1. 12+ Great Things to do in Netherlands in June
Summer is coming, so it’s time to check out some of the great things to do in the Netherlands in June. There are a lot of outdoor stuff, in addition to English theater, art fairs, music festivals and an electrifying show. You have just seven days to visit the magical Japanese garden at Clingendael Park in the Hague which only opens its doors eight weeks in the year. Instead, the Pinkpop festival will take place on Pentecost this weekend: Saturday 3, Sunday 4 and Monday, 5 June, at the family home of Megaland at Landgraaf. ARTZUID 2017 offers a 5k open air sculpture route along the streets of Amsterdam Zuid and he has concentrated mainly on Dutch abstract sculpture of the post-war period.
2. 5+ Fast Facts You Need to Know about Gilbert Baker.
After hand-dying fabric eight different colors, Gilbert Baker created the rainbow flag that would become a prominent symbol of pride in the LGBTQ community. Google is celebrating what would be Mr. Baker’s 66th birthday with an animated doodle. Mr. Baker huddled in the attic of a San Francisco gay community center in 1978 to create the flag. They dyed the fabric and sewed the original flags, which included eight colors at the time that represented different aspects of their community. The original colors were hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet. They represented, respectively: sex, life, healing, the sun, serenity with nature, art, harmony, and spirit. There are only six colors on the modern day gay pride flag.
3. An embroidery that “jumps out of the page”: Sheena Liam’s Art.
Artist and fashion model Sheena Liam creates beautiful embroidery art with a three-dimensional touch. Liam embroidered art presents women with sliding hair. Each portrait is created using black thread, culminating in a collection of works reminiscent of simple yet exquisitely rendered line drawings. As a nod to traditional craftsmanship, Liam uses an embroidery circle to complete each invented piece. In some cases, the hair of numbers also extends beyond the frame, bringing the artist’s tendency to challenge the limits and limitations of conventional craft. From the French braids to disordered sandwiches to long ponytails – each piece has a different hairstyle that cascades on the canvas in the most graceful way. Keep on scrolling to check them out!
4. 50+ Fabulous Raw Vegan Desserts You Need in Your Life
Maybe you’re thinking of eating crude and lighter foods but, when we talk about sweets sometimes it’s difficult to give up the goodness of what’s often bad for us. Now no more because just try these fabulous desserts raw vegan. Fresh, clean ingredients, unattended and unexpected! Are you tired of using the oven, facing the heat and waiting with your fingers crossed, hoping everything will take place as expected?
These 50 recipes are really easy to prepare and are rich, decadent, satisfying … exactly as they should be desserts, but with no added bag of delicate and processed ingredients.
5. Victoria & Albert Museum celebrates the Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga with the exhibition “Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion”
Cristóbal Balenciaga commands special reference in the fashion world. The Spanish couturier operated the most exclusive, expensive atelier in Paris for 31 years, introducing designs- among them the baby-doll dress, the sack dress, the balloon hem- that changed the way women dressed. As editor Diana Vreeland said: “For 20 years he was the prophet of nearly every major change in silhouette”.
A new exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, inaugurated on Saturday 27th, traces his influence with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.