• Interviews

    Pietro Russo - product designer

    My ideas are very artisanal, I like to have full control over a piece. I am like a child, I don't want to let go of any part of the process. I feel better when I am working with artisans, because you speak about simple things in life. And the process is so collaborative. You experiment, you draw, you design, you experiment. You touch the object. You get your hands dirty. It is all about the process.

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    Dante Ferretti - Academy Award winning production designer, costume designer and art director

    I decided when I was thirteen years old that I wanted to be a designer in film... every afternoon I went to see movies in my town. Instead of going to study I went to see movies. I told my father that I wanted to be a designer, and that he has to support my decision to go to fine arts school. He said 'Dante why do you need to leave? I want to leave my factory to you.' I said 'Father you are better to sell your factory, because if you leave it to me it will fall apart. I have another dream.

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    Alessio Alessi - of the Alessi brand; objects for the home

    I love the mountains. I go skiing and hiking with my mountain dogs. I have eight dogs. In fact everyone here knows how to ski and navigate the mountains. There is nothing more inspiring than being alone surrounded by the enormity of the mountains. The goal is always to reach the top but you need to tackle the mountains step by step. I am so connected with nature and if you look at the birth of the Alessi brand, so is the brand. It was born out of creating stainless steel products from these very mountains. I guess you could liken running the company to mountain climbing. You set the goals and move forward step by step and eventually you get to the top.

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    Rossano Ferretti - Hair stylist

    I am famous because I invented the invisible haircut, girls come to us with chopped hair or a classic bob, we cut their hair and they say, ' Finally I am free. Before I had a haircut, now I feel beautiful.' There is a big difference between having a haircut and feeling beautiful."

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    Luca Gnecchi Ruscone - founder of L.G.R sunglasses

    I always knew I wanted to go down my own path. I remember my grandfather saying 'Luca you can do anything in this world, you can clean the floor, you can clean the toilet, but if you are really good at it you are going to be successful'

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  • Interviews

    Caterina Valente - owner of The Locarno Hotel, Rome

    Two writers I know both stayed at our hotel and met by chance and when they accidentally met, one said to the other 'Oh hello, how are you? I was looking for you. I want to talk to you about this project.' There was a theatre project and they started to talk. They ate spaghetti together at our bar, and a theatre show came out of it. We are very happy when the Locarno is the start for many things. We are convinced that we bring luck to people who start artistic endeavours.

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Travel

Streets of Rome this Christmas

with photographer Tommaso Renzoni

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Food & Wine

Portsea Polo, Australia

Peroni

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Art & Design

Mio Karo

Fine rugs

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Fashion & Lifestyle

Bring 'Italy' into your home

Italian homewares we love

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Recipe of the Week

Pizza Fritta

with Dan Pepperell - week 3

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Competition

WIN a Venice Print

in celebration of Carnevale di Venezia

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