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Europeans are the most perfect people on Earth

In case you didn't already know, this week Florence hosts Pitti Uomo, a giant fashion trade show event, unlike anything you've ever seen. But the clothes aren't the thing to die for...it's the people. They are perfect. And gorgeous. And you will fall in love. Lucky for you, I've made this a little easier by dividing it into three sections: the men, the women, and the couples. So take your pick. **WARNING: y ...

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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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