I felt it was only appropriate to peek my head out after so long with news of Maserati’s centennial celebration. The roller coaster ride that has been Maserati over the last few decades has morphed into a smoother ride with the Ferrari-FIAT duopoly providing renewed energy, engineering and design to the Italian icon. After a … More Maserati hits the century mark.
My wife hates it and you probably will once you see it. I noticed it on the wrist of a flight steward during a trans-Atlantic flight on Alitalia. You know the crappy Italian airline I must always fly to get to Rome direct to visit my parents and in-laws as well as the extended family. … More Camo In, Camo Out.
Buzz about The Minimal Backpack by Outlier and the fact that I like supporting local NYC business roped me into getting one on back order in early December after the first batch sold out like hot cakes. When I got back from Rome after the holidays, there it was waiting for me. I wasn’t sure … More The “Fuggedaboutit” Backpack by Outlier
I chose to write this post in Italian first and then translate it into English since most readers here on tumblr are not Italian you can just scroll down to the English translation. It is only right to honor a beautiful documentary about Naples and some of the great Neapolitan tailors in a language that … More O’mast: Pride and Passion.
I wanted to add my two cents to Guido Wongolini’s recent comment about sprezzatura vs. wabi-sabi. The reason sprezzatura does not resonate with me either (and frankly I do not understand the States-side obsession with it among “menswear” enthusiasts) is the lack of natural poise that it implies (think of the duck on a pond … More Sprezzatura, Wabi-sabi and the future of men’s style in Italy
As some of you may know, I have been much more active on my tumblr recently as I struggle to keep awake and work and blog while surviving the birth of my second son. The sleep deprivation is well known to those of you who are parents, especially of newborns. I enjoy tumblr because, much … More No Country For Old Guys (Like Me).
In 2008, Piero Lissoni gave an interview in which he talks about his philosophy on the office, architects and the work his firm has done around the world. Lissoni is known for his simple and minimalist designs. What is impressive about Lissoni is that he overseas projects in their entirety (conceptualization, art direction, design, production … More Piero Lissoni’s Alessi Tic watch almost 10 years later