Brusnengo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Biella in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Turin and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northeast of Biella. Attested as Bruxniengo, Bruxenengo and Bruxinango, it could link to "burn" or to a Germanic name, not well identified. The citizens Brusnenghesi, a proud and hard-working people, who over the centuries has distinguished themselves for the courage and the desire to start again that has led many villagers to migrate, even very far, in search of luck. Having family members far away was normal, they explain, but for this reason a lady had a very original idea, which is still remembered in the village today. Nina Talocchino was her name, which in the mid-1900s decided to collect the news of Brusnengo, and of nearby Roasio, in a newspaper that soon began to reach all the Brusnenghesi scattered around the globe: La Voce di Brusnengo. We then continue to discover the country, a town divided into several cantons, some of which are small miniature villages in whose streets you can still breathe the past, between the brick walls and the steps that seem to await the return of the departed fellow villagers. The sacred buildings seem to be the most important, the Parish Church of Saints Pieto and Paolo or the small church of San Bernardo, make us understand how much faith is present in the community that preserves them with devotion, keeping as much as possible the Renaissance decorations of the past. With the Rive Rosse Team you can go to the discovery of the surrounding area, in a breathtaking setting, by mountain bike until you reach the Madonna degli Angeli, a small church located on a hill where you can enjoy a unique and suggestive panorama. In such a context, the cultivation of vines is very practiced and wine is one of the main products that Brusnengo has to offer, a particular and unique wine, as Filippo Barni of the homonymous farm explains, producer not only of Bramaterra and other local labels, but also of the fine Mesolone and a delicious passito wine, Cantagal. (1)
Quella del bottonificio F.lli Bonfanti è una lunga storia lastricata di preziosi bottoni e di raffinate fibbie, che ha avuto inizio nel primo dopoguerra a Torino. Era il 1948 quando Walter Bonfanti fonda la sua azienda coinvolgendo nell’ impresa tutti i suoi fratelli ed avvalendosi di una volenterosa ed eccellente manodopera locale. Nel giro di alcuni anni i bottoni Bonfanti si guadagnano il giusto riconoscimento delle migliori sartorie e case di moda italiane del tempo. La Fratelli Bonfanti, forte dei propri risultati, conquista nuovi mercati esteri portando il “Made in Italy” oltre i confini nazionali facendo si che circa il 75% del fatturato sia realizzato grazie all’esportazione. Francia, Germania, Spagna, Portogallo, Inghilterra, Svezia, Svizzera, Russia, USA, Cina, Giappone, Brasile ed altri paesi diventano il nuovo mercato della F.lli Bonfanti. Dalla Madreperla al Corno per arrivare sino ai metalli pregiati ed alle resine chimiche ogni singolo bottone viene realizzato con la stessa cura, la stessa passione e la tradizione di un tempo. Sempre in linea con i dettami delle tendenze moda e con le esigenze dei clienti. La terza generazione della famiglia è costituita da Chiara e Serena Bonfanti, figlie di Mario, che dotate della stessa passione di famiglia per l’innovazione hanno immaginato e realizzato, in collaborazione con l’artista torinese Paolo Gillone in arte Jins, una nuova collezione di bottoni. Questa è la storia della famiglia Bonfanti giunta con orgoglio alla terza generazione, “con la folle illusione e la modesta certezza di essere riusciti a costruire qualcosa”, come racconta Mario Bonfanti.
From Chris Bangle’s Big Benches, now a symbol of the Alta Langa, comes the BIG BENCH COMMUNITY PROJECT (BBCP) initiative, to support local enterprise, tourism and craftsmanship in the towns that host these out-of-scale installations. BBCP is a no profit initiative promoted by the american designer and his wife Catherine, Clavesana citizens since 2009, to unite the creativity of the Chris Bangle Associates S.r.l. design team with the craftsmen of this area of Piemonte. BBCP activities – strictly no profit – include both technical support for those who wish to construct offi-cial Big Benches, and collaboration with prominent local craftsmen to create products inspired by them, that may constitute a small contribution to the local economy and tourism, in the spirit of positivity that the Big Benches bring to this area. The change in perspective due to the size of the bench makes one feel like a child, able to be amazed by the beauty of the landscape seen through new eyes. The bench in less then a year became a local attraction for visitors to the area. Chris Bangle: «It is a great lesson in the use of contextual innovation. We are so obsessed by discovering new things that we often deny ourselves the interesting feeling of experiencing well known things but in a different context».
Ben Pentreath’s architectural and interior design studio has established a powerful reputation across a variety of disciplines. From master-planning and urban development, to private houses and playful interiors, our small and close-knit team works to create the best – whatever the scale, size, scope and budget of a project. Above all, we love designing places that work beautifully for the long term, and feel right for place. Our architectural and masterplanning practice works on projects at every scale – from large new urban developments to individual private houses. Whatever the size of project, we apply the same principles to all our work: an understanding of scale and proportion, intelligent care and attention to detail, and the creation of buildings that feel timeless and appropriate to place. Above all, we take real pleasure in every stage of the design process.
Benedetta Cibrario scrittrice italiana nata a Firenze, ha vissuto in diverse città italiane, prima di arrivare, con la famiglia, in Piemonte. Si è laureata in Storia e Critica del Cinema con Gianni Rondolino, con una tesi su Michael Powell e Emeric Pressburger. Sposata, con quattro figli, per esigenze familiari e professionali ha iniziato a dividersi ripetutamente tra l’Italia e l’Inghilterra. Gli anni delle trasferte all’estero sono stati determinanti per Benedetta Cibrario, che ha iniziato a raccogliere materiale per un romanzo incentrato sul tema del rapporto tra individuo e storia, mettendo a fuoco non soltanto temi che torneranno nei romanzi seguenti ma anche sperimentando tecniche di scrittura più o meno esplicitamente suggerite dagli anni di studi cinematografici. Esordisce nel 2007 con un romanzo pubblicato da Feltrinelli, Rossovermiglio, che l’anno seguente si aggiudica il Premio Campiello e viene pubblicato in diversi paesi europei. Nel 2009, invece, esce Sotto i cieli noncuranti (Feltrinelli), premiato con il Premio Rapallo Carige 2010. Negli anni successivi seguono il romanzo breve Lo scarnuso (Feltrinelli, 2011) e Il rumore del mondo (Mondadori, 2018). Benedetta Cibrario, autrice impareggiabile nel raccontare epoche e personaggi, ha scritto il suo più recente grande romanzo, "Sotto cieli noncuranti", in cui la forza di una giovane donna e di un'epoca gloriosa e affacciata positivamente sul futuro trovano il loro equilibrio. Un libro pieno di storia, di bellissimi personaggi a tutto tondo e di una gioventù impegnata a cambiare il mondo. Come ci ha detto l'autrice, un romanzo che è "una macchina del tempo che azzera le distanze". In questo romanzo (“storico”, come si diceva) in cui non mancano precisi riferimenti ad avvenimenti, luoghi e personalità che abbiamo studiato sui libri di scuola, quello che colpisce è il bisogno dell’Autrice di rendere verosimili non solo nei modi, usi e costumi tutti gli innumerevoli personaggi del libro, ma il volerlo fare in maniera certosina anche nella scelta dei nomi, talvolta a lei suggeriti da lapidi, o da giornali e cronache del tempo, e dunque appartenuti a persone realmente esistite, che tuttavia Benedetta Cibrario trasforma in altro da sé, come fa con la protagonista, Anne Bacon: personalmente, trovo che questo omaggio a dimenticate persone di un lontano passato, il volerle riportare alla vita sia pure solo nella finzione narrativa, sia un gesto di commovente finezza. L’Autrice è ben consapevole che le circa 750 pagine del romanzo impongono al lettore, anche al più veloce e disciplinato, una tempistica severa, ma ha voluto ugualmente correre il rischio di risultare anomala pubblicando un libro “lungo”: la verità è che al Lettore, alla fine, rimane la voglia di sapere ancora, e ancora, e ancora che cosa succederà e credo sia anche questa una virtù, non certo scontata, del libro. Infine, non manca la morale della favola, alla quale il Lettore arriva spontaneamente, per logica deduzione, senza forzature di tipo alcuno: “Dove c’è emancipazione femminile, c’è anche l’emancipazione di un Paese”.
Benedetto Camerana, architect, landscape painter, Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urbanism, after his studies he continued his theoretical research working on the integration between architecture and landscape, in the direction of a clear-cut “green architecture” environmental, both as Director of the magazines “Eden. The design research is directed to technical and formal innovation through the constant implementation of a concrete environmental commitment, with the experimental use of innovative technologies and natural energy-saving systems, and the integration of them and the natural element in the project.
Our wine is the reflection of our values. When you pour some of it into a glass, stop to observe the purple waterfall that slips into the shining crystal, feel the scent that emanates, raise the glass and, moving it under the light, appreciate its ruby highlights. Bring the wine to your lips and savor. The sun, the earth, the wind between the vine leaves, the bunches, the ancient tradition, the hills ... THE WINE, that since 1896 our family produces.
Ilaria Boeri becomes architect with a Master's Degree Thesis in Architecture, for the Sustainable Project at the Polytechnic of Turin, for a proposal of natural ancient paths on the layout of the medieval roads still existing on the territory of Costigliole d’Asti. Passionate about her territory, she specializes in Bio architecture, collaborates with various entities and develops a deep experience and knowledge in the field and of natural construction sites. Her passion is the Langhe and its historical buildings with special sensitivity to the Unesco landscape and its natural and oenological resources.
Beijing, alternately romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. Beijing is an important world capital and global power city, and one of the world's leading centers for culture, diplomacy, and politics, business and economy, education, language, and science and technology. As one of the six ancient cities in China, Beijing has been the heart and soul of politics throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore the city's ancient past and exciting modern development. Now it has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, with about 140 million Chinese tourists and 4.4 million international visitors in a year.
Saint Mark’s was the city’s chief monument, temple of civic life as well as of religious faith, bearing witness to the greatness of Venice. For about one thousand years it functioned as Ducal Chapel, coming directly under the Doge who nominated its Primicerius, with episcopal authority, and as State Church under the supervision of the Procurators of Saint Mark. It has always been the church where the Venetian people and government have held their highest celebrations. In 1807 Saint Mark’s became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice and the city cathedral thus closing its thousand years of ducal history. hen thinking about Saint Mark’s Basilica, the first images that come to the minds of many people are those of the mosaics and their golden backgrounds. More than 8000 square metres of mosaic cover the walls, vaults and cupolas of the Basilica. Essentially Byzantine in its architecture, the Basilica finds in the mosaics its natural integrating element. The mosaic decorations were developed through some 8 centuries of the Basilica’s history.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution. Today is the capital and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The Boston area's many colleges and universities, one among all the famous MIT, make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical center of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the de jure capital of Belgium. Besides the strict center, it also covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders, famous for its antique fabrics and painters. Today, although the seat of the European Parliament is in Strasbourg, most of the activities of the parliamentary committees take place in Brussels, while the general secretariat of the institution is in Luxembourg. The Edinburgh summit in 1992 and the Amsterdam Treaty in 1999 sanctioned this state of affairs.
Banca della Calce specializes in the use of lime for the creation of the highest quality materials; the company proposes itself as a reference point in the development and distribution of knowledge of technologies related to this material with very ancient origins but with a "green" and sustainable future.
Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island north-west of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Bora Bora is located on a dormant volcano island, set on one of the most beautiful and crystal-clear lagoons in the world, coloured in a million shades of blue. Known for gorgeous luxury resorts and numerous adventurous activities, it is one of the northwestern islands that make up The Islands of Tahiti. The vast motu of Bora Bora’s white-sand beaches lined with coconut trees encircle the emerald lagoon that’s populated with myriad fish and multicoloured corals. The tallest point is the breathtaking Mount Otemanu at Bora Bora’s centre. It’s easy to understand why this little 15 square mile island is revered as one of the most intimate and idyllic vacation destinations. Every 50 minutes, flights to Bora Bora from Papeete and Moorea are available through Air Tahiti for those looking to island-hop.
Patrizia Gioia's aim is to bring to life the ancient art of fresco through workshops, student lectures, website and a video. The workshops, often held at medieval festivals throughout Italy or at universities, expose viewers and students to all aspects of fresco creation. April 2013 Bottega dell'Affresco was registered in the European Consortium of Historical Re-Enactments, C.E.R.S.
Bruna Tatafiore continues her research on the union of different materials for the production of clothing and accessories. This creative path begins by drawing on paper with pencils and crayons, then bringing the creations on the fabric or painting or using scissors, threads and sewing machine, using colored ribbons, velvets, silks and anything else has awakened her curiosity.
The Federighi 1926 spa has its roots in the textile and household linen sector since 1938. The entry into the company of the two sisters, Mariangela and Claudia Federighi, in the early 2000s, marks the beginning of the Blanc Mariclò project; Mariangela and Claudia finished university studies enter the family business and winning the initial resistance create a project in which they blend their stories, passions and intuitions, creating a line of shabby chic furniture of great personality and success.
Superga, Soperga in Piedmont, is one of the highest hills (672 m asl) of Torino, which rises east of the city center, on which the basilica of the same name is built .The Basilica is dedicated to the Madonna delle Grazie, whose wooden statue is kept in the Chapel of the Vow. You can also reach it with the Sassi-Superga cog railway, about 3 km long, using the original wagons of 1884.
For 700 years the Frescobaldi family has combined tradition, experience and innovation with creativity and the pursuit of excellence. The family has always looked to develop and celebrate the diversity of Tuscany’s terroir. Being proud owners of some of the greatest vineyards in this region they have always sought to maintain the identity and autonomy of each property. FRESCOBALDI represents the true diversity of Tuscany and its six estates, are all located in the most suitable areas for the production of fine wines. Donna Bona Frescobaldi is the continuation of all this with charme, intelligence and care for the traditions and art.