LIFE & PEOPLE

Valentina Castellani Quinn is not only a well-rounded artist, with a strong background in painting and fashion design, but also an intuitive and forward-thinking entrepreneur. This last quality she discovered accidentally, after the tragic and sudden death of her beloved …

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A dinner with almost 20 thousand guests, all dressed in white, and behind it the beautiful Reggia di Venaria Reale, considered the “Italian Versailles” The Palace is a former royal residence located in Venaria Reale in Piedmon and is one of …

What does one talk about when speaking with a legend?  How often does one have the opportunity to speak with an icon of San Francisco’s North Beach and beyond? And, in Italian, which he likes to call “la bella lingua”. …

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“I would like a bus similar to my house, but in motion… I want to live inside, not just to travel”. A quote from a random conversation with an American tourist has become the main source of inspiration for Tommaso …

A degree in petroleum engineering is not the usual training ground for a museum administrator. But then, Stefano Catalani, director of art, craft and design at Bellevue Arts Museum, located outside Seattle, Wash., is not your usual arts administrator. A …

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Most of the times we don’t even realize it, but while we are watching the latest great movie on the big screen or a mind-blowing series on TV, it isn’t only the images that capture our attention. Would a high-tension …

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“Despite recurring proclamations, it is […] certain that philosophy, like art, is by no means “dead.” On the contrary, it is revived in every season because it corresponds to the needs of meaning that are constantly – and often unknowingly …

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Inspiration happens in the unlikeliest of places.  It had been twenty days since Mario Esposito, a serial inventor and Microsoft engineer at that time, was going to the same coffee shop to gather his thoughts and wait for the spark …

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Meeting Chef Renato Solpietro for the first time is a happy experience.  He is passionate about life in general and Italian culture and cooking in particular.  His wife, Adrienne Davis is just as outgoing – picture a glass jar full …

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A life full of curiosity and love for arts and history: during his existence working as architect, poet, and photographer, Alfonso Carrara put all this together in order to become an empathic modernist, who used imagery to honor the truth …