5 Artists Exploring The Sculptural Possibilities Of Bread

Bread was inexorably linked with the formation and proliferation of early human societies. From the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, where wheat was domesticated, cultivation spread north and west, to Europe and North Africa, and east towards East Asia. This in turn led to the formation of towns, as opposed to the nomadic lifestyle,…

A History Of The Persian Rug

With a history spanning more than 2,500 years, the art of carpet weaving in Iran was initially born out of necessity. Pragmatic coverings, these textiles were created to insulate the temporary homes of nomadic tribes people, placed on the ground to provide protection from cold temperatures and moisture. Over the centuries, the skill of carpet…

What Makes The Perfect Tortilla Española

The tortilla, one of Spain’s most iconic dishes, is eaten across the country for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Evolving from its dryer ancestor to a version with a melt in the middle centre, this popular style of tortilla is the variety you will find on the menu at the newly launched London restaurant Broken Eggs….

On Art’s Fascination With Ice

The ephemeral quality of ice has long fascinated cultures and artists through history. Though the earliest civilisations of Canada and Greenland began to build snow shelters some 4000 years ago, the first known instance of ice being used in a decorative way is believed to have occurred in China. During the 17th century, fisherman working…

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