Celebrate the timeless art of tea with our special edition, Tea Pleasures. You’ll find inspiration for putting together elegant tablescapes, brewing the perfect beverage, and creating an atmosphere of hospitality for your guests. We also present eight gorgeous themed teas with accompanying recipes for traditional scones, sweets, and savories. Buy your issue today! http://www.hoffmanmediastore.com/victoria-1/victoria-tea-pleasures.html
Milan Sprouts Exotic and Beautiful Pavilions for Expo 2015
For a pavilion sponsored by the Chinese real-estate company Vanke, architect Daniel Libeskind designed a sinuous 8,600-square-foot structure that evokes a curled dragon. The slumbering beast of a building is clad in more than 4,000 shimmering red metalized ceramic tiles. Inside, an exhibition designed by Ralph Appelbaum Assoc. presents a forest of bamboo scaffolding supporting 200 video screens that tell stories of food and shared meals.
Female Dancer, 2nd century B.C. Chinese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1992 (1992.165.19) | A quintessential example of early Chinese sculpture, this ceramic figure illustrates the artist's achievement in conveying a sense of motion in a still object. #OneMetManyWorlds
Parthian Glazed Pottery Amphora, 1st-3rd Century AD A striking, wheel-made ceramic vase of a classic amphora form. The beautiful turquoise glaze presents lovely craquelure, its color, largely due to the presence of copper oxide in an alkaline base in the glaze, was most likely made to imitate Chinese celadon ware.