Inspired by an exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art tracing the affinities between primitive and contemporary art, Naïla opened a gallery showcasing limited-edition and unique jewelry by contemporary artists and sculptors alongside ethnic works.
"Some monks even developed a spiritual view of tea, equating tea service with Zen Buddhist practice; this is evident in the text of a 14th-century hanging scroll, 'Poem on the Theme of Snow'..."
"Throughout its history, tea has been a prevalent theme in the visual arts — tea-related scenes embellish ceramics and textiles and form the subject of paintings and drawings, and all manner of vessels have been fashioned for its preparation and presentation."
The best homes in Paris — from those with swirling Art Nouveau ceilings to those with Modernist glass walls — are seducing the world’s wealthy again, after a lull in demand last year. But while the London market for the finest homes came to an abrupt halt in 2008, in Paris the changes were less rapid. Now both...
"Rice is surely one of Asia’s greatest gifts to the West. It was probably first introduced to Europe after 711 A.D., when the Moors invaded Spain. Not until the mid-fifteenth century did Spanish farmers plant the variety called Arborio on the Po Plain in northern Italy."
"Judith was an Old Testament heroine who seduced Holofernes, a general who was oppressing the Jewish people. After plying him with drink, she cut off..."
"For many people, homeopathy can be the last, best hope for ending allergy symptoms without side effects. Unlike the medications you mentioned, homeopathy can actually change the way your body responds to allergens..."
"The wind in Xiaguan, the flowers in Shangguan, the snow on Cangshan Mountain and the moon at Er'hai..."
Rabbis and other Jewish leaders began picking up on the theme about five years ago. Sinai Temple in Westwood is among several dozen synagogues nationwide that have embraced...
The key project of modernism as of the early 20th century was the
achievement of a society that would be more humane and contemporary.
New residential forms were to be created and cities were to be
totally different in appearance. What became of that utopia?
Until the late 19th century, herbs were not merely plants with flavours that helped to make food more appetising but a divine gift for the treatment and prevention of illness, especially so in isolated places...
"Loving is repair, and it is constructive and God-like: It is the source of new life that extends divine creation and keeps God’s Image in the world...kabbalists believed that when done properly the unification of man and woman through sexual intercourse is a holy act that mirrors the unification of God."
"Standage begins with the invention of farming and how the ability to grow food led to the rise of cities and modern society."
To take a mini-retreat at work, you first have to set aside a certain amount of time -- it could be 15 minutes or 45 minutes -- and develop a routine...
"Using properly prepared and high quality milk thistle products, may be helpful in preventing and eliminating gall stones; reducing cholesterol levels while improving the “good” kind; in cirrhosis and psoriasis..."
PBADS represents three hundred exhibitors, each selected for quality handwork design in art jewelry, glass bead making, gold and silversmithing, lapidary, textiles...
These guys make some of the greatest wine in the world and it would be foolish to dismiss their methods as simply some hippy fringe...
The skin is a primary element of photochemical and metabolic processes. It brings oxygen and sunlight into the body through a thin, supple, outer layer that absorbs...
Here, where the language to the uninitiated seems a difficult-to-pronounce alphabet soup of K's, X's and Z's, world-class restaurants and their passionate chef-owners cluster in and around the beautiful town...