While aristocratic Pompeians are frequently subject of exhibits on the ancient Italian city, Pompeii instead focuses on bringing exhibit attendees into the everyday lives of Pompeii’s common people before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Valentine’s Day calls for chocolate, and this recipe for a small but satisfying ultra-chocolaty cake from Butter Celebrates!, the latest cookbook form Vancouver’s Butter Baked Goods, does the trick whether you’re sharing it with someone or not.
Determined to liberate bonbons from their “guilty pleasure” status, San Francisco native Ben Tseitlin began making chocolate in 2009, using ingredients that left him feeling good post-indulgence.
Robot? Pshaw. Anyone can build one of those. But how about one that can feel?
Picasso in Private: Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso is an assortment of Picasso’s work from his granddaughter’s private collection that includes 187 pieces from each decade of his career.
Twenty-nine-year-old South African artist Lorraine Loots creates eight by ten millimetre portraits in which anything can be recast as a tiny delight, from a Malayan tapir calf, to a National Sea Rescue Institute boat, to a stellar jet streaking across the Grand Nebula.
There’s nothing wrong with chocolates, roses, and prix fixe meals, but jewellery may just be the most resonant nonverbal expression of love you can buy.
When considering the fact that we spend a third of our lives asleep, it seems reasonable to allow oneself to get a little “type A” about the quality of our rest.
“I’ve always been really inspired by lingerie–it’s this personal, hidden layer that has played such an important role in shaping women throughout history,” says Christina Remenyi, founder and creative director of Toronto-based lingerie company Fortnight.