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Giusi Mastro: Italian Architect ‘Born Into Art’
“I have always been aware of my creativity, since I was very young,” says architect Giusi Mastro, “but the day that one of my favorite teachers told me‚ ‘Giusi, tu sei …figlio d’arte’ meaning you are ‘born into art,’ I at last felt validated.” Giusi Mastro was born in Grottaglie, in the region of Puglia, Southern Italy. Her father and grandfather were ceramists; on her mother’s side were builders, and her grandmother was a famous seamstress.

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The Harold Restaurant: Our (Design) Miracles on 34th Street
This restaurant is now an ideal gathering place in the heart of Manhattan, yet started with a challenging site … where, together with the client, we made miracles happen.