food. family. life.

what i was reading… 5.august.2013

Felice Lunedi (Happy Monday!) to you all. Check out my fresh off the presses “what i was reading…” feature today. Send me your comments and let me know what you like, what you are reading and sharing:

1. FOOD. I am always reading articles that speak to sustainable product use and items in our construction industry, consumer goods, and even clothing. I am well aware of the issue of thriving and sustainable food for our world, an issue that becomes more relevant as the intense debate continues on climate change and the possible increasing risks to our environment’s ability to grow and sustain.

This article from the Horti-Alliance, an international group offering support with worldwide knowledge and experiences to improve farm growers and farmers businesses, discusses a scientific approach to focused, sustainable farming programs, livestock cultivation and food protection. This group is focused on the basic health and longevity of crops and livestock production that fill, not only our needs today, but ultimately our food needs for many generations to come.

2. MUSICA. Here’s a music favorite of mine, a super-talented musician, Maxx Berkowitz who also happens to be Merri Klar’s son, a long-time fabulous friend of mine. He is part of a recently launched new band called Twin Wave. A perfectly self-described psychedelic pop outfit based in Brooklyn, New York who produces a unique mix of vocals and sounds that I find simply “wonderful for the soul and mind”. Their newly released single “I’m Sold” is currently featured and I just love it! Check out their official website and Facebook page and like and follow them for future releases and live performance information.

3. FASHION. Me and my girls adore the Swedish-based fashion clothing retailer, H&M. We have a store located here in Naples, Florida but have always wished for an online application… well, we got our wish! H&M officially launched it’s online store August 1st and we are thrilled to be a part of this new feature. If you are not familiar with H&M, check them out here and see why we love them so much (great finds, great prices!). Refinery29, a great fashion site I have followed for years, featured an article on this new launch, read about it today.

NOTE: An additional feature to H&M’s online launch? A link to H&M Home which is only available online!

4. ART. As you may already know, I love to combine my passion for art and food as often as I can, so imagine how excited I was to find this article in ArtNews featuring table dinnerware designed and created by contemporary artists. I love this idea and I would personally love to collect a variety of these artist’s dinnerware pieces and put on a food and wine gathering using a mix of their works. Pretty cool, right? I must be off now to research and find more of these art-influenced tableware and kitchen accessories.

I wish you all a very happy Monday and start to this new month of August. Don’t forget to look for my new weekly post coming your way this Thursday.

“It is not true we have only one life to love, if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives we wish” — S. I. Havakawa

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