• Interviews

    Popolo Boys: Flavio Carnevale and Fabio Dore - restaurant entrepreneurs

    For me when the customer says 'thank you, it was a fantastic night, it was amazing food and service' and leaves the restaurant happy, this is a big achievement. I make sure I shake their hands when they arrive and when they leave and I'll go over to their table nearly 20 times to make sure everything is OK. I want perfection.

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  • Interviews

    Megan Gale - Creative Director of swimwear brand Isola, model, actress, mother

    It would have been very easy for me to have gone, 'no this is too hard, it's too scary, I'm going to go back to Perth'. But something in me kept persisting. One of the times when returning home I remember my Dad saying to me, 'are you sure you want to keep putting yourself through this? We'll support you whatever decision you make, but modelling seems to be really, really hard' and I said, 'I can't explain it, there is something in me that is telling me to do this, I can't put my finger on what it is that's driving me, but I have to keep going'.

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  • 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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  • Interviews

    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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  • Interviews

    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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  • Interviews

    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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Travel

Enchanted Palace Event

A must not miss during Venice Carnivale

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Food & Wine

Da Orazio Pizza & Porchetta

Naples comes to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia

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Art & Design

Maurizio Sergio Golotta

Melbourne based artist

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Fashion & Lifestyle

Isola Swimwear

created by Megan Gale

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Recipe of the Week

Kingfish Crudo with Squid Ink Mayonnaise

by Emanuele Pagliarini - week 3

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Competition

WIN a Venice Print

in celebration of Carnevale di Venezia

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