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I banchi: pane al pane
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I banchi: pane al pane

In the heart of Ragusa Ibla, Ciccio Sultano, a Sicilian celebrity with two stars, with Giuseppe Cannistrà, offers a place for social interaction where the first thing one notices is the aroma of bread and its accompaniments: scacce, tomasini and sfincioni, but also tempting baccalà with veal tripe...
Data Pubblicazione: 11 July 2017

Ciccio Sultano, who has two Michelin stars for his Duomo restaurant at Ragusa Ibla, opened I Banchi – Pane al Pane in 2015, together with sous-chef and partner Giuseppe Cannistrà, in the 18th-century Palazzo Di Quattro.

Restored by Fabrizio Foti, who has conserved the old stone feeding troughs and enlivened the spaces with works by local artists – first of all, Giovanni Robustelli – as well as a large slate bearing a musical staff with tiny objects, thoughts and snapshots in place of the notes of the score.

The place seats 70 guests, mingling with the others who drift from other tables (including that of the chef). Open from 8.30 to midnight, I Banchi, the counters divided into theme areas, are a cross between a putia (store) for bread, a pastry shop, cafe and grocer’s (with products of the Ciccio Sultano brand: from Ragusa pecorino to Piacentinu cheese from Enna, handmade pasta to traditional bread and tomato sauce), a trattoria (tasting menu or a la carte, also with takeaway treats) and wine cellar, a place for breakfast, lunch, snacks, aperitifs and dinners.

In short, for years Ciccio wanted to do “something casual and smart” with respect to the prize-winning Duomo, offering cuisine that would be “erudite, happy, proud, but not gourmet, not in vogue” (from maialino in porchetta to spaghetti with butter and anchovies), something that gravitates around “olive oil, salt and wheat,” just like life.

An amiable gathering place where artisans, artists and professionals can meet to eat and drink, think and invent.

(Olivia Cremascoli – ph. By Alberto Ferrero)

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Pondered Comfort
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Pondered Comfort

Mario Milana proposes a seat for physical and mental wellbeing during the FuoriSalone
Data Pubblicazione: 10 July 2017

To design the spirit. In the pragmatic sense of adapting the design of an object to a particular function, connected with a religious or meditative practice, like that of the ancient discipline of yoga.

An object whose meaning and function allude to the possibility not only of relaxing using ancient techniques, but also of getting connected, or reconnected, with a higher plane.

Ideal for exercises that ease tensions in the mind and the body, the chair designed and produced by Mario Milana, a versatile architect with offices in Milan and New York, concentrates on a particular asana, with a seat that can be shaped to ground the user, offering perfect physical and mental balance.

Of course the materials are the best ones nature can supply: khadi cotton, natural tulipwood, copper with its curative properties.

Milana, a student of Karim Rashid, after working in the latter’s New York studio for many years, focuses in his activity as a designer and architect on Osvaldo Borsani’s idea of application of mechanical technology to furnishings, tempered by a fundamentally artisanal approach that relies on the high quality and manual skill of the great Italian tradition, balancing rigorous basic geometry with the more organic and sensitive aspects of materials.

(Patrizia Catalano)

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Inhabiting technology
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Inhabiting technology

Samsung unveils the new FamilyHub refrigerator
Data Pubblicazione: 23 June 2017

Samsung FamilyHub is an appliance equipped with IoT (Internet of Things) technology, offering new ways of organizing provisions, online shopping, cooking and connections.

Available in the four-door version and combined with IoT technology, it revolutionizes the classic idea of the fridge. The central feature is a Full HD 21.5” touch display, a digital control center for the connected home, which uses the Tizen operating system to offer revolutionary technology, services and applications never seen in a refrigerator before.

Food Experience for better food management: three built-in cameras make it possible to check on supplies directly from a smartphone.

Entertainment: FamilyHub provides playlists and programming through Spotify and TuneIn, web navigation, sports news and TV shows, through the TV Mirroring function (compatible with Samsung Smart TV).

Family Communication: say goodbye to pen and paper. FamilyHub lets you use the display as a digital slate for writing or coloring, posting photos or sharing info with the whole family.

Smart Home: like all Samsung connected products, the FamilyHub refrigerator is also an extremely dynamic platform, in constant evolution, that makes use of all the potential of the IoT services of Samsung.

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A new school for Cascia
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A new school for Cascia

1987-2017 Ghost 30th Charity Dinner: a new school for Cascia
Data Pubblicazione: 23 June 2017

A great outcome for the charity dinner organized by Fiam, Biesse Group, Fondazione Mediolanum: 70,000 euros donated to Fondazione Rava N.P.H. Italia for the reconstruction project for kids in the zones struck by the earthquake in Central Italy.

The Charity Dinner Una nuova scuola per Cascia welcomed many guests and partners, who contributed to raise funds for this solidarity project.

Not just the telling of the incredible story of Ghost, of the excellence it represents and the cultural and social commitment of the company, but also the tale of a project that goes beyond a 30th anniversary because it reflects the values and care Fiam puts into its relationship with the territory.

The designers who work with Fiam were aspect to take part, each with the creation of two Ghosts in the Mini version, reinterpreted and decorated by hand with colors selected by Cini Boeri.

One of the two was auctioned off, with proceeds going to charity. The other becomes part of the permanent collection of the private museum of glass of Fiam Italia.

See the benefit auction of the Mini Ghosts at www.charitystars.com/minighost

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