Click image for Slideshow. A visit to the mountain village of Casoli di Camaiore. Known as the “paese dei graffiti”, but in this case the graffiti are real works of art to be admired for their completeness and sophistication. Casoli is just a short drive from our town of Camaiore. Dedicated hiking trails lead to sheer mountain cliffs,
A 4-day Beginner level workshop with glass artist Tim James and jewelry designer Lily Morda. Price Includes: 12-hours of instruction in the ancient art of Glass Bead Making (lampwork) 3-hours of Jewelry Design instruction (using the beads you made) 4-hours of additional practice time at the torch (optional – offered after lunch)
Glass Art Workshops in Tuscany We offer professional glass bead making (lampwork / flamework) lessons in our Camaiore, Italy studio. Classes are taught by glass artist Tim James. Classes are listed below. On-site accommodation is also available in our Casa Siesta guesthouse. Join us!
“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.