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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.