Hello Kitty The Show

A theatrical production celebrates everyone's favorite cartoon feline Hello Kitty

The first theatrical performance to immortalize the Japanese icon, Hello Kitty The Show is a collaboration between Italian school of performing arts Mas and Hello Kitty creator Sanrio, currently on view at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan through 28 February 2010. In a surreal setting, the show tells the simple but universal story of three girls, each with their own passion but seemingly destined to …

Platform 3.17

The incredible story of how a group of Italian companies rebuilt a devastated town

When a devastating earthquake hit L’Aquila in April of 2009, Italian civil service agency the Civil Protection launched the C.A.S.E. Project to rebuild safe, high quality homes. Employing 16 Italian companies to design and build these new houses, the book “Platform 3.17” tells the incredible story of a creative and constructive process where innovation met craftsmanship through tragic circumstances. One of the master carpenters, Wood …

Riva Yacht Boatyard

CH recently had the rare chance to spend a day at Riva's befitting headquarters and boatyard in Sarnico, a small village in northern Italy on the shores of the beautiful Lake Iseo. (Click on images for enlarged view.) Steeped in history, the Riva story begins with Pietro Riva, a carpenter who in 1842 moved to Lake Como and began a family boat-building business that would …