Every coffee shop claims to have the freshest and best coffee, whether it is brewed from organic beans or not. There is an entire sub culture based off this little bean, and each shop carries different brands that claim to be number one in a field that is so vast that each unique civilization has a different take on the multiple varieties of this one bean.
Organic coffee is one of the most popular trends in the world of coffee at the moment, partially due to the fact that there is a drive that is quite popular for going green and everything the entails. White Cloud Coffee is a perfect example of this, offering up gourmet and organic coffees to satisfy whatever the café drinker might desire.
One of the newest innovations to, thanks in part to the commercial influence of Internet coffee websites, are the clubs that many java… Continue reading
The culture of Poland is closely connected with its intricate 1000 year history Its unique character developed as a result of its geography at the confluence of various European regions. With origins in the culture of the Early Slavs, over time Polish culture has been profoundly influenced by its interweaving ties with the Germanic, Latinate and Byzantine worlds as well as in continual dialog with the many other ethnic groups and minorities living in Poland. The people of Poland have traditionally been seen as hospitable to artists from abroad and eager to follow cultural and artistic trends popular in other countries. In the 19th and 20th centuries the Polish focus on cultural advancement often took precedence over political and economic activity. These factors have contributed to the versatile nature of Polish art, with all its complex nuances. Nowadays, Poland is a highly developed country; however, it retains its tradition.
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I did not know much about Polish pottery until we started to sell it as a retailer. My wife has had pieces for years, but I guess I never really paid attention to it. I know I’m a guy, and I should probably be looking at sports equipment or tools; but this pottery is really nice. The artistry and colors are beautiful and many of the pieces are great to display in your home, and make a beautiful collectible which can be passed down as an heirloom for generations! The pottery is lead and cadmium free, and safe to use in the microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer. Best of all, it’s affordable and functional! Cooking in it is excellent and with its nonstick surface its better than using a Teflon coated pan (ok, I now sound like I really know what I am talking about!).
This pottery has been around… Continue reading
Poland and Everything Polish: The Modern Look
Let’s talk about everything Polish: culture, food, fashion, modern brands, as well as Polish heritage, and travels in Poland.
Poland is a country that has changed tremendously in the last two decades. As economists point out, it is one of the largest economies in the European Union, and the only one which hasn’t suffered from the last recession. Economic development is accompanied by changes in many other fields, including Polish culture, fashion, lifestyle of contemporary Poles, and even food, and restaurant scene in Poland.
As a country with long and interesting history, Poland has a very diverse and fascinating tradition, habits, and heritage. From Polish folk art, such as paper cutouts (wycinanki), to Polish traditional food, such as world famous pierogies (Polish dumplings), kielbasa (sausage), and vodka. However, there are also many other things that are typically Polish, and equally, or even more,… Continue reading
Should I Invest In Contemporary Art, Gold, or Fine Wine?
It’s not easy to decide whether you should invest in contemporary art, gold, or fine wine, especially if you’re just starting. Ideally, it’s a good idea to have an investment portfolio as diverse as possible, yet that’s also hard to do when first starting.
Invest in Gold If You Want to Protect Your Assets
Generally, investments in gold are not thought to have that much potential to bring in loads of money right away, but are rather regarded as ideal investments for protecting your possessions. Gold has been, is, and will continue to be for years to come highly valuable. So individuals wishing to withstand economic turmoil can convert their assets into gold, knowing that the price of the precious metal is unlikely to decrease substantially. Gold is considered a fairly safe investment, its value being constantly on the rise,… Continue reading
Amazing Hand Painted Eggs – Popular Folk Art Form of Russia
The old traditional art form of Russia is magnificently colourful and unique in its characteristics. Russian folk art has enhanced the life of local people for many centuries and still people use them as antique handicrafts to decorate their homes. Painting eggs in Russia is an ancient as well as popular Easter tradition. It is also called Pisanki derived from the Slavic root pisa which relates to writing.
The custom of making hand-painted eggs is countless centuries old. The delicate art of painting eggs is passed down from mother to daughter, generation after generation. In Russian folklore, the painted egg is the metaphor of sun and lightening and the symbol of renaissance in spring.
Selecting the prized eggs
The artists select the largest and whitest eggs from the most prized layers. Black beeswax taken from the hives in autumn… Continue reading
How are Popular Culture Arts Represented in Today’s Society?
Spinning Pop is an artistic and conceptual exploration of contemporary social issues in terms of the popular culture arts. Spinning Pop records daily reflections on the issues and events of the day from the viewpoint of an artist and citizen. These recordings are portrayed through distorted figurative imagery. The figurative imagery represented in many paintings and digital collages for this project, are metaphoric of contemporary pop culture and events from a popular culture arts perspective. The initial material is sourced from a mix of personal photography and found images from the global community.
Over the past century and a half, with the exponential availability and use of the photographic image, particularly now in its digital form, visual imagery has become an integral part of our daily life. Almost everyone of all ages in developed countries carry a camera of some sort… Continue reading
First of all, I must say that Poland is a place where many cultural events happen. I live in this country almost 25 years and I can’t say that I am bored and don’t have idea what to do with my spare time. It’ s because throughout the years big Polish cities organized a bunch of festivals. Their range vary from smoky jazz sessions and students days to serious classical music performances. There are also all kinds of folklore and sailor festivals. Probably thanks to them Poland hotels have so much visitors Poland tours just to see this beautiful country with its best cultural events (and take a chance to have cheap holiday to Poland). These are the most important three festivals.
One of the oldest is Wratislavia Cantans, an international music and fine arts festival organized in Wroclaw since 1966. It’s creator was a conductor, director of Philharmonic and… Continue reading