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Putting the Passion Back into Your Products: A Celebration of Today’s Artisans

In the early 19th century we saw the rise of Fordism, assembly lines and generic mass production. At the time, this was indeed a feat of ingenuity and profound efficiency, however, perhaps what Henry Ford and his productivity-minded predecessors failed to notice, was that the introduction of mass production inherently drains everything that is human from the crafting process. Artigianato e Palazzo serves as ...

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Michelangelo’s David Needs Your Help

He’s chiseled, he’s sculpted, and he’s famous. He has all the Renaissance ladies and present-day gals lined up at his door just waiting to gawk over him. Reaching about 14 feet 3 inches in height, Michelangelo’s miraculous David is one of the most impressive works of art to this day — and he could use a hand. To commemorate the 450th anniversary of Michelangelo’s death, The Florentine Press, publishing hous ...

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Sinking Our Teeth Into The Taste Food Fair

Anyone who loves food and freebies should have been at the Pitti Taste fair in Florence, Italy this weekend. If you were not, then make sure you roll your fat a** down there next year. Taste brings together high quality food and drink exhibitors from all over Italy to show off their goodies. With an abundance of food, alcohol, and sweeties being handed in unlimited quantities for a €15 entrance price, we ki ...

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