Friday, June 5, 2015

On the Street…East 10th St., New York


Thursday, June 4, 2015

On the Street…Varanasi, India


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Reading List…Antiques In Italian Interiors Volume II



It’s so odd that when I flip through a book like this, Antiques In Italian Interiors Vol II, I get lost in imagining what it must have been like to actually live in these spaces.


I don’t get so caught up in the chair designs or the frescos on the wall, but instead I think, how fun it must have been to create a space like this.


And unlike modern design which is so minimalist right now, I love the mix of colors and texture and pattern. It really is an education in truly beautiful design. Design for no other effect than beauty and to make a great impression on the viewer. There’s very little “form follows function” in this book and a lot of “bella figura,” (beautiful shape).


When I go to Florence this month I hope to meet with Mario Ciampi, maybe he’ll have a few interesting stories from photos in this book.



Book Details:

Antiques In Italian Interiors Volume II

By Roberto Valeriani

Photographs by Mario Ciampi

Published by Verba Volant Ltd.





Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On the Street…Essex St., New York


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

On the Street….Lafayette St., New York


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

On the Street…Grand St., New York


Monday, June 1, 2015

On the Street…Lafayette St., New York


Friday, May 29, 2015

On the Street…Mott St., New York

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Sartorialist X Tod’s

TodsScott_0376I find the best collaborations are always with the companies I know best, and that I personally wear myself. Tod’s is a perfect example of this.


I’ve worn Tod’s boots across the streets and sidewalks of the world, and with the introduction of the Marlin, I hope to add a few boardwalks and boats with a few villas scattered in-between.TodsGiovanni8B1133

As you’ll see in the following set of images, I’m not alone. Tod’s gave me a chance to capture some of my friends and acquaintances across a two month period to try and understand how they personally epitomize the expanding concept of international Italian style.




 Click here to see more shots on the Tod’s Website

Thursday, May 28, 2015

On the Street…Crosby St., New York