Memories are made of this
Look around your origins - places, neighbours, household utensils - and you will see the unique local identity. To me, Thai art is perfect for Other elements are done in indigo and adorn white ceramic coffee mugs, plates, vases and wall clocks," he ...
August 8, 2015
The Grow-Light Blues
The old Carl would have smiled and thanked him, but his thanking utensil, connected inexorably to his face, was broken. He had the paralyzed . The paint on the cubicle wall behind Carl's head, which collected the light when he wasn't sitting there ...
June 15, 2015
Johnson has no idea that she received a fine-arts degree from the University of Michigan, and cannot describe a single art work that she has made, though she recognizes her style when she encounters an old piece. Such debilities can . A decade ago ...
March 23, 2015
'Wet' Origami Artist Turns Damp Paper Into Gorgeous Sculptures
Hoang Tien Quyet has been folding paper since he was a little kid. The 27-year-old origami artist from Vietnam uses a lesser-known technique called wet folding to create sculptural animals, mythical creatures and flowers. Pioneered by the late origami ...
May 18, 2015
Soak up the Ethiopian flavors at Ayda restaurant in Loma Linda
Ayda Ethiopian Restaurant serves its food on platters covered with injera bread. (Photo by Dorene Cohen). By David Cohen. Posted: 03/25/15, 11:25 AM PDT | Updated: on 03/25/2015. # Comments. Coffee beans are roasted by hand at Ayda Ethiopian ...
March 25, 2015
9 Household Items To Start Reusing This Earth Day (And Never Stop!)
Want to try an eye-opening experiment? Today, keep track of how many times you place a piece of food or product packaging in the trash. If your trash habits are anything like the average person, you'll notice quite a few trips in just one day. But what ...
April 21, 2015
From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona
Predictable politics: Close races in which opposing parties nearly split seats can lead to ineffectiveness (case in point: the federal government). That doesn't happen here, . We like our sunrises and sunsets right where they are on the clock, so ...
May 15, 2015
Loma Linda is rapidly becoming an ethnic restaurant mecca, and now the Inland Empire can boast the addition of its only Ethiopian restaurant: Ayda. The dining room catches lots of afternoon sun, and the gold tablecloths and yellow tiled walls add to the bright upbeat look. There’s also a silver spoon clock on one wall, which is a fun reminder to diners that those are the only utensils you will encounter at this restaurant. Ethiopian food has a reputation for being fiercely hot, resulting from the liberal use of chili powder and a fiery spice blend incorporating chili powder called berbere. Here at Ayda, the spice mix is not as fiery as at many Los Angeles Ethiopian restaurants, allowing the spice flavors to shine through. Whatever dish you order, a large circular piece of injera and additional injera is served in a basket. You pull a piece from the basket large enough to hold between your thumb and the next two fingers, reach down into the array of dishes with the piece partially folded, then scoop up a portion of the dish and deposit the whole thing into your mouth. It’s a very sensual style of eating, and encourages conversation as everyone is reaching into the communal food.
The Jews of Iraq, one of the oldest diasporas in the world, realised they had no future, and ten years later, departed en masse to Israel. "The year 1941 was one of the most tragic years in the life of the Jews of Iraq. It was a year of quick changes in the political, economic and social relations between Arabs (Muslim and Christian) on one side and Jews on the other side. "As a child who lived in the modern Jewish quarter of al-Battawiyyin inhabited by upper middle class in Baghdad, I was a pupil of the Al-Sa'doon Exemplary School. I was one of three Jewish pupils who studied there among majority of Muslims. "A few days after the defeat of the Iraqi army in its war against the British army at its bases in Habbaniya and Sin al-Dhubban, Jews were attacked in the streets. their houses were marked as Jewish by anti-Jewish organizations, and I was able to narrowly escape being lynched by my Muslim and Christians colleagues at my school. "On 31 May, 1941 after the defeat of the Iraqi Army against the British in Iraq, Radio Baghdad announced that the next day, the Regent and the.
L.L. Bean preps for new season of big sales for iconic boots
Just in case anyone missed the memo ... “I have a pair and I’ve worn them during New York Fashion Week,” said Christina Binkley, The Wall Street Journal’s fashion columnist. “I got a lot of compliments on them.” The boots, with leather uppers ...
August 16, 2015
The Starck reality of travel
His Kartell Louis Ghost chair and Tic Tac wall clock, his subversive Flos Gun Lamp, his kitchen utensils for Alessi ... (nanotechnology protects the inside and out of the bags and cases from dirt and bacteria); the strategic location of wheels, pockets ...
August 15, 2015
Gertrude’s Scottsdale Mmasters the ingredient-driven menu
In the case of Gertrude's Restaurant in Phoenix ... and a private room houses the coveted Chef’s Table. There, a glass wall can be fully retracted to allow an interactive experience with the Chef or closed for an intimate dining experience.
August 14, 2015
Latest Readings’ and ‘Sentenced to Life’, by Clive James
We all live with the knowledge of mortality, with the sound of the clock ticking. But for five years now the clock ... And so he goes enjoyably on. The style of these pieces is pared-down and reflective. Fragments of autobiography are scattered through ...
August 14, 2015
Back to the Future: a personal view of the state of cinema-going in Northern Ireland
A similar story in many of our various modern cinemas – Omniplex being among the exceptions – where movies are joylessly thrown onto the wall of a box-like room with ... in a theatre-style room, shown at a distance from your seat so you can see the ...
August 13, 2015
10 high-tech grooming gadgets you need right now
Even its charging methods are impressively different: either place it in a glass you plug into the wall (along with your toothpaste) at home or into a travel case you can charge ... while they're great on a five o'clock shadow they usually come a cropper ...
August 13, 2015
Pekara Bakery's Croissants and Croi-Nuts: French-Inspired Farmers' Market Pastries
We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight ... Pekara specializes in an old-world European baking style, with twenty bakers working around the clock to hand-make everything from ...
August 13, 2015