All Blog Posts Tagged 'Italy' (15)

Subway Design Declared Most Impressive in All of Europe



Born in Barcelona, Oscar Tusquets Blanca is mainly an architect, but also dabbles in a little bit of everything including design, painting, writing, furniture design, and urban planning. Recently, his firm was commissioned to design the Toledo metro station space in Naples, Italy. Their task was to create a modern design within the underground station, as well as to…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Retro American-Inspired Petrol Station in Italy



I'm sure you'd agree that gas stations look pretty much the same on every street corner. That's why we can really appreciate this design by Italian firm Damilano Studio Architects. Located in Cuneo, Italy, the station provides resting facilities, a café and a dining area, which was all inspired by retro American petrol stations. Glass walls close the shell reinforced concrete, which is cast… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

3D Pop-Up Postcards of Italy



Forget everything you know about cheesy pop-up postcards and then take a look at these. These wonderfully elegant cards of famous monuments in Italy are by Giovanni Russo. "The idea of our postcards was born in early 1992 and patented at the end of the same year," he says.



"The very first prototype was produced in Christmas 1993 with subject the Cathedral of St. Anthony in Padua… Continue

Added by alice on May 10, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Dreaming of Italy (10 photos)

New Zealand-based photographer and designer Andrew Smith of Cuba Gallery recently took a trip to Europe and came back with some exquisite shots. Using his Nikon D3 camera, Smith carefully composes his photos and then uses Adobe Lightroom 3 in post-production to take them to the next level. His photos throughout Italy are quite amazing in that they're able to transport… Continue

Added by alice on November 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Al Gatto Nero (The Black Cat) Restaurant in Burano, Italy

In a recent discussion, Eugene asked everyone what new things they would like to see here at theMET. Kevin Chung responded that he would like to see trip reports, travel adventures, and recommendations of things to see and places to… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on October 22, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Melissa Satta in Maxim Italy (10 photos)

Melissa Satta is looking somewhat inappropriate on the cover of Maxim Italy’s June 2010 issue. The 24-year-old American-born Italian model and actress was a showgirl in the Italian satirical series Striscia la notizia, and is the girlfriend of retired Italian Soccer player Christian Vieri. She was also featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Added by Eugene on June 29, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Modern Architecture: Mountain Biker's Paradise (5 pics)

Proposed by design firm Philip Modest Schambelan + Anton Fromm, Hiding in Triangles is a new hotel for bike enthusiasts that clings to the side of a mountain. Located approximately 500 meters above the northern tip of Lake Garda, Italy, the hotel seeks to attract extreme sports enthusiasts visiting the Alps.



While there are no stairs to get…

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Added by Eugene on April 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Urban Street Art: reFRESHink + Friends (12 pieces)

reFRESHink + Seacreative



I'm kind of surprised that there isn't more buzz about reFRESHink's street art. Based out of Novara, Italy, the 38-year-old artist paints eye-catching murals on city walls. Though his street art can stand on its own, every so often he'll team up with his friends and collaborate on a group piece. Called the Spruzzer Crew, the artists compliment each others…

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Added by Eugene on March 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Miniature People Need to Do Laundry Too - Slinkachu: Italy



If you were to view Slinkachu's latest piece from afar, you'd probably wonder what the hell you were looking at. Move in a little closer, and you would discover you're in the midst of another one of his classic miniature scenes. Taking place in one of the many alleyways in Grottaglie, Italy, a seemingly old couple hang their laundry on a line tied to their…

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Added by Eugene on September 8, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Modern Architecture - Art Museum Strongoli: Italy

Located on the top of Motta Grande in Calabria, Italy, the new Art Museum Strongoli in Calabria is the third Coop Himmelb(l)au project in Italy. Viewable from the city on a hilltop, the museum will not only be a cultural center but a step towards future development in Calabria, a place for cultural entertainment and recreation.



Featuring a cone-shaped design,… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Sony's BRAVIA-drome is World's Largest Zoetrope: Venaria, Italy

The Sony BRAVIA-drome was inspired by the zoetrope, a device invented in the 19th century to create short films from a series of static images. This modern day zoetrope is 33 feet (10 meters) across, spins at over 25 mph (40 kph) and is the optimal medium for demonstrating how Motionflow 240Hz technology clearly displays today’s fast-action motion pictures. A TV… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 1, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

I Love Modern Architecture - Roberto Cavalli's Color Changing House: Florence, Italy

Could you imagine throwing huge parties at this phat pad? This is the abode of designer, Roberto Cavalli, located in the hills of Florence, Italy. The color of the home can be changed to match the personality of the home owner. Magnificent colors and design by Italo Rota!!…

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Added by Eugene on November 26, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Thinking About Running From the Cops? Think Again.

It's just not fair. Lamborghini gave this special gift to the police of Bologna, Italy. The local cops refer to it as a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia Stradale.



This supercar is equipped with a computer, video camera, radio, and a holster for weapons, but in addition to standard police equipment, the Lamborghini Gallardo Polizia Stradale is equipped… Continue

Added by Eugene on November 3, 2008 at 8:18am — 3 Comments

Chewing Gum Art by Maurizio Savini: Rome, Italy

I appreciate artists that think out of the box and use mediums nobody else would ever think of. Italian artist Maurizio Savini makes these amazing sculptures with pink chewing gum and fibreglass. According to Savini, "The synthetic fleshliness of the pink color, the obsessive square shape of the product unwrapped and ready to be shred to pieces by the power of… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 9, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Body Painting and Hand-Art by Guido Daniele: Milan, Italy

Guido Daniele is an artist who lives and works in Milan, Italy. He was born in Soverato. In 1972, he graduated from Brera School of Arts, majoring in sculpture and then attended the Tankas school in Dharamsalawent, India until 1974. In 1990, he developed a body painting technique, and his work has been used in advertising images and commercials, as well as fashion…

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Added by Eugene on August 20, 2008 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

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