The Artful Gentleman is a Kickstarter project by Jake Wall & Nate Johnson, who create personalized suits, shirting and separates for both men and women.
This strawberry mascarpone cake combines fresh, in season fruit with tart, creamy mascarpone cream on a sweet, sponge sandwich. It might look complicated, but with instructions from Leela on She Simmers, the cake is a breeze to make.
* Simply choose fruit that is in season at your local market to personalise this beautiful dessert, instructions available on She Simmers
For the eco-concious book enthusiast, comes the Greenbook from Italian design company, Nautinox Living. The integrated planter, trellis and bookcase allows you to bring the outside into your apartment, improving atmosphere and air quality.
Directory: Nautinox Living
As the heat of Summer seems to get more intense the closer we get to Autumn, contemplating cooking just seems to drain the energy from me.
So I found this wonderful recipe from PBS for a grilled Feta cheese and pesto pizza. You can make it with pre made pizza bases if you are feeling especially lazy or make your own bases. Throw it in the grill, dress your husband as an Italian waiter and pretend you are holidaying in the Italian Riviera.
*PBS’s simple grilled Feta cheese and pesto pizza can be found on their food site
After being smoldered in the Swiss forest for many hours, these pieces of wood are transformed from ordinary raw wood to easily carved charcoal.
Italian couple Andrea Bocelli and fiancé/ manager Veronica Berti have welcomed a little sister for Andrrea’s two elder boys from a previous marriage. The lucky little girl has been named Virginia, and was seranaded by her tenor father just minutes after her birth.
See more pictures of baby Virginia on Contact Music
Despite being one of the most famous centres of fashion, design and all round beautiful people, Milan is actually one of the most polluted cities in the Italy. The solution would be to plant more trees, but you can’t do that if space is already at a premium, so what do you do? You do what every city planner has done since cities existed, you go up. And that is exactly what Stefano Boeri did, he designed the worlds first vertical gardens.
These aren’t a proposal or some pie in the sky concept, they’re under construction as of November last year. The vertical gardens have even been mentioned in the Harvard Design Magazine where they were called “dreamily utopian”.
Italian design company, Alessi has always been known for it’s simple, beautiful design, from the iconic kettle to the decorative stainless steel juicer, and the Alessi stainless steel serving bowl is no different. Designed by Carlo Mazzeri & Anselmo Vitale in the early 1960s, this mirror polished, 18/10 satin finished bowl is perfect for serving pasta or salads. Alessi was started over ninety years ago making crafted products in metal for eating and drinking, and the current manager, Alberto Alessi who took over in the 1980s, still sits at the helm of this innovative company.