Posts Tagged ‘ the world ’

Time Travel Tuesday: African Masks

September 6, 2011
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Yes folks, it’s time for another Time Travel Tuesday with the lovely Sara of Brown Paper Bag! This week’s topic is African Masks, something that I’ve been planning on posting about for a while now, so the timing is perfect! Sara found some incredible masks and writes a bit about their history and cultural...
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chill cats

September 2, 2011
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chilkat blankets!!! originally created by the tsimshian people of the pacific northwest coast & alaska, it was the tlingit that really adopted the style and started producing these blankets, which were quite expensive and indicated the high status and wealth of the wearer. with the flattened faces of animals, eyes, and natural forms, these precious...
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dirt chronicles: part 8

August 23, 2011
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even though sand isn’t dirt…this post still belongs in the dirt chronicles because you know what? sand is kind of like dirt. there are a lot of dedicated sand collectors out there and they deserve some love! sand from all over the world can be quite stunning in all the variety of shades, shapes,...
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happy diwali!

November 4, 2010
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today is diwali, the hindu festival of light! although every country and region celebrates in different ways for different reasons, it’s generally known as the celebration of the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and the inner, transcendent reality over all “real-world” obstacles. it’s kind of a mix of christmas and new...
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bojagi

October 16, 2010
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bojagi!!! what a fantastic word for a fantastic object! in typical quilt-like fashion, bojagi were made from leftover scraps of fabric or old clothes, but instead of providing warmth, they were used by the average korean to wrap and carry other objects. when used as a food covering, the backside was lined with oiled...
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happy indigenous people’s day!

October 11, 2010
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since 1992 berkeley has renamed columbus day “indigenous people’s day” in support of the world’s indigenous peoples that have suffered greatly under the europeans’ conquest of the new world. such incredible arts & crafts have come from these cultures, from the native americans, the aboriginal cultures of australia and new zealand, the berbers in...
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food nation

August 15, 2010
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YUM!!! delicious-looking flags made for the sydney international food festival last year. they must have left out the american flag made out of jello, spam, and ambrosia for aesthetic reasons. thanks eat me daily!
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munich marriage

July 10, 2010
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how could i forget one of the main reasons i went to europe– chris & ramu’s wedding! married at starnberger see outside of munich on june 6th, a magical fairy tale wedding on the lake with absolutely perfect weather! we spent the whole day celebrating with games, tons of food, drinks, DANCING and a...
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leon

July 1, 2010
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loving leon bakst’s fantastical magical designs for the ballet russes!!!
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the ultimate nyc KIOSK

June 20, 2010
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why don’t we have kiosks in america? the best part about convenient shopping in europe is the kiosk–a small stand on every corner or even in the middle of nowhere with a broad range of small items for sale. stamps, cigarettes, sunglasses, candy bars, condoms, whatever! when i was in new york, nick pointed...
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