the last...


mad-men

16.04.2014 / Arts & Culture

Don Drapers’ Very Last Season

After 6 amazing seasons, one of the most innovative TV series is about to end. Mad Men‘s seventh season, which debuted...

facades

14.04.2014 / Arts & Culture

Architecture & Fashion in Historic New York

Take a historic building in New York City and shoot a model dressed in a period costume beloging to the...

corals

10.04.2014 / Arts & Culture

The Slow Life of Corals

Life has a very broad spectrum of speeds. Kilometers underground, under the ocean, a simple event such as a cell...


MVW

09.04.2014 / Arts & Culture

The Way We Were

This week, ‘design’ is the most pronounced word in Milan. As usual, the city’s population has exponentially increased on the...

daguerre

02.04.2014 / Arts & Culture

Objects of Wonder

A hundred portraits of 19th century Americans from a time when taking a picture was a long, slow, meticulous process...

Noir

27.03.2014 / Arts & Culture

The Berlin Wall Comes to Shoreditch

Have you ever seen those huge, colorful faces painted on a section of what remains of the Berlin Wall along...


flaneur

24.03.2014 / Arts & Culture

Getting Lost in the City

An idler, an explorer, a saunterer, an observer and a fine connoisseur of the street. What exactly is a  flâneur?...

window_house

19.03.2014 / Arts & Culture

A View on the Sea

It may not be the tiniest house in the world, but it certainly is impressively small. The Window House is...

mungo

12.03.2014 / Arts & Culture

Old School Textiles

A seaside town in South Africa, a bunch of 19th century Hattersley looms, an artisan who collects antique weaving books,...


nunes

05.03.2014 / Arts & Culture

The Art of Everyday Objects

A pair of scissors that we sometimes use to cut paper, whole grain biscuits that we crunch absent-mindedly, bath towels,...

streetmuseum

03.03.2014 / Arts & Culture

London, Now and Then

Over the course of its turbulent history, London has changed many times.  And if there’s a place where you can...

chineasy

18.02.2014 / Arts & Culture

Understanding China

Have you ever thought of learning Chinese? The Chinese language has long been considered the most difficult major language to...


mudchute

04.02.2014 / Arts & Culture

Metropolitan Wool

Would you ever have imagined being able to buy wool that is reared and sheared right in the heart of...

ORSI

03.02.2014 / Arts & Culture

Teddy Stories

If only our old teddy bears could talk… The silent witnesses and constant companions of our childhood probably know more...

van

29.01.2014 / Arts & Culture

Away from the City

The sky and the sea, the coastline slowly diving into the water, a boundless horizon fading into the starry night....


london_cloth

23.01.2014 / Arts & Culture

Made in Britain

Made In Italy is universally recognised as a brand representing high quality of materials and manufacture. It seems natural, then,...

parco_scienza

22.01.2014 / Arts & Culture

The House of Science

Promoting the benefits brought to society by science and technology and offering to the whole community the chance to actively...

mostre

23.12.2013 / Arts & Culture

The Festivities Art Agenda

Christmas day is usually spent with the family, but what about the holidays? If you’re planning a mini break or...


movies

19.12.2013 / Arts & Culture

10 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

Sofa, remote control, blanket, a cup of tea and some leftovers from your Christmas Eve dinner. Come on, after all...

edvarie

17.12.2013 / Arts & Culture

Oxygen for the Mind

A small gallery and independent bookstore, as well as an anchor for emerging artists, a home to the contemporary art...

mouzannar

02.12.2013 / Arts & Culture

Exoticism and Accuracy

Collecting the atmosphere of her own land, the story of her family and the inspirations she gathered through her personal...


london

28.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

London Celebrates Fashion

London has always been a city with a high creative spirit. Known for its underground movements, it actually benefits from...

before

27.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

Pure Humanity

It almost seems inconceivable, and yet there are tribesmen in the world who live their lives as if the last...

dylan

25.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

Dylan Goes Interactive

On July 20, 1965, Bob Dylan released his most successful single ever, Like a Rolling Stone, a long, folk-rock, provocative...


morrissey

19.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

Autobiography

Apparently, when it comes to selling his autobiography Morrissey can do better than Keith Richards. As a matter of fact, his...

pierdom

18.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

Victorian Remains

A long wood and iron structure with a somewhat Baroque outline jutting out into the sea. That’s a very familiar...

casamuseo

13.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

An Unconventional Museum

An old private house facing the harbour in a small Japanese village inhabited by an aging population and Japan’s most...


omega

06.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

Education Within Everyone’s Reach

The name is Omega, like the very last letter of the Greek alphabet, but this story is one about absolute...

agenda

05.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

The November Art Agenda

This month we are going to take you on a virtual tour through the most interesting international photo exhibitions of...

clutches

04.11.2013 / Arts & Culture

Wearable Wood

Is there anything smarter, more timeless or resilient than wood? That’s what the designers at Tel Aviv textile design and...


lou

30.10.2013 / Arts & Culture

In Memory of a Rock Legend

Lou Reed’s story, the one about a little Jewish kid from Long Island turned into one of the most brilliant,...

mostre_ottobre

10.10.2013 / Arts & Culture

The October Art Agenda

Here comes a new season of great exhibitions and art events. We’ve been hunting for something special and unique, virtually...

karen

01.10.2013 / Arts & Culture

Hybrid Objects

There are different stories and diverse inspirations behind the charming objects designed and created by Karen Chekerdjian, Lebanon’s best loved...


lol

24.09.2013 / Arts & Culture

London Original Loft

Despite the global crisis, property prices in London are continuing their stratospheric ascent, and the housing market is overheating. Yet...

Untitled

17.09.2013 / Arts & Culture

Bow Tie Revisited

Is there anything smarter, more classic or perfect than a well-cut bow tie? A nice papillon is a timeless staple...

hinde

16.09.2013 / Arts & Culture

Postcards from the Past

John Hinde was a most peculiar character – a failed circus entrepreneur married to a trapeze-artist and the great-grandson of...


salinger

12.09.2013 / Arts & Culture

A Sequel to Catcher in the Rye

Could one of the world’s best-loved novels possibly have a sequel? J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye is not just...

comptoir

11.09.2013 / Arts & Culture

Paris and the Ghetto

On Saturday evenings, there is often a long queue at 80, Quai de Jemmapes in Paris, right along the Seine....

guerra-chimica

10.09.2013 / Arts & Culture

A Brief History of Chemical Warfare

On the eve of a likely attack on Syria strongly supported by US President Obama and grounded on the proven,...


design

27.08.2013 / Arts & Culture

Design to Improve Life

60 finalists from 73 different countries, selected among over 1,000 designers competing for a prize of 500,000 euros. Based in...

aldridge

22.08.2013 / Arts & Culture

Beauty and Neurosis

Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, considered the heir to Richard Avedon, has two exhibition celebrating his art this summer (until the...

cheapchic

08.08.2013 / Arts & Culture

Cheap & Chic

Travelling on a budget does not necessarily mean choosing dull destinations or spending your nights at shabby hotels. The ability...


taranta

07.08.2013 / Arts & Culture

A Night in Apulia

Notte della Taranta is Italy’s biggest festival and one of Europe’s most important events dedicated to traditional culture. Based in...

biennale

05.08.2013 / Arts & Culture

The Encyclopedic Palace

Italian-born American folk artist Marino Auriti had a project: an imaginary museum that was meant to house all worldly knowledge....

teatro_marinoni

24.07.2013 / Arts & Culture

Theatre as a Common Good

There is a theatre in Venice which seems to have risen from the ashes – and it is not La...


kanye

09.07.2013 / Arts & Culture

Yeezus, Kanye West’s Irregular Hip Hop

Hard and uncompromised, one of the most eagerly awaited albums of the year, the work of the greatest hip hop...

startup2

01.07.2013 / Arts & Culture

Highlights from the Start Up Festival

As we announced a few weeks ago, here are a few highlights from the Start Up Festival in Vicenza, which...

wagner

24.06.2013 / Arts & Culture

An Essential Wagnerian Discography

On the bicentenary of Richard Wagner’s birth (just like we did some days ago with Giuseppe Verdi) here’s a list...


library

17.06.2013 / Arts & Culture

Six Libraries All Bookworms Should Visit

Dusty shelves, old books turned yellow, cranky librarians. Although technology is changing everything in the book world, this is still...

fuksas

13.06.2013 / Arts & Culture

Architecture of Memory

Giving Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas the task to design the new headquarters of the National French Archives is yet another...

verdi

12.06.2013 / Arts & Culture

An Essential Verdian Discography

This year, both Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner celebrate bicentenaries. Everyboby has heard their names but as for their works,...


startup

05.06.2013 / Arts & Culture

Start Up Festival: Culture in the Digital Era

In the time of the Internet, ‘start up’ is a synonym for resourcefulness, innovation, experimentation. And that’s exactly what Start...

mostre

15.05.2013 / Arts & Culture

The Summer Art Agenda

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum In the summer of  79 AD, Pompeii and Herculaneum, two cities on the...

salone_libro

14.05.2013 / Arts & Culture

The International Book Fair in Turin

In spite of the huge crisis of the publishing industry, the International Book Fair in Turin is back again for...


amsterdam

13.05.2013 / Arts & Culture

Amsterdam’s New Museum Scene

The year 2013 began with a couple of good news for the city of Amsterdam. Thanks to the plentiful inventments...

gloster

22.04.2013 / Arts & Culture

Nordic Design, Mediterranean Relaxation

Clean lines, light colors and natural materials. In other words, Nordic design. That’s what Gloster, the Danish brand focusing on...

perfect_pencil

12.04.2013 / Arts & Culture

SegnoD)segno: Faber-Castell at Fuori Salone

Who has not used a Faber-Castell pencil at least once? This historic international brand is a cult to anyone who...


swiss_corner

11.04.2013 / Arts & Culture

Switzerland in Milan

There’s more to Switzerland than snow, chocolate and Heidi’s red cheeks. That’s what the guys at the Swiss Chamber of...

jt

02.04.2013 / Arts & Culture

The Timberlake Hurricane

Some people go for a ‘soft’ comeback. Take David Bowie, who recently announced his unexpected new album with just a...

mostre

28.03.2013 / Arts & Culture

The Spring Art Agenda

Barocci, Brilliance and Grace Here’s the very first monographic exhibition outside of Italy devoted to one of the major and...


cinema

21.03.2013 / Arts & Culture

The New Horizons of Polish Cinema

Remember those half-empty art movie theaters where they used to screen old and new niche movies that did not make...

emirati

13.03.2013 / Arts & Culture

Arts and the Emirates

Life in the Emirates is a synonym for luxury and richness. Yet, is there anything else you can do when...

bowie_is

12.03.2013 / Arts & Culture

David Bowie Is

Forty years ago, dressed in a striking costume, his hair dyed red and his face white with makeup, a young...


dezeen

18.02.2013 / Arts & Culture

Designer’s Stuff

Established in November 2006 as a new, accessible form of design journalism and criticism based on the then-new blog format,...

louvre_lens

13.02.2013 / Arts & Culture

The Louvre Goes to the Provinces

Five buildings of aluminium and glass, 49 acres, ten years of works, an investment of 150 thousand euros and a...

middleeast

12.02.2013 / Arts & Culture

The Middle East Through a Lens

Powerful, persuasive, immediate and accessible. Photography is one of the most amazing means of expression for contemporary artists wishing to...


montreal

07.02.2013 / Arts & Culture

A Model Museum

The Montreal Museum of fine art is an authentic institution: founded in 1860, it is the oldest in Quebec, it...

trashed

06.02.2013 / Arts & Culture

The Story of Garbage

We buy it, bury it, burn it and eventually we ignore it. Garbage is the one protagonist of Trashed, an...

kitty_pryde

04.02.2013 / Arts & Culture

Teenage Rapper

Who’s Kitty Pryde? For those who know Marvel Comics, and particularly the X-Men, she’s a young mutant, a friend of...


mostre_febbraio

30.01.2013 / Arts & Culture

Spring Art Agenda

The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein The 15th and 16th centuries were a time of dramatic change in Northern Europe....

impossible_living

29.01.2013 / Arts & Culture

A Geography of Decay

Mapping the abandoned buildings scattered around Italy and the rest of the world through a Web App. Building a virtual...

euromilano

23.01.2013 / Arts & Culture

The New Face of Milan

Rethinking the spaces of the city and offering new opportunities for a change through promotion of the local areas: that’s...


kubrick

21.01.2013 / Arts & Culture

Deconstructing Stanley

Everything you always wanted to know about Stanley Kubrick (but were afraid to ask): LACMA in Los Angeles is hosting...

bowie

14.01.2013 / Arts & Culture

An Unexpected Comeback

Throughout his long career, David Bowie has often surprised his own public with countless changes in style and look –...

minibiblioteche

03.01.2013 / Arts & Culture

Street Libraries

There are 13.659 payphones on the streets of New York City, and over 17 milllion cellphones. Are public telephones an...





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