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A New World version of an alimentari in Vancouver

Sunday, 17 February, 2019

“Channeling the effortless elegance of historic Italian interiors, and offering an eclectic selection of Italian culinary delights, Caffè La Tana in Vancouver is a revamped, New World version of an Italian alimentari, a small, family-owned grocery shop that you can find in most Italian neighborhoods,” declares Yatzer

La Tana was designed by the Vancouver studio Ste. Marie and the idea is of a “den”, which in Italian is loosely translated as la tana. The den here is that of the cunning fox, la savio volpe, and the cunning fox happens to be the mascot of Ste. Marie’s creative director Craig Stanghetta. (Photo: Ian Lanterman).

La Tana


Swarms of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 1 Comment

The impossibly gifted Raffaello D’Andrea is a Canadian/Italian/Swiss engineer, artist, entrepreneur and professor of dynamic systems and control at ETH Zurich. He’s taking the concept of autonomous flight and propelling it beyond the popular perception of drones into areas where no one has gone before. What could one do with a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters? It’s hard to say at the moment, but we can now begin to think about the use of such technologies.

Raffaello D’Andrea spoke at TED2016: Dream, a week-long conference about ideas that took place from February 15 to 19 in Vancouver.