The Facebook group we established during our years in Florence going strong and has now reached 2,500 members! The goal of this group is and always has been three-fold
“Tappeti di Segatura Colorata” are beautifully detailed “Rugs” that are hand created using colored sawdust. Twice annually they adorn the streets of Camaiore. This month the event is being held on June 17th & 18th. The process is amazing and the results incredible, and they work through the night to achieve them! See the video below
How much does anybody need? Without Bound: Perspectives on Mobile Living seeks to answer this question through testimonials from people who voluntarily live “off the grid” in any form of vehicle or mobile home. Noting that 47% of the average American’s take home pay is spent on housing, the film focuses on the imbalance of freedom versus comfort in modern
A must watch for all of those trying to figure out how to “be here now”. A beautifully put together and thoughtful piece. I watched it twice in two days and got more out of it the second time around…We look forward to part 2 promised to follow soon…Your comments after viewing this film would be much appreciated!
The notion of evolution and “natural selection” put forth by Darwin in the late 19th century is often taken for granted as truth. Of course, we have often seen Darwin’s theory refuted from a religious perspective… But what about from the perspective of science itself? This thought-provoking documentary
Mixed-Media Workshops: Working with a variety of materials to create one-of-a –kind pieces is a great way to unlock your creativity. Even if you are not an experienced artist or craftsperson, collage and other types of mixed-media techniques are fun and easy to learn,
Financially speaking, there hasn’t been a better time for North Americans to visit Italy or to buy Italian products directly from Italy, since the Euro became the official currency in 2002. As of the writing of the blog entry in late January, 2017, the Euro and the US dollar are nearly paired at 1.07. That, combined with the fact that
Highly recommended! The Cosmic Giggle is a documentary film that explores the human energy field and its effects on reality, perceived and otherwise. Naturally as human beings, we are connected to a vast wealth of information in our environment, but due to social conditioning towards a fixated attention, this perception becomes veiled.
Unique biopic about Yogananda, author of “The Autobiography of a Yogi”. In the 1920s, he brought Hindu spirituality to the West. This tells the story of his life and influence on yoga, religion and science, combining re-enactment, interviews, and verité. Trailer:
In Italian folklore, La Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5). On the evening of January 6th, the Befana Witch is burned in effigy, ending one cycle and ushering in the next. This video captures that event and briefly explores its meanings. A Glasshaus production. Filmed in
Our Little Corner of Paradise. The Glasshaus Creative Studio can be found in the bustling hill-town of Camaiore, Italy. Located in the coastal region of Tuscany, this spectacular area offers a wealth of riches: the Apuan Alps, Mediterranean beaches, charming hill towns nestled among forested hills… truly breathtaking.
Isolabona is the next village down from Apricale; each year they host a fascinating Antichi Mestieri crafts market featuring locals in period costume. The setting is truly old world, including a blazing bonfire in the middle of the main piazza, around which every is gathered. This year the event is held over three days: Dec 24th, 26th and January 7th.
A fascinating look at the philosophy of materialism and idealism! And while this is certainly a science based documentary, I appreciate how it leaves room for the mystery of the unknown, the spiritual. “This documentary examines the latest scientific arguments for the existence of a cosmological creator, including the simulation hypothesis, information science, quantum intelligence, rare-earth theory, etc. Appearances by
A BRILLIANT discussion! Bruce is a cellular biologist who is the author of “The Biology Of Belief” and “Spontaneous Evolution”. He talks about his life, his work, and how he sees the predicament of the human race. Full interview: