Frida Kahlo was a gifted Mexican artist who would articulate her life experiences into some of the most luminous and haunting images of the twentieth century. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was born on July 6, 1907, in La Casa Azul, a traditional Mexican wrap-around home – painted a deep blue with red rim – at the corner of Londres and Ignacio Allende Streets in Coyoacán, Mexico City.
Café Yeonnam-dong 239-20 is an artistic eatery in Seoul, South Korea, that quickly became an online hit thanks to its innovative and cute decor. The small yet cozy café looks like it’s straight out of a cartoon immersing patrons into a bizarre two-dimensional world.
The bustling Mexican capital with the long and layered history and nearly 22 million people is one of the most populated cities in North America and one of the world’s largest metropolises. Here is everything you need to do during a 48-hour visit in Mexico City.
In 2006, Blake Mycoskie first learned of the Alpargata shoe worn in Argentina since the 14th century. Inspired by its story, he created his first product – a commercial variation of the rope-soled, canvas-topped original.
From Frida Kahlo’s colorful Mexico City home to Claude Monet’s punchy kitchen inside his property in the village of Giverny in Northern France, The Vale Magazine offers you a glimpse into five extraordinary residences where some of the world’s most celebrated artists drew their inspiration.
In his recently published book, titled “The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries,” Italian photographer Massimo Listri invites bibliophiles to a wonderful photographic journey to some of the most extraordinary libraries in the world.
Joseph August, Justine Bennett and Andrew Uhlhorn are the creators of “Joshua Tree Acres,” a peaceful five-acre oasis located only a few minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA. This growing village of vintage Airstreams is the ideal travel destination for those who love stunning mountain vistas, open skies, Joshua trees and star gazing while on vacation.
Located about 8 miles north-west of Dąbrowa Tarnowska, 5 miles west of Olesno, and 50 miles east of Kraków, Zalipie, also known as “The Painted Village,” is a lovely small town in Poland famous for its beautiful floral painted homes.
Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer garden home for the Vicens family in the village of Gràcia in Barcelona, Spain, Casa Vicens is the first remarkable project of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852 – 1926) and one of the first buildings to pave the way for the Art Nouveau (Modernisme) movement in Catalonia and Europe.
“The Favourite,” a strangely touching and outrageous period dramedy filmed at Hertfordshire, England, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz, is the latest project of Greek artist Yorgos Lanthimos that will serve as the opening night film during the New York Film Festival (NYFF) on September 28, 2018.
Surviving twenty-first century beauty-spots in the English countryside don’t have to be hidden away, or difficult to reach, to be genuinely appealing and intriguing. There are surprising gems to be enjoyed not far off the beaten track… The Staffordshire Moorlands is just such a jewel; a prime example of a rolling English rural landscape, bursting with charm and history, yet minutes from the city of Stoke and a major highway.
From Victorian style buildings and cobblestone paths to higher education and cutting-edge innovation centers, this slice of New England is a United States’ knockout gem. To make the most of your trip to Boston, Massachusetts, we’ve pulled together a few suggestions so you can be sure to see everything you want into a long weekend or short trip.
Earl Moran, Peter Driben, and Billy DeVorss are some of the 20th-century’s highly regarded illustrators, credited with defining feminine beauty in America from 1942 to 1955, providing exceptional works of Pin-up art for the colorful covers of Robert Harrison’s girlie magazines.
For her latest series, titled “Muses,” Hawaiian-born visual artist Christy Lee Rogers created large-scale radiant images of ethereal figures, wrapped in colorful fabrics, submerged in illuminated water and photographed at night, aiming to expose “the vulnerabilities and beauty of the human body in an underwater setting.”
The “Mothership Space Net Penthouse” is an impressive, intricate, and sheerly wacky installation hovering at 400 feet above the Utah desert in Moab, USA. Hand-knitted from 14,000 feet of colorful cordage, the spider web-like art-piece was installed over a three-day period during the Thanksgiving week of 2014 by the “Moab Monkeys.”
New Jersey poet Neil Ellman has published over 1,200 poems – many of which are ekphrastic and based on works of modern and contemporary art. He has interpreted diverse works from Kandinsky and Matta to Banksy and Basquiat.
Pottery and ceramics are enjoying a revival in England. It’s early days, and it’s patchy, but there are some gloriously green shoots of renewal, investment, and public support. A visit to the Staffordshire Potteries opens up the history of this important industry and demonstrates why it thoroughly deserves a resurgence. And this year is the ideal time to visit, as they are marking 40 years since the last giant bottle oven was fired…
Hugging the corner of Goethe and Dearborn streets in Chicago’s mainly residential Gold Coast Historic District, “3 Arts Club Café” is a stunningly beautiful oasis inside an over a century old establishment.
Selfie culture, media craze, and over-reliance on technology in a society sliding into a state of general decadence are some of the hot-button issues Los Angeles-based artist “Thrashbird” is keen on exposing through his art.
Most people strive to be healed while few actually strive to be healthy. How do they differ? The root words for “healed” and “healthy” are identical – both stem from the Old English word “hale” (being whole, sound or well). Though the terms are related, their meanings differ.
Despite the physical challenges accompanying top-notch ballet dancing, and the audience’s lust for perfection, ballerinas appear tireless, weightless and ethereal. Although years of training are required for their flawless performances, the key is found in their dancing shoes.
“Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy” exhibition, which will be on view from September 18, 2018, through January 6, 2019, on the 4th floor of The Met Breuer in New York, USA, aims to unravel the long-existing suspicion between the government and its citizens in the Western world, focusing on events that took place the period between 1969 and 2016.
Perched on a mountainside and overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru, South America, the transparent luxury capsule bedrooms of The Skylodge Adventure Suites offer a stunning evening view of the Milky Way and a dramatic 300-degree morning spectacle.
In the heart of an unspoiled Greek island, an Athenian woman has made her home and built a richly multi-national cultural hub. In this unspoiled agricultural region, where mountains meet the sea, numerous nationalities rub shoulders and enjoy the authentic charm of Greek entrepreneurialism, creativity, and hospitality.
Acne vulgaris, affecting over 85% of adolescents and nearly 50% of people over age 25, is the most common disease in the Western hemisphere. Recent studies show that a high-glycemic diet is the primary determinant of the acne epidemic as evidenced by the physiology of pimpling.
An ambitious London exhibition, entitled “Michael Jackson: On the Wall,” is running through October 21st, 2018, at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in the UK, to highlight the enormous influence of the “King of Pop” on popular culture.
Eminent British portrait photographer Donald MacLellan gives a repeat performance of his first highly acclaimed retrospective exhibition “Faces From the Past” this September. And, typically for him, it is to be staged at a regional gallery, chosen to bring art out of the city and closer to gallery-goers in the English provinces and countryside.
Between the Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos in the Aegean Sea, the ocean has sculpted a fantastic 98 square mile rock in which time keeps on rolling at its own pace. Ιkaria, known as the birthplace of the ancient Greek god of wine, religious ecstasy, and theater Dionysus, has gained worldwide attention for its local people’s extraordinary longevity, attributed to their hedonistic attitude to life.
The keto (ketogenic) diet is the ultimate medicine for treating insulin resistance, cancer and obesity. When food is consumed responsibly, the body can fuel itself with fat rather than sugar; thus achieving the ketotic state beneficial to hormonal balance, anti-aging and weight loss in women aged 45 to 65. The keto diet can also prevent breast and other forms of cancer due to its richness in anti-oxidizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial elements.
The Giacometti Foundation celebrates the exceptional talent of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) at the new Giacometti Institute, which officially opened its doors at 5 Rue Victor Schœlcher in the 14th arrondissement, in Paris, France.