You never know when and how a seemingly trifle will affect the politics or economies of countries. Here, for example, fruit. With Rodari, they generally do politics personally, with the help of the revolution, but in real history, politics takes place, rather, around them. Fortunately, only occasionally. Not very nice to depend on fruits.
Lemons, Mafia and Stalin
Lemons were not a very popular fruit for a very long time. They were added a little to baking and made lemonade from them, but in general, these fruits were not very valued until it was proved that lemons in the diet of sailors prevent the development of scurvy. Since trade was very much tied to maritime routes, the demand for lemons skyrocketed. Continue reading
On June 8, the world celebrated Ocean Day, and many artists dedicated various events to this holiday to draw attention to the problem of ocean conservation. Someone focuses on the beauty of the flora and fauna of the ocean, someone focuses on the pollution of its plastic and oil.
Portuguese artist Vanessa Barragao manually creates huge rugs with a nautical theme. To do this, Vanessa uses several techniques at once – and crocheting, and knitting, and felting, and tufting, and embroidery. Thus, from pieces of fabric and thread, she creates whole tapestries that look like the bottom of the ocean, especially coral reefs.
“Coral reefs are an integral, complex organism, the heart of the ocean, in which every organism depends on another,” Vanessa says. Continue reading